Yo dawg, we heard you liked cloud storage on your Chromebook so we put more cloud in your cloud.
Well, we didn’t do it of course, but Chrome developer Yoichiro Tanaka has found a way to integrate all of your Dropbox into the file manager app on your Chromebook. Or Chromebox. Or that crazy thing that runs Chrome OS from LG that I secretly want.
The good news is that it works very well, even at version one. The great news is that it’s super-easy to install and use. We like easy. You like easy. Have a look and see just how easy it is.
If you’re looking in the BBM Shop today and happen to spot a “Timed and Retracted Messages” subscription item available but it doesn’t work, there’s actually a good reason for it. As noted in a new Beta Zone email being sent out, it’s in preparation for a new BBM beta build that is set to be arriving this week for those invited to try it out.
All three models of the handset — including the variant with 4GB RAM — will be made available, with France the first country in the region to receive the Zenfone 2.
LG is scheduled to drop something big on April 28th. And if the “G’s” in the save the date invites (above) it sent out to the press is any indication, we can most likely expect its next G-series flagship phone. Besides, several Korean publications already revealed that LG will launch the G4 by the end of April. Some of those publications also claimed that the phone will have a 5-inch curved Quad HD display, but there’s probably no use speculating if that’s true or not when we’re this near to seeing the real thing. The South Korean company will hold an event in New York and other locations around the globe (New York, London, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul), and we’ll be there to cover it, so stay tuned!
Apple has seeded a new beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to both developers and public beta testers today.
The update, which bumps the build number up to 14D127a, brings the usual usual bug fixes and is available now from the updates section of the Mac App Store and the Apple Developer Center.
Of course, OS X 10.10.3 also introduces the new Photos app for Mac, which is set to replace both iPhoto and Aperture for managing and editing photos on your Mac. In addition, OS X 10.10.3 brings a number of stability and security improvements as well.
2K Sports and World Wrestling Entertainment plan to bring classic pro wresting action to the iPhone and iPad this spring with the new WWE 2K game.
The game will be developed by n-Space and will cost $7.99 when it’s released on the App Store. WWE 2K will offer fans “authentic WWE gameplay” with many different modes. Here’s a look at its features:
- Playable roster of many fan-favorite WWE Superstars, including John Cena, Hulk Hogan, Sting, Triple H, Undertaker, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt;
- Authentic WWE action, including three match types, full WWE Superstar ring entrances and comprehensive move sets;
- Career Mode;
- Live Multiplayer Matches;
- Unlockable Rewards.
The WWE teamed up with another developer earlier this year, NeathRealm Studios, to release the free-to-play game WWE Immortals, a fighting game with superhero-like versions of the league’s wrestlers.
If you like the look of Motorola’s leather backs on the Moto X but wanted a more unique color, you might be interested in the brand new red leather back that’s recently been added to MotoMaker for the Moto X 2014 edition. The new shade joins a few other colors and the football leather that was announced a few weeks ago.
Like the other leather options, opting for a leather back adds $25 to the base price of the Moto X. Still, $425 for a leather Moto X, sans contract, doesn’t sound like a bad deal at all.
Come comment on this article: Motorola adds red leather backing to the Moto X 2014
It appears that Samsung is about to have a dominating Galaxy S6 launch. We still don’t know exact pre-order numbers, but there have been several reports that Samsung upped production to meet demand.
Now it appears Samsung is delivering Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones to the U.S. via 747s to ensure that supply meets demand. This might be new for Samsung, but we have seen this before from Apple with previous launches.
This has to be the biggest Android phone launch ever. Did you pre-order yours?
Come comment on this article: Samsung delivers a ton of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones via Boeing 747s
BitSummit has been at the forefront of Japan’s independent gaming scene for the past two years, hosting an event that shows off projects from small studios and industry veterans alike, plus live music and an awards show. Last year’s showcase attracted 5,000 fans and 130 game developers, including Mega Man designer Keiji Inafune, Epic Games, Sony and Microsoft.
For the 2015 show, BitSummit has partnered with four studios — 17-Bit, Vitei, Q-Games and Pygmy Studio — to establish the Japan Independent Games Aggregate, which will oversee all event planning. Plus, one of the leading indie-game promotion houses in the Western world, Indie Megabooth, will help organize BitSummit 2015, lending it an extra layer of delicious credibility. Indie Megabooth President and CEO Kelly Wallick joins JIGA on its board of advisers, and she spoke with us briefly about the new collaboration.
First, we need to establish one fact: Indie Megabooth lives up to its name. It premiered at Boston gaming convention PAX East in 2012 with just 16 developers, and has since exploded in popularity, at times hosting up to 80 games at a range of huge events throughout the year, including GDC in San Francisco, PAX Prime in Seattle and the largest show of the year, Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
Two hundred developers applied to be in the Indie Megabooth in 2013 alone, and the team had to create a new “shared space” section to accommodate all of the selected games. Historically, these include The Talos Principle, Super TIME Force, Dungeon of the Endless, Hyper Light Drifter, Hotline Miami 1 and 2, Guacamelee, and other high-profile projects.
Indie Megabooth is a big deal in the Western world, and now it’s taking that expertise to Japan’s rapidly growing indie-gaming scene.
“There’s plenty of events in the US and Europe that focus on specific sub-sections of the gaming industry, but only a handful that reach a wide consumer audience all at once (such as PAX),” Wallick says. “We wanted to help established communities work together to push forward into brighter spotlights. In the case of Japan — where the indie development scene is starting to define itself and what that means — it’s more beneficial to help build that foundation and community so it can grow in its own way first.”
BitSummit 2015: Return of the Indies takes place in Kyoto, Japan, at the historic Miyako Messe from July 11th – 12th, and with help from Indie Megabooth and JIGA, it’s poised to be a bigger event than ever. BitSummit has established itself as a leading voice for indie games in Japan, Wallick notes, and she says it’s already had “a tremendous impact on how not only local developers see their own community, but how the greater international community does as well.”
Source: Indie Megabooth
The chatter surrounding high fidelity listening devices and services picked up over the last year or so (thanks, Neil Young), and Onkyo hopes its new 3-in-1 device will lure you to the land of high definition. The company’s aluminum-wrapped DAC-HA300 is not only a portable music player for audiophiles, but it also serves as both a headphone amp and digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for iOS and Android devices, or even your office workstation. With its primary function, the PMP can wrangle up to 128GB of tunes via a microSD card for 192 kHz/24-bit listening, while also serving as a headphone amp for that set of cans you take along on the daily.
If you’d rather leverage that Tidal subscription from an iPhone or Moto X, you can still use the player as a headphone amp, but when paired with a mobile handset, Onkyo’s gear fills the role of DAC with the help of a companion app. When you’re stationary, the same USB jack that connects with your smartphone of choice can also be used to handle any desktop headphone amplifier duties. If you’re like me, you have a favorite set of cans you’re too fond of to take out in the elements, so this is a nice touch. And one that helps soften the hit to the ol’ wallet… a bit. Speaking of the price tag, the device will ship at the end of April for £499 (around $740). Of course, you’ll need to be willing to fill not one, but two pockets with audio tech for your evening walk.