By now you’re probably familiar with Docs’ basics. But just in case: Google Docs is a web-based word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation application that stores any files you create in it, as well as files you upload. While Google Docs doesn’t offer all the functionality you’d find in Microsoft Office, its web-based collaboration features present a whole new world of utility, and these tips will help you mine Docs for everything it’s worth.
Almost keeping with tradition from last year, where no sooner did we get the first generation of the iPad, we then saw an announcement about iOS 4 shortly thereafter. If the Google translation of a recent posting on German site Macerkopf.de is to be believed, April should bring us not only a glimpse of iOS 5, but also the long awaited MobileMe redo, again on the heels of an iPad release.
Growing up, your toys were cool and you were glad you had them, but your friends always had a cooler toy that you would have killed for. Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises such as Half-Life, Counter-Strike and the Steam online store, appear to have realized this and announced on Tuesday that the the PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2 will include cross platform play capable of communicating with the Mac OS X and Windows versions for multiplayer games, persistent cloud-based storage of saved games, and cross platform chat.
Ever since Apple bought up cloud-based music distributor LaLa there's been speculation that Cupertino was going to put iTunes in the cloud. All of your music, available anywhere you had an Internet connection, streaming to your laptop, desktop, or iOS device (probably for a fee). But time passed and Apple did...nothing. So it seems. But maybe, just maybe our favorite computer and gadget maker is thinking bigger than just CeeLo's number one hit whenever you need a kickstart.
We have a serious media problem in this country. No, not the state of cable TV news—the fact that today’s mobile devices lack the storage to take all our media with us on the go. Even a mighty 64GB iPod touch can only hold so many movies. Enter ZumoCast, a free service that lets you stream videos, music, and more in almost any format from your Mac to other computers and iDevices. While its price for these features is certainly right, ZumoCast left us wanting more polish and stability.
Google’s Chrome OS has finally been unveiled, and the search giant is leaving no stone unturned by adding printing capabilities to their web apps, courtesy of Google Cloud Print. Here’s how to get started with the printing technology -- although for now, Mac owners aren’t invited to the party.
2010 is a great year to be a Mac gamer. Steam for Mac has already brought us a new way to play with and against our PC-gaming pals-slash-nemesis, with dozens of hot games that we never had access to before. But those games download to your Mac, and run on your Mac—so if you're Mac isn't up to the minimum specs, no game for you.
OnLive wants to change all that.
Launching today at 6pm Pacific time, the instant-play service streams live games to your Mac or PC, via a browser plug-in. You control the game as if it were running on your local machine, but in reality it's running on a powerful server machine at an OnLive data center up to 1,000 miles away. We spoke to founder and CEO Steve Perlman about the service, plus got our hands on it at E3 just yesterday. Read on to find out more.