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iColorama S Now Free

<b>iColorama S</b> is the little sister to iColorama for iPad. The iPhone version of the app is free in the App Store for a limited time. The app’s price …

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Apple Stock Price Hits Lowest Levels Since 2011, Falls Below $400

Apple's stock price hit new lows today, setting 52-week records and hitting the lowest points seen since late 2011. The price has traded beneath the $400 level several times this afternoon, with AAPL having not traded that low since December 23, 2011.<p>Today's slide follows a lower-than-expected …

iPhone, iPad leads in business, profitability, Android leads in smartphone marketshare

Henry McCracken over at <i>Time</i> has done us all a favor by collecting various data sets that illustrate the state of iOS versus Android.<p>The data ranges from device marketshare to revenue from app downloads, which presents some stark differences between the two platforms.<p>We unpack the results …

Amazon Acquires Siri-Challenger 'Evi' for $26 Million?

<i>TechCrunch</i> is reporting that Amazon has acquired Evi, a natural language search platform that is similar to Apple's Siri, for $26 million. The Evi app was originally posted on the App Store but Apple had threatened to remove because of similarities to Siri, but later said it would "work with" the …

Things for Mac, iPad, and iPhone gets a speed boost, improved time zone support

The Things to-do management app for Mac OS X, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch has been updated today with speed improvements for both the actual application and for downloading and syncing with the Things Cloud service.<p>We’ve identified the resource hogs and improved performance in key areas that were …

Taiwan Tech Companies Rally Behind Apple Against Samsung

The dominance of Samsung’s industry supply chain has Taiwan-based companies fearful and are rallying behind Apple.Local Taiwan companies are worried …

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Apple Promotes Mother's Day on Online Store and 'Cards' App

Apple has updated its <i>Cards</i> app to promote Mother's Day more prominently, as well as putting new Mother's Day ads on the Apple Online Store. Mother's Day in the United States occurs on Sunday May 12th this year.<p><b>What's new</b>• Improves address verification on multi-card orders sent to recipients in …

Apple’s App Store Revenue More Than Doubled Google Play

A new market report shows that while Google Play Store is reaching parity with downloads, the winner is revenue is by far Apple.App Annie released a …

Google Play

Major Google Glass Issue Unveiled For iPhones

Have you seen Minority Report with Tom Cruise? You may have noticed there are a lot of cool “futuristic” style devices featured throughout the film …

Google Glass

Incredipede Coming This Summer to iPhone

A game where you take on the role of a super centipede type creature who can morph and transform into various other animals in order to go on an epic …

App Store

God of War Legacy bundle on sale on Amazon for $299

The God of War Legacy bundle, which includes a garnet red 500 GB PlayStation 3, <i>God of War: Ascension</i> and the five previous titles in the God of War franchise, is on sale for $299.96 on Amazon.<p>The sale price marks $50 dollars off the original amount of $349. Sony launched the bundle on March 12 in …

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Forgotten Sega Pluto console prototype surfaces online (update)

After 14 years of sitting on a piece of gaming history, someone claiming to be a former Sega employee is breaking the silence, posting what he claims to be photos of the long-rumored Sega Pluto prototype console. <i>Posted on Assemblergames.com</i><i>,</i> the machine is a modified Sega Saturn (it even has the …

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit on sale on XBLA and PSN

<i>Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit</i>, Arkedo Studio's Metroid-vania platformer, is on sale for 480 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Arcade until April 21 and for $5.99 on PlayStation Network until May 15, according the Sega blog.<p><i>Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit</i> launched on PSN on Sept. 25 for …

Minecraft and Markus 'Notch' Persson book out Nov 5, film to begin production this year

A full-length book about <i>Minecraft</i> and its creator titled <i>Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the Game that Changed Everything</i> will be published by Seven Stories Press on Nov. 5. Film rights to the book have been sold and film production will begin this year, the publisher …

Firefall public beta coming July 9

<i>Firefall</i> developer Red 5 Studios will open up its beta version of the game for public testing on July 9, the company confirmed with VG247 today.<p>The closed beta will receive updates in the period before July 9, such as players who increase the power level of major cities through local missions and …

Injustice: Gods Among Us final gameplay videos show Batman vs. Superman

The final gameplay video for <i>Injustice: Gods Among Us</i> shows the fan-chosen winner when Batman and Superman go toe-to-toe in the ultimate fight.<p>NetherRealm Studios founder Ed Boon confirmed today in a video that the first DLC character for the DC comics fighting game is Lobo.<p><i>Injustice</i> launched April …

Nintendo: 3DS will 'really take off' in 2013

The 3DS is poised to have a banner year in 2013 thanks to a compelling lineup of software, according to Nintendo director of product marketing Bill Trinen. Speaking with GameSpot today, the developer said Nintendo portables in the United States have historically taken a few years to see sales pick …

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'Our hearts are broken': Texas town grieves in wake of devastating blast

A non-denominational service was held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church on Thursday night. The Rev. Ed Karasek said that the town "will never be the same, but we will persevere."<p>He added: "Our hearts are hurting, our hearts are broken."<p>Despite the lack of official confirmation, The …