The Apple TV makes it easy to show off pictures taken with the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPhone via AirPlay, but the built-in Photos app leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to managing how those images actually appear on screen. Enter PhotoPresenter, a universal app from the creators of iStopMotion that offers iOS device owners full control over how photos are displayed using a clutter-free, drop-dead simple user interface.
If you need to create powerful slideshows with full control over the end results, you've no doubt discovered FotoMagico, one of the best solutions available for the Mac -- and now, a trio of new features are making it even better.
If there’s one thing photographers like even more than taking pictures, it’s showing them off. Most slideshow software, however, is limited to a handful of slick templates and not much in the way of customization. Enter Boinx Software, whose FotoMagico has twice received the runner-up nod for an Apple Design Award from the folks in Cupertino. After two years in development, FotoMagico 4 is an impressive overhaul that opens up a wide range of creative possibilities for amateur and pro shutterbugs alike -- and it’s cheaper than ever, at least for new customers.
August in tech is like August in politics: Everyone's just sort of holding their breath. Apple fans are waiting for the news of the next iPhone event and then all the other companies follow and we're off to pre-gaming the holiday season, but for now, it's vacations, it's back to school, and it's how-tos for you.
Keynote isn’t just a tool for presentations, it’s also a great piece of software for creating slideshows from your photos. Of course, iPhoto, OS X screensavers and the Apple TV also create great slideshows from your photos, but Keynote offers you far more flexibility to tailor the show to your liking. For example, when creating an iPhoto slideshow, you only get to set the transition type and the images that are used.
Call me crazy, but I’ve never been a big fan of the Apple mice. I’m a quick mover on the computer, constantly multitasking and clicking between different windows and Spaces, and even the wired Apple Mouse could never keep up with me. Logitech’s Anywhere MX is the only mouse that has been able to offer what I need, so I’m curious to see if the company’s two new offerings are just as effective.
Aperture takes care of your photos from the moment you import them to the time they’re ready to be shown to your friends, family or clients. The sharing aspect is actually quite a big part of this program and you have a lot of options available to you depending on what you’re looking for.
Whether you develop software, work at the help desk, or are simply assisting a friend or relative, creating a step-by-step tutorial can be a huge help--but corralling all those screenshots and notes can be a chore. Clarify aims to clean up the process, letting you easily create tutorials--complete with screenshots, instructions, and annotation. The software also includes tools to share your documents, although the limited options might present a few problems.
With many people lamenting the loss of video viewing capabilities on the new iPod nano, there is some cold comfort to be found in one of the diminutive player's lesser known functions. Buried deep within the confines of the nano's user manual are the details on how the device can be hooked up to a television set so that you can watch any photo slideshows you may have loaded on to it on the big screen.