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XBMC Media Manager Coming to Ouya

When the Android-based Ouya was announced last month, founder Julie Uhrman said she wanted the system to be more than just a game console, and it now has support for apps like Twitch.TV and Vevo music streaming. The non-gaming options on the console seem set to increase, as the team behind the popular XBMC media manager have pledged to bring the program to the system. XBMC started life as...

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Google Forced to Temporarily Deactivate Copy Protection for Android Apps

In Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), purchased apps are encrypted when stored on users' devices, the aim being to make life more difficult for potential pirates. This has, however, caused problems with some apps, with the result that Google has now been forced to backtrack...

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OpenGL ES 3.0 – The Future of Tablet and Smartphone Graphics

The Khronos Group has published the final specifications for the OpenGL ES 3.0 mobile graphics interface, providing a preview into the future of 3D graphics on tablets and smartphones...

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More Android Malware Sprouting Up Amidst 2012 Olympics

Android is a common target for malware fiends, but the Olympics are providing cyber criminals with another opportunity.

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New OpenGL Standards Promise To Bring Better, Faster Graphics To Mobile And Desktop

At SIGGRAPH 2012 today, the Khronos Group, the non-profit organization behind the OpenGL standard, announced the release of OpenGL 4.3, OpenGL ES 3.0 for mobile devices. OpenGL, in its various versions for mobile and desktop, is the one of the main standards for developing graphics-intensive 3D apps and games for the iPhone, Android and many consoles and desktop operating systems. Among the companies involved in the OpenGL working groups are heavy weights like AMD, Intel, ARM, NVIDIA, Broadcom, Apple, Google, Nokia and game developers like Epic, EA and Unity.   

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