It was a fear fest of epic proportions. Magazine headlines predicted
that the end of the world would shortly befall us. They told harrowing
tales of feral computer systems going awry the minute the clock struck
midnight on January 1st, 2000--planes would fall from the sky, power
grids would fail, the global economy would crash, nuclear power plants
would go into meltdown mode, lines of communication would be cut, and
the contents of bank accounts would vanish.
Sometimes, one-size-fits-all doesn’t really fit, and this is especially
the case on the Internet. It’s a wonderful place out there on the World
Wide Web, full of sites for every purpose we can think of (and some
we’d rather not). That’s why, we’re glad there’s Firefox.
You know who's been naughty (your friends) and who's been nice (you, naturally), but you're still gonna have to get 'em presents. We've got a few great recommendations, as well as some contests, and, as always, the best links of the past week, all in one handy dandy place.
Apple and its partners released hundreds upon hundreds of compelling products this year. We scoured the hardware universe, tested the heck out of the most intriguing gear we found, and now share our exclusive list of the 15 very best.
More than a year after they threw back the curtain on the Windows beta, Google has finally unleashed a beta version of their Chrome browser for the Mac. So, was it worth the wait? And more importantly, in its present state, is Chrome compelling enough to make you move from Safari, Firefox, Opera, et al? Let’s find out.
The Home Sharing feature in iTunes 9 lets you share music between
computers right within iTunes, but it has a bunch of limitations. Both
machines need to be on one network, and the only automatic transfers
are new iTunes Store purchases--regular old CD rips and non-iTunes
downloads can be dragged manually from one computer to another.
iTunes 9 also added the Automatically Add To iTunes folder to your
iTunes Media folder. Any iTunes-compatible file dropped in here is,
like the sign says, automatically added to your iTunes library. Just
drop it in there and poof, it’s gone. But check in iTunes. It’s there.
Of course the holiday season is upon us and everyone's schedule is filled with madness. You know it, we know it. No need to spend what little time you have scrolling through our incomparable archives. Here's a short list of some of the hottest articles we've compiled for you.
Your iPhone or iPod touch is an entertainer, communicator, and some
might even say friend. And while it’s OK to harbor such warm and fuzzy
feelings--as long as you don’t try to make out with it--your device can
also crack its virtual whip to, well, make you a better person. With
the right apps, you can turn it into a drill sergeant, teacher, and
personal assistant. Whether you’re expanding your horizons for New
Year’s resolutions or just catching up on old goals, the iPhone can be