Removing walls: how the iPad inspires new content creationby Erica SadunMar 29th 2012 at 11:10AMYesterday, I spent some time debating about why keyboards and iPads didnt mix well. Many users find that iOS is not ideal for office tasks like writing and editing books, creating complex spreadsheets — in fact, many typing-intense tasks are slower on the iPad or iPhone than on a conventional computer aside from the fact that the best computer is the one you have with you.
You might think the POV / action sports camera world has been a bit of a two horse race recently. That could all change, however, now ION has muscled into the scene with its Air Pro HD sports camera. The firms dabbled with handy cameras before, but now its dipping a well armored toe into the helmet-cam market. Needless to say, that means its rugged, waterproof, and built to eat dirt — or at least capture the moments when you do.Your action is scooped-up in full 1080p HD, and theres a 5-megapixel stills option for when you want to frame that killer jump for static posterity. The lens is a 170-degree wide-angle affair, you can change the FOV if you wish, but its definitely enough to grab all the action. Theres also no display on the device itself, but theres a reason for that: operating the Air Pro is a ridiculously straightforward task. With just one click youre recording, even if switched off. The two controls on top are all you need to get the essential jobs done with this device, a button for switching it on and off and taking stills and the sliding record switch — this set-up also means you can physically feel if its recording, even when you cant see it.
Works with Many Applications and Websites
- Apple iWork ’09: MathType lets you add equations to documents, presentations, and spreadsheets in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
- Microsoft Office 2008 and 2011: MathType lets you add equations to documents, presentations, and spreadsheets in Word, PowerPoint, andExcel.
- Apple iBooks Author: Add and edit equations in the ebooks you are authoring and make the math accessible to people with visual disabilities.
- Many Other Applications and Websites:MathType also works with over 500 applications and websites, including:
- Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, Mac Mail, Microsoft Outlook
- Mathematica, Maple
- InDesign, QuarkXpress
- Blackboard, Moodle, WebAssign
- Wikipedia, Wolfram Alpha
- Google Docs
- Many Ways to Work: MathType can add equations to virtually any application or website into which you can paste or drag a graphic in PDF, EPS, or GIF format or in LaTeX or MathML math languages. Check our Works With section for details on how MathType works with your favorite apps and websites.
Fix HandBrake DVD ripping if youve installed VLC 2.0by Lex Friedman, Macworld.com Feb 24, 2012 9:30 am[Editor’s note: The MPAA and most media companies argue that you can’t legally copy or convert commercial DVDs for any reason. We and others think that, if you own a DVD, you should be able to override its copy protection to make a backup copy or to convert its content for viewing on other devices. Currently, the law isn’t entirely clear one way or the other. So our advice is: If you don’t own it, don’t do it. If you do own it, think before you rip.]
Current Release 3.2.0
This release offers new features and addresses issues from the previous release. We’ve also made a few changes that improve CrashPlan’s performance.
New Features / Enhancements
Automatically pause backups when you’re running low on battery. This option allows you to conserve battery power when you’re running low by not backing up. Backup resumes when battery power returns to a level you specify or when you are plugged back in. Learn more
Permission option when restoring files for another user. When you’re restoring files, you have the option to restore file with the original user’s file permissions or with the permissions belonging to the person who is restoring. Learn more
Automatically pause backups over selected networks or interfaces. You now have the option to automatically pause backups when you are on specific networks (e.g., Wi-Fi) or using specific interfaces. Learn more
Mac users: Menu bar icon and controls. There is now a CrashPlan menu bar for Mac users. Windows users have appreciated the easy access to basic CrashPlan features right from the menu bar. Now Mac users can enjoy this same convenient feature. Learn more
Version retention settings are now based on the highest priority backup set for a specific destination (not all ALL destinations.)
New file types are automatically excluded from backup. /var/log/lastlog, /var/log/btmp, /var/log/wtmp
Real-time file watcher now works properly on Linux installations with 3.x series kernels
Attaching an archive no longer adversely affects existing archive.
Setting up a backup to an attached drive no longer redirects to the local install path of CrashPlan.
Code 42 Software has released version 3.2 of its CrashPlan and CrashPlan PRO backup software and online backup service applications. Most noticeably, an icon has been added to the Mac system menu bar that enables you to see the status of backup destinations including pause and start capabilities, specify a time period to pause all backups, and open the CrashPlan application. New features include an option to automatically pause backups should your laptop be running low on battery power; a choice to automatically pause backups based on network interface and wireless network connection; and the capability to restore files from another user with either the original file permissions or with your current file permissions. Existing users will automatically receive the update to their client software, and a handful of known issues are being actively addressed. Free with 30-day trial to online backup for CrashPlan consumer service and 30-day trial to CrashPlan PRO business service, 17.8 MB,
Students now have portable access to PowerSchool right from their iPhone®, iPod touch® or iPad®!
PowerSchool for Students provides real-time access to:
Lunch Transactions (if using PowerLunch)
PowerSchool is now portable! The PowerSchool for Parents app is available for download from the App Store and compatible with the iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch®. Parents can easily view each child’s progress in a single feed to check grades, review assignments, and more! Also included in both apps is the option for students and parents to share classroom information through Facebook and Twitter.
Introducing PowerTeacher Mobile for the iPad™!One of the fastest growing classroom management solutions is now available for the iPad. With PowerTeacher Mobile, teachers are no longer constrained to their desk or laptop when using the gradebook. They can record student scores and make observations about student progress from individual student desks, the gym, playground, at a sporting event or while on a field trip.
Download Little Bookmark Box for Mac – Store and manage your bookmarks in smart boxes. MacUpdate.com
Little Bookmark Box lets you easily store and manage interesting links while surfing the Web. Whether you want to save links temporarily or keep them permanently, Little Bookmark Box will keep your bookmarks cleverly organized independent of your browser.
Smart Boxes automatically group your bookmarks.
Send bookmarks to Instapaper, Read It Later or Pinboard, either automatically or manually.
Full support for tagging bookmarks i.e. adding, searching, sorting, filtering.
Import (html) and Export (html, csv) of bookmarks.
You can copy a shortened URL to the clipboard.
Several ways to add, access and more…