developers

The Internet Is Rigged

It was the inherent beauty of the web. I had access to the same tools and the same publish button as any big time brand. As an indie player, this was incredibly powerful, and in many ways, that levelling of the creative playing field was what got so many of us so excited about this joint in the first place.


5 Things I Didn't Get About Making Video Games (Until I Did It)

Before I joined Gearbox Software, I worked at Destructoid as a features editor. I worked there from 2006 to 2010, and specialised in highlighting indie games and spewing vitriol at big-budget games I didn’t like. It turns out there were a shitload of things I didn’t know about games development.


The US Cities That Allow The Tiniest Apartments

The development of micro-housing — apartments and other dwellings smaller than 28 square metres — is a growing trend in many popular cities cramped for space. But where in the country can you find the teeniest examples of this trend? Maybe not the cities you’d first guess.


New HTML Is About To Make Your Phone Way Better At Using The Internet

Underneath every picture of a dog in a beekeeping suit and ice-bucket challenge video you see on the internet, there’s a complex framework of code. Soon, that framework will get a tiny tune-up that will make surfing the web on your phone faster than it’s ever been.


iOS 7.1 Developers' Source Code Hints At Siri For Apple TV

Apple’s virtual helper might soon appear in additional types of hardware from the tech giant, with snippets of code found within the iOS 7.1 SDK suggesting that a version of Siri for Apple TV may be in the works.


Two Aussie Developers' New Budgeting App Lets You Forecast Your Bills

The debut iOS app from the guys at Minus4°, Bills Forecast lets you quickly look forward at upcoming recurring bills, and add in expected purchases and yearly costs (like your car’s rego and insurance). The product of a year’s work from developer Toby Pattullo and designer Dean Hecker, the app looks great — it’s especially useful for getting an easy idea of how much spending or saving money you’ll have left over every month.


How Computers Create Convincing Light And Shade In Graphics

Creating rich, lush computer-generated images is no mean feat, and one of the most fundamental aspects is light and shade. This video explains how programmers and designers tackle that crucial problem.


Apple OS X Mavericks Gold Master Out

The Gold Master version of OS X Mavericks is now available for developers. That means that OS X Mavericks has reached the final build and is ready to go to customers. What we see in this build will be exactly what everyone sees when they upgrade to Mavericks.


Aussie 'Titstare' Developers Apologise For TechCrunch Controversy

If there’s one thing that’s going to lose you friends in the tech community, it’s being blatantly sexist. That’s what Sydney-based developers David Boulton and Jethro Batts quickly figured out today, as they showed off an app at TechCrunch Disrupt based on the sole idea of “starting at tits”.


Resin Turns Two Left Feet Into Something Magical

Adelaide-based design studio Resin’s latest app takes an existing (and excellent) children’s book and turns it into something truly wonderful.