Even if you have no musical abilities, your iPhone gives you the tools to create lush, multi-layered tracks in an instant, thanks to the proliferation of simple, speedy interfaces that require neither practice nor patience. Crossfader might be the best representation of this fact to date. With a brilliant concept that uses the iPhone's accelerometer to mix and mash popular tunes, the app won't teach you how to be a world-class DJ, but it will get your next party started quickly.
How many email addresses do you have? At the very least, most people have one for work, and another for home. Add in a "throwaway" address you use for shopping online, and another for your blog about puppies in Star Wars costumes and you're juggling four different inboxes. You could set all those accounts in Mail, but then you've got separate accounts to check, and separate folders to maintain for filing messages. Sparrow on your Mac and iPhone makes it easy to consolidate everything--and still maintain different addresses. Here's how.
In Apple’s eyes, there’s probably no better email client than their own. But that hasn’t stopped others from trying, and one of the more popular Mac attempts is Sparrow, which has now taken an even bolder leap from the desktop to the iPhone and iPod touch.
Despite the advent of smartphones, video chat, and instant message, email is still a major outlet of communication. With that said, it's easy to get behind on emails and have your inbox spiraling out of control. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do now to help prevent this mess. Read on to find out how.
Google’s free Gmail service is all kinds of awesome, and it’s generally
pretty darn reliable. But like any Web-based service, Gmail can go
down. These rare events are cause for amusement at Mac|Life
HQ--seriously, have you seen how Twitter freaks out when Gmail is down?
You’d think the sun and moon had collided or George Lucas had announced
a Broadway musical about the political career of Jar Jar Binks.
if you depend on Gmail for all your über-essential email, it stinks to
be kept out of your account even temporarily. Luckily, backing up Gmail
is pretty easy and won’t cost you a dime. Ready? We’ll use Mail to
store the messages and a combination of Automator and iCal to retrieve
them so you don’t even have to open Mail periodically and fetch the