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Merge all your accounts into mega columns with Tweetdeck

Tweetdeck, now an official Twitter app, is one of those social networking clients with a ton of features that may be a bit of overkill if you’re a casual user. It’s got a columnar interface with tons of customizability, letting you decide what, specifically, shows up in each column.<p>If you’ve got …

Networking

Wednesday Deals: The iOS 7 Dev Bundle and the Handheld Luggage Scale [Deals]

The deals keep on coming at Cult of Mac Deals!<p>This time around we’re offering an <b>iOS 7 Dev Bundle</b> that will teach you to build and monetize your own apps for 79% off the regular price – just $79 – and a portable, lightweight <b>Handheld Luggage Scale</b> that keeps you from second-guessing the weight for …

Apps

Heartbleed Bug: How To Update All Your Passwords In Just 10 Minutes

By now you’ve heard all about the catastrophic Heartbleed bug and how it has siphoned passwords, credit card numbers, emails and other data to the vampires who would drain all of us dry. From your love life (OKCupid) to your tax returns, there’s a lot at stake.<p>Since 66% of web servers are …

Booqpad For iPad Air: Paper And Pixels Together At Last

Paper? In the age of the iPad? Unthinkable! Ink from a pen? Inconceivable! And yet that’s what the new Booqpad for iPad Air promises us, a case that both protects the iPad and gives you a pad and paper to write on. Not only that, but it does it all with magnets.<p>The Booqpad comes in two parts. A …

IPad Air

Recents Gives You All Your Social Media News In One iOS App

If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop to aggregate all your recent updates from various social networks, you may want to take a look at the newly-launched Recents iOS app.<p>Currently supporting Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, the app features a clean interface optimized for viewing …

Social Media

‘Idea Maker Flashcards’ Offers Creative Techniques And Classical Cows

Idea Maker Flashcards is a new app that hopes to get your creativity going by showing you different ways to think about and approach your work. It also includes video examples of each of them for you visual learners out there.<p>It’s intended mostly for marketers and public-relations folks, but even …

Cows

How to Explore Cause and Effect Like a Data Scientist

The ability to think analytically is important for any manager today. The first steps, as I’ve explained before, involve collecting data, making some simple plots, drawing basic conclusions, and planning next steps. But data do not give up their secrets easily. While we can use data to understand …

Lyra: An Interactive Visualization Design Environment | UW Interactive Data Lab

The Lyra Visualization Design Environment (VDE) beta<p>Abstract<p>Lyra is an interactive environment that enables custom visualization design without …

Orient App — Never Shoot Skewed Photos Again

Remember Horizon, the video app that won’t let you shoot portrait video, keeping the horizon horizontal however you orient your camera? Well, Orient is just like that, only for stills, and it looks pretty neat – as long as you don’t mind a drop in resolution.<p>The app is very slick. You pick an …

Mobile Photography

Star Trek Online Can Now Beam You Up On Your Mac

I’m a sucker for MMOs, and a huge fan of the Star Trek franchise. If you like both, you might want to know that a fantastic combination of these two great things is ready to play on your Macintosh.<p>Now you can get your Federation thrills on in Cryptic Studios’ Star Trek Online MMO. First launched …

Star Trek

How To Cut Or Copy Text In Quick Look [OS X Tips]

Quick Look is a fantastic bit of tech, letting you view any file up close and personal with a quick tap on the Spacebar. It works in the Finder, in Open and Save dialogs, and across a ton of other apps like iPhoto.<p>It’s basically the best new thing ever.<p>There are times, though, that I forget I’m …

Apps

Transloader 2.0 Lets You Browse For Files On iOS, Then Download To Your Mac

Transloader 2 is an update to the very handy iOS/Mac utility that lets you browse the web on your iPhone or iPad, and have any files you want to grab downloaded to your Mac, automagically. V2.0 gets an overhauled design, but otherwise keeps performing the same useful service as before.<p>The Mac app …

Apps

Unleash Your Inner MacGyver With The Sensordrone [Deals]

After an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, <b>Sensordrone</b> is here to turn your smartphone into the world’s first mobile, wearable, programmable, sensing computer.<p>Packing more than 11 sensors into one tiny package, Sensordrone turns your smartphone into a carbon monoxide detector, non-contact …

Natural Gas

Teach Siri How To Pronounce Tricky Names [iOS Tips]

I’ve grown up with this last name, so I’m fairly used to people butchering it. I’m surprised at the amazing number of pronunciations given to my last name over the past several decades, with people adding all sorts of weird consonants that just aren’t there.<p>Siri isn’t much different, though she …

Todoist Next, A Great Update With A Great New Design

The Todoist todo app has been updated and renamed. It’s now called “Todoist Next,” and it has been turned into a lean, mean visual-scheduling-and-collaboration machine.<p>I was never a Todoist user, although apparently I already had an account. But I know how to use Google image search, so I can tell …

Apps

Instapaper Weekly, An Email Newsletter Of The Week’s Best News

Instapaper’s Instapaper Daily feature, which shows the day’s most popular new story for your quick-consuming delectation, was apparently so successful that it has spawned a sequel. Instapaper Weekly. This time it’s not a new website which shows you an ultra-clean view of the day’s top Instapaper …

Apps

Mail Pilot Turns Your Mac Mailbox Into An Intuitive To-Do List

An iOS version has been available since last year, but today sees the official launch of popular email client (and former Kickstarter project) Mail Pilot for Mac.<p>What makes Mail Pilot a bit different from your standard email is its task-oriented approach to email. Unless you’re the kind of person …

Apps

mSecure: Never Forget Your Passwords Again [Deals]

A good, strong password may be the only thing standing between your identity and some cyber criminal lurking in the shadows of the web. With <b>mSecure</b> you can be sure your information is 100% safe from hackers and identity thieves.<p>Right now you can get mSecure for 55% off the regular price – just $9 – …

Information Systems

Go Tactile With The iPhone 5/5S Bluetooth Keyboard Case [Deals]

If you’re an iPhone convert and have ever complained about your iPhone’s touchscreen keyboard not being “user-friendly” enough, are tired of fighting with autocorrect, or simply think the lack of physical keys are seriously hindering your cellular typing skills – then this Cult of Mac Deals offer …

iPhone 5

Securely Backup Your Digital World With SOS Online Backup [Deals]

Have too much stuff on your computer and don’t know what to do with all of it? Now you can backup 100GB of your files for one year in a secure online backup application so you can share, access, and maintain all of your important files right in one place.<p><b>SOS Online Backup</b> is an award-winning …

Software

F-Stop, The Best Flickr Bulk Uploader For The Mac

I just got through uploading every last one of my photos to Flickr over the weekend, with an Ethernet cable snaking across the floor from the router to my iMac, and a new app on that iMac to do the work. The app is called F-Stop, and while it’s a little glitchy in its UI, it was rock solid where it …

App Store

Slidevana For Keynote: The Ultimate Toolkit For Building Professional Presentations [Deals]

Great presentations are about the ideas, not the slides. Yet most people spend more than half their time making slides rather than honing their message. This is where <b>Slidevana</b> comes in.<p>Slidevana takes the tedium out of creating clear, elegant slides so you can concentrate on getting your message …

Color Management

‘Puzzle Sidekick’ Collects All The Random-A** Information You May Ever Need

<b>Puzzle Sidekick</b> — Reference — Free<p>Puzzle Sidekick is an ambitious app that hopes to serve as a reference guide for people who do crosswords, augmented-reality games, puzzle-driven scavenger hunts, and whichever other situations one might need a working knowledge of semaphore.<p>It also contains guides …

Augmented Reality

Simbol App Lets You Find And Copy Special Symbols On iOS

Do you get annoyed at struggling to find symbols on iOS, or find yourself missing the Unicode library found on OS X?<p>If you’re the kind of person that needs to make frequent use of symbols and characters not found on QWERTY keyboards, you could a lot worse than checking out the new Simbol app for …

Apps

TYLT’s Energi Wall-Charger Battery Is The Kind Of Smart Tech We’ll Actually Use [CES 2014]

LAS VEGAS — There’re a lot of seemingly brilliant, sexy tech here at CES. razor-precise, slightly annoying miniature flying drones! A case for your iPhone that gives it weird, infra-red Superman eyes!<p>Wonderful. But would we really end up using this stuff? I mean, yeah, we probably would. But not …

Gear & Gadgets

The Latest Publishing Wisdom: Authors Need to Shop Themselves 'Til They Drop

I've been publishing books since 1990 in many genres with different publishers and have seen wave after wave of answers to the question "What will sell this book?"<p>Once it was believed that author tours could do it. Or advertising in the right media. Author web sites and newsletters for fans became …

Letter from the Archive: Jo Ann Beard

Jo Ann Beard’s “The Fourth State of Matter,” published in the June 24, 1996, issue of <i>The New Yorker</i>, is the kind of essay you’ll want to start, finish, and then start again. It’s about a 1991 shooting in the physics department at the University of Iowa, where Beard worked as an editor of a physics …

Bheestie Bag Is A Wet iPhone’s Best Friend [CES 2014]

LAS VEGAS – Dropping your iPhone in a pool of water can be a traumatic experience. Especially if you don’t have AppleCare+. Sure, there are a bunch of home remedy methods you can try to dry it out, but I’ve never had any success shoving my soaked iPhone in a bag of rice. Enter Bheestie, a small …

CES

BiteSMS, The Best Reason For Text Maniacs To Jailbreak, Now Works With iOS 7

One of the most popular reasons to jailbreak an iPhone is BiteSMS, a jailbreak tweak that supper charges text messaging with better messaging alerts, quick reply and more. Unfortunately, ever since the iOS 7 jailbreak came along BiteSMS has been MIA, but that’s all changed with the release of …

iOS