iOS 7’s Design: My Problem with Borderless Buttons


iOS 7

I like Apple. Their hardware, which epitomizes modern design, is powerful and revolutionary. Their sleek software embodies a near-perfect user experience for a majority of their audience. When Apple revealed iOS 7, their latest mobile OS, I was very excited for the radical redesign. But after using the new operating system for just a couple of seconds, I discovered that Apple had made a huge mistake with their design of iOS 7: Navigation buttons – arguably one of the most important design elements of a touch-based interface – are completely borderless.

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24 Beautiful Android Themes for CM Theme Chooser ROMs

Android custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod 10.1 and 10.2, AOKP, and ParanoidAndroid enable users to apply a custom theme or skin to their device. These themes modify graphics such as the status bar, various icons, selection boxes, and list backgrounds. They come from multiple sources, including the Google Play Store and the XDA Developers forums. I have compiled an alphabetical list of 24 beautiful themes for all CM Theme Chooser ROMs. Enjoy!

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Tutorial: Project M 3.6 (Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mod) on the Dolphin Wii Emulator v4.0.2

Project M

UPDATED download links on December 8, 2015 after Project M officially ceased development. 

Project M is an incredible mod for Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii which changes the gameplay to more closely resemble its more competitive, more skill-based, and faster predecessor, Super Smash Bros. Melee. Even though Project M is designed to be played on a genuine Wii console, it is possible to run Project M on the Dolphin Wii emulator on your Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux computer!
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Games for Windows Live Problems (0x80151909)

I tried to play Dark Souls PC today and couldn’t sign into Games for Windows Live. Event Viewer says this is error 0x80151909. There’s a thread on the Xbox forums about this issue – Microsoft knows about it.

Games for Windows Live Problems

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A Simple 2D Processing Sketch for Beginners

Here’s a simple Processing sketch that renders some 2D graphics. Maybe it’ll inspire or help you if you’re looking to get into 2D graphics using Processing.

As part of my Computer Graphics course, I’m required to write multiple 2D and 3D programs throughout the semester. This was my very first assignment!

You can find more information about the Processing programming language at

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Nvidia 3D Vision – Huge Improvement on Passive 3DTVs (EDID Override)

Last June, I purchased an LG 47LM7600 Passive 3DTV for use as my PC monitor, and I absolutely love the 2D and 3D picture quality of the set in general. Using Nvidia’s 3DTV Play addon (purchasable here) to play games in 3D caused an unacceptable negative impact on 3D picture quality. Activating Nvidia’s 3D Vision utility for passive 3DTVs known as 3DTV Play forced me to run games at 720p @ 60hz in games, and caused color bleeding and other negative artifacts. However, I’ve come across a fix that’s worked perfectly for my LG 47LM7600 on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 and should work perfectly for other similar passive 3D sets.

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OblyTile – Custom Windows 8 Start Screen Icons – Updated July 22!

With OblyTile, a friendly utility created by user Argony-OT, any Windows 8 user can apply beautiful, custom tiles to their Windows 8 Start Menu.

The main feature of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system is undoubtedly the new Start Menu, which acts as a launcher for all of your frequently-used applications. By default, only official “Windows 8 Apps” from the Microsoft Store fully support the new “tile” launcher icons on the Start Menu. OblyTile removes this limitation.

My Custom OblyTile Icons

My Windows 8 Start Menu

My Windows 8 Start Menu featuring custom tiles applied using OblyTile.

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Google Reader – An Introduction

NOTE: As of early July 2013, Google has discontinued Google Reader. I have since migrated to, a nearly equivalent RSS aggregator. The article below is still a useful read!

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Hello, World!

Hi everyone!

Here we go! I’m very excited to start creating content for A Friendly Fox. Head on over to the “About ‘A Friendly Fox'” page for more information regarding what I’d like this site to become.

Here’s what the site currently looks like.

Humble Beginnings

I expect the look of my site to change very quickly.