Desktop App for Mac allows you to minimize open desktop app windows with one click. Unfortunately, it requires its own window to function, which makes it rather awkward. Still, it does work as intended.
At around 1MB, Desktop App for Mac downloads and installs within seconds. Using it is super easy; all you have to do is click the "Show Desktop" button to minimize all open windows, with the exception of the app's own, which actually takes quite a bit of space. To bring back the windows, you just have to click on "Show All Apps … Read more
Still not fond of the Start screen in Windows 8.1? You can tweak the new Start button so that it takes you to the Apps screen instead.
The Windows 8.1 Start screen displays tiles for all the built-in apps and for any apps that you've pinned. But you may not want to clutter it up with every single app you install. The Apps screen does show you every installed app but in a more compact view. And you can change the sorting of the Apps screen to display your apps by name, date installed, most used, or … Read more
With the same bright colors, flat planes, and animated icons, Tweetbot 3 looks and feels very different from its earlier versions. Tapbots, the company behind the app, said it redesigned Tweetbot "from the ground up" for Apple's newest operating system.
"Tweetbot has slimmed down to look and feel more like iOS 7 and has also gained a lot of charm and speed in the process," Tapbots wrote in the app … Read more
Refresh App taps into the wealth of information on your phone, social networks, and more to create a dossier on people you meet with or know. It does this so seamlessly and across multiple networks that it feels native and separate from a traditional Facebook or LinkedIn add-on app. While privacy rules will always apply -- if someone makes their information private, it will not appear in the app -- we still came away with a lot of information.
The setup process for Refresh App can be short or very long depending on how many services you connect it to. … Read more
Apple's iWork, which competes with Microsoft's Office, is the subject of an apparent Mac App Store bug that has allowed even those who didn't pay for the software to freely use the platform, according to a new report.
Earlier this week, iWork users who had only downloaded the free 30-day trial reported they were able to update to the latest version without paying for the software, 9to5Mac reported, citing people who have achieved the feat. The issue appears to be that the Mac App Store is incapable of determining whether a person is running a free trial … Read more
OS X Mavericks offers a number of new features and enhancements to OS X, both in features you might use as well as under-the-hood optimizations; however, in order to take advantage of these you must first successfully install the OS, and this is where a few users have run into issues.
In some cases, people attempting to install the OS are running into a problem where the Mavericks installer claims the hard disk is damaged and needs to be repaired. Other times Mavericks might be hung up downloading from the Mac App Store, or never complete its final installation steps.… Read more
Apple has refreshed a couple of its core apps to get them on board the iOS 7 bandwagon.
Released on Tuesday, Podcasts version 2 has a new paint job and fonts that take on the simple style found in iOS 7. The app also has rejiggered some features. For instance, the Podcasts Store now can be found in the Featured tab, and Search has its own tab to allow you to find your favorite podcasts.
Moreover, the Top Charts window now displays a simple list of podcasts separated by audio and video. You can organize and view your stations either … Read more