I remember a friend who was working for an independent Apple retailer when Apple made the switch from PPC to Intel. This was back in 2005, and there was a great buzz in the community about how great a change it was.How it might make Apple computers more affordable, how it might increase compatibility and cross-platform opportunities for Mac users, and how it would simply be a much better world with Apple using Intel chips. But there was also a great deal of buzz around existing Macs becoming legacy machines far earlier, that compatibility issues with existing Mac software would arise, and that it would turn Apple into just another run-of-the-mill computer manufacturer. Continue reading
Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of peoplehave started to do lately. And while being a programmer might not be for everyone, there is a lot to be said about gaining a better, more educated view of how all those pixels get moved around all those screens. Continue reading
The Windows 8 app store might be new, but it’s quickly growing and the quality of applications are rapidly increasing. Despite the fact that Windows 8 is fresh out of the oven, developers are quickly releasing applications that are helping shape the future of Microsoft’s style formerly known as Metro.
Here’s a roundup of applications that are refreshing, offering a new design perspective and proves that Windows applications aren’t just following in the footsteps of Microsoft’s rivals. Continue reading