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Net Neutrality: The Crazy Cable Bill

Emoji GlobeCable companies are dinosaurs. Why pay around $100 a month for TV shows and movies when Netflix is $7.99 a month? However, these monsters are not going down without a fight. Instead of being content with providing Internet access to millions of people, there’s a push to double charge for the delivery of Internet data. Comcast recently struck a deal with Netflix to create a fast lane. This is directly against the notion of Net Neutrality, as the Internet is meant to have only one speed – all data should be promptly delivered without discrimination.

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The Stencyl Book Is On The Way!

Book cover previewThis is not an April Fools Day joke. Photics.com doesn’t engage in such activities. This is serious news. After 2+ years of working on a Stencyl book, the project is now complete. It was a tough project, as learning Stencyl was more challenging than I expected. But unlike my struggles, soon the world will have access to this handy book. Perhaps it can speed up your understanding of Stencyl. Preorders are available – starting today – at the iBookstore!

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Ski Safari (iOS) Review and Hints

Ski SafariIt seems that I was late to the party with this one. Back in the Spring of 2012, Defiant Development launched Ski Safari. It’s a cute and fun skiing game. In a seemingly never-ending sea of iOS apps and games, it’s hard to stand out in the endless runner genre. I thought I pretty much had my fill with Tiny Wings and Agent Dash. But with Ski Safari, I was playing on my iPhone 4 like it was brand new.

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What’s Wrong About Black Friday Shopping?

Black Friday Gifts - Exploding EmojiPhotics.com is an international website. For much of the world, November 28, 2013 is just another Thursday. My friends in Canada, they celebrated their Thanksgiving Day over a month ago. So normally, I don’t write about issues that are exclusive to the United States. I also avoid topics like religion or politics. But after seeing lots of negative press about Black Friday shopping. I felt motivated to post up.

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Awesome Week For Apple

OS X Mavericks IconEarlier this week, I was a bit grumpy with Apple. I was beginning to wonder if the best days for the company were behind it. But wow, Apple had an impressive week. In my mind, it was a total turnaround for Apple. With the free upgrade to OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and a free upgrade to iWorks, Apple dealt a serious blow to Microsoft. This shows that Apple is still competitive and forward thinking. Meanwhile, I’m glad that I’ve been choosing Apple products over Google. That’s because Apple actually understands customer service.

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