Sure, there’s plenty to love about iCloud -- after all, it’s a giant step up from Apple’s previous cloud efforts like MobileMe and .Mac and it’s free, so what’s to complain about? Unfortunately, iCloud can’t do everything, so here’s a look at what Apple doesn’t tell you about their cloud service.
Now that the Labor Day holiday is behind us here in the U.S., fall is fast approaching and that can mean only one thing: iCloud time! Ever since iCloud was previewed at WWDC 2011, iOS device users have been staring at their current devices, longing for some cloud syncing magic, so let’s recap what we know about iCloud so far.
Okay, let’s be honest here: You read this site frequently (we hope!), so you probably know that a new iPhone 5 is just around the corner. So would you really want a two-year old iPhone 3GS, even if it was free with two-year contract? Best Buy is hoping the answer to that question is “yes.”
When there's just not enough cash in the bank and you're in a bind, the last thing you're able to do is drop a ton of money for pricey software like Adobe Creative Suite. And sometimes, the professional-grade stuff is too much overkill for simple tasks like putting together a poster, blurring out a license plate in a photo or cropping out a shaky part of your vacation video. So that's what open source software is for. While they're sometimes not the most stable of applications, they're free and they oftentimes get the job done, just like their paid-for counterparts.
We compiled a list of some of the best open source Adobe Creative Suite alternatives. Cycle through for alternatives to Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator and more!
We think the apps in our June issue’s cover story, “20 Killer Mac Apps Under $20,” (coming soon to MacLife.com!) are all great deals. But there’s no better deal than zero. These 10 fun and useful apps are all free in the Mac App Store -- without big “for a limited time!” callouts in their descriptions -- but developers are free to raise the prices anytime they like. So get ‘em quick.
Apple’s MobileMe has come a long way since its former iTools and .Mac days, and if CEO Steve Jobs is to be believed, this year it will get even better -- and maybe even free, if not cheaper. But if you simply can’t justify $99 a year for the service right now, there are less-expensive options available.
Love free movies and TV shows? Love them even more on your iOS device? Well, Sony Pictures Entertainment has an offer you can’t refuse. The company has released their official Crackle app for iOS, which means your free time will never be the same.
In the world of Mac audio editing software, you’ll need to take out a bank loan in order to enjoy high-end software such as Apple’s Soundtrack Pro or Bias Peak. Thankfully, there’s a free, open source solution available -- and here are a few tips for getting started with it.
You may remember PopCap games as the developer and publisher behind such classics as Peggle, Plants vs. Zombies, and Bejeweled. Today, the company has unveiled its new label 4th & Battery, which will reportedly carry a new, edgier tone than PopCap has previously been known for. They also announced the first game that will debut from the label. It's called Unpleasant Horse, and you play as, drumroll please...an unpleasant horse.
As every parent knows, kids can get bored quickly -- but thankfully, the iPad makes a great companion with a wide variety of choices. Yoplait Kids has joined forces with the iStoryTime line to bring kids six new storybook options for the iPad, all absolutely free for a limited time.