Back up your Schemer data and use these alternatives

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Back up your Schemer data and use these alternatives

Back up your Schemer data and use these alternatives

Posted: 31 Jan 2014 05:51 PM PST

Google will be shutting down Schemer on February 7, 2014. After this date, all accounts and their associated data will be deleted. That means it's time to back up your schemes before they're wiped from existence.

You may have received an e-mail with a link to export your data. If you didn't, you can do the export at this link. You'll be directed to log-in to the Schemer Web site and request a copy of your schemes, which will be delivered by e-mail. Google says that the backup copy may take 24 hours to arrive.

The e-mail will have a list of the schemes you authored, the ones you wanted to do, and the ones you completed already. So now what? Well, you can replace Schemer with a mix of Foursquare, a little bit of Google Maps, and maybe a to-do list app (if you really need it).

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Foursquare offers the ability to save places you want to visit on a to-do list. You can either watch the places friends check-in to, or you can search for them individually. Saving a place is as simple as pressing one button labeled "Save." Personalized lists can be created through the menu if you want to keep things like food and shopping separate. If you're not sure what you want to do today or tonight, a tap of the Search button and a quick category... [Read more]


Popular antivirus tools for OS X tested, again

Posted: 31 Jan 2014 05:20 PM PST

Recently Mac security researcher and analyst Thomas Reed put to the test a number of popular antivirus tools for OS X, to see which perform the best for detecting known malware threats for OS X. This effort follows similar assessments done by Reed in past years, but has been repeated to characterize the fluctuating nature of not only new malware threats, but also the effectiveness of scanning engines as they receive software updates and new malware definitions from their developers.

In his testing, Reed found that the top malware scanners for OS X include the following (in no particular order) which were able to detect over 95 percent of tested threats:

Get the handwriting feature in Evernote for Android

Posted: 31 Jan 2014 05:17 PM PST

(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)

If you've finally pinned down the best way to use Evernote (as in tagging, categorizing, etc.) to meet your needs, forget it. Evernote just added another tool for note-taking to their beta version: handwriting input.

To get access to the new feature, you'll need to join their beta tester group. This is relatively easy, but requires asking to join the Evernote beta Google+ community, and then agreeing to become a beta tester.

Head to the Evernote for Android App Beta Test Google+ page (yeah, that's a mouthful), and click the Ask to join button. Once you're approved by someone with community manager permissions, you'll also need to visit this link to get download access for the beta.

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If Evernote is already installed on your Android device, you should see that it has an update available. Otherwise, just go ahead and download it from the Play Store.

(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)

To access the handwriting feature, open a new or existing note and tap on the pen icon at the top. The writing screen looks like a piece of graphing paper -- which is good, since it's hard to t... [Read more]


Star Apps: Tim Matheson

Posted: 31 Jan 2014 04:46 PM PST

Tim Matheson is best known for playing Eric "Otter" Stratton in the 1978 cult comedy "Animal House," and VP John Hoynes on TV series "The West Wing." But the esteemed actor and sometime director has a 40-year career with many highlights. He provided the voice for "Jonny Quest" and appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including "Yours, Mine and Ours," "Magnum Force," "Fletch," "The Virginian," "Bonanza," and "CSI." He currently plays Dr. Brick Breeland on The CW's "Hart of Dixie," opposite Rachel Bilson.

Tim Matheson isn't a doctor. He just plays one on CW's Hart of Dixie.

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Download.com chatted with Tim Matheson about what he learned, working with Hollywood legends like Clint Eastwood and Jon Belushi, the death of Westerns, dating apps, and his favorite mobile software.

Since you direct on "Hart of Dixie" and other TV shows, I'm wondering what it's like to work on a series, such as "CSI," for example, and not be a director. Is it hard to relinquish that control? Surprisingly, it is so much easier to just act in a show and not direct. And, it's more relaxing, getting lost inside the character, and not having to think about all of the other things that come up when directing.

You've worked opposite some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Who taught you the most about acting and what did they teach you? I think working with stars like Lucille ... [Read more]



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