Exciting Updates to Flash Professional CC | | Peachpit

 

Experienced instructor and Flash Platform expert Joseph Labrecque presents an introduction to much of what is new in Flash Professional CC; namely, the introduction of native HTML5 Canvas.

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How important is it for a company to have a great logo? – BBC News

 

From Nike’s “swoosh” symbol, to Starbucks’ mermaid, firms take great care of their logos, but how much do they really contribute to a company’s success?

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Google’s ‘mobilegeddon’ will shake up search results | Technology | The Guardian

 

Having a site that is friendly to mobile browsers on smartphones and tablets will be key from Tuesday as Google rolls out a new mobile-focused algorithm.

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Tidal waves of ridicule: Jay Z’s streaming service is self-interest dressed as activism

 

Tidal’s owners now include the 18 superstars who appeared so wooden at the launch, and what they are offering is CD-quality music streaming at twice the price of Spotify ($20 a monthly subscription compared to $10). 
There are big problems with Tidal’s claim of high-quality music for all: the technology most people use to play music isn’t good enough to allow us to hear the difference between so-called “lossless” audio and MP3 files. And on top of that, streaming lossless audio uses a lot more data than MP3s.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/tidal-waves-of-ridicule-jay-zs-streaming-service-is-selfinterest-dressed-as-activism-20150402-1mdbdm.html#ixzz3W8lJsuHc

Tidal waves of ridicule: Jay Z’s streaming service is self-interest dressed as activism.

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BBC News – ‘Big brother’ technology comes to Australia’s shops

 

BBC News – ‘Big brother’ technology comes to Australia’s shops.

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The great internet swindle: ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? | Technology | The Guardian

 

The internet was meant to liberate and empower its users. But the real effect has been to create vast monopolies and turn us into victims, argues web sceptic Andrew Keen in his controversial new book The Internet is Not the Answer

The great internet swindle: ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? | Technology | The Guardian.

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BBC News – Future of News: How will technology change news in the future?

 

BBC News – Future of News: How will technology change news in the future?.

Technological developments are allowing journalists to find news content and change the way news stories are told.

Broadcasters and academics discuss how changes in technology will alter the way news is created in the future.

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HOW TO USE FEEDBACK ON YOUR ESSAY EFFECTIVELY

 

Pat Maier (Lecturer, Learning and Teaching Coordinator) gives expert video advice on: How can I use feedback effectively?

HOW CAN I USE FEEDBACK EFFECTIVELY?

Your tutors will give you feedback on the work that you do. Usually there’s a timeframe within which they should provide feedback to you. When you get your feedback, it’s important to look at it in terms of how you can improve the next piece of work. You may say the feedback only applies to this piece of work and not the next piece of work. The important thing for you is to look at whether there anything you can take from this feedback that’s generic enough that can be used in another piece of work. So, for example, is your writing bad? Do you tend to have sloppy results? Do you make arithmetic errors across many of your pieces of coursework? You need to look and see if there’s some pattern in the feedback for you. If you’re not getting the feedback you want, it might be a good idea to ask your tutor for the particular feedback that you want.

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Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder | Technology | The Guardian

 

Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle, who criticised the rash of cloud computing announcements as “fashion-driven” and “complete gibberish”.”The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we’ve redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do,” he said. “The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women’s fashion. Maybe I’m an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It’s complete gibberish. It’s insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?”

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BBC – Blogs – College of Journalism – Investigative apps are useful tools for journalists, if rough around the edges

 

There are a lot of websites out there that can help you find hidden information. But there are also software applications and browser plug-ins that can be of use to investigative journalists.

Created by up-and-coming developers and enthusiasts on a budget, many of these programmes are rather unsophisticated, so don’t expect slick interfaces and 24-hour help desks.

That said, if you can get past the jargon and rough-and-ready feel, you’ll find nifty little apps that can help you discover nuggets of information which would be unavailable through conventional means.

Many alternatives are available and, while I’m not personally endorsing the programmes featured here, they can be useful tools. And in terms of BBC investigative journalism they’d have to be used according to our editorial guidelines:

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