When you delete pictures and movies, they go into iPhoto’s Trash—located in iPhoto’s sidebar—where they remain until you Control (right) click on Trash and choose Empty Trash (Similar in iMovie and Mail etc).
Mobile Mouse is a remote control tool for Windows and Mac computers that isn't just a mobile trackpad and keyboard but a remote control with a library of specific application interfaces and an application launcher. Basic version is free, get it here.
VirtualBox 4.0 makes creating virtual operating systems a lot less bothersome. The interface is easier to get around, the virtual machines easier to move or wipe away, display and hardware compatibility is improved, and new "extensions" can add new capabilities. Get it here for free.
Opera 11 for Mac is finally available with all sorts of cool features for you to play with, like "tab stacking," mouse gesture support and extensions. Here's an initial run-down of the major features available in Opera 11 for Mac. Get it here.
Apparently MINIMAL founder and designer Scott Wilson has captured some attention with his TikTok and LunaTik iPod nano watch kits, since he raised US$941,558 in funding on Kickstarter. Read the rest here.
Word Lens, an app that translates English text to and from Spanish on the fly, is a reminder of just how powerful apps can be. But how's it really work? It ain't perfect, but it's still pretty damn amazing. Get it here.
Apple likes to criticize Microsoft for copying user interface elements from OS X, but lately Microsoft's come up with a few gems of their own. One of the more popular user interface features in Windows 7 is Aero Peek, letting you hover over a minimized application and quickly get a preview of the open windows. Get it here.
Mikogo sports the basic features you'd expect from a decent desktop sharing tool: whiteboard functionality, mouse pointers for participants, and remote control. Where Mikogo shines is one-click reversal, you can nearly instantly switch from the current desktop to a viewer's desktop. Free for Mac and Windows. Get it here.
Mac OS X: PDFs are great, but constantly printing out endless amounts of documents wastes a heck of a lot of paper. The World Wildlife Federation has created their own PDF format that is unprintable in an effort to end that.
Right now, the file format is only savable and readable on Macs, but a Windows version is coming soon. The software is a plugin that allows you to save anything as a WWF file from the print menu in Mac OS X. It's basically the exact same thing as a PDF, except you can't print it out. It also adds a small explainer to the bottom of each WWF document. Download here. Source lifehacker.
YouTube5; This extension removes the need to use flash video on YouTube by converting all videos to their HTML5 video tag equivalents. It also has the added benefits of decreased CPU usage compared to flash, and the removal of in-video ads. Download here.
Type any word in the Spotlight box and one of the top entries will be a definition. Click on it, and it will bring up the dictionary application to check the word in either the dictionary, thesaurus, Apple database, or Wikipedia.
If anyone can be considered an authority on something as essential and accessible as color, it's Pantone. So be grateful that they'll share their imprimatur with you with these official cases for iPhones and iPads.