If there's one thing users fear most, it's their favorite product or service being shut down in the wake of an acquisition by a bigger company. This week saw the demise of another, and we have Dropbox to blame.
Like Captain Ahab from Moby Dick, we relentlessly seek our own white whale: A way to curate digital photos on the Mac, sync them to the cloud, and make the whole collection accessible from iOS. All of the services we’ve caught in our net thus far have been tossed overboard, but another has now surfaced on the horizon. Picturelife may not completely live up to “white whale” status, but it’s definitely worth harpooning. With the right subscription plan, we can upload even a massive library to the cloud (with a few caveats), complete with automatic organization and duplicate detection while backing up images stored across multiple social networks.
Apple's Photo Stream is great, but what about all of those photos lurking inside iPhoto or Aperture on your computer? Picturelife can push them to the cloud, and add images from almost everywhere else, too.
There are so many different ways to interact with our photos on iOS, we barely need our Macs anymore to create refrigerator-worthy projects. Just about anything can be done on our iPhones and iPads, with countless filter, layout, caption and effects apps each opening wonderful worlds of creativity at our fingertips. Tiles - Photo Framer, the latest entry into the collage fray, brings enough to the table to set it apart from the crowd. Neat, modular frames keep your project clean, but Tiles still gives you the freedom to make your work your own, with a fun, gesture-based interface that offers boundless possibilities.
Folders are a great place to store files and subfolders, but folders can also be smart about the content they’re storing. For instance, Dropbox can whisk files stored in its folder into the cloud — so why can't you do something like this with any folder? Well, as it turns out, you can, and all you need is a simple script cobbled together in OS X’s automation tool, called Automator. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to use Folder Actions to turn regular folders into smart-ified folders with pizazz.
Most image editing apps for iOS are built to enhance photos or add artistic flourishes such as filters and frames, but what about using text to get your message across? Swipe makes it fun and easy to adorn your pictures with type and quickly share them with the world. The app is a model of simplicity: Merely swipe your finger across the screen wherever you want to add text, tweak to your liking, and then whisk the results off to most anywhere you’d like.
If you count yourself among those hostile to Instagram's new terms of service rolling out next month, the social network wants you to know they've heard your complaints and may or may not be doing something about it.
Apparently, it's not just iOS 6 users who are unhappy with Apple's new Maps app -- a new report claims that the Taiwanese government is also up in arms over satellite imagery of a missile defense system there.
And the leaks just keep on coming! By now it should be clear that Apple is having a sixth-generation iPhone assembled in Asia, and you can now add a logic board to your pile of leaked photos from the handset.
Conducting research online has changed the way we peruse information, but it's not exactly conducive to multitasking when you're flipping between windows. Between the word processor and the page you're citing, sometimes things can get a little convoluted. Fortunately, the folks at Google Docs have come up with a nifty way to do all of your research in the same window that you're typing in.