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Ask the iTunes Guy: Smart playlists

The iTunes Guy answers questions about smart playlists.

Dropbox adds video upload features to iOS app

Faced with growing competition from new video-centric rivals, Dropbox on Thursday unveiled a revamped iOS app that lets users automatically upload their photos and videos to the company’s cloud-based storage service.

Apple releases iTunes 10.6.3 update

The new iTunes update, released Monday, adds support for iOS 6 beta and fixes several bugs.

Automate tasks with Folder Actions

Use OS X's Folder Actions feature to automatically get an alert when files are added to a specific folder, change the Finder labels when you put them in a folder, or unzip archives. Here’s how Folder Actions work, and how you can use them to save time.

Edit your vacation videos the easy way with iMovie on your iPad

From start to finish, creating a vacation video with iMovie for iOS is swift and easy. Heath McKnight gives us a crash course.

Adobe patches critical Flash bugs, ships sandboxed plug-in for Firefox

In addition to patching seven critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Adobe also also released the "silent update" tool for OS X, and said it had prepped Flash for Mountain Lion by signing its code, a requirement if users are to install software downloaded from sources other than Apple's own Mac App Store.

Joy Factory styluses are solid, but not exceptional

The Joy Factory's two styluses, the Monet and the DaVinci, offer a taste of the range of nib styluses currently on the market. The Monet is an elongated model that excels for painting, but not much else; the DaVinci is a solid, all-purpose tool, but not the best available.

Adobe patches critical flaws in Photoshop, Illustrator

Adobe released several security updates on Monday, addressing nine arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities that affect Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator CS5.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Metadata, sorting, and sharing

The iTunes Guy answers questions about metadata, sorting, and sharing.

Remains of the Day: Right here, right now

Microsoft Office for iPad may appear this fall, and a new dock-connector port might appear on iPhones and iPads some day, but you can download several of Steve Jobs's appearances right now.

QuarkXPress 9.3 update features new Kindle support

QuarkXPress 9.3 lets users export content directly to the Amazon Kindle format.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 adds mobile tools but neglects core Web technologies

Dreamweaver CS6 is a powerful Web builder with great code-editing, CSS, and site management capabilities. It introduces significant additions for CSS3 properties and building mobile-friendly websites, but is slipping behind in certain core technologies Web designers depend on.

Viddy adds thumbnail options, filter mixing, and faster encoding

Viddy, the app for sharing short video clips with your friends, scored a variety of updates this week: custom thumbnails, filter mix-and-matching, and faster video encoding.

After Effects CS6 showcases rebuilt, enhanced compositing and motion graphics tools

After Effects CS6 offers a new 3D rendering engine and Global Performance Cache to boost performance and ease workflow.

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?