Can you defend the world from the invaders that threaten it? If you’re a pro at Galaga and absolutely love shoot em’ ups, I’m sure you can. It’s one of Appular’s newest titles, Invaders World Tour 3, and it sure is one of their bests! Evidently taking its cue from
Several tech blogs are reporting today that FaceBook has gone iPad and iPhone friendly with the adoption of HTML5 for its streaming videos. Previously, when a using Safari on one of the Apple mobile devices, you would get a message that you needed to install Flash to view a video. This has changed, and now the videos play.
FutureTap today released an update to its popular points of interest finder, Where To, which now includes TomTom integration. The new feature allows users to save a location to their TomTom app for quick and intuitive navigation to their chosen point of interest. The "Add to My TomTom" feature requires version 1.3 of the TomTom app.
FutureTap also added a variety of other features to the Where To, which are listed after the break.
As many of you may know, Facebook released a much-anticipated update [App Store, Free] for its iPhone app yesterday which included two major new features; push notifications and the ability to sync your iPhone contacts with Facebook. Now because many of my contacts don't have photos, I turned on sync and toggled the "replace photos" option to off. Then disaster struck — well, kind of.
Long story short, the app replaced all of my contacts' photos without regard for that toggle switch. So to address the issue, Facebook released an update early this morning and everything works great now. But since when could developers release app updates in under 24 hours?
Facebook today released Facebook for iPhone [App Store, Free] v3.1 which adds two significant new features. The first is the ability to now sync your Facebook contacts with your iPhone contacts. The second is the ability to optionally receive push notifications when you have new messages, wall posts, friend requests, friend confirmations, photo tags, events, and comments.
Joe Hewitt, the man at Facebook behind the wildly popular Facebook app for iPhone [App Store] has just announced that he's left the project. "Time for me to try something new. I’ve handed the Facebook iPhone app off to another engineer, and I’m onto a new project," said Hewitt earlier today on Twitter. Over the life of the Facebook app, Joe's essentially been the only dev working on the app, making this an extremely significant move. He's moved on to another project a Facebook, although we haven't heard who Facebook plans to put in his place.
After the announcement, TechCrunch caught up with Hewitt where he said that the move was due to Apple's approval policies:
According to developer Joe Hewitt, the next major version of the Facebook app for the iPhone and iPod touch, v3.1, will add push notifications. Currently, the official Facebook app allows users to do things like check and update news feeds, manage their media and other content.
Facebook for iPhone version 3.0 [App Store] was released today with some big changes. As we reported in July, the update brings quite a few anticipated features. You can now "like" posts, view and respond to event invitations, see your friends' birthdays, and even view the app in landscape mode. However, most users will greatly appreciate the new user interface which has been greatly improved in this version, both in usefulness and responsiveness. Jump down for the full list of changes!
Software developer TwitVid.com announced the release of TwitVid [App Store], the company's video sharing application for Apple's iPhone 3GS handset, on Monday. TwitVid enables you to share videos you’ve created on your iPhone 3GS with your friends and contacts on Twitter. The application also works with Facebook, MySpace and YouTube and boasts an “AutoShare” feature.
The Facebook crew has announced an update for their Facebook app for the iPhone and iPod touch to be available "very soon". The update is "98% done", and adds 15 new features to the app, including many optimizations for the features available in OS 3.0. It also sports an impressive new interface that should make navigating the app a great deal easier.