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Coolest paper airplane ever and the plane nut who built it (Q&A)

There are airplane nuts, and then there is Luca Iaconi-Stewart. Since 2008, the now 22-year-old has been crafting a scale-model of a Boeing 777-300ER. Out of manila folders.

Though he took off two years from the project while he was in school, Iaconi-Stewart has pretty much devoted his time to the plane, and it shows. Looking at photos of the model, even most aviation buffs would be impressed at the level of detail he achieved. There's tiny seat-back video screens, overhead compartments, galleys, landing gears, tail cones, and meticulously made engines. Again, all out of manila folders.

Some might … Read more

Box gives you a great interface for viewing and storing files in the cloud

Box is a free file-sharing and storage cloud app akin to Dropbox, offering several useful features and a clean interface that's incredibly easy to navigate. At the time of this review, Box is bumping up the storage to 50GB of free space for iOS users, so if you're looking for a cloud storage app, now is the time to grab Box.

Though the app has been available for a few years now, the latest version of Box is a complete redesign of the interface for iOS devices, making all the most common actions easy to get to. The … Read more

Review: Folder Factory for Mac makes folder customization as easy as drag and drop

Folder Factory for Mac allows you to drag and drop images and folders onto the app screen to customize the folder almost instantly on your desktop or in your file folders. While the app doesn't offer a lot of options or features beyond the image customization, it makes up for the lack of variety with sheer speed. This is a very quick app, allowing you to customize nearly any folder on your computer in just seconds.

After installation, open the app and you can immediately start customizing folders. There will be three empty spots onscreen. One is for the … Read more

Review: Folder Vault locks and hides your files and folders away from prying eyes

Folder Vault is a fine file and folder locker by most definitions, thanks to its abundant style and security. It will keep your private and sensitive files away from even the savviest prying eyes, provided you're good at making secure passwords.

When starting Folder Vault for the first time, you'll be asked to create a secure password. Once you set your password and log-in, the program welcomes you with a nifty animated interface that does a neat opening and closing animation every time you open it. You can drag and drop files and folders right into the main … Read more

Review: Change folder icons and colors with Folder Marker Pro

Lots of productivity tools promise to help you look after your folders, but few go as far as Folder Marker Pro, or in such a basic yet effective way. Folder Marker Pro lets you change any folder's icon or color to indicate its contents, priority, hierarchy, or even loyalty (team colors, anyone?). Color-coding looks great and works great, too. It's much easier to learn than any other "personal organizer" or folder manager, because it's your own scheme.

Such a basic and intuitive idea deserves a basic and intuitive interface, and Folder Marker Pro follows through … Read more

How to hide a folder within a folder on iOS 7

Hiding preloaded apps on an iOS device has always consisted of creating a "junk" folder, placing all unused apps in it, and hiding it on the last home screen. Up until iOS 7, placing apps such as Newsstand in a folder wasn't even possible.

For the time being, there's a bug in iOS 7 that allows you to place a folder inside another folder, as originally pointed out by TUAW.

The trick to creating nested folders is all in the timing. That may sound familiar, as it's a similar workaround to a previous bug that … Read more

How to move a home folder in OS X

By default, the home folder for your OS X account will be located in the Users directory on your system's boot drive. You can, however, move this folder to a new location, such as to an external or secondary hard drive for better storage management, or even to a hidden folder on the system to keep your home directory more private.

To do this, you will need to perform two tasks: first move or copy the home folder itself to the desired location, and then update your account's directory entry to point to the new location. This can … Read more

Review: Create a matching version of a folder using SyncTwoFolders for Mac

SyncTwoFolders for Mac creates an identical copy of a folder for other uses. Its interface is easy to use and its tutorial breaks it down well enough for even the most inexperienced users to get right to work.

After its initial startup, SyncTwoFolders for Mac brings up a window with basic instructions and a warning to use caution to prevent the loss of data. It also explains the simulation function, allowing the user to double-check the output before initiating the program. The actual program includes a simple menu with a button to select the source and target folder using a … Read more

Samsung at work on dual-screen 'Galaxy Folder' -- report

Samsung is working on what appears to be a hybrid between a flip phone and smartphone.

Japanese tech site RBMen on Thursday discovered a manual (PDF) on Samsung's Web site showcasing a device it's calling the "Galaxy Folder." The device looks like a standard flip phone from the front, but actually comes with a dual-sided touch screen, allowing for control on both sides of the handset.

If the manual is to be believed, the Galaxy Folder comes with at least one 3.7-inch AMOLED display boasting 800x400 resolution. It's also running the dual-core Snapdragon 400 … Read more

How to open multiple Finder windows at the same location

When using the Finder in OS X, sometimes you may want to have multiple views of the same folder open at once. Usually it's quick to create a new Finder window and navigate to the folder; however, this may be inconvenient if the folder is buried deep in the filesystem, such as may be the case when troubleshooting a problem or two with the system, retrieving a backed-up file, or organizing an extensive tree of work files.

If you need a faster approach, there are several, some of which use the Finder and its capabilities, and others that involve … Read more