Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sync Android with iPhoto Seamlessly for FREE!

Have been googling for sometime to find an easy way to sync photos taken on my Android with iPhoto on my mac.  Finally, arrive at this super simple, seamless and FREE solution.

  1. You have to have a dropbox account.
  2. Install dropbox on both your mac and your android.  You will have a dropbox folder after you install dropbox on your mac. 
  3. Enable "Camera Upload" from dropbox settings in your android.  So that any photos taken will be uploaded to your dropbox's "Camera Uploads" directory.  If the Camera Upload is ON, you will see that the options available is to "Turn off Camera Upload"
  4. Download this automator script. Unzip it and you will have "AutoImportPhotoFromDropBox.workflow".  Double click on it and automator should open. Save the script within the Automator.
    This simple script does the following:
    - Check for new photos in Dropbox->Camera Uploads
    - When photo is present, import it into iPhoto.  An album "Synced" will be created.
    - Delete the original photo once it is imported into iPhoto. (** Note, sometimes i have to clean up manually if there are many photos being synced from dropbox, maybe it has to do with how the automator fires up the script.  Feel free to add a comment if you have a better solution)
  5. This step seems to be essential for Mac OS Lion and above.  Right click on Dropbox->"Camera Uploads" folder. Select "Services"->"Folder Actions Setup...". Enable folder actions. Check all the required boxes.

  6. Try taking a photo and wait for a few seconds for it to sync to drop box and then gets automatically imported into iPhoto!
  7. As a note. Since you started using Dropbox you will find many useful conveniences that it adds to your work online. You can drop any text file into Dropbox and edit the text file from any device anywhere via www.simpletexteditor.com

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Lessons from Bill Gates and Warren Buffett

"Invest as much in yourself as you can. You are your biggest asset" ~ Warren Buffett.

Many other interesting points and funny conversation.  Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are a pair of great mentors!

Part 1:

Part 2:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

How to get rid of mosquitoes

Finally, there is a way for me to prevent more mosquito bites on my boy!


Yeap! You heard it right, apparently, mosquitoes like the smell of cheese more than human.  Gotta try it out soon!

For more very very interesting information on how the world and get rid of the mozzies, check this video  out.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note New Firmware Update

Some new stuff that I noticed after my SGN updates the firmware via Wifi:

New firmware : GINGERBREAD.DXLC2

1. There is no longer faint white horizontal lines across my lock screen's black background
2. The entire galaxy note seems to be more responsive
3. Waking up with the power button or the home button is almost instant.
4. Now we can directly tap on a record in the phone's call log to make a call without needing to swipe from left to right.

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