On these devices the Web site looks different from the one you see when you visit your PC or Mac and offers:A direct link to instructions about configuring Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Find My iPhone on your iPhone or iPod Touch. A link that allows you to access Find My iPhone from any iPhone or iPod Touch when yours is lost. Direct links to download the iDisk or Gallery apps from the … Read more
Clickster offers users a free and fast way to track down MP3s. While its results were a little scattered, the program lives up to its billing by finding free and legal songs online.
Clickster's interface is easy to navigate, though it took a few practice runs to decipher all the odd-looking command icons. Regardless, after a couple minutes we felt intimately familiar with this program's operations. Clickster operates similarly to other software that searches for MP3s, such as the infamous Napster. You merely need to enter a song title or an artist to begin your search. This is … Read more
Find the Difference Game is a challenging puzzle game in which players must identify 12 differences between two similar images. The game is basic and suitable for young children, but contains cute, attractive graphics.
The program's interface is simple, with two similar images displayed side-by-side. Each puzzle is done in a cartoon style, and we liked that the characters depicted in the images were both white and brown. Each time users locate a difference, they simply click on the spot on either image. A tracker at the top of the screen keeps track of how many differences have been … Read more
X-Ripper is an intuitive program that lets users extract and save files of a particular type from a specific directory. There's not a lot to it, but it does work as advertised.
The program's interface is simple and easy to understand. Users select the source and destination folders they want to use and then select the file type(s) they're looking for. Users can select graphics, video, or audio files only, or hand-pick from among 19 file types. Once the desired file types are selected, the program goes to work searching for them in the specified location. … Read more
TextSoap is a powerful utility with a single purpose: to quickly clean up text from any source, so that you can reuse it in other applications. A godsend for software developers and Web designers who have to frequently work with a motley variety of text, TextSoap can almost instantly remove extra spaces and "garbage characters" while still maintaining text formatting--and it can also automatically convert formatting like bold and italics into its HTML equivalent by inserting tags.
The app's clean interface looks much like any simple text editor, but you'll find most of its power in … Read more
Apple has updated MobileMe's Find My iPhone service for iPhone OS 3.1 to include a feature appropriately named Remote Lock. The new feature provides another way to protect data on a lost or stolen iPhone. Remote Lock lets you add a passcode or change your existing one, locking your missing iPhone's screen from afar. The new feature resolves some of the Find My iPhone's previous shortcomings.
MobileMe subscribers can go the control panel for Find My iPhone after logging into their MobileMe account. Once there, users can protect the information on their missing iPhone by remotely … Read more
Find My iPhone, a service Apple provides to MobileMe subscribers, is certainly paying off for one Pittsburgh-area man. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the man was robbed at gunpoint in the Shadyside area of east Pittsburgh by two men who demanded his credit cards and their PINs.
The local Pittsburgh police reported that the victim, who was not identified, handed over his wallet, PINs, and iPhone to robbers. He later used a computer to locate his iPhone using the MobileMe service, which eventually led the police to the suspects at a local gas station. Officers arrested the two suspects plus … Read more
CloneSpy provides users with an incredibly fast way of checking their computers for duplicate files that may be taking up valuable space. With speed, ease, and results, this is a fantastic choice for users.
The program's single-screen interface is so simple, most users will not have to look at the Help file for direction. With its actions clearly spelled out on screen, users will be checking their computers for duplicates in no time. Users select folders from a file tree. Once the folders are chosen, users can select a radio button to determine which pool of folders to compare, … Read more
Among the bevy of problems--some large, some small--reported by iPhone users following the release of iPhone OS 3.0 and the iPhone 3GS lurked a bug I encountered in Find My iPhone on Apple's MobileMe service.
Find My iPhone remembers all your devices, including any old iPhones turned off or sold after you upgraded to the iPhone 3GS. Until now, there was no way to make Find My iPhone forget that old iPhone.
Apple has quietly released an updated Apple support document, "MobileMe, iPhone OS 3.0: Troubleshooting Find My iPhone and Remote Wipe," which now states:… Read more