Weekly Wrap: Mac tips and tricks, cool new accessories, and plenty more

There are only so many hours in the day—at last count, approximately 20 or so. If you didn’t find time to read all of Macworld’s articles this past week, we can help. As ever, the Weekly Wrap is here to point you towards some of our most interesting stories that you might have missed.

Tips, tricks, and advice

If the power of your mind isn’t cutting it, we can offer you some advice on restarting a Mac remotely.

You may be able to free up some significant space on your hard drive by removing Dropbox’s cache. You can use your iPad to connect to FTP servers. You can switch your iWebsite to another, Mac-friendly host. You can even transition away from iWeb entirely—just like Apple!

Mac apps

We uncovered secrets of the Archive Utility, which may also be the name of the next Indiana Jones sequel. We also looked at—or, more accurately, listened to—Seamless, which transitions music between your Mac and iOS device without a hitch. Amazon Cloud Drive lets you backup files to Amazon’s cloud storage without a Web browser—unless you want to download those files again.

Keyboard aficionados won’t want to miss Dan Frakes’s video guide to getting more productive with LaunchBar. And folks who need to compare iTunes libraries might want to check out Mashduo. Or they might prefer to come up with something more fun to do on the weekend.

iPad and iPhone

The Macworld Lab compared the original iPad 2 with the new, cheaper one. We looked at a trio of Music app alternatives.

Apple updated GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto, and Cards for iOS. And Spotify launched an iPad app, so if you’ve been looking to broaden your ability to rock out with your tablet, you’re in luck. Bargain shoppers have a new iPad app to check out too, thanks to the launch of Decide.

Folks who like to go green will go green with envy when they see the Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio for iPad.

Other iOS apps we looked at included Gifture, MotionX Sleep, Monster Wars, and TraxItAll.

Elsewhere on Macworld

We reviewed the new Big Jambox, and we podcasted with the iTunes Guy. Oh, and we tested a pair of hard drives: one’s water- and fire-proof, and the other one isn’t. Because we’re professionals, we didn’t set either on fire. Yet.

Hive mind

Over at the TechHive Beta Blog, we’ve covered topics like Multi-Dimensional Audio, a primer on which music subscription service you should use, and how Apple could fix Cards.

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