With the onslaught of app stores saturating the digital market, developers are discovering that they’ll have to become more creative about distributing their finished product across various platforms. Enter HTML 5. The new standard markup language for making websites--and a formidable replacement for Adobe’s Flash--is now being used by developers to create one piece of code that works seamlessly across multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, Facebook, and the web. One company in particular, gaming startup Goko, is using this technology to transport a popular board game into an environment where friends using different mobile devices, in different parts of the world, can all play one another.
If you've heard the rumors about Apple retail laying off staff and wondered if the end was nigh, fear not! The whole thing was apparently just a misunderstanding, with Cupertino tinkering around a bit with retail staffer's schedules and causing some unintended mayhem. And hey, look at this: The company's retail VP has even 'fessed up to the mistake. That and much more can be found in our news recap for this terrific Thursday, August 16, 2012.