We have reviewed quite a few photography apps for Mac and iOS, and true is that Apple’s platform have a certain attraction with photos, videos and everything related with creativity and memories. There are some great apps that can turn a photo into vivid memory for a family, some of them are hard to use, complicated, dedicated to professionals, others are simple and have a small selection of options so the regular user can have a nice photo too.
FX Studio Pro from Macphun is the second kind of app: is simple, everybody can use it and it has a limited range of options. It is the Instagram for the Mac, has a lot of filters and frames and with a few clicks you can have a great photo. But there’s something that puts FX Studio Pro over a big part of his competitors: It’s not designed for children, it doesn’t look like a core photography photo app; with a few clicks you can have your great photo, the way you want, not the way the filters want.
This is a big week for the tablet market, two new competitors were announced, well one, as usually Apple sent the media invitations but they don’t say what is about but we are 90% sure that is going to be the new iPad mini or nano. Microsoft on the other hand has announced the Surface RT price and they are ready to be pre-ordered.
The price of the Surface is quite a big surprise, 499 USD (the same as an iPad) and being honest, I can’t find what justify that big price. The Surface is bigger than the iPad (10.6 vs 9.7 inches) but it lacks on some points as for example the connectivity Wifi only, and the big weak point is the screen resolution, it is a 147 ppi screen (the iPad has 265 ppi) which is just lame. Microsoft has announced the dead of Surface when they announced those prices. You can’t compete with the iPad if you have less things to offer than the iPad and definitely, you can’t put a 499 price tag on it. The so announced Touch Cover is going to cost an extra 100 USD so the model with the touch cover or the type cover will cost 599 USD.a
The rumors about the iPad mini are very strong but we know very little about it. We think the iPad mini will be as same as technological level as the iPad 2 but a little bit smaller and cheap. We are betting on a 299 USD price tag for the basic 16 GB version but we don’t know that yet, next week we will have the Apple presentation and the summary of it.
Today not only iOS 6 was released, also a new update for Mountain Lion which enable several new functions. Here’s the list of the new things for OSX 10.8.2
But hell, lets get to the point. Integrating your Facebook account in OSX 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion) is incredibly easy:
1) Go to System Preferences and click in “Mail, Contacts & Calendars”
2) In the right column you will be shown all the different services that you can set up and integrate. Among them Facebook will show up. Select it. (Note: if there is no such list at the right column, click on the ” + ” symbol to add a new service.)
3) Fill your account login data and select what features you want to share with Mountain Lion.
4) There is no step 4. You have already configured and integrated Facebook!
From now on, on the notifications area you will be able to update your status just like you were able to send tweets. Enjoy!
Well let’s be really quick here for the answer, if you have an iPhone 4S the answer is that IS NOT WORTH IT, but if you don’t have and iPhone or do you own the iPhone 4 or 3GS yes, you should buy the iPhone 5, why and why not?.
Why not if you have the iPhone 4S?
Well…the change is not that big, I mean, getting another iPhone just for what Apple announced if you have the iPhone 4S is not very clever, let’s list here the things that Apple presented and we think is not a big advantage above the the iPhone 4S.
AirPlay is one of the features than can turn your iPhone/iPod/iPad into a mobile game console or a media center. Normally this feature is only available for the Apple TV, but that was the pass.
AirServer is a program for Windows and Mac that allows the use of your computer for AirPlay, this means that you can use your monitor as a screen for your iDevice. You can play all of your games on your computer screen using your iPhone as a controller and even add some Post Processing to make it look even better.
Tal vez con OSX Mountain Lion has llegado a tener algunos problemas con la instalación de ciertos programas o con una pequeña aplicación que alguno de tus amigos ha creado. Dice algo como esto: “no puede ser abierta ya que proviene de un desarrollador no identificado”; aquí una toma de pantalla:
Ok, maybe with OSX Mountain Lion you have some problems during the installation of a cracked program or maybe with a small app that one of your friends developed. It says something like “can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer”; here’s the screenshot:
The Facebook Integration that we saw in the WWDC during the presentation of Mountain Lion is actually only available for developers…or it was. If you don’t wanna wait until the iOS 6 release to have this integration on your Mac, just download the file at the end of the post and install just like any other application. To activate this feature once installed is like with Twitter, showed here.
UPDATE: The new OSX 10.8.2 update is on and it already has the Facebook integration, read what’s new here.