Moonbot's StoryTime audio storyboard app is just like everything emanating from the Moonbase: Cool, quirky, and outside the box. Like the traditional storyboard, StoryTime is designed to help you get your ideas down quickly, try out a lot of different concepts, and rough out scenes and sequences. It's not intended for creating polished final products but rather to give interactive story builders, animators, movie designers, and others a quick-and-easy tool for assembling storyboards, timing scenes and audio, and saving the results as a video or as an XML file that can be used with pro editing tools. StoryTime … Read more
A bug apparently exists in Apple's Time Machine backup routines in Mountain Lion that can prevent recent backups from being used for a full restore.
By default, Time Machine mirrors the entire boot drive of an OS X system, and should update on an hourly basis to keep the backups current with changes to your system. By combining hard links to old backups along with new backup data, it quickly creates a full representation of your system by copying only changed files to the backup.
In this sense, in its default configuration each backup represented in Time Machine should … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Film crew to dig up Atari landfill site, maybe score 3.5 million copies of E.T.
- The opposite of standing desks: the computer workstation for the person with everything.
- Unlocking The Truth is the most brutal sixth grade metal band ever.
- Hatebeak: a death metal band fronted by a parrot.
MacFixIt Answers is a feature in which I answer Mac-related questions e-mailed in by our readers.
This week, readers asked about using drives attached to a Time Capsule as separate shared backup destinations for Time Machine, how to deal with managing photos both in the Finder and in iPhoto, and managing a completely black MacBook screen.
I welcome contributions from readers, so if you have any suggestions or alternative approaches to these problems, please post them in the comments!
Question: Using multiple shares on a Time Capsule for Time Machine backups MacFixIt reader Gregg asks:I was wondering if I … Read more
For those extra-organized people, Google has updated its Calendar app for Android to add color labels and a new date and time tool.
The color labels palette lets users customize events or calendar listings with a choice of 24 colors. Certain important dates can be highlighted in different colors to especially catch users' attention.
As far as putting in certain events, the redesigned date and time tool lets users customize time zones and schedule events to be repeated on certain days, weeks, or months.
In other Google news, the tech giant also announced on Wednesday that it's revamping … Read more
Times Tables Game does a good job of tapping into many of the things that make a good educational app for the iPad, but it is missing some very important components. Due to a limited trial, sometimes messy interface, and convoluted menu system, it works best when a parent directly oversees play by the child.
Times Tables Game is designed to help children learn their times tables in a colorful, easy-to-use interface. With animals, lots of bright colors, and flowers onscreen, combined with light animations, the app is pleasant to look at, though it can get busy and the directions … Read more
Companies looking to get a piece of the Hulu pie had until this week to put in their first round of bids for the video streaming service. And, it appears that four companies have gone in for a slice.
Former News Corp president Peter Chernin, private equity fund Guggenheim Digital Media (which is headed the former interim Yahoo CEO by Ross Levinsohn), satellite operator DirecTV, and cable operator Time Warner Cable have all put in bids, according to Reuters.
Hulu has supposedly been looking for a buyer over the past couple of years, and recently several companies have allegedly expressed … Read more
Don't let this app trick you; it has very little to do with Apple's video-chat app. Instead, FaceTime Zone lets you read user information and documentation about FaceTime. It pays you for your trouble with pop-up ads and a junky, hilariously bad layout.
If you want to enter or exit this app, you have to click away from a pop-up ad first. Once you're inside, FaceTime Zone has three buttons that give you information about what FaceTime can do, complete with some stock video-chat photos and a goofy layout. Since you can't use FaceTime on Androids, … Read more
Times Tables Trainer FREE is an application that makes learning multiplication tables a little more entertaining. It is a themed application that encourages kids to learn multiplication tables and have fun at the same time.
Times Tables Trainer FREE is an incredibly well executed, yet easy-to-use program. Once the app installs it opens a basic interface. The main menu consists of a start button and a settings button. Once the start button has been pressed the game begins. Starting with level one, which covers all the one multiples, the application goes up to level 10. In order to pass a … Read more