Tuesday, October 18, 2011

How to make: Google + Facebook

This is a new series that will be starting, in which I will show you people how to make a logo of a famous company, easily in Photoshop CS5. You can adapt the lettering and words so they look different. So, this time I will be covering 2 simple logos, Google and Facebook.

What you will be needing-
Photoshop (any version)
For Google-
Catull Font
For Facebook-
Lucida Grande Font
Step 1-
Open up a new Photoshop canvas with a background color of white or #000000
Step 2-
Type in Google or your desired text onto the background layer
Step 3-
Change the color of the text to-
1st letter- Blue
2nd letter- Red
3rd letter- Yellow
4th letter-Blue
5th- Green
6th- Red
Or whatever you prefer
Step 1- 
Create a new Photoshop canvas with the background color of blue or #395795
Step 2-
Type in your desired text onto the canvas
Step 3-
Set the text color and font to white and Lucida Grande.

Stay tuned for the next tutorials which will be the McDonalds Logo, Starcraft logo, Apple logo and many more!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Playstation 3 review

The Playstation 3 (PS3) is a upgraded version from the Playstation 2 (PS2). It may be quite costly, but it is worth it if you can handle the ultimate gaming system. The PS3 comes with various application like, multiplayer, able to watch movies, go on the internet and of course games. There have been many technological advances, like the newly created PS store where you can buy games online. The multiplayer has also evolved further then ever before. Now you are able to talk to friends that are on your friends list and play with many other people online.

The controllers are also a very new thing that the Playstation team has done. The controllers are now wireless which lets players play more further away from the Ps3. This allows people to have more comfit well playing and no fear of accidentally pulling out the plug from the PS3. If your controller is running low on batteries, it will tell you on the t.v screen.

A very good system that Sony has included in the PS3 is the able to watch tvnz on demand and allowing people to go on the internet. The downside to this, is it takes quite a lot of time to open tvnz on demand and it wastes internet.

Another downfall of the PS3 is the video games. Brand new games cost 100-120 dollars and that is a lot for just a disc. The PS3 itself is about 500 dollars depending on the amount of GB it has. The PS3 is also very heavy so you should only put it near a t.v, so you don't need to move it so much.

I think the good things over weigh, but at the end it is up to you if you want to buy the PS3

Starcraft 2 review

Starcraft 2 is a really fun and challenging game to play. It is a real time strategy game so it is a game that can improve on gaming knowledge. The game is based on 3 races, Terran, Protoss and Zerg. The aim of the game is to build structures then you train units to kill their base to win.

Zerg is a race of swarm, it consists of bugs and creatures that are not very good looking. It is a race that must need a lot of control, speed and knowledge to play the race. It is a race that can be enjoyed if you can play correctly

Protoss is a race of creatures from out of space. It is a race that has strong units and hard to deal with if it is in a massive group. They take time to get use to and needs a lot of control to handy the race.

Terran is a human military forces that are made from structure. The units are usually in a group and are very fast and strong. The Terran are The main race in Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty because of the main character, Jin Raynor.

The way to be a great player is knowing the all of the hot keys. The strategies are like most of the RTS games.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Our Blog's app!

If any of you people have any mobile devices, you may want to download the GreenApple app. This app has information about our blog, as well as a Twitter, Facebook and RSS Feed.
Our app is currently in the process of being accepted by the App store, Android Market and a host of other app markets, but for the time being you can download our web app by scanning the QR code below. Or you can go to www.greenapple.mobapp.at. When it is approved, it should be able to be run on Nokia, Samsung, iOS and Android devices.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Iobit Continuation

So, you have a slow computer? One with 1GB of RAM, 96 MB Graphic Card, 2.8GHZ Single Core? Well you can use Game Booster to speed up your computer. To unlock it's full potential you have to crack it (or buy it legit). Simply go on YouTube and find a key. Turn off your internet, enter the key, and switch your internet on again. Do the same for Advanced System Care and you can shut down some unneeded processes which screw up your computer. Next will be some game reviews on PC.

I'm out!

Hello from FroggyLogic!

So, I'm here at last and I'll just tell you a bit about Iobit technologies and it's software. The ones I normally use are Game Booster (Premium), Advanced System Care (Pro).

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Should You Be Allowed to Use Your iPhone to Avoid the Cops?

he apps that we’ll discuss today are a hot topic. People on both sides of the argument have strong, outspoken opinions and each make good points.
Ultimately, the question boils down to whether or not it’s acceptable for people to build and distribute iPhone apps that are meant to facilitate the breaking of a law without getting caught by the police. Intrigued? Read on!

Criminal-Friendly Apps

News anchors all over the world simply love stories about the dangers of technology gone horribly out of control: cell phones cause cancer, Y2K will kill us all, Facebook addiction melts people’s brains; you know the sort. Normally such stories merit little else than a rolling of my eyes, but a recent surge or reports on one particular area has caught my attention and I believe it merits some discussion.
There is a crop of apps arising across devices, including on our own beloved iPhone, aimed at helping you avoid getting caught in an unlawful act. You can try to spin them however you want, but let’s be honest, the point of these apps is to show you where the cops are so you can run in the other direction.
To my knowledge, there are two categories of these. Interestingly enough, the first has been around for quite some time and didn’t seem nearly as controversial as the second. Perhaps for good reason, perhaps not. Let’s briefly check out these two categories.
It’s important to note that the distinction isn’t quite as clear as I make it below. In truth, these two categories overlap, with many of the apps below covering both areas. However, the marketing for the apps often leans to one side or the other.

Speed Traps and Red Lights

We would all love to say that we are good law abiding citizens who drive the speed limit at all times. This of course is a laughable statement. In Phoenix, where I live, the typical flow of traffic on major highways is consistently ten mph over the speed limit at any given time, unless there is an obvious police car or speed camera, in which case the average speed is usually ten mph under the limit.
Unfortunately, we tend to see the police as the problem or even the bad guys in the situation. Sure, we’re all breaking the law, but everyone seems to be doing just fine with it so there’s no need to bring in any enforcement. When I lived in St. Louis, it was common courtesy to flash your lights at oncoming drivers to inform them that you recently passed a police car taking radar. Rather than looking to make the roads safer, we considered ourselves better people for having the decency to help our fellow drivers not get caught exceeding the speed limit.
In the age of mobile technology, this same spirit of community has led to iPhone apps that allow you to report any speed trap sightings, whether it be a police officer on the side of the road with a radar gun or a fixed speed/red light camera that will photograph you in the act and mail you a ticket.
There are a plethora of these type of apps in the App Store. Here’s a quick list of just some of those that I found with a quick search:
Interestingly enough, most of the chatter that I heard when these apps starting hitting the scene was fairly positive. We all hate getting speeding tickets and here’s a nice new collection of apps that is truly aimed at helping people save money by avoiding these little incidents. The large majority of positive reviews for apps like Trapster proves that plenty of iPhone users out there think this is a great service.

DUI Checkpoints

The apps that have been getting a ton of media attention more recently are those that use the same user-driven cop-reporting methods above, but this time they’re for avoiding DUI checkpoints. This time, developers have hit a nerve.
We may try to justify our speeding habits with a quick, “everyone does it” speech, but most non-drunks are in agreement that drunk driving is a completely unacceptable danger to society. I personally felt immediately angered upon hearing of these apps. Not only are we suddenly helping dangerous drunk drivers not get caught punished before they kill someone, we’re actually giving them something to play with on their phones as they attempt to drive while intoxicated!
A few of the apps specifically aimed a DUI checkpoints include BuzzedTipsy, andCheckpointer.

Can DUI Apps Be Good?

Interestingly enough, the descriptions of the DUI checkpoint apps make it seem like the creators of these utilities either truly believe, or at least want you to believe, that they are trying to make the roads safer. They provide explicit warnings that you shouldn’t drive drunk and some, like the app shown above, even provide taxi service integration to encourage you to get a ride.
Supposedly, the hope is that you’ll see a DUI checkpoint and instead of taking a different route to get home, you’ll realize that drinking and driving is a bad idea and call a cab to bring you home.
I can’t say how most people use these apps because I simply don’t know, however, this does seem to be a little bit like a slight of hand that makes an inherently bad app seem not only acceptable, but downright morally commendable.
After all, without the app, you’re left thinking that there could be a DUI checkpoint anywhere. With the app, you get a false sense of security that as long as you avoid the little dots, there’s no reason not to drive home as long as you can manage to walk to your car without falling down too many times.

A Double Standard?

It’s definitely interesting to view the public’s perception of these two goals. Both are aimed at enabling citizens to break the law without getting caught, but for the most part, people seem to think DUI apps are evil and that speeding apps are useful. The media attention definitely seems to be tipped towards the DUI side.
Admittedly, I can’t deny that driving drunk is a worse offense than following the flow of traffic at a speed above that which is posted. I would like to point out though to anyone using a speed trap app while complaining about DUI apps, that the same arguments apply for both apps. If people decide that one should be banned, it would seem to me that both have to go.

Will These Apps Be Banned?

There is a widespread call for mobile app store owners, or even government officials, to remove DUI checkpoint apps. RIM has already given in to this pressure and removed one such app from their store.
Ultimately, I’m not so sure public databases that help us all break the law are the greatest things for society. But that doesn’t mean I think the apps should be banned by the government because I’m also not sure how it could (or if it should) be seen as illegal to share information as public as the obvious location of a police car. A slightly related precedent exists though in old school radar detectors, which have been banned in many states.
Further, at this point it seems that, like government officials, Apple is in a tight spot. They already receive lots of bad press for overzealous censoring, but now they’re being scolded for allowing apps like this to make it through the review process.
Which road should they take? If they ban the apps they’ll catch flack for cracking down on developers yet again and if they do nothing it looks like they’re encouraging drunk driving! This is definitely not the best PR position to be in. I imagine they’ll simply attempt to ignore the situation and plead ignorance for as long as possible.

What Can You Do?

For those of you who are appalled at the presence of these apps, I see two possible ways to put up a fight aside from the obvious filing of complaints. The first is passive, don’t download the apps. By doing this, you submit your vote to Apple and the developers that these apps aren’t good for the community. The same applies if you approve of them, every download tells Apple that their is another person who thinks the apps should be allowed.
The second, more devious idea that was recently suggested to me is to encourage your friends and family to download the apps and flood the systems with faulty claims. They all rely on users to report sightings, so if you want to make drunks avoid your neighborhood, simply lie and say that the place is buzzing with cops. It’s a temporary solution to be sure, but you’ll probably smile a lot while you do it.

What Do You Think?

Where do you weigh in on this situation? Do you think it’s bad to use an app to tell others about the presence of a speeding camera? If not, does that justify the same system being used for DUI checkpoints?
Also, based on your opinion, should Apple ban all police-spotting-related apps? And does the government have any business in this situation? We want to hear your opinions!
From- http://iphone.appstorm.net/general/opinion-general/should-you-be-allowed-to-use-your-iphone-to-avoid-the-cops/

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More

Design by Free WordPress Themes | Bloggerized by Lasantha - Premium Blogger Themes | Best Web Host