Archive for March, 2012

What is BrowserQuest?

Posted: March 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

Mozilla recently launched a game called BrowserQuest. Its a HTML5 based 2D game that runs native in your supported web browser. BrowserQuest is a massively multiplayer game that doesn’t need any additional downloads to your device to run. It just a simple and addictive, small challenge game.  You can kill monsters and earn upgraded armor and weapons. You have achievements and you get achievements for finding a cake on the other end of two colored portals.

Check out the game and give me your first impressions in the comments below.

http://browserquest.mozilla.org/

At first glance, this is just amazing how Christopher Hills interacts with his computer, mouse, and his internet life.  He edits videos and loves to make changes to his website. He loves Apple but is also a PC fan. Please watch his video titled: One switch. One head. The world. He explains how he interacts with his computer in that video. The link to that video is below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cSSgndQ5mVs#!

Please take a look at Chris Pirillo’s article on lockergnome.com about Christopher Hills.

http://www.lockergnome.com/news/2012/03/27/christopher-hills-discovery-envoy/

Please re-post and make Christopher Hills known. It is really amazing how Christopher Hills interacts with his computer.

Galileo is a project in Santa Cruz, CA by Motrr. The Galileo is a really interesting project. It an iOS-controlled robotic iPhone platform. It rotate the iPhone physically and changes it’s orientation. You can control this robot with another iOS device. The platform can pan and tilt 360* at speeds of up to 200* per second in any orientation. Its a great tool for an advanced photographer and anyone who uses video chat a lot.

Check out this project and give me your feedback on it. Thank You.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/449163977/galileo-your-ios-in-motion

 

* This project wasn’t created or subtitled by me or the owner of GeekyGremlin.wordpress.com.

The game all of you Android fans have been waiting for is finally on Android. The game Temple Run was an amazing game on iOS and now its on Android. It was a really long wait but it was sure worth it. If your not a Temple Run fan, ignore this article. I’m just talking about some Android news. Don’t shot the messenger!!!

Here the link to the Google Play store to the Temple Run app.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imangi.templerun

iTunes was first released on January 9, 2001 at Macworld San Francisco. If you don’t know what iTunes is, then your probably don’t own an Apple device. iTunes is a media player program, used for downloading content like digital music, applications, books, and organizing media. iTunes was called iTunes since the first released version but don’t you think think that iTunes is a bad name for this great application. I mean, on iTunes you can download content – movies, applications, music, sync your Apple mobile devices, and managed content. I think iTunes is a inappropriate name because, as you can see, iTunes isn’t all about music anymore. It has evolved extremely. It even has its own social network integrated in it called Ping. In my opinion, Ping is just a feature in iTunes, not a huge thing.

So do you think Apple should or should not change iTunes to something else?

What would you think Apple should change iTunes to?

Tell me your thoughts in the comments. Thank you.

You probably always thought of or wanted to get free apps on your iOS device. There is a way to do it called jail-breaking but I, myself, don’t recommend it. Also that method is illegal because the app developers are not getting anything in return. You don’t need to wait much longer for a legal way. Its called FreeMyApps (http://www.freemyapps.com/). You might be asking how this works. Well, its basically you download a sponsor app from the FreeMyApps service. The service gives you app credits for a specific app you select you want to download. Then, when you download the sponsored app you can download your selected app for free. Its really simple. Here are some simple steps how to get FreeMyApps on your iOS device:

1)  On your iOS device, open up Safari and goto: http://www.freemyapps.com/

2) Once you are at the FreeMyApps homepage, a message will appear to install a profile to your iOS device. Accept it, its safe and legal and it will not harm your device. For quick access, add the FreeMyApps homepage to your bookmarks on your homescreen.

3) In the top right corner of the screen you will see your virtual credits. With these credits you can download free apps legally. Goto the “Sponsor Apps” tab and download some sponsored apps to get more credits.

4) When you get enough credits to download your wanted app, you just download it. It will redirect you to the Apple App Store but don’t touch anything on your device, its getting the code and getting the game. Please note that at this moment, FreeMyApps only works in the U.S. (U.S. iTunes Store) and not in any other countries.

I hope my tutorial was helpful and I hope you enjoy FreeMyApps and getting apps for free. Please stay tuned to this blog for more tutorials, tips, and tricks.

Note: I nor this blog didn’t make, create, or get paid to advertise FreeMyApps. The owner of this blog came across FreeMyApps and decided to do a tutorial on how to get it.

I am really sorry for not writing articles for the past few days. I was busy with a lot of school work and personal things. I hope I can get decent articles written.
Thank you for your patience.

I have change my daily routine of writing on my blog. I will be writing daily tech news articles and I will write a article every two days. This is just temporarily. I will revert back to my daily routine of writing articles in a couple of weeks. Thank you to my readers and community members.

The iPhone was introduced on  January 9, 2007 by Steve Jobs at the Macworld Convention. Jobs really believed that small tablet PC’s and PDA’s wasn’t an industry for Apple to get into. Apple wanted to get into the cell-phone industry. They started with the iPhone. When it was first introduced, Steve Jobs said, that the iPhone will revolutionize the phone. Was Steve Jobs quote right?

Mobile-phone came out in the early 1990’s. They completely changed how people communicated with each other. Think about the first mobile phone that was made. It was almost as big as a brick. It had a long antenna and the call quality was completely terrible compared to today. Those phones couldn’t get onto the internet nor have any entertainment options. Some probably didn’t even have screens. The first popular smart-phone came out in 1993. It was an IBM phone with a touchscreen and email. Then there was the Palm Pilot, then Windows CE, then Symbian, then Blackberry, and in 2007, the Apple iPhone. Android was developed around a year later and later came Windows Phone 7 and so on.

The iPhone at launch, for some, was really stupid and the OS was really “un-advanced”. After iPhone OS 2.0 came out, the iPhone got applications and a more variety of features. That’s when the iPhone was gaining some attention. Overall, the iPhone had a really slow and gradual popularity rate. People just didn’t like the iPhone and didn’t want it. When the iPhone 2G was introduced, this all somewhat changed. The iPhone was starting to get really big with many entertainment options and more features. It was a really unique phone at the time. The unique design is what made it so popular. Not many phones, back then during the iPhone 2G time, didn’t have touch-screens. Now if you take a look at the majority of smart-phones in the market, they all have touch-screens. Of course that there were touch-screen phones before the iPhone but the iPhone pushed that technology further. The iPhone set standards for the smart phone market.

So did the iPhone really revolutionize the phone? I would have to say yes. Think about what smart phones would be like today without Apple nor the iPhone. I would have to say, really different.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, revealed the iPad 3 today. It has many improvements including a Retna Display, better cameras and 4G LTE. Also, iOS 5.1 will be out later today and the Apple TV got an update.

Let’s talk about the iPad first. The iPad is a revolutionary tablet computer. Yes, I call it a computers because, think about it, what does your computer do that the iPad doesn’t do. Almost nothing, both can be connented to the internet and both are devices. I’ll talk about that topic in one of my future articles. Back to the iPad. Talking technically, the new iPad has a 9.7-inch  2048-by-1536-pixel resolution (264 pixels per inch (ppi)) Retna Touch Display. Apple stated that it has 10 hours of battery life. I hope that is true with this big of an improvement to the display. It has the new A5X chip, which is a dual-core low-power chip with quad-core graphics. In my opinion, the Retna display combined with this quad-core graphics processor will result in better images quality and responsiveness. It comes in the normal memory sizes of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. There are two models. The Wi-Fi only iPad, and the WiFi + 4G LTE iPad. The iPad currently supports only Verizon Wireless and AT&T carriers. The camera has also been updated to a 5MP (megapixel) iSight camera. The actual shape and body of the iPad hasn’t change much.

Unfortunately, Siri wasn’t build into the new iPad. My predictions are that the iPad isn’t always going to be connected to the internet because if you buy the WiFi only model you don’t always have internet. Siri needs the internet to work. Apple probably doesn’t want to ruin the amazing experience of Siri. Another thing that was rumored about the iPad was a quad-core processor. As you read before, Apple stayed with a dual-core processor but a quad-core graphics processor. That possible could improve some performance. There were a lot more rumors like a 128GB version of the iPad, a new design, and lighter weight but we unfortunately didn’t see that.

Apple also talked about iOS 5.1. It will add Siri in Japanese.

Apple also talked about some apps like iWork (minor improvements and added features) and Garageband. Garageband has got a few new features like Smart Strings, Note Editor, iCloud, and Sharing. Garageband will stay at the price of $9.99. Apple also launched an app called iPhoto. Apple basically is bringing the amazing iPhoto app for a Mac onto iOS. It has been reported that iPhoto can work with photos up to 19 megapixels in size! iPhoto will cost $4.99. Also iMovie for the Mac was updated bringing 1080p support for videos.

The Apple TV has been slightly updated with a new user-interface and the ability to play 1080p content. It will also have better integration with iCloud. Unfortunately, media and content streaming is still not available other than iCloud.

Apple also lowered the price of the iPad 2 to $399.99 (base model).

Do you think that the iPad 3 is worth upgrading from the iPad 2? Do you like or dislike some of the features?

If you don’t know who Chris Pirillo is, you should really take a look at the content he’s providing. Click the link below to view his Youtube Channel.

http://www.youtube.com/lockergnome

Chris Pirillo does live daily tech news videos. There are called TLDRs or The Lockergnome Daily Report. In the TLDR (linked below), Geeky Gremlin was featured as a back-link of the day. Please watch his TLDR (linked below). I got many new views on my blog and articles. If you would like to be featured in a TLDR for the back-link of the day, Chris Pirillo will tell you how to do it. Click the link below and go to  38:39  in the video.