New iPhone the new ios 4 beta shows FaceTime via email

 

New iPhone the new ios 4 beta shows FaceTime via email

Rumours suggest Apple’s next mobile OS is going to be open to all non-iPhone devices earlier than later, including email based FaceTime video calling.

MacRumors.com reports that the new ios 4.1 Beta 3 adds a brand new option within the iOS ‘Contacts’ application, that provides users an opportunity to make FaceTime calls using whether telephone number or their email. “This could allow FaceTime compatibility with devices not connected having a telephone number for example future camera-enabled iPads and ipod device touches,” MacRumors notes.

The lately introduced apple iphone 4 has two built-in cameras, one around the front over the display and something around the back near the Brought flash. The leading camera continues to be tuned for FaceTime, while offering the best field of view and focal length to pay attention to the face at arm’s length, showing users within the best light insists Apple. Presently apple iphone 4 users only need click ‘Contacts’ and tap the FaceTime button to begin a phone call.

Apple are anticipated to refresh the ipod device range the following month, together with a new ipod device touch, while a 7-inch small-iPad may be announced.

 

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Facebook faces antitrust suit from developer


Facebook faces antitrust suit from developer

Sambreel Holdings and two subsidiary companies that offered advertisement-supported skins for Facebook profile pages filed Monday an antitrust lawsuit against the social networking company in a US federal court, its attorneys said.

The lawsuit charges that Facebook and third-party developers, that have their applications on Facebook, refused to deal with advertising partners that placed their ads on the browser-based PageRage application.

The social networking company also allegedly scanned computer users and demanded that they remove PageRage and the entire Yontoo platform offered by Sambreel, before accessing the Facebook site.

Sambreel in Carlsbad, California, offers software that is used to deliver advertisements. Users of the free PageRage will see additional ads placed by the company while browsing Facebook, it said on the PageRage website. These ads are not the responsibility of Facebook, it added.

Launched in October 2008, PageRage initially included the browser add-on along with an application that operated on the Facebook Platform.

By 2009, Sambreel was asked by Facebook to remove the application from its platform, according to a copy of the complaint on the website of Kotchen & Low, one of the law firms representing Sambreel in the case. Sambreel thereafter removed the application from the Facebook platform.

Facebook made it clear that it did not object to the browser add-on and even offered suggestions on how Sambreel could operate PageRage without the application, according to the complaint.

Between July 2009 and October 2010, PageRage grew significantly, to the point that it had over 1 million users per day and its revenue consistently exceeded US$1 million per month. At that point, Facebook’s attitude towards PageRage changed, according to the complaint.

By the middle of July 2011, PageRage is claimed to have consistently had more than 4 million users per day. From Facebook’s perspective, Sambreel had grown into a legitimate competitor in the sale of online display advertising impressions, leading Facebook by mid-2011 to allegedly boycott Sambreel’s advertising partners, and demand users to remove Sambreel software, according to the complaint.

Sambreel’s largest PageRage advertising partners, accounting for roughly 80 percent of the PageRage advertising revenue, are said to have ceased doing business with it.

Within two weeks of Facebook allegedly pressuring users, Sambreel is said to have lost more than one million users of its products. Facebook agreed to stop its demands on the users only after Sambreel agreed that it would no longer advertise on PageRage, and on Dec. 22 last year Sambreel took down all PageRage ads and stopped generating any revenue through PageRage, it said.

Since the start of 2012, Sambreel claims to have terminated 124 employees and contractors in San Diego County, which was more than half its workforce, stopped the development of new products, and suffered significant financial losses.

The law firm also said it filed a motion for preliminary injunction before the US District Court for the Southern District of California to prevent Facebook from requiring Sambreel’s advertising partners to boycott Sambreel and to prevent Facebook from scanning the computers of users, and forcing them to uninstall Sambreel’s applications before they are allowed access to their Facebook accounts.

The plaintiffs hold that PageRage does not alter the programming of Facebook’s computers or interact with its computers in any manner. Instead, PageRage operates by adding layers to the web browser residing on its users’ computers, the complaint said. The designs added by PageRage are visible only to individuals who have installed the Yontoo Platform and enabled the PageRage application, it added.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Kelly Law Firm in Tempe, Arizona, described PageRage as adware in a blog post in October. PageRage does not make actual changes to Facebook’s site itself when it changes the social networking site’s appearance on participating users’ computers, and merely tweaks the way that Facebook looks when using a particular browser, it said. “It appears unlikely, then, that Facebook would have any grounds for legal action against PageRage’s developers,” the law firm added.

4G LTE equipment turns up in US Apple Store

 

4G LTE equipment turns up in US Apple Store

Even when Apple does not to produce 4G LTE iPhone this season, the organization sure appears thinking about we’ve got the technology at this time.

Engadget has gotten what’s supposedly an image of 4G LTE equipment set up in “a significant Apple Store.” The objective of these treadmills are unclear, however it apparently supports just the 700MHz and AWS bands, which AT&T plans for 4G coverage if it is purchase of T-Mobile qualifies.

The tipster also told Engadget that Apple has become attempting to increase its sales floor staff by 30 %, suggesting that an iphone 4g is originating soon. Rumors peg the iPhone 5’s arrival for September or October.

LTE, short for “Lengthy-Term Evolution,” is really a wireless standard that offers to depend on 10 occasions quicker than current 3G systems. It’s significantly quicker than HSPA , which AT&T and T-Mobile presently advertise as “4G,” as proven with a recent PCWorld speed test. Verizon’s LTE network launched this past year, and also at&T intend to unveil its very own network in 15 markets through the finish of 2011.

Apple is rumored to become testing 4G LTE iPhones, based on Boy Genius Report, however that does not imply that Apple’s next-gen of smartphones will offer the speedier wireless standard. AT&T has not even launched its LTE network yet, although in a few days the carrier will start selling a hotspot along with a USB stick to future LTE support. Meanwhile, Verizon’s LTE phones have a tendency to drain battery when attached to the network.

It is possible that the next-generation iPad could support LTE, but new rumors claim that Apple is suppressing on these units until the coming year. Apple will most likely hold back until we’ve got the technology will come in more markets and battery issues are resolved — but nothing’s certain before you listen to it from Apple.

Quantum Break’s Developer Developing New Games Quantum Break

Quantum Break’s Developer Developing New Games Quantum Break

Mind of Communications for Remedy Entertainment is thinking about making more games and becoming them out more frequently.

Thomas Puha, Mind of Communications for Remedy Entertainment, just announced an update on what’s next for that studio. Remedy released Quantum Break two several weeks ago and grew to become the “greatest-selling new Microsoft Studios printed IP this generation”. This elevated the bar for Remedy and Thomas Puha is searching forward.

They are intending to making more games and becoming them out more frequently. They have split up into two teams for game development. They’ve been “creating a completely new Remedy game with a brand new partner.” Which supports spread brand understanding of Remedy Entertainment through another platform.

However, we might not be seeing or hearing anymore specific news than this while he clearly stated “don’t expect us go ahead and take stage at E3 or gamescom this seasonInch. His reasoning with this is the fact that it’s too soon to show anything at this time.

All we all know at this time is the fact that Alan Wake won’t be within the two projects they’re presently focusing on.

What platform do you consider Remedy is dealing with? Any bulletins you anticipate these to make later on? Tell me within the comments!

Jobs petitioned in stop DRM campaign

Jobs petitioned in stop DRM campaign

A web-based papers are with Apple to “set the ethical example” and eliminate DRM from iTunes.

The petition, launched by DefectiveByDesign, area of the Free Software Application Foundation, shows that because the largest purveyor of DRM music, Apple must take responsibility for that situation.

Apple Chief executive officer Jobs made his ideas about DRM obvious within an open letter printed on Apple’s website in Feb. He stated that the organization would happily remove DRM from tracks offered within the iTunes Store when the record labels would allow it to.

DefectiveByDesign’s reaction to Jobs’ letter would be to claim that Apple should remove FairPlay from iTunes songs by independent artists and take away DRM from Disney films. (Jobs is a major shareholder, as well as on the board at Disney, since that company bought Pixar.)

The petition received 1,000 signitures within the first five hrs.

Pay for Steam games using bitcoins


Pay for Steam games using bitcoins

As of today—right this minute, even—you can purchase Steam games using credit cards, PayPal, and bitcoins. Rory Desmond, director of business at bitcoin payment service provider BitPay, laid out details for the company’s new partnership with Valve.

“Valve reached out to us because they were looking for a fast, international payment method for Steam users in emerging gaming markets in countries like India, China, and Brazil,” Desmond explained. “As the internet’s universal currency, Bitcoin will allow Steam to easily reach gamers in every market around the world – without the high fees or the risk of chargeback fraud that come with card payments.”

Desmond pointed out that credit cards and other traditional payment methods aren’t available in many countries where players want to purchase PC games through Steam. By integrating bitcoins into Steam, players can load their wallet with a safe and fast form of currency.

“Bitcoin has a bright future in gaming. We look forward to partnering with more gaming platforms to make bitcoin the most popular payment method for the world’s gamers,” Desmond concluded.

RAD On The Order: 1886 Photo Mode: "It's Not As Easy As It Seems, Would Be Spectacular If We Manage To Do It"


RAD On The Order: 1886 Photo Mode: “It’s Not As Easy As It Seems, Would Be Spectacular If We Manage To Do It”

Ready At Dawn upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive title, The Order: 1886 is scheduled to launch on February 20. Questions are being raised by critics about gameplay length, QTEs and on many other aspects. But in this post we won’t be talking about all these controversial issues related to The Order: 1886, and instead will let you know what Ready At Dawn’s co-founder thinks about “Photo Mode” feature for The Order: 1886.

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Recently, Our friend at DualShocker got in touch with Ready At Dawn Boss Andrea Pessino and asked what the development team thinks about adding a Photo Mode to The Order: 1886 in future. Here is what Pessino replied:

“We haven’t announced anything yet, but I hope we’ll get to work on something like that, because I want to see it too. It would be really great. It’s not as easy as it seems, especially in our game because there’s all kinds of crazy stuff that happens behind the scenes to make it look so good, that once you freeze the camera and let the player move around, we have to be able to handle it correctly.

So it would be a little bit of work, but it’s something that, if we manage to do, I think it would be really spectacular and add a lot to the game.”

How many of you would like to see Photo Mode feature for The Order: 1886? Tell us in the comment section below.

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MW3 patch 1.08 available now on Xbox 360, coming soon to PC and PS3


MW3 patch 1.08 available now on Xbox 360, coming soon to PC and PS3

Infinity Ward has released a new patch update for Modern Warfare 3. The patch 1.08 for Modern Warfare 3 is now available for download on Xbox 360, it weigh 5MB.

Modern Warfare 3On Twitter Bowling has said that MW3 patch 1.08 changed the following, “improved lag comp, theater fixes, nerf to Striker, buff to all other shotguns, upload to YouTube faster.”

PC and PS3 gamers will get the update soon, as Bowling said, “it will be coming out shortly for PS3 and PC. The PS3 version of the patch had PS3 exclusive updates that delayed it slightly.”

The developer has not revealed the official changelog for the update, but many reports claims that this new patch fix the following:

  • Extended mags glitch on some shotguns has been ironed out.
  • Fix for out of memory 7 error.
  • Enemy Stealth Bomber color blind mode glitch removed.
  • Possible improvements to lag compensation.

 

Google Q3 beats Wall Street forecast


Google Q3 beats Wall Street forecast

Google revenue grew 70 per cent and earnings almost doubled in its third quarter, which ended 30 September.

Google generated revenue of $2.69 billion, compared with $1.58 billion in last year’s third quarter. Subtracting the commissions it pays sites that carry its ads, Google had revenue of $1.865 billion, beating the consensus expectation of $1.815 billion from financial analysts polled by Thomson Financial.

Meanwhile, net income came in at $733.4 million, or $2.36 per share, up from $381.2 million, or $1.32 per share. On a pro forma basis excluding certain items, net income was $812 million, or $2.62 per share, also beating analysts’ consensus expectation of $2.42 per share.

Google executives are very pleased with the company’s financial performance during the quarter, particularly with its international business, which generated 44 per cent of all revenue, the company said in a statement.

“We had an excellent quarter in all respects, especially internationally,” Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO, said during a conference call.

Business was particularly strong in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Canada, Australia, India and Brazil, executives said.

Google also benefited from strong usage growth, improved search services, enhanced advertising offers, new partnerships and a “blizzard” of new products during the quarter, Schmidt said.

Areas the company wants to improve on are rationalising and integrating its ever-growing menu of services and developing new sources of revenue beyond its core of search advertising.

Sergey Brin, Google co-founder and president of technology, said the company is implementing initiatives to make it simpler for consumers and organisations to find and use its services.

“We’re concerned that if we continue to develop so many new individual products that are all sort of silos, you’ll have to search for our products before you can use them,” Brin said. “We’re trying to create horizontal functionality across the range of products, across media types and so forth.”

Brin cited as an example Google Apps for Your Domain, a suite that combines several products and services for use by businesses, universities, groups and other organisations.

Google is also working on providing uniform ways to perform similar tasks across its services, like the process of sharing videos, photos and documents, Brin said.

Finally, Google is also grouping search services so they are easier to locate, and also combining search results from those different services, Brin said.

Regarding diversifying the company’s revenue mix, Schmidt said Google’s revenue will continue to flow primarily from advertising, and search advertising in particular “for many, many years”. However, he acknowledged Google must develop other sources of revenue, and pointed at some nascent ones that hold much promise, like the company’s enterprise unit, which sells search appliances to organisations. He also cited the new Google Checkout online transactions service as one that has “tremendous revenue potential”.

Asked about potential copyright violation liabilities Google may inherit when it closes its acquisition of video sharing site YouTube, Schmidt said Google strictly abides by copyright laws and its approach to YouTube will be no exception. The deal is expected to close this quarter.

He also said that Google expects to sign a final contract very soon with News Corp’s MySpace for the advertising deal they announced in August. The companies have been operating so far under a “binding letter of agreement” for that deal, which calls for Google to be the exclusive provider of search functionality and search advertising to MySpace and other News Corp websites. As part of the deal, Google must make revenue-sharing payments totalling at least $900 million to News Corp between the beginning of 2007’s first quarter and the end of 2010’s second quarter.

Indie Royale Mayhem Bundle Offers 7 Games on The Cheap


Indie Royale Mayhem Bundle Offers 7 Games on The Cheap

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This Indie Royale round is a bit more chaotic than normal, game-wise.

Indie Royale is back again, and this time they’ve brought the 7-game Mayhem Bundle with them. The Mayhem Bundle features a pack of “anarchic” indie titles, such as Lucius, Droplitz, Burn Zombie Burn!, and a mystery game.

The minimum price as of writing is $5.49, and as with other Indie Royale bundles, this minimum will rise as more people grab it up. Buys who pay more than $8.00 will receive a digital copy of the chiptune album Phonetic Symphony by Chipzel.

The full list of games included in the bundle are as follows:

  • Burn Zombie Burn!
  • Lucius
  • Plain sight
  • Primal Fears
  • Alien Shooter 2: Conscription
  • Droplitz
  • Mystery game!

The Mayhem Bundle will be available for 10 days, after which you will not be able to get these titles for this cheap again! Keep in mind that the longer you wait, the more the bundle will cost. Early-adopters, as always, will get the best deal. Head on over the official site and take a gander at donator statistics and ponder over a purchase.