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by PhilSynowiec at Dec 2, 2010
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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gChI07WEPMA]YouTube - New Page Transitions In Barrel Update for iPhone And iPod Touch - iOS Vlog 217[/ame]​

A few days ago I had a video on a new tweak called "Barrel". Barrel is $2.99 in the Cydia store and great tweak to have for any iDevice modder. The tweak basically changes the way your homescreen pages act when you are swiping through them. With the newest update, you get two new transitions that add a different animation to your pages. Check out the video for the way they act.
by Maura at Dec 2, 2010
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I love how Google always has silly names for their features, like Google Goggles, and Google Doodles of course! Google Doodles are the little decorations around the Google logo on the Google search page, often with a relevant theme celebrating a specific event. They have actually been around since 1998, but as the Google Mobile Blog explains today, the doodles have been almost exclusively featured on the desktop search engine, with very few on the mobile Google search page. That’s all about to change though, as the blog proudly announces that Google Doodles have arrived for iOS 3+ devices worldwide, and that from now on, virtually all of the desktop doodles will have a corresponding mobile version. To see one of the doodles on your iOS device, when they appear, all...
by Maura at Dec 1, 2010
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Cult petrol-head BBC TV programme Top Gear is coming to the iPhone and iPad according to Pocket Gamer, with a game called Top Gear: Stunt School, which is currently in development at Resolution Interactive, and is set to be released before the end of the year. The game marks the BBC’s return to the world of video games, also set to include a Doctor Who iOS game. While I’m sure Top Gear fans will be delighted with the news, let’s hope that the game is better than the BBC’s last attempt at handheld gaming , which Pocket Gamer reminds us was the less-than-stellar Fightbox for Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance, released back in 2004.

Top Gear: Stunt School sees the player taking charge of a fully customisable vehicle and driving it through 20 challenges, such as high...
by Maura at Dec 1, 2010
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Rovio has today launched a new Angry Birds app called Angry Birds Seasons, which is basically an expanded version of Angry Birds Halloween, with a new festive level added called Seasons Greedings. The new level is actually an Angry Birds-style countdown to Christmas, featuring 25 daily surprises for Angry Birds fans. And yes of course the Angry Birds are wearing cute Santa hats, and they’re every bit as angry as before, despite the fetching red head cosies and cute scarves.

The 45-level Halloween special edition is also included in the app, but has been renamed Trick or Treat.

by Maura at Dec 1, 2010
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Nielsen has published the results of a survey today that asked mobile users who were planning to upgrade to a smartphone in the next year which operating system they intended to purchase. The survey, which was carried out between August and October 2010, has thrown up some interesting figures, particularly when broken down according to age and sex. For example, Apple iOS smartphones came out on top with women, with 30.9% saying that their next desired smartphone OS was Apple iOS, with RIM BlackBerry coming in second with women at 23.8%, and Android quite close behind with 22.8%. For the males polled, Android was top, with 32.6%, with Apple iOS second with 28.6%, and RIM BlackBerry a long way behind in third with 14.9%.

As far as age is concerned, Apple iOS and...
by PhilSynowiec at Dec 1, 2010
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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VDlAoQUkcY]YouTube - Contact Pictures In SMS App With ChatPic - iOS Vlog 216[/ame]​

ChatPic is a tweak in Cydia to help personalize your device. It will allow you to have your contacts picture next to the SMS they send you. You can now see who is talking to you while you are in a text war, look at the face of your friend or enemy instead of plain text. Makes your device messages app look similar to iChat for Mac. A tweak to be used by those who like to get down to the last detail. Check of ChatPic in Cydia.
by Maura at Dec 1, 2010
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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbPh__WXBwE]YouTube - Driver[/ame]​

Gameloft has started off its month-long Advent Calendar promotion by giving Driver for iPhone/iPod touch away free worldwide on December 1. Gameloft’s version of the classic console game was released a year ago, and now boasts fully revamped graphics. In the game, you play the role of Tanner, an undercover policeman who is posing as a getaway driver in order to expose a national crime ring. There are 40 missions to undertake in four great cities – Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York – and by all accounts Gameloft’s version does a fine job of recreating the feel of the original game for your iOS devices.

New free games, exclusive content, game offers and other goodies will be...
by PhilSynowiec at Dec 1, 2010
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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mzn9Wrk7ss]YouTube - Pull To Refresh For Mail For iPhone, iPod Touch, And iPad - iOS Vlog 215[/ame]​

Pull To Refresh For Mail is a tweak you can find in Cydia for all of you email lovers. If you ever get a lot of emails, or just waiting for that next email in your conversation, this is a nice way to give your native mail app a tweak to still have a native feel. If you love Pull To Refresh in other apps such as Twitter or Facebook, this is perfect for you. Check of Pull To Refresh For Mail in Cydia for free.
by Maura at Nov 30, 2010
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AppleInsider reports today that Apple has updated the Game Center terms of service with an amendment noting that gaming invites that you want to send to friends will now include the real name that you have associated with your Apple ID, rather than your Game Center alias. Likewise if you accept a friend invitation, the person who sent you the friend request will be able to view your full Apple ID name. The new terms of service will come into effect next time you start the app, when you will be prompted to accept the new terms of service in order to access Game Center.

Apple Insider points out that this move is a step towards making Game Center more family friendly like the Wii, as it means that you can’t hide behind anonymity. On the other hand, it’s a move that...
by Maura at Nov 30, 2010
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Superstar Games’ Munkey Vs Ninjas is the tale of a classic miss-match – hundreds of stealthy, acrobatic, banana-stealing ninjas against just one monkey called, um, Munkey! You’d think that Munkey would be powerless in the face of such overwhelming opposition, but he decides to even up the odds by loading up on bombs! In the game, you get to play the role of Munkey as he throws bombs at the encroaching ninjas to stop them reaching his tree house and stealing the baby chimps.

The game boasts a unique and refreshing art style, beautiful graphics set in a lush forest, and addictive gameplay with multiple pick-ups such as Banana Power, Ninja Freeze and BIG BOMB. The ninjas have plenty of their own tricks in retaliation though, with climbing ninjas, dynamite ninjas...