#53 The Discord Game Store Is Open

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Google Call Screen: Everything you need to know

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Facebook is reportedly working on a TV camera that can stream video

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Congratulations Palm, you’ve launched the stupidest product of the year

Stop looking everyone, the stupidest product of the year has arrived. It’s the Palm (2018), a device that should never have got past the point of conception, and certainly never have actually been made. It’s so baffling, even those that made it don’t know what it’s for. However, heads were nodded, budgets allotted, boxes were ticked, and production lines were fired into life. And now it has been vomited into the world.

Apple fattened up its bagel emoji and now people are happy

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Discord’s game store is open to everyone

Discord is marching further onto Steam’s turf by opening up its game store to all users. The store arrived in August in a limited beta, and now everyone can pick up games directly from the app. The curated store includes recognizable titles such as Celeste, Into The Breach, Dead Cells and Subnautica along with a number of exclusives. Games featured in the First on Discord program will only be available on PC through the app for 90 days — developers get a showcase for their games, and Discord gets some limited-time exclusives.

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iTunes says goodbye to Palm Pre…Again

Apple scores another point in their cat-and-mouse game with Palm.

Last Thursday, Apple released iTunes 9.0.3 update. Apparently, besides adding support for the new Apple TV 3.0 software and touting a new look for easier navigation, it also once again blocks the Palm Pre from automatically syncing into iTunes.

Since its release in July, Palm has manipulated the Pre to sync iTunes songs and other files. Apple didn’t like this arrangement though and released the iTunes 8.2.1  software update which “ no longer provide syncing functionality with non-Apple digital media players”, according to Apple’s support site.

Palm decided to fight back and  and released WebOS 1.1 for the Pre, their own software update. Among other things, the update allowed media synching with the 8.2.1 version of iTunes. In a blog announcing the release, Palm nonchalantly added at the end of the article: “Oh, and one more thing: Palm webOS 1.1 re-enables Palm media sync. That’s right–you once again can have seamless access to your music, photos and videos from the current version of iTunes (8.2.1).”

Palm also complained to the USB Implementers Forum that Apple was abusing the principle of open gadget connectivity, however the USB-IF decided to side with Apple and issued a warning against Palm.

Instead of backing out, Palm went ahead and released another software (webOS 1.2.1) that enabled media syncing with iTunes again.

So what will all of these come to? Who knows? You better keep posted though as this is getting more and more interesting.  🙂

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20091030/bs_nf/69800;_ylt=AnQQm06Siwj4dsQ4x3dPKrUjtBAF;_ylu=X3oDMTJidDlpZG80BGFzc2V0A25mLzIwMDkxMDMwLzY5ODAwBHBvcwMxNgRzZWMDeW5fYXJ0aWNsZV9zdW1tYXJ5X2xpc3QEc2xrA2FwcGxlMzlzaXR1bg–

Apple and Palm: Bickering dates back two years ago

Wow, it seems like Apple’s making a lot of news in our site today, this is the third time they’ve made it to our news list.  🙂

Anyway, Apple and Palm’s apparently started bickering two years ago – August of 2007 to be exact.

According to Bloomberg News, Ed Colligan – Palm’s CEO at that time – rejected a proposal from Apple chief Steve Jobs to refrain from recruiting and hiring each other’s employees.

Apparently, Jobs was worried that he’d lose his key employees to Palm and said “we must do whatever we can to stop this.” This proposal, according to Colligan, was ill-considered.

“Your proposal that we agree that neither company will hire the other’s employees, regardless of the individual’s desires, is not only wrong, it is likely illegal,” Colligan told Jobs, according to the communications reviewed by Bloomberg.

When you look at Palm today, you’ll see that a few number come from Apple. Two months before that unspecified “communications” between the two companies’ executives, Palm had announced that Fred Anderson (former Apple CFO) would be joining its board of directors and Jon Rubenstein (retired iPod division head) would join as executive chairman of the board.

Rubenstein is now Palm’s CEO, replacing Colligan in June of this year.

Hmmmn, I wonder why all these have anything to do with the two companies most recent issue where Apple refuses to allow Palm’s Pre to have access to their iTunes. 😉

Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10314059-37.html

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