In Angry Birds Rio, the original Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to the magical city of Rio de Janeiro, where they eventually escape their captors and set out to save their friends, Blu and Jewel – two rare macaws and the stars of the hit motion picture, Rio. Angry Birds Rio pairs the physics-based gameplay of the original game with unique twists based on the film.
The highly-anticipated (and much-teased) Angry Birds Star Wars is now available in both the App Store and Mac App Store. Angry Birds Star Wars also landed on the Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, and Windows 8 platforms today.
You can purchase Angry Birds Star Wars from the App Store for $0.99 (iPhone) or $2.99 (iPad).
Apple has released new iOS app for mailing post cards right from your iPhone. The Cards app, according to Apple:
The new Cards app from Apple lets you create and mail beautifully crafted cards personalized with your own text and photos — right from your iPhone or iPod touch. Take a quick snapshot and with a few taps and swipes, an elegant letterpress card is on its way to any address in the world. Each card is just $2.99 when sent within the U.S. and $4.99 when sent to or from anywhere else. And that includes postage.
Apple stated to AllThingsD that offering of TV show rentals via iTunes was discontinued. Now users can only buy full episodes for just a dollar more than the previous rental price. The main advantage of buying full episodes is the possibility of re-watching them as many times as you want.
Yesterday The Wrap reported that Google is going to launch a Video on Demand movie rental service on YouTube, which will obviously become a rival for Apple's iTunes movie store.
Actually, YouTube started offering movie rental last year, but only independent studio movies have been available yet. Now Google plans to partner with major Hollywood studios. Read the rest of this entry »