People say to us all the time, "Why are you always playing on your phone?" Ha! Joke's on them, because our phone isn't just a pocket arcade. We're blogging, making music, scheduling doctor's appointments, taking notes on our screenplay, digging deep in cloud storage or on our home computers for work files, and tons of other things. If you're productivity-obsessed like we are, then you'll love this week's batch of price cuts that turn your iPhone or iPad into a tool for getting things done.
If you’ve written off web apps as underpowered imitations of desktop software, think again. Many of today’s web apps are as good as their Finder-bound counterparts, and some even do your work for you! Web apps are convenient, too: since they live in the cloud with their related files, you can run them in a browser on almost any computer without worrying about backups or hunting through hard drives for important documents. Best of all, many web apps are free, and allow you to pay for more advanced features as you go, if and when you need them.
Over the next few pages, we’ll uncover some of the best web apps available—ones that can perform the most important tasks in your digital lifestyle. You might think that only desktop software can handle them, but read on. That notion is about to change.
Like Captain Ahab from Moby Dick, we relentlessly seek our own white whale: A way to curate digital photos on the Mac, sync them to the cloud, and make the whole collection accessible from iOS. All of the services we’ve caught in our net thus far have been tossed overboard, but another has now surfaced on the horizon. Picturelife may not completely live up to “white whale” status, but it’s definitely worth harpooning. With the right subscription plan, we can upload even a massive library to the cloud (with a few caveats), complete with automatic organization and duplicate detection while backing up images stored across multiple social networks.
We've got an army of Mac minis this week, as Apple opens the gates of Refurbia and gives you all the computing power you need in a little tiny box. We've got a few more surprises under the fold, but really, check out these minis. You just wanna squeeze 'em!
While Instagram’s soaring popularity would have you believe it’s God’s gift to photography, there are plenty of other options available for iOS. Narrowing that ever-increasing list down to something truly great — especially for the iPad — is another story entirely. Available in three flavors for Mac, iPhone/iPod touch, or iPad, MacPhun’s FX Photo Studio has long been one of the better choices available. With support for iOS 6, iPad mini and Retina Display, in one fell swoop FX Photo Studio HD 5.0 breathes new life into one of the most powerful methods for editing photos you’ll find on the iPad.
Professional image editing jumped onto tablets in early 2012 with Adobe Photoshop Touch, but smartphones remained curiously absent from the company’s finger-friendly party. That’s all changed with this year’s debut of a phone-specific version, but are digital artists ready to create on a palette that fits in the palm of their hand?
The great Twitter vs. Instagram battle of 2012 rages forward. While Twitter has removed Instagram cards from its service, Instagram decided to nix in-stream Instagram photos all-together. But just moments ago, Twitter has revealed an update to its iOS and Android apps which allows users to filter images right within Twitter itself.
It hasn’t been quite a full year since Adobe last released a new version of its consumer-centric image editor, Photoshop Elements. During this time, the company has worked hard to incorporate more code from its big brother, and the impressive results are available now.
There are many apps available for iPad photo enhancement, but few of them come with the pedigree of Tiffen, a company practically synonymous with optical filters for cameras. Can the company’s digital equivalent live up to the same storied reputation?
We've got some super huge names with super awesome sales this week. If you like gaming, if you like hiking, if you like shooting baddies in the face, then this is your week. So get those iTunes gift cards out or break out that credit card, because this week's deals are gonna want to make you spend like a sailor. Ahoy, deals ahead!