I’m always looking for fun new features that will make my music listening experience better. Music apps are a dime-a-dozen for iOS, but there are not a whole lot of good music apps for the Mac. There are even fewer good free music apps.
Mac users, celebrate. A new and classy email client has just hit the Mac App Store. If you are tired of the native Mail app on OS X, or are a recovering Sparrow victim, you now have more choices.
Airmail is an OS X email client that offers a clean, attractive look, plus all of the features you’d like to see in a mail client. Not only can you have multiple accounts from different mail services, but you can also individually adjust the settings on each account. Your email experience may never be the same again… Read More
From time to time, Apple updates its iTunes marketing requirements. The goal is to provide the most accurate and reliable descriptions for the mobile applications, movies, television shows, songs and other media content types customers download from iTunes.
In the most recent example, the iPhone maker has reportedly taken issue with app blurbs. Long story short, Apple is no longer willing to turn a blind eye on luring would-be buyers with “enhanced” app descriptions that contain exclamation marks, stars, smileys and other special characters.
The change was communicated via the iTunes Connect web portal, a venue registered iOS developers use exclusively to upload their submissions and iTunes marketing materials… Read More
Just a few moments ago, Apple released an update to Mountain Lion — OS X 10.8.3. The update, which has been in beta since December of 2012, brings quite a few new changes into the fold.
The main people that will be happy with this update are Boot Camp users. First of all, Windows 8 is now supported with Boot Camp, which is obviously a big deal for those of you who dual boot your Macs. Secondly, Boot Camp now supports Macs with a 3TB drive. Check inside for more details on the release… Read More
Do you hate digging around in menus but have trouble memorizing all the key combinations for your most frequently used programs? Hotkeys is an app that allows you to use your iPad as a programmable shortcut keyboard, which comes with shortcut packs for Mac OS X and Photoshop preloaded.
While the preloaded packs are decent, you can also edit the packs to your liking or create your own packs from scratch. If you’re a gamer, you might also find the labelled shortcuts handy… Read More
Transloader is a new Mac app available on the Mac App Store, which allows you to remotely download files to your Mac via an iOS app. The two apps speak to each other via iCloud, with the iOS app acting as a means to forward a download URL for the listening client running on the Mac.
If you’re like me and always on the go, Transloader is a great way to save time by downloading files while away from the home or office. Take a look at our video walkthrough inside for a glance into how it works. Read More
A while back we brought you a look at Preview Maker — a jailbreak app that allows you to doctor up your screenshots with the body of the iPhone.
That app continues to work well, but what if your device isn’t jailbroken? Of course, you can always fire up Photoshop, but there is a much faster alternative, and it’s dedicated to making your iOS screenshots look better.
Screentaker is the solution to that problem. It’s a Mac app that has been available for some time now; perhaps you already use it? At any rate, it continues to be one of the simplest methods for dressing up iOS screenshots, making them look more professional. Read More
Creating a USB install drive is one of the simplest ways to ensure that a fresh clean installation of OS X Mountain Lion is only a few steps away. Gone are the clunky days of using CDs to reinstall an OS.
Inside, we’ll show you how to setup your very own OS X Mountain Lion USB installation drive, using an easy to follow video walkthrough. Read More
Something went amiss in Apple’s application stores for iPhone and Mac apps, causing newly updated apps to crash. Users are reporting that a number of popular apps quit immediately upon loading, though this issue only seems to affect freshly updated software.
Newly updated versions of Instapaper, Readdle Scanner Pro and Angry Birds Space HD Free have all been accused of crashing upon being updated to the latest version.
Instapaper developer Marco Arment pinpoints the issue over at his blog to a likely server bug with the App Store’s content distribution network. Apple has yet to acknowledge the problem or issue a statement… Read More
Not to be outdone by indie devs’ massive game sale, Apple has launched a pair of prominently advertised promotions on both the App Store and the Mac App Store, in time for your extended Memorial Day weekend. The new Editors’ Choice section offers great apps for both iOS and Mac platforms cherry-picked by Apple’s iTunes team.
Also, Cupertino (finally) pulled an Amazon with the other section, giving away one free app every week, starting today… Read More
We recently told you about the success of the App Store in reaching nearly 25 billion Downloads. That’s a truly amazing statistic. In that 25 billion there will no doubt be some good apps, some poor apps and some down right ugly apps. The good folks over at Redmond Pie have come across a fine little app called ‘Mactracker’ which definitely fits in the good section.
Mactracker is one for the nostalgic Apple fans out there, offering in depth details on every Apple computer ever made with full technical specifications including things like processor speed, memory details, graphics card, optical drives, supported OS versions, expansion options and more. The App covers all bases right back from 1984 to present day… Read More
Want to give an iOS feel to your Mac while also adding an extra layer of security? Then the Lock Screen 2 app for Mac might just be what you are looking for.
The app is pretty simple and straightforward. It allows you to slide your keyboard or your trackpad to unlock your Mac and get access to the desktop, just like you would on your iOS device of choice… Read More
I love pretty iPhone wallpapers. The Mac App Store recently launched, and I’ve been looking for an app that will easily allow me to create iPhone-size wallpapers out of the hundreds of desktop wallpapers and hi-res photos I already have on my Mac. After a little searching, I found Ensoul by MacPaw software.
Ensoul is the perfect desktop companion for creating iPhone wallpaper and contact photos on the Mac. The app is incredibly well designed and focused. And, for a wallpaper addict, there’s enough under the hood to make it worth the $9.99 price tag.
With Ensoul, you can easily crop and create iPhone-sized wallpapers out of your already existing wallpapers and photos on your Mac. But that’s not all, Ensoul has more to offer than just wallpaper resizing…
For the past couple of years, Hackulous has been the foremost source of iOS app piracy in the jailbreak community. The Hackulous mission is a pretty simple one. They circumvent Apple’s DRM (Digital Rights Management) because they believe Apple is unfair to consumers for not providing trials or refund policies in the App Store. Some would argue that software piracy exists simply because people don’t want to have to pay for apps, but we’ll leave that for you to decide.
Hackulous is known for two products: Apptrackr and Installous. Apptrackr is a website index of cracked iOS apps that averages between 10 and 11 million users a month. Installous is the infamous jailbreak utility that allows anyone to search for and install cracked apps via the Apptrackr database. With an install base that’s approaching 10 million jailbroken iDevices, Installous is definitely the most popular mobile platform for piracy.
The Hackulous admin, known as Dissident, recently announced some new innovations from the Hackulous community…
The Mac App Store has opened. If you go to Software Update on your Mac, you can download the latest version of OS X. This update includes a shiny new app on your dock called the “App Store.” Don’t get confused, this isn’t the iOS App Store on your iPhone; all of these apps are Mac-specific apps.
While the Mac App Store does bring many great new apps for the Mac, many iOS apps that we all know are also available through the Mac App Store. Specifically, there are many popular games from the iOS App Store now available on the Mac. The new Mac releases of these games are basically fullscreen versions with some added features and content.
And yes, you can now play Angry Birds in full, HD resolution on your 27-inch iMac…
Here’s a new anomaly from Apple’s App Store. This image is courtesy of Francis, an iPhoneItalia reader. Francis was casually looking through the reviews of an iPhone app called “iAddebito.” He tried to post his own review, but was alerted with this warning message.
If your Italian is a little rusty, we understand. The message reads, “You must own this product to write a review. To write a review on this app, you must have bought it from the Mac App Store.”
The Mac App Store is opening tomorrow, but it seems that Apple may have already been secretly testing it with certain iOS apps. Who knows, perhaps there will be iOS apps that can run cross-platform (iOS and OS X) when the Mac App Store opens…
Yesterday, Apple announced that the Mac App Store will officially open on January 6, 2011. The Mac App Store, like the iOS App Store, will be used to distribute and sell applications for the Mac.
Apple began accepting Mac App Store apps for review in the first week of November, and they are urging developers to submit their apps by December 31, 2010 to be a part of launch day. Apple hopes for the Mac App Store to be just as successful as its iOS counterpart. And while there are certainly mixed feelings among developers, it seems that the Mac App Store will be very successful…
That could only mean one thing, a Cydia Store for Macs; let’s just call it Mac Cydia for simplicity’s sake. But the real question is, what use will Mac users have for a Cydia store?