Get Better at IELTS Reading with Elevate

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I recently took an IELTS exam. One of the things that is really important in the Reading portion of the exam, is the ability to read quickly and grasp information accurately. And obviously that’s not something that you can learn in a day. Speed reading is a skill that needs to be trained. A while back, I … Continue reading Get Better at IELTS Reading with Elevate

How to get a Band 9 for Listening and Reading of IELTS?

I recently took an IELTS exam, and I only had a week to review (because I got the test dates wrong, oh well). Then, I saw one of my ex-colleagues post on Facebook about wanting to write a book called: 第一次考雅思就上手 (roughly translates to: Perfecting IELTS the First Time Around). Brilliant! He hasn’t written the book yet, but he was kind enough to lend me … Continue reading How to get a Band 9 for Listening and Reading of IELTS?

TV Shows are Back! Keep track of them with the Episodes App

I have been tracking my TV shows with Episodes for a while now. It’s super easy to use, just search for your TV shows and add them to your watch list. You can even turn on notifications, so that it’ll send you a notification the day before, the day or the day after it airs. The watch list will also show you when the next … Continue reading TV Shows are Back! Keep track of them with the Episodes App

Thoughts while reading Cocos2d-X by Example Beginner’s Guide Chapters 1 & 2

Packt published a new book on Cocos2d-X, “Cocos2d-X by Example Beginner’s Guide” by Roger Engelbert (http://www.packtpub.com/cocos2d-x-by-example/book) First off, book cover is adorable. Second, the book’s spiel says no programming knowledge required, oh really now? Anyway, I know Cocos2d, but I don’t know Cocos2dx nor C++, the language for Cocos2dx, so here I go. If I can make some cookie cutter games at the end of … Continue reading Thoughts while reading Cocos2d-X by Example Beginner’s Guide Chapters 1 & 2

Creating Games with Cocos2d for iPhone 2

Packt Publishing recently released a new book called “Creating Games with Cocos2d for iPhone 2”, written by Paul Nygard. The name is a bit confusing to me, the 2 in the book title refers to the book being the second Cocos2d book from Packt or 2 as in Cocos2d version 2.0? Anyway, the book in detail from their website: Cocos2d for iPhone is a simple … Continue reading Creating Games with Cocos2d for iPhone 2

Photo Caption Apps

Photo Caption Apps, apps that literally just put, well, captions or text on photos. I think it’s those emo/inspirational quotes all over Tumblr that inspired these text over photo meme(?) thing. So a seemingly simple purpose, actually has quite a few apps that are dedicated solely to it. I went to Beitou, Taiwan today and took a couple of pictures, and placed a couple of … Continue reading Photo Caption Apps

50K/30 Customer Reviews

Thank you, OnPluto 🙂 for leaving a review for my app 50K/30 🙂 FYI Chasing word counts made easy: 50K/30 for iOS 50K/30 is a simple and concise iOS writing app with a prominently displayed word count, because we know (or at least for me) it’s all about the word count. 50K/30 is available for sale now at the App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/50k-30/id570422816?mt=8) for $1.99. Feel … Continue reading 50K/30 Customer Reviews

Quick Review: Unreal Development Kit Game Programming with UnrealScript Beginners Guide

First thing I noticed about the book is, it’s written by a girl! The book is written by Rachel Cordone. I don’t have any experience with Unreal, and am even a bit nervous to try it. But this book says its for beginners, so I decided to give it a read. So far Chapter 1 has been very clear in teaching me how to install … Continue reading Quick Review: Unreal Development Kit Game Programming with UnrealScript Beginners Guide

Unity 3D Game Development by Example Beginner’s Guide: Game #2

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post on #AltDevBlogADay reviewing a Unity3D book written by Ryan Henson Creighton, Unity 3D Game Development by Example Beginner’s Guide (buy the book, it’s pretty good, so far), but I only gotten around to Chapter 4. So for this blog post, I will go through some of the other chapters, particularly Chapter 5 and 6, which is … Continue reading Unity 3D Game Development by Example Beginner’s Guide: Game #2

External link to Games Scoop – Apps & Games News: The Sims Social on Facebook

Games Scoop – Apps & Games News: The Sims Social on Facebook

gamesscoop: The Sims Social is the social game incarnate of The Sims. Unlike the original game, The Sims Social allows you to create only one character. After you created your character, you get to build your house, buy furniture, some items can be bought using Simoelons (The… Games Scoop – Apps & Games News: The Sims Social on Facebook Continue reading Games Scoop – Apps & Games News: The Sims Social on Facebook

Review: Unity 3D Game Development by Example Beginner’s Guide

This is an excerpt of my previous blog post. This book is written by Ryan Henson Creighton aka Cassie the 5 yr old game developer’s dad. This book is about 380 something pages, and it takes you through Unity from the basics (as in what Unity is, what you can and cannot do *hint* MMOs unless you are really popular and has like a hundred … Continue reading Review: Unity 3D Game Development by Example Beginner’s Guide