YouTube changed the look of its subscriptions page a few years ago, moving from a grid layout to a single-column view that requires a great deal more scrolling to view its wares. If you've been pining for the good ol' days of the My subscriptions grid view, there is an easy fix for Chrome and Firefox.
For Firefox, install the YouTube Subscriptions Grid add-on. After installing it and refreshing your subscriptions page, you'll see a grid layout with a lot less wasted space. On my 13-inch MacBook Pro, which features a 1,280x800-pixel screen resolution, the grid goes … Read more
My Contacts Manager Free adds a handful of new features to your contact managing abilities, while providing a third-party backup feature for your contacts list. The result is a useful app that doesn't do quite as much as you might like, but that works well to supplement the contact management features built-in to iOS 6. For some this won't be quite enough, but for most casual and even some business users, it will mean a nice suite of added features.
After installation, the app will recognize and start organizing your contacts right away, just as soon as you … Read more
My Eyes Only Pro is one of the most robust, feature-rich password management apps on the App Store today. This free app allows you to store passwords in the cloud, access them on any of your iOS devices, and ensure they remain extra secure with various levels of encryption designed to block unauthorized access either through an outside connection or if someone gets hold of your phone. The result is a must-have for business users or anyone who wants to take their passwords on the go with them.
Because My Eyes Only uses cloud backup to ensure your passwords are … Read more
Apple's Screen Sharing feature is a convenient way to access a remote Mac and use it as if you are sitting right in front of it, when coupled with the Full Screen features in Apple's latest versions of OS X, you can even make your current Mac appear seamlessly to be the remote system.
Screen sharing can be activated over the local network, or from a distance using Back To My Mac or similar dynamic DNS services, and while Screen Sharing has its uses, there may be times when you find that you cannot properly interact with your … Read more
FrameMyPics does one thing quite well, but with so many other collage enabled apps that do more, it's hard to justify a dedicated tool for only creating framed pictures. That said, if you want a streamlined collage creator or want to frame a handful of pictures for free, FrameMyPics will get the job done and then allow you to share it with friends, quickly and easily.
When you first open FrameMyPics, you can choose one of a dozen or so frames for your pictures. On the editing screen just tap one of the frames to choose a photo for … Read more
My Coloring Book Free is a straightforward app with numerous coloring pages and a decent palate of colors, though few actual creative options. Instead of actively coloring in the pages, you just tap an enclosed space with whatever color you have selected and it is instantly filled.
When you first open My Coloring Book Free, you will be shown a blank coloring page with a few options at the top and a scroll button to change pages. There are quite a few offered for free, at the start, so you can get some decent variety right off the bat. However, … Read more
One of the more useful aspects of Apple's iCloud service is its Back To My Mac feature, which offers a quick way to connect to your system from a remote location. By default Apple offers file sharing and screen sharing options through Back To My Mac; however, you can also connect to remote login SSH sessions, if needed. While screen sharing is arguably all that's needed to access your Mac, if you are Terminal-savvy and using a slow connection then the low-bandwidth demands of the Terminal can be much easier to manage.
To use remote services with your … Read more
At the end of a sweltering wedding season, many of us may be familiar with that drunken guest who falls asleep at dinner and is startled awake later, exclaiming "What's going on? Where am I? ... Where are the cookies?"
Those hazy, existential queries of the inappropriately inebriated aren't much different than the plaintive cries of modern PC users. Amid a shifting landscape of services, processes, modules, add-ons, plug-ins, drivers, BHOs, and DLLs--new Windows and Mac users trying to learn what the operating system is actually doing as their boxes suddenly whir can often feel overwhelmed. Here … Read more
My Library for Mac takes the less-is-more approach, enabling the easy creation of a very basic catalog of the books you own.
The app greeted us with a very clean and intuitive interface. The top half of the window includes a basic grid, displaying fields for the Title, Author, and Medium of the books contained in the library. Beneath this grid are the fields where data can be entered. There is no ability to retrieve data online; though with this app it doesn't feel necessary. We could even dictate this information by navigating to a field and hitting the … Read more