OK, so the Android Market is more akin to Lidl or Asda than the iPhone's enormous, indulgent Selfridges-at-Christmas time approach, but the open source nature of Google's OS means there's plenty of innovation to be found on its budget shelves.
And best of all, most of the good stuff on Android is free, thanks to the work of developers who do it for love alone. These 20 free Android apps should be any Android owner's Day One installs...
I love my Nexus One. If, like me, you're making the switch to Android from an iPhone, this list will come in VERY handy.
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Unusual Ways to Market Your Greeting Cards and 22 Places to Get Your Designs Featured
Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them (revised April 2011)
This list is a combined effort of professional web designers and art directors to speeding up your project development time so you can save money and focus on making great applications. All the screenshots again made in usual way so there is no confusion in checking the actual preview and corresponding font types.
The basic purpose behind this post is to show popular and professional free font types to save your time searching online. This time direct download link available for all the font. You can also find some related free references at the end of the post. Just make sure to read the license agreements carefully as they can change from time to time.
As far as I'm concerned, you can never have too many great fonts, and these are some of the best I've ever seen. The post has plenty of screenshots showing the fonts, so there's not a lot of jumping to other pages for examples.
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Graffiti Alphabets: Street Fonts from Around the World (Street Graphics / Street Art)
Gothic and Old English Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts (Dover Pictorial Archives)
It hit me today that a site with nothing but lists, should include iTunes lists. Nothing too fancy - just the top 10 whatever I feel like from iTunes. I'll try to do these regularly, mixed with the other lists, but it should make for an easy way to stay on top of what's popular.
Cube - fernLightning (iTunes Link)
Cube is a singleplayer and multiplayer first person shooter that provides satisfying and fast oldskool gameplay. This opensource game is built on an entirely new and very unconventional engine. Cube is a landscape-style engine that pretends to be an indoor FPS engine, which combines very high precision dynamic occlusion culling with a form of geometric mipmapping on the whole world for dynamic LOD for configurable fps & graphic detail. Most of the engine design is targeted at reaching feature richness through simplicity of structure and brute force, rather than finely tuned complexity. This iphone port is provided by fernLightning is a technology demo that supports all of the functionality of the desktop version including multiplayer, in-game editing, cooperative editing, demo recording, etc (though some of these are impractical on the iphone) - please visit the official Cube homepage http://www.cubeengine.com/ for more information. Furthermore we encourage people to check out the newest version of Cube - Cube 2: Sauerbraten - a far more powerful and modern version. fernLighting thanks Wouter van Oortmerssen of dot3labs for his permission to release this port.
25 Useful Pieces Of Free (and Open) Software for Macs
Posted on 02 November 2008 by admin
From The Simple Dollar:
What follows is a list of twenty five pieces of software that are the cream of the crop of open source software for Macs. Not only is every piece of it free, many of them directly replace expensive software packages.
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Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)
You can find lots of .PSD files all over the net. But if your looking for some good and useful Photoshop Files, I guess you came to the right place. Here’s a list of some high quality .PSD files which i found on some great sites for you to download. Most of this are even a tutorial so you’ll gonna learn from it too. This is just a Part:1 of the list so expect more useful and high quality PSD File resources will be serve here for you in the future:)
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Photoshop Elements 9 For Dummies
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book
100% Photoshop: Create stunning artwork without using any photographs
Free WordPress themes are a dime a dozen these days, but every so often, you'll run across a theme so great, you just can't believe it's free. I've seen other WordPress Theme lists, and most of them duplicate themes, so I've decided to compile a list of what I think are the 35 best free wordpress themes that you might not have seen yet.
All of the themes below have demos, and can be downloaded for free. You're also welcome to customize the themes as you like, and as good as these themes already are, with a little customization, you can have a stellar site with very little work - just make sure you read the licensing disclaimers before you go too crazy.
This theme is very similar to PopUrls, which is, as described by its founder, the ultimate source for the latest web buzz and news. I'm a HUGE fan of PopUrls, making this theme one of my new favorites.
WordPress provides designers utmost control over a theme - resulting in unprecented flexibility in the layout and design direction he or she can take. WordPress - in the title - is inside parentheses because the designs you’ll see below are wonderful designs despite of the publishing platform they use (which just so happens to be WordPress).
In this collection, you’ll find some (45 of them to be exact) of the most attractive, creative designs by talented designers who push the limits of WordPress theming and raise the bar for the rest of us.
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Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog (Smashing Magazine Book Series)
Beginning WordPress 3 (Expert's Voice in Web Development)
One of the best free stuff Graphic Designers can find on the Web for free are high resolution backgrounds and textures. Long gone are the days when you had to buy very expensive CDs in order to obtain good quality backgrounds for your design projects.
By that time, marble and granite textures were all the rage. But now it seems that paper is becoming the new king. Lots of Web Designers are embracing the delicate look of a piece of paper with a subtle shadow. And if it is torn or folded, much better.
This gallery shows some paper backgrounds I collected from different sites. If you would like to add some nice effects to some of these textures, you can read a tutorial I wrote about creating paper folds and creases to paper textures in Photoshop.
Please, read about the usage rights: All of these textures should be free for commercial use, but to be absolutely sure, check each web site usage terms and license before downloading. Below each image sample, there is a link to the usage license. In some cases, where the scope of the license was not clear enough, I placed a link to the author profile so you can contact him. You can also read this excellent Guide to Finding and Using Incredible Flickr Images to help you find more free images for your work.
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Layout Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Building Pages in Graphic Design
Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation
Grunge style is rough, rugged, torn, worn, and tattered. To most, these adjectives would describe something less than appealing, but in the hands of a talented web designer, elements possessing these qualities can be used to turn a web site into a work of art. So, if you are just getting started in grunge design or if you are already a pro, you should find the grunge freebies in this article to be very useful.
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Kindle Free for All: How to Get Millions of Free Kindle Books and Other Free Content With or Without an Amazon Kindle
The Mysteries of Free Masonry - Containing All the Degrees of the Order Conferred in a Master's Lodge
While you're waiting around for the next Orange Territory: Biogate Crisis -- Tournament in Conflict to appear, hundreds of little independent and free games are piling up unplayed. And believe it or not, saving pennies can put you on the cutting edge, as today's freebies are résumés for tomorrow's gaming greats: The team that created Portal cut its teeth on Narbacular Drop; the PlayStation 3 downloadable hit Everyday Shooter got its start as potential PC freeware--until Sony scooped it up after a gangbusters Game Developers Conference showing. So make a new Year's resolution: Let 2008 be the Year of Freeware. To help you stick to it, we've gathered 101 fantastic games. Not enough? We have 202 more games kicking around from 2006 and 2007.
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The Little Black Book of Brain Games (Brain Teasers)
Mega Game Pack for Kindle (21 games, Solitaire, Sudoku, and more!)