Struggling to get through the day so you can do it all over again tomorrow, then indulge in some form of turkey product on Thursday? We feel your pain, and if you’re sick of sifting through all the early Black Friday promotions in search of some real news, then look no further -- here’s the bits and pieces that are shaking loose from the newswire for this Tuesday, November 22, 2011.
Holiday weeks tend to be slow just about everywhere, and news tends to creep a bit around this time. (If Apple had gone and released the iPhone 5 on the old summer schedule, we'd all still be talking about it, but we'll save that for autumn.) Which is not to say there weren't things that went over pretty big this week, as soon you'll see, since obviously you missed it.
Long before cloud storage was a thing, there was flickr, an online place to store and share photos. You'd go on vacation, take a bunch of snaps, then move them to your hard drive, then on to flickr.com. But more and more we take photos with our iOS devices, so what about those pictures? Can we marry iOS's mobility with flickr's storage and sharing?
Many people use the Flickr photo sharing service as an alternative to the MobileMe "Gallery" feature. Unfortunately, the screen saver preference lacks the option to create a screen saver from Flickr. Sure, you could download and deal with plug-ins, but what if you want to use the default photo screen saver options in Mac OS X? This can be done with a little ingenuity and a great RSS-conversion tool.
Heading to Macworld Expo 2011 this week? We'd love to get your photos in our official Mac|Life Flickr pool set up just for the event. All you have to do is join the group and then tag it when you upload the photo. We're looking for photos of the Expo, anhy cool products or apps you demoed on the showfloor and any cool parties you might have attended.
We cruised by Moscone this morning to see how the set up was going for Macworld Expo 2011. Since the event is being held in Moscone West this year instead of Moscone North or South, we couldn't sneak a peek down the stairs to see if exhibitors where setting up. We did get some pictures of the slightly exciting registration setup and of the banners being hung on the street. But really, the best thing we saw was the most awesome Apple-branded jacket ever.
Got your own pictures from Macworld Expo 2011? Join our Flickr group.
Going on a trip? Don't bring your laptop. The iPad works just as well as a photo editing and uploader tool, so you can get those vacation photos from your SD card up to Facebook in no time. All you need is the iPad, the camera connection kit and a speedy Wi-Fi (or, if you sprang for the mobile contract, 3G) connection and you'll have your friends envying your trip to sunshine land in no time.
Despite some interesting first impressions from publishers, Flipboard has proven itself as a very cool way to browse news and social networks on the iPad. The reader app lets you subscribe to various blogs, check up on your social networks, and just recently, given you the ability to read subscriptions from your Google Reader account. In this how to, we would like to show you how to maximize your social media use with Flipboard for iPad.
Using our bright and shiny Apple gear to navigate the web, it’s easy to think the Internet is all LOL Cats and sunshine, and that everyone who interacts with our social-networking profiles and other online presences really is our friend. Sadly, that’s not always the case. Depending on what you share online, where you share it, and how you control it, people who may not have your best interests at heart can find out an awful lot about your life--and potentially use that information against you.