So, as a keen RSS subscriber I pick up news feeds from all corners of the net. Whilst most/many are a little bit *yawn* – this one caught my eye.
The video below demo’s some fantastic software, something I have never ever seen before in my time as a fully fledged geek! The application is capable of embedding anything in any video source without making it look out of place or embedded.
I am sure this is pretty standard stuff in the video production world, but it blew my mind. Just thinking about all the things it could be used for, both on a professional and a prank/spoof basis is brilliant!
I’d love to get my hands on a copy and play around with it!
You can read more about it over at Kevin Karsch’s website.
rotecting your Mac from virus infection is as important as wearing your seatbelt when you drive. However, going as far as your everyday antivirus product may not tick all of your boxes. Then check out Private Eye!
Private Eye is a free network monitor for OS X Lion, not only does it monitor inbound and outbound traffic – but it does it in realtime! Thus giving you an instant view of exactly what is going on and where.
Private Eye breaks down the traffic by application, giving you the ability to filter by application at the click of a button.
As you can see from the screenshot below, on the left you can filter by direction of traffic or application. Then on the right hand side you can see the time of connection, the application name, the direction and the destination IP address. In this case below, the help demon is making almost constant connections to 188.8.131.52.
Private Eye is the perfect solution if you want to confirm non of your apps are ‘calling home’.
If you locate any applications which cause concern, then you may want to check out Radio Silence Firewall for Mac, which is developed by the same team as Private Eye
|Ease of use- Private Eye really couldn’t be easier to use, the simple point and click interface means even my nana could use it!
|Features - Private Eye packs in everything you really need for a quick and simple overview of your network traffic
If you where lucky enough to get hold of a copy of iOS5 Golden Master prior to today’s release, you may find now when you try an download the ‘public’ release, iTunes tells you your already running the latest version!
However, try not to panic too much! All you need to do is make sure you have a recent backup, then choose the restore option in iTunes. This will whizz off to iTunes update servers and download the latest version of iOS5, flatten your device then install!
Then all you need to do, is restore your backup – presumably from your iCloud accounts!
All you need to do is ensure your running the latest version of iTunes, connect your ‘iDevice’ and hit update!
Although …. I’d be prepared to wait/retry.. As with most major iOS releases, the Apple servers always end up ‘saturated’ and the downloads often fail. So patience people!
If you really are serious about web development, Google analytics will play a large part in your monthly/weekly/daily reporting. Analytics is a free service offered to web developers by Google. Using tracking code in your website and an online control panel you can obtain in-depth data about your website and online campaigns.
The boffins over at Google have recently released a ‘closed’ beta offering something never seen before in the analytics control panel.. A true ‘real time’ view of your current sites visitors, with statistics updating every second. Currently when switching to the beta view, you get:
- Overview pane
- Current visitor count – Shows the number of people visiting your website right now
- Page views per minute – Shows the number of page views in the last 30 minutes broken down into 1 minute segments
- Page views per second - Shows the number of page views in the last 30 seconds broken down into 1 second segments
- Top referrals – Shows the number and names of referring websites
- Top active pages – Shows you the busiest webpage on your site
- Top keywords – Shows you how your current visitors found your sites by the keywords they used
- Top locations – Shows an interactive map of where your current visitors are located
- Locations pane – With a break down of active visitors per location, with not only a count but a bar chart view:
- Traffic sources pane – With a breakdown of all your sites current referes
- Active content pane – With a breakdown of what your visitors are current viewing right now.