Phone Patent Battle lines drawn. Microsoft eyes opportunities.

As I suggested last week, Apple’s lawsuit against HTC over phone patents did not come out of the blue, and is not the last of what may mushroom into a multi-company skirmish, perhaps even including Microsoft. Oppenheimer analyst Yai Reiner issued a report yesterday that illuminated the issues and industry discussions that have been going on behind closed doors prior … Read More

Bigpoint announces iPhone v PC head to head racing | GDC 2010

At GDC today, Bigpoint and Unity hooked up to showcase a game called Uniter, which allows iPhone and PC gamers to race against each other. “This is an important and historic opportunity for the online gaming industry,” said BigPoint CEO Heiko Hurbertz. “We believe the future of gaming exists in a world without borders and platform boundaries and in real-time. … Read More

Apple appears to be making more moves to “tidy” the App Store.

We reported last week about Apple removing the vast majority of apps from iTunes that they considered contained too much “adult orientated” material. Over the weekend we also took a look at how Apple were removing some WiFi Signal Finder apps from iTunes (otherwise known as “Stumblers”). This second case was clearly to do with those apps using Private Frameworks. … Read More

New 3D Games Potentially Coming To The Palm Pre and Pixi

The biggest barrier for good quality high-performance 3D games on Palm Smart-phones has finally been removed. Palm (PALM) have finally officially confirmed that they have added a component to their webOS Software Development Kit which will allow developers to target high-performance 3D graphics and native ARM code. This is in the form of a webOS plugin that Palm plans to … Read More

Apple removes Wi-Fi finders from the App Store. Some fear another purge!

It seems Apple may be starting another round of application removals from the App Store. On Thursday it started removing selected Wi-Fi finder apps, otherwise known as “stumblers”. These apps enable iPhone and iPod Touch users to locate Wi-Fi networks around them and then try to use those networks for internet access. One reason given by Apple to one app author was … Read More

Mobile Operators Announce App Store To Compete With Apple

A consortium of mobile operators, including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, NTT DoCoMo, Deutsche Telekom, China Mobile and Vodafone, have announced an agreement to create a unified mobile application store. This is of course a direct attempt by the providers to muscle away some of the power Apple now exerts on the mobile market and place it back in the hands of … Read More

The iPad Gold Rush | Development On Rise

New products always elicit excitement and aggregate buzz around them. The iPad has been a perfect example of this truth. We’ve documented the build up to, and aftermath of, the iPad announcement in many articles. Now new information has come out providing further empirical evidence of the excitement the iPad has caused. Flurry is a San Francisco-based analytics company that … Read More

Jailbroken iPhone Gets iPad UI

If you own a jailbroken iPhone and want the UI of your device to look just like the iPad then you can accomplish that by simply installing a few apps from cydia and app store. Winterboard app via Cydia “Simple iPad Theme” via Cydia MakeItMine app via Cydia to Change the Carrier logo to iPad. More details here. Shrink app … Read More

FIFA 10 for iPhone: Flair Of Cristiano Ronaldo and As Reliable As Frank Lampard

FIFA 10 Rating: For many people there is no fence sitting, you’re either PlayStation or Xbox, Coke or Pepsi, Liberal or Conservative and in the world of football (or soccer) most people are either EA’s Fifa or Konami’s International Superstar Soccer. For me it was always ISS, through all my various console’s I always went for the Komani kick-a-round with … Read More

Fare City: First Shift Terrific, Fast and Entertaining Game

Fare City: First Shift Rating: If you are a fan of line drawing games Fare City is right up your alley. I’m always looking for decent games that don’t use the accelerometer for my occasional bumpy ride on the train. Fare City meets my jarring ride criteria providing a challenge along the way. As the dispatcher, it is your job … Read More

WordFlip: You Can’t Afford To Miss This Game

WordFlip Rating: When I was young my puzzle of choice were Logic Problems, my Dad’s were Crosswords while for my sister they were Word Search and we buy magazines full of our puzzle of choice to complete whenever the mood caught us. Now of course with computers and esp. iPhone/iPod touch we can carry our puzzles around with us all … Read More

Mooch! Simple Yet Effective Application

Mooch! Rating: Who hasn’t lent someone something? Who hasn’t borrowed something from someone? I think that covers everyone doesn’t it? Well if it does, and if you do either a lot, then Mooch!, not to be confused with Mooch, could be just the app for you as it allows you to simply keep track of what you’ve borrowed and what … Read More

iQuarium: Simplicity At It’s Most Beautiful

iQuarium Rating: 10 years ago all I wanted for my birthday was a Tamagotchi, a handheld electronic pet, via the LCD screen your task was to take care of the little creature by caring for it. It was a simple enough task although that being said the majority of my electronic pets died at a very early age via neglect. … Read More