Being in the post-PC world is fantastic: you can easily carry your information with you in easy-to-handle devices, like iPhones and iPads, and if the need arises, you can wirelessly transmit that information to your widescreen TV via AirPlay--as long as that TV’s connected to an Apple TV. I don’t know about you, but that’s one heck of a frustrating limitation.
For those about to rock, Altec Lansing’s inAir 5000 is a glorious set of AirPlay speakers. Setup is easy. Download a free app for your iOS device, plug that in to the speaker, and walk through the couple of steps it takes to name the device and connect it to your Wi-Fi network. You can also configure it by connecting to a network it creates temporarily through a browser on your computer, or using WPS on supported routers. You can then send music wirelessly straight from an iOS device running iOS 4.2—which can only stream to one speaker at a time—or by streaming music to one or more speakers from iTunes on your Mac or PC.
It's never been easier to stay in touch with coworkers (and everyone else), and it doesn't have to cost a small fortune either. There are a myriad of apps available that can help you stay connected, focused, and productive on your iOS device while you're out of the office or working from home. Here's a long listing of apps for your iPhone and iPad that are essential for working outside of the office.
Tedious tasks like resizing and watermarking photos are just begging for a batch processor. Newcomer Convert from CF/X can handle that. You can resize photos by height and width, in pixels or by a set percentage, or crop photos to a specific set of dimensions.
The summer is starting to heat up. We just got off the All Things Digital Conference and we're winding up for the final stretch before WWDC 2012 crushes out the news cycle. Is it the calm before the storm? Not quite, as a few news waves were made and we found a few apps worth your notice. Plus, you could have bid on these killer shades.
Working remotely is only practical if you can stay in touch with family, friends, and colleagues, sharing files and ideas in real time. That means having some way of efficiently sharing documents--one that’s as simple from an iPad at home as it is from your Mac or PC back at the office. Here, you’re spoiled for choice.
Time Machine is great for keeping a local backup of your system, but if you're rather not worry about having a physical drive plugged in all the time you might want to consider an online solution instead. There are plenty of over-the-air (OTA) backup solutions, though not all are very affordable for a small smattering of system files. Fortunately, there are services like CrashPlan, which offers free back up to multiple place. Read on, and we'll show you how to set it all up.
Given the span of time between iterations, writing about Diablo III with the expectation that you've played the prior games is probably unfair. As hard as it is for series die-hards to imagine, 11 years is a sufficient amount of time to assume an entirely new generation is just now experiencing the role-playing dungeon crawler for the first time. Moreover, Blizzard apparently felt the same way. Despite a somewhat simplified interface and a troublesome dependence upon online connectivity, the storied developer has yet again crafted one of the most addictive video games in history.
It wasn’t that long ago that a terabyte seemed like an impossibly huge amount of data. But oh how things change. iTunes Match supports large music libraries of up to 25,000 tracks, and with Apple TV’s new support for 1080p HD content, we’re regularly adding Mad Men episodes to our libraries that can be nearly 2GB each. Thankfully, the Mercury Elite Pro offers plentiful storage in a sturdy, versatile package that fits the needs of even the most voracious media consumer.
iOS devices are great for showing off your photos to family members because of it’s ease of use and fluidity when perusing your photos. However, most of us don’t carry around our entire iPhoto library on our iPhone or iPad because of space limitations and Photo Stream's limited quanity. Fortunately, with the help of an application like Blinq, you can remotely access your entire iPhoto or Aperture library from home via your iOS device.