Saturday, November 23, 2013

First Official iOS Controller MOGA is Met With Poor Reviews

iOS 7 Included a neat little feature: API support for game controllers. This means that developers can create standardized controllers that aren't tied down to one game manufacturer.
The MOGA ACE controller is the first of its kind to make use of Apple's new API to enable more engaging and precise gaming on 5th generation non-iPad iOS devices.
Unfortunately, the MOGA has been critically reviewed as a great device concept with lots of potential, but poorly executed. Some problems arise not from the hardware itself, but from games not being fully optimized to work with the controller API. Dead Trigger 2 is an example, where the default sensitivity settings are set astronomically high.
Hit the link for the full review by TouchArcade.


Apple vs. Samsung - Apple gets $290m in damages

Another jury found that Samsung violated various patents that belong to Apple, according to reporters on scene.
Since most of the evidence presented was exactly the same as last year, where the jury again sided with Apple, the verdict isn't particularly surprising. However this time the jury only demanded $290 million, less than Apple advised but far more than Samsung said they owed.
With this recent development in the ongoing Apple vs. Samsung the jury has ruled in favor of Apple once again thus bringing the total damages owed by Samsung up to $890 million. But considering the nature of the legal process things may change.


Thursday, February 28, 2013

It's been a while

Hey guys, as you've noticed it's been quite an awfully long time since I last updated this blog. School, finals, events, and other such nonsense have been keeping me away from here. For the most part this blog has been a sort of second-hand news site, I'm not in a place where I can attend any tech event or something of the like so I've just been relaying what I've read and heard from elsewhere. I'll probably keep doing this, relaying news and dropping my opinions and thoughts along with them, but I'm really interested in hearing what you all would like to see more out of in this blog. Let me know in the comments or in an email, thanks!

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