Day 4 – Learning more!!

--Originally published at Semana i – Digital Identity

So today we learn some thing about programs on internet that we can use. Ken suggested some programs like Camtasia so we can record some videos, and also edit them. I used to use Sony Vegas Pro 12 to edit videos but, like how you imagine, I used a pirate version so I think I would not use it anymore.

proudI already install Camtasia, free version, so i can edit the videos we are gonna use tomorrow for the final class?

But yeah, today I learn that there are a lot of programs that you can use, and a lot of them are free or at leats cheap, and that contributes to help the people that create them!!clapSo I hope my videos are okay for tomorrow’s class and hope it would be a great final class!!!

Best iOS Useful Apps!

--Originally published at The  tech

Having any Apple product has already given you extra value and taking advantage of its capabilities is what really matters. What’s interesting here is how you use your device, how well you exploit its full potential. I’ll share with you my top 4 iPad and iPhone apps that are useful in day-to-day life.

docs-02First and without any specific order, I’d like to talk about Documents 5 by Readdle. This app will let you sync your cloud accounts including iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, or OneDrive all in a single place. As its name states, Documents is a truly intuitive app that lets you store any type of document. This is useful for those who like order and having everything in one place with full synchronization. This app is totally free and is available for all Apple mobile devices rocking iOS 8.0 or a newer version.

Download Documents 5

The second app that I find useful is related to note-taking. Notability is my personal favorite note-taking app that I use throughout my days as a college student. It’s an interactive app that lets you create your own notebooks and store them into folders as you notability icon-01.pngwish. It also lets you import other documents into it in order to edit them and maybe complete them with this useful tool. For those who use the Apple Pencil with their iPad Pro, the way it joins the pencil’s technology with their app ends up with a perfect result: beautiful handwritten notes (depending on your handwriting skills of course!). This app does cost but its worth the money. I made this short demo on how to create 100% straight lines for those who’d like to take advantage of this tool.

giphyBesides this, there are a ton of features that can be used when having Notability. There is also a Mac app for those who’d like to have all their notes and documents in their Mac.

Download Notability


Now, lets take a look at a password manager. Nowadays we have an account for almost everything involved with security or our identity online. Sometimes it’s hard to remember watch-on-wrist-1030x510each password you’ve created and what email you used for it, unless it’s the same, although I bet most of the times it won’t. 1Pasword is one 1p5-mac-iconof the most popular apps out there to manage and sync any kind of private information or passwords, such as account codes and credit card information. This app is available for free but there’s also a Pro version that includes other categories and also an Apple Watch app.

Download 1Password

Lastly, this app is for online shoppers. If you are like me, when buying something online, I Parcel-03.pnglike to track my stuff and have an estimated delivery date. This can be made at the courier’s site but I personally use an app called Parcel. This app wil let you add all your packages’ tracking number and it’ll do the work for you by displaying a nice menu showing you what you’ve added. It has a yearly subscription but it’s worth for constant online shoppers.

Download Parcel

Please be sure to comment below your personal favorite and most useful apps that make your days run easier!

It’s Time For The 7

--Originally published at The  tech

Apple unveiled it’s 2016 iPhone model about 3 weeks ago back on September 7th. Since that day, there has been lots of movements regarding this new release and what it brings up for us. Apple presented their all new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models with small img_2247design refinements including an antenna redesign, an all inclusive camera bump, and also 2 new colors; “Black” which replaced the “Space Gray” and an all new high gloss model, “Jet Black”. This gloss finish has brought controversy since it apparently is a fingerprint, but also, and more intrusive, a scratch magnet.

 Besides these design improvements, new features were included like a re-engineered home button which is now a non-click button that uses Apple’s Force Touch Technology in order to simulate a press with a vibration reproduced thanks to their Taptic Engine motor. This new type of button gives you freedom in order to choose the amount of vibration feedback you’d like to receive every time you press the home button.cropped-papers-co-as87-dark-minimal-iphone7-haptic-art-illustration-apple-3840x2400.jpg It takes a tiny amount of time to get used to it but it’s a welcomed change.

A nice improvement also arrived to the cameras. Apple improved both 7 and 7 Plus cameras but the most noticeable upgrade is shown on the bigger model. An inclusion of a papers-co-as85-jet-black-iphone7-dark-minimal-apple-art-illustration-3840x2400second 12 megapixel camera redefines the interaction between this device’s software and hardware ending up with several features exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus. The main feature included here is a Portrait Mode that lets users take pictures with “bokeh” effects. This is truly an appreciated addition since this effect reproduces in real-time while focusing the object you’d like to picture. The video included below made by the “DetroitBORG” shows exactly how capable this camera is in real time and how it can handle with different subjects on screen. Although this feature already is huge, Apple just published the iOS beta version that includes this feature but it is still at a beta stage.

After almost 2 weeks of daily use of the iPhone 7 Plus, I would say it’s a nice upgrade for those who are back with an iPhone 6 or older. iPhone 6S users might also want to take a look on the new smartphone and decide whether it’s worth the upgrade or not. I specially have tried every iPhone since the 4s and this new Phone is the result of  compound features that work seamlessly.


The Apple World

--Originally published at The  tech

Since 2011, my daily activities related to technology started to be driven by Apple products. Although my first Apple branded device was the iPod nano 3rd gen, it wasn’t until my aquisition of the origapple-ipad-3-a1416-3rd-generation-1inal iPad that I started to discover the capabilities that were offered by their powerful technologies.

The iPad introduced me to the Apple world where a ton of features and stuff were presented to me for the first time.

The second device that marked up  interaction betweeapple_iphone_4s_tarifagent_01n me and the world in general was the iPhone 4S, my first iPhone. This device made my daily life permanently connected to others through the internet and this made me develop a constant seek for knowledge and new capabilities in the technological area.

Since then, every iPhone release has marked up an evolution step in the ways I’ve interacted with the outside world by developing content and working with the new technologies introduced year by year, making every iPhone release even better than its predecessor.

It’s not about having every Apple product, it’s about having the experience and fully taking the advantages that are offered with them.

This is what I’ll try to do with every post, help you realize how powerful your Apple products are.