2011 December 31

Osmos for iPad: TUAW Best of 2011 game winner

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We’ve got another winner! TUAW readers have spoken, and Osmos for iPad (US$4.99) was voted the best iPad game of 2011. Pulling in 31.1 percent of the votes, Osmos for iPad edged out Words With Friends HD ($0.99), which came in second place with 26.9 percent of votes tallied. Osmos was named iPad Game of the Year by Apple as well, so it’s well-deserving of the title.

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Jonathan Ive gets a knighthood

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The UK’s New Year’s Honours list is out, and there’s a familiar (well-muscled) figure on it. Apple’s design lead Jonathan Ive has received the honorary title of Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE) . Ive was honored as a Commander of the British Empire in 2005, but now he can legitimately call himself “Sir Jony.” Ive is a 19-year Apple veteran and has long been considered one of the company’s key leadership assets, with Steve Jobs referring to him as a “spiritual partner.” His design sensibility and expertise has shaped Apple’s aesthetic; visitors to Hamburg’s design museum can still see examples of every Ive-designed product on exhibit through the middle of next month.

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