Tech Talk: iPhone 5
Critics of the iPhone 5 come face to face with Foxconn factory workers on SNL.
“Witness the rapid rise and (what looks to be) fall of Draw Something, the social app from gamemaker OMGPOP, which Zynga bought for $200 million at the peak of Draw Something’s popularity. Six weeks ago, Draw Something, a Pictionary-like mobile game, was the “uproarious, ingenious” “new sensation” envied by game makers everywhere. Since early April, however, it has shed nearly 4 million daily active users,according to AppData and the Atlantic Wire, which first highlighted the decline. AppData’s stats show only Draw Something users who signed in via Facebook, which is optional, but the steep slide suggests the downward trend likely holds true for the“good chunk” of Draw Something gamers who log in without Facebook.
So what happened?
I was one of the millions who adored Draw Something and pestered my friends to sign up for the service. I took great pride in my drawings, delighted in others’ sketches (you wouldn’t believe the gem my friend Chris drew for “odor”), and even played with strangers when my buddies took too long between turns.
Which is exactly why the Draw Something app has since been relegated to a cobwebbed folder on the third screen of my iPhone: Too often, there was nothing to do.”
I’m going to go play Draw Something and listen to Turntable.fm.
Remember this website we were all obsessed with a month ago?
Nice. That’ll throw a wrench in the Netflix/Hulu machine. Bad news though: it’s not available yet to Time Warner Cable or Cablevisions subscribers. Everyone else with HBO, you’re good to…um…Go.
Well that was fast. It was only two weeks ago that it was announced that the Weinsteins would start making video games. This Firday they will release their first, inspired by Scream 4. It will be available on all iOS devices (iPod touch, iPhone, iPad) and will most likely not be very good.
Basically the app lets you add an “in bed” tag to your iPhone photos. Like the fortune cookie joke?
Anyway, it’s clever if only mildly useless.
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Are pigs flying?
|—||Mike Ryan in his final The Great Harry Potter Liveblog Experiment: Deathly Hallows for Movieline|
|—||Jimmy Fallon on Twitter, from last night’s monologue.|
Just when I was considering getting a Droid. Is it legit? (via Soup on Twitter)