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[Book Giveaway] Make Your Game Idea A Reality With Apress’ Beginning Android Games

Zechner 4677-0 POD.inddThe number of quality games in the Play Store may be increasing at a healthy pace, but let’s be honest, there’s still some room for improvement. Unfortunately, even if you know Java, creating games can be a little different than creating an app. You need some help – a professionally-written book to break down and explain each part of the process, then help you bring it together.

Beginning Android Games, Second Edition

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Enter Beginning Android Games, Second Edition, published by Apress. Tailored to people with a basic knowledge of Java, the book breaks down the game-designing process into 16 chapters.

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Best Apps For Kids Presents Penelope

Penelope – The First Interactive Adventure from the Addison’s Tales Digital Book Label  
Developer: Wivern Digital Limited  
Price: $4.99   Download

Dubbed an approduction by its developers, Penelope is the first work based on the manuscripts and of transmedia author Cornelius Addison. The app has been constructed in Berlin with the involvement of master animators, illustrators, musicians and programmers. Wivern Creator, Director Jerome Goerke believes Penelope to be a groundbreaking development in the field of digital storytelling for older children, in that the , animation and interactivity has been choreographed by the writer and not just ‘added on’.

“The animated and musical elements in Penelope can be regarded as plot developments, humorous asides or interludes in the story,” Goerke says. “The two Enlivened Rhymes in Penelope, for example, enable the reader to hear the songs sung by the characters in the story while giving them a glimpse into the character’s imagination as they sing. We do this by starting with a black and white page illustration that comes to life with music and animation. It is Tolkien’s idea digitalized.”

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Poetic TriBook, SlimBook, And Dura Book Cases For Nexus 7 Review: Good Options At Great Prices

poetic smallA few weeks ago, I reviewed the Poetic Slimline Portfolio case for the Nexus 7, after buying it for my personal use and finding it to be a good choice with a great value proposition. After seeing the review, the folks at Poetic decided to send us some more, in the hopes that I’d give some of their other options for the Nexus 7 a good rundown. The whopping four cases they sent me are all based on the same design (a pouch and cover combo, with magnetic closures and wake/sleep functions), each with slight variations.

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On the whole they’re certainly solid, and with the inclusion of magnetic functions and various bells and whistles, they’d get at least passing recommendations for those looking for some no-nonsense protection for their Nexus 7.

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KAYAK to be Purchased by Priceline for $1.8 Billion

If you ever go on a trip and need to fly somewhere, KAYAK is one of those must-have apps. I’ve used it several times to compare flights side by side. It’s really easy to specify criteria such as by airline, price, airport, number of layovers, etc. It has many other functions that I haven’t used, but luckily we did a full review in 2010.

- Compare flight, hotel and car rental deals
- Book your hotel, right in the app. Just choose KAYAK as your booking option
- Track your flight status
- View and manage your trip itinerary
- Look up baggage fees
- Access airline numbers and airport info

Well, it was just announced that KAYAK is going to be bought by Priceline. The deal includes $500 Million in cash and $1.3 Billion in stock options, paying out $40 a share to shareholders. KAYAK has been around for eight years, but only went public this year in July with an IPO of $26. The stock closed today at $31 a share. Both the respective boards of Priceline and KAYAK have already approved the acquisition and the deal is expected to be finalized by the first quarter of 2013. KAYAK will continue to operate as normal, but my prediction is that there will be some cross-app integration or some type of merger between the Priceline and KAYAK apps after all is said and done.

In the meantime, check out KAYAK for yourself.

Application: KAYAK

Developer: KAKAK.com

Cost:  Free

Source: Mashable

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DC Comics now available for Kindle and NOOK Tablets

If you like comics we have good news. DC Comics has just announced their digital comics are headed to a variety of new platforms starting today. For those saying what about Google Play — that app is already available — and now the #1 Comic Book publisher’s content can be enjoyed digitally on multiple new platforms.

DC has unveiled that they now have full support for Amazon’s Kindle line, the NOOK tablets, as well as Apple’s iBook store and more. Users can enjoy all their favorite comics right on the Kindle app, and anywhere they’d like to enjoy some Superman action. DC Comics have been available digitally for a while, but now they have opened their reach and are even updating on a weekly basis.

DC Comics also stated that digital sales are up 197% year-over-year and this new frontier will continue to grow and expand for comic books. DC’s co-publisher Jim Lee had this to say, “We were the first to offer our entire comic book line same-day digital and now we are the first to offer fans the convenience of multiple download options.” Based on the fact that you can now enjoy their content across so many different platforms.

Starting today along with the usual SuperMan, BatMan, CatWoman, Wonderwoman, Green Lantern and more you’ll be able to enjoy 70 titles. That also includes the week’s New 52 superhero books, several Vertigo issues and much much more. More titles will be added weekly and in the coming months, so if you’re a DC Comics fan you have plenty of enjoyment ahead.

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Facebook Wins Another Round of Legal Battle Against Paul Cegelia

Social Networking site Facebook took another big victory in its legal battle against Paul Ceglia after a New York Federal judge allowed the lawyers of the plaintiff to present forensics reports that would further indict the respondent for the commission of perjury.

Ceglia was taken into custody on fraud charges filed by Facebook last week after asserting that he has 50 percent interest of the social networking giant.

In his 2010 lawsuit, Ceglia claimed that he hired Mark Zuckerberg through a Craigslist advertisement in 2003 to write code for a project called StreetFax.

He allegedly paid $1,000 Zuckerberg for the coding work and then invested $1,000 in the Face Book project, which developed into a billion dollar business.

Ceglia claimed his investment in Zuckerberg’s project allows him to acquire a 50 percent stake in the company.

On Wednesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie Foschio denied the petition of Ceglia to exclude an expert witness report about the authenticity of some important documents, calling such request a ‘drastic remedy’ inappropriate in the court.

In a report prepared for Facebook by forensic document examiner and handwriting expert Gus Lesnevic, it clearly presented several differences between multiple versions of the purported contract.

Moreover, Lesnevich pinpointed 20 dissimilarities among the four images all discovered on page 1 of the purported contract. The forensic report further stated the typeface had been altered and the slant and slope of the letters were different from the genuine signature of the Facebook CEO.

According to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Ceglia intentionally inserted a fake page into a contract signed by him and Zuckerberg to give the appearance that Zuckerberg promised Ceglia half of the company.

In addition, Ceglia allegedly manufactured fake e-mails that showed Zuckerberg making an offer to Ceglia and discussing details about the Face Book project.

Federal investigators already confiscated hard drives owned by Ceglia and discovered the original contract between Zuckerberg and Ceglia does not refer any dealing involving Facebook,” as stated by the Justice Department.

Via: CNET

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A New Website for a New Version of Contacts Duster Pro

Contacts Duster Pro – The Easiest Address Book Cleaning Tool  
Developer: MyClickapps.com LLC  
Price: $2.99   Download

The new website of Contacts Duster Pro mirrors the new version of the app: it is sleeker, faster, and user-friendlier. Users who would like to see details and updates about the useful app will find the website easy to navigate. A few clicks will lead readers of the website to whatever information they would like to read – no need to dig several pages deep just to know the specs or where to buy the app.

Users who visit the website on their device will also get a welcome surprise. The of the Contacts Duster website features smart app banner, which has been recently introduced by Apple with their latest iOS 6. The banner contains useful information such as price, user ratings, and app name. The banner floats on top of the user’s screen, thus making website-viewing obstruction-.

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Smoky Cat Software Releases Thought Store v2.0 iPhone App For Charity

Thought Store  
Developer: Thomas Wright  
Price: $0.99   Download

Smoky Cat Software today announced that Thought Store v2.0 for and iPod touch is now available on the App Store, with all profits from sales donated to UK charity Sands. Thought Store allows users to record thoughts, ideas and other pieces of information such as web addresses or photos in one convenient place; by automatically tagging each item with the location, time and date of creation, the app can provide advanced searching based on these more memorable properties, ensuring items can be easily retrieved when required.

Version 2.0 adds the ability to associate contacts from your Address Book with any thought, allowing searching to be performed based on who you were with when you entered a particular thought; it also provides much improved of thoughts and ideas, using email, Twitter, SMS and iMessage (where available), as well as many small usability enhancements.

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[Fail] Paul Ceglia Arrested for Trying to Defraud Facebook for Billions

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1. The quality of being offensively bold.
2. Offensively bold behavior.

Impudence is a word that I’d normally save for the likes of Apple, but today it applies to someone who’s just as audacious as the beloved Cupertino Zombie Factory. Paul Ceglia, an Internet entrepeneur, sued Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg in 2010 about a contract both he and Zuck supposedly signed regarding the ownership of Facebook. According to Crunchbase:

On June 30, 2010, Ceglia filed a lawsuit against Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg, claiming 84% ownership of Facebook and seeking monetary damages. According to Ceglia, he and Zuckerberg signed a contract on April 28, 2003 that an initial fee of $1,000 entitled Ceglia to 50 percent of the website’s revenue, as well as an additional 1 percent interest in the business per day after January 1, 2004, until website completion. Zuckerberg was developing other projects at the time, among which was Facemash, the predecessor of Facebook, but did not register the domain name thefacebook.com until January 1, 2004. Facebook management dismissed the lawsuit as “completely frivolous”. Facebook spokesman Barry Schnitt told a reporter that Ceglia’s counsel had unsuccessfully sought an out-of-court settlement.

The contract itself says that Ceglia agreed to pay Zuckerberg $1,000 for StreetFax and $1,000 for another project called PageBook. The contract also mentions an expanded project called The Face Book to be completed by January 2004, saying an additional 1% interest in the business will be due the buyer for each day the website is delayed from that date. Ceglia has proferred a $1,000 receipt from his checkbook, dated six months after the contract as evidence that he paid Zuckerberg for his work. But it wasn’t the full $2,000 amount, and the agreement doesn’t describe what happens if there is a default.

Well, this all seemed a little fishy. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service of all people used one of their own to investigate these claims further by searching though hard drives, emails, and talking to witnesses. Several slam dunks of evidence were found to repudiate these claims. (1) A new cover page was forged on the contract that Ceglia used to sue with, which showed a (false) interest in Facebook for Ceglia. Each page of of this two page document were different from each other including the margins, spacing, and columns. (2) An original copy of the contract was found. It was was sent to an attorney in March 2004 and had no mention of the words The Face Book anywhere on the first page as the falsely created one did. (3) Emails between Zuckerberg and Ceglia were faked. Actual emails retrieved from Harvard email backup tapes showed that ones Ceglia used as evidence in his case against Facebook were non-existent. (4) Files overwritten with newer data than Ceglia claimed were found. Purposeful back-dating was evident, documents had edit dates from 2011 that were supposedly from 2003. (5) Zuckerberg as well as another Facebook founder have corroborated that the idea of Facebook didn’t occur until months after the contract with Ceglia was signed.

So what do phoney baloney claims over a mere $20-30 Billion get you (based on $50 Facebook Billion valuation)? If you’re Paul Ceglia, you get a loud “knock” on the door with a battering ram, a flash-bang in your living room, lots of shouting, and an in-house party with the FBI (the whole SWAT-style entrance may have been an exaggeration). Anyway, Paul Ceglia has been charged with mail and wire fraud, each of which faces up to 20 years in prison. The FBI arrested him at his home in NY on Friday after an official complaint from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service was filed. Ceglia, who is a no stranger to the law will have his day in court to plead his case, but it doesn’t look very good for him if this evidence has any merit.

Paul, nice attempt, but your illusions of grandeur may have been a little too grand. Claiming to own 50% of one of the World’s largest tech companies is a hugely bold claim, especially when it’s based off a poorly forged contract, falsified emails, document changes, and flat-out ridiculousness. Check out the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s complaint for yourself:

Sources: Huffington Post and Ars Technica

 

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Asus Windows 8 tablets to sell at $499

Now that the Redmond based operating system giant, Microsoft, will be making the latest version of the operating system, Windows 8, available to the general public on the 26th of this month, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are busy showcasing and launching their offerings with the new operating system.

Recently, it was Asustek’s turn to unveil its Windows 8 computers, laptops, netbooks, and tablets. The company is offering all the three. On the 24th of October, the company hosted an event in New York, showing off a range of Windows 8 devices, which included the dual screen Taichi and three other models with a 10.1 inch screen.

The dual screen Taichi laptop is going on sale in November for US$1, 299-1,599. And the 10.1 inch screen models with Windows 8 operating system will have a price tag of US$499 each, which definitely sounds attractive to many.

In addition, Asustek also unveiled its new touchscreen notebook series, VivoBook, at the show with three different models, an 11.6-inch model priced at US$499 and a 14-inch and a 15.6-inch model priced between US$599-849.

There are three other models include Vivo Tab RT, which obviously will come with the Windows RT operating system, and an Nvidia Tegra processor. The Vivo Tab RT will be priced at NT$21,999 (US$751) for a 32GB and Wi-Fi only model. The second model is the Vivo Tab Smart, which is a 10.1 inch device which will feature the full Windows 8 operating system. And the third model is the Viva Tab with a 11.6 inch screen, featuring Windows 8 operating system and a dual-core Atom Z2760 processor, just like the Vivo Tab Smart.

Asustek will also offers a protective case that can be used as a stand, and a keyboard for the VivoTab Smart priced at US$99.

There was also a 13.3-inch Transformer Book, which seems like the company’s flagship device for the Windows 8 platform, as it features the same detachable design of the Transformer series of Android tablets. This Transformer Book will come with an Intel Core i7 processor and Windows 8 operating system.

Source:Digitimes

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[New App] Orbitz.com Launches Hotels By Orbits App – Discover, Explore, Book Hotels On The Go

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Orbitz.com, one of the top online travel/booking resources around, has just released a new app – Hotels by Orbitz, meant to help users find, book, and enjoy hotels in thousands of destinations world-wide, whether you need a room tonight, or want to book a future stay.

The app, which has a somewhat slick – though not strictly holo – interface, not only lets users search for and book hotels, but also provides access to Orbitz Mobile Steals – “exclusive mobile-only discounts of up to 50%.” The app also allows you to find hotels based on your current location, and sort search results, like with Orbitz’s online interface, by best value, lowest price, or by distance.

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Brush of Truth: Book App Offers Free Common Core-Aligned Lesson Plans

Brush of Truth – iPad edition  
Developer: Story Bayou, Inc.  
Price: $1.99   Download

Brush of Truth, a book app for kids 8-12 recognized for its appeal to reluctant readers, is now offering lesson plans that are aligned with Common Core State Standards. Curriculum can be downloaded from the StoryBayou website.

Brush of Truth, geared to third- through sixth-graders, is the first book app created by Story Bayou, a mom’s vision to get tweens to read. Written in second person, “your” voice, Brush of Truth lets the user choose how the action unfolds at critical points in the plot. Brush of Truth has 125 pages of story and colorful illustrations, with 65 decision points and 20 possible endings. The app is $1.99 on iTunes, Kindle Fire, Google Play (Android) and Windows 7.

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Version 2.1 of Contacts Duster Pro is iPhone 5 Ready

Contacts Duster Pro – The Easiest Address Book Cleaning Tool  
Developer: MyClickapps.com LLC  
Price: $2.99   Download

Just in time for the 5′s release, MyClickapps.com has just upgraded its Contacts Duster Pro to version 2.1, with support for the new version of the phone.

People who have recently upgraded to the iPhone’s newest version will find this to be an essential app. The transition to a new phone might be a bit of a hassle, especially when a user has to address books. Clutter from a user’s old phone, such as duplicate phone numbers and unassociated e- addresses, are often things a user would not want to transfer to a new phone.

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Rovio and CERN teaming up on education: hopefully the Angry Birds help us this time

Rovio and CERN teaming up on education hopefully the Angry Birds help us this time

The last time CERN and an angry bird met, it didn’t end so well: the Large Hadron Collider overheated after a feathered creature reportedly dropped its breakfast on outdoor machinery. Things should go much more smoothly this time around, with CERN and Rovio partnering on an educational initiative that will be unveiled in full at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 12th. Although the two are shy on just what’s entailed beyond the presence of some Angry Birds material at the event, the union will mark the start of Rovio’s learning brand and likely represent more in the long run than another Angry Birds Space tie-in. We’re mostly wondering if subatomic physics research will explain why we still can’t three-star some levels in a physics-based game.

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Day 4 of Google’s 25-cent app deals is now live

There’s just two days left for Google’s 25-cent app sale that’s going on in the Google Play Store. As you know, the sale started this past Wednesday to celebrate the milestone of 25 billion downloads. Hit the break for today’s action.

Also to note is that SwiftKey 3 Keyboard is on sale as well. It’s not at 25-cents, but at 99-cents, it’s still a great buy for easily the best replacement keyboard on Android.

If you missed out on yesterday’s sales, you can still grab those deals as they are still live. Hurry, because they probably won’t last long.

source: Google Play

 


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Day 4 of 25-cent Google Play sale features Madden NFL 12, Ski Safari, Cut the Rope and more

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Google Play's 25-cent promotional sale has gone into day four with a handful of new apps and games that are just about as good as free. Topping the list are:

Check out our list of Android apps from the first three days below! Many of them have had their prices knocked back up to normal, but maybe you'll luck out. Oh, and be sure to leave a comment if you find any others that are on sale. 

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Quick Look: Portenzo Alano Leather Case for the Nexus 7, a Work of Art

Back in early August, we had a chance to show off the Portenzo Book Case for the Nexus 7, a hand made Maple and canvas thing of beauty. Today, we get to show you the newest creation from Portenzo, one that I would put up against any other case on the market. This is the [...]

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Google Flights Now Optimized for Tablets

Are you using Google Flights to book flights, yet? You should be. I’ve been on the Google Flights bandwagon for almost a year now, and for the most part, book every single flight through it. For those not familiar, think of it a bit like Kayak, only it’s not as spammy, doesn’t pop up 18 [...]

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Google Play 25-cent sale continues with fresh batch of cheap apps

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Who likes might-as-well-be-free Android apps? You do, that's who. Today Google Play kicked off day two of their $0.25 sale with a whole slew of new titles. They are:

And then there's the stuff that went on sale yesterday…

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Here Are The $0.25 Google Play 25 Billion Promotions For Day 2

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Yesterday, Google started a promo for hitting 25 billion downloads in the Play Store. For five days, they’re offering 25 apps for $0.25. Today is day 2 of the promo, and the sales just went live. Here’s a look at what you can grab on the cheap today:

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There are some really good deals in there (doubtTwist Alarm is one of my favorite apps) – at this price, you can buy them all!

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Sticker Time Out Now for iPad and iPhone

Sticker Time!  
Developer: Peter C TUCKER  
Price: free   Download

Sticker Time 1.0 for iOS is the latest app from cat head studios. Grow your child’s creative with Stickers as they learn about Animals in their Natural Environments. Sticker Time is a fun interactive Sticker Book with over 300 Unique stickers to play with! Choose from Dinosaur Friends, Puppies and Kitties, Jungle Friends, Farm Friends, Underwater Friends, and more.

With multiple ways to play, Stick Stickers on every picture you have in your photo library. Or take pictures right inside Sticker Time and put your new Animal friends all over. Or better still use any of the 20+ beautiful HD backgrounds to stick your new sticker friends! The possibilities are endless with Sticker Time.

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Review: Book a Stylish Stay with Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Small Luxury Hotels of the World  
Developer: Small Luxury Hotels of the World Ltd  
Price: free   Download

If you’re a world traveler (or just wish you were), Small Luxury Hotels of the World is an iPhone app that introduces you to some of the finest hotels planet earth has to offer. Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) is a booking agent that has hotel membership in excess of 500 hotels world-wide. The Small Luxury Hotels of the World iPhone app is essentially a companion to their website and offers all the same features, including the ability to book a reservation online from your phone or place a call directly to a reservation team member.

As a travel companion, the SLH app is very lovely to look at and intuitive to use. The app filters hotels by location and special offers or allows users to search for a specific hotel or hotel type, such as beach resort, golf resort or game lodge. It also provides in-app access to membership in the Small Luxury Hotels club, which is to join and offers basic member rewards and benefits available by booking a reservation with one of their member hoteliers. (more…)

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The Day I Became A Pirate Wins Best Multimedia In An eBook

The Day I Became A Pirate – An Interactive Book App for Kids  
Developer: No Ink, Inc.  
Price: $1.99   Download

The Day I Became A Pirate, an award-winning book app for the iPad, was named this year’s Best Multimedia In An eBook at Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards. The Day I Became A Pirate features engaging sounds, immersive illustrations and animations. A children’s book app for the iPad, The Day I Became A Pirate by Cary Snowden edged past remarkable competition to become this year’s top multimedia experience for young readers.

“I am so proud to win a Best-Of category as a first-time author” said Snowden. “It was thrilling to be selected by Dan Poynter as a finalist in two categories this year, one also for Zach Clough’s amazing illustrations, and to win a top category is an exciting acknowledgement of the hard work we put into making a great book app.”

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DCI Mobile Studios Launches Book Cricket 2012 App for iPhone and iPad

Book Cricket 2012  
Developer: vijayakumar Radhakrishnan  
Price: free   Download

DCI Mobile Studios, the mobile division of the premier IT firm, Dot Com Infoway, has announced the launch of its latest app that heightens cricket frenzy while bringing back fond memories of good old school days. Book Cricket 2012 app presents users with an all together different kind of cricketing experience, taking them back to the days when they used to “score runs” by flipping through the pages of a book!

Book Cricket 2012 is a in which the turn of events are decided by the pages which are flipped open. Users get to select team members and the number of overs. The toss decides the team batting/bowling first. Runs are scored by flipping the book open at random and making note of the last digit of the page number on the right. If the last digit happens to be six or four, the batsman gets the respective score. Two runs are scored if the last digit is two and a single is scored when it is eight. A wicket is lost when the last digit is zero. When the innings come to an end, the teams switch sides and continue to battle it out till a winner emerges.

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Angelique released for iPad – Animated Book App

Angelique  
Developer: Medallion Press, Inc.  
Price: $0.99   Download

Award-winning author and Wrigley Heiress Helen A. Rosburg brings to life new animated book app for her illustrated vampire novella, Angelique, made available for the Apple App Store. Illustrated Vampire Romance, Angelique, by Helen A. Rosburg comes to life and death May 2012. Award-winning author Helen A. Rosburg releases her first animated vampire novella Angelique. Launch date is set for May 15, 2012 and will be available through the Apple App Store. Angelique will be released as an animated audio book app for $4.99.

This haunting vampire classic was first told in Rosburg’s poem, “Angelique,” and has now been brought to life visually by talented artists Cherif Fortin and Lynn Sanders. More than thirty years later, Rosburg was able to transform her popular poem into an enticing love story filled with both triumphs and tragedies. The great love between main characters, Victor and Angelique, will haunt and delight readers for eternity.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Book Cover, dock, and cases coming soon [Hands-on]

In case you missed the news this afternoon, Samsung just officially announced their Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet — available tomorrow August 16th. We’ve seen plenty of it, and now it’s finally going to be available for everyone. As usual, Samsung has just detailed an entire line of impressive accessories to go along with it. From a “book cover” that doubles as a stand and more. Check them out below.

First we’ll start with that neat looking case they are calling a Book Cover. It isn’t a smart case and doesn’t have any magnets, but the origami-like folding allows this cover to quickly become a stand. With easy to view multiple viewing modes too. Simple fold it the right way and you’re off. Take a peek below.

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Then they’ve also prepared a custom dock for their Galaxy Note 10.1. We are still waiting for more details but this durable, and solid feeling dock easily clicks into the 30-pin connector below, and will charge the tablet at the same time. While it isn’t a “smart dock” with HDMI out, they do provide stereo outputs for streaming music or enhancing audio. If fits snug and holds the Note 10.1 securely even while tapping away with the S-Pen as you can see from our video reviews.

Then last but certainly not least is a sleek and lightweight Galaxy Note 10.1 Sleeve protector too. This is made out of what feels like Pleather, and has a soft-touch microfiber lining to protect that beautiful 10.1-inch screen. As you can see from the pictures of the sleeve, and all the other accessories below Samsung is prepared to offer a little of everything. We’ve seen a lot of their accessories never make it to shelves, but hopefully that isn’t the case here. We’ll update once we know availability dates and pricing.

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[Giveaway] Win 1 Of 10 Licenses To Essentials Of Android Application Development LiveLessons

2012-08-09_20h11_53I’ve written more than a few of these giveaways for products covering just about every aspect of Android development, and written by dozens of authors. But this one… well, this is special, because it’s a series of LiveLessons from none other than former Android Police contributor Ian Clifton.

Ian’s downloadable videos are called Essentials of Android Application Development. Each video equates to one lesson that helps you break down the basics of developing for Android. Most last anywhere from 50 to 90 minutes, and though they begin with some simple explanations of the basics, the last few lessons cover quite in-depth topics.

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Apple seeds iOS 6 beta 4 to developers: here’s the changelog

Apple seeds iOS 6 beta 4 to developers here's the changelog

Right around 20 days after iOS 6 beta 3 was beamed out to developers, beta 4 is now making its way into those same hands via an OTA download. We’ve just confirmed that the files are indeed being pushed out, with the changelog showing fixes related to Facebook integration, the Address Book, authorization statues, and Apple TV / Bonjour workflows. You’ll also get a patched-up Dictionary, iTunes and Maps, amongst other things. The entire list of updates is embedded after the break, but we’d recommend a stiff cup of coffee before trying to digest ‘em all.

Update: For the eagle-eyed, yes, this update does indeed remove the YouTube app from the iOS homescreen. If you’re out of the loop, Google owns YouTube. And Apple hasn’t shied away from doing its best to distance iOS from Googlefied apps…

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News: Duck Duck Moose Launches Monsters vs Superheroes Comic Book Maker

Monsters vs Superheroes Comic Book Maker – by Duck Duck Moose  
Developer: Duck Duck Moose, Partnership  
Price: $1.99   Download

Award-winning independent children’s app developer Duck Duck Moose today announced its new Monsters vs Superheroes Comic Book Maker app, which is available for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the App Store. Monsters vs Superheroes Comic Book Maker is an open-ended creative app which allows kids of all ages to create their own with flying superheroes and feisty monsters.

Create and record your own animated comics! Put multiple scenes together to make a comic strip.

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Music Players, Comic Book readers and ICS on the Rezound [From the Forums]

From the Forums

Just in case you missed out on some of the Android news today, now is the time to go ahead and get yourself fully caught up. Here on the blogs and in the Android Central Forums there is plenty to talk about. Have some questions? Need some help or just looking to chat Android? You know where to go, check out some of the threads below to get started.

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