Another July day and still no OS X Mountain Lion? Well, the wait appears to soon be over, which means developers should step up releasing updates to support Apple's latest big cat, and we've got one of them in today's recap, Mountain Lion Cache Cleaner. But enough of our yakkin', let's get straight to the news for this terrific Tuesday, July 24, 2012!
"She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes… she'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes!" We speak, of course, of OS X Mountain Lion, Apple's latest and greatest version of Mac OS X which is expected later this month from the Mac App Store. And the furry gal is now closer than ever, with word that the gold master is now being pushed out to developers today. Didn't hear the news? Then be sure to read on and find out what else is making news for Monday, July 9, 2012...
Favs is an app nobody should need. You should be able to flag favorites on social networks and almost instantly find your curated content at a later date, no matter how far into the past it was defined. But back here on Planet Reality, favorites rapidly disappear from view, becoming difficult to find once they’re more than a few days old. And if you engage with several social networks, you have the added complication of remembering which one you should start searching in.
Brookstone has some cool new gadgets on the way, Apple employees are getting a hefty discount on their next Mac or iPad, Tweetbot for Mac may be on the way and OMG! There's a new Centipede game in the App Store from Atari! Excuse us, we've got to go now… sorry for the rush, just sit back and enjoy the news for Thursday, June 21, 2012, won't you?
We are increasingly encouraged by social networks to flag things we find online that we like. The Facebook "Like" button is now almost ubiquitous, popping up on myriad websites, but you’ll also find similar functionality in Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and many other networks.
How much is your time worth? That’s the question posed by SaneBox, an email utility that promises to save you gobs of time by sorting through your email and separating the important stuff from, well, the other 93 percent. It’s such a simple idea, and yet other services (including heavyweights like Gmail) have failed to pull it off. But SaneBox gets it right, and packs in extra features that leave us wondering how we ever got along without it.
Apple hasn’t historically been too generous with freebies, especially when it comes to the App Store, which the company maintains with a pretty much hands-off attitude. But that may be changing, with a new “Free App of the Week” section now available.
There are plenty of iOS apps for forecasting the weather, but few of them carry the weight of The Weather Channel itself -- and now the cable channel’s own App Store entry has received a slick update, at least for the free version.
It’s hard to believe in the 21st century that train conductors are still punching tickets, but it appears that era has finally come to an end for Amtrak, who is rolling out iPhones to 1,700 conductors for a digital check-in process this summer. Hey, that makes us want to book a ticket to some far-off destination -- until we realize it’s actually cheaper to do that on a plane, and you’ll get there a whole lot faster. Oh well. In the meantime, here’s the rest of the tech news for Monday, May 7, 2012.