A couple of weeks ago Microsoft finally released its webcam the Lifecam Cinema Studio in Europe. It has a threaded interface for tripod use, a ‘true’ 1080p and 720p video sensor, and a lens cap. Officially, it’s not supported on Macs, but we tried anyway.
Swiftpoint Ltd. is a company in New Zealand. I for one don’t associate New Zealand with innovations in the computer industry. Rather I think about the country in typical cliché fashion: New Zealand is that country with the lush green meadows, sheep, mountains, Maori sticking their tongue out and lots of tourism. Yet Swiftpoint may be the only company in the entire world that has the mouse right for all of us suffering (or about to) from RSI and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Oddly enough the Swiftpoint mouse is marketed as a notebook mouse and while it’s actually smaller than the real rodent, it’s a great mouse for desktop computing too.
Scrivener 2.0 is an important upgrade of the number one writer’s tool for Mac users. It has numerous improvements and some new features, such as a template startup screen, better integration between corkboard, outliner and text mode, collections, page view, and the ability to publish to ePUB directly.