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SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition Now Available in Mac App Store

Posted on 11/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Classic SimCity fans will be glad to hear that SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition is now exclusively available in the Mac App Store for $19.99. This special edition includes the Rush Hour expansion pack, which brings a monorail, ferry, and two new disaster scenarios to the game.

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Amazon Acquires Digital Comics Platform Comixology

Posted on 11/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Amazon has announced that it is acquiring digital comics platform Comixology. The digital comics firm operates both a online comics store, and a mobile comics app. Their app was the top-grossing non-game iPad app in 2013.

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Apple Releases Xcode 5.1.1 Bug Fixes Update

Posted on 11/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has released Xcode 5.1.1 to the general public, exactly one week after seeding a golden master build to developers. 5.1.1 is a bug fix release.

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Review: Titan: Olympus War – A Fusion of Card Battles and Empire Building

Posted on 11/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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I’ll admit, I haven’t played too many games in the card battling genre, or the empire-building genre either. So, when I was asked to review a game that combines the two genres, I wasn’t exactly excited. However, once I sat down and started playing, I was intrigued.

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Apple May Be Planning to Offer High-Resolution Music Downloads via iTunes

Posted on 10/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple may be planning on adding high-resolution music downloads to iTunes as part of a planned revamp of it’s download music service. The new offering would be made up of lossless 24-bit audio files that Apple has already been receiving from record companies for several years.

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Nike+ Fuel Lab Opens – Expands Fitness Tracking Platform to Third Parties

Posted on 10/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Nike has announced the opening of their San Francisco-based Nike+ Fuel Lab that the company says will build on the work already done through the 2013 Nike+ Accelerator program, and will establish NikeFuel as the universal way to measure and motivate for any kind of movement.

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Kuo: Apple to Release Slew of Products in Second Half of 2014

Posted on 10/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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If KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo – who is usually fairly reliable when it comes to predictions about Apple – is correct, Apple will release a metric buttload of new products in the second half of 2014, including a $1,000(!) iWatch.

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Apple’s Greg Christie Set to Leave the Company Following Clash With Jony Ive

Posted on 09/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple’s Vice President of Human Interface Greg Christie, he of “Slide to Unlock” fame, will be leaving the company after clashing with Apple’s SVP of Industrial Design, Jony Ive. Ive took on a role of “providing leadership” for the Human Interface teams in late 2012, after Scott Forstall left the company.

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