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Telltale Announces Release Date for Back to the Future Game

Telltale Games has announced that it will release Back to the Future: The Game for the PC and Mac soon after the Blu-ray and DVD release of the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy on October 26. Great scott, that’s tomorrow! 

Fans can pre-order the game today at The pre-order includes a free copy of Telltale’s Puzzle Agent and a pass into the special pre-release insider forum at Telltale’s site to chat with the developers of the game. The company will also donate of each pre-order to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

“We’re very excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Back to the Future franchise with a completely new adventure,” said Dan Connors CEO Telltale Games.  “It’s been an amazing experience to be part of reuniting Marty McFly and Doc Brown on their continuing quest.  Back to the Future fans will have a great time helping to control the integrity of the space-time continuum.”

The release date for the iPad and Playstation 3 versions will be announced later.

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Apple Streaming Back to the Mac Event Live

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Nothing like keeping us in suspense, but better late than never: Apple has confirmed that today’s “Back to the Mac” event will be streamed live.

9to5Mac is reporting that Apple will provide a live video stream of today’s “Back to the Mac” media event, which begins at 10am PST (1pm EST). This is good news to Apple fans, who have been kept in suspense almost until the last moment.

In years past, Apple usually streamed their media events live, but more recently we’ve had to enjoy liveblogs of the event from tech journalists in attendance. That appears to have changed now, with Apple streaming their September 1 music-centric event and now the Back to the Mac event marks the second one in a row.

Unfortunately, only the Apple faithful are invited — the live stream requires Safari on Mac OS X 10.6, an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Sorry, Windows users!

Press release follows, get your credit cards at ready!

Media Alert
Apple to Provide Live Video Streaming of Today’s Event
What: Live video stream of Apple’s October 20 event
When: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 10:00 a.m. PDT

Live Video Streaming

Apple® will broadcast its October 20 event online using Apple’s industry-leading HTTP Live Streaming, which is based on open standards. Viewing requires either a Mac® running Safari® on Mac OS® X version 10.6 Snow Leopard®, an iPhone® or iPod touch® running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an iPad™. The live broadcast will begin at 10:00 a.m. PDT on October 20, 2010 at

This broadcast is the property of Apple and is protected by US copyright law and international treaties. Any reproduction or distribution is strictly prohibited without prior written approval from Apple. Please contact Apple Public Relations with any questions.

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AutoCAD For Mac Is Back After 18 Years!


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Computer aided drafting fans should be pleased to hear that the AutoCAD for the Mac platform has now started shipping as of earlier today.  It’s taken quite a few years of research and development, but the program is back.

According to the Autodesk blogs, there is now an assortment of information as well as a 30 day full trial available here.

Better yet, students are able to download AutoCAD for Mac for free from the Autodesk Education Community at their specialized link.  Autodesk licenses well over 25 products to students for a 3 year term for free.

If you’ve had a chance to take the product for a test drive, let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Live Blog: Apple's Back to the Mac Special Event

Join us on Wednesday, October 20 at 10:00AM PDT as we live blog Apple’s Back to the Mac event.

We’re expecting Steve and company to announce the next major OS X upgrade and judging from their invite, we’re pretty sure it’s going to called Lion.

There are also rumblings of a new MacBook air being introduced.

We’ll all find out soon enough. See you then.




Adobe Back In The Flash-To-iPhone Compiler Business

Could it be that Adobe has won their long standing slap-fight with Apple? With Cupertino easing the restrictions placed upon developers who wanted to use third-party software solutions to produce applications for iOS devices, Adobe has signaled that they’ll restart development on their Flash-to-iPhone compiler Packager. You may recall that back in April, Adobe gave up on the support and development of the software solution in light of Apple’s decision to disallow third-party development software from producing applications destined for the iTunes App Store.

So, what’s changed?

It could very well be that the recent investigation into Apple’s trade practices by the Federal Trade Commision has either spooked or forced Apple into changing the terms of the company’s iPhone  SDK, specifically Section 3.3.1–the section that was overhauled yesterday.

No matter the cause, the return of an additional tool that developers can utilize to bring more excellent applications to market is a great thing, and most likely will end up being nothing but a win for consumers.


AutoDesk Bringing AutoCAD Back to The Mac and iOS Devices

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The industry standard for architectural designers and architects, AutoCAD has been a Windows only affair since the 90s. AutoDesk’s announcement brings the CAD application OS X faithful.

Built from the ground up for OS X, the native app includes many Mac interface bits we’ve come to expect, including the use of Cover Flow and Multi-Touch gestures on MacBooks and with the Magic Trackpad.

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“The release of AutoCAD for Mac marks the return of professional design and engineering software to the Mac platform and an important convergence of power and design. Over 5000 customers have helped develop this product through our beta program and they are delighted to have the choice of a native Mac version of AutoCAD,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president, Autodesk Platform Solutions and Emerging Business.

AutoDesk isn’t the only company excited about the news. Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said, “Apple is thrilled that Autodesk is bringing AutoCAD back to the Mac and we think it’s the perfect combination for millions of design and engineering professionals, the AutoCAD WS app is a bold new idea, a mobile version of industry-leading design software for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the world’s most innovative mobile devices.”

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In addition to the Mac native application, AutoDesk also announced a free iOS app called AutoCAD WS that will allow AutoCAD users to edit and share their designs on the go. Files are uploaded to a server in the cloud, and can be collaborated on in real-time with multiple users. 

AutoCAD for the Mac will be available this fall.


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