As weekends go, the first one in April was relatively quiet for technology news. But fear not: We've managed to bring together a handful of noteworthy stories you might have missed from the last week, even if they didn't all go down on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Ready to begin? We thought you might be, so read on...
CloudClipboard is a clever app designed to save whatever you’ve copied into the memory of your iOS device or Mac (using that version of the app) and sync it effortlessly through your iCloud account to all your other devices, be it iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. The way it works is really simple: copy something – be it text, a URL, image, or a web-clip (part of a section of a webpage you can copy) – and then switch to CloudClipboard and that content is automatically added to it.
We've seen so many slick and beautifully manicured iPhone apps over the years that it's rare to be wowed by a newcomer. However, Vine does just that when you first pop it open, immediately launching a brief shared video clip without hesitation. And assuming you have a half-decent Wi-Fi or cellular signal going, it simply doesn't stop as you scroll down the feed, with each subsequent six-seconds-or-less clip loading quickly and without prompt, giving you a very small window into the life of whoever was on the other side of that iPhone. Finally, somebody nailed the Instagram-for-video concept. Granted, that "somebody" is Twitter.
While most of the news about Final Cut Pro X in recent months has been focused on companies abandoning the platform for rival Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple has continued to deliver improvements, including a laundry list of changes this week.
iTunes Sharing enables you to easily share your iTunes media library with up to five computers. It's simple to set up, and once you do so you can push music to any compatible device within your network. Read on to learn how.
IFTTT is not only a programming acronym for “If this then that,” it is also an online service that allows you to create "recipes" that automate your various social networks to perform functions like sending your posted Instagram photos immediately to your Dropbox, or blogging the latest link you favorited on Tumblr. Read on to find out how to create your own automated "recipes" and get the most out of this free service.
Whether you’re moving to a new Mac, or just switching up that machine that you sync your iOS or iPod device with, moving your library can be a daunting task. Fortunately, the process is relatively straight-forward once you understand a few basics of how iTunes stores your data. The method that we’ll use in this article not only copies your audio and media files over, it also retains your ratings and playlists. Follow along with this guide to move your iTunes library to another computer.
Despite Facebook's massive buyout and its rollout onto Android, we love Instagram. It's a fun blend of simple photography and social networking. But that doesn't mean there aren't some worthy alternatives to our favorite photo sharing service. While we can't see ourselves leaving Instagram anytime soon (none of these apps feature editing tools or filters, for instance), there are four social photo-sharing services worth checking out in the App Store.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
File permissions are important to utilize on a computer with more than one login because they keep certain user from accessing files or folders with sensitive information. Occasionally, you may need to give someone access to these particular files, and that’s when knowing how to use this tool could come in handy. Using an administrator account and the chmod command, you can “change the mode” of files and folders, which will allow other uers to read, write, or execute certain files.
Read on to learn all about file permissions and how you can change them through the command line.
These days, it seems that we spend more time uploading and sharing photos to multiple websites than actually interacting with the people we're sharing with. That is, unless you get on board with an online service called Pixelpipe, which enables you to share content with multiple services.