Archive for October, 2010

Sencha Animator for WebKit

Posted: October 28, 2010 in IT/Dev
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Sencha (ExtJS) also presented an animation editor based on WebKit’s CSS Effects (animations, transitions, transforms, gradients), that seems more evolved than Adobe’s solution. As with ExtJS, a licence has to be purchased for commercial use (derived framework or application builder tool).

Adobe Edge : HTML5 animation editor

Posted: October 26, 2010 in IT/Dev
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Adobe presented Edge, a prototype of an HTML5 animations editor (with timeline), what we also expect from Apple for iAD JS.¬†Adobe’s framework used for rendering is also based on WebKit (that is it wraps the CSS Effects), and is provided as a jQuery plugin, while Apple went farther by extending javascript (not as far however than Objective-J).

MacOS X Lion / interview

Posted: October 21, 2010 in Apple
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Apple presented MacOSX Lion, that will ship in summer 2011.
We could also read a recent interview of John Sculley on Steve Jobs, and watch a Bloomberg’s video, Game Changers: Steve Jobs.

SampleTank FREE

Posted: October 21, 2010 in Audio
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IK Multimedia provides SampleTank FREE , that includes SampleTank 2.5 and a 500 Mb samples library (200 instruments).

Logic Express / Pro 9.1.2

Posted: October 21, 2010 in Audio
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A 9.1.2 update is available for Logic Express and Logic Pro.

Sonic 4 / Modern Combat 2

Posted: October 7, 2010 in Games
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Sonic 4 Episode 1 is available at the AppStore (9,99$). First reviews are positive, and report a smooth framerate, even on older iPhone 3G. However the game is said to be a somewhat short. It does not provide retina display on iPhone 4. We can watch a trailer here.

We can also find Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus (6,99$), that supports retina display. It features 12 single player levels, and an online multiplayer game.

Summer / Atmosphere

Posted: October 7, 2010 in IT/Dev
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The new Summer framework provides an HTML5 library for use with Spring MVC (and servlet 3), and allows Push communications through Atmosphere framework, that abstracts Comet and Websockets (besides Spring MVC, GWT, Struts and Wicket are also supported).