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by Maura at Aug 18, 2010
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With the first Top Gun iPhone game already proving to be such a massive success, Paramount has decided to release Top Gun 2 for the iPhone/iPod touch sooner rather than later. As with the first game, Top Gun 2 offers action-packed air-to-air and air-to-ground combat with dynamic level design and plenty of high-flying thrills and spills (although hopefully not too many of the latter!). In the all-new arcade-style shooter, players get to take control of US Navy jets as they attempt to navigate intricate environments. Using the accelerometer, players will learn how to perform all-new high-speed defensive maneuvers and offensive strikes.

Some of the new features that fans can expect to enjoy in Top Gun 2 include more jets and more weapons, which is always a good thing! Players will now have three state-of-the art combat aircraft to choose from: the F/A-18 Hornet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the F-14 Tomcat, each with fully upgradeable cannon and missile systems.

As well as standard-issue Sidewinder missiles and Vulcan cannons, each jet has unique offensive and defensive capabilities, with the F-14 featuring Metal Storm offense and Afterburner defense, the F-14 offering Missile Barrage offense and Shield defense, and the F/A-18 featuring Smart Bomb offense and Flares defense.

The gameplay is designed to keep the player always on the edge of their seats, with surprise attacks aplenty and enhanced AI capable of multiple attack patterns and evasive maneuvers. You can also expect to engage in some fierce boss battles to ratchet up the intensity even further.

Top Gun 2 is set across seven unique theatres of operations (including outer space!), against not just enemy fighter jets, but also enemy armor and helicopters.

Technically speaking, the game boasts full-screen anti-aliasing, shader effects and enhanced specular and particle effects. Or in other words, it’s going to look really awesome!

No release date as yet, all we know is...
by Maura at Aug 18, 2010
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Video-sharing site Vimeo has just announced that it has updated its video embed code to what it calls “The Universal Player.” Essentially what this means for Flashless iPhone and iPad owners is that when you try to watch a Vimeo video, it will now automatically detect that you are accessing it from a browser that cannot use Flash, and will then determine the optimum player for your browser. Great news for every iPhone and iPad owner who gets frustrated by clicking on an enticing-looking video and getting that infuriating “you need to download the latest version of Flash” message!

Although Vimeo had actually started providing the option to watch videos in HTML5 back in January of this year, up until this latest update, users who wanted to watch videos on their iPhone, and latterly their iPad, had to select the option manually. Vimeo promises that their new Universal Player will provide a viewing experience that is “as seamless as possible.” They also say that they have improved the player’s general performance, speeding up load times and smoothing out the stutters.

For those that want to embed videos, Vimeo says that the new Universal Player is now the default embed code, available by clicking on the embed button on any Vimeo video. If you have videos on your site using the old Vimeo embed code, you’ll need to either replace it manually with the new Universal Player embed code, or add a special Javascript “snippet” to your page to automatically upgrade the old code. You can learn more about that on Vimeo’s FAQ page here.

Source: Vimeo
by Maura at Aug 17, 2010
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Broadcasting & Cable reports today that ESPN has just launched iPhone/iPod touch apps for its five local sports web services, as well as its Passport app, which enables fans to upload photos and information during a live match. The free local apps give fans in Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York the chance to find out all the latest news, scores and information about their local teams, as well as featuring a number of extras, including GPS-activated local weather, stadium guides for all local professional teams, an interactive scoreboard, blog posts and tweets from local sports experts, live digital audio from ESPN radio, and access to local SportsCenter videos.

The ESPN Passport app, which is also free, encourages fans to interact with their fellow fans by uploading and sharing fan photos and posting and reading comments about the matches. There’s even a Leaderboard and ranking system so that you can compare how often you go to matches compared to other fans.

Source: Broadcasting & Cable, iTunes App Store
by Maura at Aug 17, 2010
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Mobile Entertainment reports today on an new PSP TV ad from Sony that makes fun of the iPhone as, wait for it, and make sure you’re sitting down, A GAMING DEVICE! Hilarious, isn’t it?! The ad shows famous PSP fan Marcus Rivers taunting an iPhone owner and saying that the iPhone isn’t for “big boy games” it’s only for doing stuff like texting your grandma, unlike the PSP which is all about the “big boy” games, I presume. So I guess that means that John Carmack, the man responsible for some of the greatest hardcore shooters on this planet, such as Doom, Wolfenstein and Quake, doesn’t make “big boy” games then? Maybe we were all dreaming last week when we saw that awesome tech demo of Rage, one of the most anticipated console shooters of all time, appearing on the iPhone 4 before any other console?

Even Duke Nukem is on the iPhone, for goodness sakes! Try telling Duke Nukem he’s not a “big boy” and you’ll be wearing your face on the other end of your body as quick as you can say “come get some!” And yes I know Duke Nukem isn’t real!

Don’t get me wrong, I love Sony and I totally love my PSP, I still play it all the time, but this ad is laughable and not in a good way! And yes I know the ad is supposed to make iPhone gamers mad anyway, so I guess it’s doing its job just as intended!

Source: Mobile Entertainment
by PhilSynowiec at Aug 17, 2010
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A few people we're suggesting I should make a video on how to get that different AT&T carrier logo up at the top in my status bar. It's really simple to do really you just have to open up Cydia and download "AT&T Carrier Logo iPhone 4" from the BigBoss repo. The repo should already be installed on your device so you have nothing to worry about. After you've installed, the phone should respring/restart, and you carrier logo should be changed.
by PhilSynowiec at Aug 17, 2010
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Now this a cool theme that you can use with your Retina Display. The theme is called GreyHD and it is free in Cydia. There is also a non-HD version of this theme for all of you other users. This theme gives you the opportunity of choosing your own wallpaper as well, so you don't have to be chained to the provided wallpaper that comes with the theme. Grey HD covers a lot of the great parts of your iDevice while allowing you to customize.
by Maura at Aug 16, 2010
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Now this really does look like a cool app! A firm called Logic Consulting has come up with an Air Drum App, a virtual drum set simulator for the iPhone 4. Gyro Air Drums is the first app of its kind, taking advantage of the iPhone 4’s vibrational gyroscope sensor to put the player in the centre of a virtual drum set.

The iPhone 4’s vibrational gyroscope, in addition to the existing iPhone accelerometer, allows the Gyro Air Drums to detect three-dimensional rotation, as well as device tilt.

Using the app, a multitude of drums are arranged at two vertical levels in a 300-degree setup around the user. Tilting the iPhone 4 upward allows users to hit the upper level instruments, the hi-hat, crash, and cowbell. Holding the device level enables users to hit the snare and toms, and pointing the device in any horizontal direction around the player brings differing drums into view as if the drum kit was actually set up around them. The app is currently available worldwide at an introductory price of $2.99. Looks like a lot of fun even if you’re not a drummer!
by JohnnyApple at Aug 16, 2010
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Boy Genius Report has broken some very interesting news today. The Verizon iPhone / Verizon iPad rumor train has picked up alot of steam lately. The most recent development comes from a block of source code in iOS 4 which queries the device to see if it's a CDMA iPhone or iPad 2. If it is either, it will auto-activate which allows it to bypass the need for iTunes. Code very similar to this has appeared in the past just before a major iPhone / iDevice release and then is removed right before launch. It simplifies the field testing since you can use the device without activating it.

BGR also reported that the platform code for the CDMA iPhone is N92AP and the CDMA iPad is N81AP.

This is some pretty solid information that we will see a Verizon iPhone and Verizon iPad in the future.

Don't forget, we have a sister site dedicated to the iPad at the following URL: iPad Forum

More info can be found courtesy of BGR at the following link: Both Verizon Wireless iPhone and next generation iPad about to hit field testing?
by Maura at Aug 16, 2010
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A story on via Gizmodo today might sound like science-fiction, but it’s very much science fact! CBS reports on a wireless personal health monitor called the Raisin, which has just been cleared by the FDA, and which is designed to help heart patients take their medication as prescribed. The company behind the Raisin, Proteus Biomedical, has come up with a way of putting edible microchips inside pills. Once a patient has swallowed the edible microchip in this way, a computerized skin patch worn on the arm will be able to instantly detect if medication has been taken on time, and then send a report to the patient’s iPhone via Bluetooth.

According to Proteus, the Raisin can also monitor how many pills the patient takes, as well as checking their vital signs, such as pulse, heart rate and physical activity. The information collected by the iPhone app can then be used for many different purposes, including charting medication errors and details of the patient’s condition, in order to provide an overall picture for the patient’s doctor. Proteus says that the device is currently only at the clinical trial stage, so there’s no telling when it will actually be available to the general public.

Source: CBS News, Gizmodo
by PhilSynowiec at Aug 14, 2010
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Glasklart is a cool theme for your newly Jailbroken iPhone 4. Glasklart offers a navy blue theme with a ton of customization of what you want. Unlike most themes where they make you enable the whole theme. Glasklart comes in with a little bit of extra kick. For this theme you need to download Glasklart Classic 4.0, if you are an iPhone 4 user you want to get Glasklart HD as well. Well, the theme is free in Cydia so enjoy!