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Bookworm now available in the app store for $.99

Posted by Drea Avellan Categories: Games, PopCap Games, $0.99

Bookworm iPhone gamePopcap Games’ popular word puzzler, Bookworm,  is now available on iPhone and iPod touch for the low price of $.99. The game, previously set at $4.99, is at a reduced priced due to the release of the new Bookworm game—Bookworm Adventures Volume 2. Bookworm is also available for Mac, PC, and other smartphones.

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Bleeding Edge TV 313: Sonos Controller 200 CR200

Tom Cullen of stopped by to give us a first-hand look at the new Sonos Controller 200 remote control. A marked improvement over the original Sonos Controller 100, the CR200 is a full touchscreen device that allows you to interact with music from a vast amount of sources and services, both on your network and from the Internet, with relative ease. We give you a look at how it all comes together in this episode.


Space Invaders Infinity Gene released amid praise

Posted by Brandon Gribin Categories: Games, $4.99

Taito just released a new version of the classic video game Space Invaders on the App Store, called Space Invaders Infinity Gene.

The game begins with a familiar screen - your ship versus a hoard of familiar, white aliens that are slowing traveling down the screen. But before you know it, things start changing - this isn’t your 1970s arcade title anymore. As you progress in Infinity Gene, the game evolves based on attributes like your score and length of chained kills.

The game also features a music mode where your own music is used to create a level. How’s that for innovation??

Excellent reviews have started popping up on the internet and it sounds like we may have one of the best iPhone game here. It’s going for $4.99.

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Apple releases iPhone OS 3.1 beta 3 build 7C116a

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

iPhone OS 3.1 beta 3 7C116a

Hey developers, Apple has just released iPhone OS 3.1 beta 3 build 7C116a, and it’s available now in the iPhone Developer Portal now. The download is 307MB. iPhone SDK 3.1 beta 3 build 9M2808 is also available immediately, with different versions for Leopard and . Get to downloaded, and let us know what you find!


Klipsch Image S4i earbuds with iPhone and iPod controls

Klipsch s4iIt has been a while since we covered a product, but the company just announced the new Image S4i, “an in-ear headset that combines the company’s acclaimed sound performance and amazing comfort value with a unique in-line microphone and remote.” 

It’s designed for and iPod users, and features Appleā€™s advanced three-button microphone and remote system that can handle voice and/or music controls.  By the way, the Image S4i works seamlessly with the iPhone 3GS, and the latest releases of iPods.  It is also compatible with the Apple VoiceOver feature on the 3rd gen iPod Shufle, so you can hear the name of the playlist, song, or artist. 

The Klipsch Image S4i is planned for release in August, at a price of $99.99. 

Read More | Klipsch Press Release

Barnes & Noble named exclusive e-book provider for Plastic Logic eReader

Barnes & Noble Plastic Logic eReader

Barnes & Noble has just announced that they’ve formed an alliance with and that they’ll be the exclusive eBookstore for the Plastic Logic eReader device. This is a definite play at , as the Plastic Logic eReader is definitely being positioned as a competitor. Up until now, many wondered how the Plastic Logic eReader would compete in a world where Amazon sold both the device and the content, and now we’ve got our answer. If Barnes & Noble pushes the Plastic Logic eReader in stores as their e-book reader of choice, the Plastic Logic device just may have a shot after all.

In related news, Barnes & Noble has also announced a brand new eBookstore. It is available now, and is currently compatible with the , , , Mac and PC. Even better, if you install the app and sign in, you get six free eBooks right off the bat. No, you don’t get to choose. The six titles are:

  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Dracula
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Little Women
  • Merriam-Webster’s Pocket Dictionary

Still, free is free. Full release after the break.

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Apple releases iPhone OS 3.1 beta 2 build 7C106c

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

iPhone OS 3.1 beta

Hey developers, Apple has just released iPhone OS 3.1 beta 2 build 7C106c, and it’s available now in the iPhone Developer Portal now. The download is 320MB. iPhone SDK 3.1 beta 2 build 9M2804 is also available immediately, with different versions for Leopard and .


OmniFocus for iPhone 1.5.1 feature list, now available

OmniFocus for iPhone 1.5 for iPhone has just been updated to version 1.5.1. While that number ma give it the appearance of being a minor update, there are actually plenty of additions, changes, and fixes. Here’s a look at the more important ones:

  • Nearby remembers whether you last used Map or List view.
  • Added settings for whether the app badge counts overdue actions, due soon actions, both, or neither.
  • You can assign locations to contexts by editing the nearby list.
  • Fixed a bug where the map sometimes wouldn’t recenter after launching directly into Map view.
  • Fixed some bugs in the Sync Settings interface.
  • Removed “mailto” from the Send Feedback email address.
  • Cleaned up some animation transitions with the item title on the details screen.
  • Image attachments now display on a black background.
  • When selecting a start or due date, you can now tap multiple times on the Day, Week, and Month buttons to increment the date further.
  • Updated the interface for repeating actions. Repeating actions now distinguish between repeating on a fixed schedule (“repeat every”), starting again some period after completion (“start after”), and becoming due again some period after completion (“due after”). Please note that OmniFocus 1.6 for Mac only supports “repeat every” and “due after”; the “start after” option is coming to the Mac in v1.7.
  • Fixed sorting in the All Actions lists.
  • Fixed a bug with restoring the top-level All Actions view state during launch.
  • Inline browsing now works with “Http” URLs, not just “http”.
  • Fixed a bug with unselectable attachment rows.
  • Contexts once again show a section header between subcontexts and actions.
  • Fixed a bug where toolbar buttons could disappear after syncing on the Settings screen.
  • Disabled attachment editing while recording or playing back an audio attachment.
  • Fixed a potential crash in the Repeat screen.
  • Improved the margins of the title field on the Title & Note screen.
  • Fixed a bug where entering a note for a new inbox item could lose your item title.
  • When filing an action or project, the Move screen once again indents items to indicate hierarchy.
  • Copying an action now places its task XML, its title (as text), and its omnifocus: link on the pasteboard. You can now paste a link from one task into the notes of another task, then click on the link to switch over to the linked item.
  • Added support for pasting more types of images into attachments.
  • Fixed a number of layout issues in the experimental landscape mode. (We’re not quite ready to enable this by default yet, but definitely getting closer!)
  • Fixed some crashes and other bugs with the experimental undo support. (Undo is also still a work in progress, so it’s also disabled by default.)

Of course, you’ll find OmniFocus for iPhone in the App Store, and the 1.5.1 update is available now.

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Apple putting cameras in iPod touch, iPod nano?

iPod touch 3G camera

It looks like cameras may be coming to the and lines, if these case designs are any indication. Manufacturers over in Asia are starting to leak case designs for the next refresh of the iPod line-up, which will happen in September more than likely. As you can see, the iPod touch case design includes a hole for a camera that would be at the top-center of the device, right next to the Wi-Fi antenna. On the iPod nano case, which you can see after the break, you’ve got a space for a camera on the top corner.

According to TechCrunch:

One of our sources in Asia say that Apple has placed an order for a massive number of camera modules of the type that they include in the iPhone. These are inexpensive cameras, in the $10 range. And the size of the order, our source says, means they can only be used for one thing - the iPods.

Could be making a play to become to top mobile photo and video recording device manufacturer with the next refresh of the iPod? That just may be the case, and it would be a smart move. With the huge numbers that the iPhone and iPod lines sell, Apple would shoot to the top of services like YouTube and Flickr in terms of which device was used to shoot the media that is uploaded.

As an aside, last year, case designs were leaked that gave away the new form factor of the iPod nano, weeks before it was officially announced by Apple. We can still take this story with a grain of salt, but I think all signs point to “Yes” on this one.

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Mili Pro LED Projector for iPhone/iPod touch

Mili Pro ProjectorPlug your iPhone/iPod touch into the Mili Pro LED projector and it will increase an image or video on your tiny screen to 5 to 70-inches with a resolution of 640x480 and 10 lumens of brightness. The portable clamshell has a built-in dock and speakers, and VGA and AV ports can be utilized for external sources. The Mili Pro will arrive for all this September.

Read More | Phonesuit

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