159w ago - Today NZHawk has shared on his blog (linked above) what he calls a little find, specifically how to place PS3 apps into different PlayStation 3 XMB categories.
To quote: "Well I was talking to DarkHacker about param.sfo files and that. He asked me to try changing the CATAGORY string to 'HM' and see what it did.
It made the package install under the PlayStation Network catagory on the XMB. DarkHacker and I then worked out the rest of the catagories that its possible to install and run hombrew applications to the XMB, and found them all except Users, Settings and Friends (which all seem to be filled with the XML files in the VSH flash folder).
String / Category HM / Playstation Network
CB / Network
HG / Game
AV / Video
AM / Music
AP / Photo
AT / TV
I thought this was quite interesting, and would be great if we could add a Hombrew catagory to the xmb and make all hombrew apps install under it to make some hombrew standard, much like the wii has. (Also has anyone though about making a database of hombrew Title IDs to keep track?)
Oh, and its possible to change this location after install via application settings."
Thanks to PSGroove for the news tip and to Jes03 for posting this a...
From the ReadMe file: I offer a tool to manage the list of PS3 games locally and on a PS3 (via FTP).
• You can specify multiple directories containing games
• The search for a list of games on a PS3 Ftp
• It retrieves the image, the id, name, file date, the minimum OS version and the version of the game
• You can copy the games from the list
• You can print the list or save it to a text file.
• You can aiso view images of the game
• It may be in English language.
• You can specify the colors of the list
• You can resize the window and the columns...
163w ago - Over the last few weeks we've seen several PS3 game update PKG finder applications and Web frontends arrive, including two more today along with a simple guide for those seeking to learn how find PS3 Package updates on their own.
174w ago - Quite awhile back we reported on a PS3 iTrophies iPhone PS3 Trophy application, and today MyGadgetNews.com (linked above) has announced the arrival of PSN Go which brings Sony's PlayStation Network to Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch.
According to the app's author Juan Xavier Larrea, PSN Go is designed for hardcore PS3 gamers and iPhone owners that retrieves your PlayStation Network friends stats such as their level and progress, online status, avatars, latest games, trophies and much more.
Currently the PSN Go application is on version 1.1.2 offering numerous UI improvements and several bug fixes and is $1.99 on the iTunes App Store.
Finally, a demo video and feature listing for the PlayStation Network and PS3 app dubbed PSN Go for iPhone / iPod Touch are available below for those interested.
PSN Go Main Features:
• Sign in securely using your PSN credentials. PSN Go automatically retrieves your friends.
• An organized Friends List. Grouped by status (Online, Offline, etc.)
198w ago - Today PS3Center.net (linked above) has ran across a free new iPhone application dubbed Pocket Blu, which essentially turns your iPhone into a Blu-ray player and PS3 remote control.
It can be downloaded from the iPhone App Store and is being labeled as "the perfect utility application to compliment your Blu-ray movie watching experience."
The app is also also available for Blackberry and Android devices.
• Pocket BLU enabled Blu-ray discs
• BD-Live enabled Blu-ray player
• Pocket BLU enabled device
• Wi-Fi connection
Current Pocket BLU enabled Blu-ray discs: Bruno, Funny People, Public Enemies, Inglourious Basterds, American Pie 7 - American Pie Presents: Book of Love, 9, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassin's Ball, Couples Retreat, Cirque du Freak, and Fourth Kind.