Apple sometimes introduces features that look awesome during a keynote, only to wind up being “meh” in real life. One such example is Launchpad, the new OS X Lion feature that brings iOS-style folder management for your Mac apps, but no way to manage all the extraneous stuff hiding in your Applications folder -- until now.
If you’ve ever needed a simple utility just to keep multiple pairs of folders or files in sync, chances are you’ve discovered File Synchronization, a small app that does exactly that. Thanks to a big update this week, the Mac OS X app is even more useful, with automatic synchronization and big speed increases.
You may be familiar with the hardware version of the Pogoplug, but the company recently released a new software version of their popular remote hard drive access service. Available for both Mac and Windows, the service allows you to set up an account on your machine and access your Mac's files and the files on connected drives remotely via the Pogoplug website. In this how to, we’ll show you how to set up Pogoplug and access your files remotely.
While you can easily use Spotlight to find that missing file, it's nice to be able to open up Documents and have all your folder nicely organized. With Labels, you can add a bit more of an organizational element to your folders to easily flag down project files or identify the folder with all of your secret, personal stuff. Read on to find out how to get things in order in with Labels.
Hot on the heels of the release of the third beta of iOS 4.3, a potential bug could put a damper on the excitement for those able to update already. The bug could cause one to lose all of their folder arrangements upon updating applications through the App Store update tool. Ouch.
There's something like 500 million Facebook users around the world, which means that at any given second someone is probably receiving a notification message in their inbox. And if this is correct, that means that the servers at Gmail, MobileMe, and University email accounts are flooded with notifications that announce the arrival of a new comment on a photo, video, or hilarious post that you published on a friend's page.
Simply put, those emails can be really annoying. And we're sick of them flooding our inboxes and distracting us from getting any work done around here. Chances are, you might be a little annoyed, too, and that's okay because we're here to tell you how to rid of these notifications, how to receive only the ones you really care about, and how to organize them in your inbox so that you can tackle them later.
This week we'll take a look at how handy folders can be in the iOS Dock, learn how to create a special Apple logo folder, and practice a few tricks that make iTunes 10 a bit more palatable, Plus, we'll teach you about the new iPhone Field Service test in iOS 4.1.
We haven’t even gotten our hands on iOS 4.1 for the iPhone and iPod touch yet (that’s coming next week, supposedly September 8) and already Apple has posted a page trumpeting the iOS 4.2 update for the iPad due in November.
Here's a piece of silliness that should definitely put a smile on your face, though we warn you that there are spoilers ahead.
If you've seen Inception, you know the ridiculousness that is idea of a meta dream world. But if you can't seem to wrap that concept around your head, then perhaps this explanation will lay it out for you in laymen's terms. Jonah Ray, host of the Web Soup, posted a nifty graphic in his Tumblr explaining the many levels of Inception's dream hierarchy using Mac OS X folders. It's a pretty clever way to unravel the mystery behind the movie. Check it out for yourself after the cut.
iOS 4 brought with it the awesome Folders feature, helping iPhone and iPod touch users everywhere to cram even more apps onto their device, yet make them easier to find at the same time. Unfortunately, the feature also has an artificial limit of 12 apps per Folder -- that is, unless you have a jailbroken device and $1.99 to spend.