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Talk to iPhone developers and they will tell you that game development for the iPhone is not hard. OK, that’s great for them, but what about us mere mortals that quake at the thought of having to write code. For us there is now alternative: GameSalad.com GameSalad is two products. T...
I have a good one, did you hear the joke about the telco who promised everything and started falling apart at the seems because we wanted it all? This may be the curse of AT&T.
Last week I wrote about WebKit including WebGL as part of the development code base. Today, FireFox code base also contains WebGL. WebGL is a technology that allows you to build 3D environments within the CANVAS element. How cool is that? Having a working code base is the first step to...
SmartPhones are taking the mobile phone industry by storm. The most popular of these phone brands includes the Apple iPhone, Palm’s Pre and an increasing number of Google Android phones. The challenge for any developer is to build solutions that will run across all of these platforms. ...
The latest code for WebKit, the Browser engine that powers Safari, Chrome, Android and WebOS for the Pre, now supports the new WebGL 3D rendering. The standard is based on OpenGL ES 2.0 and is managed by the Krohnos Group who manage OpenGL the 3D engine used by all groups not using Dir...
Sunday night Apple dropped the price of the Apple TV by $100 for the 160Gb model - this brings it down to $229. The smaller 40Gb model is now MIA - so long, little white Apple TV. The Apple TV area as a whole is an odd one for Apple. When you hear Tim Cook and Phil Schiller talk about ...
HTML 5 is making some things easier to use. The first is the DOCTYPE. Located at the top of a Web page before the opening BODY tag, the DOCTYPE describes the syntax for the page. The roots for the DOCTYPE lie in SGML. Bearing this in mind, all DOCTYPES for HTML 4 and XHTML require a DT...
The one's that have caught my eye are the deep discounts on the iPod Touches, particularly the iPod Touch 32 Gb - $120 is more than 25% price cut. There are rumors that Apple is having supply problems. The current slashed prices are probably to appease customers until the new, and more...
It used to be so easy to slam Microsoft. There are the 800lb gorilla with all the money that have done some shady business deals - but that is very much in the past. Today Microsoft keeps doing things that make it hard not to like them. They are going Open Source and being transparent ...
At the moment I am working on what I think is a very cool project: a book on HTML 5. There is so much news about HTML 5 that I thought I would use this blog to kind of pull together some of the emerging features. If you are new to HTML 5, then let me give you the nickel tour. HTM...
The "Got Talent" franchise is world wide and is running in dozens of countries (Simon Cowell must be making a fortune!!). The Ukraine winner is Kseniya Simonova who won with this amazing animation. If you look you will see that she is using only sand on top of a light table. It is ...
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced two new Adobe® Flash® Platform open source initiatives for developers, media companies and publishers. Open Source Media Framework (OSMF), part of the project previously code named Strobe, enables developers to quickly and easily...