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The Sparrow team (developers of the fantastic 3rd party email client Sparrow and a favorite of mine) has just sent an email out to subscribers with news of being acquired by Google:
We’re excited to let you know that Sparrow has been acquired by Google!You can view our public announcement here, but I wanted to reach out directly to make sure you were aware of the news. We will continue to make available our existing products, and we will provide support and critical updates to our users. However, as we’ll be busy with new projects at Google, we do not plan to release new features for the Sparrow apps.It’s been an honor and a pleasure to build products for all of our wonderful users who have supported us over the years. We can’t thank you enough.We look forward to working on some new and exciting projects at Google!Dom Leca
It’s not known at this time if Sparrow will still be releasing the planned iPad version of the iOS app, though at the very least, it appears they’ll still be providing support and (critical) updates for the Mac, and iPhone versions. So does that mean we can forget about push notifications via yearly subscriptions on the iPhone?
Apple officially unveiled iOS 6 earlier today at the WWDC, calling it “The world’s most advanced mobile operating system”. Hardcore Android users and Google may beg to differ, but one thing’s for certain: iOS 6 will come loaded with over 200 new features, including an all-new Maps app, improved Phone functionality, a smarter and more capable Siri, and much much more. The next gen OS is set to drop this fall and will be compatible with the iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod Touch 4th gen, and iPad 2/3. Here are some of iOS 6′s more notable features:
Sparrow, the best 3rd party mail app on the iPhone, has been updated with 4 new features. First up is Message Navigation, where you can now swipe up and down between messages (previously only conversions were supported). When moving between messages, you’ll clearly see the email’s subject heading, whereas in conversions, the person’s name will be displayed. Also new in the 1.2 update: compose emails in landscape mode, edit and create folder/labels from within the app and support for 9 total languages, including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Russian and Chinese. As for the issue with Push Notifications, it appears that Apple will not grant the Sparrow team an exception to use the VoIP API for notifications. From the Sparrow blog:
While Gameloft has been fairly quiet with new App Store offerings of late, the publisher has dropped the big one today with the release of the highly anticipated N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance. The first two N.O.V.A’s are widely considered to be among the best FPSes on iOS and the third instalment raises the stakes further by using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3. Among some of its technical highlights include “real-time shadow and lights, particle system and ragdoll physics”. Compared to the similarly styled Crysis games, N.O.V.A 3 takes place 4 months after the hit sequel and features 10 levels across the galaxy, multiple weapons and powers and 6 multiplayer modes that supports up to 12 players.
The game appears to be iDevice friendly as it supports even the iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3rd gen and iPad 1. N.O.V.A 3 (a 1.57 GB download) has already been released on the New Zealand App Store and should be making its way across other stores (including US) later in the day. Video trailers and more info after the gap.
Gameloft, N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance - $6.99
As I was browsing the Top Paid apps section on my iPad last night, I was surprised to come across an app called Onion Browser. Not because it’s yet another 3rd party web browser app, but the fact that it’s one of the only iOS web browsers that tunnels web traffic over the TOR network (“The Onion Network” for short). What it essentially does is let you surf the web in complete anonymity by routing your connection through multiple servers before reaching its destination. Here’s how wikipedia describes it:
(Street) Fighter fans rejoice! Capcom’s popular Marvel Vs Capcom series has made its way onto the iOS platform. Following in the footsteps of Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter IV VOLT, MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 packs a whooping 56 characters from both franchises and has fully optimized touchscreen controls for the iPhone and iPad. While this beloved brawler has graced the arcades and various consoles over the past decade, this is the first time that the game’s been officially ported to a mobile device. Other features for the iOS version include local multiplayer via bluetooth and an all new “Flick Button” that’ll allow players to easily pull off complex moves. As for device compatibility, MvC2 works on the iPhone 4/4S, iPouch Touch 4G and iPad 2/3. It’s also currently on sale at its special launch price of $2.99 until May 6th, after which it’ll be $4.99. Check out the video gameplay footage after the gap.
CAPCOM, MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 - $2.99
Google has finally launched their highly anticipated Google Drive today, a cloud storage service that will finally give Dropbox some serious competition.
Today, we’re introducing Google Drive—a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond.
Read It Later, a popular read it later service with over 4.5 million users, has rebranded itself as “Pocket” and is now free across all major platforms (iOS, Android, Kindle, Web). Much like Instapaper and Readability, it lets you save web content for reading at a later time, with a user friendly format and offline viewing as well. Unique to Pocket however, is a video/image filter that allows users to easily find Youtube or Vimeo links that have previously been saved (or any article with a video embedded). The universal app also supports bulk editing, favoriting and tagging and is integrated into over 300 apps, including Zite and Flipboard. From my brief use so far, I’ve been impressed with its UI, ability to tag, and more importantly, I love the fact that I can now save videos I come across and watch them whenever via a neatly compiled list. Definitely worth checking out if you like saving articles/webpages to read later on your iPhone/iPad. Check out the promo video and full press release after the break.
Idea Shower, Pocket (Formerly Read It Later) - Free
Scanner Pro, one of the most popular portable document scanner and business apps for the iPhone, is now compatible with the iPad (2nd and 3rd gen) thanks to the 4.0 update today. Redesigned from the ground up, users can finally take snap shots of their receipts, documents and notes and turn them into PDFs on their iPads. Scans can also be uploaded to Dropbox, Evernote (add tags and choose notebooks) and GoogleDocs for added convenience. Also new are the revamped processing engine (image processing is even faster now), folder management and ability to search by name and date. The Scanner Pro 4 update is now available and free for those who’ve already purchased the app, or $6.99 for new users.
Readdle, Scanner Pro - $6.99
Over the past 24 hours, several notable iPad apps were updated to include support for the new iPad’s retina display. PDF Expert, my favorite PDF reader/annotator on the iPad, also received a great new feature – Document Thumbnails. Now all files are shown as thumbnails and moving PDFs around (i.e into folders) can be done via simple drag ‘n drops. Another anticipated update came from Air Display, where turning on the “HiDPI mode” on your Mac OS Lion will essentially turn that new iPad into a gorgeous 2048 x 1536 secondary display for your iMac/Macbook. Check out the complete “what’s new” for these updated apps after the break.