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30 May 2014

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Gruber on one of the leading camera companies in the world, what a trip to the museum can teach you about sharpness, Transporter Sync and a few of Storehouse's featured stories this month.

  • Daring Fireball's John Gruber points to Robin Jasmer's iPhone Photography before noting, "Lost amidst all the talk of 'phones' is the fact that Apple has become one of the leading camera companies in the world. It's a new ballgame when your camera itself serves as your editing device."
  • Back from editing his novel, photographer Kirk Tuck went to the museum and stopped caring about sharpness, which he finds "very much an affectation of our age. I looked at beautiful painting after beautiful painting and in very few instances was there any observable attempt to render the subjects with the razor sharpness that we seem to demand today." Nicely illustrated with images of the paintings.
  • Derrick Story gives Auto Camera Backup with Transporter Sync another try, noting the improvements in the $99 network device, and finds browsing "the backed-up images on the iPhone still leaves a lot to be desired. But with Transporter Desktop 2.5.17, the viewing experience on my Mac is reasonable."
  • Among the featured stories at Storehouse this month, we enjoyed In the Footsteps of Wilma, Colonial Williamsburg and Building a bocce court.

More to come...

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