software

Hal Lasko: The Pixel Painter

Earlier versions of Windows boasted Microsoft Paint. Photoshop was too expensive, so it was a free tool we all used.  97 year old  Hal Lasko an artist still uses MS Paint to create elaborate paintings.  It shows you what tenacity and patience can produce. Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist…

We’re Sorry: Tumblr Sells to Yahoo for 1.1 Billion

We are sorry! We sold Tumblr to Yahoo for 1.1 Billion dollars.  Withover  100 million blogs and growing, we had to take themoney and run.  Thank you for all your hard work fellowbloggers.  You will never get a penny for your hardwork  on Tumblr. See ya, suckers!

The Adobe “Project Mighty” Connected Pen

I am trying to get away from using a pencil and paper for my art projects.  There are many tools for the artist out there like the iPad, Surface and Dell XPS 18. Now along comes the Adobe “Project Mighty” connected pen. This pen might just revolutionize the way we jot down our ideas and…

DrawQuest: Free iPad App

DrawQuest is making artists out of non-artists.  There are so many good little free apps for iPad out there.  DrawQuest takes the learning curve out of the equation and lets you have fun like a kid. Sure it was designed for kids, that should not stop that inner-child and go crazy with DrawQuest. It is…

Microsoft Office 2013 or Microsoft Office 365

Which is better Microsoft Office 2013 or Microsoft Office 365? Depending on your productivity, Microsoft Office 365 might be the best solution? For $99.99  you can have access to the top core applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, Outlook and Access for five computers.  The best part is you are able to get …

Fresh Paint for Windows 8

I was quite surprised by the robust power of Fresh Paint for Windows 8. This nifty free app is geared to kids, it is a fun tool for artists of all ages. The learning curve is quite easy and will appeal to many.  I highly recommend this app.  Did I mention it is free? [youtube…

IDraw: Alternative Vector Program to Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is an expensive vector program for some. iDraw is a powerful feature-packed vector design and illustration application that could be used as an alternative. How can you go wrong for $8.99 for this little powerhouse app for your iPad? A more robust Mac version will set you back $24.99. That is a steal.

Mars With Earth-Like Oceans

What would Mars look like with an earth-like atmosphere and oceans?  When the sun does eventually grow bigger and life be unsustainable on earth, perhaps man will colonize Mars. Men will then definitely be from Mars. Kevin Gil used Gimp and data from NASA to visualize a fertile Mars teeming with life.

Smartpet Robot Dog

Wait till my dogs get a load of the Smartpet Robot Dog. I think I am going to spend endless nights in confusing my small canine friends.

Locate My Kindle

As a family we are pretty wired. We have gadgets from Amazon, Apple and Google. The kids and the wife are always misplacing their devices. Fortunately a few individuals have the devices my family members. There are other not so lucky where devices are not returned. Locate my Kindle is another in a long line…

Bamboo Stylus

The Wacom drawing tablet has always been an expensive device for artists, more elusive for the casual artist. The price of a good tablet is the equivalent of an iPad. There many stylus pens in the market for iPads to use as a drawing tool, but none come close to the Wacom tablet. Wacom feeling…

ArtFinder

If you love art and like to share with friends, Artfinder is the perfect tool for you. It’s a virtual online art finder for art lovers. Share and find local art in your neighbourhood. Your passion for art is now at the tip of your fingertips with the Artfinder app that will make your art…