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Re/code’s John Paczkowski may actually have a legitimate friend on the inside of Apple because he has been pretty dead on when it comes to correctly identifying rumors. Back in August, the tech writer revealed that Apple would hold the iPhone event on Sept. 9.

Today, Paczkowski reports

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that Apple is planning on holding its next media event on Oct. 16. My earlier prediction of Oct. 21 appears to be off the mark.

According to Re/code, Apple will hold the next media event on Thursday, Oct. 16 at Cupertino’s Town Hall Auditorium and not the flashy Flint Center. It is rumored that Apple will unveil the next generation of iPad Air and iPad mini, as well as an updated iMac line. Apple will also, hopefully announce the availability of OS X Yosemite and make Apple Pay ready for use.

I’d also like to see the Apple TV refresh that everyone keeps talking about. My set-top box is four years old now. I’m pretty sure that streaming media technology has improved a lot since 2010 and my outdated box doesn’t seem to be able to handle the load anymore. I’d love a more powerful, faster version.

Rumors surrounding the second generation of iPad Air include Touch ID and a slightly smaller frame. The device will supposedly come with a faster A8X processor chip, and might even include near-field communication technology so that it is compatible with Apple Pay.

Re/code’s information is probably true, which also means that the tablet might be ready for preorder the next day and ready to ship by Oct. 24. Here’s hoping.

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Adobe's latest Android creation is Creative Cloud (preview), a file management tool connected - as the name suggests - to Adobe's Creative Cloud.

For those unaware, Creative Cloud wraps up Adobe's effort to transition to a subscription-based service model, providing updates to the Creative Cloud suite

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of software (which replaced Creative Suite), and online services to aid in collaboration and file/asset management. A free CC membership includes trial access to Adobe's creative tools and 2GB of cloud storage.

Adobe Releases Creative Cloud Preview For Android To View And Manage Cloud-Based Files (Including PSD And AI) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


Four years ago I had the idea to build a blog network dedicated to reviewing and rounding up apps. We started with Mac apps and then quickly expanded to additional channels covering iOS, Android, Windows and Web apps. While the network has been successful in traffic and audience, reaching some 100m+ visitors over the four years, it’s ultimately not fit within our broader company mission. So I’m here today to announce that unfortunately after four years of app guidance, we’re closing AppStorm down.

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Super BoxMan is a game from BigMoth Studios that puts you as a small box that has to dodge walls that come down at you from above by moving left and right across the screen to make it through the space in the walls. A good concept with an addictive quality, unfortunately there are a few issues that make the game more f

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rustrating than playable.

To be honest, I’m not a huge mobile gamer. Generally when it comes to games I download they’re the pick up and play games, or puzzle games. Games that I can put down at a moment’s notice, but also play for hours if I let myself. This game fits in this category though, making it a good time killer while waiting in line at Starbucks. However, I think that because I don’t regularly play mobile games, this game is harder than it might be for hardcore mobile gamers. That being said, I enjoy playing on my Xbox and computer, so by no means am I alien to hand-eye coordination.

So when I opened this game, and tapped my way through the somewhat confusing menu (Just keep tapping, and you’ll be in the game soon enough) and started to play, I was immediately thrown by a few things. First of all, the controls are really sensitive. All you do is simply tap and hold the left or right side of the screen to get your BoxMan to move to the respective side. But he goes flying across that screen! Also, the colors of the entire game change at a constant rate, from red to green to blue to purple and so on. This would not be so bad, and even be a great distraction to achieving your goal, if it weren’t for the fact that the screen also constantly zooms in and out. This makes for a headache of a game to play, and should probably include a warning for those prone to seizures.

After getting used to those things though, the game does become quite addictive, with the desire to get just a little farther strong enough to tap “Retry” several times. That is, until you need to put the game down to take some Advil.

To recap: great playability in terms of the game’s addictive quality and concept, OK controls that take some time to adjust to due to their sensitivity, and bad graphics not in terms of looks per se (as I believe they purposefully go for a pixelated look) but rather in terms of the constant zooming in and out and color changing combination.

I recommend downloading it to see if you like it and can get past these issues. Just have a bottle of Advil nearby.


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Brilliant Beer Packaging That Uses The Pantone Colour Palette

There are many types of beer that differ in taste and colour. Unfortunately most beer cans advertise the brand and brewery, rather than the alcohol itself. That is not the case with the new project by Spanish artist Txaber who

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created a brilliant beer packaging design using Pantone’s colour charts and codes.

The cans and bottles he has designed are very minimal. The largest part part of them is filled with colour that reflects the tinge of the beer inside. All hues are taken from Pantone’s colour palette, which is famous for its accuracy and popularity among designers and manufacturers from all around the globe.

Apart from the colour, there’s a small stripe of white on every of Txaber’s cans and bottles. On it, using fancy and very unique typography, the designer put the name of the beer as well as the Pantone colour code. In general, packaging has a distinctive and strikingly minimal look that not only puts its contents first, but also makes it stand out from the competition.

Brilliant Beer Packaging That Uses The Pantone Colour Palette

Brilliant Beer Packaging That Uses The Pantone Colour Palette

Brilliant Beer Packaging That Uses The Pantone Colour Palette

Brilliant Beer Packaging That Uses The Pantone Colour Palette

Brilliant Beer Packaging That Uses The Pantone Colour Palette

Brilliant Beer Packaging That Uses The Pantone Colour Palette

Brilliant Beer Packaging That Uses The Pantone Colour Palette

Brilliant Beer Packaging That Uses The Pantone Colour Palette

Brilliant Beer Packaging That Uses The Pantone Colour Palette

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Many Samsung Galaxy Android devices store an internal counter to track the unofficial firmware, kernel flashes etc. on your device. For example if you install a custom firmware then a visual large triangle is shown on the startup of the device booting and nagging you. Triangle Away is an application that is built specifically to disable the yellow warning triangle by resetting the flash counter on your Samsung Galaxy Android devices. We have already covered it here in the past but apparently in the latest versions of the app such as Triangle Away 3.01 most variant of the Samsung Gala

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xy s4 are also supported such as i9505 and variants in Canada and US. There is along list of Samsung Galaxy models supported by this app to reset the flash counter. You can find the complete listing on the developer source address as it is continuously evolving with the new releases of this utility.

Note: Rooting, Jailbreaking or customizing your device can be risky, and you may end-up bricking your device! Follow the instructions posted here at your own responsibility as InspiredGeek will not be responsible for any damage to your device.

unnamed | Remove Yellow Triangle and Reset Flash Counter on Your Samsung Galaxy S4 Using Triangle Away 3.01

Please keep in mind that a root is required on your device for this application to work its magic. You can get the Triangle Away for tiny money from Google Play store or alternatively download the same app for free from the app thread on XDA developer forum. Please use caution when using this app as developer had mentioned that it can even brick your device if used for example on unsupported devices.


href="">src="" alt="retina imac new ipads oct 16 Retina iMac, New iPad Apple Event on Oct 16" width="927" height="535" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-60855" title="Retina iMac, New iPad Apple Event on Oct 16" />/> For some reason, most of the blogs, pubs and people writing about this Apple Event, not yet blessed by The Beard, are focussed on the new iPads. OK, then. For the rest of us, long t

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erminal Apple fans, Thursday, October 16 will be about OS X Yosemite and a 5K pixel super HD Retina iMac.

Can anyone remember the last time there was an Apple Event on a Thursday? Perhaps not, but this particular rumor comes via href="" target="_blank">the good offices of John Paczkowski:

Apple has a few more new products to unveil before the year is out, and it plans to show them off in a couple weeks. Sources tell Code/red the company will hold its next special event on Thursday, Oct. 16 — not the 21st.

The unveiling will be held at the company’s Town Hall Auditorium in Cupertino. It is, by comparison with the Flint Center’s thousands of seat, alas, tiny.

This year’s 9.7-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini updates will likely include Touch ID enabled home buttons, faster chips (A8 in the larger tablet) and 802.11ac WiFi. Of course, both will hit the ground running iOS 8.

With Touch ID, Apple’s new iPads will be able to use Apple Pay, the company’s big-time push into the world of mobile payments, which interestingly enough is expected to go live on href="">Oct 20 with the arrival of iOS 8.1.

We should not, however, expect to see neither hide nor hair of the long-rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro. While it’s still alive in the grapevine, the iPad Pro is not expected until 2015.

For what it’s worth The Beard (aka Jim Dalrymple) href="" target="_blank">has yet to yep or nope October 16.

OS X Yosemite, Retina iMacshref="">src="" alt="os x yosemite keynote icon Retina iMac, New iPad Apple Event on Oct 16" width="1024" height="627" class="size-full wp-image-60854" title="Retina iMac, New iPad Apple Event on Oct 16" />class="wp-caption-text">OS X Yosemite will include an updated palette of href="" target="_blank">system and app icons.

Mac fans, ignore those obsessed with Post PC mobility and its accouterments. The real stars of the Thursday, October 16 Apple Event will be OS X Yosemite and Retina iMacs.

iOS 8 arrived weeks ago, but much of what makes it special won’t become available until OS X Yosemite ships on or about Oct 16. New features will include an updated user interface, more powerful/inclusive Spotlight search (really good), and updated core apps, like Safari, Mail and Photos.

Retina iMac Plans…/> A source familiar with Apple’s plans tells me that Apple is indeed planning to launch a Retina iMac at their next press event, however the 27? Model will be the only model that gets this feature. The source says the new 27? iMac will use a 5120 x 2880 panel as leaked in the OSX Yosemite code a few months ago. This resolution is double the current resolution of the 27? iMac which is 2560×1440 — href="">Earlier Tapscape

Again, however, OS X Yosemite’s iOS 8 tie ins are headliners. These include Hand Off (device independent workflow), device independent calling and messaging, and instant hotspot functionality.

Regardless of these latest rumors, earlier this week, we know an Apple Event will happen soon — Apple seeded href="" target="_blank">OS X Yosemite Gold Master to developers and volunteer AppleSeed testers.

So, is your Mac and are your apps Yosemite ready? What about the supposed Thursday, October 16 Apple Event has you excited, iPads or Retina iMacs or OS X Yosemite or…

What’s your take?

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Microsoft is re-launching its Windows Phone platform, completely rebuilding the operating system from the ground up so that it functions better than it ever has before. Windows Phone 8 could prove to be the weapon the software giant needs to really make its mark in the smartphone world and begin to take a significant share of the market away […]

iOS 8

As announced at the Apple Keynote Presentation last week, the next generation operating system for the Apple iPhone and iPad, iOS 8, will be released to everyone today. The new OS, which will be made available free of charge, was released as a Gold Master for Developer testing last week, and comes just two days before the first deli

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veries of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus start to arrive on customer doorsteps. iOS 8 represents a big leap forward for Apple with one major new feature, Continuity, being touted as the ultimate way to connect together iOS devices and Mac OS X.

In addition, iOS also bring AirDrop to iOS devices, as well as Handoff, a new feature which allows users to seamlessly switch between devices when working on tasks. The extends to the ability to send and receive SMS messages from Mac and iPad, using iPhone Handoff functionality. Users will also be able to take advantage of iCloud Drive, a Dropbox-like service which brings full cloud storage features to iCloud users.

These features, along with smaller tweaks to Notification Centre, keyboards, Siri, Photos, Camera and Health, means that iOS will likely see the fastest adoption of any iOS version. Some features, like Handoff and SMS Relay will not work immediately until OS X Yosemite is released, likely next month, but other new features are available immediately.

There is no word yet on what time the update will be released to the public, but today is the day.



Snake is a timeless game. It was one of the first experiences I had on a portable device, and despite the fact that there was just one level (a giant square box), it provided endless hours of entertainment. It was a much simpler time, and that time is over. In the current era of gaming, it's expected that a snake game would have a load of bells and whistles, lest it fall short of providing something you haven't seen a million times in the past 20 years. The Jake and Finn skinned Treasure Fetch - Adventure Time [

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woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=818746835&mt=8">$2.99] differentiates itself somewhat, but falls into the same few trappings as the snake genre along the way.

Your job is to go from level to level doing what the duo does best -- collecting treasure. This time around you'll accomplish that by riding Jake, who functions as a snake-like entity that grows every time he eats an apple. You'll basically need to get all the treasure chests in a stage to unlock the next level, but a "challenge" system gates your progress, preventing you from just breezing through.

Adventure 1

The short of it is that you'll need to complete a certain amount of special tasks before you unlock more of the map. In addition to getting every chest, you also need to do up to three challenges per stage, things like "eat [x] amount of apples" or "complete the stage while sprinting the entire time." This is a pretty standard concept, but the only odd design choice is that Treasure Fetch requires you to beat the level before you can even complete or view each challenge.

It's a weird choice, because not only are some challenges impossible to complete without repeating a level multiple times, but you can't even attempt them the first time around. It's completely doable if you have the fortitude for it, it just makes things a bit more repetitive when you're doing the same stage over and over just for the sake of progress. The game should have had a way to display challenges from the get-go, and synced them better so that you can do all of them with one amazing run.

Adventure 2

Having said that, each level has its own unique feel and is fun in its own way. There are a decent amount of themes and varations to keep you guessing, and it's fun to wander around during some challenges to try to find unique ways to complete them. You'll do that by way of two control schemes -- a virtual d-pad and a swiping system. The d-pad isn't particularly responsive to use and requires a decent amount of effort to get used to, but swiping is pretty spot-on due to the "queuing" concept. Basically, you can queue up multiple moves by swiping ahead of time, making up for the inaccuracy of the d-pad. It also takes some getting used to but is much more natural on a touch device.

Along with paying the base price for Treasure Fetch, there are also in-app-purchases available that thankfully aren't too abrasive. After entering the shop you'll have the chance to buy two items -- keys, and potions. The former are for opening up doors, eschewing the game's challenges for instant access to new worlds and levels. The latter are a less enticing buy, allowing you to resurrect yourself after hitting a wall or obstacle.

For the most part, you can ignore the IAP. Potions are a rather useless item since most of the game's stages are 30 seconds long at best, effectively turning them into a non-issue. You can also earn a potion by collecting 200 apples anyway. The game is also balanced so that you don't need to buy keys, though some of the tougher challenges may push you over the edge. Still, you're getting the complete game for your purchase.

Treasure Fetch - Adventure Time has a great art style going for it and some interesting arenas, but the gameplay isn't nearly as fetching as you'd expect it to be. If you've ever played a snake game at any point in your life and are quasi-interested in giving it a go again, by all means check out Treasure Fetch, as it delivers on that front. But as it stands, the repetitive formula is still present, and even Jake and Finn can't hide that fact.