PhotoPresenter 4
App Developer: Boinx Software Ltd
Version Reviewed: 4.1.6
License: US$9.99 – Requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

If you like showing off your photo collection to family and friends but want something more entertaining than the traditional slideshow then PhotoPresenter may be for you.

PhotoPresenter takes the idea of a slideshow collation of photographs and changes the way it is conceived, developed, and presented.

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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Peachpit Learning Series
Author: Robin Williams with John Tollett
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-77701-0, 480 pages
Price: Paperback US$31.99, Book + eBook Bundle US$43.19, eBook Only US$25.59

Robin Williams, author of The Little Mac Book, Lion Edition has teamed up with husband and fellow author John Tollett to release the Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Peachpit Learning Series book.

The book is delivered through 24 easy to follow lessons and is aimed towards new to medium level users. Experienced users will also find a good level of content and clarity on various topics.

Throughout the book readers will be presented with stunning visual examples to assist with understanding the Lion operating system.

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Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro – Review

On November 12, 2008, in Camera, Macintosh, Review, by Donny Yankellow

Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro
Company: Logitech

Price $129.99
www.logitech.com

This past spring I made it a mission of mine to find as many Mac compatible webcams as possible. It hasn’t been easy. They seem to be few and far between. Recently, Logitech released the QuickCam Vision Pro, a Mac only camera, that is one of the best webcams I have tried.

The QuickCam Vision Pro is not cheap. It retails for $129.99, but you get what you pay for. The unit is a nice solid camera that has an easel like clip for mounting on a monitor, laptop, is resting on a counter surface. It has a camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and a built in microphone.

When I say you get what you pay for, I mean it. The picture quality on this unit is fantastic! It is capable of up to 720p images up to 1600×1200 resolution. I was blown away by the crispness and clarity of the image. Of course, when talking over the internet the image quality will also depend on the connection speed on both ends. In addition to the great quality, the camera has autofocus, which quickly adjusts as you move the camera around.

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Fun with Photo Booth

On November 22, 2007, in How-To, by Tim Robertson

There are times when you know Apple does something right when, at first, you really don’t see the point. Case in point, Photo Booth.

When Apple first demonstrated Photo Booth, I really didn’t see the point. Sure, it looked like a cute little application that took advantage of the built-in iSight camera on Macs with a built-on camera, such as the Macbook, Macbook Pro, and the iMac. But what was really the point in it?

Sometimes, not having a real point is, in fact, the whole point. As a father of three girls, with a boy on the way, I now see what a new iMac and Photo Booth can do. For the last half-hour, all three of the kids (ages 13, 12, and 4) have spent a delightful time sitting in front of the iMac, making themselves look crazy. They have all been laughing heartily the entire time, taking turns making up the funniest pictures. Here are some examples:

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