Hey hey, it’s Tuesday! Other than being the second day of the week, that doesn’t mean all that much, particularly for those looking forward to next week’s Thanksgiving holiday (at least here in the USA). But turn that frown upside down, because we’ve got some juicy MacBook rumors, a swanky new update to the Comic Zeal Comic Reader app, whispers of a new Apple TV on the way and a preview of what the Netflix app will look like on the iPad in a few weeks for this Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
By now, you know that Evernote is a great application for keeping your data in sync across multiple platforms. But while Evernote has a myriad of useful features -- like the ability to take voice memos and install other add-ons that work in conjunction with its services --it can end up feeling like bloatware.
Fortunately, there's a simpler alternative that doesn't run circles around your head with extraneous features. With Simplenote and Notational Velocity, you can keep the core functionality of Evernote's archiving and listing system and opt out of all those other extra features that you don't use. Don't need add-ons and voice notation? No problem. Read on to find out how to set up a simpler note-taking service across your Macs and iOS devices.
iTunes Match has finally arrived, a bit tardier than iOS 5 and iCloud released earlier this month, but none the worse for wear. Whether or not you’ve pulled the trigger on the $24.99 per year subscription service -- or are about to -- it might be helpful to know that Apple’s latest cloud-based offering isn’t for everyone. Here’s a look at some ways Apple could make it even better.
It may be Monday, but so it was eventful one, with Apple surprising everyone with the release of iTunes 10.5.1 with iTunes Match after a two-week delay. Demand for the service was apparently so strong that the company started dialing down new subscriptions, so if you’re one of those affected, spend a few of those moments getting caught up on the rest of the news for this Monday, November 14, 2011.
iCloud finally arrived alongside iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S last month, but music lovers had to wait just a bit longer to spin their virtual platters via iTunes Match, Apple’s “one more thing” announced at WWDC 2011 back in June and now, finally available for anyone willing to part with $24.99 each year. Curious about how it works and why you might want it? Read on!
iTunes Match is out! This $25 a year service allows users to store music in the iCloud and stream (or download) it to any iOS or Mac devices. The best part is that Apple matches songs against a user's iTunes library and automatically delivers the best quality to your devices. The music in that library that doesn’t "match" will be uploaded and stored in the cloud for users to retrieve on their devices. Read on to find out how you can set up iTunes Match for your Mac and iOS device.
Originally announced for a late October release, iTunes Match is finally here, a couple of weeks late but no worse for the wear. The service requires iTunes 10.5.1, which went live on Monday and now allows users to “scan and match” their music library against iCloud for only $24.99 per year.
Thanks to iOS 5, iOS devices now have the option to back up wirelessly to iCloud once a night. That’s a great way to ensure that even casual users safeguard their data, but it’s not so convenient if you’re away from Wi-Fi when your iPad requires a full restore. For more control over when backups occur—and where they’re stored—make sure you connect your iOS device to your Mac via USB at least once a day (you can also initiate backups by Option-clicking your device in the iTunes sidebar and choosing Back Up). Either way, you’ll force iTunes to create an archive you can use to restore data and settings to your device, and even to port your backup to another Mac to restore device settings in a pinch.
New week, new excitements, including the death of the iPhone's software nemesis, a couple legal kerfluffles of note, and a brick-based game of huge popularity about to drop in just a few short hours. We also saw a battery fix by way of iOS and some tricks hidden in the Camera app. We keep our eye on all things Apple and work to keep you in the loop.
It’s 11/11/11, which just so happens to also be Veteran’s Day here in these United States of America, It’s also a Friday, which means most of us are ready to eject the grueling memories of another work week and enjoy the weekend. But first, let’s take a moment and give some thanks to all of the veterans who have made such freedom possible in the first place -- and before you slam the office door behind you, read on for some of the other things making news on this Friday, November 11, 2011.