Miscellaneous / Other
In the beginning, there were very expensive and highly brittle home automation systems that relied on programmers to customize code for specific components. Savant’s goal is simple; get rid of the custom programming and provide the most user-friendly and flexible remote control/home automation solution. And best of all? It’s Mac-based.
You need not be at Macworld/iWorld to take advantage of the sales being offered. It helps, of course. I mean most are show only, and some are even cash only, but there are many deals that extend well beyond the confines of the Moscone Center. We’ll continue to post them here as we find them.
Just like you, every day for the past 4 years with my various iterations of iPhone, I have been forced to look at an ugly carrier logo in the upper left corner of my screen. I’ve read for years that we can change this icon by jailbreaking our devices, but thanks to coder uhelios, we now have Carrier Editor for Mac which can change our iOS carrier’s logo in four simple steps.
Here’s another round of freebies! You know how these bundles work, right? Well, I recently stumbled upon this Mac Freebie Bundle at Cult of Mac that offers $117 worth of Mac software at absolutely no cost to you (although you will have to register to get them). So, what’s in store for you? Let’s take a look.
Nisus is one of my favorite software companies, and they make one of my favorite word processors: Nisus Writer Pro. They now also make an Apple Mail search tool called InfoClick, “designed to guide you to the emails you’ve been trying to find.” The only notification I received about this was a “letter from the president” in the Nisus Software Newsletter, so here it is, in case you don’t subscribe:
2012 is coming to a close, and various Macintosh hardware/software developers are having their year-end clear out sales. It doesn’t make much sense, I know, since most of these are digital downloads that don’t actually need to be cleared out of anything, but let’s not worry about semantics when we’ve got deals to consider, okay?
iOS apps may dominate the Apple software industry now, but the Macintosh still seems to do better for great holiday sales. Whether you’re looking for games, creativity apps, laptop cases or more, we’ll be rounding up the relevant deals right here and updating the list through the end of the year.
Todoist—a task manager service already in use by over 400,000 people—is available for pretty much every relevant device and OS out there (and a few that aren’t relevant) now that it’s available for Windows and Mac computers. If you’re looking for a way to keep your Mac and iPhone to-do lists in sync (something Apple still hasn’t been able to get right), Todoist is certainly worth a try.
There is a lot of really good free software available for the Mac and the iOS. In Part One of this series, I profiled my dozen favorite free iOS apps. In this second instalment, I’ll do the same with my six favorite free OS X production tools. My choices naturally reflect the sort of things I do with computers, so these are not “best” lists, except in the context of “best for my purposes and tastes.”
Black Friday is over, and early indications are that it was a rousing success for retailers. It was also a rousing success for all of us who stayed home. Whether you’re in that group or not, there are plenty more deals to take advantage of from the comfort of your cubicle when your boss isn’t looking come Monday morning. Head inside for our roundup of OS X Cyber Monday deals, and check back often for updates.