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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

iPhone and iPod Touch Video Tutorials For Beginners

If you just got yourself a new iPhone or iPod touch, let author and computer expert Garrick Chow guide you on how to use its different features. In the iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training videos for beginners, you'll get in-depth instructions on the features of the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch (iOS 4.0): making calls with the iPhone, emailing, browsing the web, syncing with a Mac or PC, managing time, getting around town using the Maps app, taking notes, taking photos, recording video, and listening to music. This live-action course also includes hands-on demonstrations of how to accurately type and efficiently use finger gestures. You'll also get tips on setting up the iPhone and iPod Touch preferences so that they behave as expected. Want to learn how to add extra protection for your device? Then you'll like the chapter that teaches you how to create a passcode lock and how to locate a lost iPhone using the MobileMe service. There's also a chapter on troubleshooting to help you when the occasional glitches happen.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How To Distribute iOS Applications Through the App Store - Video Training Tutorials

In Lynda.com's Distributing iOS Applications Through the App Store video training tutorial, you'll learn how to prepare an application and how to submit it to the Apple App Store for iOS apps. You'll learn how to prepare the assets, generate the needed certificates and provisioning profiles, create the bundle, submit the app to the app store, and comply with Apple's requirements for marketing materials. You'll also gain some insight on the Apple submission process, which will help you in meeting the review guidelines and increasing the odds of acceptance.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

How To Batch Resize Photos - Mac Picture Resizer

If you've got a big batch of photos, resizing all of them can become quite tedious. You can resize those pictures one by one using a simple graphics editing application, or you can find an application that will let you resize a big bulk of pictures in one go. I like that last idea better. If you also like that idea, and you're looking for a batch image resizer for Mac, then you don't need to look very far because you already have one installed in Mac OS X. Free! Macs come with a built-in application called Automator that allows you to batch resize images on your Mac. You don't need to download and install any third-party applications. Automator is a very useful application that lets you create automated workflows for repetitive tasks, and functioning as a a Mac picture resizer is simply one of the things that it can do.

If you want to learn how to resize a batch of images on your Mac using Automator, then here is a video tutorial that will teach you how:

Batch Resize Images - Mac

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Learn How To Use iPhoto '11 - Tutorials For Beginners

iPhoto is a useful photo management software for your Mac. In iPhoto '11 Essential Training by Lynda.com, get an in-depth tour of this popular application. See demos of its many features for organizing, editing, and sharing images. Learn techniques on how iPhoto's face detection, geotagging, and Smart Album features can be used to categorize images into custom collections. And get tips on how to perform image corrections and enhancements. Also covered in this course are iPhoto tutorials on building customized slideshows and using image collections to create calendars, iPhoto books, and greeting cards.

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Here are a few free video tutorials from this iPhoto '11 training course:

iPhoto '11 Essential Training - Welcome

Working in full-screen view in iPhoto '11 - Learn how to use iPhoto '11

Hiding photos in iPhoto '11 - Learn how to use iPhoto '11

Creating Smart Albums in iPhoto '11 - Learn how to use iPhoto '11

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Course Information

Title: iPhoto '11 Essential Training
Author: Derrick Story
Duration: 4h 13min
Date of Release: 17 December 2010

Chapter 1: Getting Started in iPhoto
Preparing to install iPhoto '11
Launching iPhoto for the first time and updating your existing Library
Importing images from your camera
Importing photo files
Importing movies
Working in Full Screen view

Chapter 2: Organizing Your Photos
Importing the exercise files and organizing by Event
Understanding Events
Hiding photos
Flagging photos
Finding people using Faces
Adding people to Faces
Managing the Faces corkboard
Organizing by location with Places
Geotagging images
Creating albums
Viewing albums in Full Screen mode
Creating Smart Albums
Creating folders
Exploring the Project view

Chapter 3: Tagging and Searching with Metadata
Understanding metadata
Rating your photos
Displaying photos by rating
Adding keywords
Finding photos by keyword

Chapter 4: Using the Basic Editing Tools
Switching to Edit mode
Cropping photos
Straightening photos
Making automatic corrections with Enhance
Removing red-eye
Retouching photos
Rotating photos
Using the Effects palette
Duplicating photos
Reverting to the original
Comparing photos while editing

Chapter 5: Learning Advanced Editing Techniques
Working in the Adjust tab
Adjusting levels
Adjusting exposure and contrast
Adjusting color saturation
Adjusting definition
Adjusting highlights and shadows
Adjusting sharpness and reducing noise
Adjusting temperature and tint
Copying adjustments and pasting them to multiple photos
Working with RAW files in iPhoto

Chapter 6: Sharing Your Photos Online
Emailing photos from iPhoto
Emailing photos the old-fashioned way
Setting up your email account in iPhoto
Sharing your photos via Facebook
Sharing your photos via Flickr
Sharing your photos via MobileMe
Creating a web gallery

Chapter 7: Managing Slideshows and Movies
Creating a slideshow
Customizing slideshow settings
Exporting a slideshow to QuickTime
Managing movies in your iPhoto library
Creating a DVD from iPhoto

Chapter 8: Outputting
Exporting photos
Printing photos
Ordering prints
Creating a calendar
Creating a photo book
Selecting output options for your photo book
Creating greeting cards
Setting output options for your greeting cards
Viewing all your calendars, books, and cards

Chapter 9: Tips, Tricks, and Goodies
Customizing iPhoto preferences
Burning a backup CD or DVD
Backing up to an external hard drive
Creating iPhoto libraries and switching between them

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How To Distribute, Sell And Promote An App Through The Mac App Store

Are you an app developer who would like to learn how to distribute, sell and promote your application through the Mac App Store? Then you might be interested in this course - Lynda.com has released a video entitled Distributing Mac OS X Applications Through the App Store. This video, which is less than 2 hours, shows app developers the basics of how to package and submit applications for sale and distribution through Apple's Mac App Store. You'll learn how to create the icons and screenshots for the store listing, how to create and test the installer, and you'll be given tips on how to promote the app. The course also talks about the Apple app submission process and offers tips for meeting the review guidelines and increasing the chances of acceptance.

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Title: Distributing Mac OS X Applications Through the App Store
Author: Bill Weinman
Duration: 1hr 43min
Date of Release: 4 February 2011

Chapter 1: Meeting the Requirements
Meeting the review guidelines
Understanding the human interface guidelines
Creating the icons
Creating screenshots
Generating the certificates and the AppID

Chapter 2: Preparing the Bundle
Understanding the application bundle
Signing the app
Setting up the info.plist file
Creating and testing the installer

Chapter 3: Submitting Your App
Understanding the submission process
Registering your application in iTunes Connect
Submitting with Xcode
Submitting with Application Loader
Checking the status of your application in iTunes Connect

Chapter 4: Promoting your App
Understanding the App Store's marketing guidelines
Creating promotional graphics

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Here are some sample videos from the course:

Distributing Mac OS X Applications Through the App Store - Welcome

Creating the icons

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Buy A Wireless iPhone Charger - Philippines

Looking for where to buy a wireless iPhone charger in the Philippines?

I was at the Rustan's Department Store in Makati today and I was looking at some products displayed in this little tech corner that they have (it's right across Lacoste, and it's not a very big area so it's pretty easy to miss), and I saw that they are currently carrying the Powermat wireless charging systems.

powermat wireless iPhone charger

powermat iPhone receiver case

The Powermat is basically this pad that lets you charge a device by simply placing the device on top of it. But your device needs to have a Powermat receiver in order for it to get power. This receiver looks just like those protective cases for mobile devices. So you just attach your device to the case, and you'll be able to charge it without a power cord.

These were the following Powermat products that I saw were available at Rustan's:

Receiver Case for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS ... Php 3,895
A receiver case for your iPhone so that you can charge it on a Powermat.

Powermat 2X Mat with Powercube ... Php 8,549
This one does not come with a case for the iPhone. It's just a charging mat with space for 2 devices. It comes with a Powercube, which you can attach to compatible devices so that you can charge them on the Powermat.

Powermat Wireless Charging System for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS ... Php 6,999
This one is a bundled package that has a small Powermat that has space for one iPhone, and comes with a receiver case for the iPhone 3G and 3GS.

Powermat already has a charging system for the iPhone 4, but Rustan's does not carry them yet as of this post.

*Prices may change. I also don't know how long they'll be carrying this product.

Watch this video to see how the Powermat works:

You can learn more about the Powermat by going to the Powermat website.

So are there any iPhone users out there in the Philippines who want a wireless charger for their iPhones?

Monday, February 07, 2011

Touch Screen iMac Spotted At Auto Convention

This touch screen iMac that you will see on the video was spotted at the Philadelphia International Car Show 2011. This of course is not an official Apple product (at least not yet, and I don't know if it ever will be), but one that's been modified to turn the iMac display into a touch screen.

Here is the video (skip to 1:42 if you want to see the touch screen iMac right away):

So what do you think of the touch screen iMac? Would you want one?

Friday, February 04, 2011

How To Use iMovie '11 Tutorials

Lynda.com, one of the best online training sites in the web, has just released a new video training tutorial course entitled iMovie '11 Essential Training. This training title covers the fundamentals on how to use iMovie '11 - an easy to use video editor from the iLife '11 suite. It's got a lot of interesting "iMovie how to" topics that include post-production process lessons on importing audio, video, and still images, adding iMovie effects to clips, creating trailers, and sharing your finished projects on social networks such as YouTube and Vimeo. And you'll get some great iMovie tips along the way, too. Also included are tutorials on adjusting audio levels, tagging clips, automatically identifying clips that include faces, adjusting color, adding titles, and using green screen effects to name a few. It's definitely a great tutorial series for beginners who would like to learn how to edit great videos using this easy-to-use application.

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iMovie '11 Essential Training - Welcome

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Title: iMovie '11 Essential Training
Author: Garrick Chow

  1. Importing Video
    • Types of connections
    • Importing from a tape-based camera
    • Importing from a memory-based camera
    • Importing from a digital still camera
    • Importing from other sources
    • Capturing live action
  2. Understanding the Interface
    • Interface overview
    • The Event Library and Event Browser
    • Selecting and adding clips to a project
    • The toolbar
  3. Organizing Clips
    • Organizing events
    • Rating clips
    • Advanced rating tools
    • Tagging with keywords
    • Automatically finding people in your clips
    • Moving events to a different hard drive
    • Deleting unwanted clips from your hard drive
  4. Editing Video
    • Creating a new project
    • Adding clips to the project
    • Trimming and slip edits
    • Fine-tuning clips
    • Splitting clips
    • Cropping and rotating
    • The advanced Edit tool
    • Using a traditional timeline
  5. Working with Effects
    • Creating and adjusting still clips
    • Incorporating photos
    • Adjusting color
    • Using transitions
    • Adding titles
    • Using one-step effects
    • Stabilizing video
    • Using green screen effects
    • Creating movie trailers
  6. Working with Audio
    • Adjusting audio levels and position
    • Adding music and sound effects
    • Adding background music
    • Adding a voiceover
    • Extracting audio from other clips
    • Editing to the beat
  7. Sharing Your Movies
    • Exporting to iTunes
    • Exporting to the Media Browser
    • Sharing to iDVD
    • Publishing to a MobileMe web gallery
    • Publishing to YouTube, Vimeo, and iReport
    • Publishing to Facebook
    • Exporting QuickTime movies
    • Exporting a project for Final Cut
    • Changing published projects
    • Finalizing your project
    • Moving a project to another Mac

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Importing from a tape-based camera - iMovie "how to" tutorials

Moving events to a different hard drive - iMovie "how to" tutorials

Creating movie trailers - iMovie "how to" tutorials

Extracting audio from other clips - iMovie "how to" tutorials

Exporting to the media browser - iMovie "how to" tutorials

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