A little known fact about the Mac OS X Preview application is that you can use it to import photos and movies from your iOS devices to any place you choose that is accessible to Finder. Preview's usefulness doesn't stop there and this weeks tips will show you how to get the most of of this hidden Mac OS X gem.
Apple just released an updated build of their Xcode 4 preview. Why would a person need Xcode, you ask? If you're into developing Mac or iOS applications, it's just about the only way to go. As to why a person would care about the new version of Xcode, it's a massive rewrite, featuring a rearranged application interface, fully integrated Interface Builder -- trust us, it's a huge deal -- a rewritten debugger, and even a new Fix-it feature, which not only knows what's causing the bug in your software, but can actually fix it for you.
You’ve got to hand it to Google -- they may not be quick on the draw with features coming to iOS, but eventually they do get around to bringing their desktop-based browser features to Mobile Safari. The latest appears to be the “Instant Previews” feature.
I found this tip by accident and wanted to share it--hope you haven’t heard this before. One frustrating thing about the iPhone is photo management. Oh, sure, you get a chance to delete photos after importing them into iPhoto, but you only get that one chance, and it’s all or nothing. If you only want to delete some of the photos, you’ve got to do that manually on the phone--or so I thought.
Turns out there’s another way. Plug in your iPhone and open Preview, then select File > Import From [Your iPhone’s Name]. A window appears showing all the photos on your phone, and you can move them around, save them to disk, and delete them from the phone individually or in batches. Don’t ask me why this is in Preview and not iPhoto!
When it comes to reading PDF files on the iPad, you have many choices -- including Apple’s own iBooks, which doesn’t cost a dime. But if you frequently need to annotate documents, highlight text or make notes with your PDFs, the choices were quite limited, until now.
Some Apple rumors aren’t as sexy as others, such as the one currently making the rounds that Apple will increase the length of song samples in iTunes -- doubling it from the current 30 seconds to a full minute.
The advantage of PDF files over other formats is that they precisely
preserve your page layouts, even embedding fonts that other people’s
computers may not possess. Apple’s versatile Preview application lets
you view PDF documents, but, as you might expect, you can’t edit the
text in any way. You can, however, use Preview to modify the pages
themselves. For instance, you could elect to keep just a specific
section, reorder the pages, delete some, and even insert others.
Preview is full of PDF flexibility, as you’ll see in the following