I’m Running Windows on my Mac!

I told you about my migration to mac, and about all the program’s I would miss. Now I don’t have to miss them!
With VirtualBox, which is free, and a Windows 7 disk image, which I also stumbled upon free on the web, I was able to run windows on my mac, absolutely free!
I’m going to make a tutorial about this soon!


My Minecraft Mod…

Hey guys!
Today I’ll talk to you about my minecraft mid which I am working on. It will be called GodBlock. It will either replace or change an existing block so that you can see through the ground and see where caves, dungeons and lava is etc.
I think its really cool, and I’m nearly done!
I’ll give you more news later!

iBooks Author

Have you seen the new mac app called iBooks Author? It allows you to make content-rich, interactive iBooks for the iPad. Just connect your iPad and you’re food to go. You can even set an opening video that plays each time you launch the iBook! Check it out, it’s free!

I Have Got a MacBook Pro!

Hey guys!
Saturday was my birthday and I got a MacBook Pro! It was the 15-inch version and it is sooooo cool! It has OS X Lion with the multitasking gestures! That’s all for now, see you!

G-Dev++ Merges with Insignia

I have decided to merge G-Dev++ with Insignia. This means that we will use the Insignia code to port G-Dev++ to iOS. It will be risky, but it’s worth a try. Tell me how you think.

I’m Moving to Mac…

It’s true…
I’m moving to Mac. I am, hopefully, going to get a MacBook Pro for my birthday at the end of this month. It is not because I don’t like Windows, no, it is for a few other reasons:

1. My windows laptop is slowwwwwwwwww…

2. Mac are cool. They have style, and are so ├╝ber-cool. The GUI is much better than windows.

3. Xcode and the iOS SDK. Yeah, for about two years now, I’ve wanted to get a mac for solely this reason. I wanted to make iPhone apps! Also, I was tired of using VB to make programs for windows, I wanted to start developing for mac!

4. OS X Lion is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!! Have you tried it at an Apple Store? It it such an update to Snow Leopard. It is enhanced by the MacBook pro’s multitasking gestures.

Yeah, I’ll miss Windows, but I believe that Mac is the way forward for me. I’m not saying mac’s better than windows, I’m just saying that for me, mac is right – just because it has what I need and want.

Here are the top three programs I’ll miss from Windows:

Visual Basic. It is the best SDK I have ever used, it creates program’s for windows easily. I made program for my friends all the time. I guess Xcode is the mac alternative, I hope it will be this good!

Dark Basic Pro. It was the best 3d game programming language I have ever experienced. Unfortunately, the compiler is not available for macs, so I will have to find another, equally awesome 3d game programming language that is suited to macs.

3d RAD. I used this program for a Latin project at school once, I got 9/10. It is so easy to use, and the fact that it had a scripting tool helped a lot – because I like scripting.

There we have it. Thanks for reading what I think is my longest post ever. Remember, comment, like and follow!

I leave you with an image that made me chuckle:

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Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.3.0 ~ With Crafting!

Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.3.0 has been released! It has loads more features including crafting! Yes, you heard it Minecraft Pocket Edition now has crafting! The features don’t stop there though, cows and chickens have been added! Also, the inventory has been completely redesigned! It has to be the best Minecraft PE update ever!!!

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Cygnett Bluetooth Keyboard Review

Today, I will be looking at the Cygnett Bluetooth Keyboard. It’s a small, portable QWERTY keyboard that is able to connect to a multitude of deices including the iPad (2), iPhone 4(s), MacBook Pro and Air, iPod Touch and Samsung Galaxy II. It 218mm x 93mm x 21mm, and it weighs 200g; this makes it very portable. It has 78 keys including Print Screen.
When you first look at it, you realise how small it is, and you can tell that Cygnett had made it with portability in mind. This means that they had to compromise in the size of the keys, which makes it harder type with and takes a bit of time getting used to. It comes complete with a cmd and option key, for use with MacBook only, and the print screen only works on computers too. There is a numpad, that can work on iDevices though. It also has arrows keys which are lacking from the virtual keypad on iOS.
The keyboard comes with a charging cable that connects to a USB port such as a laptop or a PS3. It takes 2-3 hours to fully charge, but you can use it for quite long from one hour’s charge. The device doesn’t take long to pair and you are good to go as soon as it does.
Overall, a very good product, I would only improve it by making the letter keys a bit bigger, and moving all the other keys to fill the gap in the border so the actual keyboard will be the same size.
Have you got a bluetooth keyboard? Comment below!

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Full Sketch Nation Studio Review

I managed to bag myself a copy of Sketch Nation Studio and I have had it for a day. I will now give you a full, detailed review on the app.
Firstly, the app is free to download on both iPad and iPhone (and iPod Touch). As it is a free app, and it is available for all devices, it gets full marks for the looks on the App Store.
Once you open it, you get a quick tutorial for making your very first game! Easy as Pi!
It’s very simple to learn and the labels are marked clearly, so you know what everything is. It’s got a built-in social network to share games and artwork, it even gives you ‘sketchbucks’ every time someone downloads your stuff!
There are five game types, up jumping, side jumping, down jumping, side running and side flying. With those, there are three game modes, simple, advanced and stand-alone app. In simple, you just change the artwork and your game is built! With advanced, you change everything, there are power ups, enemies, coins even a power up store that the player can access! You can add dust coming from the back of the player (for instance if it’s a car or a train). It is an awesome app!
Stand-alone app is just the same as advanced mode with one exception, you can send your game off so that it can be put on the app store! Yes, once finished, you have the chance to apply your game to sketch nation, who will decide if its good enough for the App Store!
The game will be sent off usually at the price off 0.99$ (69p). Apple[will take their 30% cut and the rest will be halved between you and Sketch Nation!
This app gets 90% on my app scoreboard! You should really check this app out.

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I have got Sketch Nation Studio!

I have just installed Sketch Nation Studio!!! OMG!!! I can barely breathe! I’ll give you a review soon!