With many of the digital camera manufacturers adding the ability to record movies of various lengths and quality to their digital cameras, a recent problem has popped up. How to rotate a movie that you have taken with the digital camera? In this quick little tutorial, I’ll show you how to use Quicktime Pro [$29.99 - Apple.com] to rotate any video clip.
• Feb 3, 2005
Apple released an update to iPhoto 5 today [version 5.01] which solves some issues that some users were having (me included). According to the release notes, the update “addresses issues with upgrading iPhoto 4 libraries, dragging albums into folders, importing MPEG 4 movies, and also includes a number of other minor fixes.” The update is available via the software update menu, in most cases. In some cases, it’s not recognizing the new update is available. None of my computers showed the update as being available. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to solve this minor problem and get the newest version of iPhoto.
• Feb 2, 2005
Wired has an interesting look at the prevalence of the iPod at the Microsoft corporate campus in Redmond, WA. According to the article [Hide Your iPod, Here Comes Bill - Wired.com], 80% of Microsoft employees who own a portable music player, own an iPod. This translates to an amazing 16,000 iPod’s on the MS campus! Read the full article for a look at life on the Microsoft campus and how managers are trying to curtail iPod use.
• Feb 2, 2005
Finally made the switch from the Safari web browser to Firefox? (BTW - If you haven’t yet, I recommend you give Firefox a test drive). With this quick tutorial I’ll show you how to change your default web browser in MacOS X (Panther).
• Jan 27, 2005
Yesterday, 1/25/2004, it started making the rounds that Google, the king of all things search-related would begin using its search technology to help users find information and images broadcast on television - Google Video [see The Magic of Googlevision - Wired.com]. This got me thinking about the tools that Google already offers that most people don’t know about. Today, we’ll take a look at the best Google tools you’ve never used!
• Jan 26, 2005
Google - the search king - constantly innovates. Yesterday on the Google Blog, Google Product Manager John Piscitello announced that they were launching the Beta Version of Google Video. According to the release, Google Video “is a new product that enables you to search an index of transcripts from recent TV programs.”
• Jan 26, 2005
If you are a Firefox user then this tip is for you. If you don’t know what Firefox is, then check out this review that I wrote back on November 11, 2004. Forever Geek has posted an excellent “power-user” trick for increasing the speed of Firefox. The tip is for broadband users (cable modem, DSL) and can be completed in under 1 minute. Definitely worth the time. Make Firefox Faster: Forevergeek.com
• Jan 25, 2005
In what seems like an odd move, Blockbuster has changed their policy on overdue movie and game rentals. They have scrapped their late fees for what I would call, THE ULTIMATE LATE FEE. Just another example of Read the Fine Print!
• Dec 22, 2004
On November 9, 2004, Mozilla released the 1.0 version of their lean and mean Firefox browser. There have been rumblings that Firefox and other browsers may be taking market share away from Internet Explorer (IE), albiet at a slow rate. The question is not whether the 1.0 release of Firefox has eclipsed IE, but by how much?
• Nov 11, 2004