Yosemite – initial impressions…

Apple has had us in for quite a few surprises, this year at WWDC. Their work in tightly integrating their iOS and Mac OS systems seem to be what the developers looked forward to. Like with Mavericks last year, we’re here to discuss our findings about Apple’s next Mac OS release – Yosemite.Yosemite

Like we have done many times earlier, again, we’re not really authorised to try out the Developer Preview of Yosemite. But we figured, there is always a chance that we’d not be lucky enough to see a tomorrow; better live dangerously. So, my partner in crime and brother, Darryl, found a way for us to experience it right now, before you lot get to try it in the beta program. Oh! Here’s a link to sign up for it.

Ghost installation for Raspberry Pi…

Ghost is a new blogging platform. It has a refreshingly innovative and responsive UI – one that can clearly be seen as the future of blogging. You might want to visit Ghost’s website to know more about it. I promise, once you’ve learnt how it works, you won’t stop thinking about it. While you’re at it, do learn how it’s installed on the Raspberry Pi from our tutorial below.

GhostGhost runs on Node.js and, like WordPress, is free to download and use. It is expressly intended to be a blogging platform unlike the recent evolution of WordPress.

Node.js installation for Raspberry Pi…

Node.js is a brilliant platform for creating network applications. It is mainly known for its non-blocking I/O and event driven system. In simple terms, Node.js can easily handle a large number of requests while simultaneously consuming lesser server memory. These are the attributes one should be looking for in a low power server like, you guessed it, Raspberry Pi. Here, you’ll learn how to setup Node.js for Raspberry Pi.

SkyDrive for iOS gets automatic Camera Roll back-up…

SkyDrive – Microsoft’s very own personal cloud storage solution, has been quite a pleasant experience since its conception over 6 years ago. At the time, SkyDrive was more of an experimental service to separately sign up for. In April, 2012, SkyDrive became available for every single Microsoft account whether you use it or not, and is now deeply integrated into Windows 8. Sure, it doesn’t seem any better on non-Windows systems than other cloud storage system, until now. SkyDrive for iOS has brought forth a much needed feature – for me, at least.

App snap – Windows 8.1 preview observations…

It’s been a while since Windows 8.1 preview has become available to the general public, and they have made incredible strides in improving the user experience. The Start screen is capable of housing tiles of a greater variety of sizes, the Start button has made a comeback, Charms have improved. Apps snap now happens at whatever widths the user likes, with minimum width limits of course. This has been quite a detour since Windows 8 where every movement was predictable. Windows 8.1 is quite predictable itself – only there are a lot more things to consider now.

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