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M2M, IoT, and the invisibility of ubiquity

Apr 18, 2014 11:24 AM
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I started writing this post to respond to the question: “What is the difference between machine-to-machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT)?” It turns out, a post answering that question isn’t really necessary. There is already a pretty good … (translate)

Four short links: 18 April 2014

Apr 18, 2014 11:24 AM
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16 Interviewing Tips for User Studies — these apply to many situations beyond user interviews, too. The Backlash Against Big Data contd. (Mike Loukides) — Learn to be a data skeptic. That doesn’t mean becoming skeptical about the value of … (translate)

Pop-up Webinar Recording – 8 April 2014 – Stylism

Apr 18, 2014 7:33 AM
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Astute Graphics have started a new regular series of free Pop-up Webinars. Last week, the inaugural webinar covered the recently-released Stylism plug-in for Adobe Illustrator. The nature of AG’s Pop-up Webinars is that they are impromptu, short and allow users of our amazing software to connect directly with the people behind it. Not only do [...]The post Pop-up Webinar Recording – 8 April 2014 – Stylism appeared first on Astute Graphics. (translate)

Pop-up Webinar announcement – 17 April 2014

Apr 18, 2014 7:33 AM
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The next webinar is today at 5pm (Mainland Europe), 4pm (UK), 11am EST, 8am PDT Topic: The much overlooked Vary Width Markers control in WidthScribe Click here to register for FREE! Astute Graphics have started a new regular series of free Pop-up Webinars. Last week, the inaugural webinar covered the recently-released Stylism plug-in for Adobe [...]The post Pop-up Webinar announcement – 17 April 2014 appeared first on Astute Graphics. (translate)

Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac

Apr 18, 2014 7:33 AM
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If you are a Mac user, it can sometimes be very handle to drift over to the world of Windows. Several design packages exist purely (or in any practical sense) on Windows only including CorelDRAW, Xara and several specialist 3D and engineering-orientated system. Here, we learn how one leading virtualisation product allows for all this… [...]The post Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac appeared first on Astute Graphics. (translate)

How to Use The Appearance Panel in Adobe Illustrator

Apr 18, 2014 7:33 AM
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Stylism is an Illustrator plug-in which makes the creation and refinement of native live Effects a cinch. To get the most of Stylism, we strongly advise that you learn Adobe’s native Appearance panel. This tutorial reveals how — the presence of Stylism, including the FREE 14 day trial, being completely optional. Today we will learn [...]The post How to Use The Appearance Panel in Adobe Illustrator appeared first on Astute Graphics. (translate)

Native Camera Tutorials In this 8-part tutorial you’ll see how...

Apr 18, 2014 7:28 AM
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Native Camera Tutorials In this 8-part tutorial you’ll see how to connect to the iOS camera in Objective-C, capture frames from it and display live feed in your AIR app. Camera Tutorial: introduction Part 1: Create a test app - 15-20 minutes Part 2: Set up the Xcode project - 8-10 minutes Part 3: Set up the AIR Library - 8-10 minutes Part 4: Connect to the camera in Objective-C - 15-20 minutes Part 5: Start the camera from ActionScript - 5-6 minutes Part 6: Grab frames from iOS camera - 15-20 minutes Part 6A: Fake triple buffering - 5-7 minutes, optional Part 7: Pass video frames to (translate)

Heartbleed Explained In Simple Terms

Apr 17, 2014 10:25 PM
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Recently, internet experts discovered a serious bug that has been lurking around the internet for several years – the bug has been labelled as Heartbleed, which is responsible for several security breaches online, such as stealing users’€™ account information on Yahoo, Imgur, Flickr, Hidemyass and even popular online dating site Okcupid. As most internet users […] (translate)

CSS Shapes Editor for Brackets

Apr 17, 2014 9:57 PM
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CSS Shapes open a lot of design possibilities with the ability to wrap content inside and around custom paths. However, creating the actual shapes used to be a cumbersome process. You’d use an image authoring tool to create paths, export them, maybe adjust them to conform to CSS shapes syntax, import them into your stylesheet,... (translate)

Synchronized animations in CSS and SVG

Apr 17, 2014 9:21 PM
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In the blog post “SVG animations, CSS Animations, CSS Transitions” I looked at the animation hierarchy of declarative animations. In this blog post I take a closer look at synchronizing declarative animations. A global time line is important for synchronizing animations. All running animations must be mapped to this time line. The start time of each... (translate)

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