WizMouse from Antibody Software takes care of an annoying issue in Windows that has only gotten worse as PC screens have grown bigger: the need to click each window before you can use your mouse in it. With WizMouse running, any visible window is active; just mouse over it to activate menus, commands, and links for clicking. Whether windows overlap or are separated by space, WizMouse treats them the same. And not just buttons, either: WizMouse also enables scrolling, even in applications lacking mouse wheel support (though that's an experimental option that can cause "strange behavior" in … Read more
Unexpected instabilities forced Adobe Systems to hasten a planned outage for its Creative Cloud Connection, a service that keeps files made on mobile devices or uploaded to the Web in sync with customers' PCs.
Adobe launched it a half year ago in a preview version, and had planned to take it offline this week to update the interfaces the software uses to communicate with Adobe's servers. However, the company said in a blog post on Friday, " some updates...have caused instability in the service. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you."
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Managing contacts can be one of the most tedious tasks on a mobile device. It is time-consuming and very little can be done to speed up the process. Ringya solves all your worries. This app manages contact lists with ease and organizes your life. It can actually add an entire list of contacts to your device by simply taking a picture of a document.
The installation of Ringya goes quite fast given that it's only about five megabytes. The size of this application is surprising given all of its functions. After installation completes there is a lengthy registration, which … Read more
If there is such a thing as a textbook successful mobile game, this one would be it. Benji Bananas has a cute mascot, addictive gameplay and a physics engine that is easy to figure out but difficult to master. Sounds like any other games you know? This game seems so tailor-made for superstardom that it's a wonder the app hasn't already soared to the top of the charts. It would definitely be worthy of its place if it did.
To rule the day in this app you need to swing from vine to vine collecting bananas in a … Read more
Imagination Technologies, a graphics-chip designer that supplies the graphics tech in the iPad and iPhone, offers some tantalizing insights into what could power the next iPad.
CNET spoke Wednesday with Tony King-Smith, vice president of marketing at Imagination Technologies, about what's coming down the pike. While he would not confirm what's inside future iPads, it's a safe bet that Apple -- which has a 9.5 percent stake in the U.K. company -- will continue to tap its technology.
Q: Imagination chips are inside the newest iPad and iPhone, correct? King-Smith: The [graphics] core currently in … Read more
That means the DOD can provide iPhones and iPads running iOS 6 to its employees, though employees cannot use their own devices on the military network, a DISA spokeswoman told CNET.
"It doesn't mean [Apple is] getting a contract with us or anything like that,&… Read more
Lack of maintenance will most likely lead your Mac to become sluggish or less responsive. Maintenance (Mountain Lion) for Mac allows you to maintain the basics of your system without much hassle; but without a scheduling function, you'll have to remember to run it manually.
The installation of this free application is quick and easy. Maintenance (Mountain Lion) for Mac also offers a rather basic but quite intuitive interface. The application displays a single window divided into sections where users can select which tasks they wish to run. Users can select a single or multiple options by checking the … Read more
Are you happy or horrified by Adobe Systems' announcement last week that the Creative Cloud and other subscriptions will be the only way to get new versions of its broad array of software?
Now's the time to weigh in with your opinion.
CNET and analyst firm Jefferies are again surveying Adobe customers to gauge their response to Adobe's different sales approach.
Click here for our newest Adobe customer survey. In it, you'll find questions about whether you plan to move to the Creative Cloud or not, upgrade from earlier versions of the Creative Suite to CS6, and … Read more
There are a lot of Twitter clients for iOS. Integrating dozens of different features, these tools allow you to interact with and manage your tweets quickly and easily across multiple devices. But there are issues. Viewing images and videos often sends you to other apps, notifications don't always work properly, and Twitter options may be buried a few menus deep. That's why the well-constructed Echofon for Twitter is such a welcome addition to the field.
By no means a perfect Twitter app, Echofon for Twitter still manages to be one of the better options on the App Store. … Read more
Note-taking is ideal on an iPad or iPhone. It's mobile, it's wireless, and it's in your hands. But there are some note-taking apps that pull it off, and others that fall flat. EvoNotes Pro is of the latter camp, and then some. One of the messiest, note-taking apps on the App Store, EvoNotes is filled with convoluted menus, confusing interface design, and features that only occasionally work as you expect.
The first screen you see is a newsstand-style bookshelf. On it is a book of tool tips (and a help function?) that does not open when you … Read more