Sunday, 5 July 2015

Interactive DVD Rom Product Catalogue (ideas)

Many years ago i created some Stargate Interactive CD Rom(s) which i sent to MGM. It also cost me a fair bit of money to ship them over to them.. and they never ever got back to me  :'(
I also made an gta cd rom and then later an Airwolf CD Rom, but that aw cd only ever beta phased with a limited release and was never finalized.

Yesterday i decided to use the same kinda design concept all these years later to put together a sort of "Product Catalogue" for my company. Please note these are just test phase images and i have many other projects on the go (so no release date is planned yet)
Though at some stage i shall be looking for beta testers.

The Main Menu When The Disc Is Run
First Audio Page Listing The Collection Albums
Example of The Heists Collection (once selected from Audio Page 1)
Example of The Western Collection (once selected from Audio Page 1)
Example of the Audio 2 Button
The Contact Me Screen

Buttons have visible tool tips (when hovering over them) that also show short cut keys. You can also press H on any screen for specific help box to appear. We can hide screens that need a key combo to access and even lock them so they require a serial number, password or specific user details, even build in a web browser for a customer only section.

You could even have one of those free on line PHP based chat rooms and integrate that code so disk users can access the room. Set an expiry date on the disk. You can also add samples of music rather than full tracks OR integrate the music within the disks code (so their are no actual MP3 files on the disk) When regarding piracy you could also embed data within the disk so its personalized to who ever its sent to (this is something crackers & hackers "how ever good they are" will never find)

Even to compare 2, 3 as many copies as they want, it'll be impossible to find the embedded information that would lead right back to the person pirating your work..
It wont stop piracy, but it'll catch who does it & help you prove their accountable for the leak.

I am considering looking into making a custom iPad app, but that's a while down the road..

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Windows 8 and 8.1 Missing Application Updates and Missing Applications

People with Skype (on a laptop OR computer) could be vulnerable.
S you should check if theirs an update if your on windows 8 or 8.1!!!

I know a lot of windows 8 users hate it, many don't even explore it, in fact most are fed up looking in "Control Panel" and "Settings" just to find stuff previous windows held in the same location for ease of use...

SO.. I guess we shouldn't be surprised that they also split updates and moved them to "Store"

I have barely messed with windows 8 or 8.1, however today i got a strange file type i didn't know, normally id google that like *.extension, only windows 8.1 asked if ide like to look in the store (xbox users will be used to this interface)  anyways while looking in the store i noticed it said Updates!!
Im thinking wtf is this, so i clicks it and hits update and down come some updates that windows update is NOT showing me... to get to this screen click start, or press your windows key (then top right corner search for the word store)  But keep reading my post.. it gets even more bizarre.
Note their was around 19 updates their before i hit the screen shot...

So while these updates are coming down (and im still shocked Skype is their rather than in windows update)   I decided to hit Account and then go into My Apps.. their i find what came with my OEM version of windows 8.1, to my shock i see games that where essentially awarded to my account simply due to my windows serial number (but remember what you see in the screen shot below is linked to my Hotmail)  suddenly i feel like i have an apple id for windows...
NOTE i never Purchased any of these, they must be OEM gifted..

But frankly i am disgusted that my operating system came pre-instaled with Skype which has sat needing updates for god knows how long while as a messenger application has put my system at risk..