Saturday, September 25, 2010

Testing Job Board Widget in blogger

Friday, September 24, 2010

Job Board Is Now Live

Just click on where it says job board on the front page of our website. I am still doing some tweeking to the css and smarty template and haven't yet hooked the job feeds into our mobile news feed.

Once you have posted a job I will receive an email to verify it before it goes live. The turn around could be any where from a couple of hours to a day or two depending how busy I am. Eventually though I will be hooking up PayPal with job postings so they are automatically posted once we have received payment. But for now the job board is free!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Job Board

Amongst other things currently in the works is a job board for this website. It will give a chance for those in the digital imaging industry and other related industries to post jobs available. It will also provide a handy job resource for those job seekers out there wanting to crack into the industry.

I plan to tie in the job feed from the job board into twitters API which will be streamed to our twitter mobile news feed so you can get job postings to your mobile phone.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Twitter Roll Out

Twitter currently has only rolled out about half of their planned updates, namely just requiring scripts that access their API to use “OAuth” . The second part will be the move to URL wrapping which will come sometime in the next couple of months (although a lucky few may already have this function). Therefore, we expect once again an interruption to our main mobile news feed as we make the adjustment to our scripts once the second update is rolled out. Currently we are using tinyurl for url wrapping which will be changing to twitters url wrapping. However, you will still be able to use other url wrapping methods such as tinyurl and The latest Twitter API announcements can be found here.

Internet Privacy

With the development of virtual billboards, finger scanning , facial recognition software one wonders where is the privacy in all this. For instance, what happens to the information that is collected ? Will it be sold to data mining companies or even perhaps to government agencies for profiling ? It's anyones guess but on a less serious note here and here are two current video's circulating on the web in regards to internet privacy.

If your worried about internet privacy head over to places such as inside google , privacy rights and wikipedia for starters.
You can also help protect your privacy while online through software such as Bitdefender internet security which you can purchase by clicking on the image below. You may also want to Surf the Web Anonymously with Proxies. A nice free proxy list can be found here. And more information on proxies can be found here. If you get stuck on how to make use of a proxy head over to you tube for some tutorials on the subject. You may also want to check this Google feature which can tell if the site your visiting is safe.

Bitdefender Internet Security 2010 - 3 Pc/2 Yr

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tokyo's Virtual Billboards

What was once science fiction is now a reality. You may remember this scene in the Miniority report. Well here in Japan billboard's can now determine your age, gender and recommend a soft drink based on your profile.

Earlier in another development, Hitachi came out with a "Minority Report" like tablet interface.

Stay up to date with movements in Digital Signage at the next Digital Signage expo in Japan in 2011.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Website Down Time

Web site services have been restored. Recently there was some down time due to a server upgrade of our web host servers which conflicted with our htaccess file. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If your a developer yourself and are not familar with htaccess files or in need of some similar help regarding these, well here are a few recommended resources; Apache 1.3 , Apache 2.0 , Apache 2.2 , Ask Apache , Perishable Press and here is a htaccess search engine.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

FinePIX Real 3D V1 Picture Viewer

The FinePIX Real 3D V1 is a Picture viewer and not a TV but its one of the first LCD Monitor System devices which have hit the market which don't require the viewer to wear special 3D glasses. More about this here. To purchase the device click on the image below.

FujiFilm FinePix REAL 3D V1 Viewer

Monday, September 13, 2010

Twitter 360

Similar to Google latitude, Twitter 360 is an app where users can visualize friends and tweets using Augmented Reality and Twitter's Geo-tagging feature.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Twitter “OAuth”

Twitter started August 31 to require all applications to use “OAuth”. As result our main twitter account which broadcasts industry feeds was effected but is now operational again. You can get all the latest news in the industry to your mobile device by clicking here. For more information about twitter changes such as Twitter's have a look here.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Apps Market Place

With so many different apps on the web its hard to know which marketplace to find suitable apps. Here is a good list of the various marketplaces available. Typical though depending on what brand of mobile phone you are using most recent phones will have a function allowing you to connect straight to their respective marketplace to download the selected app.

If your a software developer and wish to publish an app in the market place try Goggle's Android Market place or Apple's Market place for starters. Here and also here are some good reasons for developing an app. And in a nice move companies such as Apple are starting to protect developers name/brand from name squatters.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Finally, Apple Opens Apps To Flash

It's been along time coming and at the top of the wish list for most developers but finally in a very welcomed move, Apple has opened apps to flash. Read more about this here.

Many of you may have been wondering why flash was not available before on Apple products so here is a nice video summary of the history of the issue. Don't hold your breath though as flash apps for apple devices won't be flooding the market any time soon.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Samsung galaxy tab

About half the size of the Ipad and roughly double the size of the Iphone Samsung's galaxy tab is based on the Google's android OS and supports flash. It has a small camera on the back with built in flash which amongst other things can take panorama photo's. A demo of the Samsung galaxy tab launched yesterday can be seen here and here. And if thats not enough here is the official sales commercial.

Prepare for a flood from other manufactures (such as Dell , HP Toshiba and Microsoft) offering similar devices as competitors challenge Apples dominance in the market place for tablet devices. Don't be surprised though if Apple comes out in 12months time with a 7inch version of the Ipad as rumors are already circulating this could be a possibility.