If it's true that there's an app for everything, why can't iPhone, iPod touch or iPad users build websites on the go? Now that Jimdo has leapt from the desktop to the App Store, that dream has become a reality.
If you've never heard of IFTTT, chances are you're not really bending the internet to your will -- but starting today, you won't even need a web browser to use the service, thanks to a free iPhone app.
AOL isn't exactly the first name in innovative web services anymore, so I was surprised when I was asked to check out a new web-based email client designed to "bring visual relief to overloaded inboxes."
Admittedly, I wasn't expecting much, but Alto is every bit the radical email overhaul AOL says it is. From its vibrant, distinctive interface to its clever handling of message threads and attachments, Alto is like no other email client I have ever used. It's so different, it doesn't just feel like a new email client, it feels like a whole new form of communication.
With the June 30 deadline fast approaching, the eventual end of MobileMe is looming closer each day. Many of you have asked how to handle this change, and whether Apple will continue support for your MobileMe files and websites. Read on and we'll answer those for you, as well as show you how to backup your iDisk files to your Mac and transition your MobileMe account to iCloud for email and other Apple services.
What’ll it be: Mac or PC? Consumers have their reasons for loving or hating both platforms. When expressed in online forums and the user comment sections of websites like Mac|Life or our sister site Maximum PC, these rational talking points act to chum the digital waters, attracting the most irritating of all predators: The Fanboy. With Macs users now capable of easily running Windows and OS X on the same computer, and Windows rig owners leveraging iTunes to keep their iPads and iPhones purring along, you’d think the hostilities would be settling down.
Unfortunately, there’s a new argument to be had, and it revolves around the issue of which company, Microsoft or Apple, provides a superior cloud computing experience: SkyDrive or iCloud. While we wear our pro-Apple leanings like a badge of honor, we wouldn’t be doing our readers a service by simply declaring iCloud the single greatest cloud computing and storage platform of all time. Instead, we present you with a blow-for-blow account of how the two of the web’s most prominent cloud computing platforms -- iCloud and SkyDrive -- stack up against one another.
As you've probably already noticed, sometimes I like to use my space in Free App Friday to feature a few apps that have really tickled my fancy. There's nothing better than discovering an app that really does something wonderful to either simplify your life or give you a little smile. This week, I'd like to introduce to you three free web services that have helped me increased my productivity and enjoy the internet just a little bit more. Because in the mess of trolls, immature Redditors and salacious headlines, we all need a little refuge from the harshness of the 'net.
If you have questions -- and who doesn’t -- the website Quora is likely to have answers for you, thanks to submissions from its vast community of users, which the service calls “some of the smartest people in the world.” But what exactly is it and how can you get started using it? Much like the Quora website itself, we’re glad you asked -- and are here to help.
After months of speculation, Apple has finally announced the features of its new cloud services. Dubbed iCloud, the new service will hopefully make Apple a big contender in the online storage race, against the likes of cloud giants like Google, Amazon and DropBox. But, let's not forget that Apple's always been a part of this world. The company has a rich history of providing online services to Mac users that dates back to over a decade ago. Read along after the cut for a brief tour of some of these services that Apple's offered over the years.
There are plenty of great choices to read web content distraction-free, and two of the best are teaming up for the launch of the new Readability.com website, with the developer of Instapaper providing an official mobile app in the near future.
Connecting to web services on your home Mac over the internet can be a pain, especially if you’re having to remember your home's IP Address. This can be solved with a free solution from DynDNS. In this how-to, we’ll show you how to easily create a domain name for your home use (using DynDNS), allowing you to easily connect back to your home computers without using an IP Address.