One of the best small-scale games currently available on the Mac App Store and Steam just got a ton of free new downloadable content.
The legendary puzzle-platformer Edge is now getting a huge 40 level update complete with other new content, absolutely free. If you haven't yet checked out Edge, now is a great time to do so. It doesn't look like much, but the game is an amazing achievement. We're currently working on our rave review of the iOS version right now.
Well, Netflix has been in the news a lot lately, and it hasn't all be pleasant for the one-time darling of Wall Street. In July, Netflix announced they would be splitting up their DVD and streaming into two separate products, which effectively raised prices around 60 percent. Many customers were angry, and yesterday CEO Reed Hastings said, "I messed up."
But the apology also included some more disruptive news, that Netflix would be spinning off the DVD business altogether into a separate company called Qwikster. Not sure if this is a good or a bad thing yet, and confused why Netflix choose the name of a Twitter account belonging to a weed-smoking Elmo for their new venture, many customers are giving up on CEO Hastings and Netflix and looking for new ways to get their movie fix.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 is proof that -- as the Irish saying goes -- the older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune. Now that the world’s most popular consumer photo editing software ships has launched, users will find all of Elements’ user-friendly tools intact with some killer new features and enhancements.
Three months ago, Apple debuted their new vision for Final Cut Pro X, a radical departure from the legacy application that has dominated the professional market for some time. Now, on the heels of Adobe luring away customers to its own Premiere Pro solution, Cupertino fires back with the first update, adding back two critical features lost in the transition.
Not content with stealing Apple’s thunder as pro users shun Final Cut Pro X in favor of Premiere Pro CS5.5, Adobe has introduced an updated consumer-oriented version of their editing suite that threatens to encroach on iMovie’s turf. Now that Adobe Premiere Elements 10 is ready for its closeup, here’s a quick peek at what you can expect.
Mac OS X may have a sterling reputation for being virus-free, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other ways for malicious types to invade your personal space. According to one security blog, one such vulnerability has turned up in the new OS X Lion which allows hackers to change your account passwords.
Not all Mac users prefer to use Apple’s own software for their creative work, which is why Adobe has continued to offer consumer-centric versions of their photo and video tools. Today, Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements have received a substantial upgrade to make powerful features even more friendly to users.
If you use Thunderbird, you’re probably used to getting by without the bells and whistles –– or price tags –– of other, flashier mail clients. Who needs ‘em anyway, even for important operations like migrating to a new Mac or Thunderbird installation? Even if you don’t use Time Machine to back up your Mac’s drive, it’s easy to back up and restore your Thunderbird messages.
Macs have long been equipped with a file syncing utility unknown by most users. Remote sync, or rsync, is a way to synchronize files and directories through the command line interface on Unix-based machines. This easy-to-use utility is commonly used for backing up your data, but can synchronize files for any other purpose you choose to use it for. Remote sync can be better than other backup methods because of its speed, and because it doesn’t require any special permissions to execute an rsync command. With just a small knowledge of the command line, you can be backing up in no time with rsync.
The rumor mills are heating up as September enters its second half. Next week we expect things to really get hot and the week after that'll be like living on Mercury. We've got a few of these tasty stories, mainly involving a third (possibly fourth?) carrier for the iPhone, as well as some gaming news sure to make at least one reader squee in our hottest stories of the week round up.