Archive for September, 2010

Analog informs Digital

September 29, 2010

Meadow Detail, from an Experiment with Nik Silver Efex Pro

Meadow Detail, from an Experiment with Nik Silver Efex Pro


In the process of getting used to Aperture, I’ve found some very useful and unique plugins from Nik Software. (more…)

Oh So Diafine!

September 18, 2010

Diafine: time, temperature, film ... what the heck!

Diafine: time, temperature, film ... what the heck!


I’ll have to rave about a new-to-me wondersoup, (more…)

iWatch

September 18, 2010

2010 iPod nano as a Wristwatch

2010 iPod nano as a Wristwatch


I’ve always wanted a watch that (more…)

Apple’s Blue Man Group

September 11, 2010

Christian, Workshop Instructor at the Hamburg Apple Store

Christian, Workshop Instructor at the Hamburg Apple Store


Out of sheer curiosity, I visited an Apple Store for the first time today. The Apple Store in Hamburg is located in a mall at the northern outskirts of the city. It’s not so large and flashy as Apple’s latest openings, but right from the start it was brimming with customers and employees in blue t-shirts. They quickly found each other using a ticket system for sessions that needed a lot of advice. Off the shelf purchases were quickly accounted for by blue men (and women) prowling the store with mobile terminals.
But I didn’t come to buy something (originally …), (more…)

Freakishly Good HDR, from a Phone!

September 2, 2010

My Desk at Night, iOS 4.1 in-camera HDR

My Desk at Night, iOS 4.1 in-camera HDR


Updated, more photo examples after the jump!

I’m mostly unimpressed with what was announced at yesterday’s Apple Music Event. Still prefer my 80 GB Clickwheel iPod, it’s a design classic now. Feeling no need to rent TV crap and get it streamed to an AppleTV. iTunes morphed into a textbook example of creeping featuritis with “Ping”. “Let’s graft a social network on it” seems to be the motto of this update. Can’t be good for stability. And I’m still a bit miffed that they overloaded the name of a network utility. Now even less people are going to understand you if you tell them “Wait, I’m going to ping your mailserver for you.”
The one improvement announced yesterday is the iOS 4.1 update. (more…)


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