Many of the most interesting and useful apps are not available via the Mac App Store or are available only as reduced capability versions. In this gallery, we look at ten we use regularly.
David Gewirtz warps space/time with neat hacks, cool do-it-yourself projects, business survival tips, and commentary that peels paint.
In addition to hosting the ZDNet Government and ZDNet DIY-IT blogs, CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets, is one of America's foremost cyber-security experts, and is a top expert on saving and creating jobs. He is also director of the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute as well as the founder of ZATZ Publishing. David is a member of FBI InfraGard, the Cyberwarfare Advisor for the International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals, a columnist for The Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, and has been a regular CNN contributor, and a guest commentator for the Nieman Watchdog of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. He is the author of Where Have All the Emails Gone?, the definitive study of email in the White House, as well as How To Save Jobs and The Flexible Enterprise, the classic book that served as a foundation for today's agile business movement.
Swift has the potential to both revolutionize professional app development, while at the same time opening the door to more recreational and educational programming. If Apple can pull it off effectively, it will be something special.
The folks at Apple have long had a "my way or the highway" policy when it came to modifying the inner workings of iOS. However, as this article shows, things may be changing in iOS 8.
In this article, ZDNet's own mad scientist David Gewirtz shows how to get the virtualization software Parallels to run properly and without compromise on a four-monitor iMac.
When it comes to home screen flexibility, the iPhone is even less flexible than the Palm handhelds were back in the 1990s. By comparison, iOS is positively regressive.
ZDNet's David Gewirtz explores the offerings provided by Office 365 and shares with you, after a year of use, what aspects of the service proved to be valuable and what aspects proved to be either annoying or baffling.
We've all experienced it. Everyone is at us. Everyone's priority is supposed to be your top priority. Everyone wants everything done today. Here's how you can begin to manage all that.
Seriously, Jeff? Do we really need to be able to order stuff through Twitter, too? There's convenience and then there's this. There really does need to be some friction in the shopping process.
Our own David Gewirtz introduces a model that is able to provide IT organizations with the ability to quickly see which of their applications would best fit SaaS (software-as-a-service), PaaS (platform-as-a-service), or IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service).
David Gewirtz received an email message with the subject "How to Speak Geek and Influence Nerds." He responds, oh so gently. Yep, this one will leave a mark.
There's no need to try to convert the last five decades of analog phone devices to something that runs over the Internet. Let's just use the Internet devices we already have in the house. Let's use Skype with Google Voice.
Since Google is the oracle of all information, it seems strange that it can't tell you who owns a given phone number.
If you're looking for a good VoIP solution and don't need Google Voice, consider Ooma. It's pretty impressive. However, if you're firmly a Google Voice user, you might want to look elsewhere.
It's true. I did. For some people, Windows XP is here to stay.
You can customize your smartphone in all sorts of fun and useful ways to provide an optimal in-vehicle experience and driving assistant.