No April Fools issue this year, sorry! But we do share some of our favorite April Fools jokes, products, and services in case you were offline on Sunday. On the serious side, Adam explains how you can get up to 3 GB more storage space on Dropbox by beta testing the new Camera Upload feature, Jeff Carlson discusses how to use the PhotoSync app to transfer images back and forth between Macs and iOS devices, and Glenn Fleishman explains just why Apple’s strategy of making incremental changes to its products is confounding the rest of the technology industry. We’re also pleased to announce our latest ebook by Joe Kissell, “Take Control of CrashPlan Backups,” and, if you’re near New York City on 18 April 2012, invite you to come hear Adam and other industry figures talk about the Apple media world at MacTech Boot Camp New York. Notable software releases this week include Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.3, iPhoto ’11 9.2.3, Logic Pro 9.1.7 and Logic Express 9.1.7, iTunes 10.6.1, Airfoil 4.7, and Safari 5.1.5.
The number of April Fools jokes may have been reduced this year, due to April 1st falling on a Sunday. But there were still plenty of good ones — here are a few of our favorites.
If you’d like some extra storage space in your Dropbox account, you can get up to 3 GB for testing the Camera Upload feature in a beta version of Dropbox’s desktop application.
We love the CrashPlan backup program and service because of all the places it can store your data, but we’ll be the first to admit that CrashPlan has a somewhat odd interface that benefits from the kind of thorough documentation that only Joe Kissell can provide.
If you’re in New York on 18 April 2012, come to MacTech Boot Camp to see TidBITS Publisher Adam Engst, TUAW Editor Michael T. Rose, and MacTech Publisher Neil Ticktin talk about the state of the Apple media world, with a focus on how consultants and small businesses can work with the media to increase exposure.
Forget about connecting an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to your Mac with a cable. When you need to transfer images (both from and to the device), PhotoSync is quick and easy.
Every time Apple releases an updated product, analysts, pundits, and bloggers try to criticize the company for its timidity. Modest is a label worth wearing, though.
Notable software releases this week include Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.3, iPhoto ’11 9.2.3, Logic Pro 9.1.7 and Logic Express 9.1.7, iTunes 10.6.1, Airfoil 4.7, and Safari 5.1.5.
Apart from looking for the best April Fools articles this week, we found a great piece from Wil Shipley about why the Mac App Store needs paid upgrades, Farhad Manjoo’s explication of Google’s newfound focus at Slate, and a solid rundown of iPad charging issues by Dan Frakes over at Macworld. Plus, listen in as Adam talks to the Diablo Valley Mac User Group on MacVoicesTV.