FeedDemon 3 nears completion

FeedDemon 3 nears completion

Newsgator pushes its popular RSS reader FeedDemon into release candidate status, introducing some new features and fixing bugs from the previous beta version.

The big news for FeedDemon 3 came with the fourth beta, which introduced Google Reader synchronization. That feature did not come without bugs, and continued to be refined through the beta development. Several fixes in the release candidate fix Google Reader synchronization bugs, including properly marking starred items as flagged in FeedDemon, syncing tags, and marking... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Browsers And Extensions

Tags: freeware , RSS , FeedDemon , Google Reader

iTunes 8.2 preps for new iPhone firmware

iTunes 8.2 preps for new iPhone firmware

Earlier today, Apple updated iTunes to get it ready for the anticipated iPhone firmware upgrade to version 3.0. The company also updated its QuickTime video player.

iTunes 8.2, for Windows and Mac, makes the program ready for the iPhone and iPod Touch operating system upgrade by pushing out changes made to recent prerelease versions of iTunes that had been available to only iPhone developers. It also includes one security fix.

Quicktime 7.6.2, for Windows and Mac,... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Audiomp3

Tags: iTunes

Screen-sharing is caring

Screen-sharing is caring

Whether you're looking for an easy solution to fix a relatives' computer half the world away, or you need to collaborate with a colleague for your latest project, there are several strong screen-sharing programs that can meet your needs.

First off is a familiar name: Skype. The latest beta of the world-famous VoIP app supports screen-sharing, and if you've ever been in a Internet cafe, you know that this could be a big deal. Skype is already heavily used in... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Desktop Enhancements

Tags: freeware , beta , Skype

Keep your Mac awake for movies

Keep your Mac awake for movies

With more and more people watching movies on their wide-screen Macs and Apple TV, it's no secret the computer is starting to move in on traditional DVD, Blu-ray, and other video player territory. If you have a laptop and the right cords, you can even plug your computer into your big-screen TV and enjoy all the glory of the new standalone Hulu for Mac. But while your Mac is great for watching movies, your Mac's sleep feature to save... Read More »

Topics: Desktop Enhancements , Mac Software

Tags: Apple , Mac , movies , DVD

When Spotlight isn't enough

When you want to search your hard drive, Apple's Spotlight is a valuable tool, but it doesn't do everything. Sometimes you don't know the exact name of the file your looking for and you end up searching through countless folders in the hope that you'll stumble across it.

HoudahSpot lets you search for files based on unique criteria like specific keywords, when the file was last modified, or even the type of content in the file. Using drop-down menus, you... Read More »

Topics: The Download Dispatch For Mac

Tags: Apple , Mac

Gwabbit for BlackBerry: A great timesaving tool

Gwabbit for BlackBerry: A great timesaving tool

Gwabbit is a Microsoft Outlook add-on, and now a BlackBerry application, that helps business professionals who get the names, numbers, and e-mail addresses from a contact's e-mail into their address book without all the tedious typing.

Gwabbit works its trade by automatically searching the signature block at the end of an e-mail and comparing that to the entries in your Outlook or BlackBerry address book. If there are discrepancies or omissions between the two, Gwabbit will launch... Read More »

Tags: BlackBerry

Bombs away and touch-screen artistry: iPhone apps of the week

Bombs away and touch-screen artistry: iPhone apps of the week

You may have already read on CNET News about how artist Jorge Colombo managed to get his work on the cover of The New Yorker. To have your art featured on the cover of a widely read national magazine is a big deal, but the coolest thing about it was that it was done with an application for the iPhone.

This week's apps include the cool painting app that was used to make The New Yorker cover and a game... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Digital Photography , Design , Mobile Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPod Touch , 3G , iphonappsweek

iLook struggles to make Outlook more social

iLook struggles to make Outlook more social

Improving Outlook is no easy feat given that it's notoriously anti-social when it comes to social networking. The free Outlook plug-in iLook Social and Outlook tries to make Microsoft's ubiquitous e-mail client a bit more sociable by including souped-up searching and filtering, Skype integration, e-mail controls, content and attachment exporting, and Facebook support.

For a sidebar pane, it's a good list of features with an interface that integrates smoothly into Outlook 2007. Desktop e-mail clients are going to have... Read More »

Topics: Chat And Email

Tags: Facebook , Skype , social networking , Outlook

A sneak peek at Android 1.5 apps from Google I/O

A sneak peek at Android 1.5 apps from Google I/O

Perhaps because the Google Android operating system is already a year old, because the Android Developer's Challenge will be kicked off after Google's I/O developer conference instead of before, or because the platform differences between Android 1.0 and Android 1.5 aren't as dramatic as those between iPhone 2.0 and iPhone 3.0, Android apps and the 1.5 Cupcake update failed to produce as much excitement this year compared to last.

However, that didn't stop a couple dozen publishers from showcasing their... Read More »

Topics: Mobile Software

Tags: Android apps

Hulu Labs debuts with desktop app

Hulu Labs debuts with desktop app

Blurring the line between computer and TV just a tad more, video-streaming site Hulu puts its content front and center with a new desktop app for Windows and Mac. Introduced via Hulu's new Labs testing bed, Hulu Desktop is one of four new apps in Labs. The other three include a Video Panel designer for customizing the look of Hulu embeds, a recommendations list, and original air date-based browsing--but Hulu Desktop is the only one available... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Desktop Enhancements , Mac Software

Tags: beta , streaming