MacGraPhoto Bundle: Grab 7 Graphics Apps for Cheap

It can’t beat the recent free Mac Heist giveaway (what could?), but a new Mac software bundle does offer a lot of good applications for a steeply discounted price. The somewhat awkwardly named MacGraPhoto bundle provides seven graphics applications for the same amount that one alone would normally set you back, $39.99.

The seven apps are all new to me, but they seem to have garnered favorable reviews and even some official accolades from Apple (s aapl) itself. They also cover quite a range, meaning that no two really duplicate the functions or features of the others. Here’s a brief rundown of the apps you get in the bundle. Read More about MacGraPhoto Bundle: Grab 7 Graphics Apps for Cheap

iPhone Doc Editing: Documents to Go vs. QuickOffice Pro


A little while ago, QuickOffice ($19.99, iTunes link) brought Word document editing to the iPhone. This week, however, QuickOffice officially loses its corner on that market with the introduction of Documents to Go ($4.99, iTunes link) by Dataviz, a seasoned contender.

The iPhone (s aapl) may not be my device of choice when it comes to doing significant edits to text documents, but in times of duress, it might be the quickest, most convenient, or even the only option available, so I like to have the capability. Let’s see which of these two apps will earn a place of honor on my springboard. Read More about iPhone Doc Editing: Documents to Go vs. QuickOffice Pro

3 Ways to Edit Documents Collaboratively

Thanks to the web, there are a batch of ways that you can edit a document together with another person – or more than one person – to quickly home in on a final draft. There are three main groups of solution to this problem, each with their own features and drawbacks.

How can I turn a old iPhone into a Wi-Fi iPod?

July 11, 2008 is a significant date for those planning to purchase one of the hottest mobile phones available. The iPhone 3G officially goes on sale. If you are a current iPhone user who will be upgrading to the iPhone 3G you might have wondered what to do with your old iPhone.

AT&T is offering an option that might appeal to old iPhone users. AT&T will allow users to use the old iPhone as a Wi-Fi iPod. You can keep it yourself, hand it over to a family member, friend, or sell it on Ebay. Since you’ll be using the same number as used with your old iPhone the recipient will have to purchase another SIM card which they can purchase at a AT&T retail store. Users can use a new number or transfer an old number to the first generation iPhone.

I’m currently on vacation and there is a WI-Fi hotspot about a mile away from the waterfront condo where I’m residing with AT&T’s plan I would be able surf the internet and access my email thanks to the WI-Fi connection. Even if you aren’t near a Wi-Fi hotspot you can still listen to music, watch movies, and take pictures. That is one of the many things I find appealing about the iPhone is that it allows me to do more than send and receive calls.

It is important to note that AT&T is recommending that users should upgrade their old iPhone to v2.0 before having them deactivated in time for the July 11 release of the iPhone 3G. Apple Insider has listed steps on how to hand down your old iPod. Naturally, if you aren’t planning on purchasing the iPhone 3G this won’t be necessary.

Do you any plans for your old iPhone? Lets us know in the comment section.

Vid-Biz: Strike, FIM, Microsoft

More TV (if Less Primetime) Watched During Strike; Nielsen study finds daytime, VOD, and cable more than made up for lack of new broadcast shows. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Shakeup at Fox Interactive Media; company still struggles to monetize its sites, likely to miss revenue goal by $100 million. Chief Revenue Officer out and ad technologies being moved into a separate business. (The Wall Street Journal)

Microsoft to Create More Original Programming; slate of shows like Need of Repair, The Men’s Room and What On Earth is Going On? will show on multiple platforms including MSN, MSNBC and Xbox Live. (MediaWeek)

Dailymotion Launches Full-Length Films; new Cinema Dailymotion lets audience stream feature-length films, kicks off series with Red Without Blue. (901am)

Tila Tequila Gets Another Shot; MTV gives MySpace star a second season of her reality show. (Multichannel News) Launches; Berlin-based video portal promises higher quality and will give creators 100 percent of ad revenue from their videos. (emailed release)

Friday Follies: “Dancing with the Cons”

Here I thought "Dancing with the Stars" was mildly entertaining. I guess when you’re in prison, you have to make good use of your time; that’s just what these orange jump-suiters are doing. Rumor is they wanted yellow outfits, but Devo has a claim on that idea. Not a bad life: three-squares a day, a free education and now dancing skills for a second (and legal) career. Two questions come to mind while watching this. One, do they allow radios in this prison? Two, if they ever go on tour, will the bus have bars on the windows? 😉

(via Tech Digest)