Tag Archives | Application

…Thumber makes movie images?

Blackhawk Down

Thumber is an interesting Mac application that allows you to take snapshots of a movie at one-second intervals and then stitch them together into one giant image. (The above is from Blackhawk Down.)

The result is a look at a movie in a way that’s never been done before, where you can start to see the pacing, color palate, and other directorial decisions that often get missed when viewing movies at full speed.


[Via: Kottke]

…The Mac Bundle Box sells apps for charity?

Mac Bundle Box

There’s something about Macs that just makes the app developers want to bundle, and the latest offering is the Mac Bundle Box (their fourth!), a collection of thirteen apps worth more than $333 that is selling for just $49.

In addition to the great deal they’re offering buyers, they’re also offering to do some good too, with 5% of each sale is going to Charity:Water, an organization that’s helping to build wells for the more than 1.1 billion people who don’t have safe drinking water.

The included applications are Relationship, Code Collector, DrawIt, Espionage, Cover Stream, DEVONnote, QuickScale, Project Calculator, Transcriva, Magnet, Involer, Stuf and Blog Assist, so if you’ve been looking to pick up any one of those, then perhaps now’s the time to pick up all of them and do some good while you’re at it.

[Mac Bundle Box]

[Via: TUAW]

…Google wants you to surf the Earth?

Surf Google Earth

Who says Google’s engineers don’t know how to have fun?

For Macworld, David Oster created an application that combines Google Earth, the Monster Milktruck program, and a Wii Balance Board to allow you to ‘surf’ through Google Earth.

Unfortunately, the Earth Surfer app isn’t yet ready for prime time, but Google’s LatLong Blog says that it should be released some time next week, and until then, you can watch this video to see what the fun is all about:

[Google LatLong – Flying Through Google Earth At Macworld]