You can find the new version in the “Updates” tab of the App Store app, or by clicking here.
Apple has released Apple TV Software Update 5.1 for 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TV models. Apple has updated the Apple TV Software Update webpage with all the details found here:
Shared Photo Streams - Accept invitations for Shared Photo Streams, browse photos and comments, and receive notifications of new content.
AirPlay - Send audio content from Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers and devices (including AirPort Express and other Apple TVs). Also includes the ability to require an onscreen code to use AirPlay with your Apple TV.
iTunes account switching - Save multiple iTunes accounts and switch quickly between them.
Trailers - Search movie trailers. In the United States, see show times for local theaters.
Screen savers - New Cascade, Shrinking Tiles, and Sliding Panels screen savers.
Main menu - Reorder icons on the second page by holding down the select button on the remote.
Subtitles - SDH support for the deaf and hard-of-hearing as well as improvements to viewing and selecting subtitles.
Stability and performance - Includes general performance and stability improvements.
Last week Nikon announced the D600 24MP DSLR which is available immediately. The smallest, least expensive full frame DSLR on the market, aimed directly at enthusiast photographers. The D600 is built around a 24MP, 36x24mm, CMOS sensor and crams many of the features of the more expensive D800 into a distinctly D7000-esque body.
It features a 100% coverage viewfinder and 39-point autofocus system, nine of which are cross-type points. It can capture 1080p HD video at 30, 25 or 24 frames per second and can stream uncompressed footage out over its HDMI port. There’s also an optional Wi-Fi unit allowing the camera to be controlled remotely from an Android or iOS device. The D600 has a list price of $2,099 body only, or $2,699 with the 24-85mm F3.5-5.6 lens and is available now.
Canon last week announced its latest EOS DSLR for serious photography enthusiasts – the EOS 6D. A similar size and weight to the EOS 60D, the EOS 6D is the world’s lightest1DSLR to feature a full-frame CMOS sensor, making it ideal for travel, portrait and landscape photographers. The model creates a new entry point into Canon’s full-frame line-up, and is perfect for those who want greater control over depth of field, or to maximise the impact of shooting with the EOS system’s extensive range of wide-angle EF lenses. Available this December.
Here’s the hint of the day. Do not get your iPods or iPads personally engraved, the value of the engraved iOS device will be greatly diminished. If people are scouring equipment on Ebay or Amazon, they are sure to bid or pay higher prices for pristine backs.
Do you want to give a loved one a device that has someone else’s name on it? Didn’t think so. An engraved iPad will generally sell for up to 30% less. Also, get some kind of case for protection. Excessive scratching or dents can reduce the price by approximately 20% as well.
I have always gotten top dollar for my used Apple equipment, and would never want to have it engraved just for that reason.
Authored By: Clayton Stannard
Street photography, the art of capturing street scenes, has been around since Louis Daguerre took his famous shot of Boulevard du Temple in Paris in 1838. Street photography is not staged; it shows society in a state of candid movements and reactions. In the time of film cameras it was expensive to make photography a hobby because the cost of film and film developing. If you wanted more than one copy, you had to go through the process of printing off the negative again.
Once you take a photo on film cameras, it can’t be edited. If you take a picture with a digital camera and need to edit out a bad spot, sharpen the photo, change the color or whiteness in a photo, you can do it with photo editing software.
A high-quality photo is also easier to capture with digital. Often, photos taken on traditional film are grainy. Digital cameras take a better photo and even if there is some grain, you can use filters to fix the problem. Over the years, photos printed on paper fade, yellow or get torn or bent. Digital photography allows you to copy the photo to your computer and online back up site. The colors will never fade and if you print the picture and it gets damaged, you can simply print another one.
Pictures won’t yellow with age and can be saved on flash drives, which can be plugged into devices to play slide shows. As technology evolves, photography techniques evolve. Photo shoots that are staged or candid, such as street photography, have more options when edited with editing software and benefit from ever-advancing techniques. With digital photography, you mainly just need a good camera and some essential tech tools.
Ephemeris and LightTrac help photographers plan their shoots. If you need to find out where to take a certain type of picture and the best time of day to take it — for lighting and atmosphere purposes — both tools will tell you when and where to go. The most important part of getting a great photo, even a street shot that is not “planned,” is the lighting. It won’t do any good to get a great shot if the lighting throws too many shadows, not enough shadows, creates an over- or under-exposed shot or washes out the colors.
Depth of Field Calculators
A depth of field calculator helps you calculate the focal length, focus distance and aperture settings for a specific depth of field needed for a specific shot.
Social media sites allow the photographer to discuss photography with other photographers. You can glean quite a bit of information from other photographers. Information such as new technology, cameras, when to grab the best landscape or street shots and online back up information is available.
Discussing techniques and photographic technology with other photographers can be extremely helpful. Having an ongoing dialogue with other photographers can bring a technological or artistic perspective to the table that you might not have thought to explore before.
Apple announced on Monday that OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, its next-generation Mac operating system, will hit the Mac App Store on Wednesday, July 25.
Canon has just announced the new mirrorless camera the EOS M.
It features an 18 Megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor, a new EF-M lens mount, backward compatibility with EF and EF-S lenses via an optional adapter, and Full HD video recording.
After owning the iPad 2 for about 15 months, I decided to sell it and buy the new iPad. I had no issues or problems with my old one, but seeing photos on the screen of the new one, I was blown away with the resolution. I had heard some complaints about the screen leaking some light and discoloration of the screen, but I figured what were my chances of getting a bad one. I had never purchased any Apple product in the past that was in any way defective.
Ebay used to be my choice when getting rid of “obsolete” toys, but lately I have started using Amazon to sell my stuff. When I checked the Gazelle site, my offer was $280 (I had the iPad 2 32GB Wi-Fi model) the Amazon trade-in price was up to $380 but they only give you a gift card loaded with that amount. I put it up for sale on Amazon instead, and priced it around $400 which was lower than all other sellers with the same LN condition. After Amazon took their cut, I was left with about the same as their trade-in price, but I got cash.
Well I purchased the “new” iPad and splurged on the 64GB model this time. I noticed right away that the new iPad had a warmer overall look to the screen than my iPad 2. I probably could have lived with that, but when looking at some published magazines on it, I noticed that the left side pages had a darker even more yellow look than the right side(held horizontally). When booting up I also noticed the light leakage in at least 8 places on the edges.
I decided to return it and get my money back. This is the first time I’ve been let down by any Apple product, and it feels a little weird to say the least. Quality control is slipping somewhere, or suppliers are giving them lousy yet high resolution screens. I may have to buy another iPad 2 which has a much whiter (brighter) screen than the new one. Yes, I’ll miss the super sharp screen, but I won’t be looking at a blotchy screen.
The picture I posted here was taken with my iPhone 4s, which gives some idea of the condition.
The price floating around is $799 to $849 for the 5 drive Drobo 5D. This is finally a Drobo I can get behind. The previous versions have all had well known issues with stability and speed, or lack thereof. This is from Drobo:
Redesigned from the ground up to meet the data storage needs of today’s media creators and demanding professionals, Drobo 5D builds on the fully automated functionality of previous Drobos by adding blazing-fast performance. Leveraging cutting-edge Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity—along with the innovative use of solid state drives (SSDs) —Drobo 5D is the highest-performing personal storage array on the planet.
Not only is Drobo 5D fast, but it’s easy-to-use, expandable, flexible, and protected—exactly what’s expected from a Drobo. You can safely store and edit photos and videos as well as store and back up personal data.