1. App Guide
    August 22nd, 2014 by Andrew Hayward
    Swing Copters

    I’ve played hundreds of games of Swing Copters (free; iOS and Android) since it launched late last night. Hundreds. My high score is 2. Is context really necessary? That’s...

  2. App Guide
    August 21st, 2014 by Serenity Caldwell
    Google Photo Sphere Camera for iOS

    Google’s Street View software and now-infamous bubble trucks are nifty, but old hat when it comes to virtual mapping. The newest craze: mapping nifty spots on the globe yourself....

  3. App Guide
    August 21st, 2014 by Derek Walter
    Hands-on: Mailbox for Mac Beta swipes, snoozes its way onto OS X

    A deluge of email apps are trying to rein in the chaos that can overwhelm one’s inbox. Mailbox stands out from the pack, as it’s been one of the most elegant solutions on iOS,...

  4. App Guide
    August 20th, 2014 by Nathan Alderman
    Day One

    I’ve kept paper journals in the past, but never stuck with them. Filling those blank pages felt too much like a chore. Bloom Built’s superb Day One (Mac App Store link) makes...

  5. App Guide
    August 19th, 2014 by Michael Simon
    Memory Diag

    Unless you’ve spent a bundle to max out your Mac Pro with a couple pairs of 16GB RAM sticks, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced the occasional OS X slowdown. Even with Mavericks’...

  6. App Guide
    August 18th, 2014 by Michael Simon
    Notebook 4

    Skeuomorphism is a funny thing. On the one hand, there’s the pre-iOS 7 faux stitching and wooden shelves we all hated, garish replications that served little or no purpose in the...

  7. App Guide
    August 14th, 2014 by Dan Miller
    Draft Control

    There are plenty of ways to keep track of changes made to a text document. You can use the track-changes tools built into your word processor (assuming it has them). If your needs...

  8. App Guide
    August 13th, 2014 by Harry Tunnecliffe
    Snapchat and the alternatives: Four photo and video messaging apps

    When talking photo and video messaging apps, there is one word that comes to mind – Snapchat. Everyone has, by now, either been using the app for some time, or at least heard about...

  9. App Guide
    August 13th, 2014 by Dan Frakes
    Folderol

    Mavericks’s Finder tags feature offers a number of benefits over the older file and folder labels, but one of the drawbacks of tags is that items are no longer coloured with your...

  10. App Guide
    August 12th, 2014 by Serenity Caldwell
    Flexiglass

    Flexiglass (Mac App Store link) is a neat idea for window resizing from Mac development company Nulana: it uses keyboard shortcuts and multitouch gestures to help you quickly move...

  11. App Guide
    August 8th, 2014 by Chris Barylick
    Powershot 1.5

    As robust as the screen capture features in OS X are, there’s always room for improvement. Team Apollo’s Powershot 1.5 fills this role nicely, offering a lightweight, efficient...

  12. App Guide
    August 7th, 2014 by Joe Kissell
    Drive-cloning utilities: The best Mac apps for making a bootable backup

    Good backups are essential for every Mac user. Tools such as Apple’s Time Machine, included as part of OS X, make it easy to store multiple versions of every file from your computer...

  13. App Guide
    August 6th, 2014 by Harry Tunnecliffe
    Snow season: five apps to get you shredding the slopes

    It is snow season in Australia and that means many people will be heading to the slopes. Whether you ski or snowboard, there are a number of apps for iOS that will bolster your experience....

  14. App Guide
    August 5th, 2014 by Hayden Dingman
    Return to Rapture: The original BioShock is coming to iOS this winter

    No gods or kings, only man and his iPad. 2K announced on Monday that it’s porting the original BioShock to iOS devices, with a release “ later this summer“ (winter...

  15. App Guide
    August 4th, 2014 by Chris McVeigh
    Illustrator CC 2014

    Adobe continues to refine its flagship illustration tool with Illustrator CC 2014, a minor update with just a handful of feature additions. Interestingly, many more new features were...

  16. App Guide
    August 1st, 2014 by Jay J. Nelson
    InDesign CC 2014

    In reviews of previous versions of InDesign, the looming question was always, “Is this version worth the cost of the upgrade or can I skip it?” But with Adobe’s switch to the...

  17. App Guide
    August 1st, 2014 by Andrew Hayward
    Notifier Pro for Gmail

    Google has been cleaning house of services and features over the last year or so, with Google Reader and iGoogle among the most notable casualties. While not so widely mourned, the...

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