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Philip Bloom’s Video Review of the Canon EOS 5D MKIII

Repost from PASM Workshop

Canon 5Dmk3 video review from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

Philip Bloom reviewed the latest Canon 5D MKIII and did a video (embedded above) review on it as well. The review can be found on his blog, link here, and he will continue to update it as he gets more familiar with the camera. Check out and see what the master has to say.

March 31, 2012 Posted by | Camera, Canon, DSLR, Review, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nikon Announcing D3200 in April

Repost from PASM Workshop

According to Nikon Rumors, Nikon is releasing their new mid-range DSLR D3200 in April to replace D3100.  The new D3200 will feature -

  • 24 MP sensor
  • 11 AF points
  • 4 fps
  • ISO range: 100-6400, with hi-ISO of 12800
  • Improved video functionality
  • maybe WiFi connection.

Read more on NikonRumors.com: http://nikonrumors.com/2012/03/28/nikon-d3200-coming-in-april-with-a-24mp-sensor-and-many-new-features.aspx/#ixzz1qTTaKQOz

March 29, 2012 Posted by | Camera, DSLR, Nikon, Photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

Apple Released iTunes 10.6.1 Update

March 29, 2012 Posted by | Apple, iTunes, iTunes | , , | Leave a comment

Another Look at the Retina Display on the New iPad

Repost from PASM Workshop

Duncan Davidson posted this awesome post on his blog demonstrating how powerful the retina display is.  Hop over via the link to check out his demo.  The display is capable of showing all the finite details in such high resolution that takes one breath away.  However, be warned that Safari will downsample all pics to 1024 x 768 the most for most JPEG files 9apart from progressive JPEGs).  PNG files were told to be ok. For more info on how Safari down samples pics, check out this article, Safari Downsamples Your Images, No HD, from Andrew Ku and Alan Dang over at Tom’s Hardware.

Another great thing about the retina display is that when you load up an iPhone app on your new iPad even in double size due to the higher resolution.  Check out this short video below on more details.

Source – Duncan Davidson, Tom’s Hardware, PocketNow

March 28, 2012 Posted by | Apple, iPad, Retina Display, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Video Review on New TweetDeck v.1.3

This week TweetDeck released version 1.3.  The new version features all new list management, interactive columns, activity column, media previews and the new editing and retweet function which replaced the quote retweet function.

Source – TweetDeck

March 25, 2012 Posted by | Productivity, Social Media, Social Networking, Twitter, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Bendi – The Flexi iPad Stand – Now on Kickstarter

Yet another great Kickstarter project. Bendi is an iPad stand exactly like no other stand, and probably the only one you’ll need. Bendi works wherever you want it to work: on a table, on your desk, in the car, or in a meeting. It even works with all the major tablets, not just the iPad. Bendi comprised of three parts, a strong suction device to hold the iPad, a bendable arm and either a magnetic (cost extra) or clamp base to suit your needs. The Bendi is seeking a pledge goal of US$5,000 on Kickstarter and have so far doubled that already.  The lowest pledge for a Bendi is US$55, is that worth it? you be the judge. For more details, head over to their Kickstarter page linked here and check out the following video.

Source – Bendi on Kickstarter, Canal de Javier

March 24, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPad, iPad2, Kickstarter, Tablet | , , , , | Leave a comment

Langham Short Film Competition – Winner Gets to Go To Sundance Screenings

Was at the Langham Place Short Films Screenings last night and they showcased three feature shorts, namely, the Club, the Spa and the Room and the most interesting part of it is that all three short films were shot with the iPhone. Check out the making of videos here and have a taste of what’s it all about.

The other highlight of the evening was when Sean Seah, Vice President – E-Business, Loyalty and Partner Marketing of Langham, announced the Langham Short Film Competition where the winner of the competition will be flown to London, stay at the awesome Langham London, be able to attend an exclusive networking breakfast with the heavy weights of Sundance Institute and other filmmakers, attend Sundance screenings and if lucky, have access to other Sundance panel events as well. So all budding filmmakers and videographers, this is definitely a competition that you want to look into.

More information on the competition and the three short films mentioned earlier after the jump…..

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March 23, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhoneography, Movies, Video | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta Goes Live

Re-post from PASM Workshop

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta now available for download, hop over to the link here to test drive it.

Photoshop CS6 Highlights

  • Content-Aware Patch — Patch images with greater control using the newest member of the Content-Aware family of technologies. Choose the sample area you want to use to create your patch, and then watch Content-Aware Patch magically blend pixels for a stunning result.
  • Blazingly fast performance and a modern UI — Experience unprecedented performance with the Mercury Graphics Engine, which gives you near-instant results when you edit with key tools such as Liquify, Puppet Warp, and Crop.* Plus, a refined, fresh, and elegant Photoshop interface features dark background options that make your images pop.
  • New and re-engineered design tools — Create superior designs fast. Get consistent formatting with type styles, create and apply custom strokes and dashed lines to shapes, quickly search layers, and much more

Source – Adobe

March 22, 2012 Posted by | Adobe, Applications, Photoshop, Photoshop | , , , | Leave a comment

Woot – Just Ding 1,700,000 True Hits Yesterday

Just noticed that this blog past the 1,700,000 true hits mark yesterday. Thank you all.

March 21, 2012 Posted by | Blogroll | | Leave a comment

New iPad Photo Sync Issues

Fellow blogger Spike had a blog post up on the photo sync issues with his new iPad.  Hop over to see what those issues are and the workarounds.  Interesting read for the day.

Source – Hongkie Town

March 21, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Blogroll, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPad | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nice Read – The Case for Buying iPads for Your Kids

Image from Henriksent

Came across this article today from Brad MOON-WIRED over at Gizmodo addressing an issue that a lot of parents faces – should we be buying our kids an iPad. Does it justify the cost? Would it be too early? Would they be just gaming on it all day?……

Brad raised a few good points in starting early with the iPad for your kids. I don’t want to hijack his post and extract the points here but definitely a good read especially if you’re a parent and with kids yearning for an iPad. Check out the article here, The Case for Buying iPads for Your Kids.

Source – Gizmodo,Henriksent

March 20, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Blogroll, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPad, iPad2, iPad3 | , | Leave a comment

The iPad User Guide for iOS 5.1 is Now Available for Download

Apple just released the 145-page User Guide via iBooks, download it from iTunes now, link here.

Source – iTunes

March 19, 2012 Posted by | Apple, eBooks, iOS 5, iPad, iPad3 | , , , | Leave a comment

How of Why – The Making of the Nikon D4 Release Video

Repost from PASM Workshop

HOW of WHY from Corey Rich on Vimeo.

Check out all the Nikon gears used in this 11 minutes behind-the-scene making-of video by Corey Rich, totally awesome. Below you can see the actual Nikon D4 release video. Enjoy

WHY – Nikon D4 Release Video from Corey Rich on Vimeo.

Source – Corey Rich

March 18, 2012 Posted by | Camera, Nikon, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Video Review(s) on Sparrow for iPhone

If you want to know more about the app, The Next Web had a great interview with Sparrow’s co-founder and CEO Dom Leca out earlier this week.

Source – The Next Web, iDownloadBlog, iAppOSX

March 17, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Google, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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