Fetch is one of the oldest and most well-loved FTP clients on the Mac, going as far back as 1989. Fetch can handle all your basic FTP needs, including SFTP and FTP with TLS/SSL, along with support for AppleScript and one-click remote file editing (with any kind of file and any kind of application). In the latest update, this old dog has learned plenty of new tricks, making it a worthy upgrade for fans of the classic client.
Today Apple issued an update for its iPhoto consumer photo management tool that provides support for iCloud. In addition, Apple has updated its Aperture photo management tool for professionals and enthusiasts to support the same new features, bringing the latest version to 3.2.
In addition to the new features, the Aperture 3.2 update includes bug fixes and stability enhancements that, according to the information page on the update, include the following:Resolves an issue that could cause the "Loading" indicator to reappear in the Viewer when cropping a photo. Aperture now automatically relaunches into Full Screen … Read more
Along with today's release of the iCloud service and OS X 10.7.2, Apple has issued an update to iPhoto '11 (version 9) that incorporates support for iCloud and devices running iOS 5, in addition to fixing a number of bugs, and performance and compatibility issues that have cropped up for users. According to the update, the following features have been added or fixed in the update:Left and right swipe gestures can now be used to navigate between photos in Magnify (1-up) view. Previously imported photos are now displayed in a separate section of the Import window. … Read more
After months of testing and weeks of beta developer builds being issued, Apple has finally released the much-anticipated OS X 10.7.2 update for its latest Lion operating system. The update incorporates a slew of bug fixes and stability enhancements to the OS, but most of all it brings support for Apple's iCloud service, which was also opened to the public earlier today.
Even if you do not plan on using iCloud extensively, the 10.7.2 update is still recommended to address a number of issues with software and services in the initial releases of Lion, including:… Read more
When Apple introduced the iPhone and iOS, it pushed for the adoption of HTML5 as an alternative to and replacement for Adobe Flash, stating that the plug-in is clunky, lacking in features, and not advancing. Since then, Adobe has buckled down and implemented a number of enhancements in Flash and its latest releases have brought massive speed and feature improvements. Today, Adobe has furthered this effort with the release of Flash Player 11 and AIR 3.0. You can also grab the updates manually from CNET Download.com: Flash Player 11 for Windows | Mac; and AIR 3 for Windows | Mac.
With these latest releases Adobe is bringing highly accelerated graphics support to the platform. According to Adobe, the new Stage3D technology in the new Flash Player brings combined 2D and 3D acceleration that is up to 1,000 times faster than the previous Flash and AIR iterations. While currently Stage3D is supported only for personal computers, it should make its way to mobile devices in future Flash releases.
The advancements offered by Stage3D should bring far more complex graphics development for the player, and allow some developers to use it as a viable alternative for their projects, especially for cross-platform efforts.… Read more
Apple's event today was largely a disappointment to most people, mainly because there was no iPhone 5 in the lineup (Read all of our coverage of the Apple event here). As was rumored, Apple instead released the iPhone 4S, adding a dual-core A5 processor, an 8-megapixel camera, an advanced voice command AI known as Siri, and several other new options in iOS 5, coming October 12. Apple also announced upgraded iPod Nanos and a refreshed line of iPod Touches. Still, the news of the day seems to be that there was no iPhone 5.
What did we really expect? … Read more
Evernote for Mac is just one part of an excellent, access-from-anywhere note-taking system. In addition to the Evernote desktop client, you can create and get to your notes from a variety of mobile devices (including apps for the iPhone and iPad) and any Web browser on any computer. A free Evernote account links all your notes together. This latest version tackles a few bug fixes to make the software run more smoothly.
Which browser do you use? Your Mac comes preloaded with Safari, a world-class option on its own that now has extensions you can add for even more functionality. Mozilla Firefox has wiggled its way into many Mac users' hearts with its speed and virtually unlimited amount of useful add-ons. Opera is another great choice with its Speed Dial favorites pages, tons of added features, and sleek and skinnable interface. All of these are good choices depending on the features you want, but there's also something to be said for simplicity.
If you just want a simple and stylish browsing … Read more
One of the most popular and customizable third-party clients in the multiservice chat category continues to impress. Adium supports multiple services, including AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Facebook, Windows Live, and Google Chat. Part of what made the original Adium so attractive was the multitude of IM service options, and that still forms the core appeal of this client. This latest version comes with a laundry list of new features and fixes making it a must-download for Adium users.
Want to make Safari even better on your Mac? Glims is a recent addition to our Mac software library that's still in beta, but offers a ton of nice tweaks to Apple's Web browser. With Glims installed, you'll get new tab options, search results thumbnails, more search engines from the search box, search suggestions, and much more. Like any beta software, we recommend you back up your important work before running Glims on your Mac.