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mercredi 24 février 2010

Create a Custom Paste Command in Word 2008

In Microsoft Word 2008, you can create custom Applescripts and the place them into a special folder giving them unique keyboard combo assignments. In this way, you can, create custom functions or combinations of functions that initiate with just one keystroke. For instance, let's say you wanted a simple paste command in Word, but one that first took care of some formatting changes for you.
By way of example, let's say that you often copy scripture text from Accordance but before you paste it into your Word document, you want to remove the formatting and also remove the pilcrow symbols (¶) and the space following them from the text. A simple script can accomplish both tasks automatically for you.



1. Open Applescript Editor inside your Applications/Utilities folder (In OS X 10.5 this app is called Script Editor and found at Applications/Applescript)



2. Paste the following 7 lines into a new document window:




set theText to the clipboard


set AppleScript's text item delimiters to "¶ "


set theText to text items of theText


set AppleScript's text item delimiters to ""


set theText to theText as string


set the clipboard to theText


tell application "Microsoft Word" to paste special (text object of selection) data type paste text




(The last line of that script is kind of long, so make sure you do have it all on one line.)



3. Save the AppleScript as a script in ~/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Word Script Menu Items

(which is Word's user info inside the Documents folder of your Home folder). 



4. Give the script a descriptive name such as "Paste Scripture" but also add "\cV" (without the quotation marks) to the end of the name. This sets the keyboard combination to Control-v.  (for more info on adding keyboard shortcuts, have a look here.)



5. From now on, in Word, you can hit Control-v to run the script which will remove the Pilcrows ¶ and paste unformatted text into your document.

mardi 23 février 2010

iPhone Daisy Mae’s Alien Buffet






iPhone Daisy Mae’s Alien Buffet is all about alien killing. Good for those who loves to kill aliens all the way. Best of all, the main character is a boy's favourite hero, busty woman with two guns. There are alot of sudden attacks where the aliens will jump at Daisy Mae from behind a sign or the corner of a building. To make things fun, there are different weapons to pick up after killing some aliens. Of course there are different aliens to kill, from tiny critters to huge sized freaks, and more impressive in-game statistics than a top-model. It's a simple twin shooter done well.

The bad thing about Daisy Mae’s Alien Buffet is that there have already some games in the market with better graphics and game play. Other games have much detail graphs and better game engagement. Daisy Mae is a simple game where your half naked sexy daisy run around a fixed map, continously shooting aliens that progressively gets harder and she will in time collect guns that have limited ammo. Finally sext Daisy will eventually die at the hands of the enemy. No winning but only a high score.

Memeo Connect for Google Docs



Software publisher Memeo recently released Memeo Connect™, an application that provides tight integration between documents on Google Apps and the Mac and Windows desktops. Over on the Google Apps Developer Blog, Memeo's Mac developer Matthew Tonkin describes some of their experiences of using the Google Data API client libraries. Please take a look.


samedi 20 février 2010

Pages Citation Paster Gets Served

Folks seem to continue benefitting from the Accordance to Pages Citation Paster which provides a function whereby the Citation Footnote in Accordance tools can still be used in Pages (which has a bug that ignores rich-text footnotes). You can get a fuller description of the utility here.


I have updated the download package to include a version that works as a Service in Snow Leopard. It allows you to assign a global keyboard shortcut. You can go to the Downloads section to grab it.

jeudi 18 février 2010

iPhone Plants vs Zombies




iPhone - Plants vs Zombies is a strategy game which is similar to that of tower defense. However this game was a big hit on desktop. Now they have created a application for iPhone and iPod Touch. Let see what this game is about in iPhone and iPod.

Plants vs Zombies as mentioned earlier, the gameplay is similar as other tower defense game. What makes this iPhone game so nice? The Plants vs Zombies gameplay was created in a fun and interesting way. Tower defense games usually are ailens, monsters and humans, what is so great about plants and zombies fighting? The gameplay is a gradual game which slowly train the player. This is good for players so as not to turn them off. The levels will help to unlock more killer plant and more killer plants as you play on. Each have their unique defense capabilities which you will need to think, how to maximize your defense mechanism. Of course similarly for your enemies, you will get to fight more new forms of strange and interesting zombies.



Plants vs Zombies (PVZ) have some difference from the "similar" tower defense. That is why this game is a hit on desktop. Instead of the enemies coming from different directions, the map is created such that the enemies are always moving in same direction. The strategy of this game is managing your weapon lines. You need to ensure a well-protected patch of sunflowers to generate light, and also an array of different plants in each line. A good defense to fight off any type of enemy that comes by. The touch controls are perfectly designed to allow you to tap on a seed type from your menu and just jab where you want it to go. This allows for really rapid engagement, extremely useful for the later more chaotic levels. Added challenges come later when nighttime falls, drastically reducing your sunlight production; after that, you move to different locations around your house, each bringing new difficulties. It's also possible to pick up coins throughout the game which allow you to buy upgrades.

Plants vs Zombies is a fun game, loaded with fun and an utter humor in the iPhone touchscreen. For those who feel they are exhausted with tower defense games, the plants vs zombies may bring back some interest back. Everyone else should consider it a must have for their iphone or ipod.

jeudi 11 février 2010

Google Chrome Beta for Mac updated - now with extensions

The last time we put on a show
was just over two months ago.
We polished our Chrome
for Mac! It's at home
on anyone's MacBook or Pro.

It's fast, and of course, we ensure
the browser will stay more secure.
But some wrote a letter–
they wanted it better!
So clearly it had to mature.

Today, we are happy to mention
on Mac, you can use that extension!
And bookmark sync too,
plus, there's more for you
and if I still have your attention:


Read more about our release on the Google Chrome blog. If you're as psyched as we are, you can download the new Google Chrome Beta for Mac, now with extensions, bookmark sync, cookie and bookmark managers, and more. Still not convinced? Maybe a cute foam arrow would be more persuasive:






samedi 6 février 2010

Top iPAD App




My friend had just started a new blog called top ipad app and is meant to cover the latest on the app for the upcoming ipad device. He has working in this industry for the past couple of years so i am sure his blog will interesting to read for those who are interested in this market.

The blog is still new as there are currently one post on it. However, do expect more to come as news about the iPAD becomes more frequent. I expect the iPAD to be as successful as the iPhone so the number of apps sure be huge as well.

mercredi 3 février 2010

iPhone Top Free Games 2009 by Apple




Apple has detailed the top free rated iPhone and iPod Touch games of 2009.

Top rated games on Apple's Best of 2009 chart:
01. Spider: The Secret Of Bryce Manor (Tiger Style)
02. Real Racing (Firemint)
03. Zenonia (Gamevil)
04. Ravensword: The Fallen King (Gameloft)
05. Earth vs. Moon Ep. 2: Enter The Perk Shop (Low Five Games)
06. Sally's Spa (Games Cafe)
07. Ragdoll Blaster (Backflip Studios)
08. Canabalt (Semi Secret Software)
09. Blades Of Fury (Gameloft)
10. Doom Classic (id Software)


01. Spider: The Secret Of Bryce Manor (Tiger Style)
YOU ARE A SPIDER. One day you discover an abandoned mansion. Who lived here, and why did they leave? In search of answers, you must adventure from room to room, building webs to trap insects, and uncovering secrets in every dark corner. Do you have what it takes to solve the Bryce family mystery?


02. Real Racing (Firemint) Race the way you want to, with five different game modes. Challenge friends in local multiplayer and leave them in your dust! Work your way up from rookie to world champion in Career mode. Slice off another split second in Time Trial and upload your personal best. Join an online league and battle your way through the ranks of players from all over the world to advance to the next division. Only got a minute? Get behind the wheel for a Quick Race.

Tear through forests, seaside circuits and burning deserts, with the roar of the engine and the sounds of an adoring crowd in your ears as you scream past! Beautiful track environments, carefully detailed cars and console quality 3D sound effects create the most exhilerating racing experience on the iPhoneTM.
If you can drive a real car, you can race in Firemint Real Racing. Intuitive controls take care of things under the hood just like an expert pit crew, while you focus on your racing line. Accurate surface variations including asphalt, grass, gravel and ripple-strips affect vehicle speed, responsiveness and handling. It’s the way racing games are meant to feel.


03. Zenonia (Gamevil)Play as the young warrior, Regret, as you set off to discover your path and solve the mystery of your father's death. Follow the path of good or evil as you make decisions that will alter destiny and uncover the secret of ZENONIA!
The spirit of Real Classic Action RPG. It has animate style characters and graphics;
Numerous quests following an epic storyline; Various skills with stylish effects.
There are hundreds of unique items for each character and innovative elements that reflect real life. Long play time (packed with over 40 hours of game-play)

Skill Tree System has 8 Active + 8 Passive skills and 1 ultimate skill for each character. 5 item classes (Normal, Magic, Rare, Unique, and Epic. There are Good-and-Evil decision tree with a different storyline depending on the path you choose. Day/Night cycle, Hunger & Weight System that reflects reality
Dynamic movements by double-tap dashing with optimized on screen D-Pad. You can enjoy automatic target facing and intuitive controls too.

iPhone Top Paid Games 2009 by Apple




Apple has detailed the top grossing and highest rated iPhone and iPod Touch games of 2009.

EA titles made numerous entries on the best sellers list, which was headed by The Sims 3, while Tiger Style’s Spider: The Secret Of Bryce Manor (co-created by Edge columnist Randy Smith) topped the list of highest rated games in Apple's Best of 2009 chart, reports Gamasutra.

App Store's best sellers:
01. The Sims 3 (EA Games)
02. The Oregon Trail (Gameloft)
03. Need For Speed Undercover (EA Games)
04. Madden NFL 10 (EA Games)
05. Tiger Woods PGA Tour (EA Games)
06. Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles (Gameloft)
07. Flight Control (Firemint)
08. Cooking Mama (Taito)
09. Civilization Revolution (2K Games)
10. Wheel Of Fortune (Sony Pictures)

01. The Sims 3 (EA Games) info
The freedom of The Sims™ 3 will inspire you with endless creative possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of surprise and mischief! Create over a million unique Sims and control their lives. Customize everything from their appearances, to their personalities and even the home of their dreams. Then, send your Sims out to explore new locations around town and to meet other Sims in the neighborhood. Go online to download exclusive content and show off your own creations to the world. With all-new quick challenges and rewarding game play, The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to choose whether (or not!) to fulfill your Sims’ destinies and make their wishes come true.

02. The Oregon Trail (Gameloft)
This is a pioneering adventure game and now available on your cell phone in a side-scrolling adventure. From Independence, MI to the Wiliamette Valley in Oregon, build real-life decision-making and problem-solving skills as you choose your wagon party and supplies, read maps, plan your route, and guide your party through the unknown frontier. Survive the dangers of the long journey, from raging rivers and bear attacks to sickness and starvation, in the renowned historical adventure based on real decisions faced by the pioneers.

03. Need For Speed Undercover (EA Games)
Explode into a racing frenzy when you play NFSU from EA Mobile. Get behind the wheel of the world's #1 racing franchise, re-built from the tires-up just for your iPhone™ and iPod® touch. Take on cops in raging, realistic street battles as you corner and drift through fire and smoke at 150mph+. Drive the world's fastest, hottest cars through gnarly crash scenes enhanced with 3D graphics. Music keeps you pumped while you tear up the road in this action-packed adventure of hot pursuit and betrayal!

lundi 1 février 2010

Apple iPad





Apple iPad is the new exciting brother of iPhone. iPad size and capabilities are enlarged model of the iPod Touch or iPhone. What are the iPad features? It comes with Safari, Mail,Photos, Videos, Youtube,iPod, iTunes, App Store, iBooks, Maps, Notes,Calendar, Contacts, Home Screen and Spotlight Search. Of course you can download more app from the app stores. Useful apps like iWorks, Notes, Pages and Numbers. This will become one powerful pc in a compact size. What are the differences between iPad and iPod/iPhone? One of the key iPad difference is the music playpack.

Technical Specifications

Size and weight
Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
Weight: 1.5 pounds (0.68 kg) Wi-Fi model; 1.6 pounds (0.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model

Processor:
* 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip

Display:
* 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
* 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
* Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
* Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Wireless and cellular:
Wi-Fi model
* Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
* Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Wi-Fi + 3G model
* UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
* GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
* Data only2
* Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
* Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Capacity:
* 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive

Audio playback:
* Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
* Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
* User-configurable maximum volume limit

Input and output:
* 30-pin dock connector
* 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
* Built-in speaker
* Microphone
* SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)


Battery and power:

* Built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
* Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
* Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

iPhone have already overtake Nokia as the top mobile seller. Will iPad do the same to Kindle? Lets wait and see when iPad is launch. What will you chose? Netbook vs iPad? Kindle vs iPad? or iPod vs iPad?