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Find, download, and install iOS apps safely from the App Store

Every time a popular app or game like Pokemon Go hits the top of the App Store charts, the copycats come out, and so do unlicensed complementary apps. Inevitably, some of those apps are junk; occasionally malware sneaks past Apple; and some apps are nosy, asking for more information and permissions than you should give up. Learn to navigate the App Store swiftly and safely with our guide to finding and vetting iOS... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , iOS Software

Tags: Security Center , security , iTunes , shopping , download

Inside Def Con 21

Download.com takes a glimpse at what goes on inside one of the world's oldest and largest annual hacking conferences known to man.

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Tags: security , Windows software , download

Mailplane 3 takes off

Mailplane is a standalone Mac OS X e-mail client that integrates the Apple and Gmail experiences. For six years, Mailplane has been putting the Gmail experience into a proper app with functionality like drag-and-drop attachments, program icons in the dock and tab switcher, and integration with Mac OS X contacts. The latest version 3 release boosts the program one large step forward, with a completely redesigned interface, attachment previews, and compatibility with Mountain Lion's Notification Center.

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Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Mac , Gmail , download

Open Hexagon, an open copycat of Hexagon

Open Hexagon is a polygonal endurance run that draws heavy inspiration from Terry Cavanagh's Hexagon. Much like its former Web app game, Open Hexagon challenges players in a collapsing environment of walls that cave in. Your goal is to keep a dinky little triangle alive by orbiting around the core while dodging walls and crushing barriers. The game's overall design is a simple pixelated collection of lines and shapes, with some added chiptune tracks to appease the eardrums... Read More »

Tags: freeware , games , arcade , game , download

Amazon Cloud Drive apps for Windows and Mac (hands-on)

Amazon announced today that its Cloud Drive storage apps (Windows | Mac) are available for download, so I went ahead and downloaded the apps on both my desktop machines to check them out. The service was already available at the Amazon Cloud Drive Web site, but with a dedicated app you get easy access for storing just about any type of file on the fly.

After a fairly easy setup (requiring my Amazon account log-in info), a cloud-shaped... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: apps , Windows software , Cloud , free , software , download , Amazon

Minus: A positive file-sharing experience

When we hear "File-Sharing,", we tend to think of P2P, Torrenting, or even cloud services. Services like DropBox, Fetch.IO, and MegaUpload all support file storage and sharing in some way or another but require a number of steps, such as registration, browsing files, labeling... a process that can easily become messy and time-consuming. Instead, Carl Hu and John Xie strive to remind us of the good ol' days of grade school back when sharing was considered fun, fast, and easy. Their philosophy gave birth... Read More »

Tags: Webware , download

Got a new iPad? Find the best apps in our iPad Starter Kit

There had already been years of speculation before Apple's iPad finally made it on stage with Steve Jobs this year. Every Macworld Expo and Apple event for the past few years had always had a run-up with rumors of a new slate device that just might make its first appearance on stage. But it was always pushed out to the next Apple event.

When it was finally released, there were mixed reviews. Some wanted it to be a laptop, while others... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Apple , apps , iOS , iPod , Touch , iPad , software , download

Product download issue

Due to some issues we've had with our CDN, some products may be experiencing a problem with the download. We are actively putting a fix in place at this time, but if you are still unable to download your product, please let us know as soon as possible by utilizing your Contact Support link from your Upload.com account. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. Thanks for your patience. ... Read More »

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First Look video: DAP 9

Download Accelerator Plus 9 sticks a nitrous feed in your download habit. Grab files of all sizes quickly--sometimes 45 percent faster.

This First Look video will show how to satiate your need for download speed, but watch out for an inelegant design weighed down with excessive and disquieting advertisements.

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Tags: Windows software , download

Christmas screensavers for a merry mood

How do you know that the Christmas season is officially underway? People are more generous, the air is a little lighter, and that evergreen tree is decorated to the hilt with ornaments and lights.

Now, how about your Windows PC? Drop that tiny tinsel and put down that computer-top angel. This flashy collection of Christmas screensavers will put you and your rig into a happier holiday mood as you count down the days to yuletide.

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Tags: Windows software , download