This thing doesn’t look much like a flying car yet, but it does look like it could give a “seadoo” a run for its money in the fun-at-the-beach department. Exciting to see people like Larry Page working on this, even if we’ve still got a ways to go.
I had forgotten how awesome AppleScript can be until I Googled how to make this happen.
I ran across a brilliant post of an AppleScript script that will import your Apple Notes into EverNote – here’s the original post:
And here’s the script – just cut and paste this into the Apple Script Editor application:
set theMessages toeverynote
repeatwith thisMessage in theMessages
set myTitle tothe name of thisMessage
set myText tothe body of thisMessage
set myCreateDate tothe creation date of thisMessage
set myModDate tothe modification date of thisMessage
set myNote tocreate note with text myTitle title myTitle notebook “Imported Notes” tags [“imported_from_notes”, “Mavericks”, “Another_Example_Tag”]
setthe HTML content of myNote to myText
setthe creation date of myNote to myCreateDate
setthe modification date of myNote to myCreateDate
- Category: Hardware
- URL: http://www.tivo.com/
- Company: TiVo
- Price: $199 TiVo Roamio + $19.99 month ($14.99 with 1-year commitment)
I keep thinking I’m a cord-cutter… and then comes football season.
Sometimes I feel like the Colin Firth/Jimmy Fallon’s character in Fever Pitch, because all throughout the winter and spring months I’m free to do anything I want on the weekends — work out, take long drives with Ms. D., visit the Farmer’s Market… and cut my cable back to those 13 super-basic channels (like no-tell motel cable) and then happily scrimp by with my Roku, Apple TV and some reasonably high-speed broadband. (I don’t know that I actually need both the Roku and Apple TV anymore, but I’ve maintained the habit of switching to the other when one “misbehaves.”)
But then here comes August — and the College Football headlines… and NFL preseason — and I tell myself I can handle it.
Nothing to worry about; I’m not even paying THAT much attention to the games. Look… I’m talking to people amicable during a pre-season Saints game.
And then, about a week before the season starts, I’m suddenly sitting on the phone and online chats for the better part of a day trying like hell to get the SEC Channel to turn on by 7:00 p.m. that evening.
By the next weekend, I’m installing a CableCard in a new (to me) TiVo Roamio so it could substitute for my cable box and spending another full Saturday afternoon calling hotline after hotline trying to get all my channels to show up on the damn thing…
And then on Sunday… I’m jumping up and down, poking my television, cussing like a drunk sailor and wonder WHAT IN THE $%&@ IS THAT REF THINKING?!…
But I digress. First things first… why did I go TiVo?
It’s not often that Ms. D suggests that we head to the Apple Store… but that’s what we did on Saturday after stopping by Latinfest to throw JFP t-shirts to the crowd.
Why? She wanted to see the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and decide which one she’s leaning toward — spoiler alert — she’s thinking 6 Plus.
That surprises me a little because I’ve never thought of Ms. D as the “phablet” type (and, quite frankly, I’m fairly certain she’ll never use that word). Still, it makes sense — she hauls her iPhone around in a purse most of the time and won’t feel the size is an encumbrance; what she will enjoy is the full glory of her social media — particularly Instagram — on the 5.5″ screen. And reading magazine stories (something she does for a living as well as for a pastime) should be that much more enjoyable, especially considering she and I are both upgrading from iPhone 4s.
Talk about impractical; and probably a lot of fun to mess with…
Tom Hanks’ name can do more than sell a movie, it seems. His recently launched, hipster-ish typewriter app for iPad, Hanx Writer, has now shot to the top of the iTunes App Store, ranking No. 1 in both the Productivity section, as well as Overall.
Launched last week, Hanx Writer turns your iPad into an old-fashioned typewriter, offering a pseudo-analog typing experience. The bangs of key presses, hard returns and the chimes that sound when you reach the end of a new line now sit alongside modern conveniences like the ability to correct without white tape or whiteout, and options to print, email or share your documents when complete.
Is it necessary? No, not really. Is it enjoyable to use and well-made? Well, yes.
The app offers an on-screen keyboard or pairs with your Bluetooth keyboard so you can pretend you’re not typing on plastic-y keys.
Though free, users can also opt…
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In a move that underscores Apple’s [fortune-stock symbol=”AAPL”] focus on broad mass markets — as opposed to the customers in small professional and creative markets who kept it alive during its darkest hours — the company announced Friday that it had ceased development on Aperture, its premier photo editing and image-management software.
“With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere, there will be no new development of Aperture,” Apple said in a statement to Fortune. “When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS X.”
Whether Photos for OS X is sufficiently robust to handle the terabytes of raw photo files professional and advanced amateurs regularly produce remains to be seen.
Well-received when it was first released in 2005, Aperture was soon challenged and then overtaken by Adobe’s [fortune-stock…
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Link of the Week >> Not All Airport Extremes Are Created Equal
With a sudden onslaught of interns and recent college grads at the JFP, I’m finding our one sad little wireless hotspot — a Belkin router that seems limited to 802.11g speeds — is cramping everyone’s style.
Not only are our wireless connections running slowly (in particularly the MacBook Airs in the office that have not Ethernet alternative), but every once in a while the router just gives up and I’ve got to go restart it.
So, I decided it was time to upgrade. And while I had my heart set on a Apple router, the price tag can scare anyone who (a.) has taken a fleeting glance at third-party routers on Amazon and (b.) can do math.
The story linked above was very helpful in encouraging me to believe that we could get away with a fourth generation Airport Extreme router, which I just bought from eBay for $50 shipped. I’ll post an updated once it’s unpacked and in the office, but I’m already looking forward to the dual antennas and “guest” access mode.