Archive for August, 2011

EDGE Extended available

Posted: August 27, 2011 in Audio
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The sequel to famous Edge, EDGE Extended, is available at the AppStore for 0,99$ only. The game uses a new 3D engine (up to 60 fps) and provides 44 new levels with new gameplay features and 23 musics. A 4x antialiasing option is available on the iPad 2.

We can find at the AppStore Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD (universal HD version for iPhone and iPad, see a review here) and Modern Combat 2 at 0,99$ only.

Trine 2 announced for mac

Posted: August 27, 2011 in Games
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Trine 2 is planned on mac (and Windows) latest quarter. We can watch a video here.

WebKit / Cappuccino / Google

Posted: August 25, 2011 in IT/Dev
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WebKit framework, derived from KHTML and having initiated many of HTML5 features (thanks to iPhone’s WebKit implementation, that was also allowed by Core Animation), was launched 10 years ago by Apple. The first verison of Safari was released later in 2003, and the project became open source in 2005 (Google contributed, and it has been used by Nokia, Adobe and Palm/HP).

Creator of Cappuccino worked at Apple in the initial development team for iPhone’s WebKit version (the most impressive from 2007 to 2009). Google may then be interested by 280 North, that was bought by Motorola a year ago, and is now owned by Android/GWT editor.

As I had supposed, Google may use Cappuccino to replace Java as Android SDK. Besides solving the licensing problems, this solution could lure iOS developers, easing Cocoa to Android porting.
The new Google mobile OS would just have to be based on WebKit, in the same way Palm/HP’s WebOS does.

Apple’s hidden tributes

Posted: August 25, 2011 in Apple
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As Steve Jobs announced his resignation as Apple’s CEO (he wants Tim Cook to become the new CEO as planned, and also asks for keeping leading Apple’s vision as president of boards of directors), we can find many hidden tributes in OSX Lion :

– Icon of the new “All My Files” section (see here and there) that shows extracts from famous sentences from interviews.

– New icon for user accounts presents, as tracks titles on a vinyl, well known words used on keynotes.

We can also discover at New York Times the list of 313 patents owned by Steven P. Jobs.

The upcoming presentation of iPhone 5 and new macs design will probably allow for a video/live message.

Spectaculator : free version

Posted: August 23, 2011 in Games
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A free version of Spectrum Spectaculator emulator is available at the App Store. It is provided with recent games (classics with the paid version).