Update Friday December 23rd: No surprise here. The app has been pulled.
Jim VanDeventer has somehow released iMame, a very popular MAME emulator onto the Apple iTunes App Store. If you don’t know what MAME is, it is an arcade machine emulator with thousands of arcade games you can play on it. iMame Supports the iCade arcade cabinet and even the iControlPad.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. The reason we are telling you to download this RIGHT NOW is emulators don’t usually survive long on the iTunes store as downloading games to play for free isn’t legal unless you actually own the game.
How do you load roms into iMame? There is a hidden way of adding ANY ROM to this iMame, making it a target for removal any second off the iTunes App store. Download iPhone Explorer free for your Windows PC from http://www.macroplant.com/iphoneexplorer/ and then browse to your iTunes connected iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to copy roms into this folder: /Apps/iMame/documents/ . Don’t forget to click OPTIONS to rescan for the new roms you just copied over. In tests, Mame rom version 0.375b works the best, for a list of compatible games from this rom set, click here.
It’s the end of the year and so time for Google to attempt to sum the entire 12 month passage of time with a “most viewed” list from YouTube. I say list. I actually mean lists, as they have managed to categorize them and show the breadth of content that it’s users create.
4th on the list of UK viewed videos? Nyan Cat. Top in Food? Epic Meal Time. Tech Reviews? Dominated by the iPhone 5. Which doesn’t exist.
Globally most watched video on YouTube? I blame everyone for this…
The full list of lists and the list contents of the lists is after the jump. For the lists.
Did you know you could get free over the air HD signals in most cities in North America? Why are you paying for HD when you can buy an indoor antenna and catch all your local stations for free. Techmamba.com reviewer Glenda reviews a knock off HD antenna called the Antra Indoor HDTV Antenna.
Ever wanted a cool iPhone 4S case that looked like a vinyl record? Now you can with the release of The Third Man 45 iPhone Case by Griffin.
The Third Man 45 iPhone Case is available in three different variations, with a yellow, black or white frame that includes a black vinyl record back featuring a Third Man Records printed label. The packet of 3 interchangeable vinyl record inserts is also available separately, inspired by Third Man Records recording artists, and includes:
- white vinyl record back, cut from The White Stripes’ “Candy Cane Children” single.
- black vinyl record back, cut from The Raconteurs’ “Steady, As She Goes” single, from their first album, Broken Boy Soldiers. These Raconteurs inserts represent the first pressing of this single, soon to be available as a reissue from Third Man.
- yellow vinyl record back, cut from The Dead Weather single “Treat Me Like Your Mother,” from their first album, Horehound.
Satsports and Holux have unveiled the All Sports GPS, an Android based GPS with the capability to use WiFi.
This makes it the first on the market based on Google’s mobile OS, and the first that allows for map and software updates without relying on the phone network nor being connected to a PC. And all for around £200-ish RRP.
It’s also rugged, has Bluetooth and allows for you to download apps from the Android Market to supplement the existing app suite that is included, including Satsport’s Satski. Their most recent version of Satski now features Facebook and Twitter integration, just in case you felt the need to update your status whilst on top of a mountain. As you do.
Users of OnLive can rejoice, as they’ve announced the free OnLive app for mobile phones and tablets. If you own an iOS or Android device that happens to be on their compatible list, you can play on your phone over Wi-Fi or your phone network.
Cue obligatory soundbite from their CEO Steve Perlman:
“Today marks a major milestone: OnLive is now delivering the latest, console-class, top-tier games — literally to your fingertips—on tablets and phones for instant, on-demand play anywhere, anytime. Through the free OnLive app, tablet and smartphone gamers can play top console and PC titles like Assassins Creed®: Revelations and L.A. Noire — one of the most highly acclaimed, graphically sophisticated games to date—with exclusive OnLive Cloud Touch controls or with the new mobile-compatible Universal OnLive Wireless Controller. Tablets and smartphones, the fastest-growing consumer product categories in history, are now capable of running the hottest, highest-end games. Gaming and mobile devices will never be the same.”
Usefully, anything bought for use on the phone app will work on the PC, Mac and OnLive Console versions. Just hope your data plan is big enough…
GlacialTech have announced two new cooling pads for laptops: The SnowPad N1 and the SnowPad H2. Both are USB powered and draw air away from the base to prevent overheating.
I’m sure you’ve read the rumblings from worried scientists whom claim that laptops can affect men in a fairly unsavoury way, although that has been shown to be nothing to worry about. Still, it’s an ideal gift for people that suddenly felt panicky after reading the initial news reports, or those with stupidly hot laptops that singe their thighs.
Still, not a bad idea if you use your laptop on a desk either.
PowerSkin has announced something they are calling the “Gaming Skin for iOS”, allowing for more gamplay time via an extra power source, protective cover and speakers.
I doubt that it will help if you have, I dunno, the Madden’s NFL app or Angry Birds…
“PowerSkin’s® new Gaming Skin for iOS allows users to fully immerse themselves in their personal gaming, whether it be crashing towers loudly in Angry Birds or rejoicing in the defeat of a crushed quarterback on Madden’s NFL app,” said David Becker, Executive Vice President of XPAL Power / PowerSkin®. “Who wants to carry around a separate case and charger when your Gaming Skin packs the power – and the punch – for you?”
…Oh, it does? Great. You can preorder it via Power-Skin.com and save $10 off the $99.99 price.
Proporta, thanks to their access to the Built for Blackberry programme, have shown off their latest creations. They include for the Bold 9900, Torch and some Curves.
I do have to say, they look pretty good.
Lynnette Prigmore, the head of product at Proporta, saved me writing a whole paragraph of filler by saying:
“With a solid customer base among business users, Proporta has recently seen a dramatic growth in products aimed at the fashion and youth markets, which creates an obvious synergy with BlackBerry. We are delighted to be accepted into the program and look forward to working much more closely with the prestigious Blackberry brand in the future. On a personal note it is also really exciting to be able to transfer our more unique designs to a wider range of devices. Something we think our customers will be really pleased about.”
Thanks Lynnette, for making my job easier…
You can find the handset covers available to buy over at Proporta’s website, and some images after the jump.
If you happen to be anywhere near Times Square (that place in New York) look up and you may see a 40 metre high Christmas Tree. Oh, and it’s 120 metres in the air.
Thanks to the combined efforts of TDK and Toshiba, the “Crossroads of the World” will have three displays “Christmasified” in 15 minute intervals and runs from now until the end of December, when it will be used for the New Year’s celebrations.
Not quite the level of the Coca-Cola trucks ad, but at least it’s an effort.