Tech Today: OnLive for iPad, Apple iTV to feature in iMacs?
OnLive has launched a full gaming app for iOS and Android, while the first iteration of Apple TV may arrive within an iMac. There's also a surprising iOS app launch.
OnLive launches full gaming apps for iOS/Android
In a move that has the potential to completely change the mobile gaming landscape, cloud-based game purveyors have launched a full app for iOS and Android devices. The app will see full console-quality titles like Assassins Creed and L.A. Noire to the iPhone and iPad as well as Android smartphones and tablets. Games will be playable in full over the internet depending on the speed of your connection. Let the revolution begin.
Hello! Microsoft launches an Xbox LIVE app... for iOS
On a huge evening for the app world, Microsoft followed the launch of its Xbox LIVE Companion app for Windows Phone with another app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The My Xbox LIVE app for iOS doesn't allow you to control your Xbox or read supplementary content about whatever you're playing, listening to or reading, but does let you customise your avatar, compare achievements and manage your friends list.
Apple iTV coming to iMac first says analyst
A new breed of iMac computers could provide the testing ground for Apple before it launches a standalone flatscreen TV, according to one analyst. Brian Blair of Wedge Partners told investment that the iTV software, including a Siri-controlled user interface will appear in iMac's by mid 2012.
Eric Schmidt boasts of Android dominance, spoils for a rumble
Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt has risked the ire of Apple and its legion of fans by claiming that "Android is now beating the iPhone." Schmidt reckons that in terms of sheer numbers, the lower cost of Android, the number of manufacturers and the advances made by Ice Cream Sandwich makes the Google-made OS the top smartphone dog. Them's fightin' words.
Nintendo legend Miyamoto set to retire from production role
Mario godfather Shigeru Miyamoto has expressed his desire to retire from his role as a top-tier video games producer in order to start working on smaller projects within Nintendo. In an interview with Wired, the Zelda creator said: "What I really want to do is be in the forefront of game development once again myself, probably working on a smaller project with even younger developers."