If you’re wondering why Apple’s newest version of Mac OS X isn’t named Bobcat or Cougar, Apple decided to break from its tradition of naming their Mac OS X versions after felines. Instead, Apple went with the name Mavericks for Mac OS X 10.9. You may also be pleased to hear that you’ll be able to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks for free.
This summer, as wedding season quickly peaks, it’s paramount that you, your partner and your family cover every detail of your wedding with diligence and care. With perseverance and a little luck, you’ll enjoy fine weather and the entire day will go off without too many hitches, hiccups, or headaches.
The idea for the Looxcie line of wearable, hands-free video cameras was born of necessity. The founder of the company wanted to record all his important family memories while still being able to participate fully in the action of each moment. He founded Looxcie in 2008.
When the iPad was released in 2010, it created a market for tablet computing that simply did not exist before. Initially, most iPad owners used it as an Internet consumption device; a clever new means for browsing, watching videos, checking email, playing games, and interacting with their online life.
Apps are king these days—Apple’s app store has more than 700,000 apps and claims more than 40 billion downloads. As many mobile users are aware, there is an app for everything—and we mean everything, from personalized alarm clocks to calorie counters to sound-effects libraries.
Sony has just announced the release of their first 4K Ultra HD TV for retail sale. The new X900 Series 4K Ultra HD 3D Internet TV is also one of the industry’s first available 4K televisions. Available in a 55-inch or 65-inch model, the X900 features a 3D LCD panel with 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD 4K resolution. Amazingly, that’s four times the resolution of a standard Full HD 1920 x 1080p television.
This year at NAMM, three industry heavyweights released full product lines of fresh gear. Akai, M-Audio and Alesis have all come forth with new and interesting products for 2013, ranging from a tiny 2-channel USB interface to full-featured electronic drum sets and microphones.
JPEGmini Photo Optimization Software provides an elegant solution to a nagging issue: file compression and the quality loss that comes with it. But JPEGmini reduces JPEG files—some up to 80%—without affecting the perceptible image quality.
The word "app" is short for "application." It's a piece of software that enables you to do a specific thing, such as check the weather, compose music or play a game. In the recent past, if you needed to create a document, you launched Microsoft Word. If you needed to crop a photo, you launched Photoshop, and so on.
The Sony Alpha NEX-6 Mirrorless Digital Camera gracefully straddles the line between compact point-and-shoot and DSLR and in doing so, demonstrates why mirrorless cameras are becoming more and more popular with serious shooters.
Windows 8 is more than just an updated operating system from Microsoft. While previous versions of Windows usually got a visual bump with each update, it never strayed far from its trademark user interface of a Start button and a task bar.
With the right software knowledge, you can do anything. So begins Tony Sweet’s two-hour seminar on digital processing using a variety of software solutions from Nik Software, Topaz Labs and more. As Sweet points out, composition is critical to start with, but after that all bets are off.
I’ve been intrigued by the iPhone photography of Dan Burkholder and others. I love the weathered look, and the apps are getting quite cogent, enabling us to create large files for print. Now, by large files, we’re not talking 20x30 inches, but we can certainly make up to 13x19-inch prints, that can have a fine art, abstract and saleable look.
Join photographer/author Rick Sammon and Emmy-award winner videographer David Leveen to see how they created Light It! – an app for both the iPhone and iPad that is all about creative lighting techniques for the photo enthusiast.