Aug 30, 2012

The Easiest Way to Add Device Frames to your Mobile Screenshots

Try this. Capture a screenshot of your mobile phone or tablet screen and send the image as an email attachment to smartphones@mailchimp.com .


Alternatively, if your mobile or tablet device doesn’t support the screen capture function, like some of the older versions of Android, you can just snap a photograph using your phone’s camera and send it to the above email address.


Within seconds, Mailchimp will send you a reply containing the same screenshot image but with a device frame added to the original image. Here’s an example:


Standard Screenshot Image

Fig A: Standard screenshot image captured on an iPad



iPad Screenshot with the iPad Frame

Fig B: The same iPad screenshot but with the iPad Frame



The Mailchimp service automatically detects the mobile device on which the capture was made, probably using the image’s EXIF data, and adds the corresponding device frame to your capture.


If you would like to add a different device frame to your mobile screenshot, simply write the target device name in the subject line of your email message (for example, iphone) and MailChimp will add the required skin to your screen capture.


In the next example, the original screen capture was done on an Android Galaxy S phone but the final frame is that of an iPhone. The device screenshots look beautiful and you don’t really need Photoshop to illustrate your mobile captures anymore.


Related: How to Screen Capture on iPhone or iPad


Android Screenshot

Original Screen capture done on an Android Phone



iphone screenshot

The converted screenshot has an iPhone frame



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Aug 29, 2012

Install ADB And Fastboot Android Tools In Ubuntu Via PPA




A package called "android-tools", which comes with "adb" and "fastboot" command line utilities, has been uploaded to the Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal repositories recently. I've got a request to upload this package in a PPA for older Ubuntu releases, so I've backported it to Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10 and 11.04.




"adb" (Android Debug Bridge) is a command line tool you can use to access the file system from an Android device; it can be used to send commands, transfer or receive files, install or uninstall applications and more.



"fastboot" is a command line tools that you can use to flash the filesystem on Android devices over USB.



These tools can be found in the Android SDK too; using the official package in Ubuntu 12.10 or the packages in our PPA is just an alternative and easier way I'd say, to install them in Ubuntu. Also, the packages in the PPA are available for both 32bit and 64bit, while the Android SDK provided by Google is only available for 32bit.





Install "android-tools" package (adb and fastboot) in Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10 or 11.04




Like I've said above, android-tools is available in the official Ubuntu 12.10 repositories so all you have to do is search for it in Ubuntu Software Center and click the install button.



For Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10 and 11.04, you can install android-tools using the main WebUpd8 PPA:


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot




Once installed, run "adb" and "fastboot" in a terminal to see the available options and how to use these Android tools.






via Web Upd8 - Ubuntu / Linux blog http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/webupd8/~3/YDdjSQP-i2Y/install-adb-and-fastboot-android-tools.html

Quickly Open Large PDF Files Even On Slow Machines With MuPDF




MuPDF is a small and fast PDF viewer that can quickly open large PDF files, even on slow computers.



WebUpd8 reader David Reimer writes:



Larger PDFs (such as those 20Mb+ ones available at Archive.org/details/texts) run miserably slowly in Evince, or about any other PDF reader/viewer I've tried in Ubuntu, to the point of being unusable. With MuPDF, they can be read (even on my aging hardware) quite rapidly.



Since the application focuses on speed and small code size, it doesn't come with interactive features like for filling for instance. Also, the user interface only displays the PDF; to navigate through the PDF file (next page, rotate, zoom, search for text, go to a page and so on), you must use keyboard shortcuts as explained HERE.





MuPDF also comes with a few tools (in the "mupdf-tools" package) that allow you to convert a PDF file to a series of images (pdfdraw), repair, decrypt, and decompress PDF files (pdfclean) as well as some debugging tools that lets you extract fonts from PDF files, display information about internal objects, etc. (pdfshow, pdfextract and pdfinfo).





Install MuPDF in Ubuntu




MuPDF is available in the official Ubuntu repositories, but that's an old version - 0.9 for Ubuntu 12.04. Many improvements have been added to MuPDF 1.0 and 1.1: better memory management, multi-threaded operation, better PDF rendering and more. If you wish to install the version from the official repositories, simply search for MuPDF in Ubuntu Software Center.



To install the latest MuPDF 1.1 in Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04 or 11.10, use the following commands:


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:guilhem-fr/mupdf

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mupdf




MuPDF isn't available just for Linux, the application is also available for Windows, Android and iOS:




thanks to David Reimer for the tip!







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Aug 28, 2012

Microsoft’s New Logo Recreated in CSS

Microsoft Logo


Microsoft recently unveiled a new corporate logo where four colored squares represent Windows, Office, Xbox and Windows Phone family of products.


The PDF document suggests that designers used Adobe Illustrator CS5 to create the original logo but @mohamedmansour shows us how to recreate the same logo using few lines of HTML and CSS3.


If the live demo doesn’t look right in your screen, the Segoe font is probably missing on your computer though some have suggested replacing Segoe with Open Sans, a Google Font.


Here’s the full code courtesy Mansour.




<logo>Microsoft</logo>

<style>
logo {
font: bold 60px "Segoe UI";
color: #747273;
line-height: 1.5em;
padding-left: 1.7em;
}

logo:before {
content: '\2006';
position: absolute;
height: 0.095em;
left: 0;
box-shadow: 0.35em 0.35em 0 0.25em #f8510c,
1.05em 0.35em 0 0.25em #7eba00,
0.35em 0.97em 0 0.25em #00a3f4,
1.05em 0.97em 0 0.25em #ffba00;
}
</style>

Also see: Windows 8 Logo in CSS


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Quick Reference Posters for Google Web Fonts

Google Fonts Posters

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Install GIMP 2.8.2 In Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin





GIMP 2.8.2 has been released a few days ago with lots of bug fixes, but without any new features.



Among the changes included in the latest GIMP 2.8.2 are:


  • Mention that the image was exported in the close warning dialog

  • Fix the visibility logic of the export/overwrite menu items

  • Remove all "Use GEGL" menu items, they only add bugs and zero function

  • Improve performance of display filters, especially color management

  • Fix the image window title to comply with the save/export spec and use the same image name everywhere, not only in the title

  • Fix positioning of pasted/dropped stuff to be more reasonable

  • Fix remembering of JPEG load/save defaults

  • Mac OSX / Windows fixes




The 2.8.x series won't include any new features, just bug fixes. The plan is to add full GEGL support, high bit depths, an unified transform tool and other new features with GIMP 2.10 and finally port GIMP to GTK3 with version 3.0.





Install GIMP 2.8.2 in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin




The PPA that provides GIMP 2.8.x for Ubuntu 12.04 users has been updated today with the latest GIMP 2.8.2.



To add the PPA and install GIMP 2.8.2 in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, use the following commands:


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gimp




For source files, Windows and Mac OSX installers, see the GIMP download page.






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