If you're anything like us, you've tried and failed to convince your friends and family to agree to the use of a single social networking site to make staying in touch a no fuss affair. With Mom on Twitter, your old roommate on Facebook and your co-workers all rocking out on MySpace (um...really?), sharing your life can be a real pain -- especially when it comes to firing off a few photos to everyone you want to keep in your personal loop. Fortunately, thanks to a slick new web-based service, sharing your image files across multiple platforms has never been easier.
It was only last year, we think, that tiltshift photography really took off in the digital public. It caught on big and apps that purport to do this are many, but which of them are really up to the task and which make this fun photo process the easiest?
For starters, the effect only really works well when you have easily isolated subjects set in a scene with a long depth of field. This translates to mean that photos taken up close of a person are unlikely to yield very great results. It also means that pictures shot in under-optimal lighting conditions also tend not to render as well, as the backgrounds are already well out of focus. But with the right photo, the effects are something like magic.
No one can argue with the fact that this was a banner year for Apple product launches. According to The Wall Street Journal, our favorite Cupertino-based company was also a high roller where filing patents was concerned too. In 2010, Apple managed to win 563 patents. Still, considering the fact that they only won a paltry 289 the year before, and a measly 186 patents in 2008. Still, given that most of us haven't patented, well anything, we feel a golf clap is in order.
With the ubiquitous presence of iPhone and iPads in the lives of Apple aficionados, one no longer even needs their trusty Mac to get online these days. Where iOS devices are concerned, there are a pair of Apple branded solutions -- MobileMe or manually syncing your device with iTunes -- that will allow intrepid internet explorers (see what we did there?), to ensure that they’ve easy access to all of the bookmarks they enjoy when using their Mac’s Safari internet browser.
But what if you prefer to a rock computer-side browser other than Safari, or refuse to spring for a MobileMe subscription? Don’t fret: the iTunes App Store has some great solutions to keep your browsing experience synchronized no matter what device you happen to be using.
Late Friday, Apple finally pulled the VLC app after receiving a complaint two months earlier from a single developer involved in the creation of the original open-source VLC code over breach of the GNU Public License -- but the app is available again, at least to jailbreakers, via Cydia.
There was so much news this week we don't even know where to start. Okay, that's not entirely true, but it was a super busy week. We had CES hitting on all cylinders all week and we covered that extensively, then there was the launching of the Mac App Store (and its nearly immediate hacking) which was rather exciting, and before the weekend was over we had pretty solid support for the iPhone at long last arriving at Verizon.
Wow. That's a tall order, but if anyone can bring it down to nice bite size morsels of weekly goodness, it's the dedicated Mac|Lifers who saw it all, just In Case You Missed It.
We scoured the CES 2011 show floor looking for the best, most innovative products that this year's massive consumer trade show has to offer. Read on for a look at this year's most innovative iOS gadget, content creation device, lifestyle product and iPhone accessory, and audio dock, plus their runner-ups.
With all of the gadgets invading our homes and workspaces, it’s no surprise that one product category that’s exploding these days are charging systems -- particularly multi-gadget chargers like the ones Idapt is showing off at this year’s CES.
First introduced at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the folks behind AirStash have returned with some new superpowers for their pocketable wireless flash drive, including media streaming and WebDAV support.