Game Developers Conference 2014 (GDC 2014) – Wrap Up

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Gaming, General, Hardware, Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Game Developers Conference 2014 (GDC 2014) – Wrap Up

This past week, I had a chance to attend the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, a huge annual conference for game producers & developers. As this was my first GDC, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to meet professionals in the gaming industry, attend seminars on game development, as well as seeing the latest games and technology on display.  While the first two days of GDC came and gone with little fanfare, things became a bit more interesting when the Career Center and the Expo Floor opened up on Wednesday. Companies like...

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Google Launches Android Wear

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Hardware, Mobile, News | 0 comments

Today, Google has unveiled Android Wear, it’s take on the smartwatch concept. With Android Wear and like Google Glass, Google brings the Android infrastructure to the smartwatch form factor. Google is also making the Android Wear SDK available today to developers, making it possible to add Android Wear support to existing Android apps. Source:...

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Project Geo Unveiled! Introducing Dragon Geo

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Gaming, Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Project Geo Unveiled! Introducing Dragon Geo

Project Geo, now unveiled as DRAGON GEO today, is an interactive map app akin to Google Maps, but displays maps from Square-Enix’s lesser known RPG series, Dragon Quest. Those of you that have been playing RPGs since the early days of the original NES will better recognize this series as Dragon Warrior. DRAGON GEO allows for viewing world, region, castle, town, dungeon, and shrine maps from Dragon Warrior / Quest I-VI. It also includes maps from the remake versions that later appeared on the Super Famicom, Game Boy Color, and Nintendo...

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Happy New Year and the Latest Updates

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in General, Mobile, Software | 0 comments

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a great holiday season! Although it’s been quite some time since my last post, I wanted to let everyone know that I didn’t pass away or abandon the blog. Ever since I returned from California in October (great trip BTW), I’ve been quite busy, mostly focusing on my efforts into transitioning into the world of mobile software development, amongst many other things. In particular, I have been heavily focused on Android Development, working on a new project that I began in late November. Unlike...

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Disaster Strikes! A Sad Galaxy Note II :(

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in General, Mobile | 0 comments

Over the weekend, I went Atlanta for a friend’s wedding. (Congrats Jared & Robynn!) On the last day of the trip, my trusty Galaxy Note II met with disaster, as it fell face flat onto the pavement when I tripped over a parking block. The aftermath of the disaster: While it looks bad with the cracked screen, fortunately that was the only major damage, as my Note II was still fully operational, with LCD and touch functionality intact. I’m grateful for this, as replacing the gorilla glass is no where as expensive as replacing...

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Android 4.4 Now “KitKat” Instead of Key Lime Pie

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Mobile, News | 0 comments

Although it has only been a short time since Google released Android 4.3 and has yet to be released for most Android devices, Google today has released some minor details about Android 4.4, specifically in that it will be called “KitKat” instead of “Key Lime Pie.” Apparently, Nestle has given approval to Google for them to allow the name usage of their beloved snack for the next version of Android. Their reason for the name change? Many of the developers at Google aren’t familiar with the taste of key lime pie,...

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Nintendo Introduces the Nintendo 2DS

Posted by on Aug 31, 2013 in Gaming, Mobile, News | 0 comments

Nintendo unveiled the Nintendo 2DS this week, a new addition to the Nintendo DS handheld family. Unlike previous Nintendo DS devices, the new Nintendo 2DS is more tablet-like in nature, abandoning the flip-screen design present in previous Nintendo DS devices. In terms of hardware, the new Nintendo 2DS boasts the same specifications as the Nintendo 3DS, but lacks one important feature, 3D gaming, hence being affixed with the 2DS label. While it may seem like a significant feature to drop, the 3D feature on Nintendo 3DS games released so far...

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AOKP Team Releases JB 4.2 Milestone 2

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Mobile, News | 0 comments

AOKP Team Releases JB 4.2 Milestone 2

The AOKP Team released their JB 4.2 Milestone 2 build for several Android devices today. It’s been a while since the AOKP Team has released their JellyBean 4.2 Milestone 1 build, so there have been quite a few changes made since then. From their announcement post on the AOKP blog site:We are happy to announce our Milestone 2 build at long last, compiling and uploading right now. We say ‘FINALLY’ because that’s exactly how we feel about it, too. With vacations, setbacks, summer, and maybe a hint of procrastination, it took us a bit...

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Android 4.3 Camera App from Google Edition Galaxy S4 Leaked

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Mobile, News | 0 comments

Android 4.3 Camera App from Google Edition Galaxy S4 Leaked

Even though Google just released the Google Editions of the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One yesterday, Android developers have already broken down the firmware for both devices, as custom ROMs for the standard versions of both devices are beginning to appear. Along with custom ROMs, the new Android 4.3 Camera app from the Galaxy S4 has also been leaked. Aside from some UI changes, the 4.3 Camera app seems to have the same feature set (including Photosphere) as the 4.2 Camera app. The leaked 4.3 Camera app is easy to install, as it can be installed...

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Apple WWDC 2013 Recap

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Hardware, Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Apple WWDC 2013 Recap

For those that missed out on Apple’s WWDC 2013 Keynote in San Francisco yesterday, here are the major points:  iOS7: The newest version of iOS introduces major graphic and UI changes. This was a change that was greatly needed, as the iOS UI was feeling increasingly stale and outdated, especially when compared to the Holo UI found in recent Android OS releases, 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and 4.1-4.2 (JellyBean). Interestingly, some of the visual changes seem to take a cue from the TouchWiz UX 2.0 interface found in Samsung’s Galaxy...

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