Go There Now Updated to 1.03

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Go There Now Updated to 1.03

Good morning everyone! I just posted the 1.03 update for Go There Now on the Google Play store. This update adds the ability to set customized labels for the navigation shortcuts that are created by Go There Now. The latest update to Go There Now can be found on the Google Play...

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Hack Allows Defiant Windows XP Users to Receive Updates Until 2019

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in News, Software | 0 comments

Hack Allows Defiant Windows XP Users to Receive Updates Until 2019

If you’re still on Windows XP (gasp) and are fretting over Microsoft’s discontinued support of XP, there is now a way for XP users to receive official MS security updates. All it involves is modifying the registry to make your system appear as a Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 system, which runs off the same OS kernel as Windows XP. As Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 has official support from Microsoft until April 9, 2019, Windows XP users can unofficially get security updates for another five years! To make this registry change, you...

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Cid’s Aerial Tours Updated to 1.02

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Gaming, Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Cid’s Aerial Tours Updated to 1.02

The latest update (1.02) for Cid’s Aerial Tours has been published onto Google Play! CAT now has  Japanese and Korean language support; Cid is multi-lingual! The worlds of Final Fantasy IV can now be viewed with Japanese and Korean location labels.Here is the full list of changes in 1.02.– Added missing Overworld map locations.– Added Japanese and Korean language support. Cid is now multi-lingual!– Main screen background now alternates between a sky and underworld background.The latest update to Cid’s Aerial...

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Dragon Geo: 1.02 Update Released!

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Gaming, Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Dragon Geo: 1.02 Update Released!

I just posted an update (1.02) for DRAGON GEO on the Google Play Store! There are some rather large changes with this version, as it features many new maps, including the Dragon Warrior VII map that King Zenith from Dragon’s Den recently made. Here are the changes with the new version: * Fixed a few audio-related crash bugs. * Fixed a memory issue for LOW RESOLUTION mode. * Added several new maps for Dragon Warrior III: – Cave of Enticement– Romaly Castle– Noaniels– Cave West of Noaniels– Eginbear...

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Announcing GO THERE NOW for Android!

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Announcing GO THERE NOW for Android!

And now for something a little different. Today, I’m launching a simple Android called GO THERE NOW, which can create customized homescreen shortcuts that launches Google Maps in Navigation Mode immediately. Ever since the introduction of the new UI found in Google Maps, there have been many complaints about the overall UX, in that the new Google Maps takes far too long just to launch Navigation Mode. The new Google Maps takes a minimum of three steps just to get Navigation Mode, but GO THERE NOW simplifies the process, by making it one...

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Launch of CAT: Cid’s Aerial Tours

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Gaming, Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Launch of CAT: Cid’s Aerial Tours

Today marks the launch of CAT, also known as Cid’s Aerial Tours! CAT is an interactive map guide app for the Google Android platform, akin to Google Maps but for viewing world maps from Squaresoft’s classic 16-BIT RPG, Final Fantasy IV (aka Final Fantasy II for the U.S.).  Like Dragon Geo, users can zoom in and out on the map using buttons and pinch/tap gestures. Users can view the three world maps (overworld, underworld, and the moon) from Final Fantasy IV. Unlike Dragon Geo, CAT is a much smaller app and will focus solely on...

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Android Studio: Disabling AAPT PNG Optimization with Gradle

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Software | 0 comments

For those that are developing Android apps and are using a lot of pre-optimized PNG images, you want to update to the latest Android SDK Build Tools 19.0.3: 0.9.2Aapt-based PNG processor is now default again while we investigate some issues with the old one.flavorGroups have been renamed flavorDimensions and the DSL has been updated. The old DSL is still available until 1.0 at which time it’ll be removed.0.9.1It’s now possible to include a file when there’s a conflict during packaging:      android.packagingOptions {   ...

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Microsoft Offering $100 to Switch from Windows XP

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in News, Software | 0 comments

Microsoft Offering $100 to Switch from Windows XP

If you’re still using Windows XP, you may want to take notice, as Microsoft is offering $100 USD to switch. The only catch? The $100 credit must be used to purchase a new Windows 8.1 PC/laptop.The only catch is that you have to upgrade to a new Windows 8 computer.Those who are eligible for the promotion can redeem the credit at Microsoft’s online store or their retail shops — and the fact that you still use the 13-year old Windows XP is subject to verification by Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500). The offer is good for PCs...

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Game Developers Conference 2014 (GDC 2014) – Wrap Up

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Gaming, General, Hardware, Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Game Developers Conference 2014 (GDC 2014) – Wrap Up

This past week, I had a chance to attend the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, a huge annual conference for game producers & developers. As this was my first GDC, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to meet professionals in the gaming industry, attend seminars on game development, as well as seeing the latest games and technology on display.  While the first two days of GDC came and gone with little fanfare, things became a bit more interesting when the Career Center and the Expo Floor opened up on Wednesday. Companies like...

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Project Geo Unveiled! Introducing Dragon Geo

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Gaming, Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Project Geo Unveiled! Introducing Dragon Geo

Project Geo, now unveiled as DRAGON GEO today, is an interactive map app akin to Google Maps, but displays maps from Square-Enix’s lesser known RPG series, Dragon Quest. Those of you that have been playing RPGs since the early days of the original NES will better recognize this series as Dragon Warrior. DRAGON GEO allows for viewing world, region, castle, town, dungeon, and shrine maps from Dragon Warrior / Quest I-VI. It also includes maps from the remake versions that later appeared on the Super Famicom, Game Boy Color, and Nintendo...

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