GameMaker Studio Standard Ed Free For A Limited Time

You can download GameMaker Studio Standard free or buy the Pro version for $35. Offer ends March 2nd, 2014.

Are you an aspiring game designer, artist or programmer looking to for a way to take your work to the next level? Become a Pro and take advantage of our GameMaker: Studio Professional sale!

For a limited time YoYo Games is giving all GameMaker: Studio Standard users the chance to upgrade to GameMaker: Studio Professional for only $35.00! Go to our Checkout Page and enter your GameMaker: Studio licence key to get started.

If you don’t already own a copy of GameMaker: Studio, for a limited time, you can now get your own GameMaker: Studio Standard license, completely free! To get your copy of GameMaker: Studio Standard simply download the Free Version and follow the instructions that appear inside.

Here’s a showcase of games made with GameMaker.

via YoYo Games.

South Korea rules pre-installed phone bloatware must be deletable

South Korea rules pre-installed phone bloatware must be deletable

New guidelines will require the industry to allow smartphone users the option to delete unnecessary pre-loaded applications, to rectify unreasonable practices and reduce inconvenience.

Under the new guidelines, telcos are required to make most of their pre-installed apps deletable except for four necessary items related to Wi-Fi connectivity, near-field communication (NFC), the customer service center and the app store.

I wonder how long it will take for the rest of the world to follow suit.

Flickr: A New Take on an Instagram Alternative [Link]

Flickr: A New Take on an Instagram Alternative [Link]

Flickr Mobile Screenshot

Recently I dropped Instagram and started using my Tumblr account to post my pictures. It has worked out, but is still a bit awkward to use a separate app (Snapseed) to edit my pictures before posting. I used to use Flickr a lot and kind of stopped sometime last year when my membership was up for renewal and Instagram had become my app to post photos online.

Recent versions of the Flickr mobile app have added many features like photo editing, filters and social integration which makes it a very good Instagram replacement.

App.Storm has a great write-up on the app.

There was a bit of a ruckus in December when Instagram changed its Terms of Service and then changed them back. At the same time, Yahoo released an all-new Flickr app for iPhone that was clearly an Instagram competitor, but word on the street quickly grew and word was good: Flickr was a good competitor.

I’m still going to continue using Tumblr, but when it comes to posting photos it will be done through the Flickr app which allows me to post to Tumblr. App.Storm give the Flickr Mobile App a rating of 8 out 10.

Flickr’s filters make it a great alternative to Instagram and its social elements are great, but its real power lies in the power it gives professionals.

The App is available for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone

Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software

Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software [Link]

Two weeks ago I posted how to get Adobe Creative Suite 2 for free which is a great product, but still around seven years old. If you’re looking for new features you’ll need to build your own suite using free and/or cheaper software. Lifehacker has a great post on several alternatives for each of the products which make up Adobe Creative Suite.

Adobe’s Creative Suite is one of the best software packs out there for professionals, but the suite is prohibitively expensive for most people. If you can’t drop the cash, you can still get a similar experience with free or cheap software. Here’s how to build your own Creative Suite.

Some of the replacements include popular Open Source projects like GIMP, Scribus, InkScape, KompoZer, Blender and Synfig.

Download Adobe CS2 for FREE

Adobe is offering Adobe CS2 free for Mac and Windows. The download page includes serials and downloads for the following:

  • Creative Suite 2
  • Acrobat 3D 1.0 for Windows
  • Acrobat Standard 7.0
  • Acrobat Pro 8.0
  • Audition 3.0
  • GoLive CS2
  • Illustrator CS2
  • InCopy CS2
  • InDesign CS2
  • Photoshop CS2
  • Photoshop Elements 4.0/5.0
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0

Adobe CS2 is seven years old, but still a great product. This is also a great way to get familiar with the product since the newer versions include new features, but the workflow is pretty much the same.

To get the free downloads, you need a free Adobe Member account.

 

Adobe CS2 downloads