Common sense prevails

Don Mattrick on the Xbox One: Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox […]

Disingenuous Apple

From December 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013, Apple received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement for customer data. Between 9,000 and 10,000 accounts or devices were specified in those requests, which came from federal, state and local authorities and included both criminal investigations and national security matters. The most common form […]

Microsoft’s Xbox One indie support: None

The developer of the Oddworld games talking to Forbes: “For Xbox One they’ve granted us a license for New ‘n’ Tasty! but they still say you need a publisher. We don’t have a publisher so we’re not officially on the platform, even though we’re compatible, even though we’ll be ready to do it. Period. Essentially, […]

iOS icons

iOS 7 has some really delightful visual flourishes to it.  But, the one aspect that seems to be particularly troublesome for people is the icon design. The Next Web has a bit of a scoop on where these designs came from: First of all, many of the new icons were primarily designed by members of […]

Microsoft losing the plot

We’re in the midst of E3 and it appears as if Microsoft are gradually losing the plot.  And to Sony’s credit, they’re going for the jugular. The fact that the XBOX One would in fact require an always on internet connection and would use that connection to prevent games from being traded or resold without […]

The biggest gaming announcement this week

For the first time since Apple opened the App Store in 2008, it’s explicitly opening up iOS to hardware game controllers, enabling console-like gaming experiences to be powered by its mobile devices. The implications are big: game developers will be able to target all controllers that conform to Apple’s standard, removing a lot of the […]

Samsung has lost it

It’s been an interesting week for Samsung. First, we learn that Apple is growing marketshare significantly faster than Samsung: Apple and Samsung both continue to increase their share of the United States’ smartphone market, but according to new data, Apple is growing at a faster clip and extended its lead over rival Samsung as iPhone […]

Speculating on PRISM

PRISM is out.  And there’s been a lot written about it.  From denials at the very top of some of the world’s (nee America’s) biggest internet and technology companies to lawmakers defending the approach.  It’s also emerged that the UK’s GCHQ has access to at least some of the data being collected. There are a number […]


Government £6,000 per year per desktop spend a frightening insight into public sector IT: Aside from the huge waste in productivity outlined by Kelly, the government seems to be throwing huge amounts down the drain maintaining this outdated kit. The COO said he thought the cost of a single desktop PC was around £6,000 per […]

Skirting the issue

Dan Rowinski at RearWriteWeb reporting on some data released by analytics firm Flurry on the current state of the mobile market: Flurry positions the battle as App Share versus Device Share. Apple leads in App Share while Android leads in Device Share. Ok.  The article goes on to look at app share vs device share […]