There's a million web games spread throughout the internet now, and if you like to play them, you probably want to play them all the time. And if you play one flash game, you probably play another, maybe 10 or 20. But what if you don't have an internet connection one day? What if you can't play those web games anymore? Well, you can, and all you have to do is download them to your computer. Watch to see how to download and play web-based flash games on your computer without web access.
Add an extra level of functionality and user interactivity by adding sound to your menu buttons on your Flash-based website! This tutorial shows you how to create these sound files, and then incorporate them into your dynamic Flash-based menu by using the ActionScript code.
New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 194th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the SUM, VLOOKUP and ROUND functions to create a gradebook based on percentage scores that will calculate grade for you automatically. See also how the VLOOKUP and the percentage format can deliver the wrong grade when you dont use the ...
If you don't want to use a preloader bar, you can use the circular animation instead. This tutorial shows you how to code a circular preloader and have the animation go either clockwise or counterclockwise using a mid-level masking technique in Action Script 3.0.
Allow for your community to grow and expand by adding in a private messaging system to your website. Even if you're not experienced with PHP or MySQL, this tutorial walks you through the process of setting up the messaging system.
The Java windows can pop up and alert your user to important aspects of your website - such as receiving a forum message. This tutorial shows you how to make your own Java-style popup alert window using Action Script 3 and add it to your Flash-based website.
New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 193rd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the SUM and VLOOKUP functions to create a grade book based on a given total score that will automatically calculate grades.
If you've lost your current stylus and don't feel like paying Apple another $15 or $20 for a new one, there's a simple and cheap way of making your own! All you need is an anti-static sock, a pencil (or a pen) and a needle and some thread! In this video you will learn how to make your own!
Use ActionScript 3 and Adobe Flash CS3 to add in a slider component to the website or project you're building in Flash. A slider component can allow users to do things like change the size of animations on your website.
Finally, here's a quick tutorial on how you can mix your own homemade mixing medium! It's quick, easy and inexpensive. The challenge is finding glycerin, but its out there.
A scrollbar adds a little bit of user interactivity to your website, letting visitors navigate and helping you optimize page space as well. This tutorial shows you how to utilize the scrollbar component when you're building a website in Adobe Flash CS3.
I could write about a new launcher everyday, because there are so many options out there for Android users, but one of my favorites it Everything Home. You probably have your own favorite, but what if you could actually use two launchers together, taking advantage of each one's awesome features?
Niantic pioneered location-based augmented reality gaming with Ingress and popularized it with Pokémon Go, but others have attempted to replicate the model without reaching the level of success that Niantic has garnered.
Electronics maker Epson is courting developers to its Moverio smartglasses with an updated software development kit (SDK) and integration with a web-based tool for publishing augmented reality experiences.
Broad-based leadership is important to the success of a venture. Though everyone cannot have every skill, it is important to bring together a leadership team that has both a broad and deep set of experiences. Still, people should be hired more because they are passionate about what they do and willing to work hard, than just experiences. Value broad-based leadership & experience.
FarmVille's Lead Designer Mark Skaggs talks to us about how they use time-based gameplay to design their games - for people who want to play at work (which EVERYONE at my last job did) and people who want to play when they get up, or people who want to play a little before they go to sleep. Genius.
Google recently updated their TOS to reflect the email scanning practices they use in Gmail, which are used to display more relevant ads, among other things.
Ad blocking on Android usually requires root access, but a pair of new browsers based on the open source Chromium and Firefox builds are looking to change this.
Stumbling upon a specifically tailored advertisement on your iPhone can be a bit disconcerting. But that's what happens when you let advertisers track your data. Some of you may appreciate more relevant ads in apps, but the rest of you might consider it a straight-up privacy invasion.
Have a WordPress blog? Make some money by adding some advertisements. You can easily do this by using the AdRotate plugin for WordPress. It's super easy to install and even easier to use.
Hulu used to be simple — just a site with all the latest clips and episodes from your favorite shows. Watch some ads, watch some free TV. Easy, right? Not so much anymore. Hulu is no longer free, and on top of that, offers different pricing plans and add-ons.
News: This Augmented Reality Black Friday Ad from Footwear Retailer DSW Is Like a Scene from 'Black Mirror'
If you're looking into buying shoes from DSW on Black Friday, then you can save an extra 20% — but only if you smile more.
Apple announced upcoming changes today to prevent third-party tracking of users and prevent autoplay, on Safari. Safari will prevent the recording (by anyone other than Apple) of users' browsing behavior, and by doing so prevent advertisers from targeting ads based on individuals' history.
When it comes to ad blocking on Android, there's no better app than AdAway. The popular root mod filters out ads at the hosts file level, so no extra processing power is used, and your phone is literally incapable of loading most ads.
When iOS releases in the next few weeks, consumers on both iOS and Android operating systems can expect to see more AR ads in the mobile web browsers thanks to Vertebrae, an advertising platform for immersive media.
While Toyota ranks as the leading automotive brand in the world, the company is a follower when it comes to augmented reality.
Most of the free apps you'll find on the Play Store have ads. These ads are personalized — in other words, they're for products and services Google believes you might be interested in. The way Google knows about your interests is by collecting data from your smartphone, including your location and app usage. While personalized ads have their advantages, the collection of data is unsettling.
News: 8th Wall, Amazon Sumerian & Trigger Team Up to Deliver Web AR Promotion for 'Jumanji' Movie Sequel
Augmented reality already seemed like the ideal technology to advertise for a movie based on the premise of being sucked into a video game world the first time around. For the sequel, how about two times the immersion?
As if you needed another reason to lock down your Facebook profile, the company's sketchy new partnership with data mining firm Datalogix is geared towards giving advertisers more information on what you're doing—even when you're not online. It's just not enough that they can target ads based on your preferences, now they want to know how those ads are influencing your buying habits in the real world.
Interested to know how to start a new cable television ad campaign with Google AdWords TV Ads? This official video from Google will teach you how to use the new interface to determine just that. For all of the relevant details, and to get started creating your own televised advertising campaigns, watch this clip.
NetGuard is a well-established app known for its highly secure firewall, which blocks unwanted web activity from individual apps that can take up both precious bandwidth and battery life. Not quite as well known, however, is the fact there's a second official version of NetGuard that comes with a hidden ad-blocking feature, which can be activated with just a little tinkering in the app's settings menu.
If you're in the market for a non-root ad-blocker, developer Julian Klode has an app that you'll definitely want to check out. It uses Android's VPN system in a similar manner to alternative apps like NetGuard and AdGuard, but it's got a new twist that should save lots of battery life in the process.
Over the course of the past few years, many websites have begun offering up a mobile-friendly HTML 5 version of their content. Videos that once required Adobe's Flash can now be played on any modern mobile web browser.
A while back, we told you about NoChromo, a no-root ad-blocking browser based on Google Chrome's open source code base, Chromium. That browser was wildly successful, as it offered an identical interface to regular Chrome, but without any ads. Sadly, the developer abandoned NoChromo, but a new ad-blocking Chromium port called Bromite has been released to fill its void.
Interested in using the Google TV Ads SpotMixer tool to produce your television commercial? It's easy. And this official video guide from the folks at Google AdWords presents a complete guide. For all of the relevant details, and to get started using SpotMixer to create your own custom TV spots, watch this clip.
Want to see how a Google TV Ads national cable television advertising campaign is doing? This official video from Google will teach you how to use the new interface to determine just that. For all of the relevant details, and to get started gauging the effectiveness of your own Google AdWords TV Ads campaigns, watch this clip.
With a new installment of the Saw horror series opening in theaters nationwide this weekend, Lionsgate is betting its ad dollars on immersive advertising to sell tickets.
Every time you Google something or click on an ad in a YouTube video, Google gets paid. They are estimated to make well over $100 million a day, and I honestly think that's low-balling it.
There're plenty of great ways to get traffic, especially this off-site optimization technique using classified ads to point website traffic back into your site itself.
In this quick clip from Lifehacker, you'll see how you can skip pre-video commercials on YouTube by hitting your web browser's Refresh button. For more information, including a complete demonstration of this simple technique, and to get started annoying skipping pre-roll ads on YouTube yourself, take a look.