Friday, January 30, 2009

Create unique iChat status messages

Create unique iChat status messages | Mac OS X Hints | Macworld:

"Have you ever noticed a buddy in iChat with a really unique status message? Perhaps their text is uʍop ǝpısdn (upside down, for those not standing on their heads), or ⓒⓞⓝⓣⓐⓘⓝⓢ ⓕⓐⓝⓒⓨ ⓣⓔⓧⓣ or ✻interesting graphics✻. Ever wondered how they created those tricky status messages?"

Thursday, January 29, 2009

20 Helpful iLife '09 Tips and Tricks

20 Helpful iLife '09 Tips and Tricks | Mac|Life:

"We dived right into the new suite and came up with 20 tips and tricks that we hope will help you enjoy all the features the new iLife '09 has to offer."

Can't wait for my copy to arrive!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Free Stock Photography Sites

10 Amazing Free Stock Photography Sites | Presidia Creative:

"Stock photography is a rapidly growing industry on the web. Sites like iStockPhoto and Shutterstock make vast sums of money just by hosting high quality stock images. However, if you’re like me, you don’t always have the resources to buy the photographs you need, particularly if you need the extended license.

This is a list of 10 amazing free stock photography sites, with a bonus 11th stock photo request site. If you need a stock image, be sure to check out these galleries before spending the money for the other stock photography site. The images aren’t always the same quality that you might find on a paid site, but sometimes they will do the trick just as well as other site"

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Free Video Editor software

Free Video Editor software

"This page will let you identify and locate all the currently available free editing packages that are on the market. This includes free versions of major packages, open source software, Mac based software (either bundled or separate), AVI editors and MPEG editors."

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Picasa for the Mac

Picasa now a full competitor to iPhoto | Macgasm:

"Google has decided to compete with iPhoto fully by releasing a full version of Picasa for the Mac. Of course “full version” these days is synonymous with “beta” and buggy, but it’s better than nothing!"

The Paranoid OS X Users Backup Guide

The Paranoid OS X Users Backup Guide | Macgasm:

"This article is going to highlight three major aspects of the backup. First, it will provide you with a detailed list of my scheme, which in theory, should have been sufficient to restore my system. Second, it will highlight a point by point checklist of getting your files prepped for a backup, or in my case, a reinstall of an operating system. Finally, it will provide a quick list of available software to help you in your quest for data redundancy. I have spent the last week getting my files back in working order, and it’s something that you should not have to undergo yourself."

Monday, January 05, 2009

PicLens for PPT

The Cooliris Blog » Blog Archive » Slide Into PicLens For Your Next Presentation

"That big multimedia presentation’s coming up, and you’re just about ready. A little nervous, a little excited, a little strung out on caffeine – but you’re not worried.

You know your presentation is going to stand out from the pack. You’re letting PicLens from the Cooliris Team add seamless navigation to your PowerPoint or Keynote presentation.

Tons of users have asked us how to use PicLens’ 3D Wall effect on their presentations for college courses, business meetings, and conferences. In fact, here at Cooliris, we do all our presentations with PicLens. Using PicLens to show your presentation makes it super easy to navigate back and forth among tons of slides."

Free resources collection

Free resources collection available for designers to download | Resources

..."roundup of free textures, icons, Photoshop brushes, Photoshop custom shapes, Illustrator brushes, vectors, PSD files, fonts, social media icons and Wordpress themes."

Thursday, January 01, 2009

The Blog

The Blog:


Great blog from a K-12 Administrator.


Motivator: Create your own customized motivational poster:

"Create your own customized motivational posters. Armed with a digital camera and that non-stop wit of yours, you now have the power to turn a simple photograph into a humorous or inspirational message. Print it, frame it! Make two—we know you've got hundreds of digital images and photos to spare! Make your own inspirational, funny, parody, sports or other posters. Perfect for the office, schools, teachers, coaches, as announcements, for parties, invitations, and a lot more."