Do you eat, sleep and breathe CCG… or at least really like that type of game play? How would you like to get your hands on such a game before its general release on the iOS platform? If you’re already starting to drool then you’re the right candidate for the job. Head on over to http://earthcoregame.com/beta and sign up for the Earthcore: Shattered Elements beta. If you’re one of the first 10 people to sign up and put TouchMyApps in the favourite CCG field then you’ll be guaranteed a slot in the beta. Please make sure you have an iPad 3 or above (including iPad Minis) before you sign up, however. Hurry up, too – open beta registration closes on December 10th. For more information:
While the recent announcement of the long-awaited Verizon iPhone 4 may be a big deal for some many of our US readers, the same can’t be said for iDevice users in other parts of the world. What IS much more exciting for the rest of us is the following announcement of the upcoming new version of the iOS, one that will bring quite a few new features and is set to debut on the Verizon iPhone 4 – iOS 4.3.
The most hyped feature, of course, will be the answer to the widely advertised Android one – Wi-Fi Hotspot for up to 5 devices. At first, the fact whether this feature would be exclusive to Verizon was debated, but the recent release of the 4.3 beta to developers has confirmed that it will be indeed available on all carriers willing to support it.
Before I continue down the list, an interesting note is that the latest beta does NOT support 2G devices (iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G). Whether this will mean that they will be left out in the cold altogether or just for the time being remains to be seen, but considering that almost all new features from iOS 4.1 onwards are not available for the oldies, it may not have much of an impact.
More features, including the much desired ability to select the iPad lock/mute switch functionality, after the gap.
Just kidding on the latter part But who should really beware the latest beta of Apple’s next iOS are jailbreakers, because there’s a large probability that the PDF exploit that Comex’s uncovered in JailbreakMe will be patched. 3G users of course, hope that the next release will fix the appaling performance of iOS 4.0 on their beloved phones. Oh yes, Game Center, too, could be nice. Speaking of which – reports indicate that it’s support seems to have been dropped for the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G in iOS 4.0 – a very sad piece of information indeed, especially considering the large user base (which developers are keen to code for) represented by those two pieces of hardware.
And while we wait for the final version be sure to check out the overall list of identified changes in 4.1 beta after the gap.