Tag Archive: Engine


All the things Apple could fix with its own search engine

Earlier this week I wrote out about an Apple job advertisement for someone to lead a team for a project called Apple Search. While most likely to refer to an already existing technology (in the same way that previous search…

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All the things Apple could fix with its own search engine

Earlier this week I wrote out about an Apple job advertisement for someone to lead a team for a project called Apple Search. While most likely to refer to an already existing technology (in the same way that previous search…

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Apple may be about to take on Google with its own search engine

Having gone “thermonuclear war” on Google after it discovered that it was following Apple into smartphones, Apple may be about to turn the tables on its Mountain View rivals — by entering the search engine business. Apple is currently looking…

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How to Change the Default Safari Search Engine in iOS

When you tap on the URL bar in Safari on your iPhone or iPad and enter a phrase or term to search for, that search gets carried over to a search engine to find results, and on you go (unless you’re opting for on-page search). Many users don’t realize this, but you can actually customize … Read More

Apple is getting ready to ditch Google as search engine for iOS and OS X

Apple has spent a great deal of time distancing itself from Google ever since its erstwhile partner launched Android back in 2008. Google Maps and YouTube haven’t been bundled as default apps on iPhones or iPads for years, and rumors…

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Marissa Mayer Wants Yahoo To Be Safari’s Default Search Engine

Having seen its shares jump recently, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has another plan she hopes will continue her company’s turnaround: convincing Apple to adopt Yahoo as the default search engine for Safari on iOS. Yahoo has reportedly been working on…

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Poodle.FM, A Search Engine For Podcasts

Ever wondered which episodes of our own CultCast feature conversations about WWDC? Or which episodes of the original The Talk Show have Dan Benjamin and John Gruber discussing a Bond movie? Then try Poodle.FM, an experimental search engine for podcasts from the folks behind the podcatcher app Instacast. Poodle.FM has been steadily evolving since it […]

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EA Announces Frostbite Go Game Engine For Android & iOS

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EA has confirmed that it is developing a mobile version of its Frostbite game engine called Frostbite Go for Android and iOS. The engine will empower “EA game developers with Frostbite’s proven excellent workflows and features to bring true Frostbite experiences to all major mobile platforms,” EA says on its website.

Frostbite is used to power some of EA’s best console titles, including Battlefield and Need for Speed, so the prospect of seeing it on mobile is  [Read More…]

Google Confirms It Will Drop WebKit For Blink Rendering Engine In 10 Weeks

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Google has confirmed that it will drop WebKit for its own rendering engine called Blink in “around 10 weeks.” The company has already begun testing Blink in Chrome Canary builds — the beta version of its popular browser — but it will rollout the change to stable Chrome builds with version 28 for both desktops and Android devices.

Google confirmed the move during a Q&A video with the Chrome developer community, which  [Read More…]

EA-Owned Game Studio Dice Looking For Engineer To Port Frostbite Engine To Mac OS X

Frostbite games on Mac? Yes, please

Sweden-based DICE game studio, owned by EA and known for high-end console and PC games like Mirror’s Edge and BattleField, recently posted a job advertisement for a Mac OS X Engineer to work on the company’s Frostbite gaming engine.

Here’s hoping that as many EA games as use the Frostbite engine will come to Mac OS X in the coming years.

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