Canadian App Makes Android Devices Kid-Proof

Lock up your Android phone or tablet with this app that lets parents restrict what apps kids use, who can call them.

Developed by two Toronto-area developers, the Kytephone app lets parents control what kids can do on an Android phone or tablet (such as the Nexus 7) as well as track where they are (using the devi... Read More


6 Tips for using free Wi-Fi Safely

Six tips for things to watch out for when using free WiFi when out on the road.

It's easy to find free Wi-Fi  in most cities  in Canada today. Pretty much any coffee chain (including Tims), many restaurants, hotels, airports, trains and even some buses now make it ea... Read More


Finding Free Wifi Near Ryerson

Looking for places to study or work near Ryerson? Here's our list of places you can find free WiFi, power outlets and reasonably-priced caffeine at.

As we mentioned in the first article in this series, WiFi is pretty much available everywhere in Toronto. Most of the coffee chains, restaurants and some bars, especially the chains, have free WiFi... Read More


Original Macintosh Design Team Interview Video

Interviews with 5 designers recorded in October 1983 for Apple TV commercials that never ran.

This video features Burrell Smith, Andy Hertzfeld, George Crow, Bill Atkinson and Mike Murray talking about what was their inspiration in designing the Macintosh. As people who know the history of ... Read More


Finding Free Wifi Near UofT

Looking for places to study or work near UofT? Here's our list of places you can find free WiFi, power outlets and reasonably-priced caffeine at.

First a little secret: WiFi is everywhere in Toronto Fact is a large number of eating establishments in Toronto, especially the chains, have free WiFi available for customers, though it generally i... Read More


Podcasting for Dummies

I wanted to be on the other side of the podcasting fence - I wanted to be the one podcasting my message to the masses. And so I bought this book.

I'm a podcast junkie, for sure. It started with cartoon version of the Ricky Gervais podcast, continued with a series of pro wrestling themed podcasts and now I'm up to at least 10/week.  So ... Read More


Revolution in the Valley The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made

Andy Hertzfeld's insiders tale of the birth of the Mac.

 There have always been certain periods of time when, because of a set of circumstances perhaps only obvious in hindsight, it is possible for individuals to make a change to the established or... Read More


Drupal User's Guide

By the same author of last year’s well-regarded Front End Drupal; this similarly-sized book is aimed more at beginners.

Drupal User's Guide is by the same author of last year’s well-regarded Front End Drupal; but while Front End was aimed at experienced Drupal developers building themes, this similarly-sized b... Read More


The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7

If last-year's Professional WordPress is the must-have book for WordPress developers, then Definitive is at least the equivalent for Drupal developers.

A few weeks ago I was listening to a DrupalEasy podcast about the book with lead author Benjamin Melançon. The podcast was aptly named “Epic”, which kind of sums up this two kilo... Read More


Learning HTML5 Game Programming

Until recently, without Flash or Java, the kinds of games you could create tended to be less action orientated, though some enterprising types had built late 1970s favourites.

Almost anyone who’s learned to program at some point decides to create a game, so it’s natural that web developers will want to give it a go. That said, until recently, without using Fl... Read More


Designed for Use

 On seeing this book for the first time, you might be wondering where it fits on the shelf of interface design books that have arrived in the past few years. It's not a design-pattern book, li... Read More


Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices

 This book covers how to build a website that works on the current generation of mobile phones. Mobile has come a long way since I wrote my first mobile website back in 2004. Back then it was ... Read More


HTML5 Guidelines for Web Developers

12 chapters on different technologies that fit into HTML5.

A few months ago I was asked if I knew HTML5. It’s a good question, if you think about it. See the thing is HTML5 is not CSS3 or whether your browser can play back video without using a Flash... Read More


Joomla! Explained Your Step-by-Step Guide

It’s closer to Drupal than WordPress in terms of scope, though it takes its own approach in some areas, and that’s what this book will teach.

Joomla is a content management system that can trace its history back at least to 2005. Currently at version 1.7 it allows users to build websites that display content on the web. if you are famil... Read More


Pro Drupal 7 Development

Now in its 3rd edition, Pro Drupal 7 covers customizing the newest version of the Drupal CMS. The book is 25 chapters starting with the very basics of how Drupal works before proceeding  thro... Read More


The Book of CSS3 A Developer’s Guide to the Future of Web Design

Peter Gasston guides you through what is not so much a specification as a set of features that will someday become CSS3.

Peter Gasston has put together a book that navigates what is not so much a specification as a set of features that will someday become CSS3. The thing is CSS 3 has been under development since the... Read More


The Book of Audacity Record, Edit, Mix, and Master with the Free Audio Editor

I’m only aware of one other English-language book devoted to Audacity so it’s a good thing this book is as readable as it is.

Audacity is an open-source sound editor available for Linux, Windows, BSD and MacOS  that has been around since 2000. Its main features include the ability to import, record, edit, mix, modify... Read More


Create Great iPhone Photos Apps, Tips, Tricks, and Effects

A book that's a bit more than just a grand-tour of photo-related iPhone apps.

At first glance Allan Hoffman's new book seems like another of those “guide-to apps” books that probably started appearing some time before the one-hundred thousand-and-one app was upl... Read More


Learning Android Building Applications for the Android Market

A “distilled version of the Marakana Android Bootcamp”

What sets this book apart from the growing number of Android books on the market today are: an actual full-featured application to work on, coverage of the newest versions of Android and of the Nat... Read More


PC Village Scarborough

My first purchase at this PC Village was a Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22” monitor. This purchase was almost four years ago and its still running great.

It's a little computer store located in the heart of Scarborough. It's another one of those little computer stores that look like they lack quality and service but happen to be well-established bus... Read More


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