You just have to read it. App stores for mobile devices have been great for users. And for developers too, for most part. But once in a while there’s another story that sounds like developers are given the ‘talk to the hand’ treatment. Despite the blog post title, this case encompasses both Apple’s App Store as well as […]
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iA Writer is a great writting app for iOS capable of syncing documents through iCloud and Dropbox. The best feature is the Focus Mode that lets you comfortably concentrate on what’s important — your writing. Unfortunately, there’s no Focus Mode on the iPhone. This may be related to the smaller screen size, but being one of […]
Since the Apple invitation for today’s media event reached the public eye, the last written bit has always struck me as odd. I’m not in favour of reading too much into these invitations, but they have carried hints (in previous events) about what subject is going to be approached on stage. «And touch.» it says. […]
Life at Simogo, an independent game developer’s ‘team of 2′ studio and creators of Bumpy Road. A behind the scenes look at the making of their latest game ‘Beat Sneak Bandit’ — the article at Touch Arcade.
Give it some more research and development and I guess actual 3D software and 3D capture/modeling workflows will make real the stuff of science fiction dreams. The possibilities for these kind of technologies are many — from translating hand-sculpted clay into a virtual 3d model (without nowadays fuss) to importing real objects into videogames. Exciting times.
Previously: Apple Legal sends letter to Lodsys claiming that Apple has licensed Lodsys patents on behalf of all iOS third-party developers. Lodsys answers stating that Apple is misunderstanding the license at hand, and starts filing lawsuits against seven small iOS developers. Today, Apple filed a motion to intervene in the matter. From Foss Patents: Apple’s proposed […]
Macworld has posted the full text of Apple Legal’s letter to Lodsys regarding the latest patent shenanigans: I expect that the additional information set out below will be sufficient for you to withdraw your outstanding threats to the App Makers and cease and desist from any further threats to Apple’s customers and partners. First, Apple […]
Google’s “open” is something neat, right? Ashlee Vance and Peter Burrows’ article, for BusinessWeek: Google has been demanding that Android licensees abide by “non-fragmentation clauses” that give Google the final say on how they can tweak the Android code—to make new interfaces and add services—and in some cases whom they can partner with. Google’s Rubin […]
Along with the new MacBook Pro launch, Apple also announced the availability of a Mac OS X Lion Preview for developers. On the official page there’s more info of what Mac OS X Lion will be. And a few more images and details on the interface (more here) are popping up on tech blogs. The “Spaces” features still seems to […]