A specialized version of Apple's upcoming OS update, the iOS 9, is now currently being developed to cater to the older iPhones and iPads.
The Cupertino-based tech giant is eyeing to optimize a dedicated version of the new OS that could make "legacy" devices like the iPhone 4s and iPad Mini stay relevant, according to 9to5Mac.
"In what will come as a surprise to many people, our sources note that even A5-based Apple devices, including the original iPad mini and discontinued iPhone 4S, will be able to run iOS 9. In order to avoid the sluggishness and bugginess that was most notably seen in iOS 7 for the iPhone 4, Apple has restructured its software engineering process to better support older hardware," the report reads. more >>
Ghost Games, a subsidiary of game developer Electronic Arts, recently announced that a new "Need for Speed" game will be launched at the E3 2015 and will be released this coming fall. The new game is called a "full reboot" of the racing game series, and will be available for the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and PC.
Ghost Games also shared several teaser images and a teaser trailer the past few days, hinting at what may be in store for players, but as it turned out, Ghost Games did not share much with regards to the game's details. According to a report in Games Radar, the teaser trailer featured fast cars in a street race and in an apparent chase scene with a few police cars.
The accompanying press release described the game as "a full reboot" and that the game "delivers on what the fans want, and what Need for Speed stands for - deep customization, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative that pulls you through the game." more >>
A recent leak on Twitter by a leaker who is known for his accurate leaks, @upleaks, revealed that HTC is coming out with another model of the HTC One, called the HTC One ME9, also called Hima Ace. In his tweet, he shared the new phone's image and its specifications sheet.
According to a report in Tech Times, the new phone will have a metal frame and a polycarbonate body. Its specifications also indicate that the phone is a high-end one and is comparable to the HTC One M9+. However, the report also mentioned that this new phone may all but confuse buyers on which phone is really HTC's flagship phone.
In terms of design, the One M9+ sports a more premium and sleek look with its all-metal body. The One ME9 on the other hand combines a metal frame and a polycarbonate body. Under the hood, both phones run on the same technology - a 2.2GHz 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6795 processor; 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of built-in storage, expandable to 128 GB via microSD slot. more >>
Google is expected to unveil one of its most anticipated developments, the Android M, during its I/O event which is slated to take place next week.
The details of the new OS, which has been kept under wraps, was inadvertently confirmed by the Mountain View, CA-based tech mammoth on its sandbox session called "Android for Work Update."
The post was removed by the firm but Ars Technica was able to take a screenshot of the content. Android M "is bringing the power of Android to all kinds of workplaces. " more >>
Independent game developer, SolarFall Games has started its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for a new action role-playing game it would like to develop, called "Umbra." As the campaign entered its fifth day, it has so far raised $115,000 of the $225,000 it is targeting to raise. it has also be "Greenlit" on Steam, according to reports.
"Umbra" as the IGN report describes it, is a hack and slash open world role-playing game which is being built using CryEngine3, a game engine that allows for "managing physics, animation and particle effects." The game's main distinguishing factor, according to its Kickstarter page as well several reports, is that it is fully customizable, giving players a dynamic gaming experience.
"Umbra aims to deliver an intense and rich action RPG game. Personalization of your character build is free, deep and highly customizable, and many secrets are hidden in the world," the game's Kickstarter page reads. Players will be able to create their own house, customize their walls and doors, and add different types of furniture. Weapons are customizable too -- "hilts and blades can be changed and tweaked" until the player is happy with the weapon. Players can also attach different types of armour pieces to their characters left or right arm. more >>
Fans of "God of War III" may now pre-order copies of the "God of War III" Remastered video game worldwide. As an incentive to those who pre-order and buy their copies now, they will receive the brand new "God of War - Fall of Olympus Dynamic Theme." The game will be available digitally and in stores on July 15 (except for UK and Ireland, which arrives on July 17).
The theme will be available early for buyers from North America, if they pre-order through the PlayStation Network, as it will available on May 26. In addition to the theme, pre-ordering the new game will also bring with it a pair of 90-day rentals for both the original "God of War" and "God of War II" which can be availed of through PlayStation Now, a cloud-based streaming service of Sony Entertainment.
In addition to these pre-order bonuses, a recent trailer of the remastered game has also been released, showing off gameplay in full 1080p and at 60 frames per second. The video gives fans a "sneak peek" at the epic weapons Kratos wields as he battles Hades, the Lord of the Underworld, the iron spike and the chain hook. more >>