Betabeat: Now, the search giant is taking its distaste for anonymity to a whole new level, instituting a pop-up dialogue box urging YouTube users to employ their real names. I’m down with it if it can solve the problem of Youtube comments being a cesspool of racist douchebag who doesn’t understand the meaning of the word, “troll”.
So the news is that Dead Trigger, a popular Android & iOS zombie-shooter game is now free, at least on Android. The thought behind this was one word: piracy. The developer says on their official facebook page that even when they sold the game for $0.99, they found the piracy level in Android to be unbelievably high. My thought as an Android user? Well, he’s pretty much right. I can’t say much for android users […]
Best line? Gotta be this: I really don’t understand the “pee in the snow” model of skinning android to look and act horrible just so that the different manufacturers can make their mark on it – I’m pretty sure the majority of people tend to prefer plain android Pee in the snow. Anyway it’s a must read.
Android is not a very exciting OS. There are little to no snazzy effect (bouncing scroll?) to hooked and mesmerize you upon the design, and the consistent lag over any interaction with the device is a constant turn-off. At least for me. They might not be noticable for most of the users, but for any person who have looked and used an iOS device for a couple of minutes, you’ll see and feel the difference […]
The Verge: A developer who worked with the Sparrow team has divulged his work on a Windows version of the popular email client, and says that a beta was due sometime in the next few weeks — that is, until Sparrow was acquired by Google and ceased its development efforts earlier this week. Another episode of the Sparrow saga. From the posted screenshoot in the article i will not personally use this, but it’s certainly […]
The real issue is the sudden vulnerability we feel now that one of our theories about independent app development has failed Rian van der Merwe’s made a thoughtful response to Sparrow acquisition by Google. I agree with the sentiment, and the whole article is a must read. But i have another take on this whole kerfuffle. For me personally the reason why Sparrow acquisition is so annoyingly saddening, is the fact that the company is […]
The Verge: While the sell-out may be welcomed as good news by Google marketing execs, it’s one more blow to customers eagerly seeking the device — major retailers including GameStop, Staples, and Sam’s Club all sold out of the Nexus 7 on its first day of widespread availability last Friday More good news for the Nexus 7. After a (surprisingly?) good review from resident Techcrunch Apple fanboy MG Siegler, now it’s apparently sold out on […]
Gizmodo is hosting an online Q & A session with the designer of OUYA game console, and he’s got some really interesting answer, especially regarding the size of the main console: Q: With digital distribution media becoming more and more popular, do you think the standard tower like shape that is used by the current generation of consoles will continue to be used? A: I don’t know what others are doing in the future, but […]
Kara Swisher got the leak: While I have some ideas, I need to develop a more informed perspective before making strategy or direction changes. In the meantime, please do not stop. You are doing important work. Please don’t stop. then: Please come by my office in building D on the third floor and say hello. I cannot wait to hear your ideas for Yahoo!’s future. Nothing really juicy is on the memo, but it’s nice […]
Gizmodo: The iPad suffered cracks and screen scratched when dropped, and ended up with audio damage after being dunked in water. The Nexus 7? Sure, it ended up with some scuffs, but everything remained intact and functional after all three tests. Very interesting. But nothing surprising since one’s using aluminium and the other’s plastic.