Instant-messaging fiends awaiting Yahoo's first IM solution for iPhone are getting more than they bargained for with Yahoo OneConnect (download and rate). Whether you love or hate the new social-networking and address book features, Yahoo OneConnect does offer some innovations in iPhone chatting. See our pros and cons in this First Look video or read our full Yahoo OneConnect review.
If you missed last week's news about Google's feature-honing update for its native BlackBerry app, here's your chance to see it in action.
As part of a few well-appointed changes, the new Google Mobile App for BlackBerry does away with its predecessor's penchant for hogging space on the home screen and has rearranged its resources to pack a greater wallop with search. Tune into the video to see what we mean.
On Tuesday we shot a "first look" video of Google's new Chrome browser for CNET TV. In case you're on a Mac, running Linux, or if you're avoiding going through Google's entire list of feature videos, we've broken out some of the ones that set it apart from the competition.
What's demoed:Tab dragging off the browser and back in The omnibar search box/address bar Customized start page Incognito/"porn" mode
Photoshop CS3 for Mac is still your top choice if you're serious about image editing. Loaded with features for color-correction, photo enhancements, filters, effects, and layer management, Photoshop is the pro-level image-editing software to measure all others by. If you'd like a closer look at some of the features Photoshop CS3 has to offer, check out our First Look video to see if you're ready to download the trial.
If you're looking for a jukebox with excellent tag support, the capability to download album art, customization options, and portable MP3 player syncing, don't settle for second banana. MediaMonkey is one iTunes alternative that you'll go ape over.
Earlier this week I compared Evernote and YouNote, two solid note-taking applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch. With the thousands of Apple-approved iPhone apps springing up in the iTunes AppStore, finding the right program is becoming a test of patience.
In an effort to help slash your guesswork a bit, we took a closer look at one of those note-takers, YouNote. In this First Look video, we demonstrate the features that caught our eye and discuss what we'd like to see in YouNote's future versions.
Step 1: If you're one the iPhone, let the app use GPS to pinpoint your location. If you're on the iPod Touch, tap the button to enter your city.
Step 2: Vigorously shake the device up and down like you would a blocked-up ketchup bottle. Or simply press the "shake" button.
Step 3: Watch the application's slot machine wheels spin as Urbanspoon settles on a cuisine, price range, and … Read more
What's more efficient: managing your cell phone from a cramped screen or managing it from the comfort of your desktop computer? From the computer, of course. Dashwire 2.0 is a free service for Windows Mobile phones that lets you control your phone's address book, text messages, photos, videos, and ringtones from an online dashboard. Come for the ergonomic advantage and stay for the extra perks, like updating your social status on Facebook and Twitter from Dashwire's status bar, and using visual voice mail.
Learn more about Dashwire's strengths and weaknesses in this First Look video.… Read more
Facebook's first attempt to migrate its vast social networking hub to an iPhone-optimized Web app was a success. Almost a year later, this new Facebook application for iPhone and iPod Touches running version 2.0 of the device firmware is even better, crowning many of the same anchor features with a few extra perks.
Watch the First Look video for a close-up view of the navigation and functionality, and see how Facebook chat on iPhone dominates the original online version. Also find out why this condensed application might actually be easier to use than Facebook.com, and finally, see … Read more
iTunes needs little in the way of an introduction--especially for Mac users. Apple's popular media player comes equipped with the capability to play your music, rip CDs, help you buy music from the iTunes Store, and much more. Those with new iPhones (or the latest firmware update) should definitely download this latest version to gain access to Apple's iPhone App Store.
Check out this First Look video with Download.com's Jason Parker to find out a little more about iTunes, along with some features and hot-keys experienced users may not already know.