Mac: The nice thing about using IMAP for your email is that everything is saved on the server so you don't have to worry about it, but it takes a little bit of effort to back up those emails locally. Horcrux is a Mac app that does it for your automatically on a schedule. Read more...
OS X: We've shown you how to download subtitles for movie files on your computer through services like Opensubtitles or Subscene, but Subtitles for Mac makes the process as simple as dragging and dropping a video file. Read more...
PlayStation's web store now lets users add content they want to a download queue, meaning you'll now finally get automatic downloads whenever you next turn on your PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita. The downloads won't happen immediately,...Show More Summary
The web-based Sony Entertainment Network store has enabled automatic downloads of PlayStation 3 content. Items in your store queue will begin downloading once you turn on your console, either via Remote Play or a gentle caress of the power button. Show More Summary
With the Podcasts 1.2 update released Thursday, Apple's own app is now on par with other iOS podcasting apps. One area in which it really excels now is automatic downloads of new episodes.
Android: PAUL is a handy app that downloads videos from your favorite news sources and social networks in the background, and lets you watch them all in one place. More »
“Art Imitates Life” – AUTOmatic Download via “Bandcamp” or cop the vinyl via Dope Folks Yes indeed, today I spotlight, and will continue to focus on some of 2012?s most overlooked efforts throughout the weeks ahead. With that being said, some of you may recall the duo of A.P.R.I.M.E. (emcee) and Trellmatic (producer) via their [...]
Sony is planning to introduce the web-based Sony Entertainment Network store to the US this month. According to CNET, who spoke to Sony Network Entertainment chief operating officer Shawn Layden, the SEN store will ultimately let users...Show More Summary
Amazon launched its new AutoRip service today. The service works with the Amazon MP3 store to give you free MP3 copies of CDs you've purchased from Amazon dating all the way back to 1998. More »
Amazon.com announced a service that will automatically download digital versions of many compact disc purchases to its cloud player for free.
OS X: Kuvva is a free app for Mac that will automatically download and display new wallpapers on a schedule you set. Whether you want a new wallpaper every hour, every day, or every week, the app can handle it. Plus, you get something new and interesting to look at every time it changes. More »
Apple's Automatic Downloads feature spreads your iTunes purchases around all your gadgets, but you can turn it off if one of your devices is getting too full.
Let's acknowledge the existence of piracy for a moment. It's real and there are tools to make it easy. One such tool is called TVShows. We don't advocate or defend piracy, but we will confess gobs of interest in the idea behind this app. Show More Summary
Apple has updated its standalone Podcasts app for iOS adding support for iOS 6 and synchronization of podcasts subscriptions between devices via iCloud. Users can now also choose to automatically download new episodes only when on Wi-Fi and play episodes in both forward and reverse chronological order. Show More Summary
If you’ve subscribed to iTunes Match, or used any of your computers or iOS devices to re-download or automatically download purchased content, these devices become registered to your iTunes Store account. While there’s normally little...Show More Summary
The internet really does have everything, and it's all available for download without lifting a finger. A series of helpful scripts, all installable in a few minutes, can transform your computer into an automatic media downloading machine. More »
Serialized ebooks aren't a new idea, but Amazon's Kindle Serials combine a pay-once buying process and automatic downloads that could help the initiative succeed where similar efforts haven't.
Want rotating wallpaper in Ubuntu, but don't want to use the default slideshows? Design your own with SlideWall. This easy-to-use software lets you pick which photos you want to rotate and when, and can even automatically download and rotate high-quality wallpapers from the web. Show More Summary
Windows/OS X/Linux: Much like Sickbeard does for TV shows and Couch Potato does for movies, Headphones keeps track of all the music you want and downloads it when it becomes available. More »
I received an interesting email recently. I use a computer at the BBC when working on Radio 4’s More or Less, and a BBC colleague got in touch to inform me that his computer was automatically downloading all my personal documents: tax returns; letters to my wife; photographs; the manuscript of a book I’m working [...]