Apple has famously spurned Adobe's Flash technology that's used for, among other things, streaming video on the Internet. Steve Jobs doesn't like Flash and says that the new html5 standard, which is already built into the iPad, is the wave of the future. If you want to see how it works, Revision3, an Internet TV network, recently upgraded their website so that all of their streaming video uses html5 — and is therefore viewable on the iPad. They have a range of specially produced programming, including shows that review apps, HD technology and videos, computer games, movies, and a couple dozen more.
I have been a big fan of mind mapping software since my good friend and former co-worker Glenn Ferrel introduced the concept to me nearly 10 years ago. He showed me how a complex project or process with multiple relationships could be easily described and managed using the mind map approach. This allows relationships to be clumped together to help show relationships between concepts and activities. These ideas branch out from a centralized theme or objective and fluidly show the connections between the thoughts, ideas and objectives identified. Unlike more strict and discrete project management tools like Gantt charts, mind maps allow free association/disassociation as ideas formulate, shift and re-synthesize into a more crystalized state. The best us
As I've been selected to lead the iPhone training courses for a big lecturing company, I've been really busy preparing my own material for it and leading initial test courses to get the material right and well-taught. (At the moment, I'm around at page 700 and have already discussed a lot of stuff like Xcode's secrets, graphics, networking and the like. I've prepared all the sample programs and screenshots in English so that I can, when there is need for it, more easily translate the entire stuff into English.)
Earlier we covered the saga of Gizmodo's buying and showing off the forthcoming iPhone that was inadvertently lost by an Apple employee. Now a second one has surfaced in Vietnam (see embedded video in this post). One never knows if this is genuine.
Apple has finally hinted at a wifi fix for the iPad http://bit.ly/cvWaXd despited dragging their feet regarding it being a problem with the iPad. Currently the official fix from Apple is to basically check and reset your router... Hmmm the dozens of wireless systems I've been on over the past month can't all be set up wrong.
I have been looking for a small functional bag for the iPad. I do not mind spending the money for a quality bag but for something like that, I would prefer to see it and handle it first. I have been checking best Buy but they have not cut it for selection. I also checked Target because they are local and sometimes have some nice bags. So, I went to some tag sales yesterday (a.k.a. yard sales, garage sales) and found a brand new Swiss Army bag that I thought may work. The price I paid; $5.00. I figured I had nothing to lose. If it did not fit, I would use it for Geocaching.
Sure enough, I got it home and it fits great. The retail links are below for one site where you can get further information on it.
Have you ever been frustrated because a really fun (or potentially fun) game is marred by one feature? It’s even worse when that feature is critical to game play. Unfortunately, Dungeon Run is just such a game. The game is a nice variation of a cool concept. It looks good, sounds good, and has a nice assortment of levels to keep you busy for a while. Sadly, the controls will make sure that you stay busy on some levels a lot more than you need to. I hope they revisit the controls some day, because it definitely makes the difference between a mediocre and really good game in this case.
A game whose play involves catapulting involves catapulting birds into castles occupied by green pigs hardly sounds like the stuff of a winner. But Angry Birds ($0.99) is the top-selling game in the App Store — and so popular that it got written up in the Wall Street Journal a couple days ago. It has an astonishing 25,000 five-star ratings in the App store. It has two key components: it's fun and addictive.
You gotta give props to a game where the enemies form a giant version of Pong to kill you. The retro-gamer gag is clearly on me, as I can't seem to survive more than about a minute and a half in this game. Tilt To Live is a well-done, and engaging enemy avoidance challenge not too un-like Spirit (see my review here). The game's difficulty seems to ramp up exponentially, and trying to squirm around and between the angry red dots quickly becomes all but impossible!