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Letterpress – a word game

October 24, 2012 | 1 If you are interested in finding a fun new game to enjoy with your friends on the iPhone, Letterpress is an extremely fun and competitive strategy and word game that can be played with friends. The idea of this application is to quickly find words using the letters that are available on the game board. Each time you are able to find a word the spaces in which the letters that made up the word were found will be colored in your team color. The object is to completely fill the board with your team Read more [...]

FoldingText

October 21, 2012 | An Automatic To-do List, Timer and Outlining Allow Folding Text To Edit Text Like Never Before. FoldingText from the Mac App Store is an app from the Jesse Grosjean’s Hog Bay Software, a company that has made some remarkable distraction free Writing apps, a trend that they started back in the days in 2008. These were not only nice for writing plain text but it made them all simple so that you could use them whenever you want, wherever you want it. So, to add to that genre, this little company Read more [...]

How to Clear Your iCloud Photo Stream From Your Web Browser

October 12, 2012 | Upgrading to iOS 6 on your iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad automatically syncs all of the photo streams on your device with your iCloud account. Any photo that you take is then automatically backed up to the iCloud service for safe keeping. Copies of these photos are accessible through your Web browser by logging into iCloud. Clearing your iCloud photo stream removes these copies from the actual iCloud service but not from your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. You can clear your iCloud photo stream using Read more [...]

J2ObjC: A Java to iOS Objective-C translator

September 14, 2012 | We are proud to announce the open source release of J2ObjC, a Google-authored translator that converts Java source code into Objective-C source for iPhone/iPad applications. J2ObjC enables Java code to be part of an iOS application’s build, as no editing of the generated files is necessary. The goal is to write an application’s non-UI code (such as data access, or application logic) in Java, which can then be shared by Android apps, web apps (using GWT), and iOS. J2ObjC is not a Java Read more [...]

A Look Back At Video Game History – Do You Remember Pac Man, Space Invaders And Super Mario Brothers?

September 13, 2012 | Of all the things that the 1970's produced, there are few that made as big of a cultural impact as video games. Theres no question about it: video games have been a significant force in society and one of the most popular leisure pursuits. Chances are if you're under the age of 45, you played them, some of us a lot. There was Atari, Intellivision and Colecovision. Don't forget Sega and Nintendo. And if you remember those days of the late 70's and early 80's, you recall that the games relied on Read more [...]

A brief history of Tetris

September 12, 2012 | 1 Tetris was the first computer game that involved falling tetromino pieces that the game player must align in order to create an unbroken line which subsequently disappears in order to free up more game play space. If the player is unable to make an unbroken line, the game play space quickly gets crowded until the point where no more space is available and the game is over. The game of Tetris was first programmed in 1985 in the former Soviet Union by Alexey Pazhitnov. It ran on a machine called Read more [...]

Upgrading iOS Over The Air

June 10, 2012 | 2 iOS is the name given to the operating system that runs on mobile devices from Apple like the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. This unique operating system is designed to respond not to keyboard taps or a mouse like on a regular desktop or laptop, but to your own fingers tapping on the screen. Previous versions of iOS required you to connect your device to a computer via a USB cable in order to perform an update. With iOS version 5.0 and later, you can perform this update even if you’re nowhere near Read more [...]

App News This Week

June 8, 2012 | 2 It's been a busy week so check out the new updates, schedules, and thermostats! Fantastical Updates! Fantastical is one freakin awesome app! We love and use it everyday, and now, it's been updated with some new features! The new version, 1.3, was released this past Thursday. 1.3 adds support for Reminders for iOS and iCal, which will work perfectly with 10.8 Mountain Lion, probable to release at WWDC. Other small bugs and changes were made including the fix for sending out responses to Read more [...]

LiveReload: Saving time in development

June 2, 2012 | 2 LiveReload is one of the most anticipated and effective software nowadays because it efficiently monitors the file system changes. When you save any type of file in your computer, it is preprocessed and any type of browser you use is refreshed. If you also change an image or a CSS file, the browser will be instantly updated. LiveReload is located in the menu bar. It effectively works with browsers such as Mobile Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. If you enable web sockets, it will also work Read more [...]

App Store Deals of the Week!

May 31, 2012 | 3 Check out this weeks deals from the Mac App Store, including controlling your iTunes or Spotify with gestures and a note taking app that sits in your menu bar. Flutter is a small app that lets  you control Spotify, iTunes, QuickTime and VLC using hand gestures with your Mac's built-in webcam. A simple gesture is all it takes to play/pause these applications. Bot Square Inc, Flutter developer, is adding more gestures, but be sure to catch this app while it's free! Flutter - Mac App Store Doit.im Read more [...]