iPhoto '11 presents two ways to view your library: by thumbnails of every photo or by events. A useful organizational tool, an event groups photos taken during a certain time period. Each event is viewed as a thumbnail, and when you mouse over that thumbnail, you can skim through the photos it contains. Viewing by events in iPhoto makes it easier to scroll through your photos, particularly when your library contains thousands upon thousands of photos. iPhoto creates events as you import photos, and you can set parameters on how it goes about doing so.… Read more
FlameBrain's WatchMe is a terrific little timer tool with a twist: it incorporates multiple, independent timers in a single interface, which makes it supereasy to track multiple events. You can track everything from when food should come out of the oven to when it's time to pay the car insurance. WatchMe is portable freeware, too, so you can take it with you on a thumb drive or laptop.
We extracted WatchMe's zipped executable and opened the program. The default interface is a compact rectangle with five separate timers under a tab labeled My Timers, each with its … Read more
Steve Jobs takes stage at WWDC (video) At Apple's WWDC in San Francisco, Steve Jobs opens to a warm reception from attendees. Jobs, who is on medical leave, took the stage to announce new Apple products. More
Apple's iCloud handles music, photos, more CEO Steve Jobs unveils an online storage service designed to make it simple to wirelessly share music, e-mail, photos, calendars, and other data between handheld gadgets and desktop PCs. How Apple's event unfolded (live blog) … Read more
Photo events that appear in iTunes when syncing your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch may not show up the way you ultimately wish them to. This hint from Mac OS X Hints explains how you can use iPhoto to change the sort order of your events and have them show up properly in iTunes when you sync your iOS devices.
To change the order of events as they appear in iTunes, you must first change the order of your events in iPhoto. Open iPhoto and choose Events from the sidebar (under Library at the top of the list). From this … Read more
Calendar software is ubiquitous, with options for everyone no matter how simple or complex your needs. As the name suggests, Classic Calendar falls more into the simple category, with the features you would expect from a traditional calendar and not much else.
The program's interface is plain and easy to navigate, consisting of a basic-looking calendar and an Options menu at the top. The calendar's color scheme is highly customizable; users can select the colors for the main background, date boxes, empty boxes, calendar text, and highlighted days. Users can also select the font they want to use … Read more
Back on May 5, thanks to an SEC filing, word got out that Barnes & Noble was getting ready to unveil a new Nook on May 24.
At the time, the date wasn't set in stone, but now it is: we just received an invite to a Barnes & Noble special event in New York City at the same Barnes & Noble store where the Nook Color was announced.
We don't know yet exactly what the new Nook will look like, but, as we've written in the past, we're betting that it's a compact, lower-priced … Read more
Apple has updated its popular iPhoto program to version 9.1.3, which addresses a problem where merged photo events could split back up again after being synced to iOS devices. The update is approximately 106MB and requires OS X 10.6.6 or later to install. It should be available through Software Update for those who have iPhoto already installed, but it can also be downloaded and applied manually from the iPhoto 9.1.3 update Web page.
Be sure to back up your iPhoto libraries before applying this update. If you have Time Machine set up, you can … Read more
TimeTable is a low-cost tool that works with iCal to help you track your hours, so you know exactly how much time you've spent on particular tasks--which can be especially handy for consultants and anyone else who tracks their time for billing purposes.
TimeTable has a simple, multipane interface that plugs right into your iCal data: You see your iCal calendars on the left, which you can select or deselect, and a list of events with date, duration, and title on the right (and you can add a dozen different columns in all, including notes and start and end … Read more
The royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton went off without a hitch today--both in Westminster Abbey and online.
According to global CDN provider Akamai, "early data" has revealed that the number of concurrent users streaming the royal wedding around the Web outstripped the highest peak of concurrent users who watched the World Cup last year. Akamai plans to provide final numbers on that later today.
Even so, comparing the royal wedding's performance with other major events can be difficult. For one, workers in the U.K. were given today off, which means many of them were likely watching the festivities at home from their televisions. Moreover, the event occurred when many in the United States were still sleeping, which could have negatively affected the live feed of the event, but buoyed viewership figures on videos watched later in the day.
"There are a lot of factors involved with these live events, which is why we can't call one event the biggest or larger than another," an Akamai spokeswoman told CNET in an e-mailed statement today. "It's like comparing apples and oranges sometimes."… Read more
It's been awhile since a new version of Apple's Final Cut Pro video editing software was released, but that may change at next week's annual National Association of Broadcasters show. A new report from ProVideoCoalition says Apple plans on "taking over" the 10th annual SuperMeet event taking place on April 12 to announce a new version of the software.
The proof there is that some SuperMeet sponsors, including Canon, were purportedly told by event organizers that Apple had chosen SuperMeet as its venue to make the announcement and blocked out all stage time for its … Read more