Computer Games - Infoworld http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/1933 en Report: Android malware and spyware apps spike in the Google Play Store http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/security/report-android-malware-and-spyware-apps-spike-in-the-google-play-store-236702?source=rss_computer_games <p>The number of mobile apps infected with malware or that are conduits for spyware in Google's Play Store nearly quadrupled between 2011 and 2013, a security vendor has reported.</p> Applications Mobile Technology Security Android Anti-spyware Computer Games Mobile Apps Mobile Security Malware Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:45:47 +0000 admin 236702 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Microsoft sells 1 million Xbox One consoles on launch day http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/consumer-electronics/microsoft-sells-1-million-xbox-one-consoles-launch-day-231548?source=rss_computer_games <p>Microsoft says the launch of the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/xbox-one-the-one-xbox-rule-them-all-219354">Xbox One</a> on Friday has been the most successful yet for its Xbox gaming console family.</p> <p>The company sold 1 million consoles in less than 24 hours, it said, putting it roughly equal with the launch of Sony's PlayStation 4 a week earlier. Gamers on both platforms have been waiting several years for the companies to update their hardware, so strong sales at launch shouldn't come as a surprise.</p> Applications Computer Hardware Microsoft Consumer Electronics Computer Games Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:04:31 +0000 uphan 231548 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Historical Software Archive lets you use vintage software in your browser http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/applications/historical-software-archive-lets-you-use-vintage-software-in-your-browser-229603?source=rss_computer_games <p>The Internet Archive's new <a href="http://blog.archive.org/2013/10/25/microcomputer-software-lives-again-this-time-in-your-browser/" target="_blank">Historical Software Archive</a>&nbsp;brings old software to your browser through the magic of JSMESS emulation.</p> Applications Computer Games Applications Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:34:24 +0000 admin 229603 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Zynga lays off 18 percent of workforce, shifts focus to mobile http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/zynga-lays-18-percent-of-workforce-shifts-focus-mobile-219933?source=rss_computer_games <p>Zynga, the social gaming services company, is laying off 18 percent of its employees in an effort to reduce its cost structure.</p> <p>CEO Mark Pincus announced the layoffs Monday in a <a href="http://blog.zynga.com/2013/06/03/ceo-update-4/" target="_blank">note to employees posted on the company's blog</a>. Zynga, as of the end of last year, had more than 3,000 full-time employees, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.</p> Applications The Industry Standard Computer Games Mobile Technology Technology Business Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:48:23 +0000 admin 219933 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Bossie Awards 2012: Now for something completely different http://podcasts.infoworld.com/slideshow/65168/bossie-awards-2012-now-something-completely-different-202541?source=rss_computer_games <!--paging_filter-->InfoWorld's top picks among open source games and geek time-wasters<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> InfoWorld&#039;s top picks among open source games and geek time-wasters </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> infoworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/65168 </div> </div> </div> Computer Games Open Source Software Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 admin 202541 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com 12 cool, creative, and just plain weird gadget concepts http://podcasts.infoworld.com/slideshow/47996/12-cool-creative-and-just-plain-weird-gadget-concepts-193531?source=rss_computer_games <!--paging_filter-->Take a gander at a dozen delightful concept designs for tomorrow's smartphones, laptops, gaming devices and more<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take a gander at a dozen delightful concept designs for tomorrow&#039;s smartphones, laptops, gaming devices and more </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> computerworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/47996 </div> </div> </div> Consumer Electronics Computer Games Sat, 19 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 admin 193531 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com 15 top quotes of 2011 http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/15-top-quotes-2011-181672?source=rss_computer_games <p>As another year draws to a close, we look back on the IT-related comments that stuck with us.</p> <p><strong>'That day has come'</strong></p> <p><strong>[ Get sage advice on IT careers and management from Bob Lewis in InfoWorld's <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/blogs/bob-lewis?source=fssr">Advice Line blog</a> and <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/newsletters/subscribe?showlist=infoworld_advice&amp;source=ifwelg_fssr">newsletter</a>. ]</strong></p> Applications Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Networking Security The Industry Standard E-government Internet Federal Regulations Intellectual Property Computer Games Social Networking Cloud Computing Technology Business Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:00:00 +0000 admin 181672 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Chinese developers take a bite of the Apple http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/applications/chinese-developers-take-bite-the-apple-170477?source=rss_computer_games <p>If you've ever gone to <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2009/060309-apple-quiz.html" target="_blank">Apple</a>'s mobile app store and purchased games like High Noon, Gamebox1 or Doodletruck, then you've downloaded an app from the burgeoning Chinese software development community.</p> <p>Software developers in China had historically been faced with a number of hurdles when it came to selling products in the U.S., included distribution, marketing, payment, and a host of cultural issues.&nbsp;</p> Applications Mobile Technology app stores Computer Games Mobile Apps Mobile Development Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:57:34 +0000 admin 170477 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Sega customer database hacked http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/security/sega-customer-database-hacked-660?source=rss_computer_games <p>Video game company <a href="http://www.sega.com/" target="_blank">Sega</a> had a database hacked and sensitive information on about 1.3 million customers has been compromised, according to media reports.</p> <p>The database of the <a href="http://www.sega.com/sega-pass/" target="_blank">Sega Pass website</a> includes customer names, dates of birth, email addresses, and encrypted passwords.</p> Security Computer Games Data Security Hacking Intrusion Detection Mon, 20 Jun 2011 12:22:54 +0000 admin 164660 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Lulzsec sets sights on U.S. Senate and game-maker Bethesda http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/security/lulzsec-sets-sights-us-senate-and-game-maker-bethesda-079?source=rss_computer_games <p>The Lulzsec hacking group continues to cause headaches for IT staffers. On Monday it <a href="http://lulzsecurity.com/releases/senate.gov.txt" target="_blank">published data it obtained from servers belonging to the U.S. Senate</a> and <a href="http://lulzsecurity.com/releases/bethesda_PRETENTIOUS%20PRESS%20STATEMENT.txt" target="_blank">Bethesda Softworks</a>, a Rockville, Maryland, game maker.</p> Security Computer Games Cyber Crime Hacking Government Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:39:37 +0000 admin 164079 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Best iPhone and iPad games of the year http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/best-iphone-and-ipad-games-the-year-671?source=rss_computer_games <!--paging_filter--><div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mobile warriors found hundreds of new apps to choose from in 2010, including these seven good gaming options </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-slideshow-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/%5Bprimary-term-alias-prefix%5D/%5Bprimary-term%5D/macworld-045">Macworld</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-essentials"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> Mobile Technology Computer Games iPhone Sat, 18 Dec 2010 11:00:00 +0000 lblackwelder 146671 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Open source needs a Nintendo to compete with Microsoft Office http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/open-source/open-source-needs-nintendo-compete-microsoft-office-959?source=rss_computer_games <p>For many years, Microsoft's profits from Office and Windows have allowed the company to invest in new markets, such as gaming, at an early- stage ROI that would make most VCs queasy. The Xbox-driven Project Natal may now return the favor and help Microsoft Office outpace its competition -- an unexpected, but pleasant, quid pro quo.</p> Microsoft Windows Open Source Software Computer Games Office Software Mon, 10 Aug 2009 15:52:07 +0000 Simon Phipps 86959 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com James McCombe on ray tracing &amp; the gaming industry http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/games/james-mccombe-ray-tracing-amp-the-gaming-industry-866?source=rss_computer_games <p><em>As E3</em> <a href="http://www.thestandard.com/news/2009/06/01/microsoft-starts-e3-bringing-out-surviving-beatles">kicks off in Los Angeles</a> <em>to showcase the latest and greatest in games and gaming hardware, it's worth considering where the industry is headed in the years to come.</em></p> The Industry Standard Computer Games Tue, 02 Jun 2009 22:03:29 +0000 admin 77866 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Will Apple acquire a big name? Signs point to no http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/mac/will-apple-acquire-big-name-signs-point-no-362?source=rss_computer_games Apple Computer Games Social Networking Technology Business Tue, 05 May 2009 18:12:26 +0000 admin 74362 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Xbox 360 hassles http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/xbox-360-hassles-805?source=rss_computer_games <p>OK, this is my gripe. And, I'm warning you, it's petty, personal, and directed squarely at Microsoft.</p> Computer Hardware Computer Games Thu, 16 Apr 2009 17:53:31 +0000 Christina Wood 71805 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Unable to join the global yodel http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/unable-join-global-yodel-829?source=rss_computer_games <p>Dear Gripe Line,</p><p>The moment I saw the trailer [below] for Microsoft's Xbox <a href="http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/a/alpinelegend/" target="_blank">Alpine Legend</a> game I knew we had to have it. Our family has roots to the Alps going back a dozen generations (I am third cousin on my mother's side to Maria Von Trapp of "Sound of Music" fame), and I was gratified to see that a console maker had finally gotten around to honoring our family traditions.</p> Microsoft Computer Games Wed, 01 Apr 2009 17:29:46 +0000 Christina Wood 69829 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Why techies love games -- and why it's good they do http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/why-techies-love-games-and-why-its-good-they-do-072?source=rss_computer_games <div class="rxbodyfield"><p class="ArticleBody">Everyone knows that techies love "Dungeons &amp; Dragons," where they can prowl the bowels of a castle and cast spells on clueless managers, er, mages. After all, it's just a game.</p></div> Applications Application Development IT Training Computer Games Information Technology Careers Wed, 03 Dec 2008 11:00:00 +0000 admin 40072 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com