Archive for the ‘Apple/Mac’ Category

iPhone 4s Takes Pictures Upside Down

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

I’ve been very annoyed that sometimes I receive photos in my email from iPhone 4s users that are upside down.  Even more annoying I noticed many of the photos I sent out were upside down as well.  What causes this is taking a photo with the volume buttons on the top.  Now that iOS 5 allows you to snap photos with the volume up button holding the camera in this orientation is very natural.  It turns out there is an very good explanation and many people argue it is Apple’s fault while others argue it is the photo viewing applications fault.

Until the iPhone 4s Apple automatically rotated the photo after it was taken.  However to speed up the photo capture Apple now just marks the photo is upside down in the photos EXIF data.  This allows for quicker capturing of photos but requires any photo viewing app (iphoto, windows, web browsers, etc) to read the EXIF of the file and display it properly.

Until applications catch up and fix the viewing software I’m going to return back to taking photos with the on-screen button and making sure the volume buttons are on the bottom.  I do think Apple should provide a setting that allows the user to choose to rotate the photo when it’s captured, even if it does slow down the photo taking process.  At least we should have the option.

FYI, most all high end cameras do not rotate the photo and instead mark the EXIF when a photo is taken upside.

Here’s an Apple Support thread with more info if you’re interested.

Hitler’s Angry Reaction to Apple’s iPad

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

I must say this is by far the best video parody in reaction to Apple’s iPad.  I’m a huge Apple fan but must say I was very disappointed that the iPad does not inlude a camera.  I’m sure the camera will be in the next release, Apple always keeps some features out of the first product release so people have a reason to upgrade 6-12 months later.  It will be interesting to see if the iPad will revolutionize mobile/handheld computing. I believe it will.

A few items most people aren’t acknowledging is the 3G AT&T deal.  NO CONTRACT.  Activation right on the iphone.  You can sign up for it, disconnect and sign up as often as you like.  This is HUGE and no one else has been able to make a deal like this.

This video sums up my initial thoughts and feelings very well.  However I’m sure I will still be one of the first to order an iPad.  In fact, in a couple years I’m sure I’ll have one to keep in the living room, one for the bedroom and one for the living room.

Steve Balmer (CEO of Microsoft) Signs a MacBook Pro

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Steve Balmer, the CEO of Microsoft was visiting Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn when a student asked him “Will you sign my laptop?.  Several students laughed as well as Steve Balmer laughed after seeing it was a MacBook Pro.  The student said “It has Windows on it, I promise”.

See the entire video below.