OS X Beta seed program is now open to anyone

Apple has opened its OS X Beta seed program to anyone with an Apple ID, via the new OS X Beta Seed program. Simply sign in at Apple's beta site, agree to the terms and conditions (including a prohibition on sharing information about the beta versions), and activate the Mac you want to use with the provided Beta Access Utility. Once you're live, the beta builds of OS X will appear in the Mac App Store. Read more about OS X Beta seed program is now open to anyone

Lytro's professional light-field camera, the Illum

Lytro, Light-field, Camera

Lytro released specs of their upcoming professional light-field camera, the Illum. (light-field enables you to refocus shots after taking them).
"Photographers can use the camera’s software to refocus pictures after the fact, generate 3-D images, adjust the depth of field, and create tilt shifts. It will be available in July for $1,500."
It has an 8X (30 – 250mm) zoom lens, a constant f/2.0 aperture, 1/4000 shutter, sensor for 40 million light rays, and a four-inch backside touchscreen display.
Read more about Lytro's professional light-field camera, the Illum

Shazam integrated in iOS 8

Shazam integrated in iOS 8

Shazam will be integrated into iOS8, according to Bloomberg's sources. The integration will be across the mobile operating system, same way twitter and facebook are integrated and will likely integrate closely with the iTunes Store and iTunes Radio, which has been rumored to be a separate app in the next version of iOS. It's not clear whether the integration will be Shazam-branded or referred to by a generic name on the platform. Read more about Shazam integrated in iOS 8

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Terminal, Clean up ._ files

Terminal, Clean up ._ files

For sometime, years? I've been seeing these ._ files on my desktop when browsing files with coda, or an other ftp/file browser where you can see hidden files. Especially on the desktop I see a bunch of ._ file names that are greyed out (._index.html, ._photos.html, etc.). What are these files? How can I get rid of them?

The ._ files are created when you copy or otherwise create a file with metadata or extended attributes on a file system that doesn't natively support it. Read more about Terminal, Clean up ._ files

Airplay your iOS games to appleTV, the best dual screen experience out there!

Airplay your games to appleTV,

AirPlay with iOS and AppleTV is just the best dual screen game experience ever! Play the game on your Hdtv and use the iPhone, iPod or iPad to control and second screen. My favorites are
Sky gamblers storm raiders and Real Racing 3 Read more about Airplay your iOS games to appleTV, the best dual screen experience out there!

iPhone 6 news and rumors roundup

iPhone6 roundup of rumors

Rumors rumors, where is the iPhone 6, aren't we always excited about the newest iPhone info leak. Well over at Macrumors they have a nice roundup of all the current iPhone 6 news, foto's and rumors :)
Check it out here: http://www.macrumors.com/roundup/iphone-6/ Read more about iPhone 6 news and rumors roundup

OSX, Keychain access "Access to this item is restricted" !?

Keychain fix it

Love keychain? its a great apple os x little app, and it just works!
Until today when I got a message: "Access to this item is restricted" with some code like -25320

So how do I overcome Keychain access "Access to this item is restricted". I needed to view a password stored in Keychain?
You probably will have to reset the network password, this can be done by rebooting to you can use .. keychain again;
- you can use 'Keychain First Aid"
- or in keychain: select system and then select your current network, here you will be asked for admin name and pasword. Read more about OSX, Keychain access "Access to this item is restricted" !?

Good old MacPaint as Cloud Paint in the browser!

MacPaint as cloudPaint in the browser!

MacPaint is here again, as cloud paint in the browser!

"If you're up for some Mac nostalgia, or if you just want to get a taste of what it was like to create art on a computer at the beginning of it all, CloudPaint is a great walk down memory lane."
via macobserver: http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/cool_stuff_found/post/finally-macpaint-ha... Read more about Good old MacPaint as Cloud Paint in the browser!

Games, Monument Vally, An illusory adventure of impossible architecture and forgiveness

Games, Monument Vally, An illusory adventure of impossible architecture and forgiveness

An illusory adventure of impossible architecture and forgiveness
I love a Game with good design, M.C. Esher Art and great gameplay.

The beautiful puzzle game -- out now for iOS devices -- is a visual expedition through bending perspectives and restrained artistic splendor that's as playful as it is haunting.

"An interactive M.C. Escher print that will blow you away" Read more about Games, Monument Vally, An illusory adventure of impossible architecture and forgiveness

Icon design for early Mac OS, by artist Susan Kare and Digital Design

Icon design for early Mac OS, by artist Susan Kare and Digital Design

A nice article about the designer of the first mac user-interface icons and fonts. And a bit about the start of Digital Design of the graphical user interface developed at xerox park and super paint, developed about 40 years ago (1972)...

"Thirty years ago, as tech titans battled for real estate in the personal computer market, an inconspicuous young artist gave the Macintosh a smile."

Read more: http://priceonomics.com/the-woman-behind-apples-first-icons/ Read more about Icon design for early Mac OS, by artist Susan Kare and Digital Design

iOS, The Ten Controls of the iPhone headphones

Before the iPhone, Apple design Phone, Hartmut Esslinger’s early apple computer and tablet designs

Before the iPhone, Apple design Phone, Hartmut Esslinger’s early apple computer and tablet designs

Designboom has a nice article about Hartmut Esslinger’s early apple computer and tablet designs 'apple machine’

"Designboom met hartmut esslinger shortly before his presentation in hong kong and in that occasion we were given the first book copy. he introduced us into the strategic planning of apple and his personal friendship with steven jobs. in this article, designboom takes a look back at esslinger’s designs of the early 80′s, where the images document prototypes, concepts and explorations of apple’s computers, laptops and tablets." Read more about Before the iPhone, Apple design Phone, Hartmut Esslinger’s early apple computer and tablet designs

More mesh networking & Fire Chat

iOS Mesh-network

Al the techies seem to think that this will revolutionize connectivity and the networkz, no more carrier, just yours and my smartphone :) And it's soo cool when technology just works :) Read more about More mesh networking & Fire Chat

iOS, Three nice articles about setting restrictions and privacy in iOS7

iOS, Three nice articles about setting restrictions and privacy in iOS7

Three nice articles about setting restrictions and savvy on your iPhone iOS7. A must read for parents and guardians who should be in charge of how their children interact with, and use technology.

"By putting restrictions in place, we can assure that children, of all ages, are not subjected to content that exceeds their understanding or appropriateness for their age. The restrictions also assist with preventing aspects such as In-App Purchasing, a popular, but often costly, feature of many games on the iOS platform." Read more about iOS, Three nice articles about setting restrictions and privacy in iOS7

Mesh networks are here for the masses

FireChat p2p

Just imagine sharing a file between 2 devices without any wifi router or provider. Now sharing becomes truly p2p. Can't wait for all the new apps that will use this tech!
The technology is already there for years, but now that you can use it in Any iPhone App, this will turn the network upside-down; I imagine dropbox using this, so you can share your local files easily even without being connected. It also should make sharing documents much faster! Read more about Mesh networks are here for the masses

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