iPhone developers wasted no time creating bootleg apps for the wonder gadget when it launched last year. Now will they storm the App Store or stay “underground” and keep offering nonsanctioned apps that defy Apple’s attempts to control the way the device is used?
I like how iTunes automatically sorts my playlists alphabetically. However, iPhoto doesn’t do the same thing for my photo albums. I have to manually drag-and-drop each one of my albums into alphabetical order. Is there a way to fix this?
The DocuPen RC800 is a color scanner that weighs less than 2 ounces and measures 8.9 inches long by 0.5 inch wide. The pen-shaped device can make one-pass copies of contracts, signatures, articles, or any other document you might need to digitize on the fly. It’s a good solution when a desktop scanner is either unavailable or impractical. The included PaperPort software isn’t Mac-compatible, but the DocuPen is TWAIN compliant, making setup and use a plug-and-play affair.
The iPhone dock prides itself in its minimalism. The sleek white design works for a lot of people. For some though, you need a dock that shows just how much you appreciate the man responsible for the iPhone.
It’s not the value of the dollar; that graph is charting live audio.
SignalScope is a real-time signals analysis program that displays information about the structure of sound. Audio/video professionals, musicians, engineers, and scientists could use it to measure frequency, waveform, and other audio attributes, displaying that data in graphs on the iPhone.
There comes a time when an iPhone just isn’t enough. Sure, it’s the best phone on the planet, but some users want to go beyond Apple’s arbitrary rules and restrictions. Maybe they want to run the phone on a network other than AT&T, or maybe they want to use apps that you just can’t find on the App Store. When that happens, it’s time to go underground.
A gorgeous sunset or sunrise is a great subject for this project.
You’ve seen time-lapse video effects: A smooth sunset peacefully glides into the ocean, jittering traffic patterns swerve at night, and construction projects are instantly assembled. These effects are loaded with emotion, and can take their makers from amateurs to auteurs. We’ll show you how to shoot individual still photos and compile them into an HD video. You’ll need a tripod, still camera—a DSLR is ideal but not required—and QuickTime Pro. The results are much more cinematic than just turning up the playback speed for a video clip. (See our example video at www.maclife.com/time_lapse.)
If the Olympics has you dreaming of smashing records with split-second timing - only without all that unsightly sweating - those dreams can be achieved with your iPhone or iPod touch. Brain Challenge may look like it’s just a clone of Nintendo’s Brain Age or Big Brain Academy games (and, let’s face it, it is) but it’s still a good time in its own right.
This iPhone instrument group struggles with creative differences.
Apple’s GarageBand works as a program that doesn’t require musical skills, yet still lets you create some decent songs. Despite a valiant effort to do the same on a handheld platform, Band only occasionally hits the right notes.
A fire has broken out at the Apple Campus in Cupertino. A building is burning at 2705 #6 Valley Green Dr.
The fire started at approximately 10:00 p.m. It is a three-alarm fire.
Update: The fire was contained at about 12:30 a.m. Santa Clara deputy chief, Hal Rooney said that the fire may have started in the air conditioning unit on the second floor. Employees in the building called in the fire.