On the eve of MacWorld 2009, Google has finally gone and released a Mac version of Picasa. Picasa 3 for OS X is a beta version of the massively popular Picasa photo management software that Windows users have been enjoying for about five years now. If you are unfamiliar, unlike iPhoto, Picasa doesn’t wrangle all your images into one area - instead, if finds them and leaves them where they are. If you move an image, it will know where it went. You can do simple editing, and since Picasa is a Google product, it ties in to all the other Google offerings in exactly the ways you are thinking. Yup, emailing photos using your Gmail account, uploading videos to YouTube, and sending both photos and videos to the free Picasa Web Albums service, where you can then share them with friends, the world, or keep them private.
Picasa is free, and you can grab it immediately.
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This is not the first time we have mentioned VUDU, but it would appear that they have upped their game. Not only can you get over 120 free on-demand TV channels, they have added access to YouTube, Flickr, Picasa and other sites with VUDU RIA (Rich Internet Application.) Next year, they plan on adding even more sites. While we are still in awe of HD, VUDU also offers over HDX movies with twice the resolution without additional cost.
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For moms that do more than accompany their kids to soccer games, Panasonic is offering a new Lumix Cam with Wi-Fi as a gift idea for Mother’s Day. The 9.1 megapixel digital cam has a 28mm wide-angle lens, a 10x optical zoom, and a 3.0-inch Diagonal Intelligent LCD and HD output. With it you can connect to a T-Mobile HotSpot or home wireless Lan system without using your PC.You can upload, check and delete photos on Picasa Web Album. The TZ50S will be available in silver at a price of $449.95 next month. Come to think of it, soccer moms would dig one, too.
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