Despite the App Store's huge number of applications and the even larger
number of downloads, according to an analysis by 24/7 Wall St. piracy
is responsible for an enormous amount of lost revenue. As much as $450
million, the site claims. That's a big chunk of change.
Every day, we wish iCal could do something that our Palm IIIx did in
1997. There’s a Palm calendar app called DateBk, and it has a feature
called Floating Events. The idea is that incomplete to-do items would
“float” to the next day, so if you forgot to do something, it wouldn’t
get left behind on your calendar as the days marched on. The fact that
BusyMac’s BusyCal brings that crucial feature to our calendar makes us
do a little happy dance, and that’s only scratching the surface of this
We discuss two of the recent Apple tablet rumors. How did we pick just two? The same way the rumors are created, magic. Actually, we had a hat full of rumors and pulled two of them out of that. We call it, "The Magical Hat of Rumors."
We wonder how many red-eye pictures we'll start seeing on Facebook if the iPhone gets an LED flash and we make fun of companies using the name Slate.
We’re here to help with a compendium of essential software. It didn’t
come easily--we debated, argued, haggled, and even pleaded to secure a
prized position on this list for our favorite, most useful
applications. But by limiting the software we’re highlighting to 50,
we’ve guaranteed you the best of the best--no Internet spew here. And
by capping the cost of the software we’ve selected at $50, we’ve made
sure you can reasonably buy what you need. You may love your Mac
already, but you’re not gonna believe how much it can do once you load
up even a few of these choice applications.