Ever been curious about the work that goes into creating a new version of Photoshop, especially one with as many changes as CS6? Adobe is celebrating five million Facebook fans with a peek behind the scenes.
Plex is easily one of our most-used apps, and with good reason -- it works across iOS, Android, Mac, PC and now even the web itself. With the latest version of the free Plex Media Server, you can now enjoy your photos, video or music from just about anywhere.
While iTunes 11 is running a little late, it is expected to drop on us this month. When it arrives, it will be the single biggest change to iTunes since the introduction of the iTunes Music Store. To prepare for this large update, you may want to prepare your iTunes library, adding album artwork, correcting album titles, and getting rid of duplicates. By cleaning up, you’ll have a better experience when iTunes 11 is released and installed on your Mac.
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 installed and talked about how to use ffmpeg to convert videos to various formats right from the terminal, without any additional software on your Mac, but this week, we’re going to take that a bit further by showing you 3 cool uses for ffmpeg. From grabbing images from the video, to separating the audio track, we’ll show that the ffmpeg tool is extremely useful.
iMovie costs a few bucks, but fortunately there's a free option. Pinnacle Studio lets you edit movies and incorporate video, audio, and photos you've taken with your iOS device. Arrange your clips in Storyboard mode, make precise edits, and add fancy clip transitions to make your movie more dynamic. You can also add music and incorporate external media via the iPad Camera Connection Kid. When you're finished, Pinnacle exports videos into 1080p format so that you can blow 'em up on the big screen--just like a real movie.
If you haven't already read the harrowing story of what happened to a Wired editor when hackers exploited a few security flaws, then you owe it to yourself. It's rather terrifying, how porous our online digital lives can be, but luckily we also have an article on there to help boost your online security a little and give you a bit more control. It's the least we could do.
Action Movie FX (free, iPhone and iPod touch) lets you film short videos and add Hollywood-style special effects such as explosions, tornadoes, and all manner of crashing vehicles. You can literally create your own—highly impressive—action scene in under a minute. Kids 9 and up will have no trouble recording clips and adding effects, but your results will improve greatly with these tips
Ever wonder what happens to your email after you hit the “Send” button? If so, you’ll be fascinated by Google Green’s latest entry, which promises to “take a journey through Google’s data centers by following an email along its path.”