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Steve Jobs Himself Is Responsible For Calendar and Game Center’s Hideous Skeuomorphic Designs

Steve Jobs Himself Is Responsible For Calendar and Game Center’s Hideous Skeuomorphic Designs

The interior of Steve Jobs’s private Gulfstream jet is what inspired the hideousness of iCal’s faux-leather skeuomorphism.

Hate skeuomorphism? Hate the way Apple’s slathering all of its apps with faux dead cow skin? Tough luck, because you know whose idea it was? Steve Jobs himself.

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Apple Seeds Another OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Build To Testers

Apple Seeds Another OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Build To Testers

Apple continues to test Facebook integration for Mountain Lion.

Apple has seeded a new OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 build (12C35) to participants in its AppleSeed program, continuing its testing of Facebook integration. Though it states that there are no known issues with this update, the Cupertino company is also asking users to focus on Messages, Game Center, Safari, and Reminders.

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Fieldrunners 2 Receives First Update With Easier Casual Mode, Map Updates, Game Center, And More

Fieldrunners 2 Receives First Update With Easier Casual Mode, Map Updates, Game Center, And More

You may be able to finally beat Bizarre Bazaar.

Subatomic Studios has released its first update to Fieldrunners 2, the popular sequel to the original tower defense game for the iPhone. Version 1.1 of Fieldrunners 2 is now available in the App Store, and the update brings an easier Causal mode, new map updates, Game Center integration, Endless mode, and more.

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Apple Expected To Become World’s Biggest Gaming Platform By The End Of The Year

Apple Expected To Become World’s Biggest Gaming Platform By The End Of The Year

iOS devices will soon be the world’s most popular game console.

Apple’s iOS devices have had a huge impact on gaming, and more and more people are choosing to get their kicks on the iPhone and iPad rather than dedicated handheld consoles from the likes of Sony and Nintendo. By the end of this year, analysts expect Game Center accounts on iOS to surpass the 200 million milestone, making it the world’s biggest gaming platform.

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Spelltower Launches For OS X Mountain Lion, Brings Hit iOS Word Game To The Mac

Spelltower Launches For OS X Mountain Lion, Brings Hit iOS Word Game To The Mac

SpellTower, the award-winning word game for iOS, is part of the first wave Mountain Lion-ready games in the Mac App Store today, with Retina graphics and support for Game Center leaderboards and achievements shared with iOS, a Mountain Lion only feature.

SpellTower is a word finding game – click your way through letters set up in a grid, creating words from adjacent letters. The visuals, the sound, and the simple pleasure of finding longer and better words all shine through, making it a joy to play. But how does a game designed for the touchscreen of your iPhone or iPad work on the Mac?

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Rovio Confirms Amazing Alex Is Coming To Mac & PC

Rovio Confirms Amazing Alex Is Coming To Mac & PC

Get ready to build some crazy contraptions on your Mac.

After landing on Android and iOS yesterday, Rovio has confirmed that Amazing Alex will be making its way to Mac and PC. The new physics-based puzzler is Rovio’s first break away from the hugely successful Angry Birds series, and it’s already gotten off to a great start, rocketing up to the number one spot in the App Store’s paid charts in several countries.

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OS X Lion Could Be Killed Off Early As Apple Prepares Staff For Mountain Lion [Rumor]

OS X Lion Could Be Killed Off Early As Apple Prepares Staff For Mountain Lion [Rumor]

Could OS X Mountain Lion make its debut at this year's WWDC?

Apple could be preparing to kill off OS X Lion early in favor of its predecessor, Mountain Lion, according to the company’s AppleCare training schedule. One source claims that the Cupertino company is already recruiting and training staff for the new release, which could get its debut in June, weeks earlier than expected.

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Ubisoft’s Future iOS Games Will Allow You To Sync Your Progress Across Different Devices Via The Cloud

Ubisoft’s Future iOS Games Will Allow You To Sync Your Progress Across Different Devices Via The Cloud

Ubisoft's new cloud-based syncing system means you'll no longer have to complete the same levels on multiple devices.

Ubisoft has confirmed that its future iOS games will store your save data in the cloud, allowing you to sync your progress across multiple devices. That means you can beat missions and levels on your iPhone in your lunch break, then continue your game right where you left off on your iPad when you get home.

It’s a feature that almost every game — especially those build for both the iPhone and the iPad — should not be without.

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Game Center On The Mac Will Finally Bridge Mobile And Desktop Gaming

Game Center On The Mac Will Finally Bridge Mobile And Desktop Gaming

In case you hadn’t already noticed, Apple announced OS X Mountain Lion earlier today, its latest operating system for the Mac which will make its public debut this summer. Mountain Lion will further increase the iOS influence on Apple’s desktop operating system, with the arrival of features like Notification Center, Messages, and Notes.

But for gamers, undoubtedly the most exiting new feature will be Game Center’s arrival on the Mac. With promises of cross-platform multiplayer and the ability to rack up achievements on both your Mac and iOS devices, this is set to create a new bridge between mobile and desktop gaming that will revolutionize cross-platform play.

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Apple to Introduce Account Merging for Multiple Apple IDs

Apple to Introduce Account Merging for Multiple Apple IDs

Many of you will have a number of Apple IDs, especially if you’re a MobileMe subscriber. So when you login to iCloud, or Game Center, or the iTunes Store, or FaceTime, or iMessage… how do you know which one to use? Well, thankfully, Apple is working on Apple ID account merging that will turn all of your 30 Apple IDs into just one.

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