Mac Software

Let Your Voice Be Heard with These Speech Recognition Apps

If you've never been much of a typist, or you have an issue that prevents conventional use of a keyboard and mouse, you can still use voice recognition software to get around Windows and MacOS and to dictate text. In fact, dictation will be faster than typing for most users. Here's the best voice recognition software out there.

Speech recognition software FAQ

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Topics: Business Software , Voice Recognition Software , Windows Software , Mac Software

Make Your Browser Work for You with the Best Chrome Extensions

The Chrome browser is already a handy doorway to Google's cloud-based services, from Google Drive and Photos to the Docs editors. But through Chrome extensions you can customize the popular browser by adding tools and notifications to make your browsing life easier and more productive.

Google Chrome Extension FAQS

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Topics: Chrome Extensions , Web Browsers , Browsers , Windows Software , Mac Software

Tags: Windows , Mac , extensions , Google Chrome , Web

Apple shows off iOS and MacOS updates at WWDC

Apple took the wraps off the next major revisions of its mobile and desktop operating systems at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference this morning, offering up speedier web browsing, person-to-person payment transfers via iMessages and Apple Pay, popular MacOS features for the iPad, and more.

iOS 11

iOS 11, coming this fall, will include a raft of new features. A revamped iMessage app in iOS 11 will include a drawer to easily find your iMessage apps and stickers. iMessage users will also... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software , iOS Software

The Best Apps to Manage All Your Passwords

A password manager can manage your passwords, email log-ins, credit-card information, addresses, social security number, and more -- unlocking everything across all your devices with one master password.

Mac Password Manager FAQS

Why do I need a password manager? A good password should be a long string of capital and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and other non-alphanumeric characters -- something that's difficult for others to... Read More »

Topics: Security Software , Password Managers , Mac Software

Tags: Mac

You'll Want These Top Mac Anti-Spyware Apps for 2017

If it's collecting and sharing your digital information with a third-party without your permission, then it's spyware, a software category that spans browser cookies, adware, Web beacons, and keyloggers -- to, perhaps, even your favorite software.

Mac Anti-Spyware FAQS

What is spyware? Although tracking your online and computing behaviors can be used for good --... Read More »

Topics: Anti-Spyware , Security Software , Mac Software

Tags: Mac

Kill Malware with the 4 Best Mac Antivirus Apps for 2017

It is almost true that Macs don't get malware or viruses. While not nearly as popular a target as Windows and Android devices, Macs do attract the attention of hackers. In 2016, for example, Mac users saw the first functional ransomware targeting the Mac. And Bitdefender, this year, identified sophisticated malware designed for the Mac.

Mac Antivirus FAQS

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Topics: Security Software , Mac Software , Antivirus Software

Tags: Mac

Record music like a pro -- Glass Animals' Dave Bayley's top tips

In a recent interview with Download.com -- ahead of Glass Animals' summer tour, which includes stops at Panorama, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza music festivals -- singer Dave Bayley gushed about his favorite recording software. Check out our full interview with Dave Bayley here.

Recording Software Q&A

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Topics: MP3 & Audio Software , Music Management Software , Audio Production & Recording Software , Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Music Software

Tags: music

Star Apps: Glass Animals' Dave Bayley

Glass Animals' singer Dave Bayley enjoys easily discovering new tunes on streaming sites, such as Spotify (iOS, Android), Apple Music (iOS, Android), and Amazon Music (iOS, Android). But, like most audiophiles, today, the psych pop frontman misses the context provided by the album artwork, band photos, and lyric sheets that historically accompanied record, cassette, and CD releases.

To give listeners insight into the characters who inspired Glass Animals' recent... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Star Apps

Tags: Star Apps

Google I/O wows with three jaw-dropping announcements

Google I/O 2017 demonstrates how Google is doubling down on artificial intelligence to give its products an edge over the competition.

Announcing Google Lens

Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off I/O by announcing Google Lens, which will work as an extension of Google Assistant and Google Photos (Android, iOS) (with integration in other apps planned for the near future). It takes the input from your phone's camera and attempts to tell you more about it -- people, places,... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Free Calling and Messaging with Amazon Echo Alexa

Siri and the Google App demonstrate that using your voice can be the fastest way to get an answer to something, from driving directions to the middle name of the 21st President of the United States ("Alan"). Amazon's popular Echo devices can work this magic as well, with a built-in AI the company calls Alexa. In May 2017, Amazon added free messaging and voice calling to the Alexa app and all Echos. The people on both ends of the conversation... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: Messaging , VoIP , Amazon