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Plants vs Zombies 2 launches in Australia & New Zealand

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of the game Plants vs Zombies 2, you may have been disappointed to find out that the July 18 release date has been delayed. And while release date delays are always a bummer, it definitely seems like PopCap is doing everything it can to make sure the game is ready as soon as possible. One major step the…

Sprint and Clearwire deal is complete

Sprint and Clearwire have been striking a deal for a while now, and that has all finally come to a close. According to a press release, shareholders have approved the deal, and it is now final. After the NASDAQ closes today, Clearwire’s stock will no longer be available for trade or purchase. This, and the Softbank acquisition of Sprint, will hopefully…

Samsung wants a new trial regarding “rubber banding” patent

13-07-08 Samsung Motion for New Trial or Final Judgment on ’381 Patent Samsung wants another try at the “rubber banding” patent, according to FOSS Patents. Apple won the trial against Samsung for the “rubber banding” patent here in the United States and in Japan recently, however due to a tentative invalidation of the patent here in the US, Samsung…

Dropbox launches “Datastore API” to allow third-party apps to sync data

One of the great promises of iOS 5 and iCloud at launch was the ability to sync app data. Sadly, with iCloud being a proprietary Apple service, most devs didn’t even bother. The issue primarily is that many game and app makers create programs for multiple platforms. And so, spending time, money and energy on making the apps iCloud-sync friendly doesn’t…

More leaked photos of budget iPhone and iPhone 5S appear

The budget or “cheaper” iPhone is all the talk recently, as is the iPhone 5S, what is believed to be Apple’s next generation flagship device. Well, more images of those colorful backs have appeared, as well as a part of what could be the back and sides of the iPhone 5S in the form of the same aluminum body as the current generation iPhone 5. When it comes…

Apple I signed by the Woz himself goes for $387,750

If you are a classic computer fanatic, you probably are interested in the Apple I; and if you aren’t, you shouldn’t consider yourself a classic computer fanatic, as this helped start the company that would go on to change the face of many industries. An Apple I, of which only around 200 were made (and around 30-50 still remaining), was just sold for…

1Password update rectifies iOS 7 beta issues

As many of you may know, 1Password suffered a fairly crippling onslaught of bugs when used in conjunction with the iOS 7 beta, a new update released today has been released to rectify those issues. Version 4.2.2 brings “many enhancements” for users running the Beta, which should really improve the 1Password experience on iOS 7. Whilst many apps are…

Tumblr for iOS updated with better searching and explore features

Social networking sensation Tumblr has updated its iOS app to bring much improved search tools and a new explore feature. Version 3.4 brings a much improved search experience. The new features centre around tags and blogs, so now users can search for specific tags and blogs, taking them directly to pages they’re looking for. Not only that, Tumblr’s app…

iWork and iLife apps for iOS show up on iOS 7 free downloads page

With Apple set to offer iWork for iCloud to its users a little later this year, speculation has been rising that the company could offer its iOS and Mac Apps free. After all, there’s little sense in offering a free cloud service, and charging for native apps for iPad, iPhone and Mac. Today, an interesting screenshot has shown up displaying Apple’s “Apple…

Is the iOS App Store Apple’s Best Service? [Editorial]

Yesterday Twitter was abuzz with news that many popular paid apps had become free. Many correctly presumed the promotion would be related to the iOS App Store’s upcoming 5th birthday. Cam Bunton covered the news for Today’s iPhone and he ended his article by posing an interesting question that really got me thinking: is the App Store Apple’s best…