Woz makes light of the lost iPhone prototype

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has taken the liberty of making light of the serious incident where an Apple employee named Gray Powell left an iPhone prototype at a bar and the finders sold it to the blog Gizmodo. That incident has reportedly prompted a police investigation.

PopCap's John Vechey: the iPad shines with three-handed gaming (video)

I enjoyed a lovely week off last week without a phone or a computer. But I did have my iPad, and I shared it with the kids. As I watched them, I realized that the 9.7-inch screen, which can detect 11 finger touches at the same time, is great for multiple players using the same iPad to play a game. Call it three-handed gaming. One of the games we played together was PopCap Games’ iPad version of Plants vs. Zombies, which has been huge hit.

Synaptics lets Linux gadgets give the iPad 10 fingers

Apple’s multitouch finger controls on the iPad have inspired a wave of copycat tablet computers that will be out later this year. Those copycats are likely to get help from touch-sensor company Synaptics, which is announcing today that it has created a Linux version of its multitouch sensor system.

Zynga's Treasure Isle helps reverse a slide in users

Zynga’s newest game, Treasure Isle, has quickly grown to 4.3 million users since the company announced the game a week ago. It’s a clone of another game in a genre borrowed from casual game web sites (zSlide’s Treasure Madness). But it looks like it will do the job of stopping a slide in users at Zynga.