Well, it was tons of WWDC news this week. Pretty much iOS 5 and OS X Lion and iCloud were about the only tech headlines anyone noticed. There were a few other things that we took note of, amidst the shuffle, though we must admit, we're pretty stoked about both new operating systems ourselves. But, just in case you missed it, here's a couple treats we couldn't just let pass by without a second look.
Well, of course all the news this week was WWDC and iOS 5 and OS X Lion related. What did you expect? These were the stories that wouldn't stop burning up the Apple newsosphere, and we've got 'em all wrapped up with a pretty bow just for you.
Video game publishers! Hear our cry! Mac gamers are people too, and we don't deserve to be so ruthlessly ignored when it comes to video game releases. Our Macs are more than powerful enough to run these games, you've just got to gives us a chance. We know that you all like to explain the choice not to release on Mac by saying "there isn't a critical mass of Mac gamers," but that's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Think about itL why aren't there enough Mac gamers? Because Apple fans hate awesome video games? Or because you're not releasing your games there in the first place, starving the community to near non-existence.
Inventory channel checks are often used to determine when new hardware might be on the way from Apple, with constrained supplies often a sign that a refresh is imminent. According to a new report, both the Mac Pro and Mac mini Server now fit that bill, which could indicate new stuff a-comin’.
Facebook recently introduced a new facial recognition service that allows for easier photo tagging. However, the problem is that many users may not appreciate this feature, and consider it a privacy concern. Fortunately, Facebook did enable the ability to turn off this feature, and in this article, we’ll show you how.
The Image Capture application built into Mac OS X used to serve a single purpose, but over the years it’s become a Swiss Army knife for getting photos out of your camera, scanner or iOS device. Don’t believe us? Then read on!
Earlier this week, Apple silently released iTunes 10.3 with a system-wide software update. Riding on the coattails of the week's iOS 5 announcement, you might think you've heard everything there is to know about Apple's next big mobile operating system update. However, there are still more goodies to be found in iTunes 10.3 that Apple hasn’t yet told us about directly.
If you thought animation was purely for professionals, think again. iStopMotion strips stop-motion animation down to its very basics so that anyone with a Mac, a camera, and a vivid imagination can produce their own animated movies. By default, they’re shot at 12 frames per second. That’s too low a frame rate for regular movies, but fine for stop-motion animations. You can choose a higher frame rate when you create your project, but remember that each frame has to be shot individually. At only 12fps, 120 shots will get you a 10-second movie. That’s a project!
If you have an iOS device and love RSS, you’re no doubt already familiar with Reeder, one of the most popular ways to enjoy Google Reader feeds on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. After months of being tested in public beta, the Mac OS X version of the app has finally arrived.