One of Apple’s bigger oversights with the design of iOS devices has to be the hassle we all undergo to get files from Mac to gadget and vice versa. To continue working on a Pages document on a different platform, you have to connect your device to iTunes and sync before the file will be transferred. This oversight leaves most of us spamming our own email accounts with files we need to quickly move around…until now. Enter DropCopy—the ultimate file-sharing tool for both Macs and iOS devices. Here’s how to use it to achieve file-sharing nirvana.
While most of us are still waiting for true cloud syncing to become a reality, Flying Mac has been looking inward -- making it easy to access any Mac remotely with a slick piece of software called FarFinder. Over the weekend, the company released a major new update, rebranding the software as Presence.
Computing up "in the clouds" is the new craze. With an abundance of cloud services available from Google, Microsoft and independent companies like Dropbox, one might wonder why you’d need to build your own server solution. But, what if you don’t like the idea of leaving your personal data on another company’s server? Then, you build your own online cloud to store and retrieve your data remotely. In this article, we’ll show you how to use a Mac to set up your own cloud services, including storing and transferring files, streaming media, and even using your Mac to serve up web pages. You can then access these services remotely on your Mac or an iOS device.
A while back, Google thrilled users of their popular Google Docs suite of cloud-based productivity services by introducing the ability to drag and drop images into documents. The dropped images would immediately be uploaded to Google's servers, saving them as part of the active document and making it possible for any collaborators to see the image almost instantly. While this was a great addition to Google's already impressive functionality of their cloud-based office productivity suite, they've nonetheless opted to up the technological ante once again. This time around, Google has announced that they're bringing the same drag-and-drop functionality to other file types as well.
This week's tips will show you how to reverse some of the weird changes Apple made to iTunes 10, how to use Apple's 10W iPad power adapter more effectively, share the music on your iPhone at your friend's party, and how to delete files in File Sharing on your iPad.
Almost as soon as the iPhone was first released in the summer of 2007, enterprising developers were hard at work making it do things that Apple never expected. One of those developers, Readdle, jumped into the platform with both feet nearly a year before an official App Store was ever released to the public.
Considering how wired we are, the simple act of sharing a file with a coworker is way more complicated than it needs to be. If I ask Susie to grab a screenshot for a review, we always have to pause to figure out how she should send it. Should she email it to me, IM the file over, or put it up on the server? Where on the server should she put it? It’s a huge waste of time when you consider that all we’re trying to do is share a file. CloudApp aims to simplify the process of quickly sharing files and web links, either with your coworkers, or with friends on social networks like Twitter or Facebook.