Idea Shower's Read it Later first appeared in 2007 as a one-click
Firefox plug-in that automated the process of saving articles for
offline viewing, and has since spread to other browsers and mobile
platforms, including an iPhone app that users have no doubt found useful
in areas where wireless service is scarce. Just weeks after launching
the beta version of Digest, the new premium expansion of the core Read
it Later functionality, Idea Shower founder and developer Nate Weiner
spoke to us over the phone to tell us about his plans for an iPad
version, and how the device has helped shape the future path of Read it
Later on all platforms.
Well, when next we meet for our next round of In Case You Missed It, things will be different. It Will Have Happened. At least one of you, maybe more, just might be reading next week's column on the fabled iPad.
Now, we're not saying that this is the very first place that you should check out on Mobile Safari once you get your iPad in your hot little hands. We're just saying that this is the absolute very first place you should check out. And now, the end of an era, this week's best pre-iPad viewed Mac|Life columns.
After a couple year wrist-slapping about censorship of adult content in the iPhone App Store, a new report shows Apple may be finally giving in, selling explicit content for the upcoming iPad, as well as the iPhone and iPod touch.
Much has been made of the iPad's potential to change the way we consume
books, newspapers, and other texts of all shapes and sizes, and one
company that seems particularly poised to take advantage of the
tablet's 9.7-inch multitouch display is Zinio. Since 2002, the company
has provided digital versions of popular magazines (as well as a
selection of books) to a variety of platforms, with top titles like
Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Cosmopolitan available for purchase. With
the iPad launch in sight, Zinio president and CEO Rich Maggiotto spoke
with us earlier this month about designing its app for the device and
bringing a new level of interactivity to digital publications.
Time Machine is great for backing up one or two Macs, but when backing up a larger network of Macs, it’s better to use a more sophisticated backup program that gives you more control over the process. Your best bet for powerful network backup software is the combination of ChronoSync and ChronoAgent (www.econtechnologies.com).
When Apple first confirmed last year that they were building a server
farm facility down in North Carolina, speculation was heavy that
Cupertino was looking to get in big on cloud computing. Everything was
moving to the cloud; soon there'd be no need for storing documents on
your hard drive; the cloud was everything. So the arguments ran.
people still save stuff to hard drives, external hard drives still sell
at a decent clip, and we don't know anyone under the age of fifty
without a flash drive (or three). Turns out physical ownership is kind
of important to people. Is the cloud part of the Apple's plan?
Although Apple has yet to confirm the rumor, it appears there’s evidence that Cupertino has ensured its virtual iBookstore shelves will be sufficiently stocked come iPad launch day, courtesy of free e-book titles from Project Gutenberg.