Valentines Day
  • DCEmu Homebrew Emulation & Theme Park News

    The DCEmu the Homebrew Gaming and Theme Park Network is your best site to find Hacking, Emulation, Homebrew and for the first time Theme Park News and also Beers Wines and Spirit Reviews and Finally Marvel Cinematic Univers News. If you would like us to do reviews or wish to advertise/write/post articles in any way at DCEmu then use our Contact Page for more information. DCEMU Gaming is mainly about video games - if you're interested in iGaming and casino sites, please visit newcasinosites2018.co.uk. They have all new casinos for 2019.
  • Apple iPad

    by Published on October 23rd, 2012 20:23
    1. Categories:
    2. Apple iPad

    In the biggest surprise since the original iPhone, Apple has decided to live stream its product announcementfor the very first time on Tuesday. This means that the company's media announcement from the California Theatre in San Jose, which will begin at exactly 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST), will be available to watch on computers, laptops and mobile devices for the very first time, all in real-time. Apple will be live streaming today's event directly on the company's website. Apple says all Mac and iOS devices will be able to live stream the event, including computers, laptops, iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs."The linked article outlines some of the expected specs (especially screen geometry) of the smaller iPad widely expected to be announced today. Watch this space for more details.

    http://apple.slashdot.org/story/12/1...the-first-time
    ...
    by Published on October 23rd, 2012 18:40
    1. Categories:
    2. Xbox 360 News,
    3. Android News,
    4. Apple iPad,
    5. Apple iPhone

    But tech will now launch on iOS and Android till early next year

    Microsoft’s Xbox SmartGlass will go live on Friday, the computing giant has confirmed.
    The freely available second-screen app, announced in June this year, will launch on the Xbox 360 dashboard alongside Windows 8 and the firm’s new Surface tablets.

    SmartGlass will not become available however on iOS and Android devices till early next year.
    The tech is designed to connect consumers’ consoles, phones, tablets and other devices.
    The service allows users to push content from device to device, share content across hardware platforms and tablets as a second screen to enhance the experience of playing games.

    http://www.develop-online.net/news/4...n-October-26th
    ...
    by Published on October 22nd, 2012 23:02
    1. Categories:
    2. Apple iPad

    "If the Apple rumor mill proves correct, the unveiling of the iPad Mini this week could mean sayonara for the iPad 2. At least, that's the prediction of Evercore Partners analyst Rob Cihra, who wrote in a recent note to investors that he believes Apple will remove the iPad 2 from its lineup to make room for a smaller tablet. Apple insider excerpted parts of Cihra's note Oct. 19. Of course, that's just one analyst speculating about the future plans of a company known for playing things close to the proverbial vest: Apple's Oct. 23 event in California could feature all sorts of surprises. So what do we know about the iPad Mini? First, that it might not be called the iPad Mini — that's a moniker dreamed up by the press. Second, a cheaper and smaller iPad could impact the market for e-readers and 'price-sensitive users,' according to J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz, which in turn could mean a challenging future for Amazon, Google, and other IT vendors marketing cheaper tablets. Third, the media—driven by unnamed sources and blurry spy photos—seems to have collectively settled on a 7.85-inch screen without a high-resolution Retina Display."

    http://apple.slashdot.org/story/12/1...-delete-ipad-2
    ...
    by Published on October 19th, 2012 22:59
    1. Categories:
    2. Apple iPad,
    3. Apple iPhone
    Article Preview

    After developing JailBreakMe, cracking such devices as the iPad 2 or iPhone 4 and finally scoring apaying intern gig with his nemesis, hacker Comex tweeted that he's no longer working at Apple. Also known as Nicholas Allegra, the talented coder's Cupertino situation apparently came asunder when he failed to respond to an email offer to re-up with the company, though he also told Forbes that the situation was more complicated than that. He added that "it wasn't a bad ending," and that he has fond memories of his Apple experience, but if you're hoping the Brown University student will have an iOS 6 jailbreak soon, don't hold your breath -- he's concentrating strictly on his studies, for now.
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/19/j...t-go-at-apple/
    ...
    by Published on October 19th, 2012 00:25
    1. Categories:
    2. Android News,
    3. Apple iPad

    Apple has lost an appeal against a ruling that Samsung did not copy the iPad.
    The UK High Court has upheld its decision that Samsung Galaxy Tab does not infringe the iPad's design.
    In July, Samsung won its case against Apple over the design of the Galaxy Tab 10, with the judge ruling that it was ‘not as cool’ as the iPad and ordering that Apple must publicly admit Samsung did nothing wrong.
    Apple appealed the verdict, and the ruling was postponed in late July, but it is now expected to be put in effect quickly. Reuters has reported that the Court of Appeal’s Judge Kitchin said today the notices must be in a font size no smaller than Ariel 14.
    The appeal was dismissed Lord Justice Longmore, Lord Justice Kitchin and Sir Robin Jacob.
    Sir Robin said: "Because this case (and parallel cases in other countries) has generated much publicity, it will avoid confusion to say what this case is about and not about.
    "It is not about whether Samsung copied Apple's iPad. Infringement of a registered design does not involve any question of whether there was copying: the issue is simply whether the accused design is too close to the registered design according to the tests laid down in the law. So this case is all about, and only about, Apple's registered design and the Samsung products."
    Samsung provided the following statement:
    "We welcome the court’s judgment, which reaffirmed our position that our GALAXY Tab products do not infringe Apple’s registered design right. We continue to believe that Apple was not the first to design a tablet with a rectangular shape and rounded corners and that the origins of Apple’s registered design features can be found in numerous examples of prior art. Should Apple continue to make excessive legal claims in other countries based on such generic designs, innovation in the industry could be harmed and consumer choice unduly limited."
    Apple has not yet commented.
    ...
    by Published on October 15th, 2012 19:30
    1. Categories:
    2. Apple iPad

    Pricing for Apple’s forthcoming iPad Mini has apparently been leaked, showing prices ranging from just under £250 to £600.
    The images, which were posted to MobileGeeks, show costs for a range of four different models with each type coming with a choice of wi-fi plus 3G or wi-fi only.
    The basic 8GB wireless-only model is shown to be priced at €249, while the addition of 3G will bump the price up to €349.
    The 16GB versions are priced at €349 and €449 for the wi-fi-only and 3G models, and the pattern holds the same for the 32GB devices, which are priced at €449 and €549.
    The higher end 64GB devices are priced at a hefty €549 and €649 – a high price for a device with a 7.85-inch display.
    The iPad Mini is expected to be announced on October 23rd with sales expected to start in early November.

    http://www.pcr-online.biz/news/read/...-leaked/029380
    ...
    by Published on October 12th, 2012 23:11
    1. Categories:
    2. Apple iPad

    AllThingsD has reported that Apple will hold a special media event on Tuesday, October 23rd to unveil the iPad Mini.
    “People familiar with Apple’s plans tell us that the company will unveil the so-called “iPad mini” on Oct. 23 at an invitation-only event,” reads the site.
    Although there has been no official confirmation on the event or its location, rumours suggest that it is to take place at Apple’s Town Hall Auditorium.
    The event (if it happens) will be just three days before Microsoft’s new Surface tablet it officially released.
    Apple’s smaller iPad is expected to have a 7.85-inch screen, retina display, be 7.2mm thick, have 8GB of internal storage, and a lightning connector. It is also rumoured that the device will have Wi-Fi but no 3G.

    http://www.pcr-online.biz/news/read/...er-23rd/029374
    ...
    by Published on October 11th, 2012 23:52
    1. Categories:
    2. Apple News,
    3. Android News,
    4. Apple iPad,
    5. Apple iPhone

    In a recent interview, Eric Schmidt discussed Google’s relationship with Apple.
    The Google chairman told tech blog AllThingsDigital that the clash between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android would help shape the tech landscape of the future.
    "The Android-Apple platform fight is the defining fight in the industry today,” said Schmidt. “The world has never seen a platform fight like the one now underway.”
    “The sheer volume of mobile device sales dwarfed any platform battle that came before it in the technology industry, including Microsoft vs. Apple in the desktop computing market,” he added.
    Schmidt revealed that he had seen surveys indicating that four Android devices sold for every one Apple device.
    When probed about Apple ditching Google to create its own maps, he commented that: "Apple should have kept our maps, they're better maps."
    He explained to AllThingsDigital that 'Apple has learned that maps are hard' and said that Google has spent over five years investing in its maps app, while Apple has been in ‘catch-up mode’.
    "We invested hundreds of millions of dollars in satellite work, airplane work, drive-by work, and we think we have the best product in the industry," he said.
    It is expected that Google will release an official Google Maps iPhone app by the end of the year, when asked about this, Schmidt said: “If we made one, they would have to approve it. They haven’t approved all of our apps in the past.”
    When asked in the interview if he would rather be CEO of Apple, Amazon or Facebook, the Google chairman replied with: “Which one has the most cash?”

    http://www.pcr-online.biz/news/read/...er-tech/029360
    ...
    by Published on October 11th, 2012 23:47
    1. Categories:
    2. Apple News,
    3. Android News,
    4. Apple iPad,
    5. Apple iPhone

    Microsoft product manager Petr Bobek has said that the company is planning to release native iOS and Android versions of Office 2013 next year.
    Speaking at a press event in the Czech Republic, Bobek told Czech site IHNED that native apps will be made available from March 2013.
    A Microsoft press release said: "In addition to Windows, Office will be also available on other operating systems, Windows Phone, Windows RT, Mac OS, Android, iOS and Symbian."
    Office for iPad has been a rumour that just hasn't gone away, and the idea of being able to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc from other handsets is very attractive.
    The release also said that there will also be a new version of Office Web Apps too.
    Microsoft later released the following statement: "The information shared by our Czech subsidiary is not accurate. We do not have anything further to share at this time."
    Whatever, Microsoft. While some of the Office alternatives on mobile are perfectly acceptable, Mobile Office 2013 (or whatever it winds up being called) is going to be huge.

    http://www.mobile-ent.biz/news/read/...android/019591
    ...
    by Published on October 10th, 2012 00:22
    1. Categories:
    2. Apple News,
    3. Apple iPad,
    4. Apple iPhone
    Article Preview

    We speak with iOS developers about Apple clamping down on third-party app promotion

    Apple

    Established in 1976, Apple is a multinational corporation (corporate headquarters based in California)...
    apple.com


    A little over a week ago, the folks at PocketGamer.bizdiscovered an interesting new clause in Apple's App Review Guidelines, which could indicate Apple's intent to restrict any app that promotes titles from a different developer. It's likely that Apple is simply targeting app promotion services, and not game developers themselves, but depending on if/how Apple enforces the new clause, some game makers could have a hard time getting the promotion they need in the App Store.
    Interestingly, the developers GamesIndustry International chatted with were either not worried about it or were even in favor of Apple's continual management of the App Store.
    "Apple has done business this way since the 1970s. Their business model is to lock people into tightly controlled, proprietary ecosystems. They use openness only to the point that it benefits them, then increasingly clamp down with further controls. We shouldn't be surprised by it. This frankly Draconian approach is also why they provide products and ecosystems that are generally superior to their competition. They take control; sometimes it is to our benefit and sometimes it isn't. This is just the latest example of shifting toward a greater degree of control now that their business model is established and predominant," explained Dirk Knemeyer, Founder & Chairman, Involution Studios.
    "I don't think it's cause for great concern," added Ernest Woo, CEO, Woo Games. "We're still planning to ship ErnCon with Flurry, Tapjoy, and Chartboost integrated for cross-promotion opportunities. If Apple clamps down on use of such SDKs for cross-promotion then us app developers will just have to get creative!"
    William Volk, CCO of PlayScreen, isn't worried about the app promotion services clamp down as much as the overhaul of the App Store itself. Similar to when Microsoft revamped the dashboard and it became harder to find indie games, the new App Store design doesn't play nice with giving categories prominence.
    "The bigger issue is that categories are now buried in the new App Store, so that even if you did 'buy' placement into a sub category of games, it's not going to matter as much as it used to. It takes far more clicks to even get to a category -- and when you get there, you'll see ONE app instead of 25," Volk lamented. "Ad options are likely to be limited to more conventional advertising, such as iAds, interstitials and video."
    "My opinion is that management of the app store is a good thing in the long run. This is the biggest reason why apps are so much more successful in the Apple App Store than on Android"
    Dave Castelnuovo

    The situation is perhaps best summed up by Dave Castelnuovo, co-founder of Bolt Creative. Castelnuovo understands the concerns from both Apple's perspective and from developers. Apple wants to be able to maintain the integrity of its App Store, but developers would like to have a chance at least of some promotion. In the end, Castelnuovo sees the App Store management as a positive that game makers should welcome.
    Here's his full response:
    "From reading the clause, it's clear to me, that Apple only has an issue with apps that look like an 'app store' - apps that have lists of other apps where their sole goal is to make money through the affiliate program or in promoting apps for money. It doesn't apply to a non-promotional app that is just promoting another app through their news feed. Otherwise they would have to ban all mobile advertising."
    "This is a tough issue to comment on. Each side has a valid point and taken to extremes, both sides can be bad for the ecosystem."
    "Apple is mainly concerned with the integrity of their app rankings. They want the top spots to go to the apps that are most deserving, the ones that users actually enjoy. If it looks like the rank lists are getting stagnant and it would be a better service to users to shake things up, they want the ability, through features and ranking algorithms, to make it so users find more value in the listings."
    "App promotion services can interfere with these efforts. Not always, most of the time they make such a minimal impact that it really doesn't matter, but every now and then a service comes along that has the power to radically shape the rank lists outside of Apple's control. Tapjoy was the first example of this and I agree that services like Tapjoy, which allow developers to buy their way into the top of these lists, is a disservice to consumers. Nowadays, with the whole freemium promotion craziness, I think that these apps, as a whole, are starting to make an impact that Apple can't manage."
    "On the other side, you have developers with legitimate concerns about discoverability and getting their app out to the masses. If you take away their ability to effectively market and promote themselves, then they are at the mercy of Apple. They
    ...