Showing posts with label mac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mac. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

OS X Mountain Lion Twitter Integration

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OS X Mountian Lion comes with Twitter integration. The latest OS from Apple allows you to easily continue the same tasks on different Apple devices. This allows you to switch between your iPad, iPhone or MAC and keep doing all your work. OS X Mountain Lion comes with Twitter integration and this means once you have set the OS up, sign-in to Twitter and get the ability to Tweet right from the App your working on. So the next time you're working on your iOS device all you need to do is to choose Twitter from the share menu and tweet links and photos right from Safari, Preview, finder, photo booth and Quick look without switching to another app and singing in. 

You also get a Tweet Sheet, now this is a handy little card that contains all the content you're tweeting. You can also use this sheet to add a comment and also find out how many characters are remaining. The Tweet sheet also has another advantage, if you have multiple Twitter accounts you can sign-in to all of them and use the Tweet sheet to switch between accounts. You can also receive notifications when someone @ mentions you on Twitter. The Tweet sheet also allows you to add location to your Tweets. Twitter has been deeply integrated into Mountain Lion and the latest OS from Apple gives you a complete Twitter experience without having to sign-out of apps and logging in again from another app. 

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

OS X Mountain Lion Facebook Integration

OS X Mountain Lion is the latest desktop operating system from Apple. One of the key features of the new OS is the ability to start a task on one system and continue it on another - start on a MAC and switch over to the iPhone or iPad. This can be done several times a day and everything works seamlessly. As such the new OS comes with deep Facebook integration and once you sign-in to your Facebook account you will be able to continue your normal work on any of your Apple gadgets and be aware of what your pals are doing on Facebook. Once you sign-in there is a notifications center setup to work with your Facebook. So while doing you normal work on any of your devices you will be able to post to Facebook too. 

Facebook Notifications center on your OS is a place to see your FB notifications. This might not be such a huge hit with users and you might find reasons why here. There is also a Facebook Share Sheet - what this does is works like a handy card and shows you content you've been posting. Will also help you post photos and add it to your albums. The share sheet also has a location icon you can click the icon to add location to your posts and let your friends know where you are while posting your Facebook status update. 

When you setup Mountain Lion and connect it to your Facebook account. It adds your Facebook friends to your contacts. With their profile pictures and their contact information. So when your friends update their contact information on Facebook it is automatically updated on Mountain Lion Contacts List. You can also add profile photos for contacts who are not on Facebook - by choosing Update Contacts in the Facebook settings of Mail, Contacts, and Calendar.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

How to create an interactive Facebook video with ClickBerry

Facebook may not be the default video sharing site as that would be YouTube. Videos on Facebook however have a lot of potential, if it gets a lot of views and goes viral it could also appear on trending videos on Facebook suggestions. Apart from that if you are a marketer or just another person who likes to create creative videos this bit of software might be what you need. With Clickberry you will be able to add a whole lot of interactive features to your video. Like adding your friends photos and a whole lot of other annotations - like comments, links, likes and photos. If you do have videos on YouTube you must be familiar with Annotations like adding a link in your video or adding a comment. All goes to adding more interest in your video. With this free software you can also sell stuff on your video. So for marketers who create videos to sell Amazon products this could be a useful tool. 

ClickBerry for Facebook video: How does it work
1. You would need to download the software for your Windows or MAC computer
2. You can use videos already available on your PC
3. You can now annotate your video as it begins to play. Add hyperlinks, pop-ups, video links, sidebar and FB likes
4. You can use Hotspots and motion tagging. Outline an object within your video and follow it around making it interactive.
5. You can also use the Widgets available - grab a widget attach it to a hotspot and you're done. Add shopping carts etc.
6. use Dynamic playback control - this lets users follow links and you can have like a yes or no clause. This will allow users to continue with your video in different directions. This is a concept that has made quiet a few YouTube videos popular. You can control the video and point it in the direction you want it to go as a user.
ClickBerry Video maker for Facebook 

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Retina Display MacBook pro comes with a resolution of 2880-by-1800 and 5.1 million pixels

Apple has unveiled the amazing and sexy MacBook Pro which comes with Retina Display. Apple is saying that you have never seen anything like it because there's never been anything like it. Apple has also said that it is the most advanced MacBook ever made. Runs on all-flash storage which means that works on the computer feels really fluid and Apps are able to open and close with seamless effort. There are no moving parts in Flash storage and therefore unlike a harddrive, it makes no noise. You therefore get a computer that is quiet and works effortlessly. The Macbook Pro also comes with Intel Core i7 and Next-Gen NVDIA graphics. Amazing Audio and Visual performance and connected to iCloud

Retina-Ready Software
The MacBook Pro comes with retina ready software which means that all the software has been updated to take advantage of Retina Display with its 2880-by-1800 resolution. Retina Dialysis comes with 5.1 million pixels and that should give you an idea about the visuals of this Mac. The screen promises resolution like no other notebook before it. This is because as Apple likes to say there was none before it. Everything seen on the screen is vibrant, vivid and share as vivid as the imagination. The 15.4 inch display when packed with over 5 million pixels, promises stunning display. Packed so tightly you cannot make out individual pixels. The advantage of Retina Display is that the screen while maintaining color and contrast does not increase glare.  IPS technology is what has been use to give a wide, 178-degree view of everything seen on the screen, the difference can be seen at practically any angle. 
Source: Apple MacBook Pro

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Apple now has a $69 OS X Lion Thumb Drive for those who were not able to download it

Wondering what other options you had in getting OS X Lion apart from the online store. OS X Lion is now available on a USB Thumb Drive for $69. This is for users who were not able to download the software online due to reasons like slow internet connection and not enough bandwidth. So if you do not have a fast enough internet connection and were unable to download OS X Lion after its release. The only other option was to visit an Apple store and download OS X Lion using the Wi-Fi connections available in Apple stores. Not everyone however lives close to an Apple store. if you were to download the OS online it would cost you only $29.99. So the cost of the USB flash drive seems a bit expensive.

If you order the thumb drive it would ships in one to three working days and you must have at least 7 GB of hard drive space to install it. Users installing OS X Lion via the thumb drive will not have access to the Lion recovery option and will have to re-install if they run into problems.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mac OS X Lion: what it is and features

Popularly referred to a OS X Lion this is the desktop and server operating server operating system for Macintosh computers. OS X Lion was released on July 20, 2011 and in the last two days has sold over a million copies. The Operating System is not being sold in retail stores but available online through the iTunes store and comes at a cost of $29.99. it comes with a lot of features found in iOS such as easy navigation display of installed Apps, support for the Mac App Store. The Mac Os X lion put simply is the operating system that run all Mac computers. Apple also claims it is the world's most advanced desktop operating system (OS X 10.7). Apple also says that the OS comes with over 250+ new features.

Some of the top new features of OS X 10.7 include. 

Multi-touch gestures there are now more fluid and realistic gesture responses, including rubber-band scrolling, page and image zoom, and full-screen swiping.

There is also now support for full-screen Apps, which means you can run your apps using every inch of your mac display.

Mission Control- enables you to view all that's happening on you Mac. With a single swipe of the trachpad users can go to mission control and view full-screen apps and get a bird-eye view of everything on your system

Mac App Store which works just like the App Store on iPad - this is the place to find thousands of free and paid Apps to download and installs in just one step right to launchpad.

Launchpad gives you access to all the apps on your mac.

Resume allows you to easily restart an App after you have closed it right from that point so you do not need to start from scratch all over again. 

Auto Save so that uses do not need to be worried about saving their work it is now taken care of automatically.

Versions this is a new feature that keep taken snapshots of your documents as you work and saves it. So you will be able to go back to a previous version any time you choose.

Airdrop lets you share stuff with people nearby wirelessly. 

Mail now comes with full widescreen display and message snippets and a new favorite bar for easy access to the folders you use most often.

OS X Lion Server - gives you more control over your mac server and the users who access it.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

The new Apple MacBook Air

Apple has launched the new MacBook Air a cross between an iPad and a MacBook. 1.7 cm at it's thickest point, available in 11 and 13 inch models. Both models have Duo2core  intel processors and Nvidia Geforce screen cards. Apple has also reveled the next version of the Mac the Lion OSX which supports multi-touch but only with a mouse. Apple does not plan to manufacture touch screen computers. The Mac will also get it's own applications store inspired by the success of the iPad and iPhone's iTunes store. Thus paid and free applications will be available at a single click. lion OSX will be launched in the summer of 2011.

The new MacBook Air also has FaceTime software that was released on the iPhone 4. This application available in beta allows people to video chat via computer to computer or computer to iPhone. 

Battery backup is also phenomenal with the 11 inch model getting  5 hours of power and the 13 inch model getting 7 hours of power. The MacBook Air is also built around all-flash storage for better responsiveness and reliability. The trackpad comes with full multi-touch support.

Check out the below video which is a guided tour to the new MacBook.

Check out the new MacBook Air here. 

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