Touch Tech Review

November 6, 2009

MacHeist nanoBundle available

Just a heads up the guys over at MacHeist have a nanoBundle available.  They have up to 6 apps, ShoveBox, WriteRoom, Twitterific, TinyGrab and Hordes of Orcs.  If 500,000 people sign up to download the apps then Mariner Write is added to the bundle as well.  The bundle costs absolutely nothing, yes that means it is free.   So head on over to MacHeist click the button at the top to sign up.  My guess is you will like at least one if not two of the apps and you will be helping out the folks who really want Mariner Write.



September 23, 2009

iTunes 9.0.1 and the mini player

Filed under: OS X Software,Tips — brizz20 @ 11:21
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iTunes 9.0.1 was released today with some minor bug fixes. Per Apple’s release notes, it fixes bugs browsing the iTunes Store, performance issues where iTunes becomes unresponsive, problems when syncing Podcasts in play lists with iPhone or iPod, fixes the bug where iTunes unexpectedly quits, improves application syncing with iPhone and iPod Touch. The bug fix that raised my eyebrow is the bug in regards to the iTunes Mini Player. (more…)

September 10, 2009

iTunes 9 Mini Player re-sizer controversy

Filed under: OS X Software,Tips — sinodux @ 20:57
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Not sure how many of you used the green + button on iTunes to toggle between the mini player and a window that is easy to work with music.  Personally I used it all the time.  It is nice to have the mini player at the top of all of my spaces then when I wanted to change something just pop the + make the change and pop the + again.  iTunes 9 has changed to a normal window function with the + however.  This now will just swap between two different sizes of window but will not minimize down to the mini player size.

August 23, 2009

Who Needs iTunes 9?

Filed under: News,OS X Software,Utilities — jmasanders @ 21:27
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I’ve been waiting for 3.1 to come out before jailbreaking my iPhone again, but I think this might have just pushed me over the edge. It’s called Movement, and in a nutshell it’s an app that allows you to arrange your iPhone apps from your computer, but the catch is it only works on a jailbroken iPhone. Currently doing the cumbersome act of hold, wait for wiggle, then drag the stupid app across 8 flippin pages on your iPhone only have it push another app to the next page is getting old. I can tell you that me, and a couple of buddies have been talking about a feature like this from the time the App Store was birthed over a year ago, so a feature like this is a long time coming.  It has been rumored as of late that iTunes 9 may have a feature like this in the works, but it may be too little too late. (more…)

August 11, 2009

Safari Security Update

Filed under: News,OS X Software — sinodux @ 22:57
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One more quick note for the night. I saw over at the Apple Blog we got a Safari update. You may want to get this one if you are using Safari 4 seems like we have had a rash of security issues lately and this seems to mostly be a security update. (more…)

August 5, 2009

1Password Pro Update Review

Agile Web Solutions just released an update to their iPhone Application. This update contained the first of the Feature updates promised when they released the new Pro App. Aside from the icon this update includes Folders and the ability to select multiple fields to the clip board and a new desktop app as a companion. The price has already started going up from $5.99 to $7.99. I liked the app before but is it worth the price increase?

August 3, 2009

Snow Leopard Imminent

Filed under: News,OS X Software — sinodux @ 08:43
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Got this in my email on Saturday:

Dear Customer,
Apple’s most exciting operating system yet, Snow Leopardis now available for pre-order for just $29.

Available in September, Snow Leopardis a truly exciting addition to the Mac OS X line, with half the footprint of previous versions, great new features in Expose & Stacks, quicker Time Machine backup, and faster wireless network interaction.

Snow Leopard: Better. Faster. Easier.

Seems almost official now! Got my pre-order in and I am stoked to see it finally arrive!

**Side note: Curiously enough the email did have Snow Leopard and is run together in both paragraphs, that wasn’t me.

July 21, 2009

Iphone OS 3.1 breaks tethering hack?

Filed under: News,OS X Software — brizz20 @ 09:52
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File this in rumorville, but acorrding to Mac Rumors, apparently the iPhone OS 3.1 will break the teathering hack that has been circuling around the US the past couple of months.  The 3.1 beta was released a few days ago and this appears to be the most notable change, or at least thats been reported on thus far. I would venture to guess the MMS hack will probably be broken with this release as well. If you are using the tethering hack, I would hold off on the update until its confirmed that this is the case or another hack has been posted.

June 23, 2009

AT&T Navigator Comes to App Store

Filed under: Mobile Apps,News,OS X Software — brizz20 @ 13:47

TomTom got all the publicity at WWDC, however several Turn by Turn directions have made it to the App Store well before TomTom. I have been wondering if the service that AT&T offer blackberry customers (and other phones) would make it to the iPhone. Well  AT&T has answered this question by releasing a navigation app to the App Store.

The app is free to download and works with iPhone 3G and 3GS with OS 3.0 installed, though a 9.99 monthly charge will be automatically added to your AT&T bill. Deleting the app from your phone will not deactivate the service, you must call AT&T if you no longer wish to receive the service. I am curious to find out if after downloading the app, I can move it to another iPhone that synchronized with the same iTunes account and still only be charged the 9.99.

Features include voice guided and 3D directions, automatic rerouting, free regular map updates, real-time traffic updates. A function that allows you to search for the lowest gas prices, coffee houses and WiFi spots closest to you.

With Gokivo and AT&T apps already out, are you still waiting for TomTom to deliver the goods or are you ready to jump on board now and go with AT&T or Gokivo?

June 19, 2009

TouchCopy is Macpromo of the day

Filed under: News,OS X Software,Price Drop Alert! — sinodux @ 12:21

The MacUpdate promo for today is TouchCopy This application lets you copy music from your iPod including the iPhone to your computer. I know this can be quite an anoyance if you ever find the need to do this. It is $15 today instead of $25.

Check the deal at MacPromo if you like.

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