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Decide-O-Tron

September 26th, 2011 Comments Off

If there’s one thing Penny Arcade seems to enjoy, it’s unleashing imaginary robots. So it is with the Decide-o-tron, a game recommendation app they recently added to the app store. The red robot imports data from your XBL and PSN accounts, mines it, and spits out recommendations. Decide-o-tron does a passable job of making recommendations [...]

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Metacritic Recognizes iOS

March 17th, 2011 Comments Off

Metacritic, the love-hate darling of entertainment criticism, recently unveiled an iOS section. The popular review aggregator creates weighted averages for review scores, compressing all that pesky writer nuance into highly accessible numbers. This naturally draws criticism from reviewers whose hard work is altogether lost in the process, but nevertheless provides a handy access to the [...]

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App Store Coming to Macs

October 20th, 2010 1 Comment

Cue the open source fury. Of all the news announced at Apple’s OSX Lion preview event, none will sir as much controversy as the new OSX App store. Previously part of iOS, Apple’s operating system for mobile devices, the App store manages software downloads and updates in a closed environment subject to Apple’s approval process. [...]

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