I am by no means a photographer. When I realized this, I got a little sad, especially after whittling down the hundreds of photos I took in Iceland to about 80 or so. The photos culled were the over-exposed and/or blurry shots of glaciers and emo horses. Alright, I've accepted that maybe I'll never be an amazing photographer, that's why I really love apps that make my photos look better than they really are.
Here are four fabulously free photography apps that'll make the photos you take with your iPhone pop. Maybe you'll never even have to use an SLR ever again.
It's Fourth of July weekend! And you know what that means: the only reason you're reading this right now is because you're stuck in traffic and Maclife.com was the first site you thought of to check while moving a miserable 5 miles per hour. Well, here you go: four free iOS apps to keep you groovin' through Independence Day weekend -- and do spare a few minutes this weekend to remember your Founding Fathers.
Admit it -- your friends think your parties are lame. It's alright, my parties were like that too, until I started renting ponies, throwing confetti and pouring endless bottles of champagne. Then everyone started showing up and my soirees were ones to be remembered. Now, you don't have to go all out like I did--go the cheaper route and enlist some free apps to get your party poppin'.
Support it, know it, love it. Without a community of open source developers, we wouldn't have alternatives to often very pricey software, and in some instances we wouldn't even have software made with the features we want! This week's Free App Friday celebrates you, the open source developer, and you, the open source user. Keep on keepin' on, and enjoy these three free Mac apps.
This year's WWDC was a big one. Even without an iPhone to announce, Apple still managed to make a big splash in the developer pool. And speaking of developers, The Apple Design Awards also took place this week, and recognizes 12 applications with outstanding app design. Unfortunately, only two of them are free, but here they are for your downloading pleasure.
You may not be privy to the world of Android (or even interested in learning its ways), but you can't deny that you don't utilize Google just a little bit (a tiny bit, even) on your own phone. Stop being so bashful about the habit and give in! Here are three free apps to help reinforce your Google habit with your iOS device or Mac, and three more reasons why Google's services still play a heavy party in our daily lives.
The notion of that is kind of scary, by the way. But we'll deal.
The worst part about living in a city is that if you plan on driving anywhere, you'll have to factor in 40 extra minutes to find a spot, successfully parallel park and then walk the three blocks it takes to get to your destination. Fortunately, iOS apps are good for this, and while you shouldn't be using your phone while you're driving, you could always double park, take a deep breath, and check to see your apps if you can find a solution.
You know how the song goes: I get by with a little help from my apps. Your apps can help guide you through the levels of a difficult console game, learn to play an instrument, and keep time, just like your human friends would. Well, except for that last part -- especially if you're trying to make it home by curfew. That never works out, so stop trying.
Don't know what it's like outside? Too lazy to open up the curtains and take a peek? Use your Mac or iOS devices to check and see what the weather is like. Here's a quick look at five free weather apps that let you know whether today's the day to leave the jacket at home.
Geocaching, a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers of "treasures", is making a comeback and there are plenty of apps out there to help you get started. Now that the sun is coming out and the snow is melting away, put on your explorer gear and get to hunting for buried treasure!