Daily iPhone App: TimeShutter helps you capture the same image over time

I enjoy taking photos of things as they change over time -- the leaves on a small tree, a building as it's being built or my children's faces. The most challenging part of this process is making sure you get the same shot each time. Inevitably, I take multiple shots at different distances with different angles and lose the continuity of the shot. I recently stumbled upon TimeShutter, which helps you keep that consistency between each photo.

TimeShutter is a simple app, but it is effective. The app has a basic camera UI with one important difference -- it has a guideline that is lifted from your last photo or a photo that you choose. It is this guide that is the key to the app's ability to reproduce the same photo over and over again.

All you have to to do to take the next photo in your series is line up the guides from the previous photo and snap away. You can adjust the opacity of the guidelines, allowing you to be as precise as you need. There is also a reminder feature so you don't forget to take your photo on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Once you are finished taking photos, you can view the series as individual photos in your Camera Roll or compile them into a movie or an animated GIF.

TimeShutter is definitely a unitasker, but it is worth having in your arsenal of photo apps, especially if you are like me and enjoy recording how things change over time. TimeShutter is available for free in the iOS App Store, but plan on paying US$1.99 via an in-app purchase to unlock all the features of the app. You check out the app in this promo video.

Daily iPhone App: TimeShutter helps you capture the same image over time originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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LifeProof launches first Touch ID-compatible waterproof case for iPhone 5s

One particularly cruel internet prank tricked some (hopefully few) iPhone owners into thinking that iOS 7 somehow made their devices waterproof. That's ridiculous of course, but today LifeProof is launching a case for the iPhone 5s that actually does make the device impervious to water. The case is part of the "nuud" line from LifeProof, and it provides protection from water up to a depth of 6.6ft.

There is no shortage of waterproof cases for the iPhone 5 (or 5s, given that its dimensions are the same), but LifeProof's new protector is the first that is fully compatible with Touch ID, allowing fingerprint sensing through the waterproof layer. But for premium protection, you'll be paying a premium price: The iPhone 5s nuud case will set you back a cool US$89.99.

LifeProof launches first Touch ID-compatible waterproof case for iPhone 5s originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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VMware Security Blog: vSphere Security Blog Update

Hi,

Those of you that follow the vSphere Security blog are probably wondering why there hasn’t been much information posted here. I have been posting in the vSphere Blog in order to get more eyes on the security messaging of vSphere. I would encourage you to follow me there or at @vSphereSecurity on Twitter for more frequent updates.

Please note that the big news is the release of the vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide. This release comes less than 3 weeks after the general availability of vSphere 5.5. If you have input into future hardening guide releases, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Here’s a list of a few of the more recent items that I’ve posted in case you missed them.

  1. The vSphere 5.5 Hardening Guide has been released!
  2. vSphere Web Client Roles and Permissions How-To Video
  3. Virtual Appliances getting more secure with vSphere 5.5 – Part 1
  4. Virtual Appliances getting more secure with vSphere 5.5 – Part 2
  5. Virtual Appliances getting more secure with vSphere 5.5 – Part 3
  6. Virtual Appliances getting more secure with vSphere 5.5 – Part 4
  7. ESXi, syslog and logins
  8. “It’s a Unix system, I know this!”
  9. Grant shell access to this user? No worries mate!
  10. Skating your way to the SDDC

Thanks for all your interest in making vSphere an even better and more secure platform. I encourage you to get involved and reach out to me with your input, thoughts and concerns. Security is not a destination, it’s a journey so we can always be working to make things better!

mike