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.
Logitech es una compañía muy grande con una gran variedad de hardware para PC y Mac. Su hardware de audio es uno de los mejores en relación al valor y precio en el mercado. Existe una gran selección de altavoces para tu computadora, algunos son bastante caros y muy buenos, otros están sobrevalorados y después está el Sistema Z506, la mejor opción a la venta.
Tenemos el set de altavoces X-530, la generación anterior, y ahora los Z506, sucesores de los X-530. Entre estas dos generaciones el diseño y calidad de audio mejoró un poco pero el precio se mantuvo. Son prácticamente idénticas en desempeño de audio pero los Z506 tienen mas opciones de conexión y un monitor para el altavoz central. Lo único que extraño de los antiguos X-530 es el hecho de que se podían colgar de la pared, aditamento ausente en los Z506.
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.
Encore Electronics tiene una oferta especial para nosotros con este producto. Es una Tarjeta de Sonido Externa que se conecta a tu computadora vía USB y es mucho más barata que instalar una tarjeta de sonido nueva que iguale este desarrollo. En el exterior es una caja realmente pequeña construida con una gran calidad, en el interior es un monstruo por un precio tan bajo, $ 30 USD aproximadamente, y créanme no es algo construido de manera pobre.
Cuando busques una aplicación de fotografía para tu iDevice te darás cuenta de que hay muchas, en verdad, muchas opciones, las cuales desde fuera se ven iguales y parece que hicieran lo mismo. Eso puede que sea cierto, pero algunas apps son mas que eso, como…
Camera Plus Pro de Global Delight
La probamos y para ser sinceros, estamos asombrados con esta app, es rápida, asombrosa y con filtros que no todas las demás tienen. Vamos a analizar la app punto por punto. La foto que les presentamos aquí fue tomada por uno de los autores de este blog con su iPhone 4S y Camera Plus Pro
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.
Logitech is a big company with great hardware products for PC and Mac. Their audio hardware is in my opinion one of the best value/price out there. In the market theres a big selection of speakers for your computer, some are really expensive and good, others are just overpriced and there’s the Z506, the best value package out there.
We currently own the X-530 Speaker set, the previous generation, and now the Z506, the X-530 successors. Between these two generations the design and audio quality was improved a little bid but not the price. They are almost identical in sound performance but the z506 have a few more connections options and a monitor stand for the central speaker. The only thing that I miss from the old-great X-530 speakers is the wall support absent in the Z506.
Encore Electronics has a special deal for us with this product. It is an External Sound Card that connects with your computer via USB and is a lot cheaper than installing a new sound card that matches this performance. In the outside is a very small box with a great quality build, in the inside is a monster for this price, 30 USD and believe me, it is not a poor build.
When you search for a photo app for your iDevice you will find that there’re a lot…a lot of options, which from the outside look the same and it appears that they all do the same. That might be true, but some apps are more than that, like…
Camera Plus Pro from Global Delight
We tested it and to be honest we are delighted with the app, is fast, clean, nice and with filters and options that not all the apps have. Let’s review the app step by step. The photo here was taken by me with my iPhone 4S and Camera Plus Pro Continue reading →