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Topic: Software

Police are casting a wide net into the deep pool of Google user location data to solve crimes

03/19/2018, 09:03 am

Raleigh, N.C., detectives have obtained warrants to search a wide variety of Google account data, and not necessarily only of suspects -- a practice that has raised the ire of privacy advocates.


Hands on: Do more, faster on your iPad or iPhone with Launch Center Pro 2.9

03/17/2018, 07:03 am

Automation tool Launch Center Pro starts easy and gets complicated very quickly. For hardcore users, the app is great, but first timers might want to consider a more user-friendly app like Workflow.


Hands on: visual clipboard manager Paste 2 is updated for the Mac and comes to iOS

03/13/2018, 01:03 pm

You probably need an app like this, but the unique features in Paste 2 could push you all-in on the idea, or force you out completely.


Hands on: Fine tune apps that launch on your Mac at boot with Startupizer 2

03/13/2018, 09:03 am

Mac users who need to manage apps that load at startup, but want greater control than macOS' existing settings can offer need to look at Startupizer 2, a tool providing extensive and flexible organization of when an app launches after logging in, or in some cases, if an app will load at all.


Hands on: Agenda 2.0 for Mac is a beautiful new notes app with unique calendar features

03/12/2018, 02:03 pm

Sometimes, a new and fresh look at what a class of app can do is what you need to like an app, but it can also be a turn-off if it lacks something you need.


Hands on: Use A Better Finder Rename 10 on your Mac to wrangle file names

03/11/2018, 12:03 pm

A Better Finder Rename is a tool akin to a sledgehammer for file name changes on the Mac, but used precisely, sometimes a big hammer is what you need.


Hands on: Things 3.4 for Mac and iPhone connects apps to generate To Do tasks faster

03/08/2018, 12:03 pm

If you're willing to adjust and learn a few tricks, the new tools in Things 3.4 are a boon for both you and developers of your favorite apps.


Hands on: Writing blogs on the Mac with the new MarsEdit 4

03/07/2018, 12:03 pm

MarsEdit has helped bloggers on the Mac for a decade, and the update that includes a revamped design for the online writing tool is compelling.


Hands on: Twitterrific 5.2.4 will make you like Twitter on the Mac again

03/05/2018, 10:03 am

In the wake of Twitter killing the official Mac app, there's going to be a power vacuum -- and Twitterrific can, and does, fill it.


Hands on: Parallels Toolbox 2.5 brings an array of quick tools to the Mac

02/20/2018, 09:02 am

The idea of offering a series of tools in one place is fine, and Parallels Toolbox definitely comes with some genuinely useful utilities. Yet, some are pointless, and all feel like they were made for Windows.


Hands On: OmniPlan 3.9 is project management for complex jobs on the Mac and iPad

02/17/2018, 07:02 am

You tend to know when you need a project management app. You'd be a little crazy to plan a small, intimate dinner party with a project management app but you'd be insane to build an office block without something like OmniPlan.


Hands On: Ulysses 12.3 for Mac and iOS aims to be where you do all your writing

02/11/2018, 12:02 am

The more technically-minded you are, and the less dependent on paper, the more you'll love Ulysses, the comprehensive writing tool for both Mac and iOS.


Hands On: Self publish the next great novel with Vellum 2.1.2 from your Mac

02/04/2018, 10:02 am

The latest version of the eBook creator application Vellum does just about everything to streamline book creation for iBooks, Kindle and paperback, other than write the text itself.


Hands On: Keymand 1.1 brings touch-screen options to your Mac from a connected iPad

02/03/2018, 12:02 pm

The Keymand iPad app connects to a Mac, and acts like a beefy, user-configurable MacBook Pro Touch Bar.


Hands On: Rogue Amoeba's Farrago is a superb soundboard for Mac podcasters and show producers

01/28/2018, 09:01 am

If you already know what a soundboard is, you want Farrago from long-time audio application vendors Rogue Amoeba


Logic Pro X 10.4 update brings over 2000 new features and bug fixes to Apple's audio composition app

01/25/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple has issued another update for Logic Pro X, adding a Smart Tempo feature to combine content regardless of original tempo, as well as a host of new Plug-Ins, more content including drummers and loops, and assorted bug fixes.


Hands On: New Pixelmator Pro 1.0.5 brings Machine Learning to image editing

12/24/2017, 09:12 am

The new Pixelmator Pro is best described as what you would get if Apple had designed its own image editing suite.


Pro Video Formats macOS extension updated for new Final Cut Pro X support

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

Alongside the update to Final Cut Pro X, Apple has also made available a new version of the Pro Video Formats extension, with extension of MXF to not just QuickTime Player but other supported macOS applications, plus wider AVC-Intra support.


Apple updates Final Cut Pro X to version 10.4, with 8K video editing, extended VR video support

12/14/2017, 08:12 am

Acting as an early herald of iMac Pro sales, Apple has updated Final Cut Pro, with new features including editing full-resolution 8K video, and extension of 360-degree VR video support to Motion and Compressor.


Hands On: Keyboard Maestro 8.0.4 speeds up working on your Mac

12/10/2017, 11:12 am

The keyboard and keystroke automation tool update brings along more than 100 new and refined features.