updated 10:47 pm EDT, Wed August 29, 2012
'Flock the vote' campaign promises free CrossOver for 100,000 pledges
Macintosh developer Codeweavers has initiated a drive to convince Americans to register to vote. If 100,000 Americans pledge to vote in the upcoming 2012 Presidential election, CodeWeavers CrossOver Windows application compatibility wrapper software for OS X or Linux will be freely downloadable for 24 hours, giving downloaders a 12-month support entitlement. Prospective voters can pledge at Codeweavers' website, and register for further updates.
Angry Elections app defeated by Apple content managers
Following a successful launch on Google Play for Android, developer Mobvie has been denied distribution of its "Angry Elections" iOS game app. Angry elections is an Angry Birds-inspired game using original audio sound bites from the 2012 Presidential candidates and politicians. Apple rejected the app on two grounds: section 14.1 defamatory, offensive, or mean spirited; and 22.2 false, fraudulent, or misleading representations. The developer has renamed the application and resubmitted, and will "continue to push forward supporting the Android and Amazon Kindle Fire versions updating those with new content as the election season progresses" said Kevin Moore, developer of Angry Elections. The application is available on the Google Play store for $0.99.
Audiobooks.com application available for Apple, Android mobile devices
Audiobooks.com has announced that free Apple and Android apps are available to make its $25 per month unlimited access plan available on mobile devices. Customers can now download or stream audio books across a Wi-Fi or wireless Internet connection. Up to two audio books can be downloaded at a time. An automatic bookmarking feature in the app spans all devices, allowing for users to pick up where they left off, regardless of platform. The app is available for free at the iOS App Store or Google Play.