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Linux Distro’s, FOSS and the advocates behind them – Some food for thought?

Since 2008 when OpenBytes was created as a platform to highlight the benefits of GNU/Linux and FOSS itself, little did I know that even though I’ve always kept a foot in the door for the new user (and certainly not gone down the “all or nothing” route some advocates have taken) I too was guilty … Continue reading

All change at Microsoft? – Or admitting defeat?

Three pieces of news from Microsoft today, which signal to me a change in the companies view of itself and maybe now realizes that as well as having no foothold on the popular markets of today such as smartphones, net services and search, see’s itself more providing software for others in its future. First up … Continue reading

ANDROID: Steel Commanders – SciFi card battling!

Gamevil have released their new card game for Android on the Google Play Store.  This science fiction based collectable card game has a more adult slant than their previous success “Monster Warlord” and provides a more customizable experience for choosing your cards for battle.  With Monster Warlord being one of Gamevil’s popular titles, there can … Continue reading

Freemium – Unfair business model or unfit to be parents?

How things change over the years, what was once a phone is now a computer.  Who would have thought that the migration from solid state media would be so rapid? When it was clear which way the wind was blowing where did the vocal writers disappear off to when the Android Market Place, Netflix and … Continue reading

Android: Monster Warlord

Continuing with my run of looking at Android titles, here’s a little gem which has been out for a while now.  It seems prudent to give it a small review, firstly because its been given some considerable attention by my son and I, and also because there is a new add-on/adventure to be released which … Continue reading

Android: Arcane Legends – World of Warcraft for Android?

When talking about a multi-player on-line RPG, it’s hard not to draw comparison to World of Warcraft.  WoW, the game and social experience is very much a benchmark for any other title of the same genre.  WoW does have its critics and those that can be heard most loudly are those who write for the large mainstream outlets. … Continue reading

Android Review: Defence Zone 2

Released on 10th January 2013 is Defence Zone 2 for the Android platform which I’ll be taking look at today. Defence Zone 2 is the work of Artem Kotov and interestingly the game promises a Linux release in the future. You can visit the official website here: http://defensezone.net/index.html Seriously, it’s like playing a TD game using the … Continue reading

Android Review: Zookeeper Battle

After accepting a phone upgrade from my service provider, I decided to embark on a mission of investigating some new Android software and for the first time found myself genuinely keen to download a game.  The game in question – Zookeeper. Why? Because its probably the one game I wasted months of my life to … Continue reading

Microsoft Surface midnight release – Seriously?

One thing Microsoft has is a thick skin.  Over the last few years they have put me in mind of that person probably most of us know.  The one who whilst doesn’t get invited to parties always manages to invite themselves.  The one who lives off past “glories” with a big, brash attitude that always … Continue reading

APP FOCUS: Blowtorch 1.1.3 for Android & a consideration of MUD

I am encouraged by the the release of ebook readers and their massive popularity.  As readers of this blog and listeners to the audio-cast will know, I am not a big fan of TV & Film, infact if it wasn’t for the PS3 and the once a year tradition of Doctor Who, I’d happily throw … Continue reading

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