Newegg has a set of deep discounts on digital photo frames to go along with Mother’s Day, and we figured we’d give you the heads up. They’ve got a total of ten frames on sale from manufacturers like HP, Viewsonic, Hannspree, and others, some for as much as 30% off. There are some good deals, and some nice frames available—in fact, who says you need to buy one to give to mom, right? You can get a look at all the discounted digital photo frames at Newegg, which all ship for free as well.
As always, you can find all sorts of Newegg promo codes and deals on our forums.
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NASA and Japan have teamed to give a better view of the planet. Working with Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the US space agency made a digital topographic map with 1.3 million images taken by the Terra satellite with the Japanese ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) and were then pieced together. The map covers more than 99% of Earth’s land mass and fills in details that may have been missed by the space shuttle Endeavor alone.
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Apple has just made iTunes 7.3 available this morning, which is the version you need to be running if you hope to activate your iPhone after getting it home. Here are the details of the download, straight from Apple:
With iTunes 7.3, you can now activate iPhone service and sync it with your music, TV shows, movies and more. Also, you can now wirelessly share and enjoy your favorite digital photos from any computer in your home with Apple TV.
So there you have it, you get both iPhone functionality, as well as the ability to view digital photos on Apple TV from any computer on your network.
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We recently told you about the Women’s Digital Photo Wallet, which includes a tiny digital photo viewer to replace the bulk created by carrying actual photos. Now we bring you the wallet’s BFF, the aptly-named Digital Photo Keychain (both items are available through Brookstone). Like the wallet, the keychain features a small 1.4” LCD screen and contains 8MB of memory to store up to 56 digital photos. Just transfer the photos via USB, make sure the batteries are re-charged, and you’re good to go! Available for $50 USD.
Apple has just released an update to their pro photo editing and management application, Aperture. Users who download and install the update will enjoy an increase in reliability and performance in different areas of Aperture, including:
- Generation of thumbnails for adjusted images
- Restoring from a vault
- Entering and exiting Full Screen mode
- Working with large sets keywords in the Keywords HUD
A couple of Aperture users wrote in and told us that, after installing the update, they noticed a considerable performance increase, which can only be taken as a plus. There are also a few specific fixes that Apple addressed in this update, including:
- Previews now update properly when images are sent to an external editor.
- Leaf Aptus 22 and Aptus 75 images are now imported with the correct orientation.
- When folders are imported as projects, the folder structure is now correctly preserved when identically named subfolders are included in the hierarchy.
- Reconnecting referenced images that have been externally edited now works more reliably.
- Setting the ColorSync profile in the Aperture Print dialog now correctly suppresses color management settings in the Mac OS X Print dialog.
If you have Aperture installed, you can grab the 129 MB 1.5.3 upgrade by firing up Software Update, or by hitting up the download site.
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