Americans have yet to be able to enjoy the spoils of Spotify, a European music streaming service that’s wildly popular across the pond. If the company wasn’t gunning for Apple before, they certainly are now -- with a new music download store, iPod syncing and mobile apps for free users.
Everyone has secrets. Whether it’s your complete collection of Justin Bieber B-sides or some photos that are better off shared with a very select group (the visual record of our sophomore year of college comes to mind), there’s just some stuff that’s better off hidden. When we were teenagers, that kind of stuff went under the bed. ÜberMask is the digital equivalent of that space. It’s not exactly Fort Knox, but hey—out of sight, out of mind.
If you don’t have a Mac in your kitchen yet, YummySoup will convince you that you need one. Calling this richly featured app a mere recipe organizer doesn’t do it justice -- it’s more about helping you collect, organize, use, and share recipes.
If you think rocking a 27-inch iMac with a 30-inch monitor is cool -- and we did prior to Tuesday -- how about a pair of 30-inch displays? That’s exactly the kind of feats of strength the new iMac is capable of, thanks to dual Thunderbolt ports.
Once again, the rumor mill has gotten the better of Apple. As widely reported in the last week, Cupertino has released a refresh of their iMac line on Tuesday, complete with quad-core Intel Sandy Bridge processors, beefed-up AMD Radeon HD graphics and the new Thunderbolt I/O.
Announced for preorder last month, Adobe has started shipping their latest Creative Suite 5.5 software, including packaged, download and subscription options. The company has also taken the wraps off their new turnkey solution, Digital Publishing Suite, for publishing content to the iPad and other tablets.
Fellow Mac gamers, we know that the selection of titles can get a little bit sparse in this cruel world filled with PC-exclusives. However, today there's some good news as Direct2Drive has announced they have heard the gentle weeping of the collective Mac gamers and have pledged their support for the Mac gaming community.
Many people use the Flickr photo sharing service as an alternative to the MobileMe "Gallery" feature. Unfortunately, the screen saver preference lacks the option to create a screen saver from Flickr. Sure, you could download and deal with plug-ins, but what if you want to use the default photo screen saver options in Mac OS X? This can be done with a little ingenuity and a great RSS-conversion tool.
Mac users generally point and laugh at Windows users with all of their virus troubles, but with Apple’s computers edging more and more market share each quarter, it’s just a matter of time before virus makers turn their attention our way. Case in point, a fake antivirus program now making the rounds.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has teased some exciting changes are ahead for MobileMe, but a French website may have uncovered evidence in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion that indicates the service will be getting a new name as well.