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Apple’s Oct. 23 Event: Everything You Need To Know

In today’s event, Apple is set to unveil the iPad Mini and many other interesting numbers or pieces of information, and here they are, sorted in chronological order of announcement:

  • 5 millions iPhone 5’s sold in the first weekend.
  • 3 millions iPod’s sold.
  • 200 millions devices already upgraded to iOS 6.
  • 125 millions Documents online on iCloud.
  • 300 billions messages sent via iMessage.
  • 160 millions Game Center accounts.
  • 70 millions photos shared via the Shared Photo Stream function in iOS 6.
  • 700,000 iOS apps and 275,000 iPad-specific ones.
  • 35 billion apps downloaded.
  • $6.5 billion paid out to developers.
  • 1.5 million books available on the iBookStore, and 400 million downloads to date.
  • New version of the iBooks app available today.
  • MacBooks are #1 notebooks and iMacs #1 desktops in the US.
  • A new product: the MacBook Pro 13” with Retina Display (2,560 x 1,600 resolution!)
    Other specs: 1.9-cm thick, weighing 1.6 kg, with MagSafe 2, dual Thunderbolts, SD card, HDMI output and dual USB 3.0. Also no optical drive as in the 15” version.
    Up to 768GB of flash, 8GB of RAM, Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge chips, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4. HD 4000 graphics.
    7 hours battery.
    Prices start at $1,699 and it ships today!
  • Mac Mini Upgrade: The Mac Mini now includes four USB 3.0 ports, SD card reader, HDMI, Core i5 or i7 ivy Bridge chips, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB HDD or 256GB of SSD.
  • New generation of iMac: edge-to-edge class, noticeably thinner (5mm at the edges, more at the center), no optical drive, Core i5 or i7 processors, NVIDIA Kepler graphics, up to 768GB of flash or 3TB HDD, and 32GB of RAM.
  • 100 millions iPad’s sold to date.
  • iPad users consuming 91% of the web traffic among all tablets.
  • New version of the iBooks Author with new fonts and new templates, available today.
  • 94% of the Fortune 500 companies use iPads.
  • A new product: 4th generation iPad. Only 8 months after the new iPad comes a ‘newer’ iPad with an A6X processor (double the CPU and graphics performance compared to the previous iPad), Lightning connector and a better front camera. Same price, starting at $499.
  • A new product: the iPad Mini ! Click here to learn more about the iPad Mini!

5 Games Everyone Must Have

With hundreds of millions of applications to download from the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android), it is increasingly difficult to find truly enjoyable games. You most probably would think of Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja, Ninjump and many others as the best games but there are many others worth the shot too! This is why I decided to compile a list of five of my favorite games and five games I think everyone must have.

1. Orba
Available on iOS (designed for iPhone and iPad).

Orba is the first game I downloaded on my original iPhone (a.k.a. iPhone 2G). It is also the first game I downloaded on my new iPad five years later. Five years and I still didn’t stop playing this game. Orba is a color smasher, and a deliciously addictive one just like its developers wrote in the app description. Whether you just have free time or want to rest for five minutes after studying or working, play Orba!

2. Monsters Ate My Condo (M.A.M.C.)
Available on iOS (designed for iPhone and iPad) and Android.

Once featured as Free App of the Week on the App Store, I downloaded this game to try it, and I absolutely loved it. It is the most addictive game I ever played and the only game I think I have a pretty good high score. Download it, try it and try to beat my high score ! 😉

3. Toki Tori
Available on iOS (designed for iPhone and iPad), Android, Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Wii.

This game is designed for everyone, especially for those who used to love Lemmings. Its goal is to get Toki Tori, a cute yellow bird, to collect all the eggs in a level using limited tools and power-ups, such as building bridge, using teleportation or killing annoying ennemies.

4. Fling!
Available on iOS (designed for iPhone) and Android.

A cute game with cute graphics. Its goal is to throw all the Flings off the screen by pushing one towards the other, a little bit like billard for fingers.

5. World of Goo
Available on iOS (designed for iPhone and iPad), Android, Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Wii.

I can’t and will never talk about games without talking about World Of Goo, which is by far the best game I’ve ever played on any console, phone or computer. It features the most original gameplay ever with the best graphics and soundtrack. I have it on absolutely all my devices, and I think it will stay that way for at least five more years. If you want to try only one of these 5 games, be sure to choose this one!

What do you think of these five games? What is your favorite game ever ? Share your answers in the comments below !