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While book retailer Barnes & Noble has all but given up on the Nook tablet line to focus on its e-readers, that doesn’t mean it is giving up on all tablets. Today the company announced the free Nook Video app for iOS, making “a growing and diverse catalog of favorite HD movies and TV shows” available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Users of the app can also view their previously purchased UltraViolet enabled movies and TV shows, as well as other Nook content. The universal app — which also comes in Android and Roku flavors — lets Nook customers start a movie or TV show on one device, then pick up where they left off on another device on the same account.
The days of playing a game for personal gratification are long lost in the modern era of gaming, for aside from flexing your thumbs against some of the world’s best in online multiplayer lobbies, one can also clock up the achievements offered by every title released to market. Now, given that Grand Theft Auto 5 is set to be one of the biggest releases of 2013, it stands to reason that hardcore fans might like to know exactly what kinds of achievements are on offer from Rockstar’s forthcoming blockbuster, and even though the game won’t be around for a month yet, Xbox360Achievements has come through with the juicy details. We run through them after the break, although we wouldn’t be fulfilling our duties if we weren’t to issue a spoiler alert!
Xbox360Achievements lists a total of 49 achievements, allowing gamers to net a total of one thousand points to that all-important Gamerscore. Of course, the 100 points for the full completion of the game has to be seen as the holy grail, but reaching rank 100 online may appeal to the ultra-competitive GTA 5 player, and can accrue a tidy 80 points.
I’m one of those people who, for as long as I can remember, has made a daily list of things I need to get done on a little Post-It[TM] Note. I’ll scribble “Write that review for TUAW,” “Walk the dog,” and “Go grocery shopping” over and over again as the days go by. And though I’ve always looked for an app that could replace my Post-It notes, I’ve never found a good one that allowed me to enter a repeating reminder and have it automatically appear again the next day. That is, until someone told me about Habit List.
Habit List is a simple, beautifully-designed app that allows you to make repeating lists of things to do, check them off with a swipe as you accomplish them, and then have them automatically reappear the next day when you need to do them again. The app is such an indispensable part of my daily routine that it’s made it into the coveted dock spot on my iPhone.
Apple has hired fitness expert and former Nike FuelBand consultant Jay Blahnik, reports 9to5Mac. Blahnik is well-known in the fitness industry and has worked for Apple in the past on unspecified products. The fact that Apple is now bringing him on in a full-time role now suggests that he will have a high level of input over a specific product, which many people assume to be the rumored “iWatch.”
Though his personal website has been taken offline, a cached version of it still exists where his bio reads: