Canon 50D was announced. 15 megapixels…Digic 4 processor…HDMI out… plus quite a few more features and improvements over the 40D. Will be available in October for $1399 (body only).
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“It’s no wonder that SMS texting alone is a 100 Billion dollar a year industry! How big is that? Take all of hollywood movie box office revenues worldwide. Add all of the global music industry revenues. And add all of videogaming revenues around the world. Even all those three together, we don’t reach 100 billion.”—The True Price of SMS Messages | A GThing Science Project
Text messages are limited to 160 characters… each character is one byte. If 160 bytes of data costs twenty cents then 1MB (1,048,576 bytes) of data would cost 131,072 cents, or $1,310.72. Bottom line is, AT&T is absolutely screwing each and every one of you with these text messages prices.
Bean is a small, easy-to-use word processor (or more precisely, a rich text editor), designed to make writing convenient, efficient and comfortable. Bean is Open Source, fully Cocoa, and is available free of charge! MS Word, OpenOffice, etc. try to be all things to all people. But sometimes you just want the right tool for the job. That is Bean’s niche.
NOTE: Bean is not a replacement for MS Word. It doesn’t do footnotes or pre-defined styles and is only partially compatible with Word’s file formats. More here.
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ZeroLogic explains how to turn off the long, long iPhone back-up process that starts up every time you connect the iPhone to your computer to sync. Obviously, this cancels all your future back-ups so you’re basically dead in the water if you fry your iPhone but it does save a good few minutes every time you plug in your iPhone. The choice, reader, is yours.
Some of you have asked me where to find Photoshop filters, effects, plugins, actions, etc. There are a number of both Free and Paid ones out there… if you search hard enough. Here’s a few links to get you going. Of course you can do a Google search for “Free Photoshop Filters” or whatever you’re looking for.
**I know some of you are advanced users, while others are intermediate or beginners, so choose what you want from the list that applies to your specific kind of photography….be it landscape & wildlife, portrait & weddings, still life & products, sports, etc.**
ahh, and now to the LINKS!! :o)
Lynda.com - Best online video tutorials for Photoshop and other Print, Web, and Video applications, and more!
FreePhotoshop.com has some great reviews and links to free Photoshop resources, filters, plugins, etc.
FlamingPear.com has all sorts of Free and Paid filters. Some are cheesy, some are cool. I think the “Flood” filter creates a fun effect when the mood and photo is right.
AlienSkin.com has been a long-standing creator of Photoshop plugins. I remember using their Eye Candy plugins back in PS 4 and 5 to greatly enhance my graphics for video and graphic design. Xenofex is also a cool tool to create realistic lightning and clouds. They have video tutorials on their website too.
These are just a few of the resources I found today, but you can find more by searching Google. I hope these were helpful in kick-starting your adventure with Photoshop. Let m know if I can help in any other way. — Brian
One of the funniest Mac complaint sites I’ve seen. See a spinning beach ball logo and a total count of time wasted waiting on this such ball. Add your time wasted on various applications listed in the drop-down menus. Funny and worth bookmarking! :D