The acquisition of Patch isn't too much of a surprise. Armstrong founded and invested in Patch while at his former gig as Google sales chief. The start-up offers a model for local news on the Web and plans to have launched in a dozen cities by the end of 2009. Going, meanwhile, has been around since 2006 and offers event and invitation services along with ticketing. … Read more
If you've ever spotted a piece of crucial information while surfing the Internet or reading an e-mail, you might have stumbled trying to find a way to copy it and keep it organized. Anagram claims to be the perfect software for this situation.
The program has a unique interface that takes a trip to the Help menu to understand. However, after some research and experimentation, users should be familiar with Anagram. To activate it, simply highlight some text from an e-mail or Web site and hit CTRL+C twice. This will bring up Microsoft Outlook and Anagram's small … Read more
Reminder Cube offers users an alternative to the traditional calendar system. With a basic display that performs simple functions, users may have an easier time keeping organized.
This freeware has a simple interface that is easy to understand. Users familiar with calendar systems such as Microsoft Outlook will be slightly confused by its layout, but after some experimenting, most will quickly become familiar with Reminder Cube. A monthly calendar sits at the top right and commands for creating new events, new tasks, making a note, and opening Gmail are below. To the right, taking up much of the screen are … Read more
There are as many tools to help you organize your life as there are days in a year, which makes it hard to stand out. Swift To-Do List is easy to use, but its basic features keep it firmly in the middle of the pack.
This program offers a simple interface that most users should find intuitive from the beginning. With large, colorful icons and a tree displaying the various tasks that need to be performed, the display is easily interpreted. This basic, yet functional interface serves well in creating a new task. Users can title, schedule, and even add … Read more
Online-invitation service Socializr is hoping to be the FriendFeed for your social life. The site announced on Wednesday that it now aggregates invitations from MySpace, Facebook, Yahoo's Upcoming, Meetup, Google Calendar, and industry leader Evite (owned by InterActiveCorp) in addition to letting members send their own invitations. The new feature is called "Event Connect."
Socializr, which was hatched by Friendster founder Jonathan Abrams, also has implemented Facebook Connect and MySpaceID so that members of those social networks can invite friends to Socializr events. A third new feature of Event Connect lets members tap into their accounts on … Read more
Keeping on top of daily tasks can be stressful for many. The ToDo Reminder is a program designed to help you keep track of daily duties and prioritize tasks. Its simple approach might not appeal to all, but it can help users stay organized without much effort.
Users hoping for a sleek look may be disappointed by this freeware's plain interface. However, simplicity is an asset for ToDo Reminder. Where other reminder and prioritization software attempts to do too much--potentially confusing the user--there is almost no mistaking the simple job of this download. By creating tasks, users can set … Read more
Birthday Calendar Reminder offers people a foolproof way of remembering loved-ones' big celebrations and other important dates. This simple concept is a great way to keep yourself in the loop, but may prove to be redundant for many.
Birthday Calendar Reminder is a no-frills way to watch important dates. An icon is stored in the lower right-hand tray of your display and can be easily accessed. From there, users of popular calendar systems like Microsoft Outlook will recognize a similar day, week, or month option of display. These give the user control over what they see and how far in … Read more
CNET News Apple reporter Tom Krazit and CNET Reviews editor Kent German are both at Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 event at company headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., right now. They're live-blogging the announcements as they happen, so head over here now. The event begins at 10 a.m. PDT.
And be sure to stick around here afterward where we'll have a full recap and analysis of what Apple's announcement means for iPhone developers and users.
Are you a huge fan of the Street Fighter franchise? Well, if you are, Los Angeles is the place for you. When Capcom hosts the Street Fighter 4 launch event and 20 years of Street Fighter history. Straight from Capcom Unity here are the details:
The where: The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The when: Thursday, February 12th, 2009, from 8 pm-12 midnight.
The who: You! Yes, you. And your squirrelly cousin. And his best friend. On February 12, any friend of Street Fighter is a friend of ours, … Read more
After all the hoopla surrounding Steve Jobs' absence from Apple's last Macworld keynote subsided, it was finally time for us all to tune into Phil Schiller's remarks about the future of his company.
Speculation abounded over what Schiller would announce. A new Mac Mini? An updated Apple TV? We didn't know, but many of us were sitting on the edge of our seats waiting to find out.
And then we did. And it was a snoozefest.
Sure, it's nice to see that iTunes has finally gone DRM-free, even though Amazon.com did so last year, and the updated 17-inch MacBook Pro looks nice, even though the battery isn't removable--a major blunder, since the advertised 8 hours of battery life will probably never happen, and serial travelers require the use of multiple batteries.
But what else came out of Tuesday's announcement? An update to iLife is nice, and iMovie's new features make it a more capable video-editing alternative, but beyond that, Schiller's keynote speech was rife with details and demos that bored those who were looking for major updates.
Realizing that, is it time for Apple to finally put an end to its strategy of holding major events to unveil product updates?… Read more