The link below talks about using the iPad on a train. Today I took a train and I saw a ton of people using iPad’s and smart phones. Since I didn’t have either, I made a hat out of two pieces of paper. I recently took a short origami class at my local library and it was lots of fun. It is kind of amazing to go into public now and see a wide majority of people glued to their screens.
Apple gives consumers the ability to do things that aren’t built-in with Windows. They tend to make many things easier like iMovie for example. That really simplified what had been an overly complex experience for most people. However what they are not good at is giving away the store.
If I understand this post correctly he is disappointed of the workaround to create ringtones for his iPhone. Which is kind of interesting because 10 years ago I believe the forerunner to iTunes was a $40 product. Apple excels at giving away the razors and then getting you with the razor blades. It is a difficult balance to work with content producers. What is a fair amount for the work/costs invested in music creation?
I understand how silly it seems to buy a ringtone when you can get music for free. I don’t believe in getting things for free unless there is a legal way to do so. For example libraries often have music/video that you can check out. That is not “getting it” to keep, but certainly the same effect as downloading it from the Internet.
What does Apple charge for? Hardware, software, entertainment from others. This all seems fair to me. When I had the means I was a big iTunes store customer. It is a great way to get entertainment, and Apple deserves their success. Of course with limited incomes it is hard for stressed people to afford entertainment options. Does that mean that we can adopt a “Robin Hood” mentality? I don’t think so.
We have to be creative and find ways to share what we have with others. We have to think and act critically and not support business that are not socially responsible. We have to live with ourselves and not do what is easy, but do what takes character and wisdom. Everything that I have I have purchased, and I have no fear of my past actions. What is the use of enjoying something in the short-term if it destroys you in the long-term?
It is hard sometimes not to have things you need, but its even harder to not be the person you know yourself are.
iGlasses for Mac – Adjust your iSight brightness, picture quality, brighten, focus, zoom, flip and rotate
From their webpage:
I used this program to flip the isight camera in my MacBook so that I could see a statement properly to photograph it. If you need more control over the built in camera, give this a try. For $9.95 it could make your life easier.
brighten, focus, zoom, flip and rotate.
Lorna from Hawaii has the answer.
I knew by checking out iMovie ’11 that any image that is in iPhoto is accessible thru iMovie ’11 and can be placed into the clips. So I selected it from within iMovie ’11 and placed it before the first clip of the movie. It was an experimental movie. I wanted to add music so I did, and then decided to delete my voice, and it became a sort of coded message for lip readers. 😎
Two ways to solve this.
- coolchiselz method: