Apple crosses 25 billion App Store downloads, thanks all the little people

If you've ever downloaded an app from iTunes then congratulations, you are a part of history. Just a few minutes ago Apple notched its 25 billionth download, thanking all involved for getting there, and of course (like it did for 10 billion, and 1 billion), gifting the lucky individual who crossed the line with another $10k gift card. Not sure what you would buy with $10,000 in App Store bucks? That's ok, since you probably don't have it, but don't forget -- our official Engadget and Distro apps are free, and will love you back all the same. Remember way back in 2008 when all this was fresh and new? Relive the iPhone SDK press conference via our liveblog right here.

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Apple crosses 25 billion App Store downloads, thanks all the little people originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 03 Mar 2012 01:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Harris, Jazz snap Heat’s nine-game win streak – USA TODAY


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Devin Harris converted a three-point play with 4.5 seconds and the Utah Jazz snapped the Miami Heat's nine-game winning streak with a 99-98 victory on Friday night. George Frey, AP Miami's Shane Battier, right, has the ball taken ...
Miami Heat's win streak ends at nineMiamiHerald.com

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Rampant Speculation Theatre presents: THQ trademarks ‘Evolve’

THQ has filed a trademark for "Evolve" with the United States Patent & Trademark Office, according to an application dug up by Gamespot. The trademark's classification is rather wordy and all encompassing, ranging from what you'd expect ("computer game software") to what you might not ("providing entertainment services, in the nature of a site featuring entertainment information, discussion groups, non-downloadable video games, and downloads relating to video games").

Here on Rampant Speculation Theatre, it's our job to take news that is particularly svelte and jazz it up with lies predictions, so let's get to it: Evolve will be a Spore-esque artificial life simulator, covering the evolution of all planetary life from single-celled organisms through modern man. Evolve's differentiating factor will be the fact that all evolution takes place in real time; at 6 billion years long, it offers players excellent value for money.

JoystiqRampant Speculation Theatre presents: THQ trademarks 'Evolve' originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 03 Mar 2012 00:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sleeping Dogs sets the scene with new story trailer


If this story trailer for Sleeping Dogs has taught us anything, it's that the tattoo industry in Asia is booming right now.

JoystiqSleeping Dogs sets the scene with new story trailer originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Parise hat trick followed by big hit – FOXSports.com


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Zach Parise notched a hat trick before a crunching hit from two players sent him to the locker room midway through the second period, and the New Jersey Devils snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Washington Capitals 5-0 Friday night.
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Bulls trample Cavaliers 112-91 – Kansas City Star


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By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, center, drives between Cleveland Cavaliers' Antawn Jamison, left, and Ramon Sessions (3) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 2, 2012, in Cleveland.
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Armored truck driver sought in partner’s slaying, theft of $2 million – CNN


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By Julie Cannold, CNN Kenneth Konias, Jr. remains at large and is in possession of at least three handguns (CNN) -- Police are hunting a 22-year-old armored truck driver from Pittsburgh who allegedly shot and killed his partner and then took off with ...
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YouTube Android app update brings HD video streaming to ‘capable’ 2.2+ devices

Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich Android-running hardware has had access to HD resolution YouTube streams since launch (as seen above), but an update to the app that rolled out yesterday finally brings HD to some devices running Froyo or Gingerbread. The catch is that YouTube HD res won't work on every Android 2.2 or 2.3 phone or tablet, as we're told it is set dynamically based on screen size and resolution. Another quirk is that some devices still won't install the updated version directly from the Market, like our Epic 4G Touch. Still, assuming you can snag the update -- through official or unofficial means -- if you have the pixels to spare you should see upgraded video quality from now on.

[Thanks, Gideon]

YouTube Android app update brings HD video streaming to 'capable' 2.2+ devices originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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WRUP: GDC ’12 incoming


Next week we're attending the 2012 Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco. Sure, there will be plenty of talk about reticulating splines and influx integration of HTML5 across the Unreal Engine codex, but there should also be a fair amount of game reveals. We'll also be talking to some interesting folks and podcastinating them.

What's everyone playing this weekend?

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JoystiqWRUP: GDC '12 incoming originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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