If you're outside on a sunny day, there's a good chance that you're both wearing sunglasses and you're nowhere near your iPhone charger. Design student Sayalee Kaluskar has combined these two common occurrences into a product capable of shielding your eyes from the sun and charging your iPhone as well. He calls them Shama Shades, but in truth they're a pair of modified Ray-Ban sunglasses that have been fitted with a solar panel, a built-in battery and an iPhone 5 charging plug.
The glasses perform their traditional duty while you're catching some rays, and the solar panel fills the small battery hidden within. When the sun sets, you can remove one of the arms of the shades and plug it into your iPhone for an extra shot of energy. As the glasses were made for a school project, there's little chance you'll get the opportunity to buy them any time soon, but an idea this good seems like it deserves to find its way to retail sooner or later.
These Ray-Ban solar shades can charge your iPhone 5 originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
AppleInsider is reporting that Apple has been awarded a patent that embodies face detection and recognition technologies. What's more, the patent covers a method for allowing users to control their device -- whether it be a Mac or iOS device -- via various facial expressions.
In one proposed use case, an incoming call to an iOS device would result in different events depending on whether or not a recognized face is detected facing the screen. If a recognized user is detected, the full incoming call interface would present itself. If not, the phone would merely ring without any of the additional bells and whistles.
In another example, an incoming email can be blocked from view unless the authorized user's face is detected by the system. This implementation would be helpful for users who choose to display part of the message in the lock screen.
Now before anyone raises their arms in dismay and wonders why Apple would ever implement this type of functionality, it's important to remember that Apple often patents technologies that it has no plans on implementing in the near future, and sometimes at all.
At the same time, recall that face detection and recognition is a rather broad topic. To that end, it stands to reason that Apple may have plans for the technology that aren't exactly laid out in the patent application itself, which we should note, was filed back in 2008. The inventors listed include Jeff Gonion and Robert Duncan Kerr.
Apple snags patent for face detection and recognition originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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So you want to make apps but you don't know where to start. You start a few tutorials on the internet but you end up without an app or any knowledge whatsoever.
If you want to make apps you pretty much have to use Xcode, Apple's app-making program. But when you download it and take a look it seems really complicated to use. There are tons of books on how to program and use Xcode but none of them are that user-friendly.
That's where this course is different! This course shows you how to use Xcode while learning another in demand valuable skill: user experience. User experience is one of the toughest jobs to fill in 2012 according to Forbes. With this course you get to learn mobile user experience and Xcode at the same time!
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Daily Deals for December 3, 2013, featuring Xcode Fundamentals for iOS 7 originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:47:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
By now, you’re probably all well-aware of Volvo’s decision to hand its global creative duties to Grey London (and global digital biz to R/GA), a move which in turn resulted in the end of a six-and-a-half year relationship between the automaker and Arnold. While the latter agency wasn’t officially commenting on Volvo’s decision yesterday, we did happen to obtain the memo that Arnold global chief exec Robert LePlae sent to staff around 2pm yesterday following the move. Figured it’s worth getting a little perspective from Arnold’s end. Read on.
As you might have read today, AdAge is reporting that Volvo has selected Grey as the central branding and U.S. agency of record. The decision for Arnold not to defend the central branding assignment was made early this year given the changes in Sweden in 2012.
There had remained discussion about the U.S. business, but we were well aware that a global consolidation was a real possibility. It’s important to note however, we have not been formally informed from Volvo of a shift in the U.S. business.
Since 2007 we’ve partnered with Volvo through a maze of change and transition. We have great passion for what the brand represents, and can reconcile their desire to return central marketing to Sweden. Our team has dedicated itself to this client through four global CEO’s, four U.S. CEOs, six global marketing leaders, an acquisition by Geely and no new product launches in the U.S. since 2009.
You should be very proud of your dedication and commitment to the brand through the length of our partnership. We are leaning forward with the momentum of some wins and a very rich pipeline of new client opportunities, including automotive. 2014 is going to be a very strong year for us.
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Mindsense's Mail Pilot for Mac has moved to the next stage of its Mac client beta by announcing a free public review of the app.
Mindsense joins other software developers in trying to overhaul the Mac email experience by focusing on inbox management in productivity. The company already has an iOS app that retails for US$14.99, and features include Reminders, the ability to set emails aside to deal with later and the ability to push messages between the iOS and Mac versions of Mail Pilot. The closed beta began in October.
Those who sign up for the public preview will be notified of the available download in batches, starting on December 5. If you want to give Mail Pilot a try, you'll need to sign up early through the Mail Pilot site. We will have our take on Mail Pilot for Mac on December 5 as well. You can check out a preview video of Mail Pilot below.
Sign up now for Mail Pilot for Mac's free public beta originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Back in August of 2013, TUAW editor-in-chief Victor Agreda, Jr. wrote a detailed review of Ember (US$49.99), an OS X web clipping and digital scrapbooking app from Realmac Software. Victor found Ember to be "nearly perfect for me" in his review, but he might be improving his outlook to "perfect" after today's release of a free Ember companion app for iOS.
TUAW will have a full review of the app within a few days, but here's what you need to know about the universal appIication. It's designed to work best on an iPad or iPhone that is using iCloud syncing. The idea is to take photos or screenshots of things you wish to "collect." They're then added to collections and synced to all of your iCloud devices instantly.
Ember for iOS lets you add tags to your images, then combine them in collections of related things for future reference. As with the desktop app, Ember for iOS provides a number of ways to share items in your collections immediately through AirDrop, Messages, Mail, Twitter, and Facebook.
Realmac says right up front that the app will be gaining additional features -- like annotation -- on an in-app purchase basis, but plans to keep the basic functionality available for free.Source | Permalink | Email this | Comments
Lorraine Bracco (she of The Sopranos and Goodfellas fame, of course) lends her familiar voice to Deutsch LA’s new holiday spot for Netflix, and predictably, makes the ad work.
In the spot, “Tree Topper,” Bracco voices the part of the smiling porcelain tree topper that has been part of the McDermott family for 34 years. Through the tree topper we see the wild antics of the McDermott boys, as well as Christmas cooking failures and Uncle Luther’s fake snow. Despite the occasional difficulties living with the McDermott family, Bracco’s tree topper enjoys when the family curls up to enjoy watching something on Netflix.
It’s not the most original of concepts, but Bracco makes it work. Her voice is not only recognizable, but dramatic and expressive. This helps make the idea of a sentient tree topper seem less ridiculous, and even imbues the character with emotion and personality. It helps make the spot not seem overly sentimental, and her delivery of the spots’ final line really brings out just the right amount of curmudgeon from Bracco’s character. While celebrity voice acting is so often an afterthought used as an easy cash-in, Deutsch LA hits the mark by casting Bracco for “Tree Topper.” Hopefully other agencies are taking notes. Credits after the jump. continued…
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When it comes to retailers that sell gift cards, you probably don't immediately think of PayPal, but that might soon change. The eBay-owned company is diving into the digital gift card business and is touting iTunes as its first major partner. The company just began selling redeemable iTunes gift codes via a new web portal and proceeded to sell out of the two cheapest versions without much delay.
You can currently purchase US$50 and $100 iTunes codes via the new PayPal Digital Gifts store, but the $15 and $25 options are already depleted. There's no indication of whether PayPal's stocks will be replenished in time for some last-minute holiday gifting, but if you have a few bucks burning a hole in your PayPal account it may pay to check back in a day or two.
PayPal starts selling iTunes digital gift cards, sells out of $15, $25 options immediately originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 03 Dec 2013 10:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Learn how to take advantage of After Effects 3D features by following along with this video and creating a 3D animated title effect. Learn how to animate text, create lighting, animate light movement, and utilize adjustment layers. This videos shows some of the incredible things After Effects is capable of doing.
-Austin-based indie agency T3 has welcomed former BSSP director of technology strategy Keith Johnston as its new chief operating officer.
-W+K London alum Simon Summerscales and Caroline Britt, a former global account director at TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, have joined 72andSunny Amsterdam as director of communication strategy and group brand director, respectively.
-Matt Walsh, formerly of Wellington, New Zealand-based interactive shop RESN, has joined integrated repping house Hustle to open its West Coast office and lead all new business efforts and brand clients in the region. We admit it, it was the promo shot above that sold us. link
-Minneapolis-based agency broadhead has landed the accounts for two USDA agencies, specifically Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO).
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Back in January, we shared Gideon Amichay‘s TEDx talk entitled “No, No, No, No, No, Yes” (see it again if you wish after the jump). Now, Adichay has an upcoming book based on the talk, with same title in tow.
Amichay’s book begins by talking about the new pair of Adidas sneakers his father refused him as a child, buying instead a cheaper, no-name brand. He identifies this moment as the beginning of his “endless will to move up and work hard.” He goes on to document the many rejection letters he received from the The New Yorker as a young aspiring cartoonist. For a period, Amichay would submit to The New Yorker every Wednesday, and receive a rejection letter every Friday. Gradually, the notes on the rejection letter became more positive, urging him to “Keep trying.” Eventually the cartoon editor kept one of Amichay’s sketches. Although it was later returned, the editor later held two sketches. One day, The New Yorker finally decided to buy one of Amichay’s sketches.
Amichay’s book is really about the importance of hearing “no,” something often forgotten in the era of instant gratification. “No” doesn’t have to be spirit-breaking, “No usually comes with a comma,” Amichay says. He makes a point of distinguishing between the automatic “no” that comes from fear of the unknown, the skeptics, those who would like to play it safe, and the constructive “no” that makes you reconsider an idea or take a new direction. He urges his readers to develop their personal relationship with the word. Amichay explores all the times you’ll hear “no” in advertising: from creative collaborators, from bosses, from clients. Behind the “no” schtick is a great look at Amichay’s career in advertising and some of the interesting campaigns he’s been involved with, from the beginning of his career at Grey Tel Aviv up until his 2010 resignation after spending nearly two decades as CCO/joint managing partner of Shalmor Avnon Amichay Y&R.
Not surprisingly, the conversational writing is accompanied by some of Amichay’s drawings. These drawings are perhaps the highlight of the book, as while Amichay’s easygoing, conversational writing style is commendable, sketching is his true talent. The book is a pleasant, easy read, and you could do a lot worse if looking for an inspirational text, especially one dealing with advertising. No, No, No, No, No, Yes will be released on Jan. 15, 2014 in hardcover format.
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Some possible workarounds are:
First try using cifs:// instead of smb:// to connect to the server volumes.
If that doesn't help, then there is a way to change all connections that use SMB1 by entering this command in Terminal: echo "[default]" >> ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf; echo "smb_neg=smb1_only" >> ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf To restore the default SMB2 you simply need to delete the newly created configuration file (nsmb.conf) with the command: ...
PDF Expert (US$9.99) is already a favorite of many of the bloggers at TUAW; now the Ukraine-based development powerhouse has announced the availability of PDF Expert 5. The app is used to annotate PDFs, fill out PDF forms, sign PDF contracts, and otherwise work with Adobe PDF documents in ways that Adobe's Acrobat app can't even touch.
What's new in version 5? Well, first of all PDF Expert 5 now supports iCloud, so your PDF documents can be stored on Apple's cloud service for quick availability. There's a new function that allows users to take multiple PDF files and merge them into one document; helpful when doing a set of scans that need to be saved as one document for easy search or emailing.
I'm personally smitten with the new shared folder capability. PDF Expert has some amazing annotation functionality, while the free Documents by Readdle app is designed for easier sharing and organization of PDFs. With the shared folder, it's possible to pass documents quickly between the two Readdle apps for a more complete solution when and if you need it.
The upgrade to version 5 will require a full repurchase of the app, so current owners should be prepared to shell out $9.99 for the new capabilities. PDF Expert 5 should be available in the App Store today.
Readdle rolls out PDF Expert 5: iCloud support, shared folder with Documents by Readdle originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 03 Dec 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Sports fanatics are wonderful circus acts from afar. Who doesn’t love a chubby shirtless guy covered in paint at an NFL game (unless you’re sitting behind him)? To honor the people who take sports fandom way too seriously, ESPN will be inducting it’s second annual class into the Fan Hall of Fame in 2014. For the next eight days, users will be able to vote from a list of 10 finalists. You may recognize a few names on the list like Clipper Darrell and Bruce Reznick, but there are also some inspirational stories, like Romeo Santos, a longtime Baltimore Orioles fan who sold tickets to raise money for his now-deceased wife’s charity. If you’re interested in voting, each fan has a profile and a 15-second spot.
The campaign comes from RED Interactive and 77 Ventures. One final detail: residents of Quebec are not allowed to vote. I have no idea why, but for the Fan Hall of Fame, some ridiculous exclusion just feels right.
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The flashy keynote demos may be dedicated to iWork and iLife, but Apple and its subsidiaries make plenty of other applications that millions of users depend on every day. In particular, the database mavens at FileMaker Inc. have been cranking out their powerful, easy-to-use flagship app for 15 years, building an impressive roster of users and developers along the way. Today the latest version -- FileMaker 13 -- is available for purchase.
While FileMaker may have sacrificed some customer goodwill earlier this year when it discontinued the four-year-old consumer tool Bento, the new version may be able to recapture some of those small office/home office users with improved iOS interoperability, supercharged web publishing, a simplified edition lineup (there's now only one Server product) and new monthly subscription pricing.
The new FileMaker WebDirect tool -- which allows FileMaker developers to create responsive, stylish websites driven by FM data -- looks impressive. According to senior product manager Eric Jacobson, the objective is for FileMaker's WebDirect to deliver a "desktop interaction model" in the browser; he pointed out that v13 is a platform for solutions, not just a database product. WebDirect will be licensed on a concurrent-connection basis, so supporting up to five simultaneous web users will run US$25 per month.
On iOS, the FileMaker Go mobile app gains several new tricks in v13, including native barcode scanning and additional data entry keyboards. Swipe controls, popovers and gestures also join the party for mobile users.
Database designers get some new tools in v13: object styles for rapid changes, and a new themes tool for reskinning entire FM packages at a click. New encryption options (available in FileMaker Pro Advanced) allow admins to protect sensitive information with the AES algorithm.
FileMaker Pro 13 is available today on FileMaker's online store and elsewhere. Standalone license pricing has jumped a bit from v12 (starting at US$329 vs. $299; upgrades start at $179), but the new monthly subscription pricing may suit some users. A subscription starts at $9 for FileMaker Pro or US$15 for FileMaker Pro Advanced. FileMaker Pro Server can be licensed at $29/mo for volume and corporate users.
Lucky 13: new Filemaker Pro 13 focuses on web, iOS database solutions originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 03 Dec 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
After spending four-and-a-half years at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Gareth Kay has parted ways with the agency. Kay initially joined Goodby from the now-defunct Modernista! in summer 2009 as director of digital strategy, eventually moving up a year later to associate partner/director of brand strategy to finally his most recent role as chief strategy officer at the San Francisco-based agency. Kay has informed us that yesterday was his last day at GS&P, and though he won’t reveal specifics on his next venture (as it’s in “stealth mode”), here’s a note that Goodby managing partner Derek Robson sent to staff last month that should give you perhaps a little idea:
“It’s with a heavy heart that I have to announce that Gareth Kay has decided to leave the agency. He is off to start a new company that focuses on the stuff that he is personally most passionate about and which is not part of the advertising agency world. He’ll be leaving us later this month.
Gareth joined GS&P in 2009 as the Director of Digital Strategy and from the very start; he challenged the agency to think beyond the traditional definitions of advertising.
In September 2011, he was promoted to Chief Strategy Officer and since then he has helped evolve the Strategy discipline here at the agency as well as the day-to-day running of the department. Under his leadership, the agency continued it’s impressive streak of Effie award wins – 51 Effie awards for our work for 35 different clients over the past 15 years.
Beyond all the good work that Gareth has done for our clients and within the agency he has also become one of the most well respected thought leaders in the business, speaking at events around the world. He has been a tireless advocate for the agency for the past four years.
We thank him, we will miss him, and we wish him well in his new endeavor.
We will not be replacing the Chief Strategy Officer position. Our strategy leadership is in the capable hands of [Head of Brand Strategy] Andy Grayson, [Director of Communication Strategy] Christine Chen and [Group Research and Analytics Director] Margaret Coles.
Along with his six-year stint at Modernista!, where he last served as head of planning, Kay also held planning positions at Lowe and TBWA during his career.
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Apple has begun offering the newest iMac models as refurbished units on its online store. Three models of the 27-inch iMac are available, including:
- 3.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 8 GB RAM, 1 TB hard drive, and NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M graphics for US$1529.00, a $270 savings versus new/list price for the same model.
- 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 with 8 GB RAM, 1 TB hard drive, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M graphics for $1869.00, a $330 savings.
- 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 with 8 GB RAM, 3 TB Fusion drive, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M graphics for $2289.00, a $410 savings.
Refurbished items Apple sells come with the company's one-year limited warranty and are often a great way for customers to get the latest models at reduced cost.
Apple's online store now offering refurbished Late 2013 27" iMac models originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 03 Dec 2013 06:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
If you're looking for a good stocking stuffer for any photographers you know, you may want to consider the Luxi Light Meter.
Light meters are usually dedicated hand-held devices used by photographers to measure the amount of available light in the room. When the light hits an opaque dome on the reader, a number is generated that allows the pros to adjust their photography equipment accordingly to capture the best possible picture. Normally light meters can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, but the Luxi Light Meter is US$29.99. When combined with an iPhone, it gives photographers an affordable option to the pricey devices.
Extrasensory Devices, the company behind the Luxi Light Meter, raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter earlier this year. The Luxi Light Meter attaches to your iPhone 5 or 5s by slipping over the top, where its diffusion dome covers the front-facing camera. The dome captures the light that is read by the companion Luxi app. Photographers can then use the reader's output to set their DSLR or other pro equipment.
The Luxi Light Meter isn't a gift for everyone. It's pretty pointless if you're just taking snaps with your iPhone. However, if you know any photographers that work with more professional equipment, the Luxi Light Meter may be just for them.
Luxi light meter: a good stocking stuffer for photographers originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
About a month and a half since it's initial release, OS X Mavericks has already amassed a 2.42% share of the worldwide OS market. The data comes courtesy of Net Applications (via The Next Web) which measured OS marketshare for the month of November.
The latest market share data from Net Applications shows that November 2013 was a big one for Mavericks, which gained 1.58 percentage points (from 0.84 percent to 2.42 percent). All other OS releases lost share: OS X 10.8 fell 1.48 points (from 3.31 percent to 1.85 percent), OS X 10.7 lost 0.22 points (from 1.56 percent to 1.34 percent), OS X 10.6 slipped 0.07 points (from 1.60 percent to 1.53 percent), and OS X 10.5 dipped 0.01 points (from 0.33 percent to 0.32 percent).
All told, it's still a Windows world (assuming we're not counting the iPad as a PC) as various iterations of Windows account for 90.88% of worldwide OS marketshare. All iterations of OS X, meanwhile, account for 7.56% of worldwide OS marketshare. Impressively, Net Application's data indicates that 56% of all Macs are currently running either OS X 10.8 or OS X 10.9. In other words, most Mac users are running a version of OS X that is, at the most, only one and a half years old. As a reference point, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion was released in July of 2012.Source | Permalink | Email this | Comments
WhatsApp released a new version of its app with a major facelift and some new features. The popular third-party messaging app is one of the most used cross-platform instant messengers on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone. The latest iOS update brings the much anticipated iOS 7-inspired visual refresh to the app. The icon is less glossy and flatter, and the app internals are blue, grey, and white and flat all over.
But WhatsApp also received a number of new features with the latest release as well. The app now features "broadcast lists" which allows user to send messages to groups of people, be they classmates, a group of friends, or work colleagues. The new WhatsApp also includes a number of new location sharing features, including support for 3D maps and the ability to hide places. Check out the full release notes below. WhatsApp is a free download.
What's New in Version 2.11.5
- new iOS 7 User Interface
- broadcast lists: communicate with your classmates, work colleagues or just friends by messaging many people at once.
- improved share location: 3D map view, hide places, search places
- large thumbs: see more
- new notification alerts and sounds: WhatsApp Settings > Notifications > New Message.
- application will now use your device text size as configured in iOS Settings > General > Text Size
- new improved User Interface for managing your blocked contacts: WhatsApp Settings > Chat Settings > Blocked
- crop image before sending
Reminder: you can backup your WhatsApp conversations into iCloud. Simply visit WhatsApp Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Backup and tap on "Back Up Now"
WhatsApp updated for iOS 7 with new broadcast lists, shared location features originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.