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Push Me Pull You
"A videogame about friendship and wrestling.

Available now for PlayStation 4,
Windows, Mac and Linux.'

Developed by House House,
with original music by Dan Golding."



"Push Me Pull You is a sports game for 2–4 players.

Joined at the waist, you and your partner share a single worm-like body as you wrestle your opponent for control of the ball.

It’s a bit like a big hug, or playing soccer with your small intestines.

With every action affecting both you and your partner (and mandatory shouting) PMPY combines the best parts of co-op multiplayer with the worst parts of your last breakup."

[via: https://usesthis.com/interviews/nico.disseldorp/ ]
ps4  windows  mac  osx  lunix  game  gaming  videogames  srg  edg  househouse 
9 weeks ago by robertogreco
Whale
"Never been seen before, ‘Omnitasking’

Whale Space allows you to browse two windows in the same tab
and have different search results at the same time.

Simple way to sync between a desktop and a mobile You can import bookmarks as well as the web pages you have visited by syncing between a desktop and a mobile. What you need to do is just log in to Whale."



"New world
In the era of big data.
Everyone's goal nowadays is to explore the vast universe of information in a safe and secure way, without barriers.

Whale spaceship
“The spaceship looked like a huge whale” is a line from a science fiction that inspired us to name our browser. Like its name, we hope that Whale will become your spaceship sailing through the universe of information in the era of big data.

The start of a journey
We've been working on lowering the barriers so that everyone can easily use technologies in their daily lives and participate in improving the Whale browser.
Come along with us and join this journey to the new world."

[via: "South Korea's Newest Browser Is Beautifully Designed, But Will Anyone Use It?"
https://www.forbes.com/sites/elaineramirez/2017/06/11/naver-whale-line-south-koreas-newest-browser-is-beautifully-designed-but-will-anyone-use-it/#557f54e73411

"Arguably the coolest feature on Whale is “omnitasking” -- a split-screen feature that lets you browse two sites in the same tab, with an adjustable divider.

Koreans love Naver more than hipsters love Apple, but Whale is the latecomer to an already uphill battle."]
browsers  internet  online  web  browser  korea  windows  software  android  linux  ios  mac  osx  macos 
february 2019 by robertogreco
Mendeley - Reference Management Software & Researcher Network
"Access your library, everywhere
Add papers directly from your browser with a few clicks or import any documents from your desktop. Access your library from anywhere. Windows, Mac, Linux and all browsers.

Easy referencing
Generate references, citations and bibliographies in a whole range of journal styles with just a few clicks.

Build your Research network
30 million references and over 6 million researchers to discover. Our personalised recommendations makes staying up to date easy.

Career development and funding
172,785 science and technology jobs to advance your career. Grant information from over 2,000 organizations to launch your research project."
mac  oscx  windows  linux  ios  android  research  software  writing  srg  education  academia  applications 
november 2018 by robertogreco
The Ren'Py Visual Novel Engine
"Ren'Py is a visual novel engine – used by thousands of creators from around the world – that helps you use words, images, and sounds to tell interactive stories that run on computers and mobile devices. These can be both visual novels and life simulation games. The easy to learn script language allows anyone to efficiently write large visual novels, while its Python scripting is enough for complex simulation games.

Ren'Py is open source and free for commercial use.

Ren'Py has been used to create over 1,500 visual novels, games, and other works. You can find them at the official Ren'Py Games List, and the list of Games made with Ren'Py on itch.io."
games  gaming  gamedesign  design  ren'py  visualnovels  if  interactivefiction  lifesimulation  software  mac  osx  linux  chromeos  chrome  android  ios  applications  windows  gamemaking  classideas  writing  multiliteracies  opensource  onlinetoolkit  storytelling 
september 2018 by robertogreco
EquatIO Math Writing Software. A Digital Math Tool For Teachers & Students Of All Abilities | Texthelp
"easily add equations, formulas, graphs and more to g suite for education apps and microsoft word"

"We’ve made math digital
Made to help mathematics and STEM teachers and students at all levels, EquatIO® lets everyone create mathematical equations, formulas, Desmos graphs, and more on their computer or Chromebook.

Input’s easy. Type, handwrite, or dictate any expression, with no tricky coding or math languages to master. There’s a huge library of ready-made expressions to save you time, from simple formulas to complex functions. And when you’re done, just add the math to your document with a click."
math  mathematics  applications  chromebooks  android  mac  windows  osx  webapps  chromeos 
june 2018 by robertogreco
Caves of Qud
"Caves of Qud is a science fantasy RPG & roguelike epic. It’s set in a far future that’s deeply simulated, richly cultured, and rife with sentient plants.

Now in Early Access.
Full release coming to PC, Linux, Mac, iOS, and Android in 2019.

Come inhabit an exotic world and chisel through a layer cake of thousand-year-old civilizations.

Play the role of a mutant from the salt-spangled jungles of Qud, or play as a true-kin descendant from one of the few remaining eco-domes: the toxic arboreta of Ekuemekiyye, the ice-sheathed arcology of Ibul, or the crustal mortars of Yawningmoon.

Do anything you can imagine.

• Dig a tunnel anywhere in the world.
• Purchase rare books from an albino ape mayor.
• Contract a fungal infection and grow glowing mushrooms on your hands.
• Charm a goat into joining you, then give him chain mail and a shotgun to equip.
• Clone yourself, mind-control the clone, hack off your own limbs, then eat them for sustenance."



"Caves of Qud weaves a handwritten narrative through rich physical, social, and historical simulations. The result is a hybrid handcrafted & procedurally-generated world where you can do just about anything.

• Assemble your character from over 70 mutations and defects, and 24 castes and kits — outfit yourself with wings, two heads, quills, four arms, flaming hands, or the power to clone yourself; it’s all the character diversity you could want.

• Explore procedurally-generated regions with some familiar locations — each world is nearly 1 million maps large.

• Dig through everything — don’t like the wall blocking your way? Dig through it with a pickaxe, or eat through it with your corrosive gas mutation, or melt it to lava. Yes, every wall has a melting point.

• Hack the limbs off monsters — every monster and NPC is as fully simulated as the player. That means they have levels, skills, equipment, faction allegiances, and body parts. So if you have a mutation that lets you, say, psionically dominate a spider, you can traipse through the world as a spider, laying webs and eating things.

• Pursue allegiances with over 60 factions — apes, crabs, robots, and highly entropic beings, just to name a few.

• Follow the plot to Barathrum the Old, a sentient cave bear who leads a sect of tinkers intent on restoring technological splendor to Qud.

• Learn the lore — there’s a story in every nook, from legendary items with fabled pasts to in-game history books written by plant historians. A novel’s worth of handwritten lore is knit into a procedurally-generated history that’s unique each game.

• Die — Caves of Qud is brutally difficult and deaths are permanent. Don’t worry, though — you can always roll a new character."
games  gaming  via:tealtan  videogames  roguelike  toplay  2019  android  ios  mac  osx  steam  windows  linux  edg 
may 2018 by robertogreco
Krita | Digital Painting. Creative Freedom.
"Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.
• concept art
• texture and matte painters
• illustrations and comics"
opensource  via:lukeneff  applications  windows  linux  mac  osx  illustration  painting  software 
february 2018 by robertogreco
What free software is so good you can't believe it's available for free? : AskReddit
"I compiled a list of all the software in this thread that got a 1000+ score (in order from top to bottom), along with a short description of each.

Over 1000 upvotes:

Google Maps: Navigation app - https://www.google.com/maps
Blender: 3D modeling software - https://www.blender.org/
VLC: Video player - https://www.videolan.org/index.html
The Windows Snipping Tool: Screen capture tool - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027213/windows-open-snipping-tool-and-take-a-screenshot
Space Engine: Space exploration simulator - http://spaceengine.org/
Wikipedia: Online encyclopedia - https://www.wikipedia.org/
MuseScore: Music notation software - https://musescore.org/en
Audacity: Audio editing software - https://www.audacityteam.org/
Handbrake: video converter - https://handbrake.fr/
Zotero: Reference manager - https://www.zotero.org/
Desmos.com: Online Calculator - https://www.desmos.com/
Calibre: ebook manager - https://calibre-ebook.com/download
Notepad++: Text Editor - https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
stud.io: Lego simulator - https://studio.bricklink.com/v2/build/studio.page
Search Everything: Instant file search software - https://www.voidtools.com/
LaTeX: Document software - https://www.latex-project.org/
http://archive.org/: Contains music, movies, books, software, games, and webpages - http://archive.org/
Linux/Apache/Postgres/Gcc: Various Linux based OS’s, webservers, compilers, etc. - https://www.linux.org/
Discord: Chat and Communication software - https://discordapp.com/
OBS Studio: Streaming and Recording software - https://obsproject.com/
Krita: Digital design - https://krita.org/en/
R: Statistics software - https://www.r-project.org/
pfSense: Firewall software - https://www.pfsense.org/
FreeNAS: File server software - http://www.freenas.org/
Gimp: Digital design - https://www.gimp.org/
OpenSCAD: 3D Model scripting software - http://www.openscad.org/
This list - https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/7x639l/what_free_software_is_so_good_you_cant_believe/
Malwarebytes: Malware protection - https://www.malwarebytes.com/
Unity: Game design software - https://unity3d.com/
https://www.draw.io/: Online diagram software - https://www.draw.io/
Paint.NET: Image design - https://www.getpaint.net/
Draftsight: Free CAD - https://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight-cad-software/free-download/
7Zip: File archiving - http://www.7-zip.org/
Plex: Media storage access - https://www.plex.tv/
Libre Office: Document editing suite - https://www.libreoffice.org/
KeePass: Password manager - https://keepass.info/
DaVinci Resolve: Video color correcting/editing - https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/
Inkscape: Vector art software - https://inkscape.org/en/
Google's Apps: Google’s document suite (Docs, Sheets, Gmail, etc) - https://www.google.com/
Duolingo: Language learning - https://www.duolingo.com/
Darktable: Photo workflow a la lightroom - https://www.musicpd.org/ and https://www.darktable.org/
MPD/Mopidy: F/OSS music player daemon - https://www.mopidy.com/
Doom shareware: A classic game - a 3.5' floppy disk


Over 150 upvotes:

fxSolver/Cymath/Mathway - Math/engineering/chemistry problem solving - https://www.fxsolver.com/ and https://www.cymath.com/ and https://www.mathway.com/Algebra
Recuva: Restores deleted files - https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva
Python: A programming language for quickly writing scripts - https://www.python.org/
foobar2000: Freeware audio player - https://www.foobar2000.org/
Robin Hood: Stock trading app - https://www.robinhood.com/
Flux: Day/Night cycle on monitor color/brightness - https://justgetflux.com/
Fusion 360: Free 3D CAD/CAM design software - https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/students-teachers-educators
Steam: Platform for game distribution - http://store.steampowered.com/
Shazam: App that tells you what song is playing - https://www.shazam.com/
Audio Router: Sound routing - https://github.com/audiorouterdev/audio-router
Arduino: Open-source electronics platform (software is free) - https://www.arduino.cc/
LMMS: Music studio - https://lmms.io/
Kodi: Entertainment center software - https://kodi.tv/
Git: Version control system - https://git-scm.com/
REAPER: Audio workstation - https://www.reaper.fm/
Greenshot: Print screen tool - http://getgreenshot.org/
Irfanview: Image viewer, editor, organiser and converter - http://www.irfanview.com/
TeamViewer: Remote desktop software - https://www.teamviewer.us/
Firefox: Web browser - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
Alarm Clock on Cell Phones: Alarm clock on cell phones - On your cell phone
Wireshark: Open source packet analyze - https://www.wireshark.org/
Disk Fan: Visually see how much space is being used on a volume - http://www.diskspacefan.com/
Beyond Compare: Compare two files/directories: whole tree's and directories - https://www.scootersoftware.com/
VNCServer/Viewer: Remote desktop software - https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/vnc/
Ubuntu: A Linux OS - https://www.ubuntu.com/
WinDirStat: Graphical disk usage analyzer - https://windirstat.net/
Oracle VirtualBox: Open-source hypervisor - https://www.virtualbox.org/
PuTTy: An all in one protocol terminal - https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html
Visual Studio Code: Code editor - https://code.visualstudio.com/
Reddit: This website - https://www.reddit.com/


EDIT: WOW! This is by far my largest post ever and my first gold; thank you!!!



EDIT 2: I just updated the list to include any that had over 150 upvotes (with the exception of Reddit at 145, but I thought it deserved an honorable mention!). Thanks again everyone for all the support :)"
software  free  lists  onlinetoolkit  computing  mac  osx  windows  linux  online  web  internet 
february 2018 by robertogreco
ASTRONEER
"Explore and exploit distant worlds in ASTRONEER – A game of aerospace industry and interplanetary exploration.

Astroneer is set during a 25th century gold rush where players must explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives and resources in harsh environments for the chance of striking it rich.

On this adventure, a player’s most useful tool is their ability to shape their world, altering the terrain and extracting valuable resources from planets, and moons. Resources can be traded or crafted into new tools, vehicles, and modules to create everything from massive industrial bases to mobile rover bases."

[via: https://twitter.com/jedmund/status/813215415077781504 ]
games  videogames  edg  space  xbox  windows  steam  gaming 
december 2016 by robertogreco
The Sheep's Meow
"EXPOSURE is a game of remaining invisible to both yourself and to your predators. Get in a state of flow with an elegant camouflage mechanic, dynamic difficulty, branching levels, and generative soundscapes, with a different experience each time you play. The controls are simple: analog stick to move around, and press any button to switch between black and white. Camouflaging yourself in the environment is your only protection from the predators. Take a different path each time you play, with branching levels taking you across different environments based on how you play. Evolve each step of the way. What will ultimately become of you and your kind?

History

Inspired by studies of the peppered moth (Biston betularia) over the past 200 years.

Features

• Featuring an elegant camouflage mechanic that'll teach you to see without looking.
• A distinctive visual style that seamlessly mixes digital art and traditional media.
• Generate minimal music with soundscapes based on your gameplay.
• Get in a state of flow in levels that progress with dynamic difficulty adjustment."

[See also:
http://thesheepsmeow.com/
https://vimeo.com/116310560
https://vimeo.com/114841248 ]
games  videogames  gaming  via:tealtan  mac  linux  osx  wiiu  windows 
december 2016 by robertogreco
Andromium's $99 Superbook turns your Android phone into a laptop (crowdfunding) - Liliputing
[See also:

"Superbook"
https://getsuperbook.com/

"The Superbook: Turn your smartphone into a laptop"
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andromium/the-superbook-turn-your-smartphone-into-a-laptop-f

"Superbook is a $99 laptop shell for Android smartphones"
http://liliputing.com/2016/04/superbook-is-a-99-laptop-shell-for-android-smartphones.html

"This $99 gadget can turn your Android phone into a laptop — here's how it works"
http://www.techinsider.io/andromium-superbook-photos-android-phone-laptop-2016-8

"The Superbook is a $99 laptop shell for your Android phone: The dream of the Motorola Atrix lives"
http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/7/11/12152850/superbook-laptop-shell-android-phone

"HP's Elite x3 is designed to be your Windows phone, laptop, and desktop: A powerful phone meant to be your one and only device"
http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/21/11068496/hp-elite-x3-announced-specs-windows-10-mwc-2016

"In Less Than Two Years, a Smartphone Could Be Your Only Computer"
https://www.wired.com/2015/02/smartphone-only-computer/ ]
superbook  chromebooks  android  laptops  hardware  2016  windows  windowsphone 
september 2016 by robertogreco
Insular by Joshua Kingsbury
"Relax. Find nearly invisible flocks of boxes.
7 stages to reach paradise. Watch out.

Touch a color you shouldn't and the game will reset.

Press P or ESC to bring up the in-game menu. This will display your progress and available settings.

If you desire accompanying sound, I recommend playing some music that you find relaxing before you begin. The game gets a bit tense the farther you go. ;)

This was an exercise in silent game design.
Over a dozen color schemes to choose from!!
(Both for accessibility, and conversely, varied difficulty)"
silent  games  gaming  videogames  edg  srg  windows  mac  osx  linux  joshuakingsbury  free 
august 2016 by robertogreco
ULTRAWORLD by James Beech
""Incites you to reconsider the difference between the real and virtual."
Kill Screen Daily

"ULTRAWORLD boasts vibrant, fantastical environments that are sometimes difficult not to marvel at."
Game Skinny

"Ultraworld is a surreal and beautiful first-person exploration adventure" PCGamer

Welcome to ULTRAWORLD; a lush, low-poly reality inside your computer! Experience Vacation Mode where you roam the vastness of this space, take lots of pretty pictures, and then print out your work. No really: put a frame on almost any view you capture and it makes for a stunning landscape painting. Every object was hand-placed to maximize this effect; every view should be worthy of your attention. If you don't like what you see then change it up: you have control over the color schemes, and screen filters. Like any good vacation, you'll be trekking all over, camera in hand, trying to find the spaces that capture your imagination!

If you want a more directed experience, ULTRAWORLD also features a trippy Story Mode. Here you'll meet a curious individual who's absolutely certain the virtual world it lives in is more real than our own. It'll guide you on a relaxing journey through this world as it continues to ask you, (and itself), countless questions, most of which have no easy answers, including the ultimate question: does ULTRAWORLD exist?

Note from the Creator – Story mode is very divisive: some love it, some hate it, and other are confused by it's unusual style. Of course, I hope you like it, but if you're not a fan of installation/conceptual Art, then it might rub you the wrong way. Sounds pretentious, I know, but I wanted to be as honest as possible since most game descriptions are full of sh*t. At the end of the day, I made this game 100% solo, (visuals, story, music); so all the cool things and all the lame things are my fault. Feel free to send your praise/blame my way!

FEATURING
exploring, relaxing, and thinking

NOT FEATURING
jumping, shooting, crafting, survival, Nazis, zombies, space marines, fetch quests, high scores, multiplayer, or micro-transactions

IMPORTANT NOTE:
This game uses the CRYENGINE which has high minimum requirements to run. You'll need a 64bit Windows Operating system, 4GB of RAM, and a DirectX 11 graphics card."
low-polygon  low-polyart  low-polygonart  games  gaming  videogames  edg  srg  indie  windows  jamesbeech 
august 2016 by robertogreco
Fruits of a Feather by Samurai Punk
"Fly around an island collecting fruit in this relaxing, dream-like exploration game.

Played best with gamepad, but also supports keyboard controls."
low-polygon  low-polyart  low-polygonart  games  gaming  videogames  edg  srg  indie  samuraipunk  free  windows  mac  osx  linux 
august 2016 by robertogreco
Inside the Void by 3D Methods
"Alien structures have been sighted on a remote planet. Several spacecraft have been sent to investigate the structures, but all communication with the crew has been lost.

Your mission is to investigate the planet and search for the lost crew.

Inside the Void is a first-person exploration game in which you search an alien planet and its seven structures. Each structure is a gateway to a void. You will encounter log entries that offer a glimpse into the fate of the lost crew members.

Inside the Void is free, but any donations are greatly appreciated.

Controls: Mouse and WASD / E to interact / Shift to Sprint

Update 1.01 - Added option for invert vertical mouse. Added sprint.
Update 1.02 - Minor gameplay fixes

Developed by Jacob A. Medina
https://twitter.com/3dmethods "

[via: http://warpdoor.com/2016/07/30/u/ ]
games  gaming  videogames  indie  jacobmedina  2016  edg  srg  windows  mac  osx  linux  free 
august 2016 by robertogreco
Indigo Child by Metkis
"Play as the mystical Indigo Child and save some souls while wandering through the forest. The game is designed to work with both keyboard and 360 controller. It is a gamejam style experience. If you pay more than $2.99, you get access to the Unity3D source files.

Press mouse or "A" to call, hold to sing."

[via: http://warpdoor.com/2016/08/08/indigo-child-james-hostetler/ ]
games  gaming  videogames  edg  srg  jameshostetler  indie  2016  windows  mac  osx  free 
august 2016 by robertogreco
Frog Pets: FEMICOM Game Jam #3 Submission by alienmelon
"Keep your Frog Pets alive by managing their needs!

Frog Pets are the ideal virtual companion. They crave attention, unlike other virtual pet software. Frog Pets are superior in every way! (for the most part)

Frog Pets offers a total of three frogs. In the event that any one of them die, you can learn from your mistakes, and be a better friend to the ones left.

Frog Pets are small, lightweight, and can be kept running while you work or play video games. It is recommended to have them running while you engage in your daily tasks, as this is the purpose of a desktop pet.

Instructions:

The app is hidden in a folder. You will have to find Frog Pets before being able to run it. This is to offer them protection, and deter virtual predators aiming to prey off (eat) Frog Pets."

[See also: http://warpdoor.com/2016/08/03/frog-pets/ ]

[via: https://twitter.com/AMovingCastle/status/762126163586134016 ]
via:tealtan  games  gaming  videogames  edg  srg  frogs  animals  virtualpets  nathalielawhead  windows  mac  osx  free 
august 2016 by robertogreco
Paint of Persia by dunin
"Paint of Persia is an rotoscoping pixel-art tool where you can draw on top of any window or wallpaper or anything you want!

It is specially made for pixel-art animation and sprites.

For example, Anthropomorphic Suspect [https://dunin.itch.io/suspect ] was made with it."

[via http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/276094/New_Paint_of_Persia_tool_helps_devs_rotoscope_film_into_pixel_art.php
via "Paint of Persia, an app that rotoscopes film into pixel art" https://twitter.com/beep/status/748583986285412352 ]
animation  software  art  filters  rotoscoping  windows  pixelart  video  edg  srg 
june 2016 by robertogreco
Telegram Messenger
"Telegram is a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app with a focus on security and speed."
messaging  application  ios  android  applications  mac  windowsphone  ipad  iphone  windows  linux  web 
october 2015 by robertogreco
Why I’m Saying Goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft — Backchannel — Medium
"I’d periodically played with Linux and other alternatives on my PC over the years, but always found the exercise tedious and, in the end, unworkable. But I never stopped paying attention to what brilliant people like Richard Stallman and Cory Doctorow and others were saying, namely that we were leading, and being led, down a dangerous path. In a conversation with Cory one day, I asked him about his use of Linux as his main PC operating system. He said it was important to do what he believed in—and, by the way, it worked fine.

Could I do less, especially given that I’d been public in my worries about the trends?

So about three years ago, I installed the Ubuntu variant — among the most popular and well-supported — on a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop, and began using it as my main system. For a month or so, I was at sea, making keystroke errors and missing a few Mac applications on which I’d come to rely. But I found Linux software that worked at least well enough, and sometimes better than its Mac and Windows counterparts.

And one day I realized that my fingers and brain had fully adjusted to the new system. Now, when I used a Mac, I was a bit confused."



"As mobile computing has become more dominant, I’ve had to rethink everything on that platform, too. I still consider the iPhone the best combination of software and hardware any company has offered, but Apple’s control-freakery made it a nonstarter. I settled on Android, which was much more open and readily modified.

But Google’s power and influence worry me, too, even though I still trust it more than many other tech companies. Google’s own Android is excellent, but the company has made surveillance utterly integral to the use of its software. And app developers take disgusting liberties, collecting data by the petabyte and doing god-knows-what with it. (Security experts I trust say the iPhone is more secure by design than most Android devices.) How could I walk my talk in the mobile age?"



"So I keep looking for ways to further reduce my dependence on the central powers. One of my devices, an older tablet running Cyanogenmod, is a test bed for an even more Google-free existence.

It’s good enough for use at home, and getting better as I find more free software — most of it via the “F-Droid” download library — that handles what I need. I’ve even installed a version of Ubuntu’s new tablet OS, but it’s not ready, as the cliche goes, for prime time. Maybe the Firefox OS will be a player.

But I’ve given up the idea that free software and open hardware will become the norm for consumers anytime soon, if ever—even though free and open-source software is at the heart of the Internet’s back end.

If too few people are willing to try, though, the default will win. And the defaults are Apple, Google and Microsoft.

Our economic system is adapting to community-based solutions, slowly but surely. But let’s face it: we collectively seem to prefer convenience to control, at least for the moment. I’m convinced more and more people are learning about the drawbacks of the bargain we’ve made, wittingly or not, and someday we may collectively call it Faustian.

I keep hoping more hardware vendors will see the benefit of helping their customers free themselves of proprietary control. This is why I was so glad to see Dell, a company once joined at the hip with Microsoft, offer a Linux laptop. If the smaller players in the industry don’t themselves enjoy being pawns of software companies and mobile carriers, they have options, too. They can help us make better choices.

Meanwhile, I’ll keep encouraging as many people as possible to find ways to take control for themselves. Liberty takes some work, but it’s worth the effort. I hope you’ll consider embarking on this journey with me."
apple  google  microsoft  dangilmour  linux  opensource  2015  community  hardware  dell  cyanogenmod  ios  android  windows  mac  osx  f-droid  ubuntu  firefoxos  firefox  os  mozilla  lenovo  richardstallman  corydoctorow  libreoffice 
march 2015 by robertogreco
Image Composite Editor - Microsoft Research
"Image Composite Editor (ICE) is an advanced panoramic image stitcher created by the Microsoft Research Computational Photography Group. Given a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location, the app creates a high-resolution panorama that seamlessly combines the original images. ICE can also create a panorama from a panning video, including stop-motion action overlaid on the background. Finished panoramas can be shared with friends and viewed in 3D by uploading them to the Photosynth web site. Panoramas can also be saved in a wide variety of image formats, including JPEG, TIFF, and Photoshop’s PSD/PSB format, as well as the multiresolution tiled format used by HD View and Deep Zoom."
microsoft  panoramas  photosynth  photography  imagery  applications  windows  automcomplete  via:alexismadrigal 
february 2015 by robertogreco
Syncthing
"Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it's transmitted over the Internet."

[via: https://ind.ie/blog/focus/ ]
sync  syncing  syncthing  dropbox  data  cloud  tools  onlinetoolkit  mac  osx  windows  linux  open  opensource  android 
january 2015 by robertogreco
Calm Technology
"The world around is made up of information that competes for our attention. What is necessary? What is not?

When we design products, we aim to choose the best position for user interface components, placing the most important ones in the most evident and accessible places within the screen. Equally important is the design of communication. How many are notifications are necessary? How and when should they be displayed? To solve this, we can be inspired by the principles of calm technology.1

Principles of Calm Technology

I. Technology should require the smallest amount of our attention.
Technology can communicate, but doesn’t need to speak.
Create ambient awareness through different senses.
Communicate information without taking the wearer out of their environment or task.

II. Technology should inform and encalm.
A person's primary task should not be computing, but being human.
Give people what they need to solve their problem, and nothing more.

III. Technology should make use of the periphery.
A calm technology will move easily from the periphery of our attention, to the center, and back.
The periphery is informing without overburdening.

IV. Amplify the best of technology and the best of humanity.
Design for people first.
Machines shouldn't act like humans.
Humans shouldn't act like machines.
Amplify the best part of each.

Examples

Tea Kettle
If a technology works well, we can ignore it most of the time. A teapot tells us when it is ready, and is off or quiet the rest of the time. A tea kettle can be set and forgotten, until it sings. It does not draw constant attention to itself until necessary. A tea kettle's whistle brings information from another room to one's attention.

Inner Office Window
An inner office window provides an understanding of whether someone is busy or not without the need to interrupt them.

Jawbone Up
The Jawbone Up has a single button and a colored status light. The device can be set to buzz after a short nap or at the optimium sleep cycle for a good night of sleep. It counts movement in the background without requiring additional action from the wearer. The device syncs to the user's phone through the audio jack and gives a summary of the wearer's individual day in sleep and physical activity.

Lavatory Sign
This simple sign tells you whether the lavatory is occupied or not. No need to translate it into multiple languges. The simple icon is either occupied or not.

Roomba Vacuum Cleaner
The humble Roomba Vacuum cleaner chirps happily when it is done and emits a sad tone when it is stuck. There is no uncanny valley present in this technology. Roomba doesn't have a spoken language, just simple tones. This makes it easy to understand what Roomba is saying, and elimates the need to translate the tone into many different languages.

Sleep Cycle
Sleep Cycle is a mobile application that monitors your sleep and allows you to track times of deep sleep and REM. You can set an alarm in the app and Sleep Cycle will wake you up before the time at the best place in your sleep cycle with a soft noise or buzz. Because the haptic alert occurs under your pillow, you can configure it so that you can wake up without anyone else being affected by the alarm.

Smart Badge
A smart badge is simple. Smart badges are small, wearable technologies that don't require a charger, user interface or operating system. Simply touch a provisioned smart badge to a door or elavator panel and you'll easily gain access.

Calm Communication

Haptic Alert
Use haptics or touch to inform someone of important information. Many people set their phones to buzz, but other products such as the LUMOBack Smart Posture Sensor buzzes you when you exhibit poor posture. Touch is a high resolution of human sensation. A lot of information can be conveyed with no visual or auditory requirement.

Trend Graph
A good trend graph is all about making the formerly invisible visible. The Sleep Cycle app graphs sleep over time, compressing that long term data into an easily accessible format. Be patient: good data may a long time to collect, but it is well worth the wait! Displaying data in a elegant way is one of the most important aspects of trend graphs. Elegance is about information and comprehension, not just visual appearance.

Status Light
Status lights are farily common on video cameras. A device is active when the red 'record' light is on. Status lights can be used for more than just recording. Our daily travels are mediated by the simple colors of traffic lights. A light that shows the weather is far more calm than a weather ssystem that constantly calls attention to itself. Think about how to use different colors of light to inform and encalm in your products.

Status Tone
A status tone is a quick way for a device to let a person know whether it needs attention or not. Products that have a positive tones upon completion, or negative tones when stuck are more likely to be helped by their human owners.

Status Shout
A Status Shout is similar to a Status Tone but can be much louder and more urgent. Smoke alarms, tea kettles and microwaves all use shouts to alert people to their status. Ambulances use Status Shouts to alert people to make way for an emergency. Tornado warnings utilize Status Shouts to help neighborhoods get to a safe place and out of the tornado's path. Status Shouts should be reserved for very important information.

Popup
Popup alerts are perhaps the most common form of alert, but they can quickly overwhelm people when not used correctly. Alerts should be used when deleting a piece of content, for an emergency, or when someone has specifically opted into a piece of content or stream. Otherwise, try to think of ways to alert a person using the other senses.

Timed Trigger
A simple status light on a timer can make for a calm and informative notifier. An orange light that turns on at sundown or reminds you to brush your teeth.

Delay
Use a delay or interrupt during a change of state. For example, when the headphones of an iPhone become disconnected, the music player automatically pauses the music."
technology  design  ux  ui  teakettles  calm  calmtechnology  via:alexismadrigal  slow  communication  calmcommunication  haptics  ambientintimacy  ambient  roomba  jawbone  windows  glanceable  attention  humanism  periphery  information  chrisdancy  ambercase 
november 2014 by robertogreco
Hola - Free VPN - Secure Browsing - Unrestricted Access
"ACCESS ANY WEBSITE
Used by over 33 Million people around the world

Why use Hola?
Hola gives you the freedom to bypass internet censorship and restrictions, whilst keeping you safe and secure online. We protect your privacy by hiding your IP address, allowing you to remain anonymous from prying eyes.

Anytime, any place...
Our VPN service works on all your devices, you can even use it on multiple devices at the same time.
Get great features like data compression, hiding your IP address and encrypting all of your traffic.

What are you waiting for?
Over 33 Million users are currently enjoying the freedom of Hola, with the peace of mind that they are fully protected, safe and secure. Our VPN service is completely free, and will always stay that way. So give us a try, and enjoy the content you love."
anonymous  browsers  extensions  proxy  proxies  vpn  chome  firefox  internetexplorer  android  ios  windows  mac  osx  hola  browser 
october 2014 by robertogreco
Disconnect | Online Privacy & Security
"Secure Wireless is a new, smarter VPN designed to stop wireless eavesdropping over Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G networks."
browsers  privacy  security  via:maxfenton  extenstions  mobile  applications  ios  android  mac  osx  windows  browser 
july 2014 by robertogreco
The creator of the video game in 'Her' makes a real game | The Verge
"The man behind the futuristic video game played in the science fiction movie Her is releasing a "relax 'em up" called Mountain. At the Horizon game conference yesterday, creator David OReilly explained that players are first prompted to draw pictures based on "very open-ended" questions. The results are then collated and used by the game's code to create a unique mountain. Data culled from the images also influences variables like the shape of the terrain, snowfall levels, and the type and quantity of vegetation that will appear.

The game will feature a day-night cycle, seasons, and a dynamic weather system that includes rain and fog. "All of this interacts with what grows and dies on the mountain, and it all interacts with itself, " said OReilly. He goes on to talk about the upcoming mountain simulator's camera controls and the ability to use music to accelerate time. While every playthrough is supposed to be different, OReilly noted that there will be about "50 hours of gameplay," and an actual ending. Mountain will cost roughly a dollar and is slated for release on June 21st for iOS, PC, and Mac."

[Link to the game webnite: http://mountain-game.com/ ]

"FEATURES
no controls
automatic save
audio on/off switch
time moves forward
things grow and things die
nature expresses itself
~ 50 hours of gameplay
once generated, you cannot be regenerated

GENRE
Mountain Simulator, Relax em' up, Art Horror etc"
her  videogames  games  gaming  davidoreilly  srg  edg  ios  iphone  application  mac  osx  windows 
june 2014 by robertogreco
Writefull | A new way of writing with confidence
"Writefull is a light-weight app that uses data from Google Books (5+ million books) and the Web to give you language support. All you need to do is select a chunk from your text, activate the Writefull popover, and choose one of its options:

Check the number of results
Not sure if what you’ve written is correct? Writefull tells you how often your selected text is found in the database. If the number is low, this means it has not been used by many writers before you, and you might want to change it into something else. If the number is high, your selected text is good as it is!

Compare the number of results
Sometimes you’re doubting between two or more ways of writing something. Writefull allows you to enter two chunks and directly compare their number of results. This shows you which one is better for you to use.

See examples in context
Even if you know your text is correct, you may want to see how it is used in context. Writefull shows examples of your selected text in the Wikipedia database.

Find words in context
Writefull also shows you which words are used most often in a context you have selected. This function is useful when you are not sure how to fill a gap – for example, which preposition to use, or which adjectives to use before a certain noun.

Find synonyms in context
What if you want to say something using different words? Writefull gives you a list of the most frequently used synonyms in the text you have selected. This comes in handy when you want to know if there is a more appropriate word for you to use in to your particular context."
writing  applications  context  search  via:lukeneff  windows  mac  osx  googlebooks  google  writefull  tools  software  utilities 
march 2014 by robertogreco
Cockos Incorporated | LICEcap
"LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to .GIF (for viewing in web browsers, etc) or .LCF (see below).

LICEcap is an intuitive but flexible application (for Windows and now OSX), that is designed to be lightweight and function with high performance."
applications  free  mac  osx  windows  gif  software  animatedgif 
february 2014 by robertogreco
Pandoc - About pandoc
"If you need to convert files from one markup format into another, pandoc is your swiss-army knife. Pandoc can convert documents in markdown, reStructuredText, textile, HTML, DocBook, LaTeX, MediaWiki markup, OPML, or Haddock markup to

• HTML formats: XHTML, HTML5, and HTML slide shows using Slidy, reveal.js, Slideous, S5, or DZSlides.
• Word processor formats: Microsoft Word docx, OpenOffice/LibreOffice ODT, OpenDocument XML
• Ebooks: EPUB version 2 or 3, FictionBook2
• Documentation formats: DocBook, GNU TexInfo, Groff man pages, Haddock markup
• Outline formats: OPML
• TeX formats: LaTeX, ConTeXt, LaTeX Beamer slides
• PDF via LaTeX
• Lightweight markup formats: Markdown, reStructuredText, AsciiDoc, MediaWiki markup, Emacs Org-Mode, Textile
• Custom formats: custom writers can be written in lua.

Pandoc understands a number of useful markdown syntax extensions, including document metadata (title, author, date); footnotes; tables; definition lists; superscript and subscript; strikeout; enhanced ordered lists (start number and numbering style are significant); running example lists; delimited code blocks with syntax highlighting; smart quotes, dashes, and ellipses; markdown inside HTML blocks; and inline LaTeX. If strict markdown compatibility is desired, all of these extensions can be turned off."

[via: http://text-patterns.thenewatlantis.com/2013/10/writing-big.html ]
conversion  markdown  markup  pdf  latex  html  xhtml  software  mac  osx  windows  linux 
october 2013 by robertogreco
You Are the Network
"Seamless connectivity allows people to connect any supported device to the mesh and thus to the Internet with no effort or configuration. Install, done. No buttons, no pairing, no manual discoverability. Open Garden can use different physical ways to connect in general; today\'s version concentrates on Bluetooth. Bluetooth normally requires to manually put one of the devices into discoverable state, which only lasts a few minutes. We eliminated the need for this, saving battery, improving privacy, and, most importantly, allowing devices to connect with no user intervention. Devices learn about each other in a variety of ways instead of Bluetooth discovery, including through a cloud service and using local chatter.

An immediate future direction for us is multi-path access. Normally today, you access the Internet using only one path. For example, when your phone gets on Wi-Fi, it no longer uses its 4G connection; if you are in an area with multiple Wi-Fi hotspots, you only use one…"
osx  mac  windows  p2p  mobile  android  wireless  wifi  sharing  mesh  meshnetworks 
november 2012 by robertogreco
Brand New: Why Microsoft Got its Logo Right
"There are two interesting threads that build into this logo. The first is Microsoft’s decision to push aside its corporate logo history and not try to revive or recycle any of the previous stylings… nstead they have chosen to build the new logo around the history of Windows, building on the four-color square arrangement first seen in the form of a flag and most recently as a single-color, tilted version in the Windows 8 logo. This is smart. …

The second thread is, obviously, the evolution into the Metro system and the reason why this new logo feels so underwhelming and like not such big news at all. For the past two, three, and perhaps four years, Microsoft has been slowly deploying different interfaces, advertisements, and products that feature this simplified approach helmed by the Segoe font that has become as distinctive of Microsoft as Myriad of Apple."

[Read on for "the interesting reversal of roles between Apple and Microsoft."]
windowsphonemetro  metro  2012  windows  design  branding  logo  logos  apple  microsoft 
september 2012 by robertogreco
Gmvault: gmail backup
"Backup all your emails on disk.
Use the full sync mode to backup your entire gmail account in a unique directory. Your email backup repository can then be easily tar and moved from one machine to the other.

Update your backup in minutes.
Gmvault can run a quick sync mode regularly (ie. every day) to keep your backup up to date.`

Restore emails in any Gmail acc.
With the restore command Gmvault can recreate your gmail mailboxes in any Gmail account. All attributes such as Gmail labels are preserved and recreated. With restore, you will recover your Gmail account exactly as it was.

Handle all Gmail IMAP hiccups.
Even being the world best ever email service, Gmail and especially its IMAP service is not without bugs. Gmvault handles all these issues to provide the smoothest experience to the user. Gmvault deals with the most common issues and always let the user with an uncorrupted email database."
windows  osx  mac  linux  google  data  restore  software  python  opensource  backup  gmail  gmvault 
may 2012 by robertogreco
Augmented Paper - Matt Gemmell
"For me, software experiences that feel like Augmented Paper are those that second-guess our (developers’) natural tendency to put functionality first, or to think of our apps as software. Apps are only incidentally software; software is an implementation detail. Instead, apps are experiences. Design an experience. Make it as beautiful — and as emotionally resonant — as it can possibly be. Then adorn the core experience and content with only as much functionality as is absolutely necessary. Functionality…is like seasoning. A little is an enhancement; any more destroys the flavour…and may well be bad for you. These new classes of devices, so immediately personal and portable and tactile, aren’t desktop-era shrines demanding incantation and prostration. They’re empowering extensions to our real, actual lives - and that’s a profound thing. They take what was once prosaic or mundane, and give us just a taste of superpowers. They’re augmentations, and they should be beautiful."
instapaper  aesthetics  tactile  clear  invisibleinterfaces  instinctivecode  digital  minimalism  skeuomorph  tablets  augmentation  mobile  ipad  iphone  applications  augmentedpaper  mattgemmell  2012  via:preoccupations  designasexperience  ui  ux  windowsphonemetro  windowsphone7  metro  windows  design  ios  apple  android  wp7 
april 2012 by robertogreco
Way - Coco & Co
"In way, two strangers learn to speak."

"Way is a two-player online game where anonymous strangers speak and collaborate with puppetry."
puppetry  communication  collaboration  windows  osx  mac  srg  edg  indie  free  videogames  gaming  games  way  waygame 
march 2012 by robertogreco
Redesigning the Windows Logo
"Paula asked us a simple question, “your name is Windows. Why are you a flag?”

…But if you look back to the origins of the logo you see that it really was meant to be a window. "Windows" really is a beautiful metaphor for computing and with the new logo we wanted to celebrate the idea of a window, in perspective. Microsoft and Windows are all about putting technology in people's hands to empower them to find their own perspectives. And that is what the new logo was meant to be. We did less of a re-design and more to return it to its original meaning and bringing Windows back to its roots – reimagining the Windows logo as just that – a window."
windows  history  pentagram  paulascher  microsoft  windows8  logo 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Texts
"Texts is a new kind of editor for creation of text structure and content. Books, articles and blog posts written once in Texts can be processed and published in many formats"
publishing  writing  osx  mac  windows  texteditor  texts  twitter  software  macosx  markdown 
february 2012 by robertogreco
iExplorer - Formerly iPhone Explorer, is an iPhone browser for Mac and PC
"iExplorer, formerly called iPhone Explorer, lets you use an iPhone or iPad in disk mode, like a flash drive. iExplorer is an iPhone browser or iPad file explorer that runs on Mac & PC that lets you browse the files and folders on your iPhone as if it were a normal USB flash drive or pen drive. You can use the easy drag-and-drop methods to add or remove files and folders from the iPhone."
ipod  utilities  windows  software  browser  freeware  mac  iexplorer  ipad  ios  iphone  browsers 
january 2012 by robertogreco
Fireplace
"Type words to interact with Fireplace or just sit back and enjoy. The logs burn to ashes in about 30 minutes each.

I really wanted a big-pixeled fireplace to keep in my bedroom and thought other people might like it, too. If you have any feedback or photos, you can contact me here.

I hope you enjoy it.

— Ted Martens

Some basic commands to try: log, match, marshmallow, smore, eat, hotdog, fireworks, photo, paper"
pixelart  pixels  fun  windows  applications  mac  fireplace  art  artgames  games  fire 
december 2011 by robertogreco
Create Flash Games with Stencyl
"Welcome to StencylWorks, 2D game creation done right. StencylWorks isn't your average game creation software; it's a gorgeous, intuitive toolset that integrates seamlessly with the Stencyl ecosystem.

Exclusive collaboration and sharing features will have you making Flash games in a flash. For free."
games  software  tools  online  design  gamedesign  scratch  glvo  edg  srg  classideas  tcsnmy  coding  gaming  diy  stencyl  kongregate  facebook  mac  osx  windows  flash 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Freedom - Windows and Mac Internet Blocking Software
"Freedom is a simple productivity application that locks you away from the internet on Mac or Windows computers for up to eight hours at a time. Freedom frees you from distractions, allowing you time to write, analyze, code, or create. At the end of your offline period, Freedom allows you back on the internet. You can download Freedom immediately for 10 dollars through either PayPal or Google Checkout."
productivity  software  mac  windows  distraction  attention  focus  applications  via:robinsloan 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Microsoft Small Basic
"Mirosoft Small Basic puts the "fun" back into computer programming. W/ a friendly development environment that is very easy to master, it eases both kids & adults into the world of programming.

Small Basic combines a friendly environment w/ a very simple language & a rich & engaging set of libraries to make your programs & games pop. In a matter of few lines of code, you will be well on your way to creating your very own game!

Share your programs with your friends; let them import your published programs and run them on their computer. Using the Silverlight player, you can even post your games on your blogs and websites for them to play your creations in the browser.

Gradual

Learn the programming concepts starting with the fundamentals and move your way up. Small Basic is based on .NET & what you learn here could be easily applied to other .NET programming languages like Visual Basic…using a built-in conversion utility."
smallbasic  microsoft  coding  education  learning  howto  tutorials  edg  srg  windows  programming  basic  kids  visualbasic  children 
december 2010 by robertogreco
4 (More) Tools for Teaching Kids to Code
"We wrote a story earlier this fall with 4 suggestions for some of our favorite programming tools aimed at kids. And that list is worth repeating: the graphical programming language Scratch, the programmable robotics of Lego Mindstorms, the 3D programming environment Alice, and the Android App Inventor.

But in the spirit of National Computer Education Week and the hopes that we can encourage more kids not just to use technology but to build technology, here's a list of 4 more: Kodu, Small Basic, Arduino, and Squeak"
programming  education  children  coding  tools  scratch  kodu  microsoft  arduino  android  edg  srg  tcsnmy  lego  legomindstorms  alice  androidappinventor  smallapp  squeak  glvo  xbox360  mac  windows  via:thelibrarianedge  teaching 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Hemisphere Games — Osmos
"Enter the ambient world of Osmos: elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a minimalist, electronic soundtrack.

Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax… good things come to those who wait.

Progress from serenely ambient levels into varied and challenging worlds. Confront attractors, repulsors and intelligent motes with similar abilities and goals as you."
osmos  osx  ipad  iphone  mac  macosx  flow  videogames  games  gaming  toplay  physics  ambient  windows  applications  ios 
august 2010 by robertogreco
June 21, 2010 – Comments on The Third Teacher from David Greenspan, Architect | The 3rd Teacher
"You get an order from the school board that says, 'We have a great idea. We should not put windows in the school, because the children need wall space for their paintings, and also windows can distract from the teacher.' Now, what teacher deserves that much attention? I'd like to know. Because after all, the bird outside, the person scurrying for shelter in the rain, the leaves falling from the tree, the clouds passing by, the sun penetrating: these are all great things. They are lessons in themselves. Windows are essential to the school. You are made from light, and therefore you must live with the sense that light is important. Such a direction from the school board telling you what life is all about must be resisted. Without light there is no architecture."
louiskahn  schools  schooldesign  commonsense  windows  schooling  unschooling  deschooling  teaching  light  observation  experience  thirdteacher  reggioemilia  tcsnmy 
june 2010 by robertogreco
F.lux: software to make your life better
"Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun. F.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better. f.lux makes your computer screen look like the room you're in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again. Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. F.lux will do the rest, automatically."
freeware  lighting  health  sleep  macosx  osx  flux  light  utilities  software  windows  linux  environment  free  via:robinsloan  mac 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Microsoft Muezzin « Snarkmarket
"I am a serious atheist. I am not dabbling in Islam. But even so, this app really called out to me (ha!) for two reasons. One, nostalgia. I do remember the athan—distant, spectral—from my time in Dhaka. Two, structure. I’m building my days entirely for myself now, and finding that it’s a challenge to split them into pieces. When does this thing end, and that one begin? It’s arbitrary. So—admittedly this is silly—I thought hey, this works for folks! Let’s give it a spin! I am 100% glad I downloaded it, if only to see the interface. Wow. Do you want the athan from Mecca or Medina?...Egypt? They’ve all been sampled. Do you want the dua after the athan? What juristic method will you be using for the asr prayer?...It might sound like I’m poking fun, but I am absolutely 100% not. One of my favorite intersections—and one of the most underreported—is the one between technology and religion. And an app like this lets you not just read about it, but sort of explore it."
islam  applications  windows  snarkmarket  structure  atheism  sound  prayer  atham  religion  muslims  nostalgia  tcsnmy 
september 2009 by robertogreco
LÖVE - Free 2D Game Engine
"LÖVE is an unquestionably awesome 2D game engine, which allows rapid game development and prototyping in Lua.
gameengine  gamedev  games  gaming  graphics  free  opensource  coding  linux  lua  programming  tcsnmy  mac  osx  windows  edg 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Hulu - Labs: Hulu Desktop
"Hulu Desktop is a lean-back viewing experience for your personal computer. It features a sleek new look that's optimized for use with standard Windows Media Center remote controls or Apple remote controls, allowing you to navigate Hulu's entire library with just six buttons. For users without remotes, the application is keyboard and mouse-enabled. Hulu Desktop is a downloadable application and will work on PCs and Macs. It will initially launch as a beta product during which we plan to gather and incorporate user feedback to improve the service."
hulu  software  mac  osx  windows  streaming  entertainment  applications  freeware  desktop  video  television  tv  frontrow 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Password Gorilla
"The Password Gorilla helps you manage your logins. It stores all your user names and passwords, along with login information and other notes, in a securely encrypted file. A single "master password" is used to protect the file. This way, you only need to remember the single master password, instead of the many logins that you use."
via:preoccupations  passwords  security  windows  linux  applications  mac  osx  freeware  opensource  privacy  utilities  software 
may 2009 by robertogreco
FrontLine SMS on OLPC XO: Revolution You Can Run With - OLPC News
"By attaching a computer (Linux, Mac, or Windows) to a cell phone with a data cable and installing his (free, open source) software, Frontline SMS, that computer is turned into a messaging hub; sending and receiving text messages via the cell phone to hundreds of contacts."
olpc  xo  hacks  linux  applications  mac  osx  windows  sms  messaging  mobile  phones  server  data  opensource  texting 
april 2009 by robertogreco
LÖVE - Free 2D Game Engine
"LÖVE is an unquestionably awesome 2D game engine, which allows rapid game development and prototyping in Lua. This project is constantly evolving and changes come and go, sometimes initiated by us and sometimes by the recommendations of others. If you have an idea on how to make the game engine better, it is greatly desired that you contact us and let us know what you think."
design  education  games  software  videogames  programming  edg  coding  osx  gaming  processing  windows  linux  graphics  opensource  mac  development  gamedev  2d  lua 
january 2009 by robertogreco
boxee: the open, connected, social media center for mac os x and linux
"on a laptop or connected to an HDTV, boxee gives you a true entertainment experience to enjoy your movies, TV shows, music and photos, as well as streaming content from websites like Hulu, Netflix, CBS, Comedy Central, Last.fm, and flickr." via: http://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2008/12/boxee-saves-the.html
mac  windows  linux  osx  opensource  appletv  video  tv  television  streaming  multimedia  freeware  onlinetoolkit  software  entertainment  media 
december 2008 by robertogreco
When Linux fails | Tux Deluxe
"Jon "Maddog" Hall's keynote talk at the Ontario Linux Fest also made this point in a very powerful way. Jon is a wonderfully entertaining speaker, and not afraid of controversy. Showing a picture of a child in the African bush holding a "One Laptop per Child" laptop he said "I don't care about this kid". The audience drew a shocked breath. "He's screwed," continued Jon. "Five hundred miles of bush behind him, five hundred miles of bush in front of him. There's nothing I can do to help here". Jon flipped the slide to show a Brazilian "favela", or slum city, with an incredibly dense population, seeming to cling to the side of a nearby hill. He said, "This is where I can help. These kids have electricity. They can get a network connection. I can do something with Open Source and Free Software here"."
olpc  opensource  africa  economics  politics  business  windows  software  Linux  favelas 
december 2008 by robertogreco
LogMeIn: Remote Access and Desktop Control Software for Your Computer
"Simply install LogMeIn on the computer you want to access, and then you can beam into that PC or Mac from anywhere using just a web browser. Whatever you can do when you're physically at the PC or Mac, you can now do remotely over the web."
logmein  applications  mac  osx  windows  networking  remoteaccess  sharing  freeware  desktop  remote 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Zattoo | TV meets PC
"Zattoo has developed a software program that allows you to watch TV on your computer. All you need is a broadband connection and a current operating system (Windows XP or Vista, Mac OS X, or Linux). The service is legal and free of charge"
television  tv  online  internet  web  streaming  windows  mac  osx  applications  multimedia  entertainment  zattoo 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Adeona: A Free, Open Source System for Helping Track and Recover Lost and Stolen Laptops
"the first Open Source system for tracking the location of your lost or stolen laptop that does not rely on a proprietary, central service. This means that you can install Adeona on your laptop and go — there's no need to rely on a single third party. W
security  opensource  tracking  software  mac  linux  windows  location  utilities  free  laptops 
july 2008 by robertogreco
TheLastRipper - "The Danish law is very unclear on this subject and therefore this is our interpretation of the copyright law" ...
"TheLastRipper can save Last.fm streams to mp3's, while downloading album cover, appending ID3v2 tags and organizing you music after Artist/Album/Track. TheLastRipper will also help you generate playlists from the data available from you Last.fm account."
via:preoccupations  onlinetoolkit  last.fm  mp3  download  software  streaming  freeware  music  opensource  osx  mac  windows  linux  record  recording  playlists  radio  lastfm 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Light Shelves | Live Building
"Light shelves direct the incoming light upwards towards the ceiling, which reflects it back down into the room. This also stops light from glaring on workspaces."
design  light  lighting  sun  via:migurski  schooldesign  offices  workplace  interiors  windows 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Webmonkey | Pandora_Puts_Streaming_Music_on_the_Desktop
"Fans of the streaming music service Pandora have been clamoring for a desktop version of the service pretty much since Pandora launched. The company has finally delivered — Pandora has taken the wraps off its new desktop application."
pandora  music  applications  mac  windows  osx  desktop  onlinetoolkit 
june 2008 by robertogreco
ivan krstić · code culture » Sic Transit Gloria Laptopi
"OLPC has a responsibility to spread the culture of freedom and ideas that support its educational mission; that cannot be done by only offering a proprietary operating system for the laptops."
olpc  opensource  linux  learning  hardware  economics  politics  software  sugar  philosophy  mac  osx  xo  microsoft  windows  culture  technology  business  education  development 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Architecture astronauts take over - Joel on Software
"these smart kids, cream of our universities, are working on hopeless & useless architecture astronomy because these companies are like cancers, driven to grow at all cost, even though they can't think of a single useful thing to build for us"
microsoft  joelonsoftware  programming  business  google  jobs  mesh  windows  development  software 
may 2008 by robertogreco
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