After discovering it via Colossal a couple of days ago, I have become completely enchanted by Alphaputt, which is a quirky mini-golf game for iOS that is superbly designed. You can find it, of course, on the App Store.
Instant message system to debut .(SiliconValley.com) Microsoft is entering the fray with their own Instant Messenging software. No doubt it will be a bundled part of Windows and promptly create all sorts of problems for ICQ and AOL.
The iBook Design FAQ . It reveals that the iBook has no fan. Which means it should be a fairly quiet machine. The iBook Keyboard FAQ reveals that the Function keys are easily programmable for every day tasks(launching software) which sounds really cool to me.
I’ve thought more about the concept of the wireless machine, and the iBook. How about using it as a low flow web server? That could be interesting. I’ll have to give it a try when I get it.
After getting a fair amount of negative feedback about the size of the type on the main log page, I’ve switched it back to the default size. I liked reading it the other way, but I guess I don’t read my own site on a regular basis so that point is moot.
If you have any other design or content suggestions, please forward them to me. the redesign of these pages is not far away, and I’m looking to automate the back end of this site in the process, making changes going forward far easier to make. Do you like the new design of the links page?
So I broke down and ordered myself an iBook . If it were going to be my only computer, or even my only portable, I don’t think I would have. I now picture myself roaming about my apartment and having access to the net everywhere without cabling. Of course, I won’t be getting the thing for a couple of months so I have a lot of anticipation ahead of me. I’ll share whatever experiences I have with it on this page when it arrives.
I much prefer the new design of The Apple Store
I don’t think I mentioned Halo which is Bungie’s newest game. They announced it yesterday, and it will be shipping early next year. They also showed it off at the MacWorld keynote yesterday. It has to be the most amazing looking game I have seen yet.(The site’s not bad either.) There is a screenshot up on the site, but I don’t think that it even begins to do the game itself justice. There are already fan sites for halo too. This one seems to be the most complete, and it contains more screenshots and a movie that can be downloaded. The gray text on a white background is a little annoying.
Bungie has posted some MP3’s from their Myth II and Oni game soundtracks at MP3.com .
All kinds of good game related Macintosh news today. The place to go for this kind of news is Mac Gamers Ledge . While I might not check it every day, I do check it a couple of times a week to see what is going on. One of today’s announcements is that Aspyr Media is bringing EA Sport’s Madden NFL 2000 to the Macintosh. Mac Users have suffered without good sports games for a long time so this is good news.(I usually buy these kind of games for either PlayStation or N64.)
Starbucks is reportedly going to invest big bucks in a new online venture that is not related to its core coffee business. My curiousity is running rampant.
Builder.com has a great overview tutorial on SMIL.
I just don’t see how this could possibly be profitable.