Macs Future

Thoughts on Apple and the present
and future of technology.

Unboxing of my latest toy: The Panasonic GH4 Camera which shoots 4K video.

Here is my unboxing of a Panasonic GH4 camera I recently bought. It can shoot 4K video on a SD card as well as 16 megapixel pictures. It is a micro 4/3 camera and so you can put all sorts of micro 4/3 lenses on it. Many think it is revolutionary as a 4k video camera. I will do more videos about this cool camera.

Batch Editing of Photos on an iOS Device using Faded App.

Many people think iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad are just consumption devices and not devices that allow you to do work and produce things. I recently discovered that you can do batch edits of photos on an iOS device. You can’t do it with the native Photos app. But some third party developers have created apps that do so. One is the Faded App which costs just 99 cents (there is an in-app purchase if you want more effects or preset filters). But the basic Faded app has some powerful features. You can save your edits as a preset (called action) that you can use again and again on apps. Even more, you can do a batch edit to many photos using a preset action. In this video I demonstrate how that is done in the Faded app.

In the fall, when iOS 8 is released, apps will have extensions where apps can have functionality in other apps. I hope the team behind the Faded App makes an extension where you will be able to select many photos in your Photos app and make a batch edit.

This is a short tutorial on how to quickly resize your Macintosh Windows using a great app, Keyboard Maestro, to assign triggers that will move and resize windows on your Mac to where you want them. I created 4 triggers that will take a window and either 1) make it a square in the middle of the screen, 2) make it full screen, 3) make it half screen on right, and 4) make it half screen on left. Got inspired by this MyGeekDaddy.net. post back in January.

So in the the iOS 8 Beta for the iPhone, there is a new feature in the standard Camera APP: You can now shoot in time lapse mode. There are no settings. You just point as something for a while, and it makes a time lapse video. There is no sound of course. I didn’t have a camera stand but I held my hand steady and shot this video of the toy sail boats in a pond in Central Park in NYC. Enjoy.