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  • This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen.

    The code is compatible with iPhone/iPod touch, iPhone4 and iPad. On older devices the “add” icon is a “+” while on iOS 4.2 it has been replaced with . The script detects the OS version and displays the appropriate icon.

    The message appears after 2 seconds (customizable) from page load, and is destroyed after 20 seconds (also customizable). The balloon enters and exits the screen with a quick configurable animation: drop from top, bubble from bottom or fade in/out. Additionally it also let you choose a custom icon for your blog when a visitor adds your website to start screen.

    What’s new

    • New version for Joomla 2.5 / 1.5
    • New javascript engine&160; in version 2.0,
    • New CSS,
    • Add support for returningVisitor: show the message to returning visitors only. Set this to true and the message won’t be shown the first time an user visits your site. Default: false,
    • Add support for autostart: should the balloon be automatically initiated? Default: true.
    • BUG: avoid duplicate javascript insertion now using onAfterDispatch() instead of onAfterInitialise
    • BUG: now touchIcon is properly inserted in message
    • Add support for custom iconMessage,
    • add support status-bar styling:
      Sets the style of the status bar for a web application.
      This meta tag has no effect unless you first specify full-screen mode as described in “apple-mobile-web-app-capable.”
      If content is set to default, the status bar appears normal. If set to black, the status bar has a black background. If set to black-translucent, the status bar is black and translucent. If set to default or black, the web content is displayed below the status bar. If set to black-translucent, the web content is displayed on the entire screen, partially obscured by the status bar. The default value is default.

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit e1e375cc44d594236db2a84702bad6f426ce99b6

    &160;

    add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_001 add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_002

    This plugin is based on the project add2Home (MIT license) and all credits goes to the author Matteo Spinelli

    You can see a demo of it at http://vimeo.com/19090508 and it is currently active on this blog.

    You can create your own Apple icon using free online service like http://wizardtoolkit.com/shooter/iPhone-Icon-Generator

  • This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen.

    Add2Home has been updated to version 1.6.4 correct 2 bugs and contains an important new feature for both Joomla 1.7 and Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or&160; by using feedback

    Some early report show that on add2Home work on iPhone/iPad/iPod running iOS 5.01 The close button doesn´t work on IOS 5.1. It seems to have something to do with iOS versions. I am on it

    What’s new?

  • NEW: Add new setting “webapp-links" Using this will rewrite all your internal Joomla links and make your entire site appear to be working outside of safari as a web application!.
  • NEW: Installation branding,
  • BUG: new update site in installer
  • BUG:duplicate initialization of javascript
  • NEW: Frequently Asked Questions started in wiki

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit 329d0a3765d5b86af49377dfbb04a0317b94fcc7 and 2131a2e3e6a51b4d6f54e790dc7a961650cce7b5

  • This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen.

    Add2Home has been updated to version 1.6.6 correct 2 bugs for Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or by using feedback

    This release contains the Last code update: 2012.07.25 – v2.0.2 of Add To Home Screen

    Bug: correctly detects Chrome browser

    Bug: Added support to disable balloon for Chrome iOS browsers

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit 30d197d47a665806dac32fba6ea08d08f6d76ae9

  • This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen.

    Add2Home has been updated to version 1.7.0 for Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or by usingfeedback

    This release contains the Last code update: 2013.01.18 – v2.0.5 –&160; v2.0.5 of Add To Home Screen

    Device compatibility: iPhone/Ipod touch >=3.1.1, iPad >=3.2.

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit 30d197d47a665806dac32fba6ea08d08f6d76ae9

  • This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen.

    Add2Home has been updated to version 1.7.5 correct 1 bugs for Joomla 2.5 /3.0 / 3.1. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or by using feedback

    This release contains the Last code update: 2013.08.17 – v2.0.8 of Add To Home Screen

    NEW iOS 7&160; Support
    NEW Improved CSS
    NEW new installer build and packaged with my Joomla RAD packager (GitHub)
    Bug Portuguese translation correction

    See in action on your iOS device at&160; http://demo-joomla-2.5.waltercedric.com or http://demo-joomla-3.0.waltercedric.com/

  • CedThumbnails has been updated to version 2.5.9 and contains 4 new features and correct some bug for  Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Managerunder Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install like you are use to via the Extensions Manager.

    NEW: The function that detect images in your articles is now clever and now support better fallbacks. It now support Joomla articles metadata (intro image and full article image). With the first option selected the system will always find at least one image to render as thumbnail. Priority is from left to right.

    • search in intro text -> use intro image -> in full text -> use full article image (NEW) it’s the default,
    • search in intro text only,
    • search in intro text -> use intro image (NEW),
    • search in full text only,
    • search in full text -> use full article image (NEW),
    • search in intro text -> in full text,
    • search in full text -> in intro text,

    If no images are found, despite going through intro text, full text, intro image and full article image, the system will fallback to a default image that can be set up per modules/plugins.

    NEW: Support for alternate images text and caption.

    NEWSupport for new resizing method:

    • inside: image fits the given dimensions from the inside, aspect ratio will be kept.
    • outside: image will be at least as big as X x Y, aspect ratio will be kept.
    • fill: image will be stretched as necessary, aspect ratio may not be kept. it’s the default resizing method.

    NEW: Support for scaling method, this determines when to scale an image:

    • any: resize regardless of the image size. it’s the default scaling method.
    • up: resize if image is smaller than the new dimensions.
    • down: resize if image is larger than the new dimensions.

    On a side note the code has been improved, no static methods, better decoupling, but that’s another story that interest only developers. Anyway adding new features will be easier!

  • vshare

    Disclaimer: I don’t recommend vShare or any other alternatives to Install .IPA files.&160; The only reason of this post is to help users try out paid apps before they decide to purchase them. This post do not support piracy or piracy-related apps.

    I recommend you to use instead Android since you can test any paid application for 24h and get a refund if you are not satisfied!

    You will need:

    Only 2 steps are required

    1. Install AppSync
    2. Install vShare

    AppSync

    • Is a package that Cydia asks you to install if you want to install Installous/vShare.
    • Allows users to sync and install cracked App Store applications to your iOS device.
    • Works by patching the Mobile Installation file on the iOS firmware which is needed to install .ipa files (App Store Apps) without going through iTunes.
    • Is only available through an external repository that must be added to Cydia.

    Install

    1. Open Cydia
    2. Go to Manage -> Sources -> Edit -> and tap on Add
    3. Type repo.hackyouriphone.org and tap on Add Source to add the repo
    4. Now search for “AppSync for iOS 6″&160; and install it

    &160;

    vShare


    After you’ve installed AppSync, do the following:

    Enjoy!

  • LuxPro which simply copied the concept of the Machintosh Ipod Shuffle will  soon be putiing on the market a better version of it's first clone: the MX.585D with a list of characteristics that will help You to drop the original Ipod Shuffle.

  • add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_000

    This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen.

    The code is compatible with iPhone/iPod touch, iPhone4 and iPad. On older devices the “add” icon is a “+” while on iOS 4.2 it has been replaced with . The script detects the OS version and displays the appropriate icon.

    The message appears after 2 seconds (customizable) from page load, and is destroyed after 20 seconds (also customizable). The balloon enters and exits the screen with a quick configurable animation: drop from top, bubble from bottom or fade in/out. Additionally it also let you choose a custom icon for your blog when a visitor adds your website to start screen.

    add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_001 add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_002

    This plugin is based on the project add2Home (MIT license) and all credits goes to the author Matteo Spinelli

    Download here 

    • plg_add2home_j15.zip for Joomla! 1.5
    • plg_add2home_j16.zip for Joomla! 1.6/1.7

    add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_00

    • animationIn: the animation the balloon appears with. Can be: drop, bubble and fade. Default: drop.
    • animationOut: the animation the balloon exits with. Can be: drop, bubble and fade. Default: fade.
    • startDelay: milliseconds to wait before showing the message. Default: 2000
    • lifespan: milliseconds to wait before hiding the message. Default: 20000
    • bottomOffset: distance in pixels from the bottom (iPhone) or the top (iPad). Default: 14
    • expire: minutes before displaying the message again. If you don’t want to show the message at each and every page load, you can set a timeframe in minutes. The message will be shown only one time inside that timeframe. Default: 0 (=always show).
    • message: Define a custom message to display OR set a fixed locale. If you don’t like the default message we have chosen for you, you can add your own. You can also force a language by passing the respective locale (eg: ‘en_us’ will always display the English message). Default: ” (=script decides).
    • touchIcon: if set to true, the script checks for link rel="apple-touch-icon" in the page HEAD and displays the application icon next to the message. Default: false.
    • arrow: shows the little arrow pointing the bottom bar “add” icon. For custom designs you may want to disable it (ie: set it to false). Default: true.

    You can see a demo of it at http://vimeo.com/19090508 and it is currently active on this blog.

    You can create your own Apple icon using free online service like

    http://wizardtoolkit.com/shooter/iPhone-Icon-Generator

  • This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen. It also optimize your site by adding all meta that are recognized by Apple iOS browser: authorize resize, screen ratio, startup picture, web app optimize rendering and much more.

    add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_001 add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_002

    The new version introduce

    • A better administrator panel
    • The same codebase for Joomla! 1.5 and 1.7
    • A lot of new features, see below

    add2home_joomla_extension_apple_ipad_iphone

    Custom Startup images

    Specifying a startup image is available in iOS 3.0 and later. On iOS, similar to native applications, you can specify a startup image that is displayed while your website application launches. This is especially useful when your web application is offline. By default, a screenshot of the web application the last time it was launched is used.

    Custom Messages

    It is possible to override the default message to invite user to add your site to their home screen. In order to be able to support all your visitor locales, you'll have to edit manually the file /media/plg_system_add2home/add2home.js

    Viewport

    Use the viewport meta key to improve the presentation of your web content on iOS. Typically, you use the viewport meta tag to set the width and initial scale of the viewport.
    For example, if your webpage is narrower than 980 pixels, then you should set the width of the viewport to fit your web content. If you are designing an Safari on iOS-specific web application, you should set the width to the width of the device.
    “email” describes the properties supported by the viewport meta key and their default values. When providing multiple properties for the viewport meta key, you should use a comma-delimited list of assignment statements.
    When referring to the dimensions of a device, you should use the constants described in “number” instead of hard-coding specific numeric values. For example, use device-width instead of 320 for the width, and device-height instead of 480 for the height in portrait orientation.

    Download

    The documentation is also now part of this release.

    The demo stages have been updated

    Thanks to PMZ Web Design for the testing and feedback.

  • This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen. It also optimize your site by adding all meta that are recognized by Apple iOS browser: authorize resize, screen ratio, startup picture, web app optimize rendering and much more.

    add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_001 add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_002

    The new version 1.6.2 introduce (for Joomla 1.5/1.7)

    Custom image for IPad in landscape and Portrait mode for your Joomla! site

  • iPhone Custom startup image (320 x 460 pixels)
  • iPad Custom startup Landscape image (748 x 1024 pixels): On iPad, the image must be 748 x 1024 pixels pixels and in landscape orientation.(20 pixels are used to display the top status bar with information about the phone carrier, battery, time, etc.). If you use PNG images with the same proportions Safari should be able to re-scale them.
  • iPad Custom startup Portrait image (768 x 1004 pixels): On iPad, the startup Portrait image must be 768 x 1004 pixels pixels and in portrait orientation.(20 pixels are used to display the top status bar with information about the phone carrier, battery, time, etc.). If you use PNG images with the same proportions Safari should be able to re-scale them.
  • A JavaScript error in 1.6.1 prevent the plugin to work under some condition, this has been solved in 1.6.2

    Download / Documentation

    Demo

    The demo stages have been updated, visit them with any iOS device

  • http://demo-joomla-1.7.waltercedric.com/
  • http://demo-joomla-1.5.waltercedric.com/
  • Alternative of Taiwan's Miracle
    "There's an Apple Computer Distributer in Taichung who got a thousand pc of iPod order recently, the buyer is a –Buddha Gate Monastery...
    the Monastery is looking for a equipment which can help the monks and nuns to listen to the Buddhist Sutra more convenient..."

    http://ipodlinux.sourceforge.net/index.shtml
    "hope to make a fully functional linux from the ipod that will be able to play a greater variety of formats, have better features and even be compatible with external hardware like flash card readers so you can copy your camera photos directly to your Linux iPod"

    A software that integrates your iPod into Windows
    the way it should have been, and then brings you tons of cool features you won't find anywhere else.

    http://ipodder.org/

  • Microsoft and Perceptive Pixel Inc. (PPI) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire PPI, a recognized leader in research, development and production of large-scale, multi-touch display solutions.

    Jeff Han shows off a cheap, scalable multi-touch and pressure-sensitive computer screen interface that may spell the end of point-and-click.

    Who did copy what? looking at Apple’s Timeline it’s pretty clear:

    • … was developed way before
    • 2006 Perceptive Pixel Inc. (PPI)  demo
    • June 29 2007 iPhone
    • July 11 2008 iPhone 3G
    • June 19 2009 iPhone 3GS
    • June 24 2010 iPhone 4
    • October 14 2011 iPhone 4S

    From http://www.ted.com/talks/jeff_han_demos_his_breakthrough_touchscreen.html

    I'm really, really excited to be here today, because I'm about to show you some stuff that's just ready to come out of the lab, literally, and I'm really glad that you guys are going to be amongst the first to be able to see it in person, because I really, really think this is going to change -- really change -- the way we interact with machines from this point on.

    Now, this is a rear-projected drafting table. It's about 36 inches wide and it's equipped with a multi-touch sensor. Now, normal touch sensors that you see, like on a kiosk or interactive whiteboards, can only register one point of contact at a time. This thing allows you to have multiple points at the same time. They can use both my hands; I can use chording actions;I can just go right up and use all 10 fingers if I wanted to. You know, like that.

    Now, multi-touch sensing isn't completely new. I mean, people like Bill Buxton have been playing around with it in the '80s. However, the approach I built here is actually high-resolution, low-cost, and probably most importantly, very scalable. So, the technology, you know, isn't the most exciting thing here right now, other than probably its newfound accessibility. What's really interesting here is what you can do with it and the kind of interfaces you can build on top of it. So let's see.

    So, for instance, we have a lava lamp application here. Now, you can see, I can use both of my hands to kind of squeeze together and put the blobs together. I can inject heat into the system here, or I can pull it apart with two of my fingers. It's completely intuitive; there's no instruction manual. The interface just kind of disappears. This started out as kind of a screensaver app that one of the Ph.D. students in our lab, Ilya Rosenberg, made. But I think its true identity comes out here.

    Now what's great about a multi-touch sensor is that, you know, I could be doing this with as many fingers here, but of course multi-touch also inherently means multi-user. So Chris could be out here interacting with another part of Lava, while I kind of play around with it here. You can imagine a new kind of sculpting tool, where I'm kind of warming something up, making it malleable, and then letting it cool down and solidifying in a certain state.Google should have something like this in their lobby. (Laughter)

    I'll show you something -- a little more of a concrete example here, as this thing loads. This is a photographer's light box application. Again, I can use both of my hands to interact and move photos around. But what's even cooler is that if I have two fingers, I can actually grab a photo and then stretch it out like that really easily. I can pan, zoom and rotate it effortlessly.I can do that grossly with both of my hands, or I can do it just with two fingers on each of my hands together. If I grab the canvas, I can kind of do the same thing -- stretch it out. I can do it simultaneously, where I'm holding this down, and gripping on another one, stretching this out like this.

    Again, the interface just disappears here. There's no manual. This is exactly what you expect, especially if you haven't interacted with a computer before. Now, when you have initiatives like the $100 laptop, I kind of cringe at the idea that we're going to introduce a whole new generation of people to computing with this standard mouse-and-windows-pointer interface. This is something that I think is really the way we should be interacting with machines from this point on. (Applause) Now, of course, I can bring up a keyboard. And I can bring that around, put that up there. Now, obviously, this is kind of a standard keyboard,but of course I can rescale it to make it work well for my hands. And that's really important, because there's no reason in this day and age that we should be conforming to a physical device. That leads to bad things, like RSI. We have so much technology nowadays that these interfaces should start conforming to us. There's so little applied now to actually improving the way we interact with interfaces from this point on. This keyboard is probably actually the really wrong direction to go. You can imagine, in the future, as we develop this kind of technology, a keyboard that kind of automatically drifts as your hand moves away,and really intelligently anticipates which key you're trying to stroke with your hands. So -- again, isn't this great?

    Audience: Where's your lab?

    Jeff Han: I'm a research scientist at NYU in New York.

    Here's an example of another kind of app. I can make these little fuzz balls. It'll remember the strokes I'm making. Of course I can do it with all my hands. It's pressure-sensitive, you can notice. But what's neat about that is, again, I showed you that two-finger gesture that allows you to zoom in really quickly. Because you don't have to switch to a hand tool or the magnifying glass tool, you can just continuously make things in real multiple scales, all at the same time. I can create big things out here, but I can go back and really quickly go back to where I started, and make even smaller things here.

    Now this is going to be really important as we start getting to things like data visualization. For instance, I think we all really enjoyed Hans Rosling's talk, and he really emphasized the fact that I've been thinking about for a long time too: we have all this great data, but for some reason, it's just sitting there. We're not really accessing it. And one of the reasons why I think that is, is because -- we'll be helped by things like graphics and visualization and inference tools, but I also think a big part of it is going to be starting to be able to have better interfaces, to be able to drill down into this kind of data, while still thinking about the big picture here.

    Let me show you another app here. This is something called WorldWind. It's done by NASA. It's a kind of -- we've all seen Google Earth; this is an open-source version of that. There are plug-ins to be able to load in different data sets that NASA's collected over the years. But as you can see, I can use the same two-fingered gestures to go down and go in really seamlessly. There's no interface, again. It really allows anybody to kind of go in -- and, it just does what you'd expect, you know? Again, there's just no interface here. The interface just disappears. I can switch to different data views. That's what's neat about this app here. There you go. NASA's really cool. They have these hyper-spectral images that are false-colored so you can -- it's really good for determining vegetative use. Well, let's go back to this.

    Now, the great thing about mapping applications -- it's not really 2D, it's kind of 3D. So, again, with a multi-point interface, you can do a gesture like this -- so you can be able to tilt around like that, you know. It's not just simply relegated to a kind of 2D panning and motion.Now, this gesture that we've developed, again, is just putting two fingers down -- it's defining an axis of tilt -- and I can tilt up and down that way. That's something we just came up with on the spot, you know; it's probably not the right thing to do, but there's such interesting things you can do with this kind of interface. It's just so much fun playing around with too. (Laughter)

    And so the last thing I want to show you is -- you know, I'm sure we can all think of a lot of entertainment apps that you can do with this thing. I'm a little more interested in the kind of creative applications we can do with this. Now, here's a simple application here -- I can draw out a curve. And when I close it, it becomes a character. But the neat thing about it is I can add control points. And then what I can do is manipulate them with both of my fingers at the same time. And you notice what it does. It's kind of a puppeteering thing, where I can useas many fingers as I have to draw and make --

    Now, there's a lot of actual math going on under here for this to control this mesh and do the right thing. I mean, this technique of being able to manipulate a mesh here, with multiple control points, is actually something that's state of the art. It was just released at Siggraph last year, but it's a great example of the kind of research I really love: all this compute power to apply to make things do the right things, intuitive things, to do exactly what you expect.

    So, multi-touch interaction research is a very active field right now in HCI. I'm not the only one doing it; there are a lot of other people getting into it. This kind of technology is going to let even more people get into it, and I'm really looking forward to interacting with all you guysover the next few days and seeing how it can apply to your respective fields. Thank you.(Applause)

  • 20130219_211947

    Some notes about my experience using the Raspberry Pi model B…and you get it running Linux Debian on it!

    The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.

    […]

    We don’t think that the Raspberry Pi is a fix to all of the world’s computing issues; we do believe that we can be a catalyst. We want to see cheap, accessible, programmable computers everywhere; we actively encourage other companies to clone what we’re doing. We want to break the paradigm where without spending hundreds of pounds on a PC, families can’t use the internet. We want owning a truly personal computer to be normal for children. We think that 2012 is going to be a very exciting year. [About Raspberry PI]

  • Click on the picture for the full comic

    WhatItsLikeToOwnanAppleProduct