Mac users looking for more raw image support in Aperture 3 and iPhoto '09 just got close to a dozen new cameras added via a 7.2 MB update that went out late Thursday afternoon. It adds raw support for these cameras:Hasselblad H3DII-50 Leica M9 Leica X1 Olympus E-P1 Olympus E-P2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Pentax K-7 Pentax K-x Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 Sony Alpha DSLR-A850
Apple has released version 3.0.1 of Aperture, only recently after the initial 3.0 version was released. This update improves on a number of features in Aperture 3.0, including importing and upgrading libraries from previous versions of Aperture and iPhoto.… Read more
Ever wish you could use your iPhone or iPod Touch as mobile storage? Older iPods let you do exactly that by running in "disk mode," but that option doesn't exist for the new guys.
Enter iPhone Explorer, a free utility that effectively turns your iPhone or Touch into a flash drive--no jailbreaking required.
In other words, it provides a drag-and-drop interface for the contents of your device. And it's available for both Windows and Mac.
Before you download it, a word of warning: This is not a tool for novices. The first time you run iPhone … Read more
Mozilla has officially decided that the next major version of Firefox will require at least Mac OS X 10.5 when running on Apple computers.
"We believe a Mac OS X 10.5 minimum will allow us to provide the best experience possible to our users," Mozilla Mac programmer Josh Aas said Tuesday in a mailing list announcement. Firefox is built on a browser engine called Gecko, and the upcoming version 1.9.3 will have technology for Mac OS X 10.4 and before removed, he said.
The recently released Firefox 3.6 works on Mac OS … Read more
I miss my PalmPilot. Not so much the way it kept breaking every 12 months, but the effortless way it synchronized my to-do lists with Outlook.
Ever since trading my Palm-powered Centro for my iPhone, I've lived without a decent task-management solution. That's because, for better or worse, I'm entrenched in Outlook, and the iPhone can't sync with the program's task list (eye roll).
Commercial music radio may be an artistic wasteland, but independent-minded stations like Seattle's KEXP, Silicon Valley's KFJC, and New Jersey's WFMU are still great ways to learn about new music. Plus, if you want to hear talk radio, news, or live sports in your car, radio's still your best choice.
The iPhone and iPod Touch lack a built-in radio tuner, but there are plenty of ways to listen to radio stations on these devices, including podcasts and a multitude of apps that offer near-live streams delivered over the Internet. Tuesday morning, the App Store added another … Read more
Back in January when the Nexus One was unveiled, we got our first glimpse at Google Earth for Android. When the Nexus One officially shipped, I was surprised to learn that the application wasn't loaded on the phone. In fact, there wasn't even a mention of it after the unveiling. I assumed it would arrive at some point on either Android 1.6 or later.
Now it's more than a month later and Google finally snuck Google Earth into the Android Marketplace yesterday.
On paper, the Google Earth app sounds fantastic. Not only does it feature the … Read more
Anyone who has spoken to me for five minutes would probably tell you I'm quite normal. What they don't know is that I harbor a deep, dark secret, a strange deformity that sets me apart from the average person. OK, OK...it's not a secret at all, and I'd hardly call them deformed, but my ears are really ridiculously small. I've literally had people who've never read CNET point out how tiny they are. This is fine by me--I embrace my differences. And now a company called Yurbuds is embracing them, too.
Yurbuds is … Read more
Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week. While utilities can be any tool that helps you perform a routine task (including image manipulation and synchronization), our main focus in this column is to bring you those tools that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems. This week's updates include file recovery software, application management utilities, a number of system cleaning and maintenance utilities, and more.… Read more
Late last week, Apple notified developer Chillifresh that its Wobble iBoobs application was being removed from the App Store due to its "overtly sexual" nature. Since then, it appears that Apple has gone on a rampage of sex-oriented app removals.
Chillifresh claimed in a Saturday post that a discussion with Apple revealed that more than 5,000 apps have been affected by its new App Store content policy. Apple said the change was triggered by numerous customer complaints, according to Chillifresh.
"Whenever we receive customer complaints about objectionable content, we review them," Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller … Read more