Wednesday, 6 August 2014

John Legere trolling Sprint - T Mobile uncarrier'd




This afternoon it appears Sprints merger with T-Mobile is dead in the water and I cant say I'm shocked or unhappy about it. 

It would seem someone else is delighted too, magenta's own John Legere has been busy on twitter trolling Sprint with their failed bid, with a series of tweets. 




T-Mobile have been adding customers with their "uncarrier" policy and looks like they themselves have been freed from a carrier which could have been very disruptive to the very customers that liked T-Mobile for its policies in the first place. 

Sprint would have also caused some handset issues going forward being a CDMA carrier over the GSM standard T-Mobile use. No idea how that would have worked out technically but only one loser in that battle !

Anyway the battle is over and the war is won, +T-Mobile get to live another day making waves in the US market which is smothered with +Verizon Wireless and their restrictive handsets and network.

If you are on twitter, then follow John on "@JohnLegre" well worth a follow.

Friday, 1 August 2014

XBMC is dead, long live KODI



In a move to gain more control over the direction of XBMC, the development team has decided to relabel XBMC as KODI.

On a post made this afternoon on their homepage xbmc.org the announcement reads as follows.


"We are excited to announce that the media center software we’ve all loved for so many years will have a new name, starting with version 14. Instead of XBMC 14, we’d like to introduce you to Kodi 14.

Since 2002, the software known as XBMC has gone through three namings. First, it was called Xbox Media Player. Upon realizing that it did a bit more than your traditional media player, in 2004 the development team elected to rename it Xbox Media Center. A mere 4 years later in 2008, the team once again elected to rename the software to simply XBMC, given that it had moved on from its original roots on the Xbox. Support for the Xbox was dropped shortly thereafter. Today it’s all happening one last time."

To read the full script visit xbmc.org 





OUYA Toto Temple Deluxe is a hoot, best game yet ?



Towerfall was the only game I could put my hand on heart and say, this is 100% worth a purchase on OUYA, great game and despite it heading to other consoles, it did showcase what the little OUYA could do - which is produce a brilliant gaming experience, (something we knew all along though, right ?!)

Since its launch last week Toto Temple has been quietly burning away at my time and felt maybe just maybe we have another hit on our hands with another 4 way sofa smash affair. 

Juicy Beast Games have created an immensely fun game that puts upto 4 players whose challenge is to, well grab a goat onto their head and prevent it being stolen by avoiding the other players. Sounds crazy ? Yes it 100% is, but its also crazy good fun. I havernt really given the description justice here but watch the video and you catch my drift. 

If you have a full set of 4 sofa buddies, you can play all out Goatageddon with Deathmatch or Team up and play 2 v 2. Just avoid drinking beer, as the game can raise tensions !

Else, there are few options to be had inside the game but that's ok, because the concept will keep you returning with your mates or family of course thanks to the easy control system of two button to either dash or jump, meaning everyone can jump in. No finger / controller gymnastics required. Another plus is that you don't need OUYA controllers, the PS3 option is available here too.

So go and download this game right now. For a few bucks its very much worth every cent. 



Want to see the game running, then watch this....or on YouTube the link here...


Toto Temple Deluxe from OUYA on Vimeo.

Google Now Launcher for all 4.1+ devices





Just hitting the store is the updated Google Now Launcher, which gives you a Nexus-like experience on your HTC, Sony...whatever, support includes pretty much all OEMs on 4.1 and above.

Upgrade the launcher on your device to make Google Now one swipe away. From your primary home screen, swipe right to access Google Now cards that give you just the right information, at just the right time.


Check it out now...Download here from Google Play