Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

Visual Studio Updated With Bing Code Search

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

When writing code in Visual Studio, you may find that you have to pull code samples from StackOverflow or MSDN. You would normally just have to copy and paste the code over and then make some modifications so it fits in with your previously written code. Now Microsoft is making it easier to do through Bing.

Google Releases List Of Beautifully Designed Apps

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Just last week, Google revealed what it felt were the best games available for Android devices. While games may make up a large portion of Android’s catalog of apps, they’re by no means the only apps available. For all the other apps, Google has released a list of what it considers to be the most beautifully designed Android apps.

More Quick Actions Buttons Added To Gmail

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Earlier this year, Google added quick action buttons in Gmail. They appear on messages in the inbox, and allow users to take action on them without even having to open them.

Some Things to Like About WordPress 3.6

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

WordPress 3.6, dubbed “Oscar” in honor of the great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson released this week with some substantial, if not mind blowing, feature updates.

New Chrome Beta Gets Speed Boost And Notifications

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Google Chrome already holds the distinction of being one of the fastest, if not the fastest, browsers around. Now Google is working to make it even faster with the latest update to its Chrome beta client.

The Future of Dart Talked About By Google Developers

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

In 2011, Google introduced the Dart programming language as an alternative to JavaScript. It’s been a little over a year now since it launched. It’s come a long way since then, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.

Tips For Building Maps In Chrome DevTools

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Google has posted a new video to its Developers YouTube channel about using Chrome DevTools when building maps or visualizations. It’s actually an episode of Google’s Google Maps Garage, hosted by Brendan Kenny and Paul Saxman, who share “techniques for using the DevTools to save time and sanity”.

Unity Plugins Added To Game Development Tools By Amazon

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Mark my words – Unity is going to be the next big game engine that everybody uses. Unreal Engine is still going to be the go to development suite for big budget console and PC games, but more and more mobile developers will be turning to Unity for its ease of use and wide array of user created assets. The folks at Amazon obviously realize this, and are taking preemptive measures to make it easy for Unity developers to craft games for its platforms.

3D Modeling Comes To Kinect For Windows

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Kinect For Windows is one of Microsoft’s best projects to date. It’s a bit gimmicky and not that great for games, but it’s been amazing for app developers on the PC. Back in September, a developer created an email system for his mother who suffered from aphasia after a stroke. Now Microsoft is adding a new tool that will inspire a whole new range of applications.

Understanding The PDF File Format – Custom Font Encodings

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

One very powerful feature of the PDF file specification is the ability is the option to create custom font encodings. This means that for each font you can choose exactly what glyph value the text index values used in the Tj command map onto. This has a number of advantages, including:-