There's been a lot of smack talk over the past year from Sony surrounding the iPhone as a gaming device in comparison to the PSP. While most consumers can see that the comparison of a device that does pretty much everything to one that focuses on doing one task very well is an apples and oranges sort of affair. However, all that could change this Thursday as Sony will could be officially announcing the details of their much rumored and often prayed for PSP phone.
If this year’s announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show are any indication, Sony believes a shotgun blast to the face is better than a precise yet deadly incision at one of the body’s many weak spots -- the company announced a huge swath of product in every conceivable category, but apparently left most of their “Wow” at home.
Sony's free play environment game called Free Realms will be making its way over to the Mac in the coming months. Sony today announced their plans for porting the game and its 14-million player strong community over to the Mac "this fall." This news comes at a time when PS3 users are still unable to play the game on their consoles.
When Google TV set up their site, they showed off the nifty feature of your smartphone, whether Android or iPhone, acting as the remote. There was a good reason for this apart from the coolness aspect. And it's the stuff of nightmares.
It seems that the Japanese research firm BCN has uncovered a factoid so illogical that could very well rip a hole in the fabric of the universe: In August, for the first time close to a decade, Sony's venerable Walkman outsold the iPod in Japan by 3.8%, with the devices holding a 47.8% and 44% market share respectively. BCN announced that Sony's climb to the top of the MP3 player dog pile is the first time since 2001 that the Japanese company has been able to outstrip the the success of the Apple's multimedia darling.
Is it a sign that Apple's planetary reign of awesome is coming to an end? Sony and any number of the world's electronics manufacturers would wish it to be so, but most likely, it's not the case.
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.
Do you like your digital cameras raw? Well, good, because Apple is serving up a cold dish of compatibility updates. Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Updates 3.3 was released today for Aperture and iPhoto users.
In these heady days of cloud computing and inexpensive gigabytes of data storage, it’s hard to remember how we all survived with floppy disks -- especially now that Sony has announced they’re killing them.
We know spring doesn't officially start for another two weeks, but the way the weather and the sun have been playing with our minds lately, it feels like it might really happen on schedule. Of course, if we know winter, there's always at least one more trick up its sleeve. But this weather! It almost makes us not want to be inside playing with our tech toys.
So load up these links on your iPhone and get stepping out like us, because it's another sunshiney week of the best of the best from Mac|Life.