Well, that was fast! On Monday night, Skype finally released their long-awaited native iPad app, only to “temporarily” remove it from the App Store almost as quickly as it appeared, “to ensure your best Skype experience.” Were you one of the lucky ones to grab it?
More than two months after being yanked from the App Store, the controversial free iDOS app that allows users to run an emulated version of the DOS prompt has resurfaced. The app, which reappeared earlier this morning, has come back missing one key feature, the capability to use the file-sharing tool built into iTunes. In previous versions, this allowed users to add executables such as a a full-blown Windows installer and effectively turning the iPhone and iPad into nearly workable PC emulators.
Per CNET News, developer Chaoji Li has included six shareware games from classic gaming company 3D Realms as well as built a simplified game launcher that will load up any of those titles without the user having to enter commands on the virtual keyboard. And for die-hards who want to use the full real estate of the screen, the app now supports Bluetooth keyboards, though this only works in text-based games according to the documentation.
If there's one thing we've learned from watching episodes of "Intervention" oh Hulu, it's this: you really don't take a user's drug of choice away, not even as a joke. A bootleg iOS-comptaibly version of the gaming phenomenon appeared and just as quickly disappeared on the App Store this morning, all signs pointing to developer Notch requesting for the file to be removed.