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Aug 20 2014

Walmart is now selling the iPhone 5C for less than a dollar + MORE

Swing Copters from Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen now rolling out on the App Store

- 9to5mac.com

In case you hadn’t heard, the creator of the infamous Flappy Bird is back and making another attempt at stealing your attention when you just need a quick iPhone gaming fix. The game is called Swing Copters and, quite frankly, it looks like a vertical remake of its predecessor—which spawned dozens of clones without the help of this spin-off. While we won’t know for a while whether or not this game will live up to the success of Flappy Bird, it’s now rolling out on the App Store in many locales.
In the past, Dong Nguyen partly credited the success of Flappy Bird to how incredibly difficult and addictive it was, and even gave that as the very reasoning for the game being pulled. Oddly, Swing Copters seems to follow suit with this concept, featuring a character with a helicopter for a hat who successfully or not manages to vertically navigate through gates and swinging hammers.
Doesn’t sound too bad, right? Think again. It took me a good at least ten retries before making it through the first gate—but maybe you can do better. After about five minutes, I think I’m just about done trying. Head on over to the App Store to grab the game for free.Filed under: Apps Tagged: app, Dong Nguyen, Flappy Bird, free, game, iPhone, IPod Touch, release, swing copters Continue reading more about iPhone, Apps, and IPod Touch at 9to5Mac.What do you think? Discuss "Swing Copters from Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen now rolling out on the App Store" with our community.

Aug 20 2014

3D renderings compare Samsung’s iPhone-like Galaxy Alpha to the real deal + MORE

Stop Pretending There's a Line Dividing Politics and Tech

- gizmodo.com

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"Silicon Valley is a place where seemingly impossible problems are solved every day," Ezra Klein writes in a new post for The Verge. "...while Washington is a place where solvable problems prove impossible to do anything about." Klein presents a huge chasm dividing the worlds of technology and politics. This idea is misguided at best, and dangerous at worst.
"The future looks good when I read The Verge," Klein writes, obviously having never read The Verge, a site that very competently covers our more dystopian futures as aggressively as the latest smartwatch. "The watches are smarter, the televisions are curvier, and the buckets of ice are icier. But honestly, the future looks less good from where I sit in Washington."
If you can sit wherever you are in Washington and earnestly believe that "technology" is just smartwatches and TVs, you better find a seat closer to the window. Because whether it's the LRAD sound cannons currently being deployed against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, or the communications tech companies who are complicit in siphoning off all our data for the NSA, tech and politics can't help but feed off of each other.
Just as all politics is local, all technology is political. Whether it's the fight over smart guns that can only be fired by their owners, so-called ride-sharing apps like Uber or Lyft, same-day delivery by Amazon or Google, faux-hotels like Airbnb, privatized space travel by companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, or even just the latest smartphone by Apple, technology and politics really couldn't be more intertwined here in the early 21st century if we tried.

Aug 20 2014

Claimed schematic again raises suggestion iPhone 6 will have sub-1mm protruding camera lens

Claimed schematic again raises suggestion iPhone 6 will have sub-1mm protruding camera lens

- 9to5mac.com

A claimed schematic of the 4.7-inch model of the iPhone 6 appears to support suggestions that the camera lens will protrude, though only by 0.77mm. Posted by Apple Club in Taiwan, it appears to show a 7mm thick casing with the thickest part of the camera extending 0.77mm beyond this.
Suggestions that the quest for thinness might result in an iPod Touch-style protruding camera lens on the iPhone 6 date back to March, and have been supported by claimed backplate photos as recently as this month. There have, though, been conflicting reports, with one suggestion that Apple would be able to avoid this by restricting optical image stabilization to the larger 5.5-inch model … 
It should be noted that product schematics and prototypes often exaggerate the degree to which particular design elements will be noticeable, witness the difference between an early prototype of the iPod Touch versus the barely-noticeable protruding camera ring on the current model:

Aug 19 2014

Simple 2.0 for iPhone is the most gorgeous banking app ever + MORE

AAPL is back: stock closes at all-time high of $100.53

- cultofmac.com

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AAPL shares have finally completed the long climb back to 2012 levels today, closing at an all-time high of $100.53 per share.
The stock’s 1.4 percent rise today was aided by bullish reports from both RBC and Morgan Stanley claiming Apple’s Fall lineup is going to be more extraordinary than ever this year as Apple puts the final preparations on the iPhone 6.

Aug 19 2014

Giveaway: Win Pad & Quill’s new Oxford Case for iPad Air and Attaché Bag ($540 value) + MORE

Apple seeds iOS 8 beta 6 to testing partners ahead of GM seed

- cultofmac.com

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Apple’s software testing partners have reportedly received a new iOS 8 beta build that fixes a whole bunch of bugs present in beta 5. It seems the Cupertino company won’t be making this release available to registered developers, but sources say a GM seed is right around the corner.

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