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Hands On: Stray Dog Simulator 1.1 (iOS)

07/28, 7:37am

Eat trash, get in fights, live the life of a stray dog in this strange but fun game

If you've never experienced the joy of playing a game that is utterly ridiculous, we're not sure if you have even really begun living. We've checked out a lot of silly games here, and they've earned a spot in our heart. Today we add another to our growing list, Gluten Free Games' Stray Dog Simulator, a game in which you live the life of a stray dog.


Docomo Portable SIM prototype replaces SIM used in mobile devices

06/10, 12:03pm

Portable SIM provides connection, acts as authentication

Japanese carrier Docomo is looking to separate SIM cards from smartphones and tablets in the future, by placing them inside wearable devices. A prototype Portable SIM device created by the carrier allows mobile devices to use its connection, which could potentially be used as a form of authentication for multiple devices, as well as providing a level of proximity-based security.


Samsung has 'potentially serious issues' with nano-SIM vote

05/23, 1:35am

Vote continues, despite Samsung's objections

Following last week's compromise between Motorola, RIM, and Apple resulting in a nano-SIM design submission, Samsung has filed a complaint with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) complaining about the voting process on the final design. After an initial denial of Samsung's appeal, Samsung filed the letter with ETSI stating that Samsung believes the vote was advanced before enough time was allowed for discussion and "consensus building" within the organization. Regardless of Samsung's complaint, voting continues and is expected to conclude sometime this week.


TV Station Manager Sim Now Available in German

03/27, 7:30pm

TV Station Manager

Winter Wolves recently unveiled a German language version of its tycoon-style simulation game for Mac and PC, TV Station Manager. The premise of the game puts players in the role of station manager, whose goal is to reverse the struggling company's ailing fortunes and make it profitable again. The game offers all the challenges of authentic studio management including the ability sell advertising to fictional sponsors, create TV shows, and manage staff. TV Station Manager is priced at $20 per license.


The Sims Castaway Stories coming to Mac

01/22, 1:15pm

The Sims Castaway Stories

Aspyr Media, Inc. announced today that it will publish The Sims Castaway Stories for Mac, the third release in the product line The Sims Stories. Licensed by Electronic Arts and under development by Aspyr Studios, The Sims Castaway Stories is expected to hit stores for Mac in early 2008: "This time your Sims have washed up on a tropical island! Help them make a new life in an unexplored paradise in this easy-to-play, laptop-friendly version of The Sims. The Sims Castaway Stories features two great ways to play. In the new and engaging directed Story mode, fulfill goals as you explore the island, build a shelter, learn to find food, and make your Sims' lives as fun and comfortable as possible. You even unlock rewards along the way as you achieve set goals."


'Turbosim' hardware unlock for iPhone 1.2

01/17, 12:30pm

'Turbosim' unlocks iPhone

Taiwan Star Telecom has launched its new turbosim unlock for Apple's iPhone, a tiny thin film circuit that rests between the real SIM card and an iPhone SIM socket to unlock the iPhone for use with any compatible SIM card. The unlock works on iPhones that ship with firmware version 1.1.2, fooling the iPhone into thinking it is using an actual AT&T SIM card (shipment and pricing information was unavailable).


Two new alleged iPhone unlocks surface

12/18, 5:40pm

Two new iPhone unlocks?

Two new apparent unlocking solutions for Apple's iPhone firmware v1.1.2 have surfaced, allowing owners of the cellular handset to sign up for wireless service with carriers other than Apple's exclusive partners. The new techniques, dubbed SonicSIM and StealthSIM, both claim to unlock iPhone v1.1.2 for use with all wireless carriers that use the same technology as Apple's cellphone. SonicSIM is a special card rumored to partially unlock the iPhone by tricking the device and dual booting operating systems, while StealthSIM is a similar card produced by a company hoping to sell the solution for $90 on eBay.


Aspyr ships The Sims 2 Bon Voyage expansion pack

12/17, 6:30pm

The Sims 2 Bon Voyage

Aspyr today announced that the Mac version The Sims 2 Bon Voyage has begun shipping throughout North America. Due in stores nationwide later this week, the title was licensed from Electronic Arts as the sixth expansion pack for The Sims 2; it was developed for the Mac by Aspyr Studios, Aspyršs internal development team: "Whisk your Sims away from their everyday routines and take them on exciting trips to three exotic locations! Whether relaxing on a lush tropical island in a luxury suite, camping with the family on a pristine mountaintop, or exploring the culture of the Far East, your Sims will enjoy new activities to relax and rejuvenate them. It is available for $35 as pre-order from


MAXroam SIM promises 'local' world cell calls

12/12, 2:15pm

MAXroam SIM Card

Cubic Telecom today promised a minor shakeup of cellular calling with its new MAXroam SIM, a prepaid SIM card designed for frequent travelers. The card fits into any unlocked GSM phone and establishes a local number both in the user's home country and in at least one extra territory: owners can both place and take calls as though they were local in either area by pointing callers to the right number. The service is independent of any particular provider and will support as many as 50 numbers and 40 different countries. With rates that are virtually local, users no longer have to pay the frequently high price of roaming with their usual carrier, Cubic claims.


Deliver2Mac adds Pet Doc

12/01, 2:05pm

Deliver2Mac adds Pet Doc

New through the Deliver2Mac download service is Pet Doc, a veterinary sim in which gamers start a business and treat any number of different animals, ranging in size from guinea pigs and rabbits to dogs and horses. As treatment progresses, accommodations must be built for different species, and each animal requires feeding, clean-up and playtime. Gamers can also use their income to buy themselves new outfits, or saddle their horses to go for a ride. The game requires Mac OS X 10.3.9, a 1.4GHz processor, and video hardware equal to or better than a Radeon 9600 or GeForce 5200. The price is $30.



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