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Over Christmas, I got to spend time with my best friends, who live in Seattle. Charlotte, their daughter, and I like to make goofy videos for YouTube. Photo Booth is great for taking “photo booth” style snap portraits, but in the latest version of Mac OS X (Leopard), Photo Booth can make videos as well [...]

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Here’s another great way to amuse your niece/nephews that doesn’t involve TV, video or candy. Macs come with an application from Apple called Photo Booth. Using the iSight camera in your Mac, you can take little snapshots that can be emailed or used as profile icons. I just discovered this 4-up “burst” mode that will [...]

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Watchable: Stardust

After unwrapping many Christmas presents and enjoying much food and wine with my friends Barb and John, it was suggested I take Charlotte out to the local Blockbuster to find a DVD we all could watch. Perusing the shelves, I spotted Stardust, starring Claire Danes and Charlie Cox (a cutie I hadn’t seen before). The [...]

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Almost one year ago, Steve Jobs announced that Apple would release a phone in 2007. I was excited about it. I’d been planning to buy an iPod Video, so I could show off my little family movies. Now I could get a device that could not only show movies, but also make phone calls and [...]

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Violet’s Faves

Violet and Dash love to pick out music for CDs. I learned this a few years back when I was hunting around for something to do with Violet that didn’t involve TV or video. I had my laptop with me, and I started playing tunes from iTunes for her. I started a playlist for her [...]

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