Archive for March, 2012
I recently found a new favorite podcatching app called iCatcher! (the exclamation is theirs, but I share their enthusiasm). The selling points for me are:
- over-the-air downloads aren’t subject to the 50MB iTunes Store OTA download limit
- 30 second skip button for video (not just audio), and a 30 second rewind button
- plays video in portrait orientation
- a sleep timer
- if you’re playing a video and you lock the device, the video’s audio will continue to play
- play video files back at 2x speed (a feature that iTunes Mobile supports only for audio files)
I can’t express how excited I am about that last feature. The app has been working as advertised so far – no crashes or bugs. iCatcher is $2 in the App Store.
Thousands of people, including myself, cried out in terror when Google removed the “Side Tabs” from Chrome. I tried for one month to settle into Firefox + Firebug + Tree Style Tabs as my main browser, but that combination is nowhere near is snappy as Chrome for my workload.
My workaround has been to use the most recent build of Chromium (Chrome’s open-source alter ego) that still contained the Side Tabs feature. Because there are no security updates available for this version, I use NoScript and whitelist scripting on sites as needed.
A major advantage of using Chromium instead of an old version of Chrome that has Side Tabs is that Chromium can be run side-by-side with the latest version of Chrome.