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Ultima IV getting resurrected as a free-to-play game

Ultima IV getting resurrected as a free-to-play game

It's been quite a long time since players have had a good Ultima game they can really sink their teeth into, but that may all soon be changing thanks to the efforts of BioWare Mythic. The team is taking Ultima IV and updating it for the current generation, turning it into a free-to-play title for PC and iOS. Dubbed Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar, this game sounds like it could be everything you could want out of an Ultima remake... so long as you can get past the "free-to-play" aspect first.

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Woz was right after all: Apple may be looking to acquire Nuance

Woz was right after all: Apple may be looking to acquire Nuance

Last November, Steve Wozniak spoke out of turn and said that Apple was planning buying Nuance who specializes in voice recognition software. He later had to come out and say he was "totally wrong". Now, it seems he may not have been completely off-base, as today speculation has surfaced that Apple is, in fact, looking at a deal with Nuance. Apple is reportedly very interested in improving its voice recognition capability in iOS 5, and Nuance would help them do that.

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Android Lags iOS in Mobile Advertising Revenues

Android Lags iOS in Mobile Advertising Revenues

Android may be gaining marketshare, now powering 33 percent of U.S. smartphones, but it is behind iOS in mobile advertising revenues, according to Millennial Media. iOS-based applications account for 47 percent of Millennial revenues in March of 2011, with Android close behind at 36 percent. However, Android is ahead of iOS in mobile ad impressions. Find out more about this interesting trend after the cut.

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Foursquare 3.0 Adds Explore, Revamped Leaderboard, And New Deals

Foursquare 3.0 Adds Explore, Revamped Leaderboard, And New Deals

Foursquare has just revealed details on its revamped 3.0 version due out late tonight. The popular location-based app allows people to share information on the places they've been via check-ins and encourages them to do so by turning it into a game of attaining badges and titles based on frequency of check-ins. The updated version adds several new new features including check-in recommendations, revamped leaderboard, and new deals for businesses.

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Apple iOS Notification System Redesign Idea

Apple iOS Notification System Redesign Idea

Apple is the company of the hour and has been for a long time. Fans tout the sleek hardware designs and the intuitive software on each of their products. The iPhone changed the smartphone landscape and iOS is regarded as one of the best, if not the best, mobile operating systems out there, save for those pesky notifications. If there is one thing fans and critics can agree on is that iOS’s notification system is downright bad.

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MobClix Says Apple iOS Users More Valuable Than Android Users

MobClix Says Apple iOS Users More Valuable Than Android Users

Mobclix--mobile advertising platform and open marketplace--just drew together a chart from revenue data that shows Apple iOS users to be more valuable than Android users. Their study looks at the value of an app user for developers on a per user basis. Android is everywhere and growing bigger by the minute with several different confectionary versions running on smartphones and tablets, but Apple’s iOS reigns supreme right now as king of the money mountain.

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