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November 09 2011


Daily Mac App: Gelatin

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Some tasks need a really simple, straightforward, no-nonsense app to get the job done. Combining PDF files is one of those tasks, and Gelatin is the app to do it.

Preview can do a similar thing, but it's certainly not as straightforward as Gelatin. The app offers a window to drag-and-drop the files you want combined together onto. Select them in finder in the order you want them melded and ...

October 25 2011


‘Feuerwear’ schneidert iPhone-Hüllen aus Feuerwehrschläuchen

IPhoneBlog de Feuerwear

Feuerwear fertigt “Unikate aus Feuerwehrschläuchen“. Ich besitze bereits seit mehreren Jahren eine Tasche und einen Gürtel von der Firma aus Köln. (Mein) neustes Mode-Accessoire: ‘Mitch‘, die Tasche für (alle) iPhone-Versionen.

Um sein Telefon leicht aus der robusten Ummantelung zu ziehen, hilft die Lasche an der Hüllen-Oberseite. Dessen Mechanismus dürfte hinlänglich bekannt sein: Stopft man ...

October 21 2011


10-year-old girl has memorable experience at Apple Store

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

The Consumerist has posted a cute story about a 10-year-old girl whose purchasing of an iPod touch was made rather special by an Apple Store manager in Utah.

As the story goes, the particular young lady has wanted an iPod touch for quite some time. So much so that she saved her birthday and allowance money over the last 9 months so that she could finally afford to buy one for herself (I...

October 19 2011


How to secure your e-mail under Mac OS X and iOS 5 with S/MIME

Infinite Loop

As one of the oldest applications of the Internet, e-mail has never been known for having top-notch security. This reputation isn't completely undeserved: even today, anyone who knows how to bring up the preferences of a mail program can send out messages with any "From:" address they please. Ironically, such forged messages may travel to and from mail servers over...

October 10 2011


London's Covent Garden Apple Store hit by burglars

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

In what is the most high-profile Apple Store robbery to date, a gang of thugs carried out a smash-and-grab raid on London's Covent Garden Apple Store. The store, which opened fourteen months ago, is Apple's second flagship store. It was built in a remodeled 19th century building and features a glass roof over a courtyard that was originally designed for delivery of merchandise by horses.


Raven Is a New Browser for Mac That Turns Sites into Apps [Mac Downloads]


OS X: Raven is a new web browser that introduces a different way to use webapps and fits into OS X's design scheme. More »

October 09 2011


Noteshelf Records Handwritten Notes and Sketches, Automatically Syncs to Dropbox and Evernote [Ipad Downloads]


iPad: Noteshelf is a finely polished handwriting app with loads of features including 17 notebook templates, the ability to embed and annotate photos, over 450 icons, and automatic syncing to Dropbox and Evernote. More »

September 28 2011


The Interactive Vim Tutorial Teaches You How to Use Vim, the Fast, Mouseless Text Editor [Text Editors]


Vim has long been praised as one of the best text editors around, mostly for its completely mouseless navigation. However, it can be very confusing for beginners. This interactive tutorial gets you started so you can edit text files with blinding speed. More »


Three things iPads do well for seniors

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Forbes has put together an interesting list of three things the iPad does well for seniors. The writer points out that Apple's iPad makes it easy for seniors with bad eyesight to adjust the text inside apps like Safari or iBooks. Safari's pinch to zoom text adjustment is especially easy compared to iBooks because there are no menu button commands to tap.

Forbes relates a touching story of a...


How to Automatically Download Movies as Soon as They're Released with CouchPotato [Downloads]


Windows/Mac/Linux: If you just saw an awesome movie in the theaters and want it on your computer as soon as possible, free app CouchPotato will look for it on Usenet and automatically download it as soon as a copy is available online. More »

September 24 2011


Iomega eGo Helium Portable Hard Drive: Small, solid and secure

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

I have a pile of small USB-powered hard drives that I use to back up various devices. All of them are inexpensive, have somewhat limited storage, and are encased in plastic. The latter feature always makes me apprehensive about traveling with the drives, as they just don't seem to be sturdy enough for a lot of handling. The Iomega eGo Helium Portable Hard Drive ($149.99 for 1 TB, $99.99 for ...


Griffin Elan Passport folio for iPad 2: Classy and practical protection

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

It's no secret that I have a thing for leather ... leather iPad cases, that is. I like the feel, the aroma, and the warmth that seems to come with natural leather. Griffin Technology has added a new folio case for the iPad 2 to its lineup of protection products. The Elan Passport (US$49.95) is a nice looking, slim, and practical leather folio for iPad 2 users.


All folio cases are...

September 23 2011


Change the Mission Control and Dashboard Background in Mac OS X Lion [Mac OS X]


If you're not a big fan of the gray fabric background that lines Mission Control (and some other parts of OS X Lion), our favorite hackintosher tonymacx86 has figured out how to change it and it's pretty easy. Here's how to do it. More »

August 30 2011


Contact sync between Google Apps, Gmail, and Mac

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

I am trying to find a way to keep my address book in sync across my:

  • iPad
  • MacBook Air
  • MacBook Pro
  • iMac
  • Google Apps account
  • Gmail account

as well as my wife's

  • iPhone
  • MacBook
  • Google Apps account
  • Gmail account

(Aside: by "Gmail account" I mean a regular Google account, as opposed to a "Google Apps" account. Most people interact with it through their...

August 29 2011


Adobe releases a PDF creator for iOS

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Given the history between Adobe and Apple, this might be kind of surprising, but it happened anyway. Adobe has released an app for iPhone and iPad called CreatePDF that allows you to make and edit your own PDF files, right on iOS. The app can be used to open up any number of document formats, and then uses Adobe's own conversion services to assemble them however you want into a full PDF...

August 27 2011


Third Apple co-founder sold 10% stake to avoid paper pushing, risk


Ron Wayne, the Apple co-founder who sold his 10 percent stake in Apple for just $2,300, said in an interview this week that he backed out of the company because he feared his role would involve shuffling papers for the rest of his life.

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August 23 2011


‘Glassboard’ – private Gruppen-Chats

IPhoneBlog de Glassboard

Brent Simmons, ehemaliger NetNewsWire-Veteran, startet mit Glassboard (kostenlos; App Store-Link) eine private Gruppen-Chat-App. Die Idee bekam erst vorgestern, als Skype für 85 Millionen US-Dollar GroupMe aufkaufte, abermals Wind in die Segel. Fast in Vergessenheit geraten ist bei all den Google Huddles und Facebook Messages die private Komponente – eine möglicherweise aussterbende...

August 19 2011


HP's webOS Reportedly Runs Significantly Faster on iPad 2 Than on TouchPad

MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

HP's startling disclosure yesterday that it is looking into a sale or spinoff of its PC business and is discontinuing its webOS-based hardware program has sent shock waves through the industry. One of the more curious aspects of the move is HP's plans for webOS, the company's mobile operating system that it obtained with last year's $1.2 billion purchase of Palm and relaunched on new Pre...

August 18 2011


Daily Mac App: Sunset

TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Sunset brightness adjuster

Sometimes your screen is just too bright in the evenings. For the sake of your eyes, Sunset lets you reduce the brightness of your monitor below that of the standard brightness controls and without having to adjust the backlight.

If you reduce the brightness of your screen using the on-board controls, what you're doing is reducing the brightness of the backlight bulbs or LEDs behind the...

August 01 2011


Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Best Free Mac Downloads [Downloads]


Looking for a few great, free apps to beef up your Mac? We've got you covered with our annual Lifehacker Pack for Mac. Here are the best OS X downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more. More »

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