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Transparent OLED display + Kinect = 3D interactive desktop

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The tech world is all about touch right now: tablets, laptops, smartphones. But what if that is already being outshown by a new technology, one that isn’t touch-based, so much as it is interaction-based. Another gem from Microsoft Research (we wish the Research team was a bit more commercial, if you...
Transparent OLED display + Kinect = 3D interactive desktop

Draw Something, Rotten Tomatoes, Cities I’ve Visited, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

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Mobile game Draw Something continued to top our list of applications growing by monthly active users this week. The game is now owned by Zynga, whose Slingo and Scramble with Friends also made the list. Then there were a few news reader apps, some professional apps, a few travel apps and tab apps. Titles on...
Draw Something, Rotten Tomatoes, Cities I’ve Visited, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU
How an accountant created an entire RPG inside an Excel spreadsheet

Jersey grandmother to play ‘Solitaire Blitz’ for 30 hours to set Guinness Record, raise money for clean water

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File this under awesome. A 68-year-old grandmother from New Jersey is going to play Solitaire Blitz for 30 hours to set a new Guinness World Record while also raising money for charity: water. This week Seattle-based PopCap announced that Kathleen Henkel will attempt the marathon session of their Facebook game...
Jersey grandmother to play ‘Solitaire Blitz’ for 30 hours to set Guinness Record, raise money for clean water
"iCloud Backup"
Windows 8 final build screenshots surface: all about the apps

As the Amazon Appstore turns one, the Kindle Fire appears to be leading growth

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In the year it has been available, the Amazon Appstore for Android has grown from 4,000 to 31,000 apps, but statistics from Amazon and Distimo seem to indicate the Kindle Fire has been responsible for most of the store’s growth. To celebrate the Appstore’s first birthday, Amazon revealed the 10...
As the Amazon Appstore turns one, the Kindle Fire appears to be leading growth
The Rightsizing Of RIM: 41 Megapixels Is Completely Meaningless, And So Is 500,000 Apps

EA shuts down more Facebook games: Goodbye The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society

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Electronic Arts is continuing the termination of some of its games. The company today announced that it will be shutting down three of its Facebook titles, namely The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society. The games will go offline on June 14, 2013. From the official announcement: Today we...
EA shuts down more Facebook games: Goodbye The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society

Majority Of Google TV App Install Base From Pre-Loads

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New data from app search firm Xyologic released this morning paints a picture of the relative success (or lack thereof) of the Google TV platform. By examining the install base for the apps exclusive to the Google TV platform, it’s clear that the Google media center product is still only...
Majority Of Google TV App Install Base From Pre-Loads

Socialcam, Zoosk, Viddy, Pinterest, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

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Our list of growing Facebook applications by monthly active users this week was again dominated by Open Graph video apps. In addition, there was dating app Zoosk, several games, and other popular apps such as Skype and Pinterest. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps...
Socialcam, Zoosk, Viddy, Pinterest, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

EA pulls plug on some Facebook games, doubles down on PopCap titles

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Electronic Arts today announced that it is retiring three of its popular Facebook games, including The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society. The online gaming news site Gamasutra calls the move a surprise, but notes that some developers are making a bigger push into mobile games versus browser-based games. “After millions of...
EA pulls plug on some Facebook games, doubles down on PopCap titles

Draw Something, birthdays, Formspring, Microsoft, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU

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The game Draw Something topped our list of growing Facebook applications by daily active users this week. There were also a pair of apps by Microsoft, some birthday apps, Timeline apps and more. The titles below grew between 230,000 and 6 million DAU, based on AppData, our data tracking service covering...
Draw Something, birthdays, Formspring, Microsoft, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU

Kickstarter: Own A Piece Of Role-Playing History With A Remake Of Tunnels & Trolls

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As fans of D&D will attest, there are not many games as satisfying as Gygax’s original but darn it if it wasn’t fun to try new platforms when they came out. Tunnels & Trolls, created 37 years ago by Ken St. Andre, wasn’t so much a D&D knock-off but an...
Kickstarter: Own A Piece Of Role-Playing History With A Remake Of Tunnels & Trolls
Before 'Angry Birds': the short life of click wheel iPod games
ProfitVille: Zynga can turn things around, but it must stop eating itself alive

Amazon Appstore marks first year, still fighting with Apple over ‘app store’ trademark

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Amazon’s Appstore for Android has been in business for a year now, and the company is marking the occasion with a bunch of deals on apps and games, and a sweepstakes offering a chance to win a Kindle Fire. And yes, they’re still calling it an Appstore. GeekWire marked the...
Amazon Appstore marks first year, still fighting with Apple over ‘app store’ trademark

Horoscopes, Yahoo, video, Instagram, Lost Bubble, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU

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Daily Horoscope was the No. 1 gainer on our list of Facebook applications that grew by daily users this week. Additionally, there were two other horoscope apps, Yahoo, a few video websites, mobile apps, Instagram, Facebook’s developer site, and games led by Lost Bubble. The titles below grew between...
Horoscopes, Yahoo, video, Instagram, Lost Bubble, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU
Microsoft shows off new apps for Windows Phone 8: NOVA 3, Audible, Camera Extras and more

Draw Something, Angry Birds, Rotten Tomatoes, Trip Advisor, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook app by MAU

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Mobile game Draw Something topped our list of growing Facebook applications by monthly active users this week with a huge 9.1 million MAU. Facebook canvas games also saw significant growth. Five saw more than 1 million MAU. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps on...
Draw Something, Angry Birds, Rotten Tomatoes, Trip Advisor, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook app by MAU

Draw Something, WashPo, Yahoo, Rotten Tomatoes, iPad, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU

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Mobile game Draw Something continues to dominate our lists of top Facebook apps, this time by daily active users. There were several other games on the list. The Washington Post Social Reader and Yahoo’s news integration continue to grow. Then there was an assortment of applications, including two iPad...
Draw Something, WashPo, Yahoo, Rotten Tomatoes, iPad, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU

Friends, Solitaire Blitz, calendars, Amazon, greetings, more on this week’s top 20 emerging Facebook apps by MAUf

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A trio of applications highlighting friend interactions, as well as a few games, calendars and greeting apps made up our list of emerging Facebook apps by monthly active users this week. The apps grew from between 180,000 and 530,000 MAU, based on AppData, our data tracking service covering traffic growth for...
Friends, Solitaire Blitz, calendars, Amazon, greetings, more on this week’s top 20 emerging Facebook apps by MAUf

Initial batch of 40 Xbox games for Windows 8 revealed

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Microsoft on Friday revealed the list of the first 40 games, some of which will be available on the October 26 launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT. The majority, or 29, of the titles are from Microsoft Studios and some of these are exclusive to the platform. Freshened up...
Initial batch of 40 Xbox games for Windows 8 revealed

PopCap launches Solitaire Blitz for iOS

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Game developer Electronic Arts PopCap today released Solitaire Blitz for iOS, a fast-paced, competitive card game. Solitaire Blitz, which released for Facebook last year (Read our review of the game here), currently has 483,055 daily active users on the social platform, according to estimates from our traffic tracking service AppData....
PopCap launches Solitaire Blitz for iOS

Microsoft confirms first wave of Xbox games for Windows 8

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Been wondering what your gaming options will be when you first take a new Windows 8 PC or Windows RT tablet out of the box? Microsoft has confirmed today that its first wave of Xbox titles will include 40 games, 29 of which come from Microsoft Studios. Those include...
Microsoft confirms first wave of Xbox games for Windows 8

Solitaire, anyone? Classic PC games fare well vs. social apps, but user base is aging

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Grandma is still playing Solitaire on the computer, research confirms. A report from the Nielsen research firm says classic PC games such as FreeCell, Solitaire, Hearts, Minesweeper and other titles commonly preinstalled on Windows PCs are still being played by an average of more than 20 million people a month...
Solitaire, anyone? Classic PC games fare well vs. social apps, but user base is aging
Presenting the first Vox Games podcast — The Besties

Kaspersky Labs preps its own OS to guard vital industry against cyberwarfare

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Kaspersky Labs' namesake Eugene Kaspersky is worried that widely distributed and potentially state-sponsored malware like Flame and Stuxnet pose dire threats to often lightly protected infrastructure like communication and power plants -- whatever your nationality, it's clearly bad for the civilian population of a given country to suffer even...
Kaspersky Labs preps its own OS to guard vital industry against cyberwarfare

30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

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Petting Zoo, Yogify, Snoop Lion's Reincarnated, Reuters, Solitaire Blitz, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Couch Music Player, The Word Monsters and moreWelcome to the Apps Blog's weekly roundup of new iPhone and iPad apps, hand-picked from new releases in the last seven days (and the odd pearl that slipped through the...
30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

A first look at what the Windows Store will bring in Windows 8

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New information has reached The Verge that details what games should ship with, and be available for, the Windows 8 beta, which is set to be called a ‘consumer preview.’ Critically, Solitaire and Pinball will be included, pre-downloaded. Other apps will have to be snagged by users from the Windows Store. The...
A first look at what the Windows Store will bring in Windows 8
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