Flixel's Cinemagraph Pro is a Mac app brings your photos to life. Basically you take a short video, import it, mask off the parts you want to keep moving, and Cinemagraph Pro will make a seamless video loop out of it. It's the kind of stuff you see in fancy online ads, behind feature story headings, and all sorts of other high-end stuff. And it's expensive. Only not right now. After being featured in the Mac App Store Flixel is dropping the price of Cinemagraph Pro by 92.5% — from $200 to $15.
Yeah, it absolutely sucks if you bought Cinemagraph Pro before the discount. But if you didn't, and you even think you might one day have a use for a tool like this, buy it now.
If you've ever wanted a case for your iPhone 5 or 5s that works sort of like Apple's own Smart Cover for the iPad, take a look at RevJams' FlipBack case. The design will be immediately familiar to anyone who's handled a Smart Cover, and it provides similar functionality.
The UP by Jawbone app has just been updated to version 3.1 which adds some enhancements as well as a new Reminders feature. For people that are looking for an all-in-one app when it comes to managing health and lifestyle needs, the UP app just got one step closer to achieving that goal.
Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Today we've got updates to UP by Jawbone, Google+, and more! Let's take a closer look...
I was sitting in the passenger seat of the car, terrified. My friend just wouldn't stop using her tech as she drove. The entire trip not second went by when she wasn't paying more attention to it than to the road. I finally had to yell that, if she didn't stop, I'd get out and walk. And live. She acquiesced, but whenever I saw her drive up or away again her eyes were never fully on the road and it scared the life out of me. Somehow we both survived high school but the experience made me hate AM/FM radios, their knobby little tuners, and human compulsion to surf channels in few-minute "good song" bites. And that was long, long before the advent of phones or texting or CarPlay.
MFi controller support seemed like a great compromise: gamers who wanted real game controls would be able to get devices that worked. And the fact that support was built in to the operating system meant broad support. Or so I thought. Five months after iOS 7's release, there's still only a relative handful of games that make use of MFi game controllers. Not to mention a paucity of MFi controllers.
The FlipBack case is the smart and perfect choice for full protection of your device. Its 2 in 1 solution offers the standard protection of a case, plus a flexible cover that protects your iPhone's display and keeps your messages, calls and app updates private.
Time Machine is OS X's built-in backup software. It was introduced with OS X 10.5 "Leopard" and has been there ever since. If you've never used it, please start. Time Machine is absolutely the easiest way to back up your Mac, and is great for recovering individual files you've deleted or restoring your entire hard drive in the event of a catastrophe.
In this how to, I'm going to cover two aspects of using Time Machine - how to set it up initially and how to restore individual files. You can also use Time Machine to restore the entire contents of your hard drive with your OS X Recovery Partition.
ScreenGuardz Pure is a line of tempered glass screen protectors by BodyGuardz. They are available for a variety of devices including several iPhone and iPad models. Tempered glass is not only a hundred times more resilient than regular screen protectors, they also feel just like the screen since they're made from glass. I've been using a ScreenGuardz Pure on my iPhone 5s for about a week now. Let's take a closer look at how it's holding up...
Beats Music has opened up its API to the public, allowing third-party developers access to its service and catalog of music. The newest kid on the block in the streaming game has already shared its API privately with the likes of Sonos, but this presents the opportunity for more ways to get it.