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Briefly: Thomas Was Alone for iPad, Facebook updated for iOS

updated 03:45 pm EDT, Thu May 15, 2014

Classic indie game Thomas Was Alone now available for iPad

Mike Bithell's Thomas Was Alone has been released for the iPad today, ported by Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios. Featuring 100 levels, the classic indie "puzzle platformer" includes a new on-screen control system designed for iOS. Gamers control a group of sentient AI beings -- Thomas and his friends -- who wish to escape the computer mainframe they are trapped within.



Each AI is a rectangle with a unique ability; the player must utilize the group in a collaborative sense (based on what capabilities each character has) to access required platforms and complete puzzle stages. The new version for iPad has controls on either side of the screen that consist of colored balls. Players place their thumbs on them in order to select which character to use for a particular challenge. Priced at $9, Thomas Was Alone for iPad is available for download through the iTunes Store.

Facebook version 10.0 released for iOS, includes post reviewing, saving

Facebook's iOS app has received an update today, allowing users greater control over their posts. When posts are created via the mobile app during a weak connection, or when a user is in Airplane Mode, content will now be shared later, once a better connection is regained. In v10.0, posts can now be reviewed in respects to how they will appear upon being published, and users can remove any "suggested links" prior to sharing what one is reading, watching or listening to. Additionally, the News Feed has been revised to load faster, particularly on older phones and tablets. Facebook for iOS is free to download through iTunes.






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