What a waste! Flash was awesome software. With music, sound effects, animation, and video, it added life to the Internet. Instead of a dull collection of text and low-res pictures, webpages were filled with action and interactivity. But even though Flash revolutionized the Internet, the software met an ill-fated end. After a decade long decline, Flash is officially dead. What will web designers and developers do now? Is there no replacement for Flash?!
Happy New Year! Normally I like to start off the new year with a lofty goal. This year, nothing significant is planned yet. The main reason for the uncertainty is because of the “Widgets app”. Each update requires a substantial amount of work — and the app is not considered to be done. Therefore, January 2021 is kicking off with another update to the “Widgets” and “Apparatuses” apps. If you’re into Chemistry, the new “Elements” widgets were made to help you.
This is the time of the year where people decorate for the holidays. It’s not just Christmas lights on trees, or Hanukkah lights in the windows, the seasonal festivities permeate throughout society. You can hear it on the radio, you can see it on TV shows, and even websites join in on the fun. This year, I wanted to do something Christmasy on the Mac App Store. With the version 2.7 update of Widgets, that goal was accomplished.
Merry Christmas! The holiday season is here. For those of you in the United States, hopefully you enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving yesterday. Isn’t it wonderful — good food, friends, family, and crazy discounts on stuff. This weekend, Lulu is having an amazing sale on print products. If you’ve been thinking about learning more about Tumult Hype, this is a great opportunity to get started. Wow! 30% off is a lot of savings.
Ever play SimCity? It’s a fantastic city-building simulation. It teaches an incredible lesson about taxes. The experience is almost counterintuitive. By lowering taxes, you can actually make more money — and make the citizens much happier. You can’t drop it to zero, as the city still needs money for maintenance and future growth, so the trick is to hit the sweet spot. I believe that’s what Apple has announced today. Starting next year, Apple’s App Store commission rate (for small businesses) will drop from 30% to 15%. That’s huge!