Manomio a mobile software developer company with the motto “in retro we trust” has come up with a Commodore Amiga Emulator for iOS which will enable users of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to play Commodore 64 and Amiga games on their iOS devices.
Manomio is in the course of some legal procedures to license the required intellectual property and is also working with individual developers to bring popular Amiga titles to Apple’s App Store.
The following demonstration video shows a collection of 10 classic Amiga games such as Defender of the Crown, Battle Squadron, International Karate Plus, R-Type, R-Type II, Speedball, Stunt Car Racer, Shadow of the Beast, Virus, and Xenon 2: Megablast
iPhone works with MobileMe, Microsoft Exchange, and many of the most popular email systems. MobileMe and Microsoft Exchange provide not only email, but contact and calendar information that can be synced to iPhone automatically, over the air. MobileMe can also sync your bookmarks on iPhone with Safari on a Mac, or with Safari or Microsoft Internet Explorer on a PC. You set up MobileMe, Exchange, and other email accounts directly on iPhone.
iPhone uses the Exchange ActiveSync protocol to sync email, calendars, and contacts with the following versions of Microsoft Exchange:
- Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2
- Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
For many popular email accounts, iPhone automatically enters most of the settings for you.
iPhone does not support Adobe Flash, because it does not comply with Apple’s policy about 3rd party apps may not install software on iPhone which limits all application adding/removing on the iPhone OS to be handled by the App store.
Betanews.com reports that Microsoft worked with Apple for streaming video to an iPhone from a Silverlight-based platform, on a special note by Microsoft’s User Experience Platform Manager Brian Goldfarb.
“The promise of Silverlight is that it’s a cross-device, cross-browser, cross-platform solution, and it works the same on Macs as it does on Windows,” Goldfarb said.
The argument of iPhone supporting Silverlight was born in a demonstration event where an H.264 video was played on an iPhone using Microsoft’s Silverlight video streaming wirelessly.
Although having a Microsoft stream on the iPhone at a first glance suggests that Silverlight might be an alternative to Flash on the iPhone, this seems to have nothing to do with a client-side plug-in – thanks to the <VIDEO> tag introduced in HTML 5 which is supported by Safari (including iPhone Safari) even YouTube videos can be streamed on the iPhone.
Thank you, Brian Goldfarb, for your play of words to advertise Silverlight and causing confusion, and admitting that at Microsoft, you work with Apple.
I saw today on MacRumors that iPhone finally gets the long awaited “copy and paste” feature.
One of the major sources of the flash news, Diggnation, a live video show by Kevin Rose, the co-founder of Digg, iPhone’s next generation operating system and its new features including the “copy-and-paste” is revealed. (Warning, strong language in the video!)
What’s more, other sources such as Engadget and Ars Technica also report that Apple has invited some select media members for a special event held in its campus in Cupertino on March 17th. This special media event will give a preview of the next major operating system upgrade for the iPhone namely iPhone OS 3.0 and “copy-paste” is among the new features as well as the rumored MMS and tethering.
Unlike the “copy-and-paste” function which is very likely to come true, the rumored upcoming features, MMS would finally offer iPhone users the ability to send photos or multimedia by way of SMS, and tethering would allow you to share your iPhone’s internet connection with your laptop computer via wi-fi.