When you use the Internet, you can use a variety of different browsers to view webpages in. The browser is simply a window for you to visit and browse the web. The type of browser you choose really depends on your exact needs and what you are looking for in your Internet experience. Certain browsers are more focused on detecting and preventing viruses while others are focused on providing you with quick and high definition videos and content. Most browsers work very well and you simply need Read the rest of this entry
Apple has millions of customers. Android phones are on their tale. It has become a battle that is finally worthy to watch. There are lots of great Android phones, but only about 5 really stick out in the minds of consumers. Google has one has the Google wallet feature that people love. There are also a couple made by Samsung like the Captivate and the Fascinate that are worth of your time. Rounding out the top 5 is HTC. They have two different models, the HTC One X Read the rest of this entry
Using an Android device is not as hard as it may seem. Android devices are made to be very customizable to each individual, depending on your interests. Say for instance you want to change your wallpaper. You can do this by tapping and holding your finger down on the touch screen. You should get a menu that allows to click on ‘wallpapers’. Tap on the ‘wallpapers’ option and choose any image you want to use.
Android devices also let you customize what applications Read the rest of this entry
Have you ever received an electronic device as a gift or bought one with the intention of reading the directions? Usually I just toss the directions aside but I was utterly befuddled with my new electronic device. It was a new scientific calculator and I bought it because it was (almost) just like the one I used in high school algebra. Ahh, to go back to the days of easy quadratic equations! I say this because Read the rest of this entry
Texas Instruments have been graded as one of the highest quality calculators available in the market today. But with quality, comes a lot of different options. Even when you know how it can be confusing. Here are some tips to follow that can help you to eliminate the confusion:
1. Read The Owner’s Manual – This will help you to know all of the options available to you. When you know what you can do with it you’re much freer to be able to use it in that manner. Read the rest of this entry
If you’re a regular reader of ethosBASIC.com, you’re probably ready to try some programming for yourself. There are plenty of freeware versions out there, but for a great introductory language, we recommend Microsoft Small Basic, launched by Microsoft DevLabs in 2008. This simplified BASIC variant is intended for beginning programmers of any age, and has been tested successfully with middle-school students and older.The download of Small Basic is free. The language does require Windows XP, Vista, or 7 (other languages are available for other operating systems). It’s also necessary to install the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 in order to run Small Basic.Small Basic itself is inspired by BASIC, but is also based on Microsoft’s .Net Framework Platform. Microsoft stands behind its product with a basic introductory curriculum and a full-blown blog with information on technology updates and other cutting-edge information. Taking advantage of wireless internet is one of the best ways to stay connected to this information no matter where you go. Read the rest of this entry
What do you think of when you hear the term Blitz BASIC? If your answer is “speed and action,” then keep reading. Blitz BASIC was designed as a compiler for programming games and graphical interfaces. The first version of Blitz, designed by Mark Sibly, appeared on the Amiga computer and was published by Memory and Storage Technology, an Australian company. Blitz Basic, published by the company Idigicon, appeared in October 2000. Since then, the language has been continuously refined.A 2001 update added a 3D graphics engine, and a 2003 2D-only version offered control support for native Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs). The latest version, released in 2004, is called BlitzMax and was the first Blitz language compatible with Mac OS X and Linux, in addition to the original Microsoft Windows. BlitzMax also included object-oriented concepts for the first time and represented strings using the 2-byte Universal Character Set (UCS-2), making it possible to write programs outside the standard ASCII set of characters. Read the rest of this entry
ethosBASIC may have been designed expressly for game developers, but programmers had been using BASIC to create amusing diversions for decades by the time it was released. These early games were collected in a compendium, appropriately titled BASIC Computer Games, which was released in 1973. Written by David H. Ahl, this book collects the code for 101 different games which could be run on a BASIC interpreter. A few of them are summarized belowthey’ll seem either quaint or nostalgic to you now (depending on your age), but at the time these were the boldest examples of what BASIC could accomplish.
- Chomp This 2-player game has many mathematical implications, but the basic rules state that on a grid made up of small blocks, each player must take turns choosing a block. That block, and any below it and to the right of it, disappears. The person who eats the block in the top-left corner loses. Read the rest of this entry
It was 1981, and Bill Gates had a problem.IBM was preparing to roll out its 1981 PC, which the new company Microsoft (barely six years old) was supporting with its PC-DOS/MS-DOS operating system. These OS’s included Microsoft BASIC, which Gates felt was light years ahead of anything else out there. But how to prove it? The answer, it turned out, was a game. Read the rest of this entry