Holy smokes, if digital photography and image editing is your thing then hurry your butt over to the App Store this week, because there are some rocking app sales for the shutterbugs among our readers. We've flagged a few of them, but it's freebies and price cuts galore on dozens of apps. Plus, we've got a few notable names with flagship products on the discount rack, so this weekend is a good one to stock up.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Last week, we covered how to change the format of screenshots captured by the built-in OS X screen capture utility. This week, we want to tackle the way screenshots are saved, specifically taking a look at where they're saved. By default, OS X saves these screen captures to your Desktop on OS X. We'll take a look at how to change this location to something more appropriate using a simple Terminal command. Let's get started.
We're still sad about the demise of Everpix, but part of the grieving process is moving on, and now that service's former competitors at Picturelife are offering a sweetheart deal for those still looking for a new cloud-based home for their photos.
Folders are a great place to store files and subfolders, but folders can also be smart about the content they’re storing. For instance, Dropbox can whisk files stored in its folder into the cloud — so why can't you do something like this with any folder? Well, as it turns out, you can, and all you need is a simple script cobbled together in OS X’s automation tool, called Automator. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to use Folder Actions to turn regular folders into smart-ified folders with pizazz.
If your eyes can't stand the sight of a mutilated iPhone 5 after it's been savagely attacked without mercy, we urge you to look away or jump to the next post. Somehow, this ruthless attack is even worse than those guys who blend gadgets just for fun.
With so many different templates available in Pages there are a wide range of projects you can work on. You can create newsletters, design posters and even share photos and stories with friends and family.
I'm down in San Diego this week to do some reporting for a story you'll read in a future issue of Mac|Life, and there's so much to see here that I wanted to share it with you in gallery form. Every year, over 100,000 people flock to sometimes-sunny-but-always-muggy San Diego (I'm sorry, the weather here is a complete contrast to what I'm used to in San Francisco) to gawk at celebrities, spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on collectibles, and meet their inspirations. It's a gathering of the geeks--a mecca, if you will--and though your feet ache by the sixth hour of the second day, somehow it's always worth it.
iOS devices are great for showing off your photos to family members because of it’s ease of use and fluidity when perusing your photos. However, most of us don’t carry around our entire iPhoto library on our iPhone or iPad because of space limitations and Photo Stream's limited quanity. Fortunately, with the help of an application like Blinq, you can remotely access your entire iPhoto or Aperture library from home via your iOS device.
With iOS 5, Apple launched the ubiquitous Photo Stream and made photo sharing and syncing a cinch between Macs and iOS devices. However, the 1,000 photo limit may not be enough for your photography needs. Fortunately, iPhoto has included to option to share with external cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive. Read on to find out how.