Tuesday, February 28, 2012

iPad 3 to be Announced on March 7th

Apple has just sent out an invites to journalists for a “media event” that will take place March 7th at 10:00 AM at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, which is the usual place that Apple holds their events. As you probably already know, Apple typically announces a new generation of their tablet, the iPad, about this time of the year. It was reported byiMore that Apple would announce the next-generation iPad 3 on March 7th and that the device would include a quad-core processor, LTE capability, a Retina display, and more.

Additionally, Bloomberg reported that production of the tablet had begun back in January of this year and that it would be releasing in March. The business blog also reported that the device would include a “high definition” display with LTE capability and a quad-core processor, which agrees with the rest of the reports that have been flowing in. Other reports have claimed that the tablet will include a larger battery, an 8-megapixel camera capable of capturing 1080p video, and a slightly different form factor.

Friday, February 3, 2012

15 Awesome Free Icon Sets

We all love free things, especially if they're really nice or worth something. Here's a list of our 15 favorite free icon sets that you designers and developers will love.

Please pay attention to the licenses for eat set!

A set of unique, grunge-style icons.

A Mac-esqe set of icons that resemble those found in the OS X operating systems.

A set of 69 tasteful, gloss-free RSS based icons.

A group of simple, white icons that resemble those found in the OS X menu bar.

A professional set of icons with a rounded style.

This is an incredibly popular resource that is designed and optimized for use on toolbars and tab bars in iPhone/Android apps, websites, and more.

128 unique and minimal icons available in both light and dark variants.

A fun and elegant set of icons that mimic iPhone applications.

Potentially the nicest set of social media icons. Includes icons to 40 social applications.

Vector-built icons built according to the Android UI guidelines.

A small set of icons that are perfect for any Rails project.

A wonderful set of hand-drawn icons.

A set of icons that are free to use for personal and commercial purposes.

Another set of hand-drawn icons with a unique style.

A fun, colorful set of 20 icons for popular (and not so popular) websites.

The End.

The Ultimate Free Web Designer's Icon Set

The folks over at Smashing Magazine have composed a set of 750 free icons with their .psd sources. The original post is a bit old but this is still a great resource for web designers and developers in the need of thumbnails. LINK

The set consists of web application icons, user interface icons, e-commerce icons, general use icons, desktop icons, blog icons, smiley icons, button icons, keyboard icons, national flags icons, popular online services icons and many others.

[Smashing Magazine]

Thursday, February 2, 2012

RAGE comes to the Mac

On Thursday, Aspyr Media announced the release of RAGE: Campaign Edition, the Mac version of the popular RAGE videogame. This game costs $39.99 and can be bought through the Mac App Store as well as other 3rd parties, including Aspyr's GameAgent.

RAGE®: Campaign Edition™ features the full, unaltered RAGE single-player campaign, bonus equipment formerly exclusive to the Anarchy Edition, including Double Barrel Shotgun, Rat Rod Buggy, Fists of RAGE, and Crimson Elite Armor, and access to the bonus Wasteland Sewers Missions which feature additional mutant blasting gameplay and looting opportunities. 

The Loop: No Feb. Apple Event

Earlier in the week we heard a rumor that Apple would be hosting an iPad 3 event in February (And mentioned it here) and another unknown event in March. However, Jim Dalrymple from The Loop has completely debunked this rumor. He says:

“This is not going to happen, according to my sources,” claims Dalrymple. “Apple will not hold an event in February, unusual or otherwise. That’s it.”
 [The Loop]

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

iPad 3 to Have Quad-Core CPU But No Retina

Boy Genius Report has received photographs from an undisclosed source that supposedly include details of Apple's newest up-and-coming tablet, the iPad 3. According to the report, the iPad 3 will have a quad-core CPU as well as LTE capability for both Verizon and AT&T's networks.

The quad-core CPU will work perfectly alongside LTE because it will enable the iPad 3 to render webpages and internet content much faster than before. It's safe to assume that the iPad 3 will also have more RAM to work alongside the new processor and graphics chip.

BGR doesn't specifically say that there won't be a Retina Display, but they haven't proved any past reports of the iPad 3 having a Retina Display to be correct.

According to several sources, Apple is allegedly going to announce the iPad 3 at the end of February.

[Update] This has turned out to be false, Apple will not be hosting any event in February whatsoever.

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