In App Store, tap:
Featured to see selected and noteworthy apps
Categories to browse by Games, Education, and more
Top Charts to see the top paid, free, and top grossing apps
Near Me to see the most popular apps that others around you are using
In App Store, tap:
Featured to see selected and noteworthy apps
Categories to browse by Games, Education, and more
Top Charts to see the top paid, free, and top grossing apps
Near Me to see the most popular apps that others around you are using
To see what traffic conditions are like in a particular area, tap and tap Show Traffic.
Orange dots show slowdowns, and red dots show stop-and-go traffic. Tap an incident marker and then tap to see more about it.
Tap to pinpoint your current location.
You can rotate the map with two fingers to match the direction you’re headed. To return to north, tap the compass in the upper-right.
Note: You'll need to turn on Location Services for Maps to find your location. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
Tap and tap . Enter your starting and ending locations, then tap Route.
Choose from your list of installed third-party transit apps. Or download and open the routing apps for the transit services you want to use from the App Store.
Tap and tap for walking directions.
Enter your starting and ending locations, then tap Route. Tap Start for step-by-step directions.
You can tap Overview to see the route, or tap to view directions as a list. Tap End to stop.
Tap the blue Quick Route button to the left of the location name to get turn-by-turn driving directions.
If more than one route is available, tap the one you prefer, then tap Start to hear turn-by-turn directions.
You can tap Overview to see the route, or tap to view directions as a list. Tap End to stop.
Tap the search field and enter an address or location:
Intersection (“8th and market”)
Area (“greenwich village”)
Business (“movies,” “restaurants san francisco ca”)
Tap Search or one of the suggestions from the list.| Read more »
In Camera, you can preview and apply a filter to a still or square photo before you take it.
Tap the icon at the lower right and tap a filter option to preview the photo. Tap again to go back to all the filters. To remove the filter, tap , then tap None.
In Camera, swipe to the Video mode. Tap the red circle or press either volume button to start recording. Tap it again to pause or stop.
You can tap the white circle to take a still photo while recording.
Use Control Center to access your iPhone camera quickly from any screen, even if your iPhone is locked.
Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to reveal Control Center.
Tap ￼ to open Camera.
In Photos, tap Shared, then tap Edit.
Tap next to the photo stream you’d like to delete and then tap Delete.
The shared photo stream will be deleted from your device and the devices of subscribers.
In Photos, tap Shared, tap the name of the stream you’d like to share, and then tap People. Tap Invite People to add more.
To make your shared stream public, turn on Public Website. Tap Share Link to send the URL to friends.
More: iCloud: Photo Sharing
In Camera, swipe to the Pano mode. Point iPhone where you want the panorama to start and tap the circle to begin.
Pan slowly in the direction of the arrow, holding iPhone steady and keeping the arrow on the horizontal line. Tap the circle again when finished.
Tap the arrow to reverse the panning direction.
HDR photos blend three separate exposures into a single "high dynamic range" photo.
In Camera, tap HDR to turn it on and off.
HDR versions of photos in your Camera Roll are marked with HDR in the corner.
Note: When HDR is on, the flash is turned off. For best results, keep both your camera and your subject still.
You can add more photos to an album while viewing thumbnails.
Tap Select, tap to select the photos you want to add, then tap Add To and select the album.
Note: If you delete a photo from an album you created, it will remain in your Photos library.
To add a filter to a photo you've taken, tap Edit and tap .
Scroll the thumbnails below the photo to view different color effects. Tap to select a filter and preview your photo. Tap Apply, then tap Save.
Note: Your original photo is preserved, and you can tap Edit and again to add a different filter or restore the original photo. Edited photo stream photos are saved to Camera Roll.
Tap Edit then tap to automatically improve a photo’s exposure, contrast, saturation, and other qualities.
Tap Save to save the edited photo.
Note: Your original photo is preserved, and you can tap Edit and again to restore the original photo. Edited photo stream photos are saved to the Camera Roll.
Tap Edit, then tap . Drag the corners of the grid to crop, and drag the photo to reposition it. Tap Aspect to give the window a specific dimension. Tap Crop when finished, then tap Save.
Note: Your original photo is preserved, and you can tap Edit and again to re-crop your photo or restore the original. Edited photo stream photos are saved to the Camera Roll.
When connecting to or using a Wi-Fi network with Apple TV, you may occasionally encounter the following issues:
Unable to locate a Wi-Fi network
Unable to join a nearby Wi-Fi network
Connected to Wi-Fi network, but unable to access content
Intermittent disconnects or connectivity issues
Learn basic troubleshooting tips and techniques for Wi-Fi on your Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation). For information on enabling or configuring a Wi-Fi connection, see the User Guide for your product.| Read more »
The Tesla ExperienceMacTech Conference has always been all about the experience. And, this year is no different. We want you to experience new things, admire the awesomeness of other people’s work, and be able to discuss that with your fellow tech. An amazing example is Tesla — not just the product, but the entire experience you have with them. Tesla will be on hand at MacTech Conference, and will be conducting several test drives per hour.What’s the catch? There really isn’t one. You need to give some info and get briefed before you test drive, and then you are off and driving. More details to come — and the time slot reservation system will go online as we get closer to the event.Fine print: While there’s a large number of test drives allotted, there is a limited number of slots available. Only one test drive per person.To drive, you must be a registered MacTech Conference 2013...| Read more »
After uploading an iTunes Radio banner ad with an audio clip that has space in its filename, iAd Tester will not be able to display the banner. This message appears: “Failed to load ad from server: The operation couldn't be completed. Application has iAd Network configuration error.”| Read more »
For this installment we’re joined by Ed Marczak, with Graham Gilbert hosting. Topics range from hiring to presentations, with a little bit of working in open source at scale. Show links:http://www.macadminmonthly.org Managing Macs with Puppet – Graham Gilbert Computing by the Numbers – Ed Marczak https://munki.googlecode.com/ http://puppetlabs.com http://macsysadmin.se http://www.mactech.com/conference http://radiotope.com http://grahamgilbert.comThanks to both Ed and Graham for being...| Read more »
When you create a Wi-Fi configuration payload in Apple Configurator 1.4 with security type "WPA2 Personal" or "WPA2 Enterprise", iOS-based devices might not connect to the Wi-Fi network when the profile is installed.| Read more »
When defragmenting a file with snfsdefrag on systems running OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 and earlier, an invisible "__defragtmp" file may be created which cannot be deleted.
This issue may occur when the following are true:
The defragmented file's name contains precomposed Unicode characters, such as letters with diacritical marks (an accent, grave, or umlaut).
snfsdefrag is run by root.
snfsdefrag is run when the current working directory is on an Xsan volume, or snfsdefrag's recursive option (-r) is used.
The session slides and videos from MacSysAdmin 2013 are now available here. Thanks to the MacSysAdmin team for getting them out so quickly!About Nate WalckNate is a Macintosh Systems Engineer at Tamman Technologies, Inc in Philadelphia, PA. He is runs afp548.com along with Sam Keeley and is one of the founding members of the ##osx-server IRC channel on freenode.net. He loves being involved in the Mac Admin community and using Open Source projects whenever possible, especially Munki, The Luggage and Puppet.Mail | Twitter |...| Read more »
If Logic Pro X isn't performing as expected, try these basic troubleshooting steps to attempt to isolate and resolve the issue. Please note that these steps are not intended to address a specific issue and are not comprehensive.| Read more »
The FaceTime HD Camera on your MacBook Air (Mid 2013) stops working with 32-bit applications (such as Skype, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and QuickTime Player) after installing the OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 update.| Read more »
When you try to create a new Apple Account (Apple ID) with iTunes or when you try to view existing account information, this alert may appear:
"Could not complete your iTunes Store request. The store may be busy. Check your Internet connection or try again later."
Another day in Göteborg brought many more fascinating talks, including the first public talk on autopkg.For those using JAMF Casper, Marko Jung from the University of Oxford showed how by adding many modules to Self Service, users have been empowered to do many tasks with the click of a button which would normally require a help desk call. This implementation has led to happier users, and looks like a great way for organizations to reduce common calls.Daniel Svensson from IKEA gave a very interesting talk about scaling Mac management over hundreds of sites, each with relatively few clients. Particularly interesting in IKEA’s deployment is the use of existing Linux infrastructure to support NetBoot and update caching, instead of having to deploy separate hardware to each store. By using the existing Linux servers which are part of the baseline deployment for each store, Mac support comes automatically with each store. Also interesting is how replication occurs using a tiered...| Read more »
When you sync an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with a Windows computer, one or more of the following alerts may appear:
"The [device] could not be synced. A folder was specified instead of a file."
"The contents of the iPhone could not be read. You must restore the iPhone"
The "Set up your iPhone" prompts may reappear after each time you reconnect the device, even after fully setting up the device's sync options.
The steps below may resolve the issue.| Read more »
Some car stereos and accessories that use Bluetooth for control and playback may require a firmware update to work as expected with the AVRCP 1.4 support added in iOS 6.
Symptoms may include:
You can't control playback through Bluetooth.
Song name, artist, and other information doesn't appear on the car stereo.
The Trust Store on iOS contains trusted root certificates that are preinstalled with iOS. These trusted root certificates are used to establish a chain of trust that is used to verify other certificates signed by the trusted roots, for example to establish a secure connection to a web server. When IT administrators create Configuration Profiles for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, these trusted root certificates do not need to be included.
In iOS 7, the Trust Store may be updated from time to time. This article will be updated when changes are made. You can find the version of the Trust Store installed on your iOS device by tapping Settings > General > About. Scroll down to the bottom of the list to see the Trust Store version.
Can I skip Songs?
Yes. You can skip six songs per station per hour. If the Skip Forward control appears dimmed and doesn't respond, you have reached the maximum number of skips for that channel per hour.
Can I repeat or replay a song?
Similar to a radio station, a song on iTunes Radio is played in real time. You can purchase songs you like directly from the station's history.
How do I fast-forward a song?
Similar to a radio station, a song on iTunes Radio is played in real time; however, with iTunes Radio, you can skip up to six songs per hour on a station.
Why does the music stop playing after two hours?
iTunes Radio will time out if you don't interact with your system or device for approximately two hours. If this happens, simply access iTunes Radio again and choose a station to continue playing.
How do I remove ads from iTunes Radio?
A subscription to iTunes Match will provide the added benefit of ad-free iTunes Radio.
AFP548 has always been about community: like-minded folks found their way to the Apple platform, and some of us even made a career out of supporting “Enterprise at your own risk”(copyright Nate Walck.)After Jody Rodgers got wind of a skunkworks project operating under the pseudonym ‘The Cylinder of Destiny,’ it wasn’t long before there was a great conversation recorded and the AFP548 Podcast was finally ready to be shared with the world. Thanks to Sam Keeley and Nate of course, with audio touch-ups by Tim Sutton. (Produced by Allister Banks, with inspiration from Seb Nash and encouragement from Graham Gilbert.) (The iTunes/RSS will be available shortly, please enjoy the SoundCloud streaming while we get actual podcast subscriptions going, this post will be updated to reflect when you’re able to subscribe in your favorite player.) Show Notes:Jody Rodgers(@jodyrodgers, formerly of Adobe and now of Jamf...| Read more »
Hello from Göteborg!The first day of MacSysAdmin 2013 is over, and there have been great presentations from many members of the Apple community.Ed Marczak kicked things off with a look at the future from the past and present, showing how predictions of the future are bound to deviate far from reality. Ed’s presentations are always great, and he truly played the part for each decade.A time traveling costume switching presentation from @marczak on the topic of the future!
#macsysadmin pic.twitter.com/dFibUqB41h— Jody Rodgers (@jodyrodgers) September 17, 2013Rick Wylie from Key Options showed off the latest version of his Air Patrol product, which does detection of cellular and Wi-Fi devices. Aside from its applications in MDM, its potential to be used...| Read more »
After upgrading to OS X Server (Mountain Lion) from Mac OS X Server v10.6 or Lion Server, Server app may report a Service Data location of "Custom" when viewing the server Settings pane.
When trying to edit the service data location, you may receive an alert that "Existing service data is present" on the selected volume. In this case you'll need to relocate the service data to a temporary location, remove the original data, and relocate the data to the desired data location.
February 26, 2010 6:00 AMApple Games has posted a new feature article, this time taking to the dangerous skies of WarBirds Dogfights from iEntertainment Network. In the game players choose from a large variety of historically accurate aircraft and fly in the game's many missions or engage in combat against other players online. The article includes an overview of the game, comments from iEntertainment CEO Bill Stealey, and a short history of flight sims.When you go online, Stealey explains, first we send you to the Special Training Arena, because we learned that new players get shot down very quickly in the regular arenas. He pauses while getting a bead on an enemy plane; he litters one wing with bullets and a teammate finishes the kill. In the Special Training Arena, all players are on the same side, he adds. His team also created CheckRide and CheckOut training options: the former is aimed at experienced flight simmers who want to work on advanced tactics, while the latter is for...| Read more »
February 26, 2010 6:00 AMSoldak Entertainment, developer of Depths of Peril and Kivi's Underworld, has released more new information about the upcoming action RPG, Din's Curse. The latest update features three new additions to the creature list with the unveiling of the Evil Leprechaun, the Scree, and the Plaguebringer.Evil LeprechaunA nether creature, this small fiend can smell coins of all kinds and will steal from anyone. When it runs away with new found wealth, it'll rely on other brutish allies to protect it from retribution. Scree Chaos rips through the core of the world, a deadly doorway to dimensions beyond. The Scree slipped through into the underworld, cowardly mini-demons ready to mob their enemies when the numbers were on their side.Click over to the link below for more information.Din's Curse MonstersSoldak Entertainment...| Read more »
February 26, 2010 6:00 AMBethesda Softworks has posted a new blog featuring comments from id Software's John Carmack, Tim Willits, and others about the release of the first public beta of the original Quake 14 years ago. The participants shared their memories of the release of the game and its then innovative features.John Carmack, Co-founder and Technical Director, id Software:We were watching a live online chat when the upload went live. When the first person got it, there was a great clamor for reports about what it looked like. Unfortunately, one of the first things reported was There is a turtle in the corner of the screen. I had a check in the code to draw that icon as a sign that you were running at 10 frames a second or less, so you should reduce quality settings to get a more playable experience. Quake was one of the first PC apps where floating point performance was a critical factor, which meant that Intels Pentium processor had a huge lead over the competing AMD and...| Read more »
February 26, 2010 6:00 AMBlizzard Entertainment has announced an upcoming Twitter chat for fans interested in talking with the World of Warcraft development team about recently released content for the game. The question and answer session will be focused on Icecrown Citadel and Fall of the Lich King and will be held on Blizzard's Twitter page February 26 at 5 PM PST.We will be holding our next Developer Chat on Twitter on Friday, February 26, at 5:00 p.m. PST with World of Warcraft's lead content designer and lead systems designer. This chat session will focus on Icecrown Citadel and other Fall of the Lich King content. Questions will be taken live through Twitter, so be sure to sign up for a Twitter account at https://twitter.com/signup and follow account @Warcraft in order to participate! To submit a question for the Developer Chat, please tweet using the #BlizzChat hashtag between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p....| Read more »
February 25, 2010 6:00 AMid Software has kicked off celebration of Quake Live's first year with a Year One Event continuing through March 9th. During the event players who participate in online matches will receive special Year One awards. id has also released a new level, Fallout Bunker, and plans to add both new maps and old favorites from the community.One year ago today id Software launched browser-based (and totally free) version of Quake III Arena and since then players have spent over 8.9 million hours in over 60 million ranked matches, earning 8 million awards and 810 million frags. To celebrate Quake Lives milestone, id Software has launched Quake Lives Year One Event. The event runs from today through March 9th. During that time, anyone that participates in an online match will receive a special Year One award. To help get the year off to a good start, the team has also uploaded a new level, Fallout Bunker. As the team moves forward, they plan to bring many new fighting...| Read more »
February 25, 2010 6:00 AMBlizzard Entertainment recently revealed that the long delayed patch for Diablo II has once again entered beta testing on the public test realms. Version 1.13b will introduce a variety of bug fixes and updates as well as respecialization options, and a new mystery to be solved by players of Hell difficulty.Major Bugs:
February 25, 2010 6:00 AMThe Gamer Studio has released a new interview with Spiderweb Software's Jeff Vogel about the company's upcoming new RPG title. The as of yet unnamed game will kick off a new series and will mark a departure from Vogel's popular Avernum and Geneforge series. The new game will retain a turn-based, party focused, fantasy role playing format with an all new world and history to explore.Could you give us a brief summary of the storyline?The known world is divided into the Pact and the Farlands. The Pact is an alliance of five nations, who have banded together to keep the barbarians and monsters of the Farlands at bay. You are one of the elite warriors of the Pact, given almost limitless authority to hunt enemies inside and out. You get all the best weapons and powerful magic, all the cool toys, but the responsibility and danger are both considerable. And you have a very difficult boss to please. That's where we're at so far. What was the inspiration behind it?...| Read more »
February 25, 2010 6:00 AMNCSoft and Paragon Studios have released a new overview page for the upcoming Issue 17: Dark Mirror update for the company's comic book hero themed MMO, City of Heroes. The patch will include a new Ultra Mode featuring improved graphics for Paragon City and the Rogue Isles as well as a variety of other game content.Features: Ultra ModeUltra Mode includes a superior graphics rendering process for players who have higher-end graphic cards. Each feature can be enabled or disabled in the graphics menu options and will be scalable. Ultra Mode works on both Macs and PCs. In specific, it offers dynamic shadows, screen-space ambient occlusion, and dynamic environment reflections (including planar reflections and environment mapping of reflective surfaces). Epic Archetypes Unlocked at Level 20Previously, you had to have at least one character at level 50 to make an epic archetype character. No more! Now you can create an epic archetype character as long as you have...| Read more »
February 24, 2010 6:00 AMHonest Gamers has published a new preview of Soldak Entertainment's Din's Curse, the company's upcoming action RPG. In Din's Curse players take the role of an adventurer cursed to walk the lands in a quest for redemption. The game features 141 possible class combinations, an infinite number of dynamically generated towns, and a game world directly impacted by player choices.Keeping the multiplayer support introduced in Kivi's Underworld, Din's Curse ditches the pre-generated characters of the previous title to introduce a new class system with over 140 possible combinations. Players can pick from classic templates such as Warrior or Priest, or they can combine two skill trees from any basic class to create a hybrid. Want to relive the glory days of Ultima Online with a platemail-wearing, polearm-wielding warrior-mage? How about rolling up a home-brewed necromantic archer? Din's Curse will let you do that. The downside of the "hybrid" system is that players...| Read more »
February 24, 2010 6:00 AMIsotope 244 recently announced the release of Land Air Sea Warfare for Macs. The new game from the developers of Machines at War features 70 new types of units, new technologies, and six "gigantic mega units" for players to control.I have been working non stop on the Mac version the last few weeks and it is done! I have also updated the games webpage with screenshots and the games help manual. After two years of development I have finally completed my next game! It builds on my previous real time strategy game Machines at War and takes it in a different direction. There are over 70 new types of units, new technologies, and six gigantic mega units which are awesome in battle! I will be working on the mobile versions next and am still developing the game every day, so if you have any suggestions for the game please let me know. - James Bryant Command a force of thousands of units into strategic warfare in this new real time strategy game. Fortify your base...| Read more »
February 24, 2010 6:00 AMIndependent game developer Enkord has announced the release of Jurassic Realm 1.9, a new action puzzle game for Mac OS X. In the game players uncover the secrets of the ancient Jurassic Realm by solving a variety of puzzles and discovering images of long-lost dinosaurs."We continue to bring our classic casual hits which hit top spots on casual portals to Mac platform" said Yaroslav Yanovsky, CEO and founder of Enkord, Ltd. "We feel the Macintosh is a wonderful platform and intend on porting more of our games." Perfect for casual gamers and pros alike, Jurassic Realm features 2 game modes, includes over 150 striking levels with 19 ancient dinosaurs to uncover. Players become archeologists on a mission with a huge map at their disposal, with great number of roads and pathways to travel. Version 1.9 includes improved collapse, explosive power-ups and exciting brick-breaking. Feature Highlights:
February 24, 2010 6:00 AMAspyr Media has announced the digital download release of Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition for Intel Mac owners. Developed and published in North America by Aspyr, the title combines the original Star Wars The Force Unleashed videogame with three new levels set in iconic Star Wars locales and a host of new costumes and character models. This special edition of the game will show players "the deepest, darkest side of the Force in a story that puts them on a collision course with Luke Skywalker himself."Experience the Power of the Dark SideThe story and action of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed expands with the release of Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition. A special new version of the game that shows players the deepest, darkest side of the Force in a story that puts them on a collision course with Luke Skywalker himself. The Ultimate Sith Edition includes all of the original missions found in Star Wars: The Force...| Read more »
February 24, 2010 6:00 AMSoldak Entertainment, known for its Depths of Peril and Kivi's Underworld fantasy games, has released more new information about the upcoming action RPG, Din's Curse. The latest update reveals the game's Priest class and its associated specialties: Paladin, Healer, and Shaman. This is the sixth and final revealed class of those available in the game. Priest:By the light of good, these holy warriors command more than strength and might, but also heal and bless themselves and others. Specialties: Paladin, Healer, and Shaman. Paladin:This guardian totes heavy armor with ease while using the power of the gods to maim the unjust. Bonuses: higher health per vitality, higher mana per spirit, higher damage per strength, and higher mana regen per spiritMana gen: Mana gain on blocks and parriesArmor: Cloth, Leather, and ShieldsWeapons: Maces
February 23, 2010 6:00 AMEpisode 92 of Omaha Sternberg's iGame Radio podcast is now available for listening. The podcast features a review of Feral Interactive's The Movies Superstar Edition for Mac as well as reviews of Thor and Phantom Mansion: The Orange Library for iPhone and iPod Touch.Episode 91:
February 23, 2010 6:00 AMWorthplaying has posted some new screenshots from Introversion Software's upcoming Subversion, as well as more information about the game. Subversion will offer players the chance to control a team of skilled operatives seeking to complete missions in hostile high security buildings. Previous information about the game centered around its procedurally generated cityscapes.Subversion is going to be set in a modern High Tech environment, with you taking "mission control" over a team of skilled operatives in a hostile High Security building. You will be using Sabotage, Social Engineering and Grifting, custom Electrical and Mechanical devices, Distractions, Hacking, Stealth, Acrobatics, Precision demolitions, Trickery, whatever gets the job done. In the best case scenarios your enemies will never know you were even there. When things go wrong, a well prepared escape plan and well timed precision violence will get you out of a tight spot - or maybe not. The...| Read more »
February 23, 2010 6:00 AMFrictional Games recently published an in-depth look at the recently released teaser trailer for the company's upcoming horror game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The blog post covers the creation of the trailer and includes comments on key moments in the footage.- 2:05Notice how books just slightly slide along the shelf because of friction and so on. This is all due the nice simulations provided by Newton Game Dynamics. It was quite fun setting everything up on the table so that that some fell off while pushing it, giving the a feel of urgency when trying to barricade the door. The table was also harder to move due to the weight from all the stuff on it, so had to give it an extra push to get into place (using the "throw" button). One never knows what going to happen with physics... - 2:26It took a while to remember the best times to open the closer door, in order to get a nice effect. After 50 tries or so, I had that creature pretty much figured out though (...| Read more »
February 22, 2010 6:00 AMIn a new post on his Bottom Feeder blog Spiderweb Software's Jeff Vogel recently offered a few tips to aspiring independent game developers. The veteran RPG developer discussed the importance of having a unique product, acquiring the best software necessary regardless of cost, and avoiding the dangers of working too hard.1. You Need a Good IdeaThis means (and yes, I know this seems obvious but it's amazing how often people forget it) that whatever you are selling has to be pretty darn special. It has to be a good idea, well executed, and not competing against a ton of free competitors. And let me tell you something. That's a hard thing to come up with these days. 2. Professional Work Requires Professional ToolsAnother question I get asked from time to time is, "How can I find a free program to do [make art/write programs/whatever]." And my answer is always, "You DON'T!" I know. You don't have much money. You can't afford Photoshop or whatever. But starting...| Read more »
February 22, 2010 6:00 AMMac|Life has posted a new review of The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript. The adventure title challenges players to discover and delve inside the mysteries surrounding the hidden enigmas of the works of the great genius. Mac|Life gave the game a score of 3 out of 5.From the review:Our biggest problem was the camera, which is frustrating because the games 3D environments--a faithful re-creation of the Clos Luc, Leonardos final residence, as it looked in 1522--are so beautiful. Theyre full of rich color and detail, right down to Leonardos paintings and drawings hanging from the walls. And while the simple controls let you move the camera by moving the mouse, we found ourselves getting queasy after an hour or so of playtime on even the slowest setting. If that doesnt make you flee, youll play as Valdo, searching Leonardos estate for a missing notebook on behalf of a mysterious patron. But your quest keeps you bouncing between the same handful of...| Read more »
February 22, 2010 6:00 AMBasilisk Games has announced the release of a trailer for Eschalon: Book II, the upcoming second title in its planned "old school" RPG trilogy. The game will include improvements like re-rendered tiles, new weather effects, new skills, new monsters, and a larger world to explore.More about Eschalon Book II:
February 22, 2010 6:00 AMCCP Games has announced work on Tyrannis, its next free expansion for the popular sci-fi MMO, EVE Online. The expansion will feature the ability to harvest minerals from planets, updates to its EVE Gate (previously called COSMOS) social networking elements, and a variety of optimizations and improvements.OMG did you say all of the planets!?Thats right, you will finally be able to survey for juicy deposits of minerals and other goodies, build infrastructure to harvest them, store them, process them and launch them into space. Build complex networks of facilities and fine tune them for optimal production. All in a very massive single shard sandboxy way as only EVE can provide. And its not just the terran planets. Its ALL OF THEM. The gas giants, the lava planets, the ice worlds, the water worlds and even the elusive plasma planets. Each type with their unique properties. Maintaining facilities on gruesomely hostile planets will be tougher and more demanding,...| Read more »
February 19, 2010 12:07 PMFrictional Games today announced a first look at in-game footage of the company's new horror game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, in the form of a teaser video. The game's website has been updated with general information about the game, screenshots, the new teaser video, and details about pre-ordering Amnesia.A recent email from Frictional Games revealed that the Mac version of the game is already functional and at this stage of development runs on a PPC 1.4Ghz eMac with a 64MB Radeon 9600 card. System requirements have not been finalized yet."We recently finished a massive testing session of the game to much success. With that behind us we now know how Amnesia will play like and what it takes to finish it. This means we feel confident in moving forward and sharing more juicy details about the game. This includes crucial things such as availability, pricing and what the game is all about." - Thomas Grip, Co-founder. Web siteGeneral information about the game...| Read more »
February 19, 2010 6:00 AMAmbrosia Software has updated its real-time online strategy war game Multiwinia to version 1.3.1. The update includes a variety of bug fixes and enhancements including adjustments to movement controls. Returning to the unique world of Darwinia, the game allows players to choose from six game modes on over 40 maps as they battle for stick figure supremacy. Multiwinia 1.3.1 includes the following changes/improvements:
Multiwinia is a multi-player real time strategy war game unlike any other. A chaotic war is raging in a fantastic fractalized world populated by bloodthirsty little stick men with a mission: follow your orders to annihilate their enemies. They will do your...| Read more »
February 19, 2010 6:00 AMBasilisk Games has announced that it will release a trailer next week for Eschalon: Book II, the upcoming second title in its planned "old school" RPG trilogy. The game will include improvements like 1024X768 native resolution, re-rendered tiles, new weather effects, new skills, new monsters, and a larger world to explore.More about Eschalon Book II:
February 19, 2010 6:00 AMGamersInfo.net has published a new interview with Soldak Entertainment's Steven Peeler. The indie game developer discussed Din's Curse, the company's upcoming action RPG, as well as the difficulties faced by independent developers.In Din's Curse players take the role of an adventurer cursed to walk the lands in a quest for redemption. The game features 141 possible class combinations, an infinite number of dynamically generated towns, and a game world directly impacted by player choices.GamersInfo.net: The other feature of Dins Curse that I took note of was the dynamic world and quest system. How does that work, and how did it come about?Steven Peeler: Instead of starting in the same world each time, in Dins Curse, you start in a new town that has different problems than any other town. It doesnt stop there, though; these quests arent static. If you dont do anything about them, they will cause other trouble. For example, lets say the boss Nightweaver has...| Read more »
February 19, 2010 6:00 AM2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, has announced that Sid Meiers Civilization V, the newest entry in the popular franchise, is currently in development at Firaxis Games for PC. Civilization V will update the turn-based strategy franchise with a new engine built from the ground-up for Civilization. Players will be introduced to an entirely new combat system, deeper diplomatic interactions, and a variety of other expanded features.Sid Meiers Civilization franchise has been recognized as one of the greatest PC game franchises of all time with millions of units sold worldwide, said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. Civilization V takes the franchise further by offering players a more immersive experience with deeper strategies; heightened tactical combat; vast, realistic landscapes to explore, battle over and claim as their own; and an in-game community hub where Civ fans can share content and compete against each other without...| Read more »
February 18, 2010 6:00 AMIGN has published a new review of High End Loft Stuff, a new item pack for The Sims 3. The pack adds a variety of new items to the popular sim title including three items returning from the previous two Sims titles: the heart-shaped vibrating bed, the electric guitar, and the aquarium.The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff is the first Stuff Pack for the newest sequel of the franchise, and it makes an impact as far as dcor and objects are concerned. There are a couple dozen new objects on the disc, which, if you bought them a la carte on the Sims Store, would run you a couple bucks EACH. In that, the Stuff Pack is a nice quantity discount at only $20 for the whole package. As the title may tell you, all the new objects in the Stuff Pack are for the wealthier Sims of your neighborhood. (Nothing says "I'm rich" more than when you contemplate life on a $1200 Flushmaster Hi-Def!) Of course, the downside to this is that most of your newer families will not see any of...| Read more »
February 18, 2010 6:00 AMPopCap Games has released the results of a new survey of gamers who play games on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. The survey of 5,000 respondents found that 24% regularly played social games, and that the average social gamer is a 43 year old woman.From IndustryGamers:The survey was conducted for both Americans and Brits; in the U.S., 55 percent of all social gamers are female and 45 percent are male, with the U.K. disparity growing to 58 percent to 42 percent. In age matters, social gamers in the U.S. are on average 48 years old compared to 38 for those based in the U.K. while 46 percent of American social gamers are 50 or older, contrasting to to just 23 percent in the U.K. Social gamers that are age 21 or younger only make up six percent of the total social gamer population.From Gamasutra:"While still in its infancy compared to the traditional video game industry, the social games sector represents a huge opportunity to reach hundreds...| Read more »
February 18, 2010 6:00 AMApple Games has posted a new article, this one featuring Telltale Games' recently released Tales of Monkey Island. In the adventure game players must help Guybrush Threepwood as he confronts a variety of amusing puzzles in his quest to defeat his arch-nemesis LeChuck. Apple's article includes an overview of the game and a brief history of the Monkey Island series.And thus begins Guybrushs latest misadventures. During the course of escaping from Flotsam Island, he learns that the only way to reverse the voodoo infestation is to find La Esponja Grande, a voodoo sea sponge that can soak up the pox. He also meets the Marquis de Singe, who believes Guybrushs infected hand is the key to eternal life; Guybrush would prefer to keep as many of his preferably pox-free appendages as possible, thank you very much. Of course, sailing away from Flotsam Island is simply your first step into the never-before-seen Gulf of Melange, where more islands and characters wait. As...| Read more »
February 18, 2010 6:00 AMA new blog post from Soldak Entertainment's Steven Peeler provides an update on the status of Din's Curse, the company's next action RPG. The post covers testing progress and preorder sales. A 4th patch was also recently released for beta testers.Today, I released our 4th patch. In those four patches, I have made 309 changes. Well over half of those are changes directly from gamer feedback. There are still many changes coming that I haven't gotten to though. Right now my todo list has 241 items on it. One of these days I will get this back down to zero. A quick sales note, so far this is our fastest selling game ever. I'm really hoping it stays this way. :) If it doesn't, I might start taking some contracting work, which would slow down Soldak development. :( The sales so far is actually interesting to me. On one hand we don't have a finished product, just a beta, and not even a demo yet. Yet the beta is selling quicker than our previous two games. This is...| Read more »
February 17, 2010 6:00 AMThe Marvel Action Pack was recently released. The game is a collection of 10 casual arcade games featuring characters from the Marvel Comics universe. The Marvel Action pack includes Hulk, Wolverine, Captain America, and Iron Man games.The MARVEL Action Pack! contains 10 arcade style casual games that pull you right into the action alongside your favorite MARVEL Super Heroes. Various games inside feature Hulk, Wolverine, Captain America, and Iron Manproviding hours of MARVEL entertainment all jam-packed into one exciting collection. Features:
February 17, 2010 6:00 AMIndependent Danish game developer Press Play recently released Max & The Magic Marker for Mac and Windows. Described as a 2D puzzle platformer, the game puts players in the role of Max who must use his newly acquired Magic Marker to put a stop to the monster rampaging through his drawings.The GameMax & the Magic Marker is a physics based 2D puzzle platformer, in which the player controls the boy Max and his Magic Marker. While Max enables good old platforming fun, the marker provides the games signature feature: the ability for the player to draw directly inside the game world where everything drawn becomes physical objects. This feature is used to complete levels and overcome challenges but it also provides the player with a unique tool that in itself is fun to play around with. The StoryMax is a young boy, and like most boys he loves to draw. One day he gets a mysterious marker in the mail. There is no letter attached only the plain orange marker...| Read more »
February 17, 2010 6:00 AMBlizzard Entertainment recently updated the official Diablo III website with new character information. The update offers new concept art and animation for the female barbarian class. Diablo III will return players to the action RPG franchise where they once again must choose a character and face off against the forces of darkness.Though they were once misunderstood as simple, bloodthirsty invaders, the long and noble history of these proud people is now rightly acknowledged. And therein lies the greater tragedy here, for those of us familiar with the nobility of the barbarians remember too what they call their "vigil", the concept that lay at the very heart of their culture. The barbarians consider it their sworn duty to protect Mount Arreat and the mysterious object within. They believe that if they fail to uphold their duty to the great mount, or are not given a proper burial upon its slopes, they will be denied a true warrior's death, and their spirits...| Read more »
February 17, 2010 6:00 AMBlizzard Entertainment has opened up a collection of new beta test forums for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. The forums will allow beta testers to provide feedback as they assist Blizzard developers in fine tuning game balance and stability. Only beta testers can post, but the forums are open for anyone to read.This forum is for discussion based around the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty public beta test. Only participants in the beta test can post here, but the forum can be viewed by everyone. The primary objectives of the public beta are to test the stability of our Battle.net service and to dial in the game balance prior to launch. As a beta participant, you play a big part in ensuring we meet these goals. Please provide your feedback on balance, Battle.net, or any other beta-related topics in our feedback forum. If you find any bugs, please visit the bug report forum For answers to some common questions, be sure to check out the StarCraft II FAQ Thank...| Read more »
February 16, 2010 6:00 AMTopWare Interactive and Reality Pump recently added new content to the website for Two Worlds II, the upcoming fantasy RPG. The site change includes several new screenshots and MoveShots, 3 second videos showcasing Two Worlds II gameplay. The game will send players to the unexplored land of Eastern Antaloor and will feature detailed graphics, an active combat system, and a complex storyline.Despite the massive landscape which spans over 60 square kilometres of rolling grasslands, murky swamps, and sprawling cities, images of the upcoming RPG epic Two Worlds II have only to date only scratched the surface of beautiful world of Antaloorliterally. Deep underground there lie cavernous mines rich with precious Veritas crystals, the ancient twisting catacombs of long forgotten cultures, and shadowy dungeons adorned with remnants of countless tortured prisoners. Available today at www.twoworlds2.com...| Read more »
February 16, 2010 6:00 AMiGame Radio has posted a new podcast interview with Telltale Games' Matt Darin, Will Armstrong, and Chris Schmidt about the company's decision to bring its adventure games to Mac users. Telltale recently announced the Mac release of Tales of Monkey Island, as well as plans to bring more of its games to Apple machines.Whats inside this episode:
February 16, 2010 6:00 AMIncGamers recently posted an article examining the history of Blizzard Entertainment's popular MMO, World of Warcraft. The article examines the innovations Blizzard brought to its massively multiplayer role playing game with the initial release of WoW five years ago, as well as with each expansion since then.Due to Blizzard's work on level 60+ content since the release of TBC, players with new characters tend to rush through WoW's early zones in favour of questing in the more recently added areas, and thanks to all the improvements to levelling speed, many of WoW's original areas are often desolate. Cataclysm, WoW's next expansion which is due to be released later this year, will address this issue head on. Blizzard has stated that almost every zone in Azeroth will be affected as a result of Deathwing's reappearance, the story behind Cataclysm. Some places will change so dramatically that they'll hardly be recognisable, others will have more subtle changes...| Read more »
February 16, 2010 6:00 AMCCP Games has published a new developer blog offering information about its sci-fi MMO, EVE Online. The article offers a lengthy explanation of the company's approach to improving the game and its features through large scale mass testing.The cornerstone of our approach is an initiative, dubbed "Mass-Testing." Simply put, we figured that the best way to "simulate hundreds of players all doing many different actions at the same time" was to, well, get a bunch of real players together and run through proper test scenarios. This is such a vital thing because it is the only way we can accurately gauge how the new code behaves under such extreme conditions as fleet fights with several hundred pilots. This is because of various factors which only become apparent in such highly loaded situation, such as diminishing returns, and code scalability. At its core, Mass-Testing is a very basic framework which allows us to invite hundreds, or even thousands, of players...| Read more »
February 15, 2010 6:00 AMTopWare Interactive and Reality Pump recently released a new Two Worlds II newsletter. The fourteenth edition of the newsletter includes information about the game's magic system, details about sacred altars and obelisks, a description of the dangerous Gargoyle, and a brief Q&A. Two Worlds II will send players to the unexplored land of Eastern Antaloor and will feature detailed graphics, an active combat system, and a complex storyline.krathax: How did you organize the merchants' system in the towns and cities?RP: We used a much more individual approach than in Part 1, krathax. In the public markets, you'll mostly find conventional booths selling food, less specialized weapons and armor - but the special stores are hidden away in the houses. Each merchant there has his own very special program and will demand (or pay) various different prices. So there is no use in trying to sell ingredients and plants to a blacksmith. You should consider this just in...| Read more »
February 15, 2010 6:00 AMRikard Peterson has announced the release of version 2.0 of SLUDGE, a 2D Adventure Game Engine. Originally created for Windows by Tim Furnish, SLUDGE has been modified by Peterson to work on Mac and Linux machines as well. Other updates include OpenGL graphics and support for 32 bit images with alpha channels.Some of you may be aware of the cross-platform open source adventure game engine called SLUDGE. It used to be Windows-only, but starting with version 2.0 it's available for Windows, Mac and Linux. (The 2.0 development kit is currently Mac-only, but games made with the 1.x dev kit in Windows can be run in the 2.0 engine, and there are plans to bring the new dev kit to all three platforms.) Version 2.0 is currently in beta, but it's reached the point where it's working well, so we want more people to try it to find any bugs that may be remaining. I have packaged up the game Nathan's Second Chance with the engine, so that it's easy to test. It's a pretty...| Read more »
February 15, 2010 6:00 AMAppleTell has posted a new interview with Telltale Games CEO Dan Connors and designer Mark Darin about the company's venture into Mac Gaming. Telltale recently announced the Mac release of Tales of Monkey Island, as well as plans to bring more of its games to Apple machines. For us, our audience is always a unique group of people, anyway, Dan explained, and we just want to find them wherever they are. A big part of what Telltale is about is creating interactive experiences that are about storytellingabout great cinematic presentation and artso, in a way, we want to be the next generation of interactive content in general, and we think Mac is where a lot of that innovation is going, so we want to be part of that. Each game theyre bringing to the Mac is the type that can appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers; theyre easy enough for new gamers to instantly start playing, but offer the deep gaming experience that appeals to those whove been playing for...| Read more »
February 15, 2010 6:00 AMPhil Hassey has announced the release of Galcon Fusion for OS X. The game is a "fast-paced multi-player galactic arcade-strategy game", which now features improved HD graphics, a full soundtrack, a variety of new multi-player modes, achievements, and detailed rankings. Developer, Phil Hassey, created the original prototype in just two days for the Ludum Dare 48-hour game development competition in 2006. Galcon was such a hit with the Ludum Dare crowd that Phil decided to rework it into a multi-player desktop game. In 2008, Phil ported the game to the iPhone where Galcon distinguished itself as the first multi-player strategy game in the App Store. Galcon went on to win the Independent Game Festival Innovation in Mobile Game Design award in 2009. With the introduction of Fusion, Galcon comes full-circle back to the desktop, with all new graphics, missions, and more! Game features include:
February 12, 2010 1:24 PMMacgamestore.com today announced the release of Shutter Island on its web site. Shutter Island is a casual game based on the upcoming feature film Shutter Island by Paramount Pictures. The game is published by Merscom.From Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese, "Shutter Island" tells the story of two U.S. Marshals, Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule, who are summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts in 1954 to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from Ashecliffe, the island's fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane. The Shutter Island game is a hidden objects game where players take on the role of a U.S. Marshal as they attempt to locate patients that have escaped Ashecliffe during a recent hurricane. The game consists of 7 levels and 20 environments. In addition, there are multiple mini-games that move the player through Ashecliffe, creating unique interactions with characters from the film.Features:...| Read more »
February 12, 2010 6:00 AMSoldak Entertainment, known for its Depths of Peril and Kivi's Underworld fantasy games, has released more new information about the upcoming action RPG, Din's Curse. The latest update reveals the game's Rogue class and its associated specialties: Assassin, Trickster, and Thief. This is the fifth revealed class of the six planned for the game.Rogue:Living by their own rules, this tricky class excels at stealthy deception, trap evasion, lock picking, and are lethal killing machines. Specialties: Assassin, Trickster, and Thief. AssassinThis vanquisher is a lethal killer, racking up huge amounts of damage. Bonuses: higher attack per dexterity, higher health per vitality, and higher damage per strengthMana gen: Mana gain on critical hits and killsArmor: Cloth and LeatherWeapons: Daggers and Swords
February 12, 2010 6:00 AMIn a post on the official forums a Blizzard Entertainment representative has updated recent beta test reports with the news that Mac users will not be able to participate in the first round of beta testing for the upcoming StarCraft II. The game will return players to the popular RTS franchise with an all new single player storyline and new units and strategies for multiplayer fans to enjoy.Will Mac users have an equal chance to get into beta as compared to windows users or a chance at all? Zhydaris: No Mac version, at least not at the beginning of the first phase of Beta, sorry :(Visit the pages below to read more.IncGamers: No StarCraft II Beta For Mac GamersBlizzard Forums: Mac Starcraft II Beta?Blizzard Entertainment...| Read more »
February 12, 2010 6:00 AMNCSoft has announced a Double XP and Account Reactivation weekend for its super hero themed MMO, City of Heroes . Starting on March 4 and continuing through March 7 both villain and hero characters will receive double the usual experience points for their accomplishments. The company will also allow gamers with inactive accounts to rejoin the game for the duration of the weekend event.Get excited because one of your favorite times of the year is quickly approaching - Double XP Weekend! All the fun begins on March 4th! What is a Double Experience Weekend? It's a three day stretch of time during which all participating Hero and Villain characters receive double the XP, Influence, and Infamy for their accomplishments in game. All you have to do is log in and take advantage of this opportunity to level up your favorite characters twice as quickly as normal! And if you pre-purchase Going Rogue, you'll be able to take advantage of all that Double XP has to offer...| Read more »
February 12, 2010 6:00 AMTelltale Games has officially announced it is bringing its lineup of games to Mac starting with the pirate adventure Tales of Monkey Island, available now to Mac users. Customers will get both Mac and PC versions of the multi-platform games with a single purchase. Any customers that have bought these titles from Telltale in the past can download the Mac version for no additional charge. "Telltale's built up an outstanding catalog of content over the years, and we're looking forward to getting the games to this community to further enrich the increasingly growing, vibrant and technically outstanding Mac platform," said Telltale CEO Dan Connors. "We're big fans of Apple's technology and devices, and we're looking forward to building further from here."Which title appears on Apple's platform next is up to the people. Telltale is opening the ballot box at the Telltale Games website, where Mac devotees can cast their vote for one of three critically-acclaimed...| Read more »
February 11, 2010 6:00 AMNCSoft and Paragon Studios have revealed some new information about Issue 17: Dark Mirror, an upcoming update for the company's comic book hero themed MMO, City of Heroes. The patch will include a new Ultra Mode featuring improved graphics for Paragon City and the Rogue Isles, and offering an idea of the new visuals coming in the upcoming Going Rogue expansion.A while ago, we announced Ultra Mode, a brand spanking new addition to the City of Heroes universe that will bring Paragon City and the Rogue Isles to an even fresher and visually more pleasing level! Ultra Mode will allow you (as long as your computer can handle it) to experience City of Heroes in a completely different light...literally! You will rediscover places and landmarks in Paragon City and the Rogue Isles as if you'd never seen them before, and best of all, it will be in Issue 17: Dark Mirror, our next free expansion! And it is worth mentioning that once Going Rogue has released, you will...| Read more »
February 11, 2010 6:00 AMDuring Activision Blizzard's fourth quarter earnings conference call Mike Morehaime announced that the company plans to begin beta testing StarCraft II later this month. The company also revealed that both StarCraft II and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will be released this year.Avarius: I know you are all very excited to hear the news about the StarCraft II beta coming soon. In order to help facilitate this discussion, please keep your comments about this announcement consolidated to this thread. Thanks! Emails to those who can participate in the beta will be sent out once it's ready to start. 1. You should be able to download it to your other computer, however, you must be logged into your battle.net account in order to play. 2. They will exist to give beta participants a place to discuss the beta and report any issues they may find. Only participants of the beta will be able to post, but the forums can be read by everyone. For everyone asking, we are...| Read more »
February 11, 2010 6:00 AMApple Games has published a new article on High End Loft Stuff, a new item pack for The Sims 3. The pack adds a variety of new items to the popular sim title including three items returning from the previous two Sims titles: the heart-shaped vibrating bed, the electric guitar, and the aquarium.Nothing beats relaxing in a well-furnished living room after a tough day at the Mad Scientist lab, and no Sim can go wrong with the aptly-named Cradle of Civilization, billed as the most comfortable sofa in the entire world. Thats right, not just in Sunset Valley or in Sim City: the entire world. Dont be surprised if the neighbors start feeling a little jealous. And you might have to start coming up with excuses for why they cant drop by daily after they see your Sims MedeaMedia wall-mounted flat-screen TV, especially if its connected to a GUGA JoyToy 3 videogame console. Nothing beats an intense game of DeathSaga or Blood Buckets 7 in all its high-definition glory...| Read more »
February 11, 2010 6:00 AMPopCap Games has announced that it has begun a 10 month long celebration in honor of its long running Bejeweled franchise, which turns ten this year. The festivities for the popular and often imitated match-3 game will include unveilings of new installments in the series, a Bejeweled Blitz competition, and a variety of other promotional activities. The company also announced that Bejeweled has now sold more than 50 million units, making it one of the top ten best-selling video games of all time. PopCap continues to sell a copy of Bejeweled every 4.3 seconds.Bejeweled has obviously succeeded beyond our wildest dreams, said Jason Kapalka, co-creator of the game and co-founder and chief creative officer at PopCap. When Brian Fiete, John Vechey and I built the game ten years ago, we had no grand aspirations for it or PopCap, we were trying to survive as a company during the depths of the dot-com collapse. Little did we know we'd still be selling copies of...| Read more »
February 10, 2010 6:00 AMMythic Entertainment has announced the beginning of the Night of Murder event for its fantasy themed MMO, Warhammer Online. During the event, which continues through February 16, players have the chance to gain several event specific rewards. As darkness falls on the Night of Murder, the worshippers of death bathe the land in blood, each intent on proving his or her devotion to the Elf god Kaela Mensha Khaine. It is a time that the forces of Destruction are all too willing to exploit. Assassins infiltrate the cities, while on the battlefield the differences between Good and Evil fade beneath the crimson haze of bloodlust. None are immune to the will of Khaine during this dark holiday. During the Night of Murder, players will receive event influence by completing daily tome tasks. With the 'Well-Mounted Skull' reward you can mount the heads of your ememies on pikes for all to see! Keep an eye out for members of the enemy realm who have been "marked for death...| Read more »
February 10, 2010 6:00 AMMacTech Magazine has posted a new article detailing recent benchmark testing of Parallels Desktop and VMWare Fusion running on Intel based macs. Comparing performance on MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac Pro models the tests covered performance, differences running Windows XP and Windows 7, the impact of multiple processors, and comparisons of 64 vs 32 bit.GamesOne of the most frequent questions that we were asked after our last virtualization benchmarks was "What about games?" The 3DMark06 testing did give us good insight and excellent data, but we also wanted to try some games and see how they worked.Devil May Cry 4:Devil May Cry 4 is the fourth in the Devil May Cry series of action games by CAPCOM. In the game, you fight enemies in close combat using firearms, swords, and other weapons. High speed, high action. We looked at Devil May Cry 4 (from DVD, not Steam) in part because it has some very nicely reproducible frames per second (FPS) tests built in...| Read more »
February 10, 2010 6:00 AMBlizzard Entertainment has updated its Diablo III website with new information about the Monk class. The additions reveal the female monk with all new artwork and an in-game model. Diablo III will return players to the action RPG world of Sanctuary, once again imperiled by the forces of darkness.Without rising from his seat, the monk met the first man's lunging slash, grabbing his wrist and tossing him carelessly over his shoulder, throwing him into a table with a loud crash. The suddenness of the monk's attack momentarily stunned the men, and as they stood there, he rose. That was when chaos broke out. The monk was a fluid mass of restrained energy, meeting every attack with hardly a moment's distress. He fought with hands and feet in a way I had never seen before. In my days, I have witnessed my share of drunken bar brawls, but this was something else altogether. The sound of bones crunching with each of his strikes mixed with something I could not quite...| Read more »
February 10, 2010 6:00 AMIn a blog post from last month Dingo Games revealed that work has begun on a sequel to Tasty Planet. The game put players in the role of a grey glob of experimental bathroom cleaner that rolled over items and slowly increased its size until capable of devouring worlds. The blog update offers a few details about features in the sequel.Ive been working for a couple weeks on a sequel to Tasty Planet. We havent finalized the story or setting for the new game, but weve picked a general direction and things are moving along. Here are some features that we have in mind:
February 9, 2010 6:00 AMFrictional Games recently announced that Amnesia: The Dark Descent has reached the alpha stage. The upcoming new adventure horror title from the creators of the Penumbra series is described as a title which will take players on a "thrill-ride through the depths of madness and explore the dark side of human emotions." It follows the tale of a protagonist on the run from a horrifying foe.So what does this mean? In general terms it means that we now have a large chunk of the game done which we can evaluate and draw conclusions from. More specifically it means:
February 9, 2010 6:00 AMSoldak Entertainment has released an update for the beta version of its upcoming action RPG, Din's Curse. The beta version is available to testers and those who have pre-ordered the game. In addition to a variety of quests to complete and monsters to slay the final game will feature 6 characters classes with 18 specialties for a total of 141 possible character combinations.Din, champion of the gods, has cursed you into a second life of service because you selfishly squandered your first one while causing misfortune to those around you. To redeem yourself, you must impress Din by building a reputation for helping others. Travel the spacious western plains of Aleria and save desperate towns from the brink of annihilation. Until you're redeemed, you're doomed to wander the earth alone for all eternity. In Din's Curse, you will explore an extensive underground, slaying dangerous monsters, solving dynamic quests, dodging deadly traps, and in your spare time,...| Read more »
February 9, 2010 6:00 AMA.V. Club has posted a new interview with BioWare cofounder Greg Zeschuk. The developer discussed the company's popular role playing game franchises including Baldur's Gate and Dragon Age, covering topics like cinematics, romance, dialog trees, and how the genre is evolving.AVC: Starting with Baldurs Gate II, your games have also become well-known for the romances that the player forms with other characters in the game. With Dragon Age, the gay sex scene made the news. People are scared that their kids will just all of a sudden end up in this situation in a tent with the bisexual elf, and thats not really at all how it works.GZ: No, not even remotely. [Laughs.] AVC: Do you think theres a better way to communicate that theres a whole context and a lengthy relationship leading up to these scenes? Or do you think these controversies just flare up and move on?GZ: On one hand, at a very high level, demographics are going to help us on this, because sooner or...| Read more »
February 9, 2010 6:00 AMOrange River Studio's Michael Rubin has informed us that his Classic OS shareware game set in outer space, Missions of the Reliant, will be receiving an OS X version. Reliant fan and Mac Programmer Gwynne Raskind has started work on porting the game and will be offering progress updates on her blog.From The Monk's Brew:For those of you who dont know, I did write one other computer game in the past, The Missions of Starship Reliant (aka, Missions of the Reliant). I had always wanted to write and release a game throughout my childhood, but all I knew back in the 80s was BASIC, and that never got me very far. And so, at one point in my mid-twenties, and being a Mac fan and all, I decided to pick up some books and learn Pascal. In 1994, amid great imaginary fanfare and to much fictitious critical acclaim, the first version of Missions was released in all of its $20 shareware glory. (The sequel, Missions II, was released in 1996, but it was really just an...| Read more »
February 8, 2010 6:00 AMBlizzard Entertainment has published an Insider interview with World of Warcraft Lead Encounter Designer Scott Mercer and Lead Systems Designer Greg Street. The developers discussed the Fall of the Lich King content update released with version 3.3 of World of Warcraft.Can you give us any teasers about the final Lich King encounter from a gameplay standpoint? How difficult will he be? Any insight into how his skills and powers from Warcraft III will carry over into the final Lich King raid event?Scott Mercer: We're going to keep those cards close to the vest, as players will be toe-to-toe with the Lich King soon enough, but I can say that he will pose the greatest challenge yet found in World of Warcraft. Beyond that, I can only share a few additional details. The battle against the Lich King takes place at the top of Icecrown Citadel where the Frozen Throne protrudes from the citadel's tallest tower. Throughout the fight, players will have an epic view of...| Read more »
February 8, 2010 6:00 AMNCSoft and Paragon Studios have announced a new contest for the super hero themed MMO, City of Heroes. Participants in the City of Heroes Secret Admirer contest will compete to offer the best Valentine's Day card to War Witch. Prizes for winning entrants include a Logitech G35 Surround Sound Headset, a Razer Destructor Precision Gaming Surface, Hero and Villain Pins, 5 year anniversary T-shirt, and Projector Pens.At some point, we've all stood outside of War Witch's apartment and played the role of Secret Admirer. After all, who wouldn't be wild over a talented sorceress who possesses brains, beauty and brawn? We sure are big fans...and we're banking on the fact that you are too!So in honor of Valentine's Day being just around the corner, we've dreamt up a new way for you to express your love and admiration for this spiritual City of Heroes stunner!Introducing the City of Heroes Secret Admirer Contest where between Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 10:00 AM CST...| Read more »
February 8, 2010 6:00 AMMacworld has posted a new review of the Mac version of Dragon Age: Origins Collector's Edition. Bioware's latest fantasy role playing epic challenges players to take on the role of a Grey Warden and defend the land of Fereldin from the monstrous Darkspawn. Macworld gave the game a score of 5 out of 5.From the review:On my MacBook Pro 2.66GHz running Mac OS 10.6, Dragon Age was stunning. From the fire effects of enemy spells to the gush of blood from a blade, the details were beautiful and realistic. Unlike some RPGs, there isnt a major drop off between cut scenes and combat; the shadows and shading were impressive in both. There are some moments of slow-down, particularly in the bigger environments, but on the whole I was impressed with my machines ability to handle this high-end game. While chaotic, battles are easy to manage thanks to the pause button and the ability to instantly order your party to change tactics.Combat isnt just about throwing the same...| Read more »
February 8, 2010 6:00 AMThe EA Play Label of Electronic Arts recently announced the celebration of the ten year anniversary of The Sims, the popular game that allowed players to create and live a virtual, simulated life on a computer. Since the original The Sims debut on February 4, 2000, the franchise has produced three core games The Sims, The Sims 2, and The Sims 3 supported by dozens of expansion and stuff packs with lifetime unit sales eclipsing 125 million worldwide.As part of the celebration EA is offering several free items: Let there be Sims!, The Sims Strike Back and In the Dawn of Sims, as well as a 10% discount on all new items sets until February 14.The future of The Sims is going to be a lot of fun; it is rare for an entertainment franchise to be gaining momentum a decade after release, so this is a particularly pleasant moment for everyone who has worked on the games. The success of The Sims is something gamers and the gaming business as a whole can be proud of....| Read more »
February 5, 2010 6:00 AMFeral Interactive is scheduled to release Rome: Total War Gold Edition for Mac today. Originally developed by The Creative Assembly and published by SEGA, the game is released under the Feral Legends label.In Rome: Total War players take charge of one of three Roman families with the goal of increasing their family's power in Rome through diplomacy, economic skill, and war. The Gold Edition includes the original strategy title as well as the Barbarian Invasion expansion.The Total War series is one of the most-requested additions to Mac gaming, said Feral Interactives David Stephen. Its a game that is superbly suited to the platform and one that will be available to all Mac owners including those with Intel MacBooks and Mac minis. "The Creative Assembly is delighted that Mac users will now have the opportunity to experience Rome: Total War and Barbarian Invasion" says Mike Simpson, Creative Director at The Creative Assembly, "We hope that these players will...| Read more »
February 5, 2010 6:00 AMAspyr Media has announced the release of a digital download version of Civilization IV for Macs. The download is available exclusively from Aspyr's GameAgent store. The company has also opened up preorders for upcoming downloadable versions of the games two expansions: Warlords and Beyond the Sword, as well as Civilization III: Complete.Sid Meiers Civilization IV comes-to-life like never before in a beautifully detailed, living 3D world that expands the gameplay experience. This latest installment takes the franchise to new heights with the addition of new ways to play and win, new tools to manage and expand your civilization, all-new easy to use mod capabilities and various multiplayer modes and options.. With Sid Meiers Civilization IV, rule throughout time and create your own legacy as you guide your civilization from the dawn of man through the space age and beyond. Implement new technologies, conduct diplomacy or wage war to grow your society and become...| Read more »
February 5, 2010 6:00 AMDanLabGames has announced the release of an update for its family-friendly hit title, Wacky Mini-Golf. The update brings the game to version 1.1and adds the new "spooky and humorous" Ghost Ship theme to the game. Wacky Mini-Golf features five original themes, 90 holes, 20 animated golf avatars, multiplayer vis hot seat mode.Wacky Mini-Golf is a best-selling Mac game that puts you on the links in exotic nature locales, now with 5 original themes and a total of 90 holes. Choose from 20 animated custom golfer avatars or use your iSight camera to edit your own pic into the game. Invite up to four players to take turns in "hot seat" mode and get started: Enjoy the awesome graphics, challenging courses, original soundtrack and family-friendly comic relief. See how you stack up against other players with the online leaderboard and submit your achievement photos to the online player gallery. Features:
February 5, 2010 6:00 AMMac|Life has posted a new review of the Mac version of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. The game features Realm vs Realm combat and allows players to enter a grim fantasy world where the armies of Order and Destruction collide to determine the fate of nations. Mac|Life gave Warhammer Online a score of 4 out of 5.From the review:Really, the expectation is that youve played this kind of game before and know the implications of your decisions, so anyone unfamiliar with the MMORPG universe will likely stumble through their first 10 levels or so. Fortunately, once you get the hang of it, the experience is rich and rewarding. You can embark on solo quests, start battles alongside other players, fight against other players, join guilds, start guilds, craft items, and explore the enormous (and beautiful) world. The games main focus is realm-versus-realm and player-versus-player combat, where the two factions square off for control over important locations and...| Read more »
February 4, 2010 6:00 AMNCSoft and Paragon Studios have announced a second Mission Architect contest for the company's super hero themed MMO, City of Heroes. Contest entrants are asked to write an arc for levels 5 to 10 with a story about a known hero or villain who loses their powers. The contest winner could receive a permanent title on a character of his or her choice, and a Developer's Choice for the mission arc.Sigh...you know, sometimes it's tough being the creator of so many great products, living the good life in the high tower with all these responsibilities. So many things to juggle...remember when it was easier? When you were still new and didn't have so many things to take care of? Back when you could...could just be yourself? I'm not crying! Ahem...I'm just...aha! Coming up with an idea for the next challenge! That's it...I know EXACTLY what it'll be! I challenge you all to write an arc for levels 5 to 10 with a story about a known hero or villain who loses their...| Read more »
February 4, 2010 6:00 AMApple Games' latest feature article explores the historical combat in Feral Interactive's Rome: Total War Gold Edition for Mac. In the game players take charge of one of three Roman families with the goal of increasing their family's power in Rome through diplomacy, economic skill, and war. Apple's article includes an overview of the game, comments from developer Mike Simpson, a history of the Roman era, and a list of cheat codes.As your territory grows, youll also need to keep an eye on the home front. Citizens taxed too heavily may threaten to revolt, while poorly-maintained settlements are more susceptible to plague outbreaks that will decimate their population and reduce the amount of Denarii they contribute to your coffers. However, if you capture a settlement located in a province with a World Wonder such as the Great Pyramid of Giza or the Lighthouse of Alexandria youll earn powerful empire-wide benefits. I split the early part of the campaign...| Read more »
February 4, 2010 6:00 AMHive Media has announced the acquisition of Windmill Games and the creation of Hive Media Games. HMG's first release is Angela's World an action game which challenges players to gather enchanted roses while dodging sparks and other hazards on a small planet.William Weaver, President and CEO of Hive Media, Inc. stated, I am proud that Hive Media has had the opportunity to form Hive Media Games with Sven Paroth as Senior Programmer. Hive Media is comprised of extremely talented professional artists, audio engineers and programmers. Through our team and a large business network, I am sure that many people will be enjoying our games for years to come. Sven Paroth, ex-owner of Windmill Games stated, After review, I welcomed the opportunity to become a part of Hive Media and help build Hive Media Games. Working as one entity, we are excited to bring a varied number of qualitative games on multiple platforms in the coming months. William Weaver added, We promise to...| Read more »
February 4, 2010 6:00 AMSoldak Entertainment has announced that its upcoming action RPG title, Din's Curse, is available for pre-order. Those who purchase early will receive full access to the latest beta build, a reduced pre-order price of only $19.99, single player and co-op multiplayer (both LAN and internet), the opportunity to give Soldak feedback on the official forums, and the final game version when it becomes available.Din's Curse:Din, champion of the gods, has cursed you into a second life of service because you selfishly squandered your first one while causing misfortune to those around you. To redeem yourself, you must impress Din by building a reputation for helping others. Travel the spacious western plains of Aleria and save desperate towns from the brink of annihilation. Until you're redeemed, you're doomed to wander the earth alone for all eternity. In Din's Curse, you will explore an extensive underground, slaying dangerous monsters, solving dynamic quests,...| Read more »
February 3, 2010 6:00 AMElectronic Arts has announced the release of The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff pack for The Sims 3. The pack adds a variety of new items to the popular sim title including three items returning from the previous two Sims titles: the heart-shaped vibrating bed, the electric guitar, and the aquarium.Create The Ultimate High-End Loft Lifestyle For Your SimsTransform your Sims' homes into sleek, edgy apartments with The Sims 3 Design & High-Tech Stuff. There's a host of new items for your most lived-in rooms, including slick gadgets for your high-tech study, a next-gen gaming system for the killer game room and modern furniture for the most contemporary living room. Now your Sims can give their homes an ultra-modern makeover!Features:
February 3, 2010 6:00 AMIsotope 244 recently announced work on a Mac version of the recently released Land Air Sea Warfare, a new game from the developers of Machines at War. The strategy war game features 70 new types of units, new technologies, and six "gigantic mega units" for players to control.After two years of development I have finally completed my next game! It builds on my previous real time strategy game Machines at War and takes it in a different direction. Battles are now a rich mix of different types of units and your headquarters can even be in the sea! There are over 70 new types of units, new technologies, and six gigantic mega units which are awesome in battle! I would list all of the changes, but looking at my work log there are over 800 of them! I will be working on the Mac version next and am still developing the game every day, so if you have any suggestions for the game please let me know. - James BryantLand Air Sea Warfare:Command a force of thousands of...| Read more »
February 3, 2010 6:00 AMBlizzard Entertainment has announced the release of the version 3.3.2 update for its popular MMO, World of Warcraft. Among other things the patch gives players a new cinematic once they've defeated the Lich King Arthas as well as a variety of Mac specific bug fixes.Frostwing Halls, a chilling place containing the final obstacles between your raid and the Lich King himself, is now open. You can expect to uncover disturbing and horrific phenomena taking place against the Green Dragonflight before finding Sindragosa hovering above you. Should you have what it takes to destroy the Lich King's most prized frost wyrm, as well as having already conquered the Plaguewerks and Crimson Hall areas of Icecrown Citadel, you'll have your chance to follow Tirion Fordring to the Frozen Throne, a chilling pedestal atop which the Lich King has reigned unchallenged for years. The time has come, brave adventurers, for him to fall! Click over to the links below for more...| Read more »
February 3, 2010 6:00 AMParagon Studios has announced the beginning of the Spring Fling in-game event for its super hero themed MMO, City of Heroes. The event, which began on February 2 and continues through March 2, features a variety of Valentine's Day themed missions and unlockable content.Ganymede, Scratch, and DJ Zero are once again flinging out the fun and creating seasonal harmony from that jumpin-est of joints, Pocket D. Blue side and Red side have another chance to join forces and Snap some Teeth. This popular event is back with the potential to earn unlockable costume pieces and badges. Brave the Well of the Furies, find Aphrodite's Girdle, and take down that mischievous Red Cap, Snaptooth. Don't forget the exciting temporary powers available only from this event...confound your enemies with the Nectar of the gods and enemies become allies with the crossover Dimension Drop buff. Starts: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 8:59 a.m. PST (11:59 a.m. EST)Ends: Tuesday, March 2,...| Read more »
February 2, 2010 6:00 AMEdge Online recently published a brief interview with id Software's Todd Hollenshead. The game developer discussed the company's merger with Bethesda Softworks parent company Zenimax Media.Of course, everyone looks at it as, Well, id was purchased by Zenimax! but I think its just as true that we acquired an internal publishing capacity, said Todd Hollenshead. Thats really what the relationship is. As much as we have valued our publishing relationships with other thirdparty publishers in the past, there is a difference, because we were separate companies. Although we were trying to work together, ultimately there is an idea that we have divergent goals. Its actually worked out really well. They value development for its own sake, rather than just trying to put something in a box and relying on marketing for sales, said Hollenshead. They believe in the quality of the product you put in and the value of the entertainment the consumer gets out as what ultimately...| Read more »
February 2, 2010 6:00 AMEpisode 91 of Omaha Sternberg's iGame Radio podcast is now available for listening. The podcast features a review of Feral Interactive's Bioshock for Mac as well as reviews of Crush the Castle and Groovin' Blocks for iPhone and iPod Touch.Episode 91:
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February 2, 2010 6:00 AMMacworld has posted a new article examining Onverse, a title which fuses social networking with an online virtual world. Onverse allows users to combine 2D features of sites like Facebook and MySpace with the 3D virtual experience of MMOs. The game is free to join, with microtransactions for premium items available from the Onverse store.Released on November 25th, the latest update added a third world that augments the real estate available to new users. The Hub is Onverses main drag, with a few high-rise apartment buildings, a casino, a nightclub, an amphitheater, and plenty of stores to shop in. Meanwhile, Volcano Island and Ancient Moon are home to themed housing communities as well as a few outdoor sites to spend time in. All of these worlds are scattered with points that players can collect to use as currency to buy things like furniture, clothing, and tools. For those willing to spend some actual money, Cash Coins can be purchased through the Onverse...| Read more »
February 2, 2010 6:00 AMBlizzard Entertainment recently posted ten new screenshots from Diablo III, the game company's eagerly anticipated return to the action RPG franchise. The game will allow players to revisit the world of Sanctuary where they must once again take up arms against the demonic forces threatening humanity.Diablo III will pick up the story twenty years after the events of Diablo II. Mephisto, Diablo, and Baal have been defeated, but the Worldstone, which once shielded the inhabitants of the world of Sanctuary from the forces of both the High Heavens and the Burning Hells, has been destroyed, and evil once again stirs in Tristram. Playing as a hero from one of five distinct character classes, players will acquire powerful items, spells, and abilities as they explore new and familiar areas of Sanctuary and battle hordes of demons to safeguard the world from the horrors that have arisen. Diablo III will feature a custom 3D-graphics engine to render lush indoor and...| Read more »
February 1, 2010 6:00 AMGuild Software has added a new feature for its massively-multiplayer online space strategy game, Vendetta Online. Station Conquest gives groups of players the chance to attack a space station and take control of it. Planned updates for the new feature include holding territory around the station and manufacture of automated drones for mining.This new gameplay mechanic allows groups of players to coordinate their attacks on a particular station, seizing control of it through the disabling of defense turrets, and taking direct ownership via a new "key" based hierarchical authentication system. Owner keys may then be distributed to other leaders, while various User keys may be generated and given to those needing only more limited types of access. The entire conquest system will be expanded over the coming months to allow surrounding territory to be held for the benefit of the station, while automated drones may be manufactured to mine ores and minerals within...| Read more »
February 1, 2010 6:00 AMNew Star Games has announced the release of New Star Tennis, its newest sport title. The game features a full tennis tour with 66 tournaments, a variety of court styles, training challenges, and a detailed career mode spanning 15 tournaments.New Star Tennis Features:
February 1, 2010 6:00 AMWinterwolves Software has announced the release of The Flower Shop. The new game, described as a dating and farming simulation, puts players in the role of college student Steve as he works to keep his farm running while pursuing relationship opportunities. The Flower Shop features nine unique endings."I wanted to create a story with universal appeal, with strong romantic elements and enchanting artwork. Life, love, and family are something we all deal with, and all the characters are connected. The decisions of player affect not only his or her relationships, but the way the characters interact with each other." - said Celso Riva, game designer/programmer of the game. The game takes place in Fairbrook, a small farming community in northern California. Steve is a college freshman with relationship troubles. His girlfriend just dumped him, and his father is angry at him for his poor grades. As punishment, Steve is sent to work on his uncle's farm for the...| Read more »
February 1, 2010 6:00 AMTopWare Interactive and Reality Pump recently released a new Two Worlds II newsletter. The thirteenth edition of the newsletter includes information about the game's cave and mine system, a developer Q&A, a description of the Droser monster, and details on a new contest. Two Worlds II will send players to the unexplored land of Eastern Antaloor and will feature detailed graphics, an active combat system, and a complex storyline.INTO THE DEPTHS ON A CAVE ADVENTUREA truly first-class RPG has cave systems full of twisting paths, hidden crannies and hair-raising dungeon labyrinths - and TW2 really comes up trumps in this dark world. The games designers describe it as being a very extensive cave and mine system and we AP editors were at last allowed to experience the legendary underworld of Antaloor for ourselves! Reality Pump invited us to visit one of the vast mines near Hatmandor. This is where the mysterious and magical raw material Verita is mined - by...| Read more »
Rage Software's web page optimizer improves optimization speed for iWeb sites, publishes optimized websites to FTP servers and MobileMe more quickly, and fixes problems with optimizing PNG files.| Read more »
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Iridient Digital's raw image conversion program adds support for the Canon 1D Mark IV and Fuji S200EXR, an improved profile for the Canon 1D Mark III, and a fix for an issue with the Canon 20D model ID and associated profile.| Read more »
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The multi-user business management and accounting system gains auto-screen stretching that expands the workspace to fit the current monitor, custom menus by role, quick search on all fields without entering Find mode, faster navigation, and more.| Read more »
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Apple introduces an oversized iPod Touch with iWork and iBooks apps, plus optional 3G data support via ATT at $14.99 or $29.99 per month. Hardware pricing starts at $499 and ends at $830 for the top model with 64 GB of memory. First shipments of the non-3G model are due in 60 days with 3G models due the following month. (Neither is available yet for ordering.)| Read more »
Rhapsoft's image editor adds flip transformations, a shadow effect, an option to import images from other devices (including iPhones, scanners, and cameras), improved accuracy when working at the pixel level, enhancements for drawing tools, and more.| Read more »
Audiofile Engineering's batch audio processor adds full Snow Leopard compatibility, Audio File First Aid for diagnosing problem files, native support for VST plugins in the Process with Effect action, and other improvements.| Read more »
The keyboard update "improves battery performance of the 2007 aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard when used in combination with other bluetooth devices (eg. Magic Mouse, some bluetooth headsets)" and also addresses an issue with key repeats.| Read more »
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"While all the world is still talking about holes in Internet Explorer and Flash, Adobe has casually closed two critical security holes in Shockwave that allow attackers to inject and execute code."| Read more »
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Objective Development's content management system for web sites adds CKEditor support, improvements in supported server configurations, better PHP 5.3 support, a fix for a problem with borders in the Gallery and Loop Elements, and other changes.| Read more »
VolnaTech's software development kit for the iPhone platform adds new classes (NKModalWindow and NKLabel), enables NKNavigationController to preload pages, supports Unicode strings in the JSON encoder/decoder, and makes other changes.| Read more »
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