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Finding the perfect organizational app isn't nearly as cut-and-dried as it sounds. For most users, it's a matter of well-designed features and aesthetics, but a large part of it boils down to personal preference. Some users prefer simple organizer apps with a few core features, while others tend to prefer feature-heavy, robust apps. In an effort to help you find the perfect day-planning app for you, we sat down with InFocus Pro by Elixir Software Group, an app aimed at helping you organize your projects and activities.
Straight But Not Narrow, The Trevor Project and Human I-T have announced a joint initiative to provide LGBTQ youth access to computers and online resources. Entitled "Power On", the initiative will run until LGBT Spirit Day on October 17, with the organizations encouraging donations of laptops, tablets and smartphones for distribution to LGBTQ resources centers throughout the US. The aim of the project is to provide youth with access to the Internet for the purpose of being more readily connected to peer support regarding sexual and gender identities. Donated devices will be refurbished by Human I-T.
Yahoo's new boss, appointed just four days ago, is wasting no time in reorganization and shaking up the company. Interim CEO Ross Levinsohn is consolidating a consumer commerce division created by ex-CEO Scott Thompson. Instead of operating separately, the commerce group will be folded into the company's global media force.
Following a lackluster fourth-quarter fiscal report, Logitech announced an executive reorganization to simplify the entire organization through restructuring. Two executive management positions were eliminated completely, with one executive leaving the company on May 15.
Pangea Software has updated all of its current iPhone games, adding full compatibility with the new iPhone 4 and iOS 4. The updates add native support for the new retina display, enabling each game to operate at the native 960x640 resolution. Updated titles include Enigmo, a puzzle game where players direct falling water droplets; Cro-Mag Rally, an arcade-style racing game with a variety of of stone-age vehicles; Warheads, a Missle Command style game; Bugdom 2, an action-adventure game where players take control of a grasshopper, and more. All of Pangea Software's applications can be found in the App Store with prices ranging from free up to $10.
Quirky has released a new line of products for organizing and storing USB cables. Cable Caps are designed to protect the male end of a USB cable when it is not in use. The top of each Cable Cap features a unique character with a built-in slot to store the end of the USB cable, while the body section acts as a stretchable band that can be used to tie up the remaining cord. The product line includes six different characters including Printer Man, Phone Dude, Camera Gal, Eye Baller, Egg Man and 'Da Bulb. Cable Caps can be purchased online in sets of three for $8.
Oryx Digital has released new Professional and Advanced Editions of its seating and planning software, PerfectTablePlan. The app offers tools for creating and arranging seating places for special occasions such as weddings or award ceremonies, and includes printable charts and reports. The two new editions bring more customizable features, and allow users to add tables onto a scaled floor plan simply by dragging and dropping. More reporting options have been included which make it possible to report the meal selection by either the table or the amount of money owing.
Indev Software has released Mail Act-On 2.1, an update to its organization and management tool for Appleís Mail application. Mail Act-On integrates itís outbox and rules into Mailís rules editor, and provides simpler ways for moving, copying and filtering messages. The 2.1 update contains new features including bringing the maximum number of configurable destination mailboxes up to 10, and the ability to have inbox, outbox and Act-On rules now activate other defined rules. Users can also apply Act-On rules to prior messages, enabling the program to automatically file messages that the user just replied to, or re-file sent mail whenever a reply is received.
KavaMovies 1.4 ($35) is a movie database application that allows users to organize the movies they have seen, the ones they want to see and those that are a part of their collection. The application also connects to the internet to obtain extra information about each movie such as actors, directors, genres and more. The latest update adds a new favorites browser and has been optimized to run under Snow Leopards 64-bit architecture. The move to 64-bit should also result in improved interface performance and database access speeds. [Download - 4.6MB]
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Invisible wall mount for iPad Pro, mini
Computing hardware mounting company Wall-Smart has announced the availability the new "invisible" wall mount, with models for the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 -- all with no bezel. The invisible mount includes ¬≠Power Over Ethernet to USB, which allows charging while in-wall, and is available for both drywall and solid surfaces such as solid wood panels or partition walls. Prices vary widely by iPad model, and required mounting hardware. http://bit.ly/1SE5jCO
Kingston buys IronKey secure USB tech
Kingston Digital today announced it has acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey from Imation. In addition to Kingston's acquisition, encryption services leader DataLocker has purchased the IronKey Enterprise Management Services platform which provides centralized management to encrypted USB drives. Kingston and DataLocker claim that there will be no interruption in service provided, or available products as a result of the consolidations. http://bit.ly/1QQk9SZ
View-Master VR device in Apple Store
Apple has started to sell a Google Cardboard-style VR headset modeled on a classic Mattel toy. Initially launched early last year, the View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack for $30 is designed to use an iPhone as a display, with a Preview Reel and lever system mimicking the toy's switching between images to take users between different VR apps and scenes. http://bit.ly/1RhJW8y
Apple brings iTunes Movie Trailers app to Canada
After five years, Apple has expanded its iTunes Movie Trailers app for iOS to Canada. As of Saturday, the free app allows movie buffs to see HD movie trailers for new studio and independent features, and explore some other movie-related extras such as photos, behind-the-scenes footage, or clips from upcoming films. Users can save trailers for quick access, read reviews from RottenTomatoes.com within the app, use AirPlay to send them to an Apple TV, share trailers, and peruse the top movie charts. http://apple.co/1UUKtwr
Apple expands CloudKit API, provides web interface
On Friday, Apple notified developers that it was expanding a feature of CloudKit to allow for server-to-server web service requests. "In addition to providing a web interface for users to access the same data as your app, you can now easily read and write to the CloudKit public database from a server-side process or script with a server-to-server key," Apple said in its announcement. Previously, interaction with the CloudKit public database was limited to apps and web only. http://apple.co/20h1RwP
Remote S for Tesla Apple Watch app drives car out
Developer Allen Wong has created the Remote S for Tesla app, which can be used to remotely activate the Model S electric car via an Apple Watch, and drive it a short distance. Aside from providing data about the car and some basic function controls, the unofficial app uses the manufacturer's Summon command to allow the car to turn on, exit the garage, and park near to the user's location. The app is available to purchase from the App Store for $10. http://apple.co/1PprF4t
Seagate 3TB unreliability suit expands
The Seagate 3TB class-action hard drive lawsuit has been expanded to more devices. The expanded suit, filed today, now includes Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive,¬†Desktop HDD 3TB, Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk¬†Drive,¬†GoFlex 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, or any other Seagate hard drive with model number ST3000DM001. The law firm, Hagens Berman, is seeking information from consumers such as time in service, purchase price, and the nature of any drive received in return from Seagate as a replacement for a failed unit. http://bit.ly/1Pc34Cq