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Apple Announces the 10 Billionth iOS App Downloaded

Apple has just announced who downloaded the 10 billionth iPhone application and what it was. They stated:

With more than 160 million iPhones, iPod Touch, and iPad users worldwide. The 10 billionth app downloaded, Paper Glider, was purchased by Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK. As the winner of the App Store Countdown to 10 Billion Apps, Gail Davis will receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card.

It’s amazing that after only a little more than 2 years, Apple has already sold 10 billion iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad applications. Congratulations to Gail Davis most likely won’t need to buy anything from iTunes again.

Offcial Twitter App Goes Universal Finally!

Great news, Twitter fans! The official Twitter application, which we’ve known and loved on our iPhone handsets for some time now, has just gone universal. A recent update (version 3.1, which was released today) means iPad owners can now use the app on their 9.7″ iDevices.

And, as you can see from the screenshots below, the familiar app looks markedly different on the iPad. First up, it takes advantage of the iPad’s screen brilliantly. Twitter on the iPad displays your timeline in the center of the screen, adding helpful lists at the side when in landscape mode. By tapping on any tweet, related content will open in the foreground. By sliding panels, you can swiftly navigate through this content.

In addition to this, users can pinch on a tweet to reveal information and further actions. A two finger drag opens up a list of reply options. These new features are simple but very helpful, and we’re sure you’ll really appreciate them.

So, the ultimate question: was Twitter’s universality something worth waiting for? In my opinion, yes, it was. And, let’s not forget this is a free application, so you have no excuse not to download it!

Twitter (for iPhone and iPad) is available now in the App Store for free! Let us know your thoughts on the app in the comments box at the bottom of this article.

How to Wirelessly Sync iPhone and iPod Touch

In this tutorial, you will be shown how to wirelessly sync your iPhone or iPod Touch to your Mac (Windows not supported yet) using WiFi. This does not work for the iPad. Scroll down for the video tutorial.

STEP 1: Open Cydia, and search for “Wi-Fi Sync”. It’s in the BigBoss repo so you won’t need to add any sources. This application costs $9.99. If you’d like to get it for free, add the source “http://TheiPhoneSpotRepo.net/apt/”.

STEP 2: On your Mac, go to GetWiFiSync.com and download the appropriate version.

STEP 3: On your iDevice, open Wi-Fi Sync. A popup should appear on the Mac. Allow it to connect to the device. Now a popup should appear on the device. Allow that to connect as well.

STEP 4: With the application still open (it must be open in order to wirelessly sync), wait for the device to appear on the left-hand side of iTunes. Once it’s connected, sync like you normally would.

This processes uses WiFi (as I’m sure you could have guessed by the name of the app) so you must be connected to a WiFi hotspot. Also, because the device and the computer are not connected by hardware (sync cable), this process will take longer, however, it’s still good to have if you happen to lose the cable or just don’t have it with you.

Doodle Kart App Review

                                        Name: Doodle Kart
Category: Games
Homepage: Jerry Lee
Version: 1.0
Size: 46.4 MB
Price: $0.99

Doodle games, with graphics that appear to have been hand drawn, are hot. Lima Sky’s Doodle Jump, for example, is currently sitting in third place in the best-selling apps column.

Among the latest of these games is  Doodle Kart from j2sighte, a novel top-down racing game that pits cleverly crafted racers against each other on a graph paper background. j2sighte says Doodle Kart was inspired  by Sauce Digital’s Nano Rally, a similar game also with hand-drawn graphics.

There are five stages with 25 unique tracks in all, providing for hours of track time.  To begin , you’ll choose between single race and championship modes. In single mode, you have the option of going solo or playing against a CPU opponent.
In Championship mode, you have the option of taking it easy, normal, hard or nightmare.

After choosing one of three cars, you can select settings for speed, acceleration, handling, weight and items, actually weapons, such as pencils and rockets and other power ups. You control the car using a gas and brake pedals in the lower right corner.

You have two options for steering your car: touch and tilt. Touch is accomplished using right/left arrows. If you opt for Doodle Kart’s tilt control  you’ll find there are three settings (low, medium and high). I found maneuvering the course using tilt control to be difficult, so I decided to stick with the right/left arrow touch controls.

I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I initially found the car difficult to control, even on it’s lowest settings. It took a few hours of playing before I started to feel comfortable. I finally settled on setting my speed and acceleration to about the halfway mark and handling cranked all the way up. You’ll want to experiment with these settings because they make quite a bit of difference.

Doodle Kart features a number of other options. There’s the usual music and soundtrack on/off switches,  portrait or landscape mode, tilt control on/off and item or weapon.

This app also has leader boards, forums, chat and other functions derived from the increasingly popular OpenFeint social networking platform.