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November 7, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Paul Allen releases app — for iPad

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is enthusiastic about Windows 8 tablets but a new entertainment app he’s releasing this week is coming first to Apple’s iPad. Allen is releasing an app called Fayve, which helps users choose movies and TV shows by sorting through recommendations generated by streaming-video providers and Facebook friends. The free app is…


Comments | Topics: Apple, Apps, Billionaire techies

June 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Startup, UW docs collaborate on very personal app

You’d think the last thing the world needs is an iPhone app that guys can use to take pictures of themselves in full glory. But there is a medical purpose for the self-recording app that’s the latest product of Seattle App Lab, a startup working with the University of Washington Department of Urology. Its app also provides…


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March 19, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Boggling success of Microsoft’s Wordament app

If Microsoft is ever going to have its Alec Baldwin moment, it will happen because of a home-brew game called “Wordament.” Baldwin was famously thrown off a plane in December because he wouldn’t stop playing an addictive word game on his iPhone. The actor was playing “Words With Friends,” Zynga’s Facebook version of Scrabble played by more…


Comments | Topics: apps, Apps, Games & entertainment

June 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Smith & Tinker back with Marvel iOS superhero game

Smith & Tinker, a once high-flying Bellevue game startup, is resurfacing this week with a new Marvel superhero game for Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. “Marvel Kapow!” features characters such as Thor, Wolverine, Spider-Man and Captain America. Players uses touchscreen gestures such as flicks to slash enemies with Wolverine’s claws or shoot them with Spidey’s…


Comments | Topics: Apple, Apps, Casual games

May 9, 2011 at 10:07 AM

“Angry Birds” iPad’s killer app?

Spreadsheets and word processors persuaded people to buy early PCs. Messaging and mobile browsers did the same thing for smartphones. If you haven’t bought an iPad or tablet computing device yet, maybe it’s because you’re not yet hooked on “Angry Birds.” The addictive slingshot game is the killer app for these touch-screen gadgets filling the gap between…


Comments | Topics: Android, angry birds, Apple

January 20, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Video: Eighth grader behind hit iPhone game

How can you resist a video interview of the Utah eighth-grader who wrote Bubble Ball? Since the game for the iPhone and iPad was released Dec. 29. it’s been downloaded more than 2 million times, topping the list of free iTunes apps. The boy, Robert Nay, has more poise than Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Take that, Tiger mom.


Comments | Topics: Apple, apple, Apps

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