Maps is the most obvious new feature of Lightroom 4, but it’s far from the best
Lightroom 4 isn’t nearly as big of an update as versions 2 or 3, but that’s more of a sign of a mature product than anything else. There are a few all-new features, but the one thing that will really, really want to upgrade is the new Highlights and Shadows section. It really is good [Read More...]
The newest fake Android store in China sells the new iPhone
Those clever Chinese people are great at copying anything. Fake iPhones. Fake Louis Vuitton bags. Fake Gucci sweaters. Fake Disneyland. The list is endless. We’ve even seen quite a few fake Apple Stores pop-up in China over the years. Some even looked like an exact replica of the real thing. Well now some clever Chinese citizens have moved on and are now [Read More...]
Many years ago before OS X, the Mac OS Finder was much more simple. There was no toolbar, no sidebar, no drop shadows, and each folder opened in it’s own window showing you only the icons in that Folder. That was basically the default desktop experience from Mac OS 1.0 through Mac OS 9, and you can bring much of that traditional simplified Finder styling to [Read More...]
Imagine a world where your iPad or iPhone controls everything in your living room.
With all the rumors surrounding Apple’s intense negotiations to acquire licensing agreements with Hollywood studios for its upcoming television, it can be easy to forget about another aspect of the equation that needs to be reinvented: the remote. When Apple does unveil its long-awaited ‘iTV’ to the dismay of cable providers, you [Read More...]
Windows 8 will ensure it won’t be long before the new iPad has its Retina display rivals.
If you thought that the new iPad would be the only tablet to sport a true Retina display, then think again. Microsoft is encouraging tablet makers to introduce high-resolution displays into their devices with support for resolutions up to 2560×1440. Windows 8 will have the ability to upscale elements of its user interface to [Read More...]
The Father of Linux, Linus Torvalds, could also have been the godfather of OS X
Built upon the DNA of NeXT OS, OS X is already one of the most well known Unix-based operating systems, but it could have been supercharged if the father of Linux, Linus Torvalds, had accepted a job offer from Steve Jobs back in 2000. Describing Torvalds as the Steve Jobs of engineers for his ability [Read More...]
Apple has come under fire for shipping two new products that aren’t revolutionary breakthroughs, but incremental improvements on what came before. The new iPad and Apple TV have been called underwhelming because they don’t clean your floor while also making a cappuccino. But in both cases, they are significant improvements on what came before. The new Apple TV, now in its third generation, adds a faster A5 processor and can now [Read More...]
This is the closest you’ll get to using a rotary phone
I used a rotary phone once at my grandma’s house back when I was like 6 years old. It’s the only childhood telephone memory I can recall, but most kids my age have never had the pleasure of seeing the dial slowly rotate back into position with each successive twirling of a number. The iRetroPhone is the closest thing to a [Read More...]
Want to run Windows 7 right on an iPad? OnLive Desktop does exactly that, letting you access a cloud-based Windows 7 PC directly from iOS. Complete with the full Microsoft Office 2010 suite, you can use Word, Excel, and Powerpoint with full touch controls, and believe it or not it’s actually really fast and fluid. Amazingly, this is free for the first 2GB of virtual storage [Read More...]
Microsoft is reportedly restricting employees from purchasing Apple products with company funds. According to an internal email Mary-Jo Foley of ZDNet got her hands on Microsoft’s Sales, Marketing, Services, IT and Operations Group (SMSG) are now banned from purchasing Apple products of any kind with company funds. Within SMSG we are putting in place a new policy that says that Apple products (Mac & iPad) should not be purchased with company funds. In the US we [Read More...]