OS X the most advanced operating system on the market today introduced Gestures with the release of OS X 1.07 (Lion) and the Magic Trackpad. By default OS X only gives you a standard set of Gestures that can’t be modified and you can’t add any custom defined Gestures. To fill this gap developer Andreas Hegenberg from Munich released the third-party application, BetterTouchTool.
This application allows you to configure many gestures for your Magic Mouse, Macbook Trackpad and Magic Trackpad. It also allows you to configure actions for keyboard shortcuts, normal mice and the Apple Remote. In addition to this it has an iOS companion App, which can also be configured to control your Mac the way you want. You can use many different Gestures to interact with your OS X system some of our favorites are:
• Three Finger Tap (Tap with three fingers)
• Three Finger Swipe Up (move three fingers up at the same time)
• Three Finger Swipe Down (move three fingers down at the same time)
• Four Finger Click (click with four fingers on the mouse)
• Four Finger Swipe Up (move four of your fingers up at the same time)
• Four Finger Swipe Down (move four of your fingers down at the same time)
Groups of gestures can be assigned to specific applications, or made global. The latest version includes presets (which you can switch between), import, and export. Separate gestures are available for the trackpad and the Magic Mouse, and the new “Live View” feature makes it very easy to gain precise control over sensitivity settings and to test out gestures.
BetterTouchTool is a free download, requires Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and either the Magic Mouse or multitouch capable MacBook or MacBook Pro to use.
An Iron Man 2 Review over 3 years ago launched the HamWeg blog and over 27,000 visitors later we have reached our 200th post! Throughout the years we have gained new categories like “History Heroes,” “Computer Skills,” “Comic Strips” and “HamWeg’s Card Catalog.” These categories and others have expanded our horizons and gained us new followers. We share our unique posts daily with our friends, family and followers with 6 different social networks outside of our fun, diverse blog! Even if you don’t follow any social network you can subscribe to the HamWeg blog via email and never miss a post.
A year ago we added one of our favorite features — HamWeg Games and Puzzles. We feature 5 different games “TV Trivia,” “Mystery QR Code,” “Celebrity Scramble,” “Picture Puzzles” and “Brain Teasers” that we rotate through weekly. These puzzles are born from our warehouse of useless knowledge and trivia.
Using our skills as a graphic designers we have developed giveaways like fonts, icons, backgrounds and ebooks for free as a thank you to all of our loyal visitors. Our Instagram stream highlights photos and videos from our everyday lives and events. As we look forward to the next 200 we have some inventive posts about our favorite TV shows, historical figures, books, computer tutorials and more on the drawing board! We sincerely thank you for your viewership and stay tuned there is more to come!!
Our Marvel Mini Theatre is where we flex our graphic design skills to make custom Super Heroes and Villains, Battles and now Group and Team photos.
The Marvel Mini Theatre was born when we wanted to use an iPod to produce some fun SuperHero photos — all the photos are taken with our iPod’s rear camera. The cropping and special effects are all done with apps from the App Store. The SuperHeroes are Marvel’s 3.75” toys, purchased at our local comic book shop!
On the Road… is a series of posts in our TV Historian section where we take one of our favorite games and reimagine it for the HamWeg Blog. There is a rich history of television shows based in cities across America that showcases a city’s unique history and culture. These series of posts highlight a U.S. city and the TV shows based there.
Indianapolis is the capital city of the State of Indiana. As of the 2010 census, the city’s population is 829,718 and its the 13th largest city in the United States. Indianapolis is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Indianapolis was selected as the site of the new state capital in 1820, the old state capital having been Corydon since the formation of the state of Indiana in 1816.
While most American state capitals tend to be located in the central region of their respective states, Indianapolis is the closest capital to being placed in the exact center of its state. Indianapolis has been the home to three different television series through out the years.
• Close to Home is a crime drama television series produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It first aired from October 4, 2005 to May 11, 2007 and starred actress Jennifer Finnigan as Annabeth Chase, a Deputy Prosecutor for Marion County, Indiana.
• Men Behaving Badly is a sitcom that ran from 1996 to 1997. It is based on the earlier British sitcom of the same name. Set in Indianapolis, Indiana the show starred Ron Eldard, Rob Schneider as beer-guzzling flatmates, revelling in a second childhood, hours of TV and mindless talks about women, the kind of behavior that puts their relationships with Dorothy in jeopardy.
• One Day at a Time is an situation comedy from December 16, 1975, until May 28, 1984. It starred the late and great Bonnie Franklin as Ann Romano, a divorced mother who moves to Indianapolis with her two teenage daughters Julie and Barbara Cooper with Dwayne Schneider as their building superintendent.
A few months ago we need some new Sandals/Shoes after our much loved Teva’s bit the dust and started to unravel around the stitched areas! After great thought we decided to move away from Teva and find a new brand of shoes to try.
This task was easier than we thought and at the first shoe store we visited we fell in love with ECCO Men’s Cerro Sandal/Shoe. Designed for excellent grip and traction to let you tackle every terrain, from supermarket to off-road. Enjoy solid, stable foot support at every step.
- Upper of rich Yak leather
- Great comfort for outdoor adventures
- Anatomical comfort footbed
- Direct-injected PU midsole
- Excellent wear comfort in rough conditions
- Full length Receptor Technology
- Stability, guidance and dynamic support
- Toe protection and side stabilizer frames
Sturdy construction supports and protects the foot outdoors. Tackle tough surfaces with confidence and comfort. The outer material is Yak leather which is a strong and durable natural material that lets us make shoes that are light, thin and flexible – while still being incredibly strong.
We can’t recommend this ECCO Sandal/Shoe enough, the price is a little high but the over all quality and comfort is well worth the cost of this amazing shoe.
“Interstate Love Song” is a song by the rock band Stone Temple Pilots. Released in 1994, the song is from the second Stone Temple Pilots studio album, Purple. Considered to be one of the band’s biggest hits!
According to Scott Weiland, the song dealt lyrically with a number of themes, particularly “honesty, lack of honesty, my new relationship with heroin.”
Upon its release as a single, “Interstate Love Song” reached #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and number one on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, where it stayed for fifteen weeks. The song also reached number two on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and number 22 on the Top 40 Mainstream.
Once again that spooky feeling has come upon us while autumn settles around with fallen leaves and haunted feelings of Halloween.
Last year we explore our favorite classic monster films in the spirit of the season. This year we thought we would highlight a few different Halloween treats like … a classic giant bug film, a crime and mystery short stories magazine named after the father of suspense, and our recipe for the best caramel apples.
Tarantula is a 1955 science fiction film directed by Academy Award nominee, Jack Arnold of the Creature of the Black Lagoon fame. A scientist, Professor Deemer experimenting with growth hormones in the hopes of finding a way to increase the world’s food supply but instead unleash a giant spider!!
The Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine is jammed packed with original short stories. There is every type of mystery fiction from classic whodunits to hardboiled tales to suspense, and everything in between! This awesome magazine is available in Zinio and Apple Newsstand!
Nothing says Halloween like caramel apples, which make great snacks while watching scary movies. With five easy steps and 20 minutes you can be munching down on a great treat.
1. Begin by washing the apples and removing their stems. Stick the wooden skewers securely into the stem end of the apples.
2. Boil some water in the bottom of the double boiler. Unwrap the caramels, and place them in the top of the double boiler with the two tablespoons of water.
3. Place the pan with the candies over the boiling water. Let them heat up, and stir them gently until they are completely heated and smooth.
4. Remove the caramels from the heat. Dip the apples one at a time into the melted caramel and coat them.
5. Dip the tops into the chopped peanuts, and place each apple in a cupcake paper. Chill the apples in the fridge until the caramel is set.
Be safe and have a Happy Halloween!!!