Premium-Inhalt. With the company's work on coming to a close, Airtight Games is beginning to prep for upcoming projects, and hiring up with some top industry talent in the process. Kim Swift, best known for her work on (and its student-created predecessor Narbacular Drop), will be joining the company with a Project Lead.
Premium-Inhalt. I have never, in my 28 years of life, had a wallet that would be considered fashionable or cool. I also have a severe lack of wallet organization skills, which leads to important credit cards getting sandwiched in-between retail store discount cards and cash being buried under unnecessary bar receipts. In short, I've spent my entire wallet-owning existence with a real-life . Fortunately, has opened today that may be the cure to my many money-holding ills.
Premium-Inhalt. M.U.L.E., released in 1983 by the fledgling Electronic Arts, and designed by Dani Bunten of Ozark Softscape, is one of the original multiplayer strategy games. Originally released for the Atari 400/800, and later the Commodore 64, IBM PC Jr, and Nintendo Entertainment System, M.U.L.E. was a four-player strategy game that relied heavily on its simulation of an economic system. Set on the fictional planet of Irata (that's Atari backwards) players were tasked with balancing the supply and demand of an assortment of different resources; food, energy, smithore, and crystite by buying and selling them with other players. The M.U.L.E.s of the title were "Multi Use Labor Elements" - mechanical beasts of burden that were used to develop and harvest resources on Irata.
Premium-Inhalt. Reader Gary Campbell expresses a concern about his privacy along these lines:
Premium-Inhalt. E-mail's a very important part of our everyday lives. Between the newsletters, the personal correspondence, the "hold on, did you get that thing I sent you" messages, and the spam, we're still stuck with it. Mac OS X has an app for that. It's called Mail, but it's a bit too feature-rich for some folks, especially compared to the minimalist Address Book and iCal apps. What if there were an e-mail client for OS X that stripped everything down to the basics and added a nice layer of polish on top?
Premium-Inhalt. Some days I feel like technology is conspiring against me. In the past couple weeks I've been through the wringer with my , my Apple iPhone, and my Nintendo Wii. Oh, and then there was Skype, which worked fine for a week straight and then suddenly started locking up my system. Argh!
Premium-Inhalt. Just when you thought there were already too many OS X browsers--Safari, Firefox, OmniWeb, Camino, iCab, and Opera, to name but a few--one more enters the fray: . So what does Chrome for Mac bring to the browsing experience, and are there any features that might make you consider switching from your primary browser?
Premium-Inhalt. Motorola will start selling a smartphone similar to the Droid in China this month, but the phone will use China's homegrown 3G standard and a China Mobile operating system.
Premium-Inhalt. Nearly a week after an unidentified hacker posted attack code that exploits a flaw in Adobe's Illustrator software, the company says it will fix the issue by Jan. 8.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's iLife suite make it easy to share your media--photos, music, and movies--between iLife's programs thanks to a handy media browser. Karelia's extends that functionality across all applications. Made to look much like the iLife browser, iMedia Browser is a standalone application that provides quick access to your media--and to your bookmarks.
Premium-Inhalt. If it's late in the day out here on the east coast, it can only mean one thing: time for Apple to drop some updates like they're hot--or at least room temperature, anyway. The company released a slew of patches on Tuesday, including an AirPort Client update, a pair of EFI firmware updates for the MacBook and MacBook Pro, and a SuperDrive Firmware update.
Premium-Inhalt. If there's one thing that our newfangled handheld doodads are good at, it's sharing files. E-mail, instant message, FTP--the list of ways to send things to people goes on and on.
Premium-Inhalt. In a market fraught with uncertainty, many companies have focused on cutting expenses and increasing productivity and efficiency as a way to stem market share losses and reverse downward sales trends. This often means downsizing and reorganizing to reduce labor costs, eliminate redundancy, and better target scarce resources. In the process, offices have been closed, divisions and departments merged, employees dispersed, and leaders challenged to manage wider spans of control--often covering multiple locations. In the changed global business landscape, gaining competitive advantage will depend in part on the ability of business units, divisions, and functional departments to collaborate successfully across a whole new set of boundaries.
Premium-Inhalt. Just when you thought the (or that Michael Arrington might actually shut up for five minutes) along comes news of its revival, only this time it's got a new name and a new daddy.
Premium-Inhalt. Looking through the holidays into 2010 there are four clear priorities for risk management that cut across all tiers with financial institutions. Over the last year the pendulum has swung from the exotic to the pragmatic, from chaos to order within financial services. The four priorities for risk in 2010 can be derived from the word D.A.T.A.(data, analysis, transparency, accuracy).
Premium-Inhalt. The that led Apple to purge 1,000 iPhone apps underscores why the App Store user review system needs repair.
Premium-Inhalt. For those who remember the early days of Mac, you might recall a fun (but colorless!) game from Broderbund called Shufflepuck Café. You whacked a puck around, hoping to get a goal. For those in a nostalgic mood, or who want to re-create the hectic action of the real-world version--available at a bowling alley near you--air hockey on the iPhone takes advantage of the touchscreen display and exceptional sound on the device.
Premium-Inhalt. As the year draws to a close, it is time to recognise the people, products, organisations, trends and events that have had the greatest influence on the ICT industry and community. We have therefore launched the inaugural Computerworld Top 10 Most Influential.
Premium-Inhalt. With its first laptop, gScreen Computer Corp. will deliver 4.6 million pixels of desktop real estate with the Spacebook's dual 17-inch LED screens, for under $3,000.
Premium-Inhalt. Maybe it was just 's way of getting his name off a project whose final outcome was going to be a dog?
Premium-Inhalt. A month since its introduction, the is percolating with activity before it starts business in the first quarter.
Premium-Inhalt. Once Blue Castle Games wraps up work on the highly-anticipated , it's become very clear that they won't be going back to another baseball game. recently discovered that indicates that the company will be shifting over to "an exciting new action project."
Premium-Inhalt. With the company's wares and PSP, it should come as no surprise that Rockstar is now looking to Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch as potential new gaming platforms. The company announced that its first official game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, the Timbaland-headlined music-creation title Beaterator, has released today for $4.99.
Premium-Inhalt. While details are still scarce--something we're working towards fixing--EA announced Dead Space 2 earlier today. The true follow-up to our , , Dead Space 2 will be seeing release on the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 next year. Among the scant information released by EA is that Isaac Clarke will once again serve as the game's protagonist, and that there will be more weapons to dismember the many necromorphs.
Premium-Inhalt. Back in September, in my , I lamented the fact that despite overhauling the design of the iTunes Store, Apple hadn't provided a way to preview all tracks on an album with a single click--a feature other music services, such as , have had for years.
Premium-Inhalt. McAfee has announced the McAfee Full Spectrum Network Defense solution. This announcement features enhancements to the McAfee Network Security Platform, including day-zero malware detection, network threat behavior analysis, and application-level security. The solution includes Network IPS, User Behavior Analysis, Network Threat Behavior Analysis, Network Access Control, and McAfee Firewall Enterprise.
Premium-Inhalt. To combat growing cyber threats, application delivery network (ADN) solutions firm Blue Coat says it has unveiled the world's first Cloud 2.0 approach.
Premium-Inhalt. , and industry watchers expect the downward trend to continue next year. It's not just the global economic slowdown that's sending IT service prices south, it is also the increased use of offshoring, pricing pressure from customers, and a reduction in vendors' services.
Premium-Inhalt. NASA has updated its popular and free . Version 1.1 of sports new features and enhancements, including tracking features and more detailed mission content.
Premium-Inhalt. Orange will this month get on the mobile-application-store bandwagon and launch its own shop, the operator said on Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Five of the largest U.S. newspaper and magazine publishers have announced plans to develop a new digital format that would meld the visual esthetics of print with the rich capabilities of online media, including video, social networking, touch input, and games. A joint venture of publishing powerhouses Time Inc., News Corp., Conde Nast, Hearst Corp., and Meredith Corp., the project will launch next year. It's designed to offer a superior user experience to current e-readers such as the and , which are fine for book-reading but ill-equipped to handle video, high-resolution color images, and other media elements that today's Web-browsing readers take for granted.
Premium-Inhalt. While the PS3 has a superb suite of downloadable games, including the Pixeljunk series, Flower, and Noby Noby Boy, the output of new titles hasn't been as consistent as competing downloadable services like Xbox Live Arcade and the Wii Shop Channel. Sony is taking a step towards evening the downloadable playing field by introducing PSP Minis to the PS3, according to the .
Premium-Inhalt. In the eight months since its initial Japanese release, gamers have been clamoring for a US release for the open-world Japan-set crime sim Yakuza 3. Sega has finally catered to the fans' wishes by confirming a March 2010 US release for PS3-exclusive Yakuza 3. Reports earlier in the year that emanated from had suggested that low sales of the previous Yakuza games would put the third game's localization on ice.