Thursday, March 27, 2014

If you want to remove someone from the auto-fill option in Mail app

If you want to remove someone from the auto-fill option in Mail app, you can delete them from your address book or contact list; however, there is another solution that might work that let's you keep the contact info just in case you need it later.

If you remove the email address of the person from your contacts or address book, then this eliminates them as an auto-fill in mail.

But you may want to keep their email in the notes section of the address book, just in case you need to have that email info at a later time. Use edit option to copy their email and paste in notes section on their card info in Address book and then select the - to remove it from emails.

You may also want to make sure their email is not also listed somewhere in the Previous Recipients' list in the Mail app.

To remove a name from the previous recipient's list, 

Select "Window" from the menu bar.

Select "Previous Recipients" from the pull down options.

A list of names that you have typed in or chosen before will appear in a popup window.

You can remove any by selecting the name and then clicking on the "Remove from List" button in lower corner.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wiggle gifs a great way to view some cool 3D photos.

Been enjoying my Poppy 3D camera, an iPhone accessory that allows me to take 3D photos and videos.  The latest Poppy 3D app for the camera allows users to make cool wiggle gifs, so others can view their 3D photos in an unusual way without using the Poppy. is a creative community for 3D photography.
Check out my Poppy GIF -

Another one of my Poppy GIFs -

Friday, March 07, 2014

How to Change Mac Mail Subject Line

Trying to find an email can be a undaunting task if the email doesn't have a good subject. Have you ever wished that you could edit the subject for emails that come into your IN box. There doesn't appear to be a way to do so in the Mac Mail app.

Well, here is a tip to help you do just that.

Select the email that you want to change subject. This can be an email in your Inbox or some other folder (mailbox you have created for storing and organizing your emails).

Note: The date and time of email will be changed. You may want to put a reference to the date/time in subject or content as a note if needed for some reason.

Drag that email message into your Draft folder.

Double click on the email on the left side column. A window will open that displays the email you have selected.

Make changes to the subject for that email.

Click on the red close button in upper left-corner of email.

Email will be saved with new edited subject.

Now, you can move that email back to your Inbox or other folder (i.e. mailbox).

Time to Get Serious about Taking 3D Photos

Now that my production Poppy has arrived, it is time to get serious and take some 3D photos. But what exactly is the best way to shoot bang up 3D photos. Shooting 3D images gives you that feeling that you are right there in the moment, adding a new dimension to your memories and allowing you to get close up and personal with your images.

The following are some tips for first time Poppy 3D photographers:

• Poppy photos should be taken horizontal or in landscape mode, as the resulting images need to be side by side horizontally to view correctly.

• Lighting should come from behind you. Lights in back or over the object to be photographed can result in a sudden burst or flare of light that interrupts your image.

• For the best results and to achieve a dramatic 3D effect, try to shoot your photo with several depths or multiple subjects at different distances in the frame.

• Remember the best 3D effects are those closest to you, rather than objects or subjects farther away. Try standing close to your main subject to achieve the best 3D effect.

• A good time to try out a tripod with your Poppy is in low light conditions. When lighting is low, you need a steadier hand and slower shutter speeds to avoid blurry images.

• Remember to keep your camera horizontal when shooting to avoid a tilted image, which may not be correctable later.

• Remember that when photographing objects that are less than 3 feet away, the background objects should be within a 3X range or no further than 3 times the distance to the foreground object.

Now, you are ready to produce some great 3D images with your Poppy that will amaze and delight your family and friends.

Word is that a new Poppy3d app is on its way that will allow some image improvement for those of us still using iPhone 4 devices. In the meantime, practicing the tips I've outlined will help secure some great composition for those 3D photos.

Thanks Ethan and Joe for a fun new iPhone accessory!