In the last few months, I have noticed that a lot of the websites that I have visited have been offering apps. It gets quite annoying after a while, as every time I visit the website, I am greeted by a modal pop-over asking me if I would like to install their app. The pop-over, invariably has a very large button to take you to Google Play Store (formerly known as “Android Market”) with a quite small link underneath it with a “continue to website” text. Continue reading
The main attraction of the smartphone systems available in the market is the ability of users to install applications. The ability of users to install applications on their phones is essentially what makes smarphones “smart”. The range of applications available is quite wide and they number in the tens of thousands to the millions. Continue reading
Since its 2.5 update, Blender has been the go to 3D software for a lot of people. Its updated interface has brought it closer to being user-friendly, especially compared to the version I began learning on, 2.49. Even though there are still some rough edges, it is now a lot more palatable for people beginning their 3D modelling and animation journey. Continue reading
Yesterday, I was inspired to try to install an interesting plugin for Google Sketchup (partly because it is free) called Maxwell Render. The company that produces the plugin is also currently running a competition if you’re interested in entering. So I went to their website and downloaded the plugin, which is a Zip archive with a few files and folders in it. Continue reading
I have been spending a lot of time on the computer these days. Virtually everything I do these days involve the use of the browser and an internet connection. What has caught my attention recently, though, is that many software has followed Google’s lead in releasing perpetual Betas. I use Aptana, Thunderbird and Firefox regularly and they all regularly ask to be updated so instead of getting something done in two minutes you have to spend ten or even fifteen minutes while the software you want to use is updating. I am not opposed to updates, but isn’t there a better way or time to update the software than at start up (usually in the ” I have two minutes to do this thing” mode)?