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Intel wants to make mark on Android via Devs, OEMs

Intel wants to make mark on Android via Devs, OEMs

Intel is joining the push for a better Android experience. At their Developers Forum today, the company announced a slew of things meant to better the Android platform, with a strong lean towards the tablet experience. Perhaps a natural fit for the larger platform, Intel is announcing a new chipset, and a challenge to all OEMs and Developers.

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Misfit wearable ecosystem expands with dev tools

Misfit wearable ecosystem expands with dev tools

This week the folks at Misfit, creators of the Misfit Shine, have made clear their intent to expand. Not with another wearable - the first one they’ve made is still running strong - but with a release of their software system for the whole developer universe to take part in.

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Why do apps get rejected? Apple shares top 10 reasons

Why do apps get rejected? Apple shares top 10 reasons

Apple keeps a tight grip on its App Store, sometimes to the point of being obscure and secretive. That is why it is such a big deal when the company does shed some light into its review process. Giving "listicle" lovers something to devour, Cupertino is letting the public in on the top 10 causes for apps to get rejected, most of which boil down to developer oversight.

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Global Thermonuclear War developer’s game plans triggered police call

Global Thermonuclear War developer’s game plans triggered police call

In a world full of threats and rampant government monitoring, it isn't surprising that a game called Global Thermonuclear War would raise a red flag at some point. The somewhat comical part is how it happened -- when the developer's unsuspecting landlord entered to do an inspection and was greeted with a white board containing a diagram for blowing up the eastern US.

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iOS apps can make calls without asking you first

iOS apps can make calls without asking you first

Users are known to ignore a few warnings, skip a few steps, and other sometimes cringe-worthy actions for the sake of convenience. However, that isn't an excuse for app developers to ignore common sense (which, apparently, isn't really that common) just to provide users that convenience. Unfortunately, that might be the case on iOS, where several popular apps have allegedly skimmed over Apple's developer documentation, leaving users vulnerable to, in the worst case scenario, making an automatic phone call to a premium-rate phone number.

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Dreamcast game development tools return with ESTk

Dreamcast game development tools return with ESTk

There’s little doubt now that there’s at least a tiny bit of interest left in the world of Dreamcast gaming. That Sega-made platform still exists in the wild - in the "Used" section of gaming stores, mostly, but in the households and attics of massive amounts of fans across the planet. With the release of ESTk, development of games for the platform can continue.

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ID@Xbox rundown: more high-end “indy” games head to Xbox One

ID@Xbox rundown: more high-end “indy” games head to Xbox One

This morning Xbox One was put in the spotlight with not only a collection of fantastic AAA games and exclusives, but with a set of "indy" games as well. I suggest we put quotation marks around the word "indy" at this point not because of the size of the production studios behind the games, but because of their high quality. These are the AAA indy games, that is to say.

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Valve Source 2 engine soft-launched, rumors run wild

Valve Source 2 engine soft-launched, rumors run wild

This week Valve has soft-launched Source 2, also known as Source Engine 2, or the next generation of their engine for video games. This software is the base for the next generation of Valve games, very possibly ready for titles like Left 4 Dead 3, Team Fortress 3, and - though it may seem like a long-lost dream, Half-Life 3.

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iOS 8 Beta 5 arrives with slew of bug fixes

iOS 8 Beta 5 arrives with slew of bug fixes

As expected, Apple has released the next iOS 8 beta update, bringing a roster of changes to developers who are using the newest software. The update -- build number 12A4345d -- mostly revolves around fixing a bunch of bugs (though, of course, not all of them).

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Homefront switches hands again: Deep Silver now central developer

Homefront switches hands again: Deep Silver now central developer

The folks at Crytek UK have sold the rights to the gaming franchise Homefront to Deep Silver. This means big things for the series, but suggests the current title "Homefront: The Revolution" may be in flux. We recently saw some (rather impressive looking) trailer work earlier this year on the game - it’d be a darn shame if it never got made.

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Should developers care about app revenue?

Should developers care about app revenue?

Why do you think a developer should create an app? Earlier this week I made a rather hardline stance on the current state of the app development universe for smart devices, suggesting that because Android-based revenue from app-buyers was lower than iOS, that developers should abandon Google’s mobile operating system. Now I’m not quite so sure.

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Unreal Tournament 2014 Alpha first look explored

Unreal Tournament 2014 Alpha first look explored

Before we get too extremely far into freakout mode with this reveal, let’s just be clear - you’re not going to see any gameplay. We are still in early Alpha mode with Unreal Tournament with Unreal Engine 4, and this will just be a glimpse of what one environment might look like. That said - it looks fantastic already.

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