Sunday, May 31, 2009

Google wave - turbo charged communications!

Google wave. Is this going to change everything?

Here's a great summary of Google wave and why it's being called game changing:
and here's more:

Yesterday's TWiT was right on point talking about wave and the new media. If
you have an opportunity you might want to download the podcast #197
title "Steal This Diploma"

You can download here:

Also see:

Friday, May 29, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Windows on a MAC?

Now, according to Leo Laporte you can run Windows for FREE on your MAC. Use Sun's VirtualBox and then download the FREE Windows 7 beta and you're good to go for a year all for FREE.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Complete Package for Your Business!

Screen Capture Software for MAC

A picture can be worth a thousand words and sometimes there is no substitute for taking a snapshot of whatever is on your computer screen at a given time and then sharing it with a friend or the world.

So today, I was continuing my search for the perfect all-in-one screen capture tool and I ran across a blog posting by HTML Editor Reviews and here's s summary with my two cents mixed in:

Voila: For $39.95 this program does it all! If I hadn't already purchased LittleSnapper in the MacHeist bundle I would be all over this one. As it is I'm using a combination of Skitch and LittleSnapper. The later can capture a complete webpage. They need to add this feature to Skitch and I would be a happy capture artist! (website)

Skitch: (free public beta) doesn’t capture web pages, just your full screen, a window, or a selected area or your screen. What makes Skitch great, though, is how easily you can capture, share, and edit the images you grab. Like LittleSnapper, Skitch has annotation tools and sharing functionality via its own web service. Unlike LittleSnapper, Skitch lets you crop and resize the image without having to open an image editor (Edit: see my note below — LS can crop). This is an awesome facility for anyone posting images to a blog — it’s speedy and works well. Moreover, Skitch will automatically name your captures, but lets you easily change the name and format of the file. Where LittleSnapper has the upper hand is in its built-in ability to store and categorize the images you grab and in its web capturing abilities.

LittleSnapper: ($39 USD) is definitely the most ambitious of the three programs and it lets you capture the most types of screenshots. You can grab your full screen, a window, an entire web page, or a specific DOM element on a web page. Once you’ve captured your screenshot, you can annotate it, sort it, tag it, and/or share it via Flickr or Realmac’s own QuickSnapper service. As a bonus, LittleSnapper has a gorgeous Mac interface.

Web Snapper: ($15 USD) is a tiny app that (only) lets you capture web pages exactly as you see them in Safari. You can use it by itself, dragging URLs into its interface, or via a button it adds to Safari. Web Snapper then captures the entire length of the web page — even the portion that isn’t viewable without scrolling — and saves it as an image or PDF. Where Web Snapper excels is in its Safari integration and its “Save as PDF” feature, which, as I’ve mentioned before, is nothing short of amazing. Web Snapper is definitely more of a niche product than the other two apps, but it does its job extremely well.

Special Note: For screencasting (making a video of your screen actions) I use ScreenFlow:

Click Here for original Blog posting!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Video Recording, Editing and Sharing on the iPhone??

Here's some more exciting news from

Considering all the leaked evidence of video recording and editing in the iPhone 3.0 beta, it's not really a stretch to predict that the next iPhone will offer long-requested video features. Still, Businessweek's Peter Burrows confirms that to be the case based on a source familiar with Apple's plans for the next iPhone.

In fact, Burrows suggests that video recording won't simply be an afterthought but a major feature of the new iPhone.

Evidently, shooting video is as easy as it is with a Flip, the ingenious device made by Pure Digital (recently purchased by Cisco). Then there's an iMovie app that lets you quickly save the sections you want, right there on the phone itself. There may also be support for MMS, so the clips can be shared wirelessly with friends. And because of the iPhone's relatively large screen, your friends don’t have to schlep to your PC or their Facebook page to see that video of your kids or your safari. Just hand them your iPhone.

Burrows even suggests it could be as successful as Apple's late, yet dominating, entry into the MP3 market with the iPod. An easy to use video recording, editing and sharing iPhone could be a breakthrough usage for the device -- allowing people on a large scale to quickly record and share videos without bothering to connect to their computer.

For what it's worth, MacRumors has similarly heard that the next iPhone will support Video recording and YouTube sharing which has been supported by evidence found in the iPhone 3.0 beta.

But the big question is will the iPhone record in HD....