I remember I used to think how perfect an episode of South Park would be if it were about the iPad, iPhone, etc. I feel like Futurama did its thing, and South Park is overdue on a hit towards Apple. An episode where they could make fun of apps, features, etc. I just think Matt Stone and Trey Parker(creators) could do a great job.
The above commercial mimics the style of the commercial used for the iPad. It shows old clips of the show and a few words with a white background... but this is not a South Park blog. =] Hopefully we will see some more Apple parodies in the upcoming years of our favorite shows.
Now this is a video you must stay tuned and watch. While not iOS news, this video does offer a cool concept made by Billy May, which shows a futuristic "Firefox phone". When you think this thing is out of features, it just comes at you with more. The video above is just amazing and also come in 3D if you have a pair of 3D glasses laying around.
One of the things that I really enjoyed in this demo was the Bluetooth headset that was used as a mouse clicker, that was just crazy. We also get to see projection of a keyboard and a projected desktop. Now if someone were to release something like this into the world, I don't think we would need actual, non-mobile, computers anymore. This whole concept would be really cool to see in a few years.
Either way, it's a great video to watch, it will amaze you, even if its not real.
Apple filed a new patent recently for a multitouch casing on their devices. This rumor has been around for a while starting with the multitouch bezel rumor.
This would be a great addition to all sorts of apps and features on the iDevice. Things like adjusting the volume on your device could be done. This would make it easy to do different gestures while your device is in your pocket. I'm sure game developers would have their own take on such a feature.
These patents keep reappearing in different ways, maybe we'll be able to see something of it soon. I'm guessing, iPad 2?
A charming little piece of nostalgia has hit the App Store today, with the release of Capcom's Mr. Bill. Some of you might remember that Mr. Bill was an iconic character who appeared on Saturday Night Live in the late '70s, early '80s. In the sketches, Mr. Bill would always come to a sticky end, either dismembered or crushed, as he screamed "ooooooooh nooooooooo" in his high-pitched voice! The same sort of humour is very much apparent in the game, as players attempt to guide the accident-prone clay character through a series of disaster-filled jobs run by his nemesis from Saturday Night Live, Sluggo. In his main job of human cannonball in Sluggo Big-Time Circus, players get to control Bill as he's shot from a cannon and sent soaring through the air. Tap the screen to make him flap his arms and stay airborne. Along the way he'll get to bounce of trampolines, dangle from balloons and get shot into the air by trained seals. All in a day's work at the Sluggo Employment Agency!
Mr. Bill features 28 missions spread across two different worlds, as well as two endless high-score challenge levels. Additional levels are also planned for future free updates, starting with Mr. Bill vs. Zombies, due out in time for Halloween.
Mr. Bill is available to download from the App Store for a reduced price of $0.99 for a limited time.
Capcom is holding another sale this weekend, for no real reason as far as I can see, other than that it's the weekend, yay! Eight games going cheap at just $0.99/£0.59 each. Probably the best of the lot, if you don't already have it, is Resident Evil 4, which takes a big price drop from its usual $4.99, so definitely a bargain. Classic action-platformer Mega Man II is another bargain, dropping to $0.99 from $2.99, while there are also a couple of other ''gather the family around the iPhone" quizztastic treats on offer in the shape of Are You Smarter Than A 5TH Grader? 2010, and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2010. Here's the list in full, courtesy of the official Capcom blog, complete with direct links to each game:
LSRotator is a useful tweak to those who find it useful, by that I mean it is not for everyone. If you enjoy having your device one step closer to a fully landscape iDevice, you can snatch this tweak in Cydia for $.99. If not, wait until Apple or someone on Cydia releases a full, landscape orientation, tweak for the iDevice.
So today, Sn0wbreeze 2.0 came out. I know I said there would be a video out on it but I decided against it. The whole process it takes to Jailbreak your device is just not worth it. SHAtter Exploit Jailbreak should be coming soon and will be much easier to do. Please, stay where you are with your devices now, do not update, attempt it if you know what you are doing.
Apple Insider contacted Google, asking if they have any word on the official Google Voice app. The Google spokesperson replied:
We currently offer Google Voice mobile apps for Blackberry and Android, and we offer an HTML5 web app for the iPhone, a Google spokesperson said. We have nothing further to announce at this time.
In the past few days we have seen Apple approve Google Voice apps into the App Store and a change in their guidelines. It is true that we have a web app for it, but now that they can be approved, lets see what Google's next step will be.
If you saw the video on FoldersInFolders, this may catch your eye here. FolderEnhancer is basically that, but a little tweaked up. You can see how it works in the video above, but basically it adds a lot of functionality to your folders, all in one. Some of the things you can do with this tweak; more than 12 icons in a folder, put folders inside folders, and many more.
Remember the days when we could only have 148 apps, haha. All these tweaks in Cydia are basically allowing our devices to have as many apps as we want. Hopefully our 16 and 32 GB models can keep up.
Ever since I've gotten my iPad and my beautiful iPhone 4, the first App I downloaded as soon as it was available was Netflix. Recently, this has become one of my most used apps in my daily life. I've been able to watch so many shows instantly; Family Guy, South Park, Lost, The Office, etc.
There is just a ton of shows in the watch instantly category that is compatible with iDevices and Computers. This means you can bring your iDevice to a friends house, or at a family meeting, sit back and watch some shows that will cost you at least $8.99 a month. Now that is not too much to ask after iTunes is asking $.99 TV rentals. These shows will be there forever as long as you have your subscription.
Monthly services aren't my thing, but not only do you have this variety of shows, you also have a movie section to pick from, and 1 DVD/Bluray (or however many you choose) sent you in the mail at a time! Seems like a deal to me for whoever loves movies and TV.