After many many months and a few delays Apple has finally released iTunes 11. Which is a pretty massive update from an aesthetics point of view but there’s more changes under the hood than the way you look at it. Most notable change being the disappearance of the left side bar where your playlists and whatnot where. Now this has all been tucked up into a drop down menu. I ain’t mad at it. It works well. I’ve only used it for a short while but I think this was a definite good change. Read more about the changes On The Verge.
If you use social media on sunday evenings you’ll be well aware of the fact that The Walking Dead has returned for it’s third season. The Walking Dead is a television adaptation of the wildly popular graphic novels by Robert Kirkman. My wife and I caught up with the show in a few weeks and I’m now burning through the graphic novels. Which are in fact pretty graphic.
Any way, while I’m watching the show I’m always wondering how much of the show is actually on set and what the actors are actually hacking away at. That’s what this video shows you. It’s pretty neat to see how they do all the effects and makes the show a little less gross. It’s still pretty rad though. Check it out.
PS They also have a video for The Walking Dead Season 1 with just as many cool shots.
At Mando, we love our iPhones. We use them for just about everything from responding to your e-mails to reading the latest Apple news to even posting to this blog. Apple did an amazing job designing every aspect of these phones – including the camera. With the iPhone 4′s 5-megapixel iSight camera and the iPhone 4S’s 8-megapixel iSight camera, many users are taking their iPhone pictures to the next level: iPhoneography. Users like Justin Balog have written entire books on how to make the most of your iPhone camera. Our friends at iDownloadBlog.com have even contacted Justin to host a iPhone Phot0graphy series on the site. We encourage you to check it out.
Today, we would like to cover a photography method called HDR. No, it doesn’t stand for high-def retina. HDR is simply High Dynamic Range. This means that an image has a greater range between the darker and lighter values than a standard pictures.
As an example, we took some pictures to show you how it works. To produce an HDR image, a camera will take three pictures of three different exposures. Then it combines these pictures into one. Below you will see an example of three pictures of different exposures and then the HDR image below. This was taken with our Canon t3i and then converted to HDR in Photoshop CS6.
The iPhone also has this technology natively. If you open your camera app and then tap on options, you will notice a slider that says HDR. Switch that to on and you are ready to go. Make sure to hold your phone still so that it will be able to accurately line up the pictures. While this is a great feature that Apple has included, there are also several third-party apps that do an even better job. We are a huge fan of Pro HDR. Check out some pictures below that we took using this app:
Apple has always been the powerhouse supplier of all things Mando. We user MacBook Pro’s to produce your videos, pictures, graphics, and websites. So on days like today, we get super excited. What is today you ask? Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference. It is held at the Moscone Center in California. The Apple Keynote will start at 1 PM Eastern and much is expected. Check out our friends at iDB for what is thought to be covered today.
So how can you stay up-to-date with the latest WWDC and Apple news? Well unfortunately Apple will not be streaming the keynote online so you must resource to others who are attending for updates. We are following multiple live-blogs online which you can go to by clicking on the links below:
What are you looking forward to most about WWDC? If it’s over, what was your favorite news?
You can’t handle the cuteness.