We love the convenience of taking high-quality photos and video on the go with an iPhone 4 or fourth-generation iPod touch -- but unfortunately, Apple still hasn’t provided a way to wirelessly sync this media back to our computers, or even a way to back up precious photos in the cloud so you don’t have to import them so frequently. Thanks to the universal CameraSync app from Homegrown Software Ltd., this is now as easy as simply opening the app and letting it do its thing.
Being able to take photos with your iPhone on the go is great. Getting them off of your iPhone? Not so much. For many of us, our busy lives preclude the ability to sync our iOS devices on a regular basis, leaving all of the images we take on the go unprotected by the benefit of a backup. As such, everyone using an iPhone is always at risk of losing their precious photographic memories. Unacceptable! Today, we'll show you how you can easily back every photo you take with your iPhone, thanks to an ingenious iOS application and our friends at Dropbox.
Well, by now all our regular readers should have nursed their hangovers into sweet regular living, cleaned up their homes, made bail, and managed to find their ways home from three states over where they awoke the next morning. We don't blame you. Most everyone we know was all too ready to say sayonara to 2010, and no matter what the Mayans say, it's full speed ahead 2011. So pour yourself some coffee and let us take you back in time to the last week of the year, the one you've oh so blessedly blotted from your memories, because after this New Year's Eve, this really was a true case of In Case You Missed It.
It used to be that being asked to bring some tunes to your buddy's New Years Eve party meant sticking a few CDs and cassettes into a bag before heading out the door. Nowadays, with so many people turning to the internet to download their music, you might consider burning a few discs to take to the party with you (lame), or even bringing along an iPod or iPad loaded up with your whole collection. While both will get the job done, neither are perfect solutions. For starters, Burning CDs means having to keep blank physical discs on hand, and unless you plan on bringing a car load of discs, the selection of music you'll be able to bring with you is going to be pretty limited. As for bringing an iOS device to a party? Well, we'd like to take this time to remind you that Apple's warranty programs don't cover liquid damages. Fortunately, there's a quick, easy--and most importantly, free--method for bringing a good chunk of your iTunes library with you. It involves our good friends at Dropbox, and just a few minutes of your time.
Small business owners and freelancers can rejoice -- as promised, the folks at Acclivity LLC have released their free AccountEdge Mobile app for the iPad, a mobile companion to their Mac and Windows AccountEdge 2011 desktop application which now syncs key data via Dropbox.
In computer years, it seems like Dropbox has been around forever -- that is, until you realize that it has only just this week finally landed at version 1.0, a pretty big milestone for the cloud storage service that has brought the Mac and Windows together with mobile devices at long last.
There are a ton of productivity applications out there that will help you plan a project, sort through a complex series of tasks, or simply get things done. While power users might need to download applications like Things or Omnifocus to keep their affairs in order and synced across multiple piece of hardware, many day-to-day users don't need the raw organizational power that those sorts of software packages provide. If your to-do list needs are spartan, we've got an easy to use solution that will help you keep on top of of everything in your busy life.
If you're like us, you make pretty good use of your Dropbox account and try to entice friends and acquaintances to sign up on your referral. Each referral tacks 250MB more on to your 2GB free account. Well, Box.net just made all of those schemes and plans irrelevant.
Tired of taking screenshots and having them clutter up your desktop? Want to instantly store the screenshots online and automatically copy the link to the clipboard? Sure you could do this manually, but a new tool called GrabBox hopes to save you some time and do this task automatically.