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.
New parents: Drop those poopy diapers and head to the Mac App Store, immediately! (Or, you know, when you’re done cleaning up.) The best-selling Anne Geddes baby record book My First Five Years has now been converted to a Mac app and it looks pretty amazing. Don’t have a kid? Then gift it to someone who does! About the only way this could be even better is if they make it available for the iPad (hint, hint). While you ponder that, read on to find out what else is making news for this Thursday, April 12, 2012.
Using QuickTime Player, you can record audio from a connected device, such as a microphone, but not from an application. Workarounds for app recording exist, but they are typically pricey and complex. Piezo is neither. It’s the kind of app that looks like it’s visiting from an iPhone, and it’s as easy to use as any iOS app.
I’ve never been too paranoid about privacy. I use a club card in the grocery store, fully aware that my purchase habits are being tracked--but I don’t care if I can save a dollar on cereal. My car flies through the tollbooths at the Bay Area bridges thanks to my FasTrak device, which I guess could be used to track my movements if I ever murdered someone. Don’t worry; I’m not planning to--it’s just that I remember that happening on Law & Order once.
A battle-scarred wasteland, mutants, and an evil shadow government; cry as we might for originality in all forms of entertainment, postapocalyptic themes are more pervasive in nerd culture than black, plastic-frame glasses. Following in this great tradition comes id Software’s Rage (ported to Mac by Aspyr Media), a gorgeously rendered game that plucks liberally from the vine of similar titles--and goes nowhere with it.