Apple To Launch Cross-Platform iOS And macOS Apps Next Year? : TECH : Tech Times

Teen Choice Awards 2016 predictions: Will Justin Bieber, Star Wars or Suicide Squad win big? Apple developers might soon start building apps that run on both iOS and macOS. If true, Apple wouldn’t be the first to take a cross-platform approach to apps, but it will still be a big deal.  ( Sean Gallup | Getty Images ) For Apple, the future might be cross-platform. … Continue reading Apple To Launch Cross-Platform iOS And macOS Apps Next Year? : TECH : Tech Times

Comment: Will Apple’s plans for cross-platform apps lead to the dumbing down of Mac apps?

There have long been rumors that Apple plans to eventually converge Macs and iOS devices into a single product line running the same operating system. I expressed my own concerns about this way back in 2013, though also listed some things from which we could draw reassurance. Apple has consistently denied the rumors, Tim Cook doing so with a particularly striking phrase back in 2012. You can … Continue reading Comment: Will Apple’s plans for cross-platform apps lead to the dumbing down of Mac apps?

Xbox chief says Sony won’t allow cross-platform Minecraft, probably never will

The release last month of the Better Together update for Minecraft brought together Minecraft players on most of the game’s many platforms: the Xbox One, Windows 10, mobile, and VR versions of the game now all use the same engine and can all play together without borders. Servers and content will be accessible from any Better Together platform. Microsoft has also announced that this version … Continue reading Xbox chief says Sony won’t allow cross-platform Minecraft, probably never will

Xbox boss Phil Spencer isn’t hopeful about PS4 cross-platform gaming

Xbox’s big boss Phil Spencer isn’t feeling particularly positive about cross-platform gaming with the PlayStation 4, as Sony doesn’t seem to be getting keen on the idea.  Microsoft has been working on expanding cross-platform play to both Sony and Nintendo, notably for Minecraft, but Spencer, in an interview with GameSpot, noted that only the latter has been keen to play nice with Redmond’s Xbox. “The … Continue reading Xbox boss Phil Spencer isn’t hopeful about PS4 cross-platform gaming

Would Cross-Platform for PUBG Work With PC and Xbox One? I Played Against PC Players Using an Xbox One Controller

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, with 10 million copies sold so far, is one of the biggest video game releases of the year. The fact that Microsoft managed to score publishing rights for the console release on the Xbox One is a big coup. So how does the PC game translate for consoles? I recently got a chance to play PUBG with an Xbox One controller against PC … Continue reading Would Cross-Platform for PUBG Work With PC and Xbox One? I Played Against PC Players Using an Xbox One Controller