GarageBand for iPad

"Is there a version of GarageBand for iPad? I'd really like to make music with my iPad and I love GarageBand on my Mac." Apple makes versions of GarageBand, iPhoto, and iMovie for the iPad. In each case, they adapted...

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MobileGo for iOS is the Ultimate iPhone and iPad Transfer Tool

If I had to pick my least favorite part of the iPhone, iPod, iPad ecosystem, it's all the ways Apple complicates making data portable. Instead of allowing you to easily move things between all the various devices you own, from...

Pleco Chinese Character Recognition

Back when the Windows Mobile version of the Palm Treo was still my favorite smartphone, I used an excellent Chinese dictionary to quickly look up characters. I haven't spent any time in China for a few years, so I'd kind...

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VueScan Scanner Software

Download VueScan I can't believe it took becoming a Mac user to discover VueScan way back in 2002. I downloaded the trial version on an old Mac, launched the application, and without issue scanned documents natively on a UMAX scanner...

ThinPic Photo Optimizer

Several years ago, I wrote about JPEG Wizard Online Optimizer as a solution for saving space by shrinking some of your photos. There are plenty of reasons to keep full sized versions for archival purposes, but for things sharing online...

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iPhoto Alternatives For Mac OS X

There are little quirks I've never liked about iPhoto. It seems slow to respond, it makes extra copies of files. At one point you could put iPhoto on a diet, but you shouldn't need to download software to unbloat other...

HP MicroServer is a Great Small Business Server

At this year's HP Discover I got a fairly complete rundown of the feature enhancements to the ProLiant MicroServer. HP opted for Intel processor options in the Gen8 MicroServer, officially added support for 16GB of RAM, and include drive bays...

The Pluse - A Social Media Command Center

Social listening is an important component of any social strategy, but one of the big challenges is finding a solution that makes it easy to listen in real time. Mentions on Twitter are easy to spot, but blogs, videos, and...

How to save iPhone Text Messages to Computer

I want to take text messages from my iPhone and save them on my computer. Is it possible to save iMessage conversations to my PC?" Each time you backup your iPhone, text messages are stored by iTunes as part of...

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World's Fastest Color Printer

According to Guinness World Records, the HP Officejet Pro X576dw All-in-One printer had the fastest time to print 500 sheets by a color desktop printer. The fast time was just under 7 minutes 20 seconds. In addition to being fast,...