27 August 2011

Slide to Review #4 - Desktop Aquarium 3D ($1.99)

Watch as your monitor fills with water and real 3D fish begin to swim around your desktop, behind your icons and windows! This is an amazing app, which takes up surprising low memory, and can run behind all your stuff, which makes your desktop look really like an aquarium! Never take a break from the wild with this wonderful app!

This is the fourth of the "Slide to Review" series, and is certainly not the last! Be sure to check out the review in the embed below:

24 August 2011

Slide to Review #3 - Lockscreen 2 ($1.99)

Ever wanted to have that iOS-ey feel on your Mac? Well at the price of a coffee, you can get the lock screen, native to all iDevices right on your Mac! Set a passcode, or just unlock away! With a simple interface with easy-to-understand settings, there's no going wrong with this app...

This is the third of the "Slide to Review" series, and in the form of a video there is nothing not awesome about this!

23 August 2011

The Life Cycle Of An iPhone (Tiny Tadpole to Ferocious Frog)

"This is a day I have been looking forward to for 2 and a half years"

These are the exact words Steve Jobs recited softly, but powerfully to the expectant audience in a San Francisco building at the Macworld 2007 event on January 9th. Nobody suspected Steve to unveil a phone. For years before, a phone was a device where you called people, and that was it. Well that day was about to change everything. Steve introduced the first iPhone, and although it had only "basic", as we would look at it today, features, they were absolutely revolutionary for the time. Using your finger to touch! Scrolling with such smoothness! There was no app store, no front camera, a clunky 2MP camera, and nothing like we have today. Samsung has only gotten the hang of scrolling now, many years down the track...

Steve started a legacy that will never be forgotten. 4 years later, the Apple Fanbase is expectant of a fifth generation of the spectacular phone, supposed to be majorly changed in design and power. The years have brought stronger, more beautiful iPhones, tens of millions of people own iPhones around the world - Steve Ballmer is now looked upon as a fool for saying what he said about the iPhone that year. Thanks to the amazing company IntoMobile and their awesome infographic-creating skills, we now have an image summing up the key features of all the 4 generations, and how they have progressed. They have also added the current predictions for the next iPhone, the iPhone 5, which should release in early October. Here it is, in all its glory:

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21 August 2011

Contest #1 - ScreenFlow (Ended 9/9/11)

ScreenFlow ($99.99)
Record, Edit, Share. With ScreenFlow you can record the contents of your entire screen while also capturing your webcam, microphone and your computer audio. The easy-to-use editing interface lets you creatively edit your video; add additional images, text, or music; and add transitions for a truly professional-looking video. The finished result is an amazing video of high quality that you can upload to YouTube, your website, or blog.

You could have a chance to WIN this amazing Mac App Store App - Worth $100!!! Not only is it simple and takes just seconds to enter, you can enter up to twice, following just 2 simple steps...

  1. Follow @GDSTheChosenOne on Twitter - IMPORTANT
  2. Enter using one or more of the following methods:
  •  Retweet an official contest tweet - that is, retweet a tweet by @GDSTheChosenOne with the hashtag #ATAContestOfficial, which will be posted frequently, so you won't miss out! You can keep track of the conversation here.
  • Leave a comment below, with your Twitter Username - Make sure you follow me, and don't misspell your username!

After you have completed these 2 simple tasks, keep following @GDSTheChosenOne and keep your fingers crossed until September 9th, when I will be drawing the winner, because you might be it! If you don't have a Twitter account, signing up takes just 1 minute, and you can do so hereYou may enter only once per method, allowing 2 entries maximum per person. 

Every entry is given a number, starting from 1. I will, for safety reasons, be using www.random.org and everyone's unique number to draw a prize winner. Thank you in advance for entering, and I hope you all enjoy this contest!

Thanks, GDS.

Note: The prize is in the form of a Mac App Store International Promotional Code. You must have a Mac (MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac) running Mac OS X 10.6.4 or later to be able to use this software. It is your responsibility to read this message, as I am not providing Windows versions of this software for those who don't own Macs. The prize is only redeemable through the Mac App Store, which is only available on Mac OS X 10.6.6 and later.

2 August 2011

Slide to Review #2 - OSX Lion

This is the second edition of Slide to Review, and I will be reviewing the brand new OSX Lion (notice they removed "Mac"), which came out just last week! Although it's a solid OS, as a user it feels like I am constantly drowning in new useless features. Maybe they should release a new version next year and name it Snow Lion or Mountain Lion or something, fixing all the mistakes they made in Lion. Check out the embedded video below for the full review: