Welcome to this week’s GameTime. This week we’ll take a look at spiritual successors, sequels and downright ripoffs. But the surprise here is that even the games with the most blatantly jacked play mechanics still shine on the iOS Devices.
Looks like an Apple manager was accepting kickbacks for supplying information to companies to give them a leg up when bidding for Apple business. Yeah, it's as bad as it sounds. Hope he had fun with his alleged millions.
Apple's iAds are straining advertising agencies with their Apple-infused rules. So just get used to that Nissan commercial for now.
Plus we discuss pizza economics as it pertains to Hulu and Netflix.
Apple has just released a Snow Leopard graphics update that fixes all of your video game woes.
The update contains stability and performance fixes that address the frame rate issues in Valve's Portal and Team Fortress 2, as well as an issue that causes Aperture 3 or StarCraft II to randomly quit or become unresponsive.
If you've been having issues with your favorite games for awhile now, this simple, 70MB update just might fix your problem.
The streaming content wars are heating up, and thus far it seems to come down to one of two worthy contenders: Venerable DVD-by-mail provider Netflix in one corner, slugging it out with ad-supported, studio-funded rival Hulu Plus, who earlier this month brought their popular service to iOS devices (and more) at long last.
Unfortunately, we’re not all made of money, so if you’re sitting there wondering which service offers the most bang for the buck, wonder no more: Just read on and you be the judge -- or we’ll make the decision for you.
From the moment you take it out of the box, Doxie will charm you--and not just because it’s adorned with pink heart stickers. Doxie is a portable, easy-to-use scanner that may very well replace that huge hunk of a scanner you have collecting dust in the corner of your home office—as long as your scanning needs fall into the “nothing too complicated” category.
Ever wondered where those two little symbols we see everyday, the command key and the spinning beach ball of death (aka SBBOD, Rainbow Ball), come from? We're sure you're wondering now, so why don't we fill you in, courtesy of those zany folks at Gizmodo and a little Wiki knowledge.
Hey all you developers out there: the iOSDevCamp 2010 is coming up next week, August 20-22, at PayPal in San Jose, CA. They've only sold half their tickets, and are hoping to sell out of the rest of them by the time the conference starts (partly so they have enough food to feed everyone).
Finally, the Taiwanese Economic Daily News got the scoop on who will be supplying parts for the rumored seven-inch iPad. We know they're still just rumors, but what they're saying lends a touch of credibility to everything we've heard about the new iPad, which we're sure Apple will be refreshing soon. Here's the rundown, after the jump.
The lack of Flash on mobile devices can be a bummer for some, but the video streaming site Vimeo hopes to solve this on their end. Vimeo is the latest video streaming site to test a new HTML5 video player that is iOS-friendly. This new "Universal Player," which is set to be released later today, will allow viewers to watch video on their devices natively.
Early this morning, Barnes and Noble released Nook updates for iPhone, iPad, and PC versions of the App. The applications have been completely revamped to include features like themes, day/night content options, line spacing, font styles, preferred justification, previews, and more. Best of all, the iPhone 4 version now adds hi-res images for the Retina display.
Sony has made it clear that they view Apple and the iPhone as a threat to their mobile gaming dominance with the PSP, with the latest “line in the sand” being drawn with a television commercial that sort of entirely misses the whole point.
Granted Firefox can have its ups and downs. However, one feature of the browser that has recently come about, that really hasn't received much attention. You can build your own add-ons for the browser.