Evernote – All Your Notes Everywhere

Evernote – All Your Notes Everywhere

The subject of this week’s mobile App is Evernote. There was quite a buzz on the web-o-sphere when the application was initially launched. Let’s start with what is the Evernote. It is a web application where anyone can create an account and maintain his personal notes, pictures and/or voice memos. It does not sound very original until now. If you do not fancy using the web app, you can download the Mac or windows client. It will simply keep your local copy synchronized with the Evernote server and allow you to create new ones. The iPhone application also connects and synchronizes with the evernote server. This means that you can have all your notes on the go or create one while you are on the road and automagically the note will be waiting for you on your computer at home. Evernote’s search tools are snappy and they highlight what, for me, is one of Evernote’s most intriguing features: its ability to recognize text found in images you’ve uploaded. Take a picture of a document or a prescription label, or upload a screenshot or even a photo you’ve taken of someone with text on their t-shirt, and within seconds of being uploaded to Evernote’s servers, a search will locate images based on the text they contain. It is a must have application on your iPhone (and also on your desktop computer). You can sign up for free and that will give you an upload limit of 60MB per month, you will be able to synchronize images, audio, text and PDF files, a single file can have a maximum size of...
Reconnect A Disconnected Bluetooth Magic Mouse

Reconnect A Disconnected Bluetooth Magic Mouse

How many times has your mouse has run out of batteries and found yourself automatically disconnected with no idea how to reconnect the mouse once you have put on new batteries? Press command+space bar to open spotlight. With the text cursor in the Spotlight field, type in “System preferences”. Once in the system pref, type and highlight “Mouse”. Press enter on the Mouse option and it should be able to discover your wireless mighty mouse! That was easy, wasn’t...
Aperture 3: Delete Photos After Import from iPhone

Aperture 3: Delete Photos After Import from iPhone

Aperture 3 is an amazing product. However, when importing images from an iPhone (or any other device like a digital SLR camera), it does not prompt the user to delete those images off the device. It turns out there is a simple fix for that but its not in Aperture at all. Open up Image Capture from your Applications folder while the iPhone is connected. Click on the iPhone’s icon under “DEVICES”. There is an option to “Delete after import” from the bottom left-hand corner. You can perform your import using Image Capture and send it to Aperture. This creates a project called “Image Capture” in Aperture. It turns out the Image Capture is a very useful tool. You can browse your images and see their EXIF data including GPS coordinates in a simple table view. You can import your images and delete them right from the simple interface. Please note, that it doesn’t handle videos well so be...
How do I get photos off an iPhone on a Windows machine?

How do I get photos off an iPhone on a Windows machine?

What’s the best way to get the photos taking with the iPhone onto my computer? The iPhone will appear to any application that supports direct digital camera import as a digital camera device, similar the older digital cameras that were used before they started adopting a USB Disk Mode. If you start up the Windows XP “Scanner and Camera Wizard” the iPhone should appear as a camera device in there. You will not see it as a disk drive in Windows Explorer, and applications that are simply looking to read a folder from a mass storage device will not work with it. The application has to provide direct digital camera support. Apple officially supports Adobe Photoshop Album and Elements for photo transfer, but any application that can read a proper digital camera transfer should work fine. Note as well that your iPhone must not be locked with a password, otherwise photo transfer will not work (this is presumably to prevent somebody from getting at your photos if they were to get their hands on your iPhone). If you’re using a password in the locking mode, ensure that you unlock the iPhone before trying to transfer pictures. If the iPhone doesn’t show up in ‘My Computer’, check that the ‘Bonjour Service’ is running. It wasn’t for me on windows XP, soon as I started that service the iPhone showed up in ‘My Computer’ To turn it on: right click ‘My Computer’ > Manage > “Services and Applications” > “Services” > right click service name and...