Plants Vs. Zombies 2 Passes 25 Million Downloads

; Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time has only been out a couple of weeks, but it’s quickly climbed up the App Store charts and shattered records. EA announced this afternoon that PvZ2 has been downloaded nearly 25 million times, smashing the total lifetime downloads number set by the original Plants vs Zombies game. […]

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Graphite iPhone 5S And iPad Mini 2 Rear Shell Get Hands-On Treatment [Video]

ICU has shared a new video that goes hands-on with the rumored graphite iPhone 5S and second-gen iPad mini rear shell. We first saw part leaks for a graphite-colored 5S earlier this week, and the backing shown in this new video comes by means of the same source, Sonny Dickson. The graphite iPhone 5S is […]

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Publishers To Pay iBookstore Customers $3 For Each NYT Best Seller Purchased

While Apple decided to hold out for a court battle — that it eventually lost — five of the publishers involved in the iBookStore price fixing antitrust case have already reached settlements with the DOJ. Two of those publishers, Penguin and Macmillan, are already sending out emails to customers to notify them that they’re eligible […]

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Easy, Stress-Free Personal Finance And Budgeting With MoneyWiz For Mac And iPad [Review]

The best, obvious financial solution is one that automatically performs accounting tasks as funds are spent without the need for human input. But until such a system exists that actually works, we’re stuck with having to record our spending habits manually. Still, it could be worse; at least there are solutions out there like the […]

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2K Drive Is A Free-To-Play Racing Game For iPad, Coming Soon [PAX 2013]

SEATTLE, PAX 2013 – We dropped by the 2K booth today to chat with Jessica, one of the 2K reps in attendance at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) this year in Seattle. She showed off 2K Drive, an upcoming free-to-play racing game very much in the vein of EA’s Real Racing 3, with hyper-realistic, licensed […]

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MacRumors Roundups: What We Expect for the iPhone 5S, 5C and iWatch

Last fall, we launched a series of roundups to help visitors more easily stay on top of the latest rumors for several of Apple’s product lines, condensing months’ worth of news and rumors into a single frequently-updated page for each product. For various reasons, those roundups fell out of date.

After taking some time to completely rework both the look and functionality, we are relaunching our Roundups feature today with coverage of the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, and iWatch. More roundups are coming soon to expand our coverage of Apple’s products as the company heads into to a busy season of iPhone, iPad, Mac, and software updates.

The goal of each roundup is to simply answer the question of „What are you expecting“ for any given product. That opinion is certain to change over time as new rumors are revealed, and the roundups will be updated regularly to reflect that.

Our roundup index page includes a full list of our available roundups ordered by most recently updated. Roundups are also accessible directly through the „Roundups“ tab in the navigation bar on all MacRumors page.

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Free-To-Play Smashmuck Champions Is A Quick, Whimsical MOBA For Mac [PAX 2013]

SEATTLE, PAX 2013 – We got to spend some time with Ben, one of the lead designers on the free-to-play multiplayer battle arena (MOBA) game, Smashmuck Champions, currently display here in Seattle at Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) 2013. Ben showed us how quickly a match can start and conclude, a far cry from the more […]

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Apple Restricting Vacation Time for AppleCare Employees From September 15 to 28

Apple appears to be cutting down on available vacation time for its AppleCare employees between September 15 and 28, a two week period encompassing the prospective September 20 release date for the iPhone 5S and 5C that was first leaked earlier this month. iOS 7 is also expected to be released that week.

An internal document shared by AppleInsider reportedly shows the amount of time off available for AppleCare employees during the month of September, which appears to drop beginning on September 15.

An internal company document shared with AppleInsider purportedly shows time off available for AppleCare employees for the latter half of September. As can be seen in the calendar, available time off drops off significantly starting Sunday, Sept. 15, and continues through Saturday, Sept. 28.

The image provided shows the calendar being accessed via virtual private network from an internal Apple employee domain. Potentially identifying portions of the picture have been cropped out.

Multiple carriers have also initiated similar vacation blackout dates on some of the same days, with T-Mobile employees reporting a September 20 to 22 blackout and Verizon employees reporting September 18 to September 22 blackout dates.

Apple likely has a longer blackout period for its AppleCare employees in order to offer extended support to both iOS 7 users and new iPhone owners. AppleCare employees began training on support issues related to iOS 7 yesterday and that training is likely to continue up until the OS is distributed to the public.




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Smart Cargo Is A Disappearing Storage Closet For Your iPad Accessories [Review]

Smart Cargo bySmarterflo Category: Storage Works With:iPads 2, 3 and 4 Price: $20 The Smart Cargo is a portable cubbyhole designed to — literally — stick close to your iPad and keep all of your little widgets, gadgets, cables and trinkets safely together. When I first opened the package, sent by the maker and friend […]

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Endless Runner ‘Time Surfer’ Free for a Limited Time [iOS Blog]

Time Surfer, an endless running game that debuted in January of this year, is available for free for the first time since it launched.

In Time Surfer, players take control of a surfer who races across the galaxy to escape from a destructive force, dodging spikes, pits, and other obstacles along the way. The game offers a number of costumes and power ups, along with pixel art and chiptunes.

In addition to going free, the game has also received a significant content update, adding new black hole-filled gaming mode called “The Kepler Run” and passive costume perks that provide character enhancements.

Warning – intergalactic update incoming!!!

– Say hello to… „The Kepler Run“, a brand new mode! It’s a surreal flight through a galaxy swamped with black holes: it’s a taller zone and the ground slowly disappears over the course of your flight. Use those black holes to slingshot yourself but don’t get caught in the middle of them!

– Costumes now have passive „perks“. Every costume has a different effect, like improvements to speed, magnet or time bonuses, improved base speed, faster curve diving or constant time regeneration!

– Some pets and costumes can be combo’d for super ultimate power! Example: Bean + Axolotl = Ultra Speed Boost!

– New costumes! Meet Neon Surfer, Pirate Surfer and the formidable „Snailien“.

– A new summary screen keeps you on up to date with your high score progress and rewards you with bonus cakes for collecting time gems. Delicious.

Our sister site TouchArcade reviewed the game when it was released, calling it „a glorious mess of bright colors, pixel art, and the most upbeat of chiptunes.“

Take the calm simplicity of Tiny Wings, crank up the speed, stick it in space and add a dozen good ways to die.

Time Surfer is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free for a limited time. [Direct Link]




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