Brian Milburn

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My DJI Drone Flight Training Session with intelligentUAS

Dear Readers,<p>You might recall the blog I published this past summer, showing you breathtaking aerial photos of my farm, taken by Dominic Arena and his DJI drone. I was so impressed with the quality of the images and the height at which the drone took them, that I had to get one of my own. I …

All well and good! Thanks to both @MarthaStewart and @intelligentUAS for the training session. #DJI #DJICreator http://t.co/ixVtRTDJK0

Chinese Student Spies Overwhelm US

Intelligence agencies around the world typically regard China’s approach to spying as sloppy and unprofessional. While many other countries focus on …

So You Lost Your Drone Again?

Changing Planet<p><i>This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.</i><p>One of …

How to set up two-factor authentication for iCloud

You may have heard that Apple is implementing two-factor authentication for some new iCloud services, and so today I wanted to show you how to set …

Information Systems

ColorSnapper review: Get color values from any pixel on your screen

If you’re a longtime user of OS X, you’re probably familiar with Apple’s Digital Color Meter (found in Applications > Utilities), a simple utility …

Mac App Store

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How to fix iPhone and iPad apps that hang up while downloading

Trying to install an App Store app that just doesn't want to finish downloading? Or perhaps you just finished restoring from an iCloud backup and …

Take Better Photos & Video With The KICK | Cult of Mac Deals

Details & Requirements<p>Dimensions: 110L x 61.5W x 25.6H mm (150g)<br>• White light continuously adjustable from warm to cool light (2500 to 10000 Kelvin)<br>• Full color light continuously adjustable (via iOS/Android App)<br>• Animated light (via iOS/Android App)<br>• 400 Lumen output at 5400 Kelvin<br>• Wide beam angle …

Tip of the Day: How to Force an iCloud Sync in the Calendar App

iCloud is a great service...but it doesn't always behave.<p>Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you update your iOS Calendar app on your iPhone that the change doesn't happen quickly (or at all) on your iPad? I have.<p>But no worries; there is a quick and simple solution.<p><b>Step One: Open your iOS</b> …

iCloud

3D scanning, augmented reality, and more for mobile devices

3D scanning, augmented reality, and more for mobile devices.<p>Buy Structure Sensor<br>• Watch The Video<p><b>New!</b> Occipital has acquired Paracosm, and their …

Augmented Reality

RemoteHams.com - Home

<b>RCForb Client v0.9 Public Alpha</b><p>Today we are releasing a sneak peak of the next generation of the RemoteHams.com RCForb software. Many improvements …

Use SimplePi to Control & Monitor Your Raspberry!

I'm always scanning for unique and hackable tech, and a news item caught my attention about an app called SimplePi <b>($1.99)</b> for managing a Raspberry Pi from your iDevice. Since I have been eyeballing similarly geeky tech (for file sharing, etc.), I had to check it out. If you are a Raspberry Pi …

Raspberry Pi

Anchor Pointer App: Find Your Way Back Anywhere

Navigation apps for iPhone may not be in short supply, but that isn’t stopping iOS and Mac developers Pleeq from throwing its hat into the ring with Anchor Pointer.<p>Anchor Pointer isn’t your typical navigation app. It bypasses turn-by-turn directions and maps to return you to specific points where …

Treating a processor-hogging Chrome browser

A reader who wishes to be known as <i>Frustrated in Frisco</i> has an issue with Chrome. The frustrated one writes:<p><i>The past couple of weeks, my MacBook Pro’s</i> …

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 15: Core Data Next Steps

<i>Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, How to Unleash Your Inner App Developer, I will take you, the non-programmer, step-by-step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Join me each week</i> …

Databases

Beyond the basics: OS X's advanced printer tools

Setting up a printer in OS X is often as simple as plugging it in to your Mac or connecting to a shared printer on the local network. From these …

3D Printing

How To Reset Your Password Without A System Disk [OS X Tips]

Have you lost your Mac password? Are you unable to get into your computer because of it? Apple lets you restore your password if you have the system disks that came with the computer, or–if you have a newer non-optical disk machine like a Macbook–with the built-in system recovery mode.<p>If you aren’t …

Operating Systems

The easiest way to turn your app idea into an appliance

Jason Kridner is the co-founder of BeagleBoard.org, where he has helped create open source development tools such as BeagleBone Black, BeagleBone, …

How to selectively block Internet access

You, as generous parent, have given your child an iPod touch. Problem is, they spend all their time on the thing texting their friends when they …

Moon Worm Spreading on Linksys Home and SMB Routers

A self-replicating worm is spreading among a number of different Linksys home and small business routers.<p>Researchers at the SANS Institute reported …

Get more out of OS X's save-as-PDF feature

One of OS X’s most-useful features is the capability to save any printable document, webpage, or file as a PDF. This week’s video shows you some …

How To Repair & Verify Your Hard Drive From The Command Line [OS X Tips]

OS X offers a very nice graphical user interface to verify and repair your hard drive, located in the Utilities folder. It’s called Disk Utility, and you can use it as the first line of defense when weird disk-related things happen to your Mac’s hard drive.<p>If, however, you want to dig in a bit …

Make Your Mac Even More Secure With A Firmware Password [OS X Tips]

You probably have a regular login password for your Mac, which you type in when installing software or maybe even when you deactivate the screensaver. It’s fairly secure, but there are indeed ways around it.<p>If a malicious person with physical access to your Mac wants to get at your data, they can …

Linux

3D Printers for Pastries, Pottery Showcased at CES

3D printing pioneer 3D systems is showing off its sweet new ChefJet printers for pastry chefs, and Cerajet ceramic printer for potters.<p>PCMag reviews …

3D Printing

How to Choose a Metering Mode on Your Camera

Digital cameras are stuffed full of features all ostensibly aimed at empowering the photographer — WiFi, GPS, in-camera raw processing…the list …

Meet Revolv, The Missing Link To The Modern Smart Home

Automated homes are nothing new. For decades, people have toiled over connecting household object to intranets and servers in a desperate attempt to simplify lives. But the work rarely justified the results. Then came the so-called Internet of Things. Nest, Sonos, Hue, Yale Locks; all these …

The Curb Stand Keeps Your MacBook Looking And Feeling Cool [Review]

<b>Curb</b> by m <b><br>Category:</b> Stands <b><br>Works With:</b>Any notebook computer <b><br>Price:</b> $17<p>Using a laptop on your lap is a pretty bad idea. Not only does it get hot, it also forces you to hunch your back or neck, and if you have any kind of carpal-tunnel problems they’ll make themselves painfully obvious pretty quick.<p>The …