Apple Now Owns The Trademark For The Word ‘Retina’

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When a company like Apple is getting sued every other week, there’s no telling what they will and won’t try to patent and trademark in an attempt to protect their intellectual property. Apple already holds a patent on rectangles with rounded corners, and their latest trademark gives Apple exclusive use of the word “Retina.”

On December 4, 2012, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple two Registered Trademarks. One trademark covers the word “Retina” while the second trademark covers Apple’s Game Center icon.

Sega Dreamcast Classic Jet Set Radio Is Now Available On Your iPhone & iPad

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You no longer need a Dreamcast to play Jet Set Radio.
You no longer need a Dreamcast to play Jet Set Radio.

8 Tacky Design Crimes That Jonathan Ive Should Set Right In iOS 7 [Feature]

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So long, Scott Forstall. Don't let your crappy skeuomorphic designs hit your ass on the way out.

Skeuomorphism, or the tendency to deliberately make something new look like something old and familiar. Some people love it, some people hate it and think it’s tacky.

No matter how you feel, his love for skeuomorphism is one of many reasons that former iOS chief Scott Forstall was fired yesterday. Replacing him is Apple’s Senior VP of Design, Jonathan Ive, who will lead a new Human Interface Group in Apple… and whom reportedly loathes skeuomorphism with every fiber of his being.

All that fake leather stitching, those hideous textures, those bizarre font choices in iOS’s stock apps? If Ive gets his way — and we think he will — they’re all about to change.

Here are the eight skeuomorphic apps in iOS 6 we hope Jony Ive is going to change in iOS 7, along with some third-party apps we hope he takes inspiration from.

Beware: Carmageddon Save Bug Could Wipe All Your Progress

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Install Carmageddon's latest update to ensure your progress isn't lost the next time you play.
Follow the walkaround below to ensure your Carmageddon progress isn't lost.

Earlier this week, Stainless Games brought the 1997 reckless driving sensation that is Carmageddon to iOS, and I haven’t been able to put it down since — it’s as good today as it was 15 years ago on the Dreamcast. However, it does have one issue holding it back: a save game bug that could wipe all your progress.

Sonic Returns To iOS In Sonic Jump, Coming To The App Store On Thursday

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Like Doodle Jump, but with Sonic.
Like Doodle Jump, but with Sonic.

The Most Painful Way To Play Connect 4 On Your iPhone [Image]

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There are like 50 billion games on the App Store and a lot of them have Game Center integration so you can battle your friends at Angry Birds, or Temple Run or Tic-Tac-Toe or whatever. But if you want to see how much your friends really love you, try playing them in a emoji game of Connect Four. It’s painful and kind of tedious and you have to remember to play with virtual-gravity, but it’s also totally awesome, in a dumb way.

Apple Seeds Another OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Build To Testers

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Apple continues to test Facebook integration for Mountain Lion.
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.

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

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You may be able to finally beat Bizarre Bazaar.
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.