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Several months ago I started replacing Dropbox with BitTorrent Sync ("BTS" for short) for my file-syncing needs, and I couldn't be happier with the results. One study showed BTS was up to 16 times faster than syncing to the cloud. Let me walk you through some of the features and some of the reason...

January 31st 2015 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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There are two kinds of people in the world: people who like a nice, clean virtual workspace, and John Siracusa. If you're closer to the former than the latter, check out Hocus Focus - a Mac menu bar app which automatically hides inactive apps. At first, Hocus Focus may remind you of Spirited Away (...

January 31st 2015 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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While we're busy closing down shop here at TUAW, I thought that I'd write one final app review. It's fitting that it's an app by Aunt TUAW herself, Erica Sadun. Folderol (US$2.99) is a surprisingly useful and fun utility that does one thing very well -- it applies custom colors and images to folde...

January 30th 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Zero Age [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Acquire Beam powers...

January 29th 2015 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Gentlemen...Ricochet! [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Come t...

January 28th 2015 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Don't Shoot Yourself! [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Propel...

January 27th 2015 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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After quite a few weeks of 10.10.2 release candidates and rumors about iOS 8.1.3, Apple has released the updates today. The OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 update includes fixes for Wi-Fi disconnection errors, slow web page loading, and a nasty potential security bug that caused Spotlight to load remote em...

January 27th 2015 at 1:22pm 0 Comments
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Last week was a busy one for apps in the iOS App Store, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you may have missed: Rock your workout with Rock...

January 25th 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Cycloramic for iPhone 5/5S [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] C...

January 22nd 2015 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Quell Reflect+ [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Quell Reflect...

January 20th 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments