Category Archives: New Apps
If you are like me and find yourself keeping copies of files everywhere then this solution could be your best option.
I have been testing this SugarSync for the past few months between my iphone, 3 x apple mac computers and my ipad.
It’s a great way to keep files, photo, music, just about anything else you can throw in a folder together synchronised. SugarSync is easy to setup and manage with the easy drag and drop you have become accustomed to with MacOS software. Check out the video below.
SugarSync offers awseome incentives for you to get others to signup, and I won’t hide the fact that if you click on the link below I get an extra 500MB! Signup is simple and there are no strings attached, no spam attacks just pure peace of mind with super easy syncs. Enjoy!
Sync files across multiple computers and devices
Automatically sync files across computers. Sync PCs, sync Macs, even sync PCs with Macs!
Works the way you do
With SugarSync, you decide which folders you want to sync and where you want to sync them. SugarSync works in the background so your most important data is always backed up and available to you – regardless of your location or the computer you are using. You can start editing a file on your office PC and finish it on your Mac at home.
Sync to the cloud for offline file access
SugarSync continuously syncs and backs up files from your computer to your secure, Personal Cloud. You can edit files on your computer while it is offline and SugarSync automatically syncs the changes the next time your computer is online. You can relax with the confidence that you are always using the most recent versions of your documents.
Sync shared folders for seamless online file sharing
Now when you collaborate with other people, your changes can be synced between your computer and theirs. When teams share project folders, changes made by one team member are automatically synced to others on the team. You can share entire folders of photos with family members, or share documents and files with your clients. Imagine the possibilities!
Browse, access, backup and sync — all from your mobile device With the SugarSync Mobile App, you have access to all of your data, right from your smartphone or tablet. Looking for mobile storage, mobile syncing, and mobile backup? With the SugarSync app installed on your mobile device, you can access files from any of your computers, share photos with friends and family, upload files and photos from your mobile device to your computer (without wires!), even edit documents, depending on the capabilities of your device. You can send files of any size remotely from your mobile phone or tablet, even if your computers are turned off. With Mobile Apps for Android and Apple iOS, you can even sync files or folders between your device and your computers. It’s like having all your computers inside your device! SugarSync has mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Symbian devices.
Access your data from anywhere (even offline)
View your documents, spreadsheets, photos, presentations, and videos from your computers right from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. About to hop on an airplane? Use SugarSync’s app to sync files to your device for use when you’re offline.
Stream your music collection
Listen to your entire music collection, not just what fits on your device. SugarSync’s app gives you access to every gigabyte of music from your computers. Stream your iTunes music library, or music from any folder directly to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Share files or entire folders
Sharing files or entire folders couldn’t be easier. Ever needed to send an email on your iPhone and attach a file on your office computer? With SugarSync, every file and folder in your account has an associated link that you can share on email, Twitter, or Facebook.
Remotely manage files on your computers
You’re used to being able to organize and manage your files and folders on your computer. Why not on the go? The SugarSync app lets you copy, move and even delete files and folders. It is like you now have a super-charged remote control for all of your computers.
Save photos to your computers
No more fumbling with cables or file transfers. Just open the SugarSync app to take a picture or a video on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Your mobile photos and videos are instantly uploaded using your wireless connection and available on your computers.
Edit files using your favorite editor
Enable SugarSync as your online or cloud storage source to access all your files from your editing app. Open your document in DocumentsToGo Premium or Quickoffice Connect. Make your changes, then sync the changes back to the cloud and to your other computers.
This article from Macworld US. by David Johnson, May 27, 2011 11:30 pm
The camera in your mobile phone is not yet the equal of a digital SLR, but it’s amazing how good the results can be. And you can do things with a smartphone that are difficult or impossible to do with a traditional camera. This week, we have five awesome apps designed for iPhone photographers.
Back in the stone-knives-and-bearskin days of 2005, I wrote about the rise of camera phones: “Will we soon take all of our pictures with a camera phone? Probably not.” Shows what I know. In just six years, camera phones have evolved from taking pictures that looked sort of like Gauguin paintings to snapping sharp, high-quality photos—and in the process, have become practically ubiquitous lifestyle companions. Everyone, it seems, snaps photos for Facebook, Flickr, and e-mail with their mobile phone. The camera in your mobile phone is not yet the equal of a digital SLR, so you still need to take special care to take great pictures this way, but it’s amazing how good your results can be. And you can do things with a mobile phone that are difficult or impossible to do with a traditional camera. Case in point: this week, here are five awesome iPhone apps designed for photographers.
1. Photosynth (Free)
First up is the coolest app of them all. Microsoft recently released Photosynth for the iPhone, an app that lets you create “synths” using just your phone. In a nutshell, Photosynth takes a collection of photos taken around the same location and, sort of like a traditional panoramic program, stitches them into a coherent scene. A Photosynth image can be 360 degrees and interactive, though you can pivot around the scene from the point of view of the photographer, looking up and down and all around, and zoom in for a better view.
Microsoft’s Photosynth for the iPhone delivers all that in the palm of your hand. The app lets you take a slew of photos and then stitch them together. You can take just a few shots or diligently fill in every corner of your surroundings. Photosynth shows you what regions are captured and where the gaps in your scene are even as you shoot. When you’re done, it takes a few moments to process, and then you can interact with your synth on your iPhone or upload it Microsoft’s Photosynth site to share your handiwork. It’s all free—and it feels a little like science fiction.
2. Photoshop Express (Free)
When Adobe first released Photoshop Express for the iPhone, I thought it was a bit of a curiosity—a fun diversion, but not especially practical or useful. These days, Photoshop Express makes it possible to clean up your iPhone photos in a meaningful way. Of course, Photoshop Express doesn’t include any of the goodies you’ll find in CS5 or even Photoshop Elements. What you will find are all the essential basic photo editing tools, smartly implemented in a way that makes sense on a phone’s touchscreen. There are ways to crop, straighten, rotate, and flip a photo. You can change exposure, saturation, and tint by sliding your finger across the screen until you see what you like. There are some special effects like soft focus and sketch mode. Buy the Adobe Camera Pack for $2 to get extra features like a noise reduction filter and self-timer for taking photos.
3. Dropbox (Free)
I am a huge fan of the online storage tool Dropbox. The Dropbox iPhone app has a great feature tailored just for photographers. Start the app and go to the Uploads tab, where you can send multiple photos from your camera roll directly to any folder in your Dropbox account. Once you start the upload, it continues in the background while you go off and do other things. In the past, you could move photos to Dropbox (or other cloud storage solutions) only one photo at a time, so this is a great way to back up your iPhone photos or share them quickly with another computer that shares your Dropbox account.
4. Color Splash ($2)
Everyone, it seems, loves photos with selective color. You no longer need a program like Photoshop and a working knowledge of layers to create this effect, because apps like Color Splash can do it for you more or less automatically. Color Splash is a fun little app. For $2, you paint with your finger to erase the color from your photo or selectively bring the color back. After using Color Splash to remove the color from a few of your photos, you’ll probably wish your desktop photo editor worked just as easily.
5. Instagram (Free)
Finally, there’s Instagram. This app is crazy popular—no fewer than three of my friends mentioned it to me this week alone. Like peanut butter and chocolate, Instagram combines two things people like: photo effects and sharing. The app lets you apply a dozen vintage-looking photography and novelty visual effects to your images, then post them to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and a handful of other online destinations. Best of all, it’s free.
This fall Apple will offer iTunes users a paid add-on to its iCloud music syncing called iTunes Match. The service will let you mirror your iTunes library on iCloud, making it possible to access any track on any device you have registered with your Apple ID for a yearly $24.99 subscription fee.