We’re all pretty big fans of Star Wars at Designbysoap; pretty much a prerequisite for a bunch of nerds like us. Imagine our excitement then to discover the video below, of an upcoming iPhone game called ‘Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner’, which uses the iPhone camera to allow you to play the game with any backdrop you like. I haven’t played the game yet, but put the words ‘augmented reality’ and ‘Star Wars’ together and you’ve certainly got my attention.
The venture capital arm of the search engine giant was reported to have secured another deal recently, to the tune of $3-5m. Ngmoco (standing for Next Gen MObile COmpany) is a another games developer, in the vein of Zynga (Google’s most recent games purchase). They are manufacturers of what is currently the second most popular game on the iPad, ‘We Farm’. Google’s investment of $3-5m will only be a small percentage of the companies’ estimated worth, which is valued at over $100m. So some might ask, with the recent acquisition... Read The Rest →
Since the iPhone was launched in early 2007, people have been dissatisfied with Apple’s software restrictions and have set about trying to ‘jailbreak’ them. This is basically a clever way of making your iPhone accept unsigned code by unlocking the OS and allowing root access. Whilst this was the privilege of the techy for several years, and basically consisted of a ‘cat and mouse’ game between the hackers and the iPhone developers, it has now been legalised. Now that the Library of Congress says it’s officially ‘ok’ to do, a... Read The Rest →
It seems that while many people have been enjoying the benefits of mobile wireless internet, blithely surfing and downloading apps, there are some apps (both on the iPhone and Android) that have been collecting personal data without your knowledge. The problem was highlighted by Lookout Inc, a mobile phone security firm, and presented at the recent ‘Black Hat’ computer security conference in Vegas. They tested over 300,000 free apps for both iPhone and Android and found that many of them pull off sensitive data and transmit it to third parties... Read The Rest →
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for Apple, with American watchdog Consumer Reports refusing to recommed the iPhone 4, confirming there was in fact as issue with reduced reception when the phone was held in a certain way. Numerous consumers also made the same complaint, suggesting that the reception reduced considerably when an area around the bottom left of the iPhone 4 was covered by the hand. Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, gave a press conference on Friday to address the problem, with many commentators expecting an apology and a... Read The Rest →
WordPress, one of the most popular and widely used content management systems in the world, is now available as an application from the iTunes app store for the iPhone and iPad. The app allows you to add, edit and publish posts while on the go, giving you full capabilities for uploading photos and videos. You can also add location tags quickly and easily with the iPhone and iPad’s built-in GPS, as well as approving or deleting comments and accessing your WordPress dashboard. WordPress is one of the primary content management... Read The Rest →