Typeaholic for iOS: Texting/Typing Game Has Realistic Physics and Combos

London, United Kingdom – Independent developer Pawin Thepbanchaporn today is pleased to announce Typeaholic 1.1.3 for iOS, his texting/typing game where players must type the words in colored rectangles, exploding them, before they pile up and reach the top of the screen. Continuously falling from above, the blocks of words obey the laws of physics, stacking and falling over. Users may type any word at any time, and power-ups and combos enliven gameplay. With two playing modes, Single and Battle, players can play alone, or against others via Game Center or Bluetooth. Typeaholic offers an entertaining challenge to the player’s typing and texting abilities, as well as their long range planning skills in choosing which words to type and when. Continue reading…

Yahoo! – iAd’s “going to fall apart”

iAds mobile advertising and Big Brother Steve

Yahoo!’s badmouthing big boss, Carol Bartz, may or may not be onto something. iAd, she says, “is going to fall apart for [Apple]“. Apple’s mobile advert platform, while locked into the de facto most popular mobile platform (it still is), is just that: locked in. Jobsian, draconian, whatever you want to call it, it’s got its fair share of detractors. At least it is out of the woods regarding antitrust. Google’s AdMob has shown great income potential for certain developers despite Android Marketplace’s rampant problems with porn and piracy. But back to iAd; we won’t know whether or not it is a success for a while. DaringFireball’s John Gruber tends to think we should wait a year.

Thanks Reuters

HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Ep1 Walkthrough

When I reviewed HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Ep1 a few weeks ago I was immensely impressed by the amount of work and creativity gone into it. So much so that I even secured an interview with the creators Dean Burke and Kevin Beimers that will go live in the coming weeks. And in anticipation of this I decided to write a complete walkthrough to help all of you out there still struggling to complete the obscure task the unknown terrorist posed before the “half-decent” detective.

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Motorola Droid X and Hitler cozy up in goose-stepping iPhone 4 hate

Last week, Hitler’s iPhone 4 badmouthing was the rage. This week, it is just cute. Motorola, you know, the Google Nexus-shafted maker of the Droid, has a new phone coming out. It looms LARGE (and I do mean large). Its 4,3 inch screen is big enough to encourage b-boyism everywhere; its Adobe Flash compatibility should be enough to wet the panties of porn-fans everywhere – but that’s not all. Sure, it’s got a noise-friendly 8MP camera and it is black. The real killer, however, is its two antennas; these bunny ears alone will make dead-palming their handset nigh on impossible.

Thanks El Reg

Steve Ballmer reviews the iPad

Redmon Pie pointed out the cute iPad review by Microsoft’s brash CEO himself, Steve Ballmer. Succinct as ever, he riddles the iPad with holes of its own making and adds the cleverest of quips. Look out for Microsoft’s big next best thing soon enough! YouTube, I love you.

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Hi.. Steve Ballmer from the Microsoft Corporation with an iPad review.. Are you kidding me.. this thing is an etch a sketch.. How many times you gonna be bent over from that yoghurt eating, sandal wearing guru? it’s ridiculous! He releases a tablet without multitasking? Wait till I flood the market with a thousand of these things.. It’s gonna have Windows 7.. Windows Mobile.. Azure.. the Cloud.. It’ll have everything! Try opening an app on this thing and listen to some music.. Back and forth.. Back and forth.. Back and forth! No multitasking.. No multitasking! Are you kidding me? How do you have this much real estate and I still have to hit “Shift” to type a number? It’s idiotic! No flash.. No Farmville.. No porn.. No sports.. Now I know why Steve calls it Safari.. because its a hunt to find a website that works on this thing.. What is it with him? I thought that him and Adobe were friends.. they go back a long time.. Is there anybody that this guy won’t try and screw? When is enough? I thought we were the bad guys.. Jesus! Can you pick a more close system? Talk about screwing developers.. Developers Developers Developers! These guys make the Google twin idiots look like geniuses. Scoble’s all happy he waited 22 hours in line to get one.. Christ that guy is an idiot! So glad I got rid of him.. How do you not put a camera in this thing? How am I supposed to see Martin on chat roulette? Steve Ballmer from the Microsoft Corporation with an iPad review.. This thing blows!!

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App Store Boner: No ‘Pad’ for App Store developers

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Thanks to anonymity and great spacial distances, the internet generally protects people from physical violence at the hands of totalitarian gestapos. Unfortunately it can’t stop tyranny from laying into people, companies, or other gestapos. Recently, Apple attacked the developer of two legit iPad apps for incorportating the word, ‘Pad’ into the app name. Evidently, if your app has ‘Pad’ in its name, you will suffer the ban hammer or have to change the app’s name. Apple are no strangers to sudden app removals and bans. Unfortunately for JournalPad and JournalPad: Bible Study Edition‘s developer, a lot of money was already funnelled into marketing the apps. Both apps have been trimmed to : journal.APP, and bibleStudy.APP respectively. Take a minute to read this ringer from Jobs Himself.

“Its just common sense to not use another company’s trademarks in your app name.”

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Today’s Cutie: Faces of Met – iPhone’s Hot or Not?

Minus a few key features, Faces of Met is Hot or Not for photographers. Click, slide and rate – just like the real thing, but much, much more airbrushed. Not sure how Met distinguishes its famous photographers, but I bet it goes something like this:

SoftMobile: Okay, so you have the shots?

Budding Ph’ger: Yessir.

SoftMobile: And bio information such as adorns gravure?

Budding Ph’ge: Check.

SoftMobile: You sir, are a great photographer!

Budding Ph’ge: Where’s my cheque?

Can’t be much different than that. Rate the pics with 1-5 stars, but don’t expect to meet any of Met’s mostly female cuties – it ain’t a dating service, but still is fun to touch through! In the back of my seldom-used brain, I get the feeling that face photos could be used as a catch-all for the p-word, just like Hottest Girls was. Whatever the case, Faces of Met is out, seems oddly cast in its parent directory of photography, and may be set to re-introduce other fun artefacts into the App Store.

Faces of Met Softmobile, Faces of Met – $0.99

Piccies and more after the gap:

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Sexy Maid Service – get dirty with Megan

iFun4All want to show our insular iDevice world the Playboy of a new iGeneration. Sexy Maid Service is the first among a series of “subtle and classy” interactive erotica. According to iFun4All’s sexy producer Piotr Bielatowicz, this new game series will accomplish the sexy without falling into the porn category. But before we get too far, I have a slight bone to pick with the lads at iFun4All: flip TMA’s banner around just a bit, and… Well, aside from the incumbent lawsuit between us, Sexy Maid Service looks like a fun way to safely enjoy housework and Megan.

Sexy Maid Service iFun4all, Sexy Maid Service – $2.99

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