Fetch is one of the oldest and most well-loved FTP clients, whose cute fetching-dog animation has been running--literally--on Macs since 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 addition to a fairly minimal and intuitive visual interface, Fetch saves you time with extras like Quick Look previews (optimized for OS X), easy drag and drop (including droplet shortcuts that save you from having to retype connection information), progress-tracking Dashboard widgets (shaped … Read more
Curious what people have been saying about Steve Jobs on histribute page, but don't want to scroll through all 10,975 messages Apple has made public?
Worry no more. Instead, check out the following frequency analysis of Jobs tributes, courtesy of Neil Kodner, a CBS data engineer and developer. CBS publishes CNET.
According to Kodner:2,186 messages, or just under 20 percent of all the notes on the page, mention an Apple product. "Mac" was most common, appearing in 10 percent of all notes, with Apple's iPhone, iPod, and iPad trailing. The fifth most … Read more
Some people simply won't read Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs because it has 656 pages, meaning it requires strong fingers--and nerves--in order to make it through the whole thing.
So with various media organizations obtaining copies by Wikileaky, Watergate-like subterfuge, I thought I'd create a little scorecard to tabulate all of the tiffs, digs, revelations, affronts and full-frontal stabbings that have dripped out so far.
Each of them I have given a score: The "What A Surprise" score. A score of 1 means that surely most sentient beings expected this. A 10 means that … Read more
Walter Isaacson taped many of his interview sessions with the notoriously private Steve Jobs and learned a great deal about the complex life and personality of a man who typically shunned the public eye. Isaacson shared the tapes with "60 Minutes" to help bring the more than 40 interviews he did to life.
As producer Graham Messick points out, these recordings were made on walks and in … Read more
Apple has launched a Steve Jobs tribute page displaying messages it has received from Apple customers and employees to remember the death of the company's co-founder.
"Over a million people from all over the world have shared their memories, thoughts, and feelings about Steve," Apple writes on the tribute page. "One thing they all have in common--from personal friends to colleagues to owners of Apple products--is how they've been touched by his passion and creativity. You can view some of these messages below."
Below the message, a scrolling list of notes is displayed remembering … Read more
Following today's release of iOS 5, Apple has also updated several of its own apps to include support for iOS 5. Apps include Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for iOS, iMovie, Find My iPhone, and Remote.
Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for iOS now include enhancements for use with Apple's iCloud syncing service. Now, users can automatically keep their documents and presentations synced between all their devices using iCloud. Users can also download their iOS documents to their Mac or PC via the iWork section of iCloud.
Facebook is cozying up to major brands in a big way.
The latest is Wal-Mart.
The social-networking giant announced it's teaming up with the world's biggest retailer with an aim to make shopping more local and personal. Together, they introduced "My Local Walmart," a new Facebook app designed to give millions of Wal-Mart shoppers information on their favorite and closest Wal-Mart stores nationwide.
More than 3,500 Wal-Mart store-specific pages are launching on Facebook, allowing consumers to more easily locate the right store nationwide via ZIP code. The app aims to deliver the latest deals, product … Read more
Those of you who'd like to read Facebook pages written in a foreign language now have a way to translate posts and comments into your native tongue.
Using the translation tools of Microsoft's Bing, the social-networking site is now offering an inline tool that will translate posts made on public Facebook pages into the language indicated in your profile.
As described by the company, public pages written in a different language will display a "Translate" link next to each post or comment. Clicking on that link converts the post into your own language. Clicking on the &… Read more
Despite antitrust investigations and growing competition, Google CEO Larry Page sees the company itself as its biggest obstacle to success.
During an appearance today at Google's Zeitgeist conference in Paradise Valley, Ariz., Page was asked what he felt the biggest threat was to Google's success. His answer was a loud "Google."
"One of the interesting things that we've noticed is that companies correlate on decision-making and speed of decision making," Page said. "There are basically no companies that have good slow decisions. There are only companies that have good fast decisions. So … Read more
When it comes to being social, Google CEO Larry Page is apparently very particular.
Who, therefore, could be surprised that social networking isn't quite as vital to his being as, say, burying the whole of Facebook in a very large vat of custard?
The difficult thing is that everyone believes the whole world will soon be social--that we will do nothing without our friends instantly knowing (and judging) our latest foray to, say, the bowling alley or the mall restroom.
So, yelps and alerts have now emerged that Page has posted nothing to Google+ for a month. At least, … Read more