Anyone already familiar with the iPhone’s camera and photo
capabilities knows that, while it shines as a handheld photo manager,
its camera hardware isn’t going to knock anyone’s socks off.
are a number of simple tricks that can help you take better photos with
your iPhone right now. Plus, these techniques will still
apply, mostly, to any new model, regardless of its specific upgrades.
Steve Jobs once famously dismissed Amazon’s original Kindle, bluntly
saying, “People don’t read anymore.” Steve, we hate to say it, but we
disagree. Despite the miracle of the iTunes Store, where pop-culture
connoisseurs enjoy instant gratification for their junk food
entertainment cravings, the literati persist. And they want instant
SpiderOak is flexible enough to back up anything, to share files easily
with your friends, and to sync files between Mac, Windows, and Linux
machines. It installs as an actual application, but it’s Flash-based,
so if you use it on two or more platforms, the experience will be the
Dropbox is the mayor of Sync Town, working like iDisk but more
reliably. And since anyone can have a 2GB account for free, there’s no
reason not to try it out. Paid accounts are $50 a year for 50GB of
storage and $100 a year for 100GB, so you might decide not to back up
your entire hard drive. But the sync and sharing services are the whole
Similar to Backblaze,
Carbonite lives in your System Preferences, with an icon in the menubar
for checking backup status, pausing a backup for 24 hours, or launching
the System Preference. By default, Carbonite backs up your whole hard
drive (excluding applications, operating system files, and temporary
files, just like the other services reviewed here), but the file
browser is clear and easy to understand, making it a snap to assemble a
custom backup set.
Many Mac users were angered by Apple's switch from matte and glossy
screen options, to glossy screen LCDs exclusivley on most of their
Macs. If you're a glossy hater, things are looking up. A new rumor
circulating the Internet leads us to believe
that Apple will be bringing back the matte screens of the past.