Legendary game designer Jordan Mechner went back to his roots in 2012 with a reimagined Karateka, a brand new game based on his original 1984 Apple II hit (it would eventually make its way to just about every other common home computer platform of the day). Now the original has returned in all its eight-bit glory.
Some parts have been posted online that purport to belong to the iPhone 5S, or whatever Apple calls their next generation phone. While the iPhone 5 might continue the tradition of keeping the previous year's form factor, that doesn't mean the internals can't change. If these parts are genuine, they show updates to the vibrator assembly, earpiece and speaker brackets, and more. Here's the image from BGR:
John P. of GeekBeat.tv, Christina Warren of Mashable, and Kevin Michaluk of CrackBerry join Rene live from BlackBerry Live in Orlando to talk BBM for iOS, the new Google Hangouts, Google Maps for iPad, and a look ahead to WWDC 2013.
The form-fit ShellCase is impact resistant for complete protection of your iPhone 5 and quickly slides in and out of the holster for instant phone access. The holster is lined with a soft fabric for a scratch free device and the 180 degree swiveling belt blip doubles as an adjustable clip stand, perfect for displaying or media viewing.
iPhone owners who need a little extra battery power to see them through have been turning to Mophie for many years now. The current lineup for the iPhone 5 includes the Juice Pack Helium and the Juice Pack Air, and now they're back with this, the Juice Pack Plus.
We're hijacking CrackBerry Live and turning it into iMore Live so we can talk BBM for iOS, the new Google Hangouts for iOS, Google Maps coming to iPad, and our predictions for WWDC 2013. Join me, Christina Warren of Mashable, John P. of Geekbeat.tv, and Kevin Michaluk of CrackBerry!
In just under two weeks since first announcing they were approaching the milestone, the Apple App Store has officially ticked over its 50 billionth download. Coincidentally the milestone was reached during the first few hours of Google I/O, where Google themselves were shouting about their own download numbers. In reaching 50 billion, that now means one lucky iOS user is set to receive a $10,000 App Store gift card, with 50 billion and one through to 50 each receiving $500 vouchers.
A significant announcement for game developers emerged from the Google I/O keynote in San Francisco this morning: Google officially launched Google Play game services, a framework to help facilitate social play, cloud-based storage of saved games and multiplayer gameplay. What's more, they're taking it to iOS - a challenge to Apple's own Game Kit frameworks, the technology that enables iOS games to tap into Apple's Game Center app.