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Allegedly, iPhone owners will be able to enter an Apple Store with a “working, non-liquid-damaged iPhone” and answer a few questions via the location’s EasyPay terminals about the condition of the device. Assuming your old iPhone–it’s not yet clear which models are compatible–is worth some cash, you’ll then receive a store credit. Apple currently offers a similar trade-in system, but only through the mail.
Konami will soon launch a digital Star Wars card battle game for iOS called Star Wars: Force Collection. There will be cards for 230 of the characters and vehicles found in all six Star Wars films. The game will take players across the Star Wars galaxy on various missions, according to Konami:
Players will cross the Star Wars™ galaxy completing quests, fighting battles, and collecting powerful cards and upgrades. As players progress, their actions will determine whether they join and fight on the light or dark side of the Force during global player events.
Players will battle the game as well as other players. Defeating other players will allow you to level up your Battle Ranking by looting their blueprint pieces. Use these pieces to construct vehicles that give you an advantage during combat.
Star Wars: Force Collection will be released on September 4 as a free download. Will it be with you?
If your passion for disgruntled birds cannot be confined to one platform, Rovio has you covered. The Angry Birds developer has launched Rovio Account, a new cloud service that allows players to transfer and sync save data across multiple iOS and Android devices.
Rovio Account adds cloud saving functionality to the original Angry Birds game and the DreamWorks film tie-in app The Croods. Support for additional games in Rovio’s app catalog will be added in future updates.
The latest in the Angry Birds series has become official, with Angry Birds Star Wars II catapulting our way on September 19. As expected from the earlier promo shot, the new game covers the prequel trilogy, and this time around is bringing Skylanders-esque figurines from Hasbro into play. The Telepods as they’re known, will be available to buy from toy stores, and by holding them over the camera on your iOS device you’ll be able to zap the character into the game. So, an out-of-app purchase, then.
We’re looking at about 30 new characters, and this time around you even get to choose which side of the force you want to play as; Jedi or Pork Side. Rovio isn’t disclosing whether or not Jar Jar Binks will be represented in some way, but frankly, if he isn’t, that’s a fail. Beyond announcing Star Wars II, Rovio also confirmed the Return of the Jedi themed update for the original Angry Birds Star Wars game will be dropping out of hyperspace sometime soon.
Infinity Blade: Dungeons was supposed to be a showpiece for the iPad, initially announced way back at the iPad 3 launch event, and now it seems we shall never get to play it. The title was put on hold indefinitely when developer Impossible Studios closed down, but the publisher Epic Games has now confirmed the project is cancelled.
Dungeons was lined up as a hack-and-slash spin-off title to the massively successful Infinity Blade series, but for well over a year now we’ve been waiting, and waiting, and waiting. At least we don’t have to wait anymore. The slightly more positive news is that it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the Infinity Blade series, but no doubts like us, there’ll be a few of you out there that will be disappointed about this one?
The National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are gathering data directly from Apple and eight other tech companies in the United States. Code-named PRISM, the program collects data directly from the servers of companies including Apple, AOL, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, PalTalk, Skype, Yahoo, and YouTube. GCHQ, the British equivalent of the NSA, also appears to be obtaining this data. Data collected includes emails, phone records, chat transcripts, video calls, and more.
So far, Apple, Google, Facebook, and others deny direct participation in PRISM. The congressional leaders and President Obama have spoken to reassure the public that the program is targeted on foreign communications and is meant as a tool to fight terror. PRISM is an outgrowth of the domestic intelligence-gathering efforts of the Bush Administration; it started in 2007 and is reauthorized by Congress every three months.
There’s a lot that’s still unclear about PRISM and to how these companies are participating. This information just came to light yesterday, and there’s still much to sift through until we have a better picture. We’ll do our best to keep you updated as we learn more.
Source: The Washington