Archive for Sep 28, 2009

Apple pass two billion App Store downloads

Apple pass two billion App Store downloads

Apple have just announced that there have been an impressive two billion downloads from the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch.  The breakthrough comes roughly two and a half months after Apple notched up the 1.5bn mark back in July, a year after the App Store opened its virtual doors for the first time.  There are currently in excess of 85,000 applications on offer, with Apple boasting 125,000 developers in their iPhone Developer Program.

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New Zealand makes phone navigation illegal

New Zealand makes phone navigation illegal

Drivers in New Zealand are looking at facing legal fines for using their mobile phone while driving for anything other than starting or ending a phone call. That means that listening to music on the phone or using it, as a navigation device would be illegal in the country.

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Acer AspireRevo now available for $199.99

Acer AspireRevo now available for $199.99

The Acer AspireRevo AR1600-U910H nettop is one of those slick little systems that offers all the performance you need for general computing needs in a tiny form factor that is easy to hide inside your entertainment system or on a desk. The little machine is now available for purchase on Newegg.

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Project Natal unlikely to be backward-compatible with existing 360 games

Project Natal unlikely to be backward-compatible with existing 360 games

Microsoft has confirmed that it's unlikely existing games will be compatible with their upcoming Project Natal motion-controller for the Xbox 360, suggesting that developers would in effect need to push out fully reworked versions of titles rather than merely issue a compatibility patch.  The news came courtesy of Microsoft Games' Kudo Tsunoda, speaking at the Tokyo Game Show, who confirmed that the company had been forced to significantly alter code in the games they used to demonstrate Project Natal.

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