Google's Picasa makes it easy to store, share, and edit your photos and other images. While it's great to be able to access your Picasa images on the go, you probably don't want to store all your albums on your smartphone. Picasa Downloader by Andrei Markovits is a free app that makes it quick and easy to download your Picasa albums so that you can access them offline or when you need them. Even large albums download quickly -- depending on your connection speed, that is! With a 4G or Wi-Fi signal, your Picasa albums download so … Read more
Spotify is no longer allowing new download purchases through its service in Europe.
The company posted an FAQ to its U.K. site recently, saying that it is "no longer supporting new download purchases on Spotify." The music service didn't provide further details, but noted that users can still use downloads that were already purchased. Music that was already downloaded but not yet used is not affected by the change.
In a statement to CNET, a Spotify spokesperson confirmed it stopped the purchase option, but said that "we're not ruling out their return." Spotify … Read more
The last week of 2012 saw a significant surge in the number of apps downloaded by iOS and Android users, according to new data from research firm Flurry Analytics.
From December 25 through December 31, 1.76 billion applications were downloaded by iOS and Android users, up 65 percent compared with the weekly average of 1.07 billion between December 4 and December 17. On Christmas Day alone, 328 million applications were downloaded across iOS and Android.
Flurry's data was taken from analysis it performed on more than 260,000 applications available on iOS and Android. The company claims … Read more
Apple certainly enjoyed a jolly Christmas, at least to judge from its App Store downloads.
Data out yesterday from mobile analytics firm Distimo revealed an 87 percent jump in iPhone and iPad app downloads on Christmas Day as compared with the average for the month. Sales from all those downloads rose by 70 percent on December 25.
The iPad seemed to be an especially popular gift this season, according to Distimo. App downloads for Apple's tablet lineup grew by 140 percent on Christmas compared to the monthly average, while revenue for iPad apps shot up by 83 percent.
Among … Read more
iGetter is a download management app for MacOS. We could not find iGetter on the App Store but it is available from several download sites and the publisher's Web site. iGetter installs easily. You can use iGetter for free as a single use license with no expiration, or buy a license with full support for $25.
The iGetter interface consists of a number of icons across the top of the dialog and a status display for files beneath. It can launch automatically when you start a download, or you can use iGetter to initiate the downloads. There are two … Read more
It's no secret a lot of people have been downloading Google Maps for iOS since it came out last week, and today Google released the full numbers.
In its first two days on the App Store, the software was downloaded more than 10 million times, Jeff Huber, Google's senior vice president of Commerce & Local, wrote in a post on Google+ this morning.
"We're excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world," Huber said. "Congratulations to the Maps Team on the recognition for the passion and hard work they … Read more
Wouldn't you love to have all of your favorite YouTube videos on your hard drive so you can watch them offline? Sadly, this ad-supported download won't do that for you consistently enough to be worth recommending. When AllTubeDownloader does put a file on your computer, it's often of very poor quality.
Sometimes, this program can't even take you to the main menu without crashing. It takes a very long time to load -- so long that you'll try opening it again and the program will give you a very annoyed-sounding error message. Once you make … Read more
YouTube downloaders tend to fall into two types: freeware that does the basic job of downloading and saving files from YouTube and maybe a few more sites, and premium (that means pay) tools that typically offer more features and capabilities to justify the cost, such as compatibility with many more sites, the ability to save videos in different file types and quality levels, and no ads or watermarks. Kotato's YouTube Downloader is the latter type, with an emphasis on convenience. For example, you can save videos from just about any hosting site, and in HD and HQ, too. It … Read more
Acting on her promise, Jammie Thomas-Rasset has finally fought her music uploading case all the way to the Supreme Court. Her lawyers announced today that they have filed an official petition asking the Supreme Court to review her long-running case, which has moved up through the courts over the past five years.
In 2007, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) accused Thomas-Rasset of copyright infringement for sharing 1,700 copyrighted songs -- the equivalent of 150 CDs. But the RIAA whittled down the number to 24. A jury heard the evidence against her and rendered a $222,000 verdict.… Read more
From music videos and 1980s commercials to tutorials and funny cats -- and everything in between -- YouTube contains innumerable hours of streaming video entertainment. If you'd like to snag a video and save it to your computer for offline viewing, there are plenty of utilities that can help you with that, including Clip Extractor. Although Clip Extractor isn't as packed with features as some other options, it makes quick work of saving YouTube videos as AVI files.
Clip Extractor's interface is straightforward and easy to figure out, consisting of a single screen. To save a video, … Read more