Saturday, July 30, 2011

The great migration

Are you liking Google +? Perhaps you like the circles and hangs, but are feeling overwhelmed by the idea of rebuilding all of your connections from scratch? Here's a Lifehacker article about migrating alllllllll of that data from Facebook to Google +.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mac OSX Lion Compatible Apps

For those of us still waiting to upgrade to Apple's new operating system, OS X 10.7, aka Lion, it's helpful to know whether any of of the killer apps that we depend on regularly are indeed compatible with the new OS, so that we don't shell out our cash, upgrade, and suddenly find out that the program we need the most now crashes our system.

Well now there's RoaringApps, a wiki which tells you whether your favorite apps are Lion-compatible, so that you know whether you should wait before upgrading. Plus, if you have the inside scoop on an app, you can contribute your knowledge by adding the app to the growing list of programs that have been tested on Lion.

The chart lets you limit your view to compatible apps, non-compatible apps, or the full list.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X

Last time I spoke with them, the good people at are still working on creating their training courses for the controversial new FCPX. In the meantime, though, they've created a very helpful set of videos on transitioning from the old FCP 7 to the latest version.

This course, taught by award-winning writer/producer/director Abba Shapiro, is intended for people who are already quite familiar with editing in FCP 7--it's not a beginner course. But if you're a FCP 7 user who's ready to start gearing up for working with X, this is the course for you.

It's only 3 hours long, and you can use my favorite feature to watch it at double speed in half the time. If you don't have your own account, just stop by the lab or the WIC desk and we'll log you in in one of our computers.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Google+ iPhone App

The Google Plus iPhone app became available today. Of course, you need to be a Google Plus user to take advantage of it.

I haven't had a chance to do much with the app yet other than download it and log in, but I'm hoping to try it out tonight. Certainly looks promising. I couldn't find it in the app store (perhaps it hasn't been indexed yet), and ended up having to follow a link from a webpage. Just in case you have the same problem, here's the link:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Google +

Have you checked out Google + yet? It looks pretty comprehensive, and, well, fun. You may have heard that Google + will be "everything"-an e-mail service, a social network, a media sharing tool, a community. From having just briefly looked over the demo, it seems that's pretty true. It's a bit difficult to articulate, so go investigate!