Elements - Dropbox Powered Text Editor lets you share and edit text (TXT) files on your iOS device via Dropbox. Dropbox is a free program (Windows, Mac, iPhone) that lets you quickly transfer files between platforms with a folder that automatically syncs up between the devices to make moving files a breeze. You'll also need to register with Dropbox in order to use Elements. But with Elements, you'll now have a separate folder in Dropbox where you can place text files and edit them on your iPhone or iPad. Any changes you make will be automatically synced to … Read more
In case a name and phone number on Fido's dog tag aren't enough to bring him home from his wanderings, a new tag from online pet community PetHub includes a Fido-centric URL that is scannable by smartphone.
One side of the laser-etched tag displays a human-readable Web link to information on your pet. The other shows a two-dimensional QR bar code that can be scanned by any iPhone or Android phone with the free code-scanning software NeoReader installed.
When scanned, the code automatically navigates a browser to PetHub to display an animal's information.
By default, PetHub shows … Read more
Freeway Pro is a Web site design and maintenance tool that offers professional-level features without requiring any coding knowledge.
Freeway's Mac-style, multipane interface should feel familiar to users of other design programs, with its simple toolbar, a list of your site's pages in a pane on the left (including master pages), a main window showing the current selected page, and numerous floating palettes for formatting and settings. Less experienced Web designers will find a lot to like here, including Freeway's customizable templates, WYSIWYG and drag-and-drop editing, and the way the app handles everything code-related in the background, … Read more
You know you have a hit single when Jeff gets off his antiboogie butt and dances to it; such is the case with Cee-lo Green's latest single from an upcoming album titled "The LadyKiller."
The song title described by the Washington Post as a "two-word, Anglo-Saxon, hortatory phrase whose first word is typically rendered by dashes or a string of nonsense characters from the upper levels of a keyboard," rhymes with "Cluck You" and has already racked up over 2 million YouTube hits since its release earlier this week.
The up-tempo beat is … Read more
BBEdit is a popular, powerful HTML and text editor with a high-performance array of tools for editing, sorting, searching, transforming, and otherwise manipulating text. Anyone with modest text-editing needs should check out BBEdit's free sister app, TextWrangler, but BBEdit is still an excellent choice for software developers (especially Web developers), with potent hand-coding features across more than 20 programming languages.
On top of basics like code folding and syntax coloring, BBEdit has flexible, multilanguage code completion, nonmodal search and replace across multiple files (so you can keep multiple document and search windows open), a smart Scratchpad that automaintains its … Read more
Bar codes that look like paintings? Or paintings that look like bar codes? Either way, these have to be the prettiest bar codes, bar none. Peeping out from within the geometric lines are slice-of-life depictions of Boston artist's wanderings through South America. Now, if only the bar codes on TV and PC carton boxes had more symmetry and color than just boring black lines. You can catch more of Blackerby's bar code series here. Meanwhile, here are two of my favorites:
(Source: Crave Asia)
For Marc Maiffret, the turning point in his life came when--at the age of 17--he woke up to an FBI agent pointing a gun at his head.
A runaway and high school dropout, he had just returned home and landed his first professional job using his computer skills for the good of companies instead of for mischief. But his past was still catching up to his present.
Young, articulate, and outspoken, Maiffret went on to become a celebrity hacker wunderkind, testifying before Congress on security issues, featured in cover stories in numerous magazines and newspapers, appearing in MTV's "… Read more
In this video, CNET editor Natali Del Conte shows you how to use QR codes to send or read links, contact information, or just about any other information.
reporter's notebook LAS VEGAS--Microsoft's Clint Rutkas was sent a rather intriguing e-mail a couple weeks back. Could he use a phone he'd never held to control a robot he hadn't built to send T-shirts into the crowd at the Mix10 conference.
Ever the adventurous type, Rutkas readily agreed. And sure enough, when Monday's keynote rolled around, Rutkas' Windows Phone T-Shirt Cannon was ready.
Rutkas said he didn't even get a prototype phone in his hands until a couple days into the project. Although he was 90 percent sure he could just do things remotely … Read more
AUSTIN, Texas--Networking is a very big part of why thousands of people have come to the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival from near and far for five days of one of the most popular confabs in the country.
But as anyone knows who's been to packed conferences, especially ones with long days of sessions, meetings, and evening socializing, it can be cumbersome to keep track of all the business cards that pile over the course of the event. Even if you don't lose some of them, you might have trouble days or weeks later putting faces to … Read more