168w ago - Today Spanish site Teknoconsolas.es (linked above) has posted the first release of PS3 Game Ripper v1.0, which is a homebrew application that allows you to reduce the size of PlayStation 3 game backups, followed shortly by version 2.0 which reportedly shrinks images even better and 3.0 followed by 3.1 below.
To quote, roughly translated: Lande, known PSP programmer has ported its PS3 UMDRipper the environment and has created what it called PS3 Game Ripper.
Basically what this application is to reduce the size of the PS3 backups. To detect this file as AT3 sounds, videos M2TS and MTS, dummies and different languages, allowing the removal of them and thus obtaining a copy of inferior size. Also automatically detects and removes the update of the game.
194w ago - Today Yahoo detailed a recently approved Apple iPhone application named Line2 by Toktumi, Inc. that allows users to sidestep AT&T among other handy things for just a dollar.
Below is a demo video of Line2 in action, and to quote from the article on the app's feature highlights:
"Line2 gives your iPhone a second phone number - a second phone line, complete with its own contacts list, voice mail, and so on.
Your second line can be an 800 number, if you wish, or you can transfer an existing number.
Line2 also turns the iPhone into a dual-mode phone. That is, it can make and receive calls either using either the AT&T airwaves as usual, or - now this is the best part - over the Internet. Any time you're in a wireless hot spot, Line2 places its calls over Wi-Fi instead of AT&T's network.
Line2 also runs on the iPod Touch. When you're in a Wi-Fi hot spot, your Touch is now a full-blown cellphone, and you don't owe AT&T a penny.
Turns out Wi-Fi calls don't use up any AT&T minutes. You can talk all day long, without ever worrying about going over your monthly allotment of minutes. Wi-Fi calls are free forever.
Well, not quite free; Line2 service costs $15 a month (after...
207w ago - Update: The Final Fantasy XIV site has now been updated officially to reflect this.
Last week we reported that Square Enix launched Final Fantasy XIV Beta application sign ups, however, these currently do not include the PS3 version of the title.
The good news is that Siliconera.com (linked above) has revealed that those who got their hands on a copy of Final Fantasy XIII also should have received a campaign code used to apply for the PlayStation 3 Final Fantasy XIV Beta.
As of now, there's no other way to get access to it!
To quote: "The Final Fantasy XIII bonus item does two things.
The twenty digit code packaged with the first shipment of Final Fantasy XIII gives future Final Fantasy XIV players a secret item when the MMO debuts next year.
Before that happens, the campaign code is also a ticket to apply for the PlayStation 3 Final Fantasy XIV Beta."