My most recent addition to my software collection is Element 3D for After effects. When I saw the ease of use of the component I was urged to purchase the component. I have used this plugin in the short film I am currently editing.
Element 3D is a Fast Open GL 3D object based particle Rendering Engine for After Effects. If you wish to purchase or have a look at the plugin you may visit https://www.videocopilot.net/products/element/
This tool / plugin for After effects can be used to create quick 3D objects without spending lots of time. Although I am a newbie to this tool / plugin, I was able to quickly render / create the sequence that I wanted in few minutes. It is work taking a look at this tool. Finally this tool is only for people which have interest in doing editing.
For doing my video works I required hard disk to store files. But it happened so whenever I tried to copy from my camera to hard disk it always took couple of hours to complete the data transfer. So I planned to invest on a drive which will have a better transfer rate. I settled for WD My Book Thunderbolt DUO. My Book Thunderbolt DUO is not the best in the market but one of the economic options for hobbyist like me.
I ordered this Thunderbolt Duo from Snapdeal for a price of Rs. 28, 000/-. The package arrived safely. There was a surprise when I opened the package. I could not see the Thunderbolt cable which was a downside of this product. I had to order Apple Thunderbolt cable from eBay for Rs. 3000/-. Finally, my cable reached my home. I was eager to set My Book Thunderbolt Duo and see how it works. I plugged the cable to my MacBook pro and opened the drive. Everything went on fine. While transferring the data I was not excited by the transfer speed. But compared to the speed of USB drives it was always ahead.
I transferred some 3 Gigs of data and it got copied under a minute. Overall I liked the drive when compared with the cost and performance. May be if you are budget conscious then you may opt for My Book Thunderbolt DUO.
Are you missing your favorite SVN command on Mountain Lion? Stop worrying as I did. If you are using XCode you may go to XCode -> Preferences -> Downloads and install the command line tools. If you don’t want to do so then you can download the command line tools at https://developer.apple.com/downloads/ (Apple ID will be required).
I know there are smart people out there knows more about iPhone Configuration Utility. This words are meant for few who dont know about “iPhone Configuration Utility”.
According to Apple ”Phone Configuration Utility lets you easily create, maintain, encrypt, and push configuration profiles, track and install provisioning profiles and authorized applications, and capture device information including console logs.”
You can create email accounts, setup WiFi, Configure Proxy, Configure VPN and so on. Also you can save the profile so that you can do the same setup on multiple iOS devices.
My wife prayed for me on my birthday and that was most unforgettable moment of my life. Aw! my phone was dead. I forgot to put them for charging. However, I got call from my Sister to my wife’s phone wishing me by 12:04 am on my Birthday. Many tried to reach my mobile and they got upset as they felt I have switched off my mobile (my apologies to them). One among my loved ones prepared Lunch for me at home. I eat tummy full and had a wonderful sleep.
It was decided for me along with my loved ones go to circus show. But my lunch was so heavy that I was not able to get up from bed. Later in the evening, my father came to me and prayed for me on my birthday. Then, I along with my wife and sisters went for shopping and my wife bought me dresses for me.
Totally, I enjoyed every moment on my Birthday. I really thank God for making all this happen. I know he loves me so much.
As always I am still remembering olden days on how I struggled for debugging and doing some programming and getting some output from the compiler. Now! WordPress, Drupal and tons like he same made website creation easy and fun. I changed my theme again. It is like changing clothes. All happened with in an hour. Collaborative work made this possible.
Looking at the success of blogging software like WordPress, CMS like Drupal one thing is obvious. Doing work as a team will always be helping any thought process successful. Somewhere someone initiated a software like WordPress after lots of seasoning from various hands and people from various walks, it got mature and it is rocking.
I just read above two paragraphs which I have written doesn’t make any sense at all to me. I don’t feel like a programmer any more. Just if I have some level of creativity, that is all required. You will be up and running in 10 mins and you will say “Oh my God! You made programming so easy!”
Yesterday, I updated latest wordpress and changed the themes. Not sure how many people like them. But I liked it.
Today I have purchased M-Audio midisport uno. The same I have purchased 3 years back. I gave it to one of my friend as I did know the purpose of it. Today, I thought it would be good if get one. I got this interest as I wanted to play around with Ableton Live Lite which came along with my M-Audio Fasttrack pro audio interface. I plugged it into my Roland E-09w Keyboard and it worked like a charm. Wow! I missed this opportunity for a long time. Thank got I got it back and now using them whenever I find time. I bought in a store by name Krish Musicals near my home. It costs INR 3000.
My little tech knowledge is helping me to understand how midi works and how I could use my interface to improvise my music skills. Here is a quick feature list of what M-Audio midi interface UNO has got to offer.
- 1×1 USB MIDI interface
- 16 MIDI input and output channels
- Bbus-powered—requires no external power
- Extremely compact for mobile or desktop use
- Built-in USB and MIDI cables
Totally it is worth the price and offers very low latency when used with Mac. However I find some latency which I guess I need to play around with my audio drivers on Windows 7 64-bit.
I have seen many people use Adobe Acrobat pirated version only to add sticky notes and comments to the PDF document. When it comes to Mac, Preview gives the luxury of adding / creating new PDF documents. For Windows users there is a good news for people who are looking out for adding comments / sticky notes to the PDF document. The newest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader X is supporting sticky notes and adding notes / comments to the PDF document.
Few features included with Adobe Acrobat Reader X as mentioned on Adobe website:
Simplified user interface
View information more precisely and efficiently. Choose reading mode to fit more content on the screen or two-up mode to view page spreads. Use keyboard shortcuts like print, zoom, and find within the browser.
Enhanced commenting tools
Make notes and share your feedback with others by marking up PDF documents using the Sticky Notes and Highlighter tools.
Comprehensive file searching
Find and retrieve any PDF document or phrase within a document in seconds. Search for words in page content, annotations, bookmarks, form fields, or document metadata within any PDF file on a local computer.
So if you are using Pirated version of Adobe Acrobat stop using them and get genuine. Just a thought.
I got information that Facebook’s REST based API stopped working. Yes, it was true. Checked few popular apps and everything looks screwed. Mainly when it comes to iPhone it is really a pain to undergo this change and plan a release exclusively for Facebook change. However Facebook says them as part of the road map but most of the developers gets confused or unaware. You can find them on http://developers.facebook.com/roadmap/.
One fine morning developers who gets negative rating because their iPhone facebook sdk (not Facebook iOS sdk) does not work anymore. This brings a public nuisance and mainly for developers. I also think from the Facebook end. Managing and informing all developers to upgrade to their newest SDK is really a pain. However, rather than discussing this topic I would encourage my fellow developers to fix the facebook stuff and release them again to the app store to keep the apple reviewers busy.
Even top apps on the app store suffer this damage. Some of them were CNN, Weather Channel …
A note to the users to the above mentioned app. Dont rate the app negatively, rather intimate the developers to they can find the right fix for the same.
Hope this helps to my fellow iOS developers.
You will be able to sync your bookmarks with Google Chrome. Wherever you browse and add bookmarks you will be able to add them to your Chrome Bookmarks. The best part is that you will be able to sync them with your google account. I know this information is not new for many people. I have found handful of my friends who struggled to organize the bookmarks.
Try to sync your bookmarks today. Kindly ignore if you know this trick already.