The nominations are in, and the poll is ready to go! The TUAW Best of 2011 awards are all about you — the readers — and what you think is the cream of the crop of Apple or third-party products and software. To vote, select one entry from the top nominations made by readers. We’ll be announcing the winner in just a few days
2011 December 31
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.
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.
The more I review compact keyboards and keyboard folios, the more I am inclined to believe that the best keyboard for an iPad is no keyboard.
Good news for iPhone owners on the Verizon network. A day after announcing a plan to charge customers a $2.00 fee for telephone and online bill payments the plan has vanished without a trace