Is After Effects Gobbling Up Your Hard Drive?

Adobe After Effects CS3 Cache - Cache.MACC

I recently discovered that After Effects (CS3) wasn’t deleting it’s Media Cache files when I quit the application. The folder had swelled to 6.19 GB.

I’m not sure if this is a bug in CS3, or if all versions of AE suffered from this problem. But, if you’re an After Effects user you may want to make sure you haven’t (unnecessarily) lost some drive space. On a Mac, the folder is located at ~/Library/Caches/Adobe/After Effects CS3/Media Cache Files. You can either manually toss the content of the folder, or you can open AE on go to the Memory & Cache preferences and click, Clean Database & Cache.

BumpTop 1.0 – 3D Desktop

I first heard about the BumpTop prototype back in 2006. It looks like they’ve refined it quite a bit since then… to the point where they’ve released it as an actual product. There’s a (limited) free version, and a Pro version that runs $29. Unfortunately, there’s no Mac version at the moment, but there is a little checkbox to let the developers know you want one, on the Downloads page.

Get Delicious Library 2 for FREE

The other day I wrote about the excellent Mac Software bundle, called Macheist, where you can get about a thousand dollars worth of Mac software for just $39. Since then they’ve made it even better by adding 2 more apps to the bundle, and they have a special offer to get Delicious Library and Multiwinia for free. All you have to do is tweet a pre-written line of text about the Macheist bundle.

I personally don’t tweet, that is… I don’t use twitter. But, after a quick 2 minute signup, I was able to get $59 dollars worth of software for nothing. Not a bad deal if you ask me.

If you want this deal, you better hurry, as Macheist is only going for 1 more day!

Most Popular Email Software

Popular email software stats

If you send out email newsletters, or other email-based marketing, you may be interested in these stats from Campaign Monitor. They took a look at over 250 million opens over a 6 month time period and posted the results.

There is some fine print in the accuracy of the results:

“The email client a person is using can only be detected if images are displayed. This can give an inflated weighting to email clients that display images by default, such as Outlook 2000 and the iPhone. It will also provide a lesser weighting to those that block images by default such as Gmail and Outlook 2007. Those email clients that aren’t capable of displaying images, such as older Blackberry models and other mobile devices cannot be included in this study.”

via Veerle

MacHeist 3: Up to $975 in Mac software for just $39

MacHeist 3

The MacHeist people have outdone themselves this year. They’re offering up to $975.70 in Mac software, for only $39. There’s some pretty nice titles in this years bundle.

If you’re unfamiliar with MacHeist, the short story is they bundle a bunch of Mac software together, sell it for significantly reduced pricing, and give 25% to charity. The more copies that sell, the more software is added to the bundle. It just gets better and better. Everyone who buys the bundle gets all the software, even if the title wasn’t included at the time you bought in.

Most people probably don’t care about the entire bundle, but the cost is so low that you’re generally getting the 1 or 2 apps that you do want for a very good price.

As of today there’s only 11 days left to participate, so head on over to and grab your copy before it’s too late.

Accept Credit Card Payments on your iPhone or iPod Touch

What an excellent idea… Transactions is an iPhone app that allows anyone to accept Credit Card payments wherever they have a wifi, 3G, or EDGE connection. It works in conjunction with PayPal Pro or accounts.

They make 2 versions of the app. The full (unrestricted) version costs $29.99. But, there’s a free (lite) version that has the same capabilities, but it limits you to 2 transactions every 12 hours.

via DF

Apple’s offering a sneak peak at iPhone 3.0 Software

iPhone 3.0 Software Preview

Apple will be holding a special media event at 10:00am (pdt) next Tuesday, March 17th to give us a sneak peak at the next major revision to the iPhone operating system (3.0).

Don’t expect to be downloading it though. I’m guessing it probably won’t be released until the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). A date for WWDC 2009 hasn’t been set yet, but it usually takes place around June.

via AppleInsider

‘Loop’ hits the iPhone app store

Loop iPhone Application

A good friend of mine recently decided he wanted to try his hand at making some iPhone applications. Being new to the platform, he decided to get his feet wet with something small. His first app is called, Loop, and it was just released into the iPhone App Store.

Loop is basically inspired by the old spirograph sets. With just a few parameters, you can draw infinite variations of spirals, and then save them to your camera roll.

Although I wasn’t involved in the making of the actual app, this was kind of my first involvement in an iPhone app too. I made the application icon.

Truthfully, Loop isn’t going to change your world or anything, but it is a fun little time waster, and you can make some cool images to use as iPhone wallpapers, etc.. Grab your copy of loop through the link, below.

Loop (launches iTunes)