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Apple may implement dual-LED light bar in next-gen iPad

November 8th, 2011

Apple is reportedly deciding between two different backlight solutions for the next-generation iPad, DigiTimes said recently. The company is expected to launch a 2048 x 1536-pixel display on the iPad 3, which will require a new backlight solution to maintain the current brightness offered on the iPad 2. As such, the company will need to …

New tool lets devs port Xbox 360 games to iOS, Web and soon Android, OS X

June 24th, 2011

Programmer Andrew Russell is working on a project that will undoubtedly pique the interest of game developers around the world. Dubbed ExEn, Russell’s open source software allows devs to port XNA games to iOS, Silverlight and in the near future, Android and OS X as well. In practical terms, this software gives developers a much …

Windows Phone 7 ‘Mango’ update possibly spotted on film [video]

March 31st, 2011

This feels like a bit of a stretch to us, but Windows Phone Secrets believes it caught a glimpse of Microsoft’s upcoming “Mango” update for Windows Phone 7. During a YouTube user’s NoDo update walkthrough video, right around the 2:48 mark, the cameraman pans his shooter to a second Windows Phone 7 smartphone for just …

First major Windows Phone 7 update due in late 2011 according to report

December 15th, 2010

According to a report from ZDNet’s All About Microsoft blog, the first major update (codenamed Mango) to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform isn’t due until August or September of next year. A second major update (codenamed Apollo) is said to be due a year later, toward the end of 2012. This contradicts earlier reports, though it …

Skype to drop Windows Phone 7, focus on iPhone, Symbian, and Android?

May 13th, 2010

Skype is reportedly turning its back on the upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform and is instead focusing its efforts on the iPhone, Symbian, and Android OS. Speaking at an event in Australia, Dan Neary, the Asia Pacific Vice President for Skype, confirmed that the VoIP software giant is not currently developing a version of its …

Microsoft unveils details on Windows Phone 7 Series development

March 15th, 2010

Microsoft kicked off MIX 2010 this morning with a keynote that revealed some juicy details for developers waiting to dive into the Windows Phone 7 Series platform. As expected, Windows Phone 7 Series will make use of Silverlight for application development and XNA for game development. Features available for developers include: Accelerometer support Microsoft Location …

RIM planning on including full Flash and Silverlight support in browser

August 19th, 2009

We’ve been gathering details over the past month or so on this, and it’s pretty much confirmed: Research In Motion is planning on integrating full Flash and Microsoft Silverlight support into their BlackBerry web browser. Read that again boys and girls — full Flash support, not Flash lite. You know when the word “planning” is …

NBC jumps ship and switches from Silverlight to Flash

September 7th, 2008

In a move stirring up some debate, NBC announced last week that it will stream it’s NFL football games this season using Flash video instead of the much ballyhooed Silverlight it used for the Olympics. The streaming service, marking the first time full-length NFL football games have been available in the US over the Internet, …