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XMG: Apple's Incremental iPhone Updates Becoming a 'Concern'

But iPhone 5 to enjoy record opening weekend It's hard to fathom a solid thread when it comes to the reaction of iOS developers to iPhone 5. Canadian outfit XMG Studio, however, has probably offered the most comprehensive assessment of Apple's new handset to date. According to president and founder Ray Sharma, iPhone 5 will appeal to millions ofRead more

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XMG’s Ray Sharma on Why Mobile is the Remote Control for Transmedia Success

You may have heard of transmedia storytelling: a story that’s told across several different sorts of media.Transmedia doesn’t just have to be limited to a storyline though; the integration can extend to other mechanics, interactions and business models.It’s my contention that since smartphones are the most personal of computing devices, they are uniquely suited toRead more

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Apps Are Eating the Global Wireless Spectrum, Warns XMG's Ray Sharma

Apps consume 1,192 petabytes of data annually Consumers are expected to download over 32 billion apps in 2012. That's a staggering number by any measure. For example, it took iTunes more than eight years to accomplish a total of 16 billion songs downloaded. If we look at app download growth in terms of data consumption, theRead more

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Augmented Reality is Finally Ready for Commercial Success

Augmented reality became a mobile reality in late 2009. In truth, the concept for the technology has been around for much longer. The intermixing of virtual objects with the real world has caught our imagination for decades. And this technology has already been used for many years in fighter jets, providing flight information to pilotsRead more

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(Great Teams + Great Tools) x Creativity = Great Mobile Games

Great mobile games are built by great teams. Great teams build with great tools. When great teams build with great tools, creativity multiplies. And creativity is the fuel needed to find that addictive hook that leaves the user wanting to play just one more round. Developer tools empower the creative and allow for a quickRead more

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Hurray for Bollywood, Ont.

The private sector and government have worked long and hard together to develop a media and entertainment industry in Toronto. Today we have world-class creative talent, first-class studio facilities, TIFF, extensive post-production services and competitive tax advantages, which together have earned us the unoriginal nickname of Hollywood North. Now the potential exists to achieve similarRead more