It's beginning to look a lot like the week before Christmas, which means most of us are in a mad dash to scratch off all of the names on our gift lists before the fat man comes sliding down the chimney next Tuesday. If you're ready to take a little break and gift something for yourself, you might want to hit the App Store in search of some freebies to kick back and relax with, or get your first official peek at what RIM has in store for us with BlackBerry 10 next year.
After being teased on video earlier this week, the all-new 1Password 4 for iOS made its debut in the App Store overnight, complete with a more than 50 percent discount for a limited time to celebrate its arrival.
You can really shave time off tasks by using a keyboard-driven utility like LaunchBar ($35, www.obdev.at) or Quicksilver (see sidebar). Everything you can do in the Finder (copying, pasting, moving, QuickLook, launch apps, quit apps, search), you can do by calling up LaunchBar and pressing a few keys. Search the web, look up words, email a photo, run a script—the possibilities are endless. Here are three things to try first.
The controversy over Apple's new iOS 6 Maps app rages on, with new reports coming out of Google daily now to add to the soap opera. We may never know the real story about what went on behind closed doors, but in the meantime it's sure keeping the tech media busy reporting about it! Ready for this and much more? Then read on...
Keyboard shortcuts aren’t just for menu items. TextExpander lets you make “snippets” that expand into larger chunks of text or an image--anything you find yourself typing again and again, you can shorten.
If you're still a disbeliever who thinks the iPad won't someday displace the Mac for many uses, look no further than today's recap for proof that it's already happening. Heck, we've got Vimeo now connecting with Dropbox to get videos on their service, a personal weather station and even screenwriting tool Final Draft now on the iPad to allow work from most anywhere. So let's dig right into the news for Wednesday, August 29, 2012!
You only need look at the sad tale of Wired journalist Mat Honan to understand why doubling down on the security of your web identity is so important. Cloud storage is no exception, and Dropbox is seeking to keep data more secure with two-factor authentication.
Mac users already have plenty of options when it comes to cloud storage, but over the course of the last year, a worthy opponent to Dropbox, SugarSync and Box has arrived from an unlikely source: Microsoft.