Archive for December, 2008
Intel has published a series of new Core 2 Duo processors (PDF),, for the Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro is expected: With the new Core 2 Duo T9800 Apple could optionally 2.93 GHz for the 15-inch MacBook Pro offer – for the current surcharge of 2 , 8GHz option. At the same time, the 15-inch MacBook Pro without changing the price to 2.53 and 2.66 GHz in the two standard configurations are transported and the 13 “MacBook to 2.26 and (continue to) 2.4 or 2.53 instead GHz. Apple, this could be a silent update in the coming weeks on the stage, seems likely, however, a contemporary update around April 2009 – until then would have a 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo for the optional top-end MBP available and new low Voltage SFF variants appear, the MacBook Air on the 2GHz limit should carry. Read the rest of this entry »
The competition for Apple’s iPhone has arrived. Die Premiere für ein Google-Handy namens “G1″ feierte T-Mobile in den USA, The premiere of a Google phone, called “G1″ celebrated T-Mobile in the U.S., where the first mobile phone, the similar features as the iPhone offers already sold. 2009 kommt es auch nach Deutschland. 2009 is also to Germany. The search engine company has formed an alliance in the mobile and handset manufacturers to cooperate, including Vodafone, Sony Ericsson, Samsung and Motorola. The G1 works with an open operating system called Android, the best on the services of Google vote is about Google Maps.The open system will attract developers to the phones to write small programs and the new equipment functions upon. One difference is the keyboard, which is hidden behind the screen.
In Mac OS X Leopard, you can capture an image of your entire screen by typing Command-Shift-3. Typing Command-Shift-4 lets you choose a specific part of your screen to save as a screenshot: Click and hold to place the small cross-hair cursor at one edge of the area you want to capture, then drag horizontally and/or vertically to select. When you release the cursor, the screenshot is saved to your desktop.
But creating screenshots this way often means you need to crop or clean up the edges of the image later. That’s especially true if you’re planning to use it as a graphic element in a document or presentation. Fortunately, Mac OS X Leopard offers a way to save clean screenshots of individual elements on your desktop — such as Finder windows, menus, icons, or the visible portion of an open document — without capturing anything else in the background.
Hold down the Command, Shift, and 4 keys, then press the Spacebar. Instead of a cross-hair cursor, a small camera icon appears. When you move this camera icon over the element you’d like to capture, that element is highlighted. Click your mouse or trackpad, and you’ve captured a screenshot of just that element — no further cleanup required.
I was born under unusual circumstances-
Those opening words, spoken in voice-over narration by Brad Pitt, who plays the title character in David Fincher’s much anticipated—and already much heralded—new film, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” make a perfectly understated introduction to the stoical Button, but also to the epic movie in which Fincher has framed him.
Among the unusual circumstances surrounding the making of the film is that film figured so little in it. Although nearly every major Hollywood movie of this size and budget is still made on film, “Button,” except for some high-speed and underwater sequences, was shot digitally on high-definition Thomson Viper cameras directly to hard drive, without ever touching tape, then captured into Final Cut Pro for editing.
Shooting this way allowed Fincher to bring film-like resolution to the screen without surrendering the speed and flexibility he could only achieve by building his movie entirely from data. And because Fincher had used the same workflow to create his critically acclaimed previous film “Zodiac,” he was confident that it could be ratcheted up to meet the even greater narrative, technical, and logistical challenges of “Button.”
Early critical reaction to the film suggests he was certainly right. “Button,” which opens Christmas Day, has been nominated for five Golden Globe awards; shortlisted by nearly every credible Oscar handicapper; and touted by at least one critic—who was moved to call it early—as “one of the best films of the decade.”