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Easily The Best Real Time Strategy Game for iPad – Autumn Dynasty – Gameplay Trailer

For generations, the knowledge of firedust and the legend of the Thousand Sun Weapon have kept the Autumn Empire safe from foreign barbarians. But now, the government is weak and her officials corrupt. Masked subversives lead the peasants in righteous revolt, seeking to seize the secrets of Empire. As civil war threatens to tear the land asunder, will you take up the sword and stand on mountains to mend the sky? The traditional Chinese painting becomes an epic battlefield in Autumn Dynasty – a revolutionary new Real Time Strategy game designed from the ground up for the iPad.

Paint your battle plans directly onto the map and command your armies using simple gestures: employ terrain, positioning and cunning stratagems to defend your lands and conquer your foes!

Get it now, link here.

Source – Autumn Dynasty, TouchGameplay

May 27, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Gaming, Gaming Related, iPad2, iPad3, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

iPhone 5 Mockup Video

Source – DeviceStation

May 24, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, iPhone 5, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Creative Asia Photography Awards 2012 – Entries Now Open

The Creative Asia Awards is revolutionary in its vision to evolve, include and educate its entrants. The Awards are open to photographers from all countries at all skill levels.

Entries are accepted online as digital images. The entries will be judged online in a pre-elimination round to determine the top 25 images in each of the 8 categories, and all images judged online will receive feedback from the judges.

These 200 finalist images will be judged live by our panel of experts during the Creative Asia Conference.

New for 2012 – a broader range of categories;

  • Wedding Photojournalistic
  • Illustrative/Abstract
  • Landscape
  • Wedding Open
  • Commercial & Fashion
  • Street & Travel
  • Portrait Environmental
  • Portrait Open

Continue reading

May 24, 2012 Posted by | Event, Hong Kong, Photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

Chameleon – An Alternative Home Screen for Android Tablet Now on Kickstarter

Chameleon replaces the standard Android Home Screens and App Launcher with one that isn’t just more useful, but more beautiful as well.

You can set up multiple Home Screens with your own layout of widgets and apps, giving you the most relevant information that you want, when you want it. So whenever you unlock your device, you are presented with the Home Screen that is immediately valuable to you.

Your apps, your content. When you need them, where you need them.

Chameleon Home Screens can be set up based on GPS locations, WiFi networks and time ranges, allowing you to define which Home Screen is the most relevant for the situation. Patent Pending

For US$5, you can get the app before its formal launch on Google Play.  Hop on over to their Kickstarter page, link here and check it out for yourself.

May 20, 2012 Posted by | Android, Applications, Kickstarter, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Andy Strachwsky’s Asia Photography Tour 2012 @ PASM Workshop – 2-3 June 2012 – Special Discount for Readers

[Update: 17 May 2012] Special discount for PASM Workshop members, now for HK$1,980. Email to sales@pasmworkshop.com to enroll.

It’s finally here, Andy Strachwsky from unknownphotographer.net is finally bringing his new LIGHT workshop to Asia and PASM Workshop will be hosting the Hong Kong seminars and workshops. S$375 (HK$2,320) for early bird registration, definitely a bargain for a 2-day workshop. Check out the following video where Andy will tell you what this tour is all about.

Andy Strachwsky, a lighting specialist and a professional retoucher for many years taught photography, lighting and retouching workshops around the world including Colombia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Germany, England, Spain, Canada, Singapore, Honk Kong, Malaysia and the United States. He also did a workshop for a company called creativeLIVE which was transmitted LIVE globally over the Internet with thousands of viewers.

During the tour Andy Strachwsky will conduct a seminar intended for the beginning photographer. Professional lighting adviser and retoucher Andy Strachwsky from unknownphotographer.net will go over the basics that you need to take your photography to the next level. His simplistic, laid back and real approach to photography is a refreshing breath of air in this industry that is polluted with marketing. Andy will go over everything you truly need to be able to take the photographs you want. He will be talking gear, lighting, composition and how to further yourself in the industry. If you are just starting out and you feel like you don’t know where to go, join us for this one of a kind photography seminar!

He will also conduct different levels of photographic and post-processing workshops. Begins by understanding the dynamics of light, explore complicated multi light scenarios using a variety of modifiers. Andy will also cover the topics of color and light, as well as balancing different temperature lights. The whole workshop will feature a high fashion workflow with a heavy lean towards posing and communication with models and pre-visualization as well as a complete understanding of the physics of light with special participations of Fashion Photographer Richard Chen, Beauty & Glamour Photographer Borj Meneses and Stylist Don Cristobal.

Itinerary

SINGAPORE | PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR – Date: MAY 26, 2012
SINGAPORE | ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING – Date: MAY 27, 2012
HONG KONG | INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING Featuring Don Cristobal – Date: JUNE 02 to 03, 2012
PHILIPPINES | PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR Featuring Richard Chen & Borj Meneses – Date: JUNE 08, 2012
PHILIPPINES | INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING Featuring Don Cristobal – Batch 1: June 09, 2012 / Batch 2 :June 10, 2012
MALAYSIA | PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR – Date: JUNE 16, 2012
MALAYSIA | ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING – Date: MAY 27, 2012

To sign up and know more about the detailed Itineraries please chose the country you wish to enroll at the following link, http://purpleglassstudio.com/portfolio/andy-strachwskys-light-workshop-tour-2012/.

May 17, 2012 Posted by | Event, Hong Kong, Photography, Photoshop, Strobist | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Check Out The All New Evernote Interface For Android

Source – Evernote

May 17, 2012 Posted by | Android, Applications, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Samsung Galaxy SIII User Manual is Now Online

The User Manual for the all new Samsung Galaxy SIII is now online, check it out, link here.

Source – Samsung

May 15, 2012 Posted by | Android, Galaxy SIII, Ice Cream Sandwich, Mobile Phone, Samsung | , , | Leave a comment

First Look Video on Official Android 4.0 ICS on Samsung Galaxy Note

According to Pocketnow, “for users concerned with too much change, there is no need to fear. Samsung has kept the user experience cohesive by sticking with a similar TouchWiz interface and application folder system. To update your international Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) follow the instructions on the XDA-Developers post here. For those that want a lot of customization check out the CyanogenMod 9 for the Galaxy Note that Brandon showed off a few days ago.”

Source – Pocketnow

May 14, 2012 Posted by | Android, Galaxy Note, Ice Cream Sandwich, Mobile Phone, Samsung | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New OSX Lion 10.7.4 Released by Apple

The OS X Lion v10.7.4 Update includes fixes that:

  • Resolve an issue in which the “Reopen windows when logging back in” setting is always enabled.
  • Improve compatibility with certain British third-party USB keyboards.
  • Addresses permission issues that may be caused if you use the Get Info inspector function “Apply to enclosed items…” on your home directory. For more information, see this article.
  • Improve Internet sharing of PPPoE connections.
  • Improve using a proxy auto-configuration (PAC) file.
  • Address an issue that may prevent files from being saved to an SMB server.
  • Improve printing to an SMB print queue.
  • Improve performance when connecting to a WebDAV server.
  • Enable automatic login for NIS accounts.
  • Include RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras.
  • Improve the reliability of binding and logging into Active Directory accounts.
  • The OS X Lion v10.7.4 Update includes Safari 5.1.6, which contains stability improvements.

For information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

Source – Apple

May 10, 2012 Posted by | Apple, OS, OS X | , , | Leave a comment

Parody Video – What Instagram Will Do Now with $1 Billion?

Funny parody video of what Instagram might do with the $1 billion from Facebook.

Source – The Verge

May 7, 2012 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Comedy, Gadgets n Gizmos, Instagram, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Samsung Galaxy SIII Video Roundup – Launch, TV Commercial, First Hand Review

Source – Telegraph Video, FatyakmS, whowired

May 4, 2012 Posted by | Android, Galaxy SIII, Ice Cream Sandwich, Press Release, Review, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shooting Virtual Model on Your iPhone with Pocket Snapper iPhone App

Repost from PASM Workshop

Pocket Snapper (US$1.99) by Kdan Mobile, is an exclusive photo app that features a virtual studio environment with built-in models that let users have a taste of what it’s s like taking and editing model shoots in a photography studio. Pocket Snapper enables you to take photos from the embedded short video clips of glamorous models, just like what a professional photographer would do!

Pocket Snapper creates a virtual studio in your iDevice for you to sharpen your photo taking skills. The iModel mode utilizes the gyroscope to simulate the authentic photo-takng experience. Pocket Snapper mimics the photo-shooting environment that allows you to capture images in any flicks and it also offers additional photo filters for purchase that makes your work stylish and we will keep rolling out more videos that enable to make it more fun.

Equip yourself with a mobile photo studio! Pocket Snapper gives you authentic studio-shooting experiences. Besides iModels, Pocket Snapper includes the full functionality of a camera and tons of editing options to create your very own photos. For more information, head over to the developer’s website, link here. For now, check out the review video below from Crazy Mike’s.

May 4, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Gadgets n Gizmos, iOS 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhoneography, Photography, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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