Canon XSi Or Nikon D3000

Canon’s Rebel XSi (450D) is already on the market and awaiting the arrival of its new Nikon nemesis. Which one will dominate?

The Nikon/Canon debate will not abate with the coming of the new D3000. Nikon proponents will line up on the Nikon side while Canon enthusiasts will take their stance on the other side of the line. It’s kind of like the Republicans vs Democrats or the Auburn War Eagles vs the Alabama Crimson Tide. You pick your favorite rivalry. Your side will be better no matter what.

My money is on both to be winners. If you buy a Canon Rebel XSi or a Nikon D3000 you will be getting an awesome piece of photographic equipment. The technology keeps improving and the price continues to either stay the same or come down a bit with each new entry level DSLR. Continue reading

Five Reasons You Should Use Flash Video on Your Site

Flash Video is an accessible, fast-loading, pretty much globally supported video format. And, as the “official video format of YouTube,” Flash Video has emerged as the standard video format for the web. In this article, author Dave Karlins explains why you should use Flash Video on your site.

Before I explain why you should use Flash Video on your site, let me break that down just a bit. I’m going to explain why you should use Flash Video on your site. The “Flash Video” part will cover why this format is the best choice for sharing your videos online. And the “your site” part will explain why you can, and should, pop Flash Video files up on your own site, rather than sticking them up on YouTube.


Flash CS5 Physics

Long are the days where a designer could simple explore flash and learn it. The current times and ActionScript 3 require some programming skills. Fortunately Flash CS5 includes a simple way to associate gravity behavior to objects making certain animations easier.

Flash CS5 introduces a whole bunch of new features in order to keep up to date with the current necessities in the development of RIAs and other software for Mobile hardware such as the iPhone.

The video after the jump will show some of Flash CS5 gaming capabilities and, starting at 3min50sec, an introduction to Flash CS5 physics.

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Develop applications for iPhone with Adobe Flash CS5

Flash Professional CS5 will enable you to build applications for iPhone and iPod touch using ActionScript 3. These applications can be delivered to iPhone and iPod touch users through the Apple App Store.*

A public beta of Flash Professional CS5 with prerelease support for building applications for iPhone is planned for later this year. Sign up to be notified when the beta starts. Continue reading

Google Wave


Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more. Continue reading

Facebook adopts new privacy policy

Facebook on Tuesday announced that it has decided to adopt a revised privacy policy designed to be more accessible and easier to understand.

The social network had just completed a weeklong comment period for the new revision and, though “a lot of people participated,” less than 7,000 members commented. According to Facebook’s rules, this meant that a vote was unnecessary, Michael Richter, Facebook deputy general counsel, wrote in a company blog.
Overall, members supported the proposed changes, including the simplification of the language used to describe the policy and the document’s new structure, Richter said. Continue reading