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Doodle Bowling is a free, ad-supported, one-player bowling game with a cute, scribbled sketchbook aesthetic.
The interface is attractive but fairly limited: you're looking down a bowling alley with a scorecard in the foreground. You touch the ball to pick it up, and then flick to roll it down the lane, with your flick controlling the direction and speed. Once your ball is rolling, you can swipe right or left to spin it (and the more slowly you send your ball rolling, the more time you have to do this). The physics are fairly predictable, but at times the … Read more
Last week, CNET News' Stephen Shankland related the story of how the Scion public-relations team added me as a contact in Flickr. As he noted, "I thought it might be a marketing move, given that the Detroit auto show was under way, and indeed, a little digging showed that to be the case."
I likewise contacted the Flickr user, and here's the reply that I received (via the Yahoo.com address in their profile):
We saw you were on Flickr and, as a technology/online aficionado, we thought you might be interested in the new car. The … Read more
Note: The iPhone 2.2 firmware update is now available. Connect to iTunes to get all the details. My app update issue is fixed!
One of the great things about my job writing about iPhone apps is I sometimes get to look at what's coming up in the future for the iPhone. I was invited to a small gathering of developers and reviewers this week to see the latest games and apps from premiere software companies. The future of iPhone apps looks great.
While many of the apps were must-haves, one of the best of the bunch was a … Read more
Flock is launching version 1.0 of its social browser next month. The biggest change is a new RSS reader and start page that essentially builds in its own NetVibes and Google Reader. Also new is a sidebar that hangs out on the right side of the browser and has tabs for Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube. If you've read up on our coverage of Mozilla's Coop project, Flock has basically beaten them to the punch, with a sidebar of your friends that lets you both keep track of what they're up to, as well as being able … Read more
With all the talk about Windows Vista and the new security features, Sidebar widgets and Aero interface, it's worth taking a moment to look at what new features Microsoft has cooked up for tablet users.
Tablet PCs are gaining in popularity, and the first two retail-ready Vista laptops we've looked at (the HP tx1000 and Toshiba Portege R400) are both convertible tablet models that take advantage of some of Vista's new tablet-friendly features.