Apple's long awaited updates for its Mac iWork apps are finally out, and one of the big new features they bring to the table are substantially better compatibility with their iOS counterparts. The tradeoff is that Mac users lose some functionality to gain that compatibility, and for Pages '09 users it may not be worth the price.
Booq has released the Complete Protection Kit for iPhone 5/5s. It includes an ultra thin case and a tempered glass screen protector. One version of the case is clear, thereby allowing all those shiny new gold and silver iPhones to, well, shine.
Yes it's a day after Halloween, but that doesn't mean you can't get creeped out. Vern Seward points out two suitablly scary apps in this week's free in iTiunes, Haunting Melissa and The Drowning.
The olloclip 4-IN-1 lens system for the iPhone 5/5s replaces the original 3-IN-1 system. The new kit features a fisheye, wide-angle, 10x macro and 15x macro. The fisheye and wide-angle optics have been improved compared to the original version.
Want everyone to know you have an iPhone 5s in one of the new colors? Check out the Minimalist from Bezl. It is composed of four plastic corners that attach to your phone and provide 360 degree protection. It comes in several colors choices.
The OtterBox Reflex case for the iPhone 5/5s has a soft polycarbonate outer edge, three of the four color combos have a transparent back to let the iPhone color show through, installs with a clamshell design for easy on/off and comes with a screen protector kit.
The recent release of OS X Mavericks was accompanied by a number of updates to the iWork and iLife suites of Mac productivity apps. The made-for-Mavericks iLife version 9.5 is still known as iPhoto ’11 and remains essentially unchanged. Nevertheless, it is still the go-to application for the majority of typical Mac owners who love photography.
Keynote 6, part of Apple's new iWork family, has made the leap forward to 2013. It's a complete rewrite of Keynote '09 and now has file compatibility with the iOS version. Here's John Martellaro's review.
When a major new release of an operating system is emerging, the developer can take two approaches. First, be heady with agenda and greatly annoy the users with abrupt, dramatic change. Alternatively, the developer can focus on all the areas that make the OS more secure, more fun and more usable. Apple has chosen to skip the first path and take the second with OS X 10.9 "Mavericks." John Martellaro weighs in.
Traveling can leave you with a lot of time on your hands. Vern Seward points out three free iOS apps that wayward travelers might find useful. Circa, CityMaps2Go, Translate Professional.
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