Tag Archives: software

App? There’s a Word for That

"App" isn't just a shortened word and a new slang term; it's a word for a shortened, slang application, says game designer and critic Ian Bogost. It's breaking the dominance of applications suites of oldand perhaps shattering the aesthetics of computing along the way.

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AutoCAD Makes a Triumphant Return to Mac

18 years ago, a little application by the name of AutoCAD, also known as Photoshop for engineers, vanished from the Mac platform into the oblivion of Windows PC exclusivity. After almost two decades of avoidance, AutoCAD has finally made its way back onto the Mac OS. The transition to Mac appears to have been a smooth one. The GUIs are ...

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Motorized Window Curtain Automatically Follows Peeping Toms

For some people, the easy way out just doesn’t cut it. You could make a good argument that it would have been much easier just to get a curtain that comfortably fit in front of the whole window, or find some blinds that would scare people away. Even a shower curtain would work. But it’s the principle of the thing! ...

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Video Airbrushing: New Software Can Digitally Improve Physique of Actors

Airbrushing of celebrities was a hot button for a few years. Magazines were lambasted by blogs for their sometime extreme removal of girth from celebrities, models and public figures. Nowadays, airbrushing is more of a joke. An excuse to poke fun at the Photoshop disaster that many magazine covers have become. A new piece of software is bringing the airbrushing ...

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MiBeerAge iPhone App Tells You Exactly How Old Your Beer Is

You might not have known this but to the beer connoisseur, the finest brews are best served within 30 days of their bottling. So those three year old bottles of Heineken collecting dust in your fridge garage? Yeah, slightly past their prime. But hey, at least the caps are still usable. The MiBeerAge iOS application tells you exactly how old ...

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