Editors' note This review was updated November 6 with new information about the Mac version of Pages from Apple.Pages, Apple's word processing app for iOS, got a complete redesign for iOS 7, but the new look isn't the only change from the old version. Apple has added several more templates, moved font style and formatting tools to the top of the keyboard, and added the capability to collaborate with others on multiple devices. The only drawback is that in remaking iWork from the ground up with feature parity in the iOS and Mac versions, Mac users lose … Read more
I would be surprised if designer Robby Leonardi doesn't already have some job offers in hand. Leonardi created one of the most memorable resumes to ever cross an HR person's eyes. Rather than settle for a boring slip of paper, he built out a Web site that is navigated like Super Mario.
The side-scrolling resume delves into a colorful world inspired by old-school video gaming. It's the most fun you'll ever have reading about someone's career credentials. You control the forward and backward movement of a little animated Leonardi as he progresses through his skill set, hobbies, and job experience.… Read more
Free Resume Builder makes it easy to organize and create resumes in seven, easy-to-follow steps. The resume it gives you is well formatted and will include all the necessary details you need. However, since there are zero ways you can customize it, the final output might not be as impressive as you'd want.
The download comes with a custom installer and a few junk programs and toolbars, which you can easily decline. For what it's worth, the program, itself, installs really quickly. Free Resume Builder gives you a step-by-step guide to completing your resume, which is really easy … Read more
Starting with OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple introduced Auto Save and Resume features that make it so the system will continually save your ongoing work, along with each program's current set of opened windows. This feature allows the system to maintain your workflow in the event of a power failure or crash, or even if you simply quit your program without saving.
To see this feature in action, open TextEdit, Pages, Safari, or another program that is built to work with these services, and create a new document without saving it. Make modifications to it and then choose &… Read more
iGetter is a download management app for MacOS. We could not find iGetter on the App Store but it is available from several download sites and the publisher's Web site. iGetter installs easily. You can use iGetter for free as a single use license with no expiration, or buy a license with full support for $25.
The iGetter interface consists of a number of icons across the top of the dialog and a status display for files beneath. It can launch automatically when you start a download, or you can use iGetter to initiate the downloads. There are two … Read more
MacFixIt Answers is a feature in which I answer questions e-mailed in by our readers.
This week, readers wrote in with questions on hiding specific file types in the Finder, managing a program opening numerous documents when launched, dealing with "file in use" warnings in the Finder, resetting a Mac to factory default settings, and concerns about memory leaks in Apple's Dashboard feature. I welcome views from readers, so if you have any suggestions or alternative approaches to these problems, please post them in the comments!
Question: Hiding files of a specific type in the Finder MacFixIt … Read more
Timers and alarms can help you keep track of all kinds of things, whether they're reminding you of your 2:00 meeting or that it's time to take the cake out of the oven. Jumbo Timer is a flexible program that combines timer, alarm clock, and stopwatch features and allows users to create as many of them as they need. Unfortunately, functional problems limited the usefulness of this otherwise promising program.
Jumbo Timer has a simple interface. The numbers of the clock or timer are displayed in an easy-to-read typeface in black on a white background, with an … Read more
Apple's "Resume" feature in OS X Lion allows the system to save the current state of a program and, in conjunction with its auto-save feature, will restore both saved and unsaved documents as they were when you quit the program. This feature is convenient because it allows you to install application and system updates, or otherwise quit applications with little interruption to your workflow; however, in some situations it may not be a desired option to have.
Resume works by saving a profile of your current application's state within your user library folder in the /username/… Read more
commentary Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson will likely come to regret his decision to declare a patent war against Facebook. Even if Yahoo does manage to win its case in the courts, he won't be sticking around to savor the victory.
The former PayPal president is under attack by Yahoo investors and the tech world for allegedly inflating his college credentials. His official Yahoo bio said he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and computer science from Stonehill College, when he only has an accounting degree from his alma mater.