Apple is bringing Xbox and PlayStation 4 controller support to the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV this fall. Its a big change from the select MFi Bluetooth controllers that were supported before, and it means you can now easily connect any PS4 or Xbox One controller to your device to play games on the go.
Ive been trying out an Xbox One S controller (with Bluetooth support) on my iPad Pro running the new public beta, and Im convinced this is a big step toward using an iPad as a portable game console.
While all PS4 DualShock 4 controllers support Bluetooth and will work fully, over on the Xbox side, youll need to make sure your controller supports Bluetooth. If it has a headphone jack at the bottom, then youre good to go.
Let’s delve into the specifics quickly Angular 8 is a significant release that encompasses not merely a handful of aspects, but the complete platform instead. This means the update covers the framework as well as Angular Material and CLI with synced paramount editions. Long story short, Angular 8 enhances application startup time on modern web browsers, offers new APIs for leveraging Angular CLI, and just generally better lines up Angular with both an increased number of web standards and the ecosystem in general. All of this together means a lot of different things for the many parties involved in the process, but the biggest ones to benefit are the developers.
Detective games are a great concept in theory. Imagine experiencing a Sherlock Holmes story, except youre the one making all of the clever deductions. The problem, of course, is that youre not Sherlock Holmes. So, in many games, the storys momentum can come to a screeching halt because you missed an ever-important clue or misheard a witness statement. Judgment, an investigative spinoff of the long-running Yakuza series, gets around this by offering just enough detective work to feel satisfying, while relegating the big, profound revelations for cutscenes and in-game dialogue. Its sort of like watching a particularly tense crime drama, but one where you get to help out along the way. The result might just be the best detective game…
Sometimes with a cellphone arrest video, you’ll see cops behave bizarrely, shouting things like “stop resisting!” or “gun!” when it’s obvious the suspect is not resisting and is unarmed. The point of it is to establish, on less revealing recording devices such as bodycams and dashcams, that the officer has a reasonable fear for their lives. That fear is thought to legally justify anything bad that might then happen to the arrestee, even if it turns out to be mistaken. And so the weird yelling about guns and resisting becomes a ritual to that end.
Which is to say, if a cop starts shouting “gun!” during an interaction with you, that cop intends to kill you and you better get lucky fast. Read the rest
So you’ve visited the Kennedy Space Center every year. You’ve watched “The Right Stuff” for the 95th time. There must be something to do while you’re waiting to join Space Force for the next manned mission to Mars or the moon.
The notebook is a handy enough gift on its own, hardbound and emblazoned with the ever-popular NASA “worm” logo. But the mug is a real testament to the technology that drove us to the stars: Simply install a companion Augmented Reality app on your smartphone and point it at the bottom of the cup. Instantly, that mug becomes a space capsule, a tunnel you can peer through for an interactive astronaut’s eye view of the planet Earth.
When Apple announced iPadOS earlier this month, no-one from the company made mention of a major new feature: mouse support. Apple no doubt has good reasons for wanting to keep people focused on the touch interface, but the ability to use a mouse has the potential to completely change how people get things done on the iPad Pro. Heres how it works, and heres how to get started.
First of all, youll need to be running the iPadOS 13 public beta, which is now available for anyone to install. (This also technically works on iOS 13, in case you really want to use a mouse on your iPhone.) The usual caveats about beta software apply: its super buggy right now, so dont try this out on a primary machine unless you have a good reason to, and…
By now you will all have heard so much about the grille on Apple’s new “Cheese grater” Mac Pro that you might think there was nothing more to say. Before we move on though there’s one final piece of work to bring to your attention, and it comes from [Andy …read more
Messaging platform Telegram has added a new bunch of location-based features via an update. Users of the latest version of the app will find an ‘Add People Nearby’ setting which they can use to quickly exchange contact details without the need to type in digits. Coupled with a prior update, which lets Telegram users control […]
REST APIs are the definition of modern web development. While they are easy to build in just about any modern framework, most PHP developers choose to use Lumen/Laravel or Symfony. These frameworks make it easy to handle complex issues like authentication/authorization, request validation, data transformation, filters, rate throttling, complex endpoints with sub-resources, and API documentation.
A complex framework isnt necessarily needed to build a secure API. In this post, youll build a simple REST API in PHP from scratch. Youll secure your API with Okta by implementing the Client Credentials Flow.
The Universal Serial Bus standard came into being more than 20 years ago, ushering in the USB era, which has been defined by two things: a common, ubiquitous standard for connecting peripherals to PCs, and the daily annoyance of trying to plug things in the right way. USB co-inventor Ajay Bhatt has talked to NPR recently, as spotted by Boing Boing, and given some background on why the plug took the form that it did and what its creation was intended to achieve.
Leading Intels team as part of a multi-company effort, Bhatt was seeking to address the rather gruesome mess of device-specific cables, plugs, and connectors that people had to deal with back in the 90s. As hed previously mentioned in an interview with PCWorld, his interest was…
Technology never stops evolving and neither do we. Thats why were excited to tell you about the new Extra Crunch Stage at Disrupt Berlin 2019. Our premiere tech conference dedicated to early-stage startups takes place 11-12 December. Nows the time to book your super early-bird ticket, because the earlier you buy, the more you save. Okay, […]
If you like solving puzzles out in the real world, you’ve probably been to an escape room before, or are at least familiar with its concept of getting (voluntarily) locked inside a place and searching for clues that will eventually lead to a key or door lock combination that gets …read more
Amazon Prime Day is back on July 15th for the biggest sale event in Amazons annual tradition of deals and discounts. And this year, Amazon is stretching the definition of Prime Day even further: the deals will last a full 48 hours, beginning on Monday July 15th at 12AMPT / 3AM ET, and running through 11:59PM PT / 2:59AM ETon Tuesday, July 16th.
If youre new to the deal-hunting game, Prime Day is Amazons big summer deal event, where the online retailer cuts the prices on tons of products. Its Christmas in July! Or more accurately, Black Friday in July complete with thousands of deals to sift through. The deals are open to Prime members in the US and beyond, including the UK, Spain, Singapore, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg,…
A lot of times when writing unit tests we end up with a lot test methods that look the same and actually do the same thing. Also, there are special cases where we want to have high test coverage and in-depth test access for our crucial and very important core functionality methods.
For example, when creating a framework or a library, usually we want to write many tests and cover all possible aspects and outcomes, which may lead to a large amount of certain behavior test methods.
If you read science fiction, you are probably familiar with the idea of a light or solar sail. A very large and lightweight sail catches solar “wind” that accelerates a payload connected to the sail. Some schemes replace the sun with a laser. Like most things, sails have pros and …read more
If you live somewhere cold, where the rain, snow and slush don’t abate for weeks at a time, you’ve probably dealt with wet boots. On top of the obvious discomfort, this can lead to problems with mold and cause blisters during extended wear. For this reason, boot dryers exist. [mark] …read more
As a misanthrope living in a vibrant city, I’m never short of things to complain about. And in particular the problem of people crowding into my photos, whatever I happen to shoot, is a persistent one. That won’t be an issue any more with Bye Bye Camera, an app that simply removes any humans from photos you take. Finally!
We went to the LA Zoo yesterday and had a picnic lunch near the kids’ playground. It was in the grass under a shady tree. We brought along this 80″ x 60″ picnic blanket ( on Amazon). It folds up into a small package and comes with a handle for easy carrying. The underside is made of a tough material to resist scratching, and the top is softer and easy to wipe down. It has a thin layer of foam to provide a bit of a cushion. We’ve used it a bunch of times and it holds up well. Read the rest