LensCoat™ Lens Covers are manufactured from 100% closed-cell neoprene, offering protection from bumps, jars and nicks, with a camouflage-pattern fabric cover. LensCoat™ Lens Covers also provide a thermal barrier, protecting your hands from cold lenses in lower temperatures. They are easy to install and remove, sliding on like a sleeve, leaving no residue on the lens. And LensCoat™ lens covers are waterproof, providing protection in harsh conditions.
"Whether or not Obama wins the presidency in November, he and his outstanding online marketing team have changed the way politicians reach out to the American public and generate funds for their campaign. By knowing the ins and outs of the most current, most popular forms of online marketing, he has set an example not only for future candidates, but businesses that want to target customers with pinpoint accuracy and build their brand online via email, website and social marketing techniques."
TIP: How To Fix MobileMe's Grayed Out Sync Tab In OS X System Preferences
Finally, after struggling for over a week to sync my iPhone to my Mac via MobileMe, I came across a solution on Apple’s User Forum. It was a simple fix, but I just didn’t know where to start. Woohoo!!!
System Preferences > MobileMe > Sync Tab is grayed out when clicked. Can’t sync Address Book, iCal, Mail, iTunes, or iPhone or iPod Touch. Error Message: ”…[app name] cannot sync information with the iPhone “iPhone_Name” because syncing has been disabled on this computer. Do you want to enable syncing?” (yes or no) After clicking YES, it says “syncing cannot be enabled on this computer.” It allows you to cancel or “override” and continue. It will ask you to override every time you try this. There’s a conflict with the user account being deactivated thru Apple.
SOLUTION: Below is are the “How To” steps to solve this issue:
Quit Mail, iTunes, Address Book, and iCal
Move the folder ~/Library/Application Support/SyncServices to a temporary place (where ~ is your home folder)
Restart Mail, iTunes, Address Book, and iCal (this should recreate a SyncServices folder)
Logout of MobileMe in System Preferences
After following these steps, it now lets me access the sync panel in the MobileMe System Preferences. Hopefully this will help if you, too, are struggling with the same issue I (and many others) had this past week.
Techspansion announces it’s “closing its virtual doors.” According to the developer…
"VisualHub, AudialHub, and iSquint have been discontinued. The Support Forum and Support E-mail will be available for a while longer to take care of any remaining issues for you. If you have VisualHub or AudialHub, here are directions on how to back them up for safe keeping: How to Back Up VisualHub and AudialHub. Thanks for all your support. It’s been a fun ride.”
It’s sad to seem them close, as I just bought their products, AudialHub and VisualHub, which, in my opinion, are the BEST video and audio converters for the Mac platform. iSquint is Free, and converts many files for iPod, quickly and easily. Perhaps another development company will purchase the source code and further develop these fine programs for future releases of OS X. Fairwell Techspansion, thanks for the encoding memories!
Senduit vs Drop.io vs YouSendIt vs RapidShare vs MegaUpload - FTP Replacements
Senduit is a super simple way to share a file via a private link. Step 1: Choose your file to upload. Step 2: Choose expiration time period: 30 minutes, 1 hour, 5 hours, 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 1 week. Then simply click the Upload button and you’re done! A private link will be given to you that you can send to friends or colleagues via email, text, etc. Senduit was created by the developer of Tumblr, David Karp.
Drop.ioenables you to create simple, private exchange points, called “drops.” The service has no email signup or accounts to join. Each drop is private and only as accessible as you choose to make it. Create multiple drops, add any type of media, and share or subscribe as you want. You can add drops via the web, email, cell phone, widget. This is a great tool for family and friends, schools, businesses, workgroups, meetings, etc. You can even send and receive faxes via Drop.io! No long distance charges…always free. Amazing! This is my new favorite transfer site; It replaces FTP for me!
YouSendItallows you to send one file (up to 100mb) for FREE…to a central web location where friends or colleagues can download it. There are 3 paid versions; $9.99/mo., $29.99/mo. and $99.99/mo. that each offer up to a 2GB file to be shared, and give other options like control over your file, multiple files via .Zip, tracking, security, etc.
RapidShareis very simple and quick to use and offers unlimited uploads (max of 100 MB per file) and unlimited downloads. Wow! Easy as choosing your file to upload and receiving a download link to share it.
MegaUpload offers Free upload and download manager for fast transfers, plug 50 GB of online storage. Files are ready to download in less than one minute after they’ve been uploaded, and it offers built-in support for resuming broken uploads and downloads. File folders and reward points are extra included features. Unfortunately you have to sign up for this free membership…kind of a hassle for me.
There are many more sites out there that offer file transfer or storage services, but these were among the best or most popular that I have found. My top choice is probably Drop.io because of the flexible control features a that I don’t have to create an account. Quick, easy, and FREE. Senduit is #2 on my list.
The Leica S2. Simply Awesome. A Medium-Format Sensor in a ‘35mm’ Body. Boasting 37.5 megapixels from a 30x45mm medium-format sensor (about 56% larger than the competition full-frame 35mm DSLRs), the Leica S2 features few buttons and switches, for a simple, streamlined body. While sports and event shooters won’t like the measly, one frame-per-second burst rate, they’ll be sure to drool over the 37.5 megapixels and the 1/4000-second flash sync speed, due to it’s focal-plane shutter combo with the lens’ leaf shutter. The S2 is sure to be a fashion, still life, and forensic photographer’s dream tool.
Pretec Releases 64GB and 100GB CF Card - Highest Capacity in the World Cologne, Germany, September 23rd , 2008 － Pretec, creator of the highest capacity CompactFlash card in the world (48GB) and the fastest CF card in the world (333X) will demonstrate even higher capacities including a 64GB CF card, in the Leaf booth (West Hall 4.2, B009) and CFA (Hall 5.1, G-019) at Photokina 2008.
Pretec 233X 64GB and 333X 32GB CF cards with suggested retail price of $399 and $630 are slated to start delivery by Photokina 2008, and 233X 100GB and 333X 50GB are expected to start shipping by the end of 2008.