If you haven't already read the harrowing story of what happened to a Wired editor when hackers exploited a few security flaws, then you owe it to yourself. It's rather terrifying, how porous our online digital lives can be, but luckily we also have an article on there to help boost your online security a little and give you a bit more control. It's the least we could do.
The arrival of a new Apple television commercial is always cause for celebration (with the possible exception of those recent "Mac Guy" spots), and this week brings yet another focused on the iPad experience.
Apple continues to roll out celebrity-powered television commercials for Siri, with the latest starring film director Martin Scorsese as he maneuvers the mean streets of New York in a taxi cab, with Siri helping guide the way.
Spool, a popular DVR-like service for online video content, disappeared off the web without much notice earlier this week. Fortunately, registered users were emailed their bookmarks for safekeeping before the service shutdown, but users were left scrambling to figure out another way to get their videos in a system to watch later.
There is another alternative. Pocket, also formerly known as Read It Later, allows users to import their bookmarks into the service. While Pocket isn’t an identical replacement for Spool, it will allow you to sync your saved content to your iOS device for later viewing. Oh, and did we mention it’s free?
Read on and we'll show you how to get thost beloved Spool features with Pocket.
If you've held out on the Angry Birds phenomenon but were curious as to what it was all about, here's your chance to find out for no investment but your time. That's right, the Seasons version of one of the top selling App Store games of all time, the cultural touchstone of the iPhone age, is free whether you go big or you go little. But don't let the hype around that blind you to these other fantastic free and price cut apps.
iOS users, remain calm! Yet another of your favorite apps has made the leap to the dark side (i.e., Android) -- but the developers of Flipboard have released an App Store update that keeps feature parity with the new Googleicious version.
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.