August in tech is like August in politics: Everyone's just sort of holding their breath. Apple fans are waiting for the news of the next iPhone event and then all the other companies follow and we're off to pre-gaming the holiday season, but for now, it's vacations, it's back to school, and it's how-tos for you.
Plenty of useful new iCloud features were added in Mountain Lion--but even more are on the way. When Apple releases iOS 6 this fall, the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch will gain Mountain Lion’s iCloud functionality plus several all-new features that will allow you to share even more content with friends and family. Let’s take a look at the new iCloud functions that Apple has announced for iOS 6 so far.
When you open an Apple-built application on your Mac that supports the new Documents in the Cloud feature, you are greeted with the new iCloud document pane. You need to have the Documents & Data option enabled in the iCloud System Preferences in order to use this feature, but once you enable it, it can make your work life much simpler.
Sure, Adobe Photoshop is and may always be the king of the image editing jungle, but for those of us who simply can't afford it or prefer to support smaller developers, Pixelmator is about as good as it gets -- and with an update on Thursday, that's even better than before.
In the wake of Wired reporter Mat Honan's epic digital security meltdown last weekend, it seems that both Apple and Amazon are beefing up their own security to make sure such a thing can't happen again.
Feeling safe and secure about your online life, are you? That may change after you read the harrowing tale of a Wired reporter whose entire digital life was erased over the weekend -- and how you can avoid the same fate.
Apple might have us believe that iCloud is the end-all, be-all of sync, but not everyone feels comfortable storing valuable data in the cloud. Using iCloud on the Mac requires OS X Lion, leaving Snow Leopard users out in the cold. And of course, if you dare to use an Android phone, you’re out of luck. This is where SyncMate hopes to find its niche, stretching beyond Apple’s own modest ambitions.