Apple Loosens Restrictions on Third-Party Development Tools

It’s always hard watching a long-standing couple go through a rough patch. I’m referring to the much-publicized spat between Apple and Adobe over Flash. By long-standing, I’m referring to the mutually-beneficial relationship Adobe has shared with Apple since the early days of digital graphic design

As an iPhone user and a Flash developer, nothing was more painful than knowing I wouldn’t be able to use flash-based tools to create my very own farting machine. So it was nice to hear that Apple has recently  loosened it’s application development restrictions, as stated on drawlogic’s website.

Sadly, the lightened restrictions only apply to application development. This means that iPhone users will  continue to surf the web without Flash. Developers will, however be able to develop applications for the iPhone using Flash. Is this a good thing?

Flash Developers  – definitely yes

iPhone  Users - more cool & dumb stuff to wast time and money on than ever before

The Guys who approve submissions to the Apple App Storeused to be a fun job, may get a bit annoying now

Useful + Beautiful

Pasta&Vinegar, a blog by Nicolas Nova, introduces us to a project by beste miray dogan called mapenvelop. The mapenvelop seems like an ordinary envelope, but the inside is lined with an image of Google Maps that highlights the location of the sender. The receiver not only sees the address, but sees the surrounding area with the help of Google Earth. Pretty awesome I’d say. Our visually demanding imaginations are fed with a view of the world from the sender, in a far off land or right down the street. We love to see paths connecting and the mapenvelop allows us to do just that.

Useful mailing + enticing imagery + connections + whydidntithinkofthisbefore = golden

Futuristic Food Printers

I don’t have much today, but I wanted to point to a post over at dornob. It’s about “food printers”. I suppose I could leave you to ponder that while the link loads, but here’s a quick excerpt:

Is computerized food production the final frontier for futuristic home design? Mass production has transformed virtually every modern domicile-related industry, from house building to furniture construction – and now, innovative technologies are promising use the finest gourmet culinary delights straight from a household machine we can keep right in our kitchens.

Read more: Try a Byte: 3 Futuristic Food Printers to Produce Fine Cuisine | Designs & Ideas on Dornob

Crop Circles linked to tired iPhone Drone pilot

Dog owners who frequent the Barkin Park dog park in Las Vegas, Nevada were astounded yesterday morning to discover a series of mysterious, grouped circles carved into the dog park lawn. The well-maintained property is closed after midnight, but upon opening its gates Thursday morning, caretaker Bob Geller was making his usual rounds collecting errant dog deposits, when he noticed the circles.

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