updated 07:40 pm EST, Fri November 30, 2007
iPhoto Buddy for charity
In brief: Apple may be planning to out-Windows Windows, iPhoto Buddy proceeds go to charity, an iPodXtras sale has been announced, and there is a new EMR Map-making contest ... Apple may be planning to build the capability to run Windows applications without Windows into Mac OS X. CrunchGear reports that a user on a WINE mailing list has found tantalizing find in the latest version of OS X: hints towards the ability of the OS to handle Windows executables without running Windows. Oh, this is nifty. "Full implementation isn't even close to being there, but the pieces needed are. If Apple so chose, it could put these pieces together into a Windows compatibility layer that could run .exe files."
iPhoto Buddy proceeds go to charity
Developer Rick Neil has decided that 100% of all donations made to iPhoto Buddy during 2007 will in turn be donated to the following charities in loving memory of his late brother-in-law, James David Bowden: The Cancer Treatment & Research Center; Feed The Children. The current total is $5,574.43, and counting. More information is available here.
iPod Xtras, an iPod accessory shop, has announced its "Cyber Monday" specials. "Great accessories from all categories are currently at rock bottom pricing. Look for specials on newly released speakers, cases, earphones, and many more great xtras for iPods new and old." Pricing is guaranteed through Monday the 26th at midnight EST.
EMR Map-making contest
EMR 3.0 is a first-person action adventure game, featuring an epic and in-depth story line. It also provides you the tools by which you can create your own EMR maps. With over 50,000 downloads of EMR, the developers says "we're sure there are some of you out there that would like to create some of your own maps using the EMR universe. To this end, we are announcing the EMR Map Making Contest." Maps will be awarded for best overall solo play design, best overall net game design, and best overall map architecture. In addition to the bragging rights, the top rated maps will be included in the 3.1 release of EMR, and the authors will earn prizes.