Posts Tagged ‘ Software ’

Mozilla Labs – Ubiquity

An experiment into connecting the Web with language.

I’m using this at the moment, its still in very early stages but seems to be working well.

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Aim

Hi Readers,

New aim from me as the publisher of this blog.

To write up an evaluation of a new peice of software that I’ve downloaded and tried every week.

I’ve already done this a couple of times, but each one lack information – more of just a pointer to where the software comes from and what it does.

http://bit.ly/bLVWnI

http://bit.ly/bkAmV2

Thanks, Keep Reading!

A Design Student.

iPad vs iPhone

Relax, the iPad isn't going to kill the iPhone

Taken from TUAW – “The Unofficial Apple Weblog”

Relax, the iPad isn’t going to kill the iPhone!

There are ways I want to use my iPhone. There are ways I want to use my iPad. And I’m perfectly happy owning both. Because there are things the iPhone does really well (GPS stuff, iPod listening stuff, and so forth) that make it pocket-awesome and there are things the iPad does and will do well (eBook reading, bigger Web pages, better movie size, iWork) that make it backpack-awesome.

Loving one does not mean you have to stop loving the other. Any parent can tell you that.

Sure, the iPad with its 3G-assisted Skype service may be able to allow me to chat comfortably with others. And that’s not a bad thing. In fact, I seriously look forward to doing exactly that while traveling cross country with the family. But the iPad’s ability to subsume iPhone functionality does not make the iPhone obsolete.

There’s a reason why I haven’t hooked up my Mac mini to a portable UPS system to carry along with a keyboard and monitor to my local Starbucks. Form does matter. And it matters just as much as function. The iPhone isn’t going anywhere any time soon. It complements the iPad rather than replaces it. Long live the iPhone. Long live the iPad.

Now using Schoolhouse

@rmdesignstudent is now using SchoolHouse!

“Schoohouse is designed for students who need an easy, quick and powerful way to manage what they need to work on.”

Is has some great features like automatic grade calculation, smart criteria and file attachments make organizing your tasks simple. Schoolhouse 3 builds on this by adding better customization, support for in-app websites, MobileMe syncing and more.

Download it here

Screenshot from Schoolhouse App.

iPad

iPad

Keynote Speech from Steve Jobs – Director and Chief Executive of Apple, introducing the Apple iPad.

The point of the iPad is too find a product in between the iPhone and MacBook.

Steve Jobs introducing the iPad

All of the built-in apps on iPad were designed from the ground up to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen. And they work in any orientation. So you can do things with these apps that you can’t do on any other device.

Take a look around these links and make up your mind weather to buy one.

3D Images of Haiti

New 3-D aerial images of Haiti will aid recovery and research!

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New three-dimensional radar and hi-resolution aerial images of Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas released starting Friday could boost both recovery and research efforts in Haiti in the wake of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck on Jan. 12.

Satellite images and aerial photos have been important resources, but the flatness of those images makes it hard for viewers to identify what they’re looking at.

“We have dozens of points located along [a satellite image of] the fault with annotations after these points saying things like, ‘I don’t know. This may be a footpath or maybe it is a fracture,’” said U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Ken Hudnut, who’s been trying to map the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault that caused the earthquake. “With the resolution of the [old] imagery … it’s hard to be conclusive.”

On Thursday, remote-sensing scientists from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York began collecting new aerial images of the Port-au-Prince area. They’re using a twin-engine Piper PA-31 Navajo that houses numerous sensors, including a light-detection and ranging, or LiDAR, instrument that generates the 3-D data. It has a camera that shoots with enough resolution to make out cars and occasionally people and multiple infrared instruments that sketch out details invisible to the naked eye, such as hidden sources of heat and water.

Adobe Kuler

Using this for my Web Site Constructon Process… Really really handy!

Taken from Adobe.com

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