Apple To Remove Incentive App Installs From Apps

It looks like Apple is removing app install incentives from the iOS App store, in an attempt to clean things up in the app store. Some developers have been using incentives within apps to get users to download more of their apps.

For example some iOS games, require in game credits to proceed further in the game, and to get these in game credits, certain developers have been making people download another one of their apps.

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Order And Chaos Online MMORPG Arrives on iOS Devices (video)

Gameloft’s new and highly anticipated Order And Chaos Online MMORPG game designed for iOS devices has now launched and is available to purchase from the Apple iTunes Store for $6.99.

Order And Chaos Online is Gamelofts answer to World of Warcraft for mobile devices and is a true real-time, full 3D massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG). A Gameloft account and monthly subscription charge is required to play, but on purchasing the game your first 3 months gaming are included in the initial $6.99. After which you will need to pay $0.99 per month, $1.99 for three months, or $2.99 for six months to continue playing online.

Watch the Gameloft Order And Chaos Online trailer after the jump with a fe snippets of gameplay footage included.

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NBA Jam iOS App Updated With Multiplayer Support

If you are NBA jam gamer on your iOS device, you will be pleased to know you can now linkup and play multiplayer games via your local network. Thanks to a new update that has been released by EA this week.

You can now go head-2 -head against your friends connecting to their device loaded with NBA Jam via either Wi-fi or Bluetooth. The update also now includes the all the current NBA roster.

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Final Fantasy III Arrives On iPad

If you have been waiting for Final Fantasy III to arrive on the iPad, your waiti is now over and its now available to purchase in the Apple iTunes Store for $16.99. Following on from a month ago when the game was released for iPhone and iPod touch devices.

Both the iPad and iPhone games act as separate entities and unfortunately there is now way to cross sync your saved games from one device to another. So if you already have the iPhone version, the iPad version will bring very little in the way of new features.

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iPad 2 Now Shipping Drops Back To 1-2 Weeks Worldwide

Now the initial rush for iPad 2 devices is slowing slightly, Apple has been able to drop its worldwide shipping dates back to 1-2 weeks for orders via their website.

On March 11th 2011, launch day for the iPad 2, the order time jumped from three to five days to 3-4 weeks and has been that until now over 40 days later. iPad 2’s are still difficult to purchase in stores by the reduction in waiting times for online order does indicate that some normality is resuming to the ordering process.

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Square iPhone Credit Card Payment System Arrives In Apple Stores

The Square iPhone credit card payment system we have featured here on Geeky Gadgets a number of times of the course of its development has now arrived in Apple Stores both on the high street and online for $9.99.

Jack Dorsey Square’s CEO and Twitter founder, released an announcement yesterday that their Square payment system for iOS devices including the iPad and iPod Touch is now available in all 235 U.S. Apple Store locations, as well as from the Apple online store.

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iCade iPad Arcade Cabinet Now Available To Buy

What started out as an April Fool’s joke back in April 2010 by ThinkGeek has now been transformed in to a reality and is now available to purchase for $100.

To use the iCade, gently slide the iPad into the cradle. The iCade uses Bluetooth to connect to the iPad so there’s nothing else you need to do. You’re ready to “insert coin” and game on!

However if you are looking to get your hands on one the first shipment of devices is already sold out and the iPad iCade Arcade cabinet is now on back order, with more expected to arrive on the 20th May at the latest.



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iPad Dry Erase Board Helps You Mock Up Your Apps

We have featured a few of these design tools that help you design apps for the iPhone and iPad before at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is designed to help you plan out your iPad App before you start coding, the iPad Dry Erase Board.

The iPad Dry Erase Board is from the guys over at UI stencils, and it features a 1 to 1 scale 20 pixel grid, and an iPad interaction key on the back.

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Navigon MobileNavigator iOS App Receives Augmented Reality

If you enjoy the use of augmented reality on your iOS devices, you might be pleased to know that Navigon have just rolled out a new update for their iOS Navigon MobileNavigator application which brings with it a new augmented reality feature.

In addition to the usual basic navigation features you can now enable augmented reality feature called the “Reality Scanner” that overlays information on top of a the live camera view.


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The Flow, A Paintbrush For The iPad And Touchscreen Devices (Video)

We have featured quite a few different accessories for the iPad and iPhone here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is called The Flow, and it is a paintbrush that is designed to be used with touchscreen devices like the Apple iPad.

Have a look at the video below it shows The Flow in action, and as you can see from the video you can paint on the iPad’s screen just like you would if you were using a real paintbrush.

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Apple Releases iOS 4.3.2

Apple has updated its iOS software for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, the latest version is iOS 4.3.2 and it comes with a range of bug fixes, one of the bug fixes is for FaceTime, where a blank or frozen video appeared during a FaceTime call.

There is also a fix to the bug that was causing some international users from connecting to 3G networks on the iPad WiFi and 3G, and there are also a range of unspecified security fixes in iOS 4.3.2

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