Summertime means longer days, temperate nights, and plenty of outside time. If you're not currently suffering from blazing hot temperatures or suffocating humidity, then you might be outside enjoying a ride on your bike or a leisurely stroll through the park. And chances are, you probably brought your iPhone along for the ride, too. Well, read ahead to grab hold of four free applications that can make your outside travels more pleasurable and productive.
Google may have been shut out from the iPhone with Google Voice, but a new video and screenshots appear to show an as-yet unreleased application for the Mac which seems to leverage the service with their Gizmo5 acquisition from late last year.
Last week, we were discussing writers as a tortured bunch, but maybe we jumped to conclusions. After all, isn't it the artists that are the tortured ones? No matter. As long as they've got the proper mediums to express themselves, the Internet will gladly receive any expression of their many, varied emotions. The tortured artist is nothing without his precious Macintosh. And here are a few applications (and a web app!) that will surely bring out that inner artist.
Apple has just release its latest software update for the Snow Leopard operating systems with fixes that will squash bugs related to the Mac keyboard and trackpad becoming unresponsive, as well as a glitch that keeps Adobe's Creative Suite 3 from opening. Safari 5 is also included in this 315MB update and it's available now.
The following glitches have also been fixed:
- issues with copying, renaming and deleting files on SMB file servers - more reliable VPN connections - playback issues in DVD player with the Good Quality setting - issues with editing photos using iPhone or Aperture in full screen mode - compatibility with braille displays
The iPad brought a revolution to food lovers and experimental cooks everywhere because of its touchscreen hardware and wealth of accommodating apps. Well, what better way to implement technology into your kitchen life than with free applications? We scoped three extremely helpful and utilitarian apps that will help you cook, bake, melt, marinate, and whatever else it is that you do in the kitchen, as well as keep tabs on your favorite recipe.
It’s a given that Mac users have less to worry about with viruses and spyware than our Windows brethren, but the times they are a-changing, if a security memo issued today from Intego is any indication.
With summer fast approaching, and a well-deserved three-day weekend just around the corner, we thought we'd equip you with a few free apps that help you learn more about the world above us--the stars. The galaxy is a place in a long, long time ago that's far, far away and though there's no epic John Williams music blasting through our brains when we're staring up above it, there's definitely plenty to learn about. And if you're not interested in the stars, then maybe you can use these apps as ideas to spark up conversations at future cocktail parties.