July 10th, 2012

Dad's new laptop and Windows 8 Release Preview

My Dad recently bought a new Dell Inspiron laptop. It’s mid range; 2nd-gen Intel i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, integrated graphics. It’s quite basic but is perfect for what my Dad wants, email and solitaire. I particularly like the touch pad, it’s one of the best I’ve used. It’s got enough space to move around, low fiction and is quite accurate. You can scroll by using two fingers which I prefer to the right-hand side scroll area on other laptops, including my own. MORE

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July 8th, 2012

Introducing Flashdeck - a flashcards app for WP7

This is the new app I’ve been working on since my last post about the CAG app. I thought of what would actually be useful and can be accomplished in the time I have and a flashcards app would be a good idea. MORE

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June 15th, 2012

How to make an audio progress bar

One of the features of the Cheap Ass Gamer app I’ve spent a lot of time on is the podcast controls. A progress bar is really useful to the user to instantly get an idea of how long the track is and how far they are in to it. To my knowledge, there is no in-built functions for creating an audio progress bar. With help from the internet, this is how I got my progress bar working. I’m of course using Silverlight for Windows Phone in C#. MORE

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