Christmas is just a week away now, and it seems tech companies are having their elves work overtime in order to push out new products before the App Store shuts down for the holidays. There are even a few good deals to be found within today's news recap, especially if you're in the market for inexpensive cloud storage or unlimited streaming music over the holiday break.
Happy election day! We don't know about you, but we'll be quite happy to see those political ads leave the airwaves come Wednesday so things can get back to normal with corporations trying to sell us their wares instead. Before you head out to vote today, why not take a quick look at a handful of stories you might have missed on Monday?
It’s been quite a month for cloud services -- LogMeIn unleashed its new invite-only Cubby service back on April 12, and this week saw the arrival of both Microsoft SkyDrive and Google Cloud onto our Macs. Curious about which one is right for you? We’ll help make sense of these freshmen cloud players.
Between Dropbox and Box and SugarSync and countless others, does the world need one more cloud sharing service? The makers of LogMeIn seem to think so, which is why Cubby is being rolled out by invitation only preview today.
It’s looking like a green Christmas for those of us on the East Coast, so we can use all of the cheering up we can can get over here. Yeah, we won’t have that awful snow to shovel or plow out of our driveways when the family comes to visit, but there’s just something not quite right about a holiday weekend without the white stuff. With that in mind, let’s settle in for a short winter’s night with some tasty tech news for this fine Thursday, December 22, 2011.
LogMeIn Ignition could be considered one of the best remote desktop viewing applications currently available for the Mac and iOS, and it just got better with an update allowing remote file transfers from your computers over Wi-Fi or 3G. This functionality was added to the application a few weeks ago, along with a major user interface overhaul. If you’re new to retrieving files with LogMeIn Ignition, read on to find out about all of the new features this service currently provides.
Carrying your music around with you can be hassle, especially if you have a massive library of b-sides and rarities that you'd like to keep on your iPod for street cred, but can't exactly fit in with all the other media you have on there. Streaming your music from your home via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is actually a better idea, because you can keep all those files safely secured in a hard drive at home and spare the limited space of your iOS device. Read on to find out how to set up a VPN to play your iTunes library from anywhere you are.
I recently had a breakthrough moment that made me realize how dramatically the technology world has improved since the introduction of the iPhone. I was sitting in a taxi in New York City when my mom called me with an urgent Mac problem that needed to be solved immediately. Now, talking someone through a solution over the phone can quickly become an exercise in frustration. But not this time around.
I use a MacBook Air for work, which keeps my backpack light. I’d like your recommendation for software that will let me access my iMac at home from the MacBook Air. I just want to access the iMac to retrieve a file, maybe an email, and that’s it. I know there’s LogMeIn and Back to My Mac (I’m a MobileMe subscriber), but I’d appreciate your expert opinion.