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Spacetime Studios Releases Popular iOS MMOs for Desktops, Also Makes Gaming History

Posted by Rob Rich on December 12th, 2011

I have two very notable things to mention here. First thing: Spacetime Studios, as previously indicated up there in rather large letters, has indeed released their two popular free-to-play iPhone/iPad MMORPGs on Chrome. I'm of course referring to Pocket Legends (desktop client found here) and Star Legends (client is this-a-way). iOS, Android, Mac, PC - they're up there for pretty much anyone to play now. And they're still as free as they ever were. This is no doubt an interesting bit of news for non mobile device-owning MMO enthusiasts, but there's a little more to the story. Hence the "Makes Gaming History" bit.

Second thing: What makes this even more awesome and worthy of the H-word is that either game can be played cross-platform with each and every device they're available for, thanks in no small part to the incorporation of Google's Chrome Native Client (NaCl) with the Spacetime Engine. What all this means is that someone on an iPhone can play simultaneously with others who are using an Android phone, tablet or home computer. It's all handled by one lone global server. Not only is this extremely cool, it also opens up all manner of possibilities for the future. At least I hope it does.

Color me impressed. Of course, this is just one guy's opinion. I'm curious to see what the rest of the community (148apps and beyond) makes of all this.

myPhoneDesktop - Chrome to iPhone Extension

Posted by Chris Hall on October 1st, 2010
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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Anyone who has used myPhoneDesktop knows that it is a fantastic tool for streamlining your onscreen workflow. Instead of having to type line after line into your phone directly, you can use myPhoneDesktop to type from your computer directly into your phone. It really is fantastic for sending long SMS messages, bringing large amounts of notes with you on the go, typing long addresses for use in Google Maps, or sending batch pictures.

To make things even easier, the team at myPhone Desktop created the Chrome to iPhone extension, allowing users to effortlessly send data from the Google Chrome browser.

The main features of myPhoneDesktop Chrome to iPhone Extension are:

* Utilizes Push Notifications to simplify workflow
* Send selection as plain text
* Recognize and send URL’s in selection
* Recognize and send image URL’s in selection
* Recognize and send phone numbers including Vanity e.g. 1-800-MY-APPLE
* Show a list of Web page elements when selection contains multiple content types (text, images, URL’s) allowing you to choose which information you want to send to iDevice
* Can send large article of up to 40 thousand characters
* Send current Web page URL if nothing is selected on the page
* Send current Google Map location or route without a need to select its URL
* Ability to specify default action to execute on iDevice per each data type
* Support for Multiple accounts and support for multiple iDevices (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) to allow dealing with multiple devices from the same computer
* Quick switching between accounts

If you are already a user of myPhoneDesktop and use Google Chrome as your browser, simply download the Chrome extension from the extensions site. Enjoy!