There’s plenty to like about the iTunes Store--it’s a one-stop shop for DRM-free music, loads of TV shows and movies, and more apps than we could ever want to use. There’s even tons of free stuff. But the thing that really irks us is the store itself, which you have to search using iTunes, a process that’s cumbersome, sluggish, and often downright infuriating. The idea behind Tunesque is to search the iTunes Store outside of iTunes, making the process far more efficient.
It’s the final Friday in April, and our news recap has a couple of deals, Java news, a Mac App Store milestone and new rumblings of that Apple HDTV that so many of us want to prop up in our living rooms later this year along with the Christmas trimmings. We’ll be back with one last April recap on Monday, so for now read all about the five things making news on this Friday, April 27, 2012.
Many moons ago, I installed an iPhone app called TwitFire. All it did was send a tweet without showing me the Twitter timeline first, but it was surprisingly useful, enabling me to broadcast a single thought to the world without getting distracted by all the other messages. QuickMailer does the same thing for email on your Mac. The idea is that you use a keyboard shortcut or click a menu bar icon, bang out a quick email, optionally add an attachment, and then send it. Since you don’t have to open Mail itself, you can avoid getting bogged down replying to other emails that might cry out for your attention.
Photographers have never had it so good. There’s no fumbling around installing new film, no saving a few shots on the roll “just in case,” and no disappointment when you get your prints back and your photos didn’t turn out like you expected. Shooting digitally gives you convenience, previews, and almost limitless shots--but it doesn’t give you warmth and character.
There are only a few apps we’d want to take with us on a desert island, but one of them is 1Password, the acclaimed cross-platform login and password manager for desktop and mobile devices. Now, security expert Norton has decided to challenge the best with its new Identity Safe.
Happy Friday, dear readers! Have we got a doozy of a recap for you today -- it’s got a little bit of everything, but mostly a whole bunch of savings for indie Mac games, and even a tip on how to start wiping out all that AT&T text messaging spam that you may be getting. It’s the perfect way to end the week, so kick up your feet and get reading on this Friday, April 20, 2012.
Final Cut Pro X will celebrate its first anniversary in June, and the app has grown considerably in nearly 10 months. Apple has announced more big features to come later this year, but the real question is: Will professional users stick around long enough to use them?
Seems like everyone has some big game or app news today, so with today being a rather slow news day anyway, today’s recap is all about apps and games -- but we couldn’t help but slip one app-related news story into the mix that should make Instagram fans chuckle. Can you spot it among the rest of the day’s news for Thursday, April 19, 2012?
The Harry Potter franchise has joined the echelon of culturally significant properties inhabited by Star Wars and others, and while the fervor may have subsided slightly since the last film hit the big screen, there’s no denying the Hogwarts crew’s staying power. So, it should come as no surprise that developer Traveller’s Tales has expanded its LEGO games lineup with a second Potter title, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7--a retread of its predecessor’s approach, sure, but there’s still plenty here to attract avid fans.
The annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show is officially underway in Las Vegas, and pro editor Larry Jordan has hit the ground running by documenting an on-the-record pow-wow with Apple discussing the future of Final Cut Pro X.