Being stuck with a graphic that was created for a different purpose or platform can be discouraging. Knowing how to resize that graphic with sharper, crisper edges can make all the difference in the world.
The deal will help ARM-based mobile devices to support increasingly photo-realistic gaming effects, and Geomerics will also continue development for consoles and other platforms.
Indie developers will see some of their costs shrink to develop for Xbox Live, as [email protected] now offers free access to the Unity game engine.
Apple unveiled its new interactive textbooks Thursday at its media event in NYC. Here’s a look at how those textbooks work on the iPad. Early impressions? Wish I could go back to high school. Still, these textbooks definitely have room to grow.
The “uncanny valley”– the quality of an animation or robot looking close to, but not exactly like, real life — may be set to get even smaller. MIT researchers have developed new computing techniques for reproducing the slight natural blur of moving objects in animation.
Considering purchasing a new iMac? Here’s a look at what the new models can do, compared to the previous generation, as per Apple in a call Tuesday morning with GigaOM. The key takeaway here is that these new iMacs are very, very fast.
I’m addicted to Plants vs Zombies. When an “HD” version for the iPad was announced, I gladly ponied up the $9.99. I already owned the iPhone game, but then I thought that it would be a great comparison of iPhone versus iPad games.
Intel’s latest Atom platform for netbooks doesn’t always play nicely with 1080p video. You could add hardware, but Jolicloud has a software solution. Their newest netbook operating system supports 1080p quite nicely and here’s the video proof!
If you’re having problems with your new 27-inch iMac, you’ll be interested to know that Apple (s aapl) released a fix via Software Update for the machines that’s said to resolve screen flicker issues. Now your expensive new purchase will only disappoint you in two or three other ways.
Many users are also reporting issues with cracked screens and yellow tinting on the displays, with a gradient from cool to warm as you move from top to bottom down the monitor. I had the latter issue on two replacement iPhone 3GSes, too, so I can’t help but wonder if Apple’s increased ability to move product isn’t affecting quality control. Read More about Firmware Update Could Maybe Resolve One of iMac’s Problems, At Least
It can’t beat the recent free Mac Heist giveaway (what could?), but a new Mac software bundle does offer a lot of good applications for a steeply discounted price. The somewhat awkwardly named MacGraPhoto bundle provides seven graphics applications for the same amount that one alone would normally set you back, $39.99.
The seven apps are all new to me, but they seem to have garnered favorable reviews and even some official accolades from Apple (s aapl) itself. They also cover quite a range, meaning that no two really duplicate the functions or features of the others. Here’s a brief rundown of the apps you get in the bundle. Read More about MacGraPhoto Bundle: Grab 7 Graphics Apps for Cheap