If you're a MacBook user, you've likely been waiting on pins and needles as the rest of the industry has been unleashing Intel's new Core i3, i5 and i7 processors everywhere. There's good news and bad news here: while Apple has updated its MacBook Pro line to Core i5 and i7 processors, the new spring 2010 13-inch MacBook Pro still runs off an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. We can't say we weren't expecting a new processor here, and we're mildly disappointed. After all, we really loved the 2009 13-inch MacBook Pro, and … Read more
Poker is more popular than ever, thanks to both interactive online games involving real poker players and good old video poker games that let you kill time while you sharpen your playing skills. Poker 2010 is the latter, a basic video poker game with a built-in slideshow to add some visual appeal. While you can install your own pictures, it comes with a "vintage" photo set featuring risqué black-and-white images from the 1950s that probably won't be to everyone's taste.
This poker game sports a colorful but low-resolution interface. Depictions of the various winning hands … Read more
The premium Xobni for BlackBerry is a must-have tool for heavy business users who rely on their BlackBerry smartphones for communicating with contacts. Xobni scours incoming and outgoing messages, building contact profiles for everyone it can, even if you never add them to your native address book.
From there, you can search Xobni while composing an e-mail (flick upwards to access its secondary address book) or from a standalone app. In addition to sending messages, you can shoot off a call or SMS if the numbers are available, or find out more information from an integrated LinkedIn or Facebook profile. … Read more
Add word bubbles, word art titles, and clip art graphics to a snap and suddenly your picture is worth a heck of a lot more words than a thousand. PicSay's free, fun app also handles photo-editing basics like color temperature, contrast, and funky effects, though it does lack other tools like cropping and sharpening, which you would expect to be shoo-ins. Sharing your creations through e-mail and social networking sites is a big draw; choosing from multiple picture resolutions makes it practical.
We have to hand it to Seesmic: its Twitter app for BlackBerry has grown since an unimpressive first attempt that did little more to replicate the product's desktop glory than sketch out a basic Twitter client. Now, Seesmic is filling its app in with some Twitter power features that have become mandatory for serious third-party Twitter apps.
Chief among these is retweeting (two ways) and support for up to 10 Twitter accounts. The app supports your Twitter searches and lists, and hooks into Ping.fm, so you can broadcast your tweet to dozens of social networks. Like Ubertwitter, Seesmic … Read more
Seesmic has seen a flurry of development on the Web, desktop, and mobile phones lately. Last week, the third-party developer of Twitter apps released an update to its Web-based Twitter manager that outmaneuvered its downloadable Windows apps.
Seesmic also issued a version bump for its BlackBerry app. The new Seesmic for BlackBerry 1.3 now supports posting messages on up to 10 Twitter accounts versus just one default account. You view only one account at a time, and switch accounts from the bottom of the context menu. It's not a seamless transfer, but it works. Seesmic for BlackBerry also … Read more