Archive for Electronics
April 12, 2012 – PRESS SUMMARY - X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, announced its new portfolio of i1 Professional Color Management Solutions which now include a newly redesigned i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer.
Built upon the success of X-Rite’s i1Pro spectrophotometer as the de facto industry standard for more than a decade, the newly enhanced i1Pro 2 device has been redesigned to provide an even higher level of accuracy, versatility, ergonomics, functionality and value. Combined with the recently released i1Profiler software v1.3, which accommodates all levels of proficiency and expertise, the new i1Pro 2 portfolio of four different products is specifically targeted to meet the unique needs of photo, pre-press, digital print and publishing professionals, providing exceptional value at very attractive price points.
This new portfolio, comprised of X-Rite’s i1Basic Pro 2, i1Photo Pro 2, i1Publish Pro 2 and i1Publish products feature groundbreaking new technology and applications. Each Pro solution includes the new i1Pro 2 second generation spectrophotometer – the most accurate and forward thinking device available today accommodating three measurement modes in one single device. These modes include the most commonly used M0 (Standard Illuminant A), the emerging M1 (illuminant D50) and M2 (known as UV-cut). Also included are i1Profiler, X-Rite’s entirely new next generation color profiling software, PANTONE Color Manager color swatch bridging software and ColorChecker Camera Calibration software.
March 8, 2012 – PRESS SUMMARY – Apple® announced the new Apple TV® featuring 1080p programming including iTunes® movies and TV shows, Netflix, Vimeo, photos and more in HD. With iTunes in the Cloud, customers can purchase and play their favorite movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store® and watch them instantly on their HD TV. The new Apple TV features a simpler, refined user interface making it easier than ever to access your purchased movies, TV shows and music with iTunes Match℠ right from iCloud®. With AirPlay®, users can stream or mirror their favorite content from their iPad® or iPhone® 4S to Apple TV.
As a lover of old-skool things, my first choice format for showing-off my pictures is out of a history book – it’s called paper. What digital images have as an advantage, however, is the ability to be shown and shared in all manner of ways.
Often, the simple and humble slideshow is overlooked in these days of Instagram and Flickr, which is criminal given how great they are for sharing a group of pictures. One of a growing field of apps that aids the building of slideshows is ePic (costing $4.99/£2.99 for a limited time, on the App Store).
ePic is clearly aimed at the ‘click-and-go’ user, who just wants to plug in their pictures, and let the software make them look good. As a result, the slideshow display styles are limited to a standard “1 image at a time” slideshow, and ePic’s own 3D conveyer belt, where images “fall” onto the belt before slowly making their way off screen. The main attraction is, of course, the latter.
June 25, 2011 – PRESS SUMMARY - X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, announces the immediate availability of i1Display Pro and ColorMunki Display, two all-new technologically advanced hardware and software solutions for color calibration and profiling of displays, laptops and projectors.
The i1Display Pro is the ultimate choice for discerning photographers, designers or any imaging professionals looking for the highest on screen color accuracy. i1Display Pro offers power users ‘Advanced’ user-defined settings and in-depth quality assurance tools for precise color control, as well as predefined ‘Basic’ settings to provide them with the perfect balance of speed and options to suit their individual workflow and changing needs. Read More→
June 24, 2011 – PRESS SUMMARY - X-Rite Photo Marketing announces a new trade-in program available to customers in the U.S. and Canada that purchase a new X-Rite ColorMunki Display or i1Display Pro – two all-new technologically advanced hardware and software solutions for color calibration and profiling of displays, laptops and projectors.
Between June 20 and September 30, 2011, photographers and other creative professionals can receive up to $40 cash back when they trade in their old monitor calibration system towards a new X-Rite ColorMunki Display or i1Display Pro solution.
Trade In Details:
|ColorMunki Display||any colorimeter*||$25 rebate|
|i1Display Pro||any colorimeter*||$40 rebate|
|*can be any X-Rite, PANTONE, competitor or private label colorimeter|
“For anyone looking to upgrade their color calibration system, now is the perfect time with the introduction of the new ColorMunki Display and i1Display Pro solutions,” said Mark Rezzonico, vice president X-Rite Photo Marketing. “And especially with this limited time trade-in program it’s a win, win all around. Photographers and other creative professionals can send in their old colorimeter of any make, model or age to step up to the latest technology and receive up to $40 back on their new purchase.” Read More→
I had the chance to meet with Joshua Fischer, sales and education manager for datacolor, at the 2011 WPPI Trade show and Convention to learn more about their color calibration products and how they can help the photographer’s shoot, edit and print workflows. We take a look at the SpyderCheckr™, Spyder3Print SR™ and the SpyderLensCal™.
March 2, 2011 – PRESS SUMMARY - Apple® introduced iPad™ 2, the next generation of its magical device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading ebooks and much more. iPad 2 features an entirely new design that is 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter than the original iPad, while maintaining the same stunning 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen. iPad 2 features Apple’s new dual-core A5 processor for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics and now includes two cameras, a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime® and Photo Booth®, and a rear-facing camera that captures 720p HD video, bringing the innovative FaceTime feature to iPad users for the first time. Though it is thinner, lighter, faster and packed with new features, iPad 2 still delivers up to 10 hours of battery life* that users have come to expect. iPad 2 is available in black or white, features models that run on AT&T’s and Verizon’s 3G networks, and introduces the innovative iPad 2 Smart Cover in a range of vibrant polyurethane and rich leather colors.
Sept 2, 2010 – I’m a big fan of the Apple TV. I’ve had the first generation model for years now and love it. I originally bought it to watch video podcasts on my big screen TV in the comfort of my family room. When producers starting delivering their content in HD the experience got even better. Since then I’ve used it to watch movies, listen to music and even surf the videos on YouTube. The $200 plus investment I made several years ago was well worth it.
Sept 1, 2010 – PRESS SUMMARY - Apple® announced the new iPod touch®, packed with incredible new features including Apple’s stunning Retina™ display, FaceTime® video calling, HD video recording, Apple’s A4 chip, 3-axis gyro, iOS 4.1 and Game Center—all combined in the thinnest and lightest iPod touch ever. The new iPod touch features up to 40 hours of music playback and seven hours of video playback on a single battery charge.*
“We’ve put our most advanced technology inside the new iPod touch,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Whether you’re listening to music, playing games, making FaceTime video calls, browsing the web, capturing HD video or watching TV shows and movies, the new iPod touch with its Retina display, A4 chip and 3-axis gyro is more fun than ever.”
Apple’s stunning Retina display makes everything on iPod touch look even more incredible, whether playing games, watching video, browsing the web or flicking through photos. The Retina display has 960 x 640 pixels—four times as many pixels than before. The resulting 326 pixels per inch is so dense that the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels when iPod touch is held at a normal distance, making text, images and video look sharper, smoother and more realistic.
With the new front-facing camera and mic, iPod touch users can make FaceTime video calls over Wi-Fi. With just one tap of the new FaceTime app, iPod touch users can call other new iPod touch or iPhone® 4 users** to easily see what their friends are up to, share important moments like the first day of school and even show others what they are seeing by easily switching to the rear-facing camera. Read More→
July 22, 2010 – Apple announced that the iPad will be available in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore this Friday, July 23. Customers can purchase all models of iPad through Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. iPad will roll out to many more countries later this year and Apple will announce availability and local pricing for these additional countries at a later date.