Remember Where You Downloaded That File From [OS X Tips]

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Here’s a possible scenario: you are looking though the folder that you put all your downloaded files in, noticing that it’s long past the time to clean it out. Then suddenly one particular file catches your eye. It’s an odd little mp3 file, perhaps, or an animated gif, but you just can’t remember where you got it from. What if you want more? Or want to hop back to the place you downloaded it to see if there are any more things like it?

That’s where today’s tip comes in.

Merge All Safari Windows Into One With A Keyboard Shortcut [OS X Tips]

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Because you can, that's why.
Because you can, that's why.

If you’re not careful when using Safari, you could end up with a screen full of open website windows. Safari’s default behavior when opening a new link is to do so in a new window. This drove me nuts until I figured out I could just Control-click any links and they’d appear nicely in a new tab instead of a new window.

On the occasions I forget that feature and end up with a ton of open windows, there’s always the “Merge All Windows” menu command in the Window menu. It’s a slick piece of kit, but I’d like to trigger it with a keyboard combination. Here’s how.

Amazon Follows Apple, Google Into 3D Mapping With UpNext Acquisition

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Amazon follows Apple and Google into 3D mapping.
Amazon follows Apple and Google into 3D mapping.

Following Apple’s Google’s leap into 3D mapping technologies, Amazon has acquired a 3D mapping startup of its own. The online retail giant today sealed a deal to purchase UpNext in a move that could signal the company’s intentions to bring 3D maps to its Kindle Fire slate without any assistance from Google.

Make Google Chrome Your Default Web Browser On iOS With The BrowserChooser Tweak [Jailbreak]

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BrowserChoose is a free tweak that makes Chrome your default browser.
BrowserChoose is a free tweak that makes Chrome your default browser.

Google finally released its hugely popular Chrome web browser for iOS yesterday, and just as we had expected, it’s the best third-party browser so far. In fact, in many ways, it’s also better than Apple’s built-in mobile Safari browser. And you can now use Chrome as your default browser on your jailbroken iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, thanks to the BrowserChooser tweak.

Google Will “Definitely” Release Chrome Browser For iPhone This Year [Report]

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Chrome is in beta on Android, and it's coming to iOS, too. (Image courtesy of Wired.)
Chrome is in beta on Android, and it's coming to iOS, too. (Image courtesy of Wired.)

Google Chrome is quite possibly the best web browser you can install on your Mac or PC, and it could soon be the best browser on your iOS device, too. According to one analyst, Google is “definitely” bringing Chrome to the App Store this year — possibly before the end of this quarter — which is bad news for Apple.

This Week’s Must-Have iOS Apps: Spotify, Jolicloud, Bluetooth Manager & More [Roundup]

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This week's app roundup features Spotify's new iPad app, a simple Bluetooth manager, a great new app from Polaroid, and more!
This week's app roundup features Spotify's new iPad app, a simple Bluetooth manager, a great new app from Polaroid, and more!

After months and months of waiting, Spotify finally released its iPad app this week, and it does not disappoint. It features a terrific interface optimized for the iPad’s larger screen, plus plenty of other great features. There’s no wonder why it’s at the top of this week’s must-have iOS apps roundup.

Other picks include a great little app for controlling Bluetooth from your home screen, an impressive photography app from Polaroid, an innovative new web browser, and more.

OnLive Desktop Plus Brings Flash To The iPad For $4.99 Per Month

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If you still haven’t gotten over the fact that your iPad doesn’t have Adobe Flash player, than OnLive Desktop Plus may soothe your pain. As you may have guessed, the new app is a premium version of OnLive Desktop, which brought Microsoft Office to the iPad earlier this year.

In addition to Office, the premium version offers Flash Player and a PDF-enabled web browser, but it comes at a price of $4.99 per month.

Ditch Mobile Web And Load Pages In Their Entirety Using Dolphin For iPhone [iOS Tip]

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The mobile Safari browser that comes baked into Apple’s iOS devices is quite possibly the best mobile browser there is. But what if you want don’t want to load mobile web pages? What if you want to enjoy websites in their entirety?

Unfortunately mobile Safari doesn’t let you do this, but a free third-party browser called Dolphin does. Here’s how to ditch the mobile web and load full, desktop websites on your iPhone.

aTV Flash (black) 1.2 Now Available For Apple TV With Stacks Of New Features

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aTV Flash (black) from FireCore is the ultimate solution for supercharging your jailbroken second-generation Apple TV. It introduces some terrific features that we’d all love to have on the device as standard, including a web browser, weather and RSS feeds, a Last.fm radio, and support for a huge variety of media formats.

But aTV Flash is even better with its latest update, which adds even more features and greatly improves your Apple TV experience.

aTV Flash Is Now Out Of Beta And Ready To Supercharge Your Jailbroken Apple TV

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aTV Flash (black) from FireCore has now dropped its beta tag and hit version 1.0. The software package is designed to supercharge your second-generation jailbroken Apple TV, introducing a whole host of functionality that isn’t available from Apple. In addition to a media player which supports a huge variety of formats, aTV Flash will also introduce a web browser, weather and RSS feeds, a Last.fm radio, and more to your set-top box.