Apple Releases WWDC App - Watch Sessions from Home

4:10 PM, May. 21st, 2014 · · Product News

WWDC App

Apple released a new app on the App Store called WWDC designed to give the umpteem gillion developers who can't get to the conference access to sessions and other content. Registered developers will be able to stream content from this year's    conference as well as previous conferences through the app.

Apple Focuses on Podcast Interface in iTunes 11.2

2:04 PM, May. 15th, 2014 · · Product News

iTunes 11

Apple released iTunes 11.2 on Thursday, an update that focuses on the software's podcast interface. Apple added two new tabs, Unplayed and Feeds, to give users more options for browsing their podcasts, and added a way to directly save favorite podcasts to your Mac. Users can also automatically delete podcasts that have been listened to.

Foursquare Spins Off Location Checkins to Swarm App

9:57 AM, May. 15th, 2014 · · Product News

Foursquare is hoping to better cater to the way people use its location-based social networking service by splitting into two apps. Starting Thursday, Foursquare will offer a new iPhone and Android app called Swarm to handle location checkins and friend interaction, while the Foursquare app will evolve to become more of a location discovery app similar to Yelp.

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There's a growing trend among big players in the mobile space to split apart their all-in-one apps into feature-specific offerings. Facebook has done it, Google has, too, and now Foursquare is joining in.

Google Finally Adds Offline Map Viewing for iPhone

11:50 AM, May. 7th, 2014 · · Product News

Google rolled out an update for its Maps app on Tuesday, finally adding the ability to save maps for offline viewing. The change give Google yet another leg up on Apple's own Maps app that doesn't offer a way to quickly save maps to avoid getting lost when an Internet connection isn't available.

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Easy offline map viewing? Your move, Apple.

Watchman Expands Beyond Remote Mac Monitoring with Windows Beta

12:47 PM, May. 1st, 2014 · · Product News

Mac IT managers and consultants tasked with monitoring large groups of Mac computers are about to see their jobs get just a little easier now that Watchman Monitoring is adding remote Windows PC support to their service. Watchman Monitoring offers remote status monitoring for OS X-based Macs as well as Linus PCs, but until now hasn't offered any support for Windows PC.

1Password Adds Watchtower Website Security Monitoring

10:57 AM, May. 1st, 2014 · · Product News

Agile Bits released 1Password 4.4 for the Mac on Wednesday with a new feature called Watchtower that can monitor websites for security vulnerabilities and alert you when you need to change login passwords. 1Password is a password management app that also stores other types of sensitive information, like bank account and credit card numbers, in a secure and encrypted database.

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Considering the security headache heartbleed has been, Watchtower is a very welcome addition to 1Password for the Mac.