Do you back up your Mac? If a disaster takes out your hardware, will one of those polite guys from an insurance commercial appear, honoring your policy with a snap? Since that’s pure pipe dream, you’ll need to provide proof that you owned that computer—and any other items in your claim. Home Inventory provides the framework for you to catalog everything, even helping you keep track of the value of your items versus the maximum coverage of your policy. The software misses a few important options, but its simple interface and invaluable iPhone helper app make the giant task of inventorying your home manageable.
Ah, the weekend is fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean the last full week of October won’t bring a harvest of goodies before it winds to a close. Lots of free (and cheap) stuff hit the App Stores today, and we’re all geared up for iTunes Match which is running out of days to launch in “late October”. In the meantime, here’s all the news that’s fit to print for this Thursday, October 27, 2011.
Before iCloud commits our DVDs to a life of protecting tabletops from tasty beverages, DVD Ripper HD aims to help us shift their contents to our hard drives to mix with our purchases from iTunes. The app provides numerous options to convert the content of your DVDs to formats compatible with popular devices, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, and many others. Advanced features include the option to trim the original movie to a smaller section before it’s ripped and also to adjust the aspect ratio.
Take a classic arcade game premise, expand upon it the right way, and you’ve got something good. That’s what Gameloft did with Tank Battles, a top-down tank simulator that puts you in the cockpit of a World War II tank. You’ll fight through 50 campaign levels, battle against the computer in assorted random levels, play cooperatively with a second player, or get down and dirty online in Death Match, Team Death Match, or Capture the Flag. Like the arcade tank games you loved, Tank Battles sports an array of power-ups such as speed boosts, homing missiles, invisibility, flamethrowers, rockets, short-term invincibility shields, and land mines.
The big news of the day is undoubtedly Apple’s fourth-quarter results for fiscal 2011, but that’s hardly the only thing making news today. Today we’ve got a bum Apple TV update, a cool new version of Fantastical with editing support, more iPad mini rumors and more worth reading about for this fine Tuesday, October 18, 2011.
Nothing is worse in life than when you feel like you don't have any control over your electronic devices. Yeah, when the iPhone is flashing on and off and your MacBook just won't start up, you might be thinking that it's too late to really save it. A great way to prevent this from happening is to monitor your devices with free apps that can tell you what's going on under the hood. And thus...
The big news of the today is undoubtedly iOS 5 and iCloud, but Apple and its third-party developers have been pushing out updates and little pre-Halloween tricks and treats all day long as well. But that’s not the only thing going on for this mid-October hump day -- here’s the rest of the news for Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
There’s less than 24 hours before Apple’s big media event on the company’s Cupertino campus and the rumor mill is in high gear. Here’s all the news you need to know for Monday, October 3, conveniently put together in one place!
With news about the economy still as grim as Apple’s prospects in the 1990s, it’s a smart time to use your Mac to keep track of your finances. Unfortunately, that job just got harder. Quicken for Mac, the venerable personal-finance manager, was last updated when the economic meltdown was but a gleam in Wall Street’s eye. And it doesn’t even run at all on Lion (though it’s fine on Snow Leopard, thanks to Rosetta). But fear not. Change can be a good thing, and lucky for you, there are plenty of options for keeping track of all of yours.