Apps & Software

How to Make Your OS X Lion Purr Like a Snow Leopard

I know, you generally love Lion, but you also sometimes hate Lion and wish it would just settle down and respect your commands, several of which probably involve getting it to behave like its predecessor. We can help, or at least point out some of your options, say you’re partial to Apple’s prior cat.

The following tip sheet isn’t an …

Google ‘Email Intervention': Make Your Luddite Friends Feel Bad

Now why in the world would Google spend time putting together a marketing campaign in the hopes of getting Gmail users to recruit non-Gmail users? The wildly popular service doesn’t really need advertising. Hmmm.

Perhaps it’s because when you sign up for a Gmail account, you actually open a Google account that can be used for the …

RIM Opens Up BlackBerry Messenger to Attract App Developers

According to a new Reuters report, Canada-based Research in Motion (RIM) is planning on opening up its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service to embed in work and play apps.

The goal is not only to attract more app developers, but RIM is hoping that by inserting that popular instant messaging service into games, entertainment and …

Will a New Mobile Partnership Help Revitalize Zagat?

It’s no secret that crowdsourced review services like Yelp and Citysearch are directly responsible for the downfall of Zagat, whose city guides once reigned over the restaurant review space. If anything, it’s a testament to the Internet as the great leveler: Not only were the other services free, but the reviews were submitted by other …

The Ups and Downs of Mac OS X Lion

Pulled out your e-wallet and deposited $30 in Apple’s coffers for a digital copy of OS X Lion? Patiently (or not so patiently) sucked all 4GB down and rolled through the upgrade process with all your applications more or less intact and functional? Figured out that a lot of the changes you don’t like (say, auto-disappearing scrollbars, …

Why Won’t Netflix Pair with Facebook in the U.S.?

According to a letter to shareholders released yesterday, Netflix is finally going to launch an app to integrate itself with Facebook…in Latin America and Canada. Why is the U.S. missing out? That would be because of the Video Privacy Protection Act.

The VPPA – passed in 1988, following an alt-weekly’s publishing of Supreme Court …

Mozilla Admits Building ‘Boot to Gecko’ iOS, Android Competitor

Ready for something like Mozilla’s Firefox on your mobile phone? Okay, you can already get that if you’re an Android user. So how about something like Firefox running in its own Mozilla-crafted mobile operating space?

Heads up Apple and Google, it sounds like the company that wrapped a fox around a globe (and a browser around much of …

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