Refresh App taps into the wealth of information on your phone, social networks, and more to create a dossier on people you meet with or know. It does this so seamlessly and across multiple networks that it feels native and separate from a traditional Facebook or LinkedIn add-on app. While privacy rules will always apply -- if someone makes their information private, it will not appear in the app -- we still came away with a lot of information.
The setup process for Refresh App can be short or very long depending on how many services you connect it to. … Read more
Apple's iWork, which competes with Microsoft's Office, is the subject of an apparent Mac App Store bug that has allowed even those who didn't pay for the software to freely use the platform, according to a new report.
Earlier this week, iWork users who had only downloaded the free 30-day trial reported they were able to update to the latest version without paying for the software, 9to5Mac reported, citing people who have achieved the feat. The issue appears to be that the Mac App Store is incapable of determining whether a person is running a free trial … Read more
OS X Mavericks offers a number of new features and enhancements to OS X, both in features you might use as well as under-the-hood optimizations; however, in order to take advantage of these you must first successfully install the OS, and this is where a few users have run into issues.
In some cases, people attempting to install the OS are running into a problem where the Mavericks installer claims the hard disk is damaged and needs to be repaired. Other times Mavericks might be hung up downloading from the Mac App Store, or never complete its final installation steps.… Read more
Apple has refreshed a couple of its core apps to get them on board the iOS 7 bandwagon.
Released on Tuesday, Podcasts version 2 has a new paint job and fonts that take on the simple style found in iOS 7. The app also has rejiggered some features. For instance, the Podcasts Store now can be found in the Featured tab, and Search has its own tab to allow you to find your favorite podcasts.
Moreover, the Top Charts window now displays a simple list of podcasts separated by audio and video. You can organize and view your stations either … Read more
"Today we're revolutionizing pricing," said Apple's senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi, right before announcing that the company would be giving away OS X Mavericks, Apple's new flagship Mac operating system. On the screen behind him, the word "Free" appeared from behind a glimmer of light, one of the hokey slide animations … Read more
When consumers said "The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice," they sure weren't talking about apps. With far fewer applications at their fingertips than iOS, Android, and Windows phone users, BlackBerry aficionados, who just can't do away with the much-prized keyboard, are missing out on much of the latest and greatest in mobile software. Former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist -- currently with Walking Papers -- Duff McKagan is one of the loyalists who's unwilling to give his device its walking papers.
Speaking of Walking Papers, the rock quartet's self-titled debut … Read more
Apple showed off revamped versions of its iLife and iWork apps Tuesday at its event in San Francisco. Both suites of apps, which include GarageBand, iPhoto, and Pages, are now free with any Mac computer or iOS device purchase.
Apple is calling this the biggest update to iWork ever, though some of the changes are subtle. The most notable change is a brand-new sharing feature that marries iWork on your Mac or iOS devices with the iWork for iCloud beta, Apple's office apps for the Web. You can now start a document or project on one device and pick … Read more