Thursday, 23 September 2010

Google to turn off web change tracking in Reader

Google has announced that it's going to remove the support for tracking changes on non-RSS feed web-pages. 

While it's apparently not a massively used feature, I've used it a bit to track when sites have been updated, and it did prove really useful. 

They recommend using an alternative, like page2rss.  From a quick search - other another alternative appears to be WebRSS or FeedBlitz

To be honest though, I don't really want to sign up to another 3rd party site just to feed the google feed. 

I think I'll just check those sites manually. 

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Krazy Kart Racing - Cross platform multiplayer!

Last night I discovered that Krazy Kart Racing by Konami was available on my Android based Samsung Galaxy S, so had a few games, then we had a few multiplayer games over the local wifi.

The game is a pretty good Mario Kart type game, controlled by the tilt sensors, and by tapping the screen to release powerups and weapons.   It's good fun, and has all the things you'd expect from this kind of game - unlockable levels, power ups, good choice of kart and characters.. 

Today, I realised it's also available on the iPhone iOS operating system, so I downloaded it on my iPod to see if they'd actually done multiplayer that was cross-platform compatible.  At this stage I really didn't expect it to work.