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Sick of the dock on Mac OS X Leopard not being able to open folders with a simple click, like sanity demands and like it used to be in Tiger? You can, of course click it, and then click again on Open in Finder, but that's twice as many clicks as it used to be. (And while you're at it, Control-click the folder, and choose both Display as Folder and View Content as List from the contextual menu. Once you have the content displaying as a list, there's an Open command right there, but that requires Control-clicking and choosing a menu item.) The closest you can get to opening a docked folder with a single click is Command-click, which opens its enclosing folder. However, if you instead put a file from the docked folder in the Dock, and Command-click that file, you'll see the folder you want. Of course, if you forget to press Command when clicking, you'll open the file, which may be even more annoying.

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Lytro Promises to Revolutionize Photography

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By recording and processing the direction of light rays entering its sensor, the forthcoming Lytro camera promises to provide previously impossible features, such as the capability to focus on any part of a photo, at any time, or even bring an entire photo into focus at once. The camera isn’t slated for release until later in 2011, but you can play with refocusing photos and read more about the technology on Lytro’s site now (the picture gallery requires Flash on a Mac, but does work in iOS via HTML5).favicon follow link


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Jim Williams  2011-06-22 19:09
I just scanned Dr. Ng's thesis, what a beautiful piece of work! I frequently cope with blurry photos and after-the-fact sharpening algorithms. What a wonderful breakthrough this is!
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-06-24 06:08
The New York Times has a nice article about Lytro too.
It's worth mentioning that the interactive aspect of the gallery shots doesn't exist if you use a Flash blocker such as the "ClickToFlash" extension for Safari. It's not obvious that there's any Flash content in the page, so you have to right-click and select "Load All Flash".

Otherwise, you'll be left scratching your head for a while - like I was - wondering what the fuss is all about. :-)
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-06-27 07:13
Interestingly, if you view the site on an iOS device, it uses some sort of HTML5 approach for the picture gallery. It's not great, but it sort of works, even without Flash.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-06-30 13:53
Our own Glenn Fleishman has now written about this topic for the Babbage blog at The Economist.