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9 Mac Apps for Free!

9 free Mac Apps

Who don’t love free software? Macupdate got a great bundle for us Mac users. They are giving out 9 Mac Apps for totally free. Yes free!

The apps that are given out for free:

  • Backblaze – 3 months of free online backup service
  • Grappler – save and store almost any audio or video from the Web.
  • Color Strokes – an interactive photo editor that brings you a bold palette of color manipulation tools.
  • Light Frame – helps you add artful, attractive frames to your photos.
  • Photo Batch – lets you quickly process, adjust, resize, and crop sets of photos.
  • Video Rotate – rotates your videos for optimal presentation and editing.
  • Data Guardian – Secure your files with advanced 448-bit encryption.
  • MacCleanse – Selectively erase logs, caches, and more.
  • SnapNDrag – Capture and share your screen.

So what are you waiting for? Go to MacUpdate and download the free bundle today! It is valid till 28th March 2013.

 


Get a great FTP Client – Forklift at $0.99 in Mac App Store now!

Forklift in Mac App Store got a limited-time offer at just $0.99!

If you have been using Mac for a period of time, you should hear about Forklift. Forklift is a very robust and cool Mac FTP Client.

Here’s the description in Mac App Store:

ForkLift is a robust and elegant file manager and FTP/SFTP client, fully embracing the Apple methodology of bringing incredible power to a beautiful and easy-to-use, approachable interface, it also integrates multiple features you would normally buy in many separate applications. Batch Rename, App Deleter, Archive creation & management, powerful Folder Sync, and the ability to Split and Combine large files are all at your fingertips.

Features
• Dual-pane, tabbed file management
• Connect to a remote or shared volume using FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, iDisk, SMB, AFP, NIS
• Stacks: virtual containers for working with many disparate files across volumes
• Workspaces: save a snapshot of your current directories and connections
• Folder Sync: keep two folders in sync with granular control including powerful RegExp rules
• Synclets: save any sync setup as a stand-alone app for one-button instant updating from your dock or as a cronjob
• Remote Edit files with the editors of your choice, configurable based on file extensions
• Transfer Queue: manage copy operations with global conflict management and file reordering
• Favorites Manager: organize large numbers of connections with ease
• Multi-Rename files with sequencing, add/replace text, RegExp, and metadata support
• Archive creation and management using the Unarchiver framework
• Powerful RegExp-enabled Search, Filter and Select files on any volume
• App Deleter that automatically finds and deletes related app preferences and plists
• Split and combine large files
• Columns, List, Icon and Cover Flow views with full Quick Look support
• Full keyboard support with configurable shortcuts
• Blazing fast transfer engine

Be sure to catch this great deal! You can download Forklift at MacAppStore by clicking here.


OS X Mountain Lion AirPlay Mirroring via AppleTV

OS X Mountain Lion AirPlay

One of my favorite feature that Mountain Lion is offering is AirPlay Mirroring. AirPlay mirroring has been available for iPad or iPad, meaning you can stream or mirror what you see in your iPad/iPhone to your AppleTV which will be shown on your big screen TV.

Mountain Lion is going to bring that feature to Mac, so you can stream or mirror your Macbook/iMac screen to your big screen in your living room! Pretty cool huh? It almost makes me wonder, isn’t this going to push AppleTV’s sales, especially in cooperate environment? Imagine having an AppleTV hooking up to your TV in your meeting room. You can present your keynote just on your Mac wirelessly.

Anyway back to AirPlay, so with AirPlay you will be able to stream/mirror your Mac to your TV, and not only image, even sound will be push over to the TV. Thus you can stream any movie to your TV.

Check out Insanely Great Mac‘s Video, he have done a demo on it:


Apple’s Mountain Lion Demo

OS X Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion will be Apple’s up and coming latest OS. OS X Mountain Lion, note that they have removed “Mac” from Mac OS X. It was remove for obvious reason, OS X is slowly integrating with iOS and I’m sure they have plans to just have 1 OS in the future.

So what is new in Mountain Lion?

Quite a fair bit, judging that Lion is not even 1 year old.

  • Better integration of OS X with iCloud, you can upload document and files from your Mac to iCloud
  • Messages – able to send iMessages to any iOS or Mac via this app. GTalk and Yahoo! Messager are supported too! Almost like a all-in-one Message/Chat Client
  • Reminders – Apple brought iOS’s Reminder App into Mac, so now you can access whatever reminder you have enter on Mac/iOS on any devices you are at
  • Notes – Similar to Reminders, all the notes you have written in iPhone/iPad will be accessible on your Mac too. Yes, they are sync over iCloud
  • Notification Center – All your notification like iMessage, Friend Request, Calendar alerts, App Store updates, will be available on Mac. It looks exactly how it looks on iOS 5
  • Share Sheets – It enable to you easily share from anywhere to everywhere. You can tweet a cool site you found from Safari, Send notes via Mail, send video to Vimeo, or even post photo to Flickr
  • Twitter Integration just like iOS. You can quickly compose and send a tweet anywhere on your Mac
  • Game Center – You can now access your Game Center, so in theory you should be able to play games against your friends on your Mac while they are on iPad/iPhone
  • AirPlay Mirroring – My favorite feature of all. You now can stream your entire Mac screen to your HDTV in your living room, wirelessly via AppleTV. Just like what you can do with your iPad. It is very cool.
Check out the demo video from Apple(Please note that this YouTube video is not uploaded by Apple, as they have yet to upload)


New Messages App for OS X, you can now send iMessage to any iOS users on your Mac

Mountain Lion

Apple have just announced Mountain Lion OS, which will be coming to us pretty soon. It will be a refresh with some very cool updates, almost integrating iOS into Mac OS.

Messages

One of the update is an App – Messages.  Messages is almost like iMessage in iOS, but more powerful. In Messages App, you can not only send unlimited iMessages to any iOS/Mac users, you can now also chat via gtalk, Yahoo! Messager or even Jabber.  But of course, the killer feature is iMessage.

Send iMessage to anyone holding on to iOS Devices via your Mac

So what does this means? It means you can virtually reply messages to anyone who is using iPhone via your Mac, you don’t even need to talk your iPhone to do that. How cool is that? Ever seen the launch of Whatsapp, iMessages and so on, I have been thinking, why am I still restricted in replying to my friends via my iPhone since I already have a Mac infront of me. Going back to iPhone to reply a message honestly breaks my workflow.

What I think about Messages

With Apple’s new Message Client on Mac, I can reply to any iMessage I receive, I can even do FaceTime, send photos and video over to any iOS devices! How cool is that? I have been testing it for awhile, it has been pretty good, although I have encounter some issues off and on, but it is still in beta.

You can download beta Messages App now from Apple’s website and give it a try now!

 


Apple will stream Paul McCartney Concert live to iTunes and Apple TV on Feb 9!

Apple will be streaming Paul McCartney’s Concert Live via iTunes and Apple TV on February 9 2012. You will be able to view the concert via iTunes on your Mac/PC or on your Apple TV on your TV.

Paul McCartney will commemorate the release of his new album, Kisses On The Bottom, with a free streaming performance that takes place 7 p.m. PST Thursday, February 9, from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, where much of the new album was recorded.

Kisses on the Bottom, which comes out Tuesday, February 7, via Hear Music/Concord, is a collection of standards McCartney grew up listening to, plus two new McCartney compositions — “My Valentine” and “Only Our Hearts” (which feature guest turns, respectively, from Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder).

Recorded with the aid of Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall and her band — who will back McCartney for the Capitol live-stream event — Kisses On The Bottom is a personal journey through songs that, in some cases, a young McCartney first heard his father perform on the family piano.

The February 9 Capitol Studios streaming event will be the first time ever that the reverent and adventurous performances of Kisses On The Bottom will be brought to life in a live setting

I think it is pretty cool. You can check out this concert here.

 


How deep Apple’s root grew into the world

Apple’s Root

Time Magazine have came out with this very informative infographic. It shows the percentage of Apple’s income stream, how different business are interlinked with Apple’s Product.

iPhone sales are 43%, Mac 20%, iPad 19% and iPod 7%, I feel iPad will be taking over Mac’s sales very soon, and iPod will slowly die off.

This page was taken from September 12 issue!

[via cultofmac]

 

 

 


MacUpdate Bundle 2011 is here [Video]

MacUpdate Bundle is back! With just $49.99, you will be able to get 10 very useful apps which includes Roxio’s Toast Titanium, Data Rescue and Fantastical.

So what will you get for USD$49.99?

  1. Roxio’s Toast Titanium 11 – One of the best Disc burning software for Mac
  2. Data Rescue 3 – Data Recovery on Mac, allow you to recover data when you hard disk went into issue
  3. FX Photo Studio Pro 2.0 – Edit your Photos with ease with FX Photo Studio Pro with over 170 photo effects & filters
  4. Fantastical – The best Calendar App on Mac, allowing you to write natural language and calendar event will be marked
  5. iStats Menu – Monitor your system stats on your menubar.
  6. PhoneView 2.7.1 – Manage your iPhone via PhoneView, access music, videos, sms, mms and more.
  7. Concealer 1.0.8 – Hide and Encrypt your files/folders on your Mac
  8. EarthDesk – Browse the Earth with EarthDesk
  9. Mellel – A very useful Mac App for clean word processing.
  10. Bookends – Manage all your research, reference and information with Bookends.
Check out the Video on all 10 Apps here:

You can buy the bundle from MacUpdate

Steve Jobs Life in Animation [Video]

 

 

 

Next Media Animation created a new video dedicated to Steve Jobs, summaring his life and his career in 2 minutes worth of animation. Although as usual, Next Media have their own take of what happened and made the animation overly exaggerated. but they have their humor.

Steve Job’s Life in Animation

In the animation, Steve Jobs took LSD and attained spiritual enlightenment. Together with Steve Wozniak they came out with their own product Macintosh and setup their own company called Apple.  But things did not went well with him, Steve Jobs was bounced out of his own company by John Sculley, who was hired by himself from Pepsi.

Pixar and Toy Story

Steve Jobs is not someone who gave up, he started up a new animation company Pixar and produced ‘Toy Story’ and was a great hit in film industry. Disney then bought Pixar up and this made Steve Jobs the single largest shareholder of Disney till today. Steve Jobs later was setup a new company which was bought up by Apple, in the end pushed him to be the new CEO of Apple.

Post-PC Era created single handily by Steve Jobs

That’s when Steve Jobs lead Apple to produced iMac, iPod, iPhone then iPad. Now Apple is the leading IT company around in terms of innovations, and Steve Jobs retired as CEO.

Check out their new Animation on Steve Jobs’s Life and Career


Mac is easier? Don’t believe? Check this out!

Have you ever wonder why Mac users always tell you Mac is easier, Mac is so much better. Honestly, if Macdonald’s thinks Mac is easier, who else won’t think so?

@smalera shared the above twitpic of a configuration guide for Mac donald’s Free Wifi Setup. Looking at the number of steps you need to setup the free wifi, how can you say that Mac is not easier and faster? What’s worse that Windows XP and Vista have very different setup, confusing to the users I’m sure.


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