When is free not exactly “free”? Apparently, Apple’s iWork and iLife apps fall into this category, given that they come with one big “gotcha”: You’ll need to purchase a new Mac or iOS device to get them free, and you'll only receive the apps for that given platform. But it seems Cupertino may have left a loophole for at least three of those apps on the Mac, and our Wednesday recap explains how it works.
Apple and Samsung may dominate the smartphone market right now, but Mozilla thinks its Firefox OS has a fighting chance against contenders to that throne -- but first it will have to get past Windows Phone and BlackBerry.
The debut of a new font may not seem like much cause for celebration these days, but when the company is Adobe and the font in question marks the first time they've released an open source type family, we're inclined to pay attention.
Between the failure of Palm’s webOS platform after HP took over and that company’s ongoing financial headaches, the news that most of the remaining development team for the open-source Enyo framework is heading for the exits should be little surprise.
It’s been an interesting week in the tech world, particularly for fans of “personalized reader” apps who now have a trio of solid choices that work on screens small and large (thanks to the new Google Currents and both Zite and Flipboard going universal on the iPhone). Hey, maybe you’re even reading this right now from your Currents app -- if so, you probably want to get on with the day’s news, so here’s the best and brightest from Friday, December 9, 2011.
If it's one thing that really grinds my gears, it's how Outlook manages to crash every morning -- like clockwork -- as I'm doing my daily email rounds. I keep sending Microsoft those Error Reports, but nothing! The other thing that really gets me are Word and Excel's memory-hogging tendencies. And maybe I need more RAM to get things going a little faster, but not everyone is capable of such an upgrade just to get a few "simple" applications to go a little faster. If you're just as fed up as I am, here's a few open source alternatives that don't hog your resources and do the exact same job.
When there's just not enough cash in the bank and you're in a bind, the last thing you're able to do is drop a ton of money for pricey software like Adobe Creative Suite. And sometimes, the professional-grade stuff is too much overkill for simple tasks like putting together a poster, blurring out a license plate in a photo or cropping out a shaky part of your vacation video. So that's what open source software is for. While they're sometimes not the most stable of applications, they're free and they oftentimes get the job done, just like their paid-for counterparts.
We compiled a list of some of the best open source Adobe Creative Suite alternatives. Cycle through for alternatives to Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator and more!
In the world of Mac audio editing software, you’ll need to take out a bank loan in order to enjoy high-end software such as Apple’s Soundtrack Pro or Bias Peak. Thankfully, there’s a free, open source solution available -- and here are a few tips for getting started with it.
Late Friday, Apple finally pulled the VLC app after receiving a complaint two months earlier from a single developer involved in the creation of the original open-source VLC code over breach of the GNU Public License -- but the app is available again, at least to jailbreakers, via Cydia.