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Posts Tagged ‘application’

Dj’it Android Application

Throw a party, and spin away

When Google announced the open source mobile operating system, it reminded everyone of how the power of open source extends beyond desktops, it can now be experienced on the road via portable devices and mobile phones. Skeptical linux fans would’ve preferred the open-source community to come up with it first, but nevertheless, even if it is a huge corporation that…

Apple Fixes Mac’s Issues for a “Small Fee”

Apple patches up its OS, and charges for it

Just when you thought that Steve Jobs and Co were doing everything possible to get the last penny from its loyal consumers’ pockets, Apple have proudly introduced the release of Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), available for pre-ordering. Not only have they brought new features and fixed a load of bugs, but they are also offering their latest operating…

Sharing Screens With TeamViewer

TeamViewer Logo

If you are collaborating on a given project with someone else, whether on the technical or the business side, you have to rely on a handful of tools to ensure proper communication. After all, reaching a final quality product requires communication on the highest level, and this means: voice, chat, screen-sharing, remote control and file-sharing. And while there are quite…

Tweeting With TweetDeck

TweetDeck Interface

In an earlier post, I talked about what Twitter was originally made for, and what has become of it. Since the recent Twitter boom has reached all corners of the globe, and on many levels, there have been many third-party products and services introduced to the market to facilitate and improve the tweeting experience. After all, when you are following…

Should Adobe Slash Prices?

Adobe Photoshop Prices

If you are in any way related to the design and/or multimedia realm, chances are you heavily rely on a handful of Adobe’s products. In fact, even the regular users with minimal technical knowledge naturally run applications such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, and more recently, Rich Internet Applications built on AIR. There is no doubt that with the acquisition of…

Freelancing With “On The Job”

The On The Job icon

When you start growing as a freelancer,and begin to deal with more clients, you come to realize the importance of organization. If you are to become a successful freelance web designer, you need to be able to take advantage of the enormous collection of tools available (whether free or commercial) via the internet. I wanted to talk about On The…

Can GIMP Replace Photoshop?

As a web designer and a Linux supporter, I’m always left to ponder if I could really break off from Windows and Mac OS completely, and live exclusively with the penguin. Almost all applications that we work with today are free and/or open-source, with the huge majority making themselves at home on Ubuntu and the likes. However, there are a…

Can OpenOffice.org Compete With MS?

With the spread of open source alternatives to commercial applications, more and more users are going directly for free software, and might not even see the need to get a hold of bootleg copies of “professional” programs. Applications such as VLC, Filezilla or Firefox are obvious choices, and, coincidently, are completely free and open source. In fact, there are so…

What We Know About Google Chrome OS

On the 7th of July, technology giants Google announced that they will release their own Operating System late 2010. It seems like it was nothing more than the worst kept secret of recent times, as there is very little known about it, and nothing will become clear until we near its release in a year’s time. Having said that, there…

MAMP: Your Needs, On Your Local Mac

phpInfo

As a web designer, finishing up is always a long way’s away. In fact, it’s safe to assume that in most cases, there is more work done on the remote server, than on your local machine. While this will always remain a vital aspect of any website or online application, we can help minimalize time wasted communicating with the remote…