MagSafe for your iPhone
I first saw this on Gizmodo Aust and thought it really cool idea. I have been dreaming of a MagSafe adapter for my iPhone for god knows how many years. Finally, there is a company called @Hevolabs that have made it a reality.
Im sure all will agree, that the Apple Lightening Cords, are not real the best, (I have gone through 3 in 18 months) and at least they don’t KILL YOU, but still they are a throw away commodity
So it was my joy to wake up to my RSS Feed and see something about MagSafe for a iPhone. It looks like it is a good product, and I have happily backed them, so if you want to get on the band wagon, please goto their Kickstarter page and check out @Hevolabs
MagSafe is really wonderful tech, the MacBook’s most underrated feature. Wouldn’t it be great on the iPhone too? That’s what the Kickstarter for a charger and battery pack called “Cabin” is shooting for. And even if it never actually happens, it’s a nice fantasy. Cabin won’t upgrade your iPhone to change its charging port or anything (duh). Instead, it would provide you with a little Lightning-port plug that has a magnetic MagSafe-esque connector on the far side, which you can use easily snap the phone into the Cabin battery pack or dock. MagSafe-esque, because the magnetic snap-in functionality is where the similarities begin and end. While there are plans for a little Lighting cable adaptor that make it look and function like a mini MagSafe cable, this wouldn’t let you charge your phone with your laptop cable or anything because it’s not the same kind of power. As cool as this idea is, it’s also only a Kickstarter, so there’s no guarantee it will ever exist. Especially in this case, where the folks behind it readily admit they still have a bunch of security certifications and licensing business to take care of before they could ever dream of mass producing these things. And if that falls through then WOMP WOMP. Still, it’s a fascinating little idea; snapping a charger in with magnets is never not wonderful. And since Apple just went through all the trouble of introducing Lighting ports, there’s little chance anything like this could happen through official Apple channels. But hey, it’s nice to dream
Hevo Labs ~ Cabin | MagSafe Adapter for iPhone on Kickstarter
This is going to be interesting. Will Apple use the lower density glass, one that can’t take the pressure of Gorilla Glass ??
I personally would hope it to be more like a hard perplex, one that when dropped, wouldnt shatter or crack. I had mine in a case and hit my foot and then landed face down, and cracked across the left corner. I would like to see more tests done on the Sapphire Display… .
Extra, extra, read watch all about it! Apple has released iTunes 11.3, with one very significant update: iTunes Extras for HD movies. And with the latest software update for the Apple TV, released late last month, you can, at long last, enjoy those e (via Apple update: iTunes Extras for HD movies on Mac, Apple TV)
We’ve had a lot of questions about how our community works together to help each other find their stuff. Many people recall the “Mark as Lost” feature from our original video and ask where that is in the app today. So, we wanted to explain it further.
This is quite an interesting outcome, especially there is no mention of this when we threw $ at it on KS or after. There are so many more similar KS projects out that are very upfront with the WHOLE system, how it works, and what happens. Im still waiting patiently and really hope to see mine soon. Still not sure about the whole 1 year battery issue either.
We as a community not even knowing you have helped soemone, makes me feel empty. It would be nice to get a notification alerting me that I have just helped someone in the TILE Community out. But hey what can you do ??
Aperture gone the way of the dinosaur.
Well the other day at all put out a statement saying that aperture is going to be no longer developed for OS X the last development being for Yosemite. It is a sad day for those of us that use Aperture, as our DAM when we do our photography.
“With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere, there will be no new development of Aperture. When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS X.” — Apple, Inc.
I really don’t know what to say, I have put a lot of money into my plug-ins and extensions, for Aperture, and as far as I can tell and tweeting about it, onOne Software, and Nick Collection from Google, have both said it will be no cost to the person to swap from Aperture to Lightroom, plugins. This is good news because as I said a lot of people have invested quite a bit of money and it looks like with a $9.99 PS Photography Subscription they are going to make it easier for Apple Aperture people to move across.
The one thing I loved about aperture was in library files and folder structure set up, as it was easy to understand and implement into your photo workflow. From watching the WWDC the Photos App looked really good sleek, minimalistic, and if iOS and OSX, combined to make one beautiful App, then I’m not going to be one to complain. Apple like to hold their cards to their chest, and because of the holding onto this statement until now, and telling us of the App coming out next year, then I believe they will have something special waiting for us, at the end of the tunnel.
For those that want to read about the “Don’t Worry” part of it, Joseph Linaschke from Aperture Expert has done a really good job at putting everyone to ease on the subject. He is articulate and precise in what he has to say and it is a very good read and makes you feel at ease.
So what are you going to do ?
We have until next year to decide, as Apple will probably do 1 more BIG update to Aperture, and iPhoto to work with Yosemite, and that will be it. From the things I have read, (which I dont understand) is we wont see the OS X Photos App until nect year, so we do have a little grace until then, and gives everyone time to decide on what they are oing to do, move to Adobe PS Photography Program, or buy LR outright, OR Stay with the one they love as long as they can, and see where Apple and Photos go.
For me, ill follow Apple, as I believe in them, not leaving the Pro out to dry, and work with the cloud and their way of being. Saying that, remenber Logic Pro, they had a little switch that could be the simple way of using it, or flick the switch and we had Pro gfeatures ?
Any way you look at it, Apple Aperture is dead, so goodbye old friend, RIP !!!!
## Swift Programming !!!!
Swift Programming Language - Apple Developer
This is interesting times for the world of Developers. The new programming language Swift from Apple, is a derivative of Obj-C and makes programming so much easier.
In my opinion after a few weeks of using Swift, it is indeed easier. One reason is the brevity. Often times people were scared away from Obj.C because of the crazy method names and weird NSNumber and NSString types. Swift does away with all of that.
This is a new age for Developers and programming for iOS and OS X and I’m happy that I’m around to be a part t of it.
Dropped off my submissions for the 6th Annual Anime and Manga Art contest at the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, AZ. One acrylic on canvas and two prints of my iPad Art done using Paper by Fiftythree. My little assistant is holding up her favorite ;)
Michael is one amazing artist, and the beauty he can bring out of any subject on his iPad, amazes me every time he puts Stylus to Glass. He has this amazing talent and I think he will win hands down with his Manga Art.
Well done, and best wishes friend :)
Be sure to post up the Trophy for all to see too.