Weekly Wrap: New apps, new accessories, and helpful Mac hints

Hey, it’s a three-day weekend! Might we suggest you unwind with this recap of our biggest stories from the week gone by? This week, we offered advice for dealing with Mac annoyances, reviewed all kinds of products and software, and and unlocked some Lion mysteries.

The iOS wrap

First off, you should know that the Weekly Wrap isn’t the only weekly roundup we run here at Macworld. And since we’re kicking off a long weekend, you have some extra reading time, I’m guessing. So don’t miss The Week in iOS Apps or The Week in iOS Accessories. Both are written weekly, but never weakly.

You want more app coverage? We have more app coverage! We have an expert’s guide to Instapaper, for one. And if you want to go hands-on (or is it fingers-on?) with some new apps, we did just that with Facebook Camera and SketchBook Ink.

“So much great iOS content, Lex!” you cry. “We surrender!” You sound an awful lot like France. And for the historical context of that reference, don’t miss our review of two Word War II reference apps for the iPad. Or, do your own research in the just updated Google app for iOS.

And when it’s time to unwind, there’s the new TiVo Stream for getting your DVR’d content on your iOS device, or a game like Batman Arkham City Lockdown. Other iOS software we looked at included Diet Coda, Yahoo Axis, and Buzz Contacts.

If you’re wondering how the sausage gets made, you’re at the wrong website. But if you were wondering that metaphorically, and actually focused on how developers make apps, check out the Diary of an App Maker.

The Mac wrap

Go inside the mysteries of Mission Control! Perhaps the best part of Mission Control is that—if you’re alone at least—you’re free to make spaceship sound effects every time you trigger it.

Mac 911 this week offered tips on gifting Mac Apps, emailing videos, and more. We also offered up a hint on copying calendar events.

For our weekly video, we shared two useful Automator workflows—and trust us, Automator is easier than you think!

And our reviewers put numerous Mac titles to the test this week. Among them:

  • Justnotes—which, contrary to its name, doesn’t just do notes … It also syncs them across other devices;
  • PDF Editor Pro—another app whose name leaves little to the imagination;
  • Coda 2—a lot like Jaws 2, but without Roy Scheider;
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS6—movie editing software that’s almost Oscar-worthy; and
  • Diablo III, which is a lot like its predecessors, only Diabloier.

And to wrap up the Wrap…

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is coming, and we podcasted with Mac and iOS developers about what to expect from the June event.

If you’re a Macworld Insider, make sure to check out your new, free selection of Macworld Power Guides.

Have a great extended weekend—we’ll see you next week!

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