Change Mac OS X Screenshot Location

3 Apr, 2014 15:14

To change the screenshot location of Mac OS X, you can execute this command in Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /your_desired_path/

For example, if you want to save the screenshot in Documents, use this command:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Documents/

Then, you have to restart the UI Server by:

killall SystemUIServer

If you change your mind to revert to default settings, you can execute the following:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop/
killall SystemUIServer

Coin, the only card in your wallet

20 Nov, 2013 16:29

Time to say goodbye to thick wallets.

Coin is a card-shape device that replaces all your Credit, Debit & Gift Cards. It stores all the information within the device, and you can use the card exactly the same way as your current credit card. A small LED screen will allow you to view the cards stored inside, and set the active card. You may wonder if this card requires battery charging frequently? No. Battery of the first prototype lasts for 1 year.

Using Bluetooth LE, it even reminds you if Coin stays away from you for a distance with push notification on your phone. It will then deactivate itself. The retail price of Coin is US$100, now 50% off in pre-order period.

Coin is the future of cards. Agree?

1st iOS 7 compatible game controller

20 Nov, 2013 11:13

It’s a great news for hardcore mobile gamers.

Checkmate, Logitech! MOGA announces the first iOS 7 compatible game controller (the company already made some game pads for Android gamers), pricing at US$99, which will be available on Apple Store as accessories tomorrow. This controller will definitely bring gamers to a brand new gaming experience, especially in shooter games.

Moreover, the gamepad also acts as charging case, enabling longer gaming time with those battery-draining 3D games.

Microsoft Adds Facebook Login Support to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

19 Nov, 2013 10:52

Facebook Login provides a fast and secure sign up experience across web, iOS, and Android apps. Today, Microsoft is adding official support for Facebook Login in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps in partnership with Facebook. Facebook Login for Windows 8 is ready to use in production apps, while Windows Phone 8 support is being launched in beta.

For implementation details, please visit the documentation for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.

iOS 7.1 beta available for Developers

19 Nov, 2013 10:37

Apple released iOS 7.1 beta (build number 11D5099e) for Developers on Nov 18, 2013.

What’s New in iOS 7.1 beta?

1. UI Improvements, especially in Notification Center
2. Dark keyboard style
3. Upload Burst Photos to Photo Stream (iPhone 5s only)
4. Toggle system font with bold text no longer requires restart
5. new “HDR Auto” mode in Camera
6. Speed improvements

What iOS 7.1 beta fixed?

1. network connection issues
2. iTunes sync issues
3. Multi-peer Connection issues
4. Timer issues
5. Optimized closing animation using pitch-to-close gesture (iPad only)

Along with iOS 7.1 beta, Xcode 5.1 also released Developer Preview (build number 5B45j), which includes iOS 7.1 beta SDK and Mac OS X 10.9 SDK.

Google blocks child abuse search results

18 Nov, 2013 19:11

Yet another good job from Google.

Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt himself took to the British press to announce that Google has made a big step in ridding its search results of links to underage sexual abuse (with some image detection assistance from Microsoft). Google hired a 200-strong team to work out a solution over the last three months and that their work has already fixed up to 100,000 potential queries. The UK Prime Minister David Cameron has welcomed the news as “significant progress.” He’s also praised Google’s previous set of measures, which displayed a warning to people attempting to search for illegal material and caused a 20 percent drop in illicit activity. For now, Google’s newest improvements are limited to English-speaking countries, including the UK and US, although the search company says it’ll roll out its adjusted search globally over the next six months, covering 158 more languages.

Google did the right thing; this search engine must not be a tool for committing crime. However, we do believe that parental control can be done in a more streamlined way: Identify the user’s age, then filter away unwanted contents.

Facebook Open Academy trains Developers

15 Nov, 2013 15:58

While books and lectures are essential, there’s nothing like real world experience, and that’s what Facebook’s Open Academy offers to budding software developers. The initiative, which debuted as a pilot program at Stanford, has now expanded to 22 universities’ computer science departments across the globe. It not only gives students a chance to work on real open source projects like Ruby On Rails and Mozilla Open Badges, it also pairs them up with mentors for guidance. Of course, we wouldn’t be surprised if Facebook’s using the program to hunt for gifted devs — or if young hopefuls see it as their entry into one of the best companies to work for. If you’d like to get involved, or bring the program to your university, check out the program’s Facebook page for contact information — but hurry, the 2014 winter session kicks off in February.

[Image credit: Facebook Open Academy]

iBooks now go cyber feel

15 Nov, 2013 15:41

Not only it fits the iOS 7 theme, the wooden bookshelf in iBooks is now updated with white stylish futuristic style bookshelf in its Version 3.2.

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBooks Store, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics — day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/ibooks/id364709193

iPhone 5s & 5c Final Specification

11 Sep, 2013 12:29

Here is the iPhone 5s & 5c final announced specification:

  iPhone 5s iPhone 5c
CPU A7 64-bit @1.8GHz
M7 motion processor
A6 @1.3GHz
RAM 1GB * 1GB *
Cellular Network Model A1533 (GSM)*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
Model A1533 (CDMA)*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
Model A1453*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)
Model A1457*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
Model A1530*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20); TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40)
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Location Assisted GPS and GLONASS
Digital compass
Wi-Fi
Cellular
Assisted GPS and GLONASS
Digital compass
Wi-Fi
Cellular
Main Camera 8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels
ƒ/2.2 aperture
5 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels
ƒ/2.4 aperture
Front Camera 1.2MP (1280 x 960)
720p HD video recording
Backside illumination sensor
1.2MP (1280 x 960)
720p HD video recording
Backside illumination sensor
Flash Light White & Yellow (True Tone Flash) White only (LED Flash)
Video Capture 1080p HD video recording at 30fps
True Tone flash
Slo-mo video
Improved video stabilization
Take still photo while recording video
Face detection
3x zoom
Video geotagging
1080p HD video recording at 30fps
LED Flash
Video stabilization
Take still photo while recording video
Face detection
3x zoom
Video geotagging
Storage 16, 32, 64GB 16, 32GB
Dimension 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm 124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97mm
Weight 112g 132g
Battery 1570mAh 1507mAh
Screen Size 4″ (1136 x 640 @326ppi Retina) 4″ (1136 x 640 @326ppi Retina)
Sensor Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Fingerprint identity sensor
Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Fingerprint Scan Yes (Touch ID) No
SIM Card nano SIM nano SIM
Connector Lightning Lightning
Color Space Gray, Gold, Silver Pink, Green, Blue, Yellow, White
Operating System iOS 7 iOS 7
Release Date 2013-9-20 # 2013-9-13 #
Price 16GB: HK$5,588
32GB: HK$6,388
64GB: HK$7,188
16GB: HK$4,688
32GB: HK$5,588

Worth to mention is, iPhone 5 is now off the shelf.

* Unofficial data
# in selected countries only, available in Apple Store & Online Store

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