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SeaMonkey 2.1 beta 2 introduces Sync, DoNotTrack, Personas and more

The SeaMonkey all-in-one Internet application suite is making steady progress to a 2.1 release, with beta 2 rolling off the presses yesterday. While they insist that the 2.1 beta 2 update is still 'intended for testers only,' it comes packing a fair few additions to the SeaMonkey armory bringing it more inline with current Firefox implementations. Here's what's changed since 2.1 beta 1: The n...

MacDropAny: easy Dropbox syncing for any OS X folder

If you want to sync folders on your Mac via Dropbox, without moving or copying them to your Dropbox folder, you want MacDropAny. Sure, you could use the command line to create symbolic links, but it's a pain and requires Terminal knowledge you might not have. MacDropAny makes the process easy. With MacDropAny, you just run the app, pick a folder to sync, and pick a location in your Dropbox whe...

Sparrow email client for Mac reaches 1.0, lands in Mac App Store

Sparrow, the gorgeous Mac email client released late last year, is now at version 1.0 and up for sale in the Mac App Store. Previous versions weren't stable enough to replace Mail.app entirely, but Sparrow has overcome its growing pains to become a solid Mail alternative. With support for multiple accounts, and UI design that borrows heavily from Twitter for Mac, it's no surprise that Sparrow alm...

Skitch Plus now available as free upgrade for former Skitch Beta users

Back in December, we posted a review of the shiny new Skitch 1.0, and part of that was a small bit of lamenting over the fact that once proud beta-testers were suddenly left with the choice of either paying for a subscription to Skitch Plus, or simply losing some of the nicer parts of their favorite screenshot app for Mac. Luckily, that choice was somewhat short-lived, as former users of Skitc...

Verizon iPhone 4 jailbroken with greenpois0n moments after release

Well that didn't take long: the Verizon iPhone has been jailbroken. After a little hiccup requiring a quick fix, greenpois0n RC5.4 is now capable of jailbreaking your shiny new CDMA iPhone running iOS 4.2.6. Available for both Windows and Mac OS X, greenpois0n from the Chronic Dev Team, allows you to break free from Apple's draconian vice-like grip and embrace the goods and evils of the jailbreak...

iOS Wi-Fi Sync 2.0 beta launches on Mac

It's been more than 6 months since Steve Jobs said iPhones would "someday" be able to wirelessly sync with Macs. Apple still hasn't delivered, but a third-party workaround called Wi-FI Sync 2.0 is now in beta. The original Wi-Fi Sync app was released last year, but 2.0 has two important new features: it will auto-detect Macs on your home network, and it offers syncing via 3G. Anyone who purchases ...

Switching to Mac? There's an app for that

For a limited time only, you can get your hands on Learn the Switch to Mac for just $0.99 -- from the Mac App Store, of course. The app is designed for simpleton Windows types that lack the requisite cranial capacity to understand the Macintosh's complex and mysterious user interface. Learn the Switch to Mac is basically a series of screencast video tutorials that walk you through each of Mac ...

Weet Twitter client goes 1.0, hits Mac App Store

If you don't love the official Twitter for Mac app and you've got 5 bucks to spend on an alternative, you'll be glad to see that Weet for Mac has reached version 1.0 and landed in the Mac App Store. Weet is one of the best Twitter apps on the iPhone, and the desktop version stacks up pretty well, too. It doesn't have the flashy UI of Twitter's official client, but it's got other advantages. Wee...

Sublime Text 2 now on Mac, gives TextMate a run for its money

Mac coders who are frustrated with the lack of updates to beloved text editor TextMate now have a new option to consider: Sublime Text 2. Sublime Text has been around on Windows for some time, and a new late-alpha version makes the jump to Mac and Linux for the first time. There's a lot to like in Sublime Text 2, including compatibility with most of the TextMate themes we've come to rely upon....

Miro Video Converter now available in Mac App Store

Miro, the cross-platform all-in-one media center app, made a big splash when it introduced Miro Video Converter last year. Now, the versatile (and free!) video conversion app -- known for its ability to convert to both WebM and H.264 video formats -- has landed in the Mac App Store. Of course, Miro Video Converter is still available to Windows users (and Mac users who don't have the latest vers...

Skype 5 for Mac intentionally blocks Flash and other programs from using your webcam

It seems that Skype 5 for Mac, by design, blocks any other application from using your webcam while it's installed. A commenter on the bug report suggests that it also affects Windows machines, but we were unable to replicate the bug with Windows 7. The crazy thing is that you have to uninstall Skype 5 before using your webcam with other programs, including Flash applets on websites. It almost ...

iTunes updated with CDMA iPhone support

Apple released an update to iTunes yesterday, bringing the multimedia juggernaut to version 10.1.2. A quick glance at the Software Update changelog only noted the usual 'performance and stability improvements.' But hidden in the support documents that come with a fresh download direct from Apple, was a little note about support for an 'iPhone 4 (CDMA model).' We're not sure whether this was an ov...

20+ essential apps for new Mac users

It's a great time to be a Mac user. With the advent of the Mac App Store, downloading and updating apps is easier than it's ever been. And it doesn't stop with the store, either: there are plenty of essential apps you can just grab on your own, many of them free and open source. It might take a minute to get used to a new library of apps, but your new Mac has apps that can equal or better a Wi...

Skype 5 for Mac leaves beta, now charging for group video calls

Skype 5 for Mac is now out of beta, bringing its shiny new single-window interface to the masses. Early adopters have gotten used to having contacts, chats and video in the same window, but it's a big adjustment for folks who will be upgrading from Skype 2.8. For people who've been using Skype 5 Beta, the final version has some pluses and minuses. The good news is that Skype has slimmed down t...

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 now available as a free 30-day trial

Microsoft has made Office for Mac 2011 available as a free 30-day trial. During the trial period, you'll have fully functioning versions of all the apps in the suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. The only possible downside here is that before being able to download the trial, you'll have to give Microsoft some personal details, including an email address. But that's a small price to pay f...