One of the more successful services in the “freemium” category, Evernote has thrived since its 2007 debut, managing to keep up with almost every new mobile or desktop platform launched ever since. Most recently, the company reinvented its popular iOS and Mac apps with the lofty goal of accessing notes in as little as two taps. But has anything been left behind in the transition?
Microsoft is making huge strides on bringing its productivity line-up to the cloud, so it's understandable that Apple is seeking to offer an alternative. Today, rumors are surfacing that Cupertino is partnering with VMware to push the company's own iWork software to the net.
After a lengthy period where Color Labs was virtually ignored, the company found itself in the spotlight yet again this week with rumors of a shutdown, then an acquisition by Apple. But it turns out neither of those stories are quite true.
With Microsoft’s Internet Explorer long out of the picture, Apple’s Safari, Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome have been left to duke it out in recent years, each one hoping to become the favored web browser of Mac users everywhere. Into this passionate combat comes Maxthon, which serves up a Chromium-based browser with a handful of unique features -- but are they enough for Mac users to abandon their favorites?
Cloud sharing services are all the rage these days, and there's certainly no shortage of them. But, the best ones are super easy to use and get the job done. We've done the work for you and rounded up the 5 best ways to share files for free. Every service offers something a little different, and we're sure there's one that will work best for your needs.
Do you like adventure? Do you like drinking? Do you like playing with snot? Well, kiddos, this week then is all about you as we've got apps that are all about all three (not at once). But wait, there's more! We've got jazz, cloud storage, words and weirdness all waiting for you under the fold. So get clicking!
Looking after a big iTunes library can be a problem. We started ripping our CDs in the early days of the iPod when disk space was still at a premium, and as a result a good chunk of our library consists of poor quality, low bitrate MP3s. It’s enormous, too, and fear of losing the lot means we’re constantly spending cash on ever larger hard disks. And then there’s syncing.
Judging from the company’s recent moves, Apple’s cloud plans may be even bigger than originally thought. What’s better than one new data center in North Carolina? How about a second one in Prineville, Oregon, just a stone’s throw from a similar Facebook facility?
Of all iCloud’s features, Photo Stream is the closest to being truly magical. No, really. It’s a photo album in the cloud that contains up to 1,000 of your latest photos, storing new ones for 30 days, and it doesn’t count against your standard iCloud storage capacity. Best of all, you only have to keep doing what you’re doing now to use it.
Apple’s first cloud service, iTools, was introduced in 2000 and was available for free. Then came MobileMe, which added powerful features like data syncing and online storage, so Apple bumped the price to $99 a year. But now Apple has reverted a bit, delivering MobileMe’s most useful services at no charge and rebranding it all as iCloud. And that’s not all—this new service links all of your devices with Apple’s North Carolina data centers to keep both your vital files and your iTunes Store purchases at your fingertips whenever you want them.