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The best apps, the ones we end up using every day, are almost always the most simple of creations. A good, simple app is like a good, simple kitchen tool: it just feels right in your hand, and you don’t need to make any extra movements to get it working. [...]Read More »
Is this a Mac fail or Norton fail? Maybe both.Read More »
THX, the sound design company that was originally founded as a division for George Lucas’ Lucasfilm, has filed suit against Apple for allegedly infringing on one of their patents, specifically for ”Narrow profile speaker configurations and systems.”
U.S. Patent No. 7,433,483 is described as a method to enhance sound quality [...]Read More »
After it was announced earlier this month that Google would be discontinuing its Google Reader service, fans of Reader freaked out. A petition to save Reader has already reached over 100,00 signatures, but it is unclear whether Google will extend the life of the service based on fan outcry alone.[...]Read More »
Everyone who has a job wants a way to do their job more efficiently. Feeling more productive is simply a matter of taking control of your to-do lists and keeping your projects moving smoothly. There are all kinds of tools out there that can help you maintain your to-do [...]Read More »
There’s something wonderfully satisfying and addictive about “three-in-a-row” matching games. Sliding tiles into place, watching them collapse down…it’s mindless and still tons of fun. I mostly play these types of matching games on my phone, but I recently found a matching game that’s good enough to play on my Mac. [...]Read More »
Google Reader is on its last breathe. RSS fiends need to find a substitute. I’m sure among the multiple thousands heads we have here on dotTech we can figure out viable — maybe even better — alternatives to Google Reader. So let ‘em rip. In the comments below, share with [...]Read More »
Anyone who feels Mac “doesn’t get viruses” hasn’t heard of ‘Pintsized.A’, a new trojan that bypasses Mac security measures
Remember that hack marathon earlier this year that saw Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft compromised? Yeah, well, the breach occurred courtesy infected Macs. And now researchers have identified the malware that infected these Macs — ‘Pintsized.A’.
Pintsized.A is a new trojan that specifically targets Mac OS X. It isn’t entirely [...]Read More »
Poor computer-challenged grandma.Read More »
There are tons of barcode scanners on the App Store, but not many that will beam info from your iPhone to your Mac. If you have need of such an app, check out Kinoni Barcode Reader, a Mac app that works with a corresponding iOS app.[...]
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[Windows] TunnelBear is an excellent VPN — fast, easy-to-use, secure, and private [Android, iOS, Mac OS X]
Maybe you are on a public network and want to protect your privacy. Maybe you are at work and want to access blocked websites. Maybe you live in a country where the government takes part in active Internet censorship. Maybe you just want to stay anonymous while surfing the web. [...]Read More »
Like most Americans, I studied a second language in high school (and a third in college.) And like most Americans, I rarely have an excuse to practice my language skills. Mac apps and smartphone apps have gone a long way towards helping people like me to keep language skills fresh, [...]Read More »
[iOS] Cloak is “the easiest VPN you’ve ever used”, aims to keep you safe on unsecure public WiFi [Mac OS X]
Public Wi-Fi…it’s a bit like a public toilet, really. You never know what you’re gonna walk in on. Some public Wi-Fi is wonderful…but other spots are a bit questionable. If you spend a lot of time in coffee shops, restaurants, libraries, or other public Wi-Fi areas, you need to make [...]Read More »
I hate not being able to find something that I know I just saw on my Mac a couple of days ago. It drives me crazy! When a file goes missing, and I can’t find it with Spotlight and Finder, I’m usually stumped. I can sometimes find a copy of [...]Read More »
Do you still have Java installed? Then you probably want to know that yet another zero-day Java vulnerability is found, and unlike the two vulnerabilities discovered earlier this week by Security Explorations, this vulnerability is being exploited in-the-wild effectively making it a new zero-day attack aimed at Java users.
According [...]Read More »
[Mac OS X] Control your audio and video players with “Kinect for OS X”, aka Flutter (uses camera as motion sensor)
You guys, I just wanna be Tony Stark. Every time I watch an “Iron Man” flick, I long for the ability to control my computers and devices with gestures, just like Mr. Stark himself. I think we’re all pretty disappointed with what Kinect can do, but there are plenty of [...]Read More »
If you thought controlling your to-do list Minority Report-style was awesome, you won’t have to wait much longer for futuristic gestures to take over your computer.
Leap Motion has just announced that their motion controller — which works with Windows and Mac OS X computers — will be available on [...]Read More »
If you’ve never heard of the Leap Motion controller, it’s pretty similar to Microsoft’s Kinect. Only it’s smaller and much more accurate, making it a great device to use to augment the way you use your PC.
One great way to show off the Leap Motion is by demonstrating how [...]Read More »
Guess what? Adobe Flash is being hit with in-the-wild attacks (again); update to latest version to stay safe
Java. Flash. Java. Flash. Java. Flash. It seems like these two take turns in making your system vulnerable to attack. Sometimes they even misbehave at the same time, like today. As mentioned earlier today, two new vulnerabilities have been discovered in Java. Now it is Flash’s turn.
Adobe just announced [...]Read More »
This is getting old: New zero-day vulnerabilities found in latest versions of Java, including Java 7 Update 15
Still have Java installed on your computer or enabled in your browser? Then you should know new vulnerabilities have been discovered in the latest versions of Java. Again.
The current latest version of Java is Java 7 Update 15, which includes the most recent patch Oracle issues on February 19. [...]Read More »
If you’ve ever wanted to set your own custom push notifications and sound alerts on your iPhone or iPad, there’s a Mac App that can help you out. It’s called WeNotify, and it was developed by Eurosmartz.
What is it and what does it do
WeNotify lets [...]Read More »
In a statement released yestreday, Apple has disclosed that a number of their employees’ Macs have been compromised by malware through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers.
The website that was infected and considered responsible for hosing the malware has been identified as ‘iPhoneDevSDK’, an online forum for [...]Read More »
Is there any point to a personal finance that’s only available on one device? I certainly don’t think so. Sometimes, you want to be able to make notes on your spending habits when you’re out and about, while other times you want to sit quietly at your computer and give [...]Read More »
After watching “The Avengers” about a bajillion times, I’m still jonesing for an app that will let me “swipe” files and images between devices with a single gesture, just like Tony Stark does with Bruce Banner in the SHEILD Helicarrier laboratory. Til I can get my hands on that futuristic [...]Read More »
I have heard of a lot of internet browsers, but I had never heard of Columbus Browser. So when I came across it, I was looking forward to giving it a try. It’s not so much that I am unhappy with the current browser I am using (SeaMonkey). In [...]Read More »
Photo sharing apps are easy to find on the App Store, but it’s less common to find an app that has both mobile and Mac versions. If you already use Loops on your iPhone or iPad, you should definitely check out Loops for your Mac. Loops is the fun, safe [...]Read More »
I can’t name a single person in my social circle who doesn’t yearn to be more productive during their working day. One of the reigning kings of the productivity world is a little thing called the Pomodoro Technique. A look around the Mac App store shows tons of Pomodoro-themed timer [...]Read More »
32% of computers around the world are infected with viruses and malware, according to Panda Security
Most anti-virus companies like to release yearly reports based on their findings throughout the year. Panda Security is no exception and has released its ’2012 Annual Security Report’. In this report you will find some stats that may or may not shock you.
Of all the computers scanned by Panda [...]Read More »
Attacks on Java may be subsided for a few days but the other kink in your armor — Flash — is now under attack. Adobe has released a security bulletin notifying Windows and Mac OS X users to update to Flash 11.5.502.149 because of an ongoing attack targeting Windows and [...]Read More »
I am a firm believer that there are great browsers out there that many of us have not tried. Don’t get me wrong, I like Chrome and Firefox as much as the next guy. That being said, I enjoy using SeaMonkey and Maxthon more. However, there are still a number [...]Read More »
I miss physical photo albums. Not often, but on occasion. One of the things I miss most is seeing handwritten notes on the backs of photos, particularly in my parent’s old albums. Yeah, modern photos have plenty of annotations of their own, but there’s something that’s still nice about the [...]Read More »
I‘ve always toyed with the idea of making my own video game. For a long time, I supposed that I would just have to create an old-school text adventure game, since my programming skills are pretty darn meager. But then I heard about a really cool program for Windows [...]Read More »
There’s a spot in my house that gets an absolutely abysmal Wi-Fi signal. Unfortunately, that spot just happens to be my bedroom. On the one hand, it makes me get up in the morning when I want to check my email. But on the other hand, there are mornings when [...]Read More »
Microsoft’s latest version of Office is here, it’s in the cloud, and it costs $100 per year for 5 computers
Microsoft has announced that Office 2013 and Office 365 are now available for purchase on Office.com and in retail stores across 162 countries. When you purchase your copy and unbox it at home, don’t be surprised if you don’t find the usual DVD inside it. It was never there, and [...]Read More »