The next generation of consoles are upon us! It’s been eight long years since the release of the xbox 360 and seven since the playstation 3. To say that both Microsoft and Sony have ran their course with this generation of consoles is an understatement. While the PC technology has streamed ahead, this generation of consoles have stagnated for at least the past few years.
As a gamer there is always a fine line between wanting the latest and greatest hardware and the cost of purchasing that hardware. We don’t want to wait too long for new hardware, but we also don’t want to have to drop $500 every year on the latest and greatest (the PC problem).
With the next generation of hardware coming from both Sony and Microsoft this November the question becomes: Xbox One or Playstation 4? Of course, you might say both, and I’m sure there are plenty of gamers that will get both. I have both a 360 and a PS3, but I only purchased a 360 at launch. I know I’ll eventually own both platforms, but to save a little cash I will exercise self control and purchase only one at launch.
I guess you could call me an Xbox fanboy. I owned an original xbox, purchased a 360 at launch and have owned about four since (let’s not talk about the red-ring!). Xbox is where my friends are. It’s the most important thing about the platform for me…community! I’ll go where my friends go (G1MP UP!). I didn’t get a PS3 until the slim was released and to be honest it hasn’t seen much use until recently (thanks to PS+ and it’s “free” games). My friends aren’t on PS3 so I just don’t play it as much.
So my choice for the next gen? PS4! The decision was based on a number of things:
My friends are going to be on PS4 (a collective decision).
A better hardware spec.
Playstation + is worth every penny
Updated controller. I prefer the xbox over PS3 controller, but the new PS controller looks like a major improvement.
Price! $100 less (yes I know it doesn’t have a camera included, but I have a Kinect and never use it).
I have a preorder for release day delivery and plan on grabbing Battlefield 4 as a first game, so see you on the battlefield (PS gamer tag “i-Doyle”).
Switching from Windows to OS X has a pretty easy learning curve when picking up the basics. Most switchers seem to pick up those OS X basics with ease, but there are SO many more advanced features that go untouched by the majority of users.
Master Your Mac bridges the gap nicely between the basics and the more advanced features of OS X. It’s certainly not an OS X manual/bible delivering details on every feature. Master Your Mac is more of a stepping stone to some features and applications a basic user is probably unaware of. Chapters include Automation, Security and Troubleshooting among others.
Many of the books tips require the download and often purchase of a third party application. This is my only real complaint, but I think thats more of my personal taste than anything. It certainly does a good job of highlighting third party tools that do a good job. I just prefer a more purist OS X experience.
Disclaimer: Promotional copy was furnished by the publisher.
Bandai recently announced the launch of their “big in the 90′s” virtual pet known as Tamagotchi, as an Android and iOS app.
I understand why the virtual pet devices were big in the late 90′s, but in the current day and age of mobile gaming, I just don’t think it’s a big deal. Maybe the retro vibe will keep the original owners happy, but I doubt a new crowd of youngsters will care.
When the app is available later this week, grab a copy and let us know what you think.
Anyone looking for some kick ass, giant mech on mech action? Hawken is described as an up-to-date mech battle arena style game with a gritty visual. The release scheduled for this coming December is set to be a free-to-play model, so keep your cash in your pocket!
In the meantime developer Adhesive Games are running an invite only BETA and we have an extra invite to give away. To win just leave a comment below and I will choose a winner at random.
Check out the below video for a taste of the action!
Because a PDF is a finished and rendered file, it is possible to split into sections or add additional information or images on top of the existing content. This could be the best way to use a PDF if you have a simple report that you want to make notes on, for example.
To edit the contents of a PDF you need to convert the file into another format, which will allow you to make changes to it. There are a range of conversion programs around, and prices start from about £60 for professionally approved software.
Advanced PDF editors
The kind of program that you need will depend on the type of editing you want to do; as you would expect, the more advanced programs are slightly more expensive. A professional piece of software will allow you to edit text, create or move images, and even translate PDFs into another language. This kind of program is probably more suitable for companies that receive PDFs on a regular basis, or create PDF documents such as weekly newsletters and reports.
Eliminate text flow issues
Even if you want to do simple text editing within a PDF, you will come across the problem of ‘text flow’. This is concerned with the arrangement of the text (i.e. in paragraphs and with line spacing). Copying and pasting text from a PDF into a Word document interferes with the text flow, and leaves you with a significant amount of work to do just to get the format correct again.
Using the right PDF editing tool is the simplest and quickest way to achieve the editing results that you’re after.