And just like that, HTC has discontinued its trio of Android-based tablets on American shores, with no plans to return unless they can find something that will "make a splash." The real miracle is that there hasn't been more blood in the tablet waters -- not counting HP, who infamously launched the webOS-based TouchPad last July, then yanked it six weeks later before it ever really had a chance. Who will be the next to fall?
Few things in life are as magical as watching inanimate objects come to life--something about it brings out the kid in everyone. iStopMotion 3 for Mac is likely to rekindle that interest in a big way, particularly for those old enough to remember classics like the original King Kong in constant rotation on TV.
A sixth-generation iPhone isn't the only thing many people are looking forward to this fall -- it's an election year, and that means political fever is at an all-time high! If you can't enough of the rallies and following the daily ups and downs of your favorite Presidential candidate, hit the App Store and help Rock the Vote with a free app that pits Obama against Romney in a light-hearted cartoon game -- then be sure to register to vote right from inside the app when you're done! Curious to know more? Then read on and find out all the news for this Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
So how about that YouTube app? With Apple confirming that YouTube isn't being invited to the iOS 6 party, it certainly appears Cupertino is working hard to ditch as much of Google as humanly possible from its mobile OS. Thankfully, iOS 5 seems as if it will be safe, so if you've got an older device or no plans to upgrade right away, you can keep 'Tubin' the same way you have been. Meanwhile, here's what else is making headlines for this Monday, August 6, 2012.
Making a stop-motion animation video with your kids' dolls or action figures is a lot easier than you might think, especially with iStopMotion for iPad ($9.99). It's a great project for parents and kids -- with these tips, you'll be animating anything in next to no time.
One more week to go! By this time next Friday, we’ll all be waiting anxiously for the fat man in the red suit to sprint down our chimneys and leave some (hopefully Mac-related) goodies under the tree. In the meantime, the tech news is showing no signs of letting up, with plenty of rumors and product news to keep you busy on this fabulous Friday, December 16, 2011.
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!
Boinx Software's iStopMotion is a great tool for creating stop motion movies using a camera connected directly to your Mac. This tool got much better today, however, with update 2.5. The update adds enhanced support for Canon cameras, better iMovie export options, tilt shift filter, and even color correction.