Goodbye AppStorm

Saw today that AppStorm is shutting down. I hate to see that. I admittedly am biased as  I wrote for the Mac and Windows sides of the sites  through late last year. I always felt the site had good reviews and found a number of useful tools and apps through the last few years. More worrying is another quality site goes down as losing money while the “Ten Surprising Ways Your PC Can Hurt Your Cat” sites keep going.

Recent Articles

Here’s a few articles that I’ve recently had published:

My Review of Skip Tunes for Mac OS

An excerpt:

Most of my solo work time passes with music in the background. Sometimes I’m playing music from my iTunes library, and sometimes I’m streaming music from online radio stations or subscription services. Controlling it all can be a pain….

Skip Tunes is a simple menubar app that offers a solution. It runs in your menu bar to let you control the your music from the menu bar or with keyboard shortcuts. How well does it work?

Read the full Review…

My Review of CrashPlan on Windows.AppStorm

Think about everything stored on your computer right now. Photos of special moments, that great vacation, or the last time you saw a friend, copies of the project that you’re working on for months or the paper you’re writing. Financial and tax records.

What happens if something happens to your computer and all that was lost? Let’s take a look at how to avoid all that tears and heart ache with CrashPlan!

Read the Rest…

Review of RoboForm on Windows.AppStorm

My review of RoboForm is up at http://windows.appstorm.net/how-to/passwords-the-right-way-with-roboform/.  This is a program I recommend with no reservations to manage the passwords to the web sites you log into.  Why is a password manager important?

You may not care if someone gets your password to a simple web app you tried one time two years ago, but if you use that same password at your bank, for PayPal, or for Facebook it might be a disaster. It’s not just small web sites thrown together quickly that have their password stolen, but large companies like Valve and Sony.

The solution? A password manager will remember and store the login information for all your websites. It allows you to quickly create random passwords for each site and then recall those credentials when you next need to log in. You use a single strong password to protect all of these passwords. Here we’ll look at the popular password manager RoboForm.