Handy cloud file sharing
Even though I’m a Chromebook user with 1 TB of free Google Drive storage, I have multiple cloud storage accounts. That’s mainly…
Must-have app for free
If someone asked me what my top five utilities for computers, phones or tablets were, Pushbullet would easily be on the list. The…
Access that far away computer
Add another remote computer access app to the list: 9to5 Mac notes that Google introduced Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS on Monday.…
Everybody needs a hobby
While there have been minor updates over the years, the hardware side of the Apple TV has remained basically the same. Compared to other streaming media players, is the Apple TV still a good gift idea.
The App Store rules. Literally
Like many other iOS app developers, the folks at Panic were excited by the more open approach in Apple’s iOS 8 software,…
It’s not clear what “copresence” is just yet but it’s clear that Google is working on it. References to the project were reportedly found in the latest Google Play Services software as well as the Chromium bug tracker.
Four Android apps running on Chrome OS is a small start. Want to try others? It’s possible with this unofficial tool that can convert nearly Android app for running on a Chromebook.
Given the prior litigation between Samsung and Apple, it’s interesting that the latter has patents on the radial menu design used by the former. Let’s see if the Galaxy Note 4 keeps the same interface or if Samsung decides to make a change.
Apple’s upcoming September 9th event is likely to introduce as many as three new types of Apple products. Based on the rumors and reports, which ones would I buy?
Two-thirds of the employees at Chapters Health System opted to pick an HP Chromebook 14 over a Windows laptop or iPad, which has made the IT department happy. There are cheaper Windows laptops coming to compete but they don’t address reasons people pick a Chromebook.
It’s a pretty safe bet this year’s new iPads and the iPhone 6 will have a Touch ID sensor. Apple may not stop there, however, based on this patent which opens up possibilities for Touch ID on Mac computers or other devices.
An Apple support page for Boot Camp mentions a 2014 Mac Mini model. If Apple does release a Mac Mini refresh, it would be the system’s first update in two years.
Using Google Calendar on your Mac via the web or through Apple’s Calendar app? If so, you’re missing out. Take a peek at Sunrise, the popular calendar app for iOS, Android and the web, now available for OS X.
Google’s long-term Chrome strategy to take over your desktop is making more progression. Chrome can now associate local Mac files with Google Chrome apps in the Finder if you have Chrome Canary installed and enable an experimental feature.
After teasing Mac users with an iOS version, Microsoft has finally released OneNote for Mac OS X. The wait was worth it.
Now that 4k monitors are hitting the market, it might be time for OS X to support scaling on these high-resolution displays. If the beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 is in any indication, the feature should be coming very soon.
Keeping secure in today’s always connected age of computing is not a once and done sort of task, it is an ongoing process that requires attention. The following checklist will help keep your devices secure.
Mac OS X users may be surprised to find out how well a Microsoft Windows Phone 8 integrates and synchronizes content with a Mac. Read on how to invite the Windows Phone 8 into the Mac ecosystem.
Looking for a simple and secure way to unlock your Mac without typing a single keystroke? Check out Knock, a new app that uses Bluetooth LE to unlock the Mac simply by knocking on your iPhone’s display.
After a two-month delay, Sim City for Mac launched with another host of problems. Is it any wonder why always-on isn’t accepted?
The latest version of iTunes gets a bit of a makeover on its surface and under the covers to make it look more like the mobile version of iTunes that sits on your iPhone and allow tighter integration with iCloud.
Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion is perfectly matched to not just Apple’s hardware but also with a new kind of Internet-centric usage behavior. It is the marriage of form and function. But most importantly, it’s a tip of the hat to the iPhone and iPad.
The major new features in Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion are what everyone is talking about, but with every release of OS X, the company makes some smaller changes that escape the notice of most. We take a look at some of those changes.
There are two ways to think about securing information: Enabling access to information you want to keep, and disabling access to information you don’t. For information Mac users no longer want, it’s not as easy as moving a file to the trash and emptying the trash.
We’ve already talked about some key highlights from the Macworld | iWorld 2012 show, particularly from the prosumer and developer angles. But my focus here is on those products average Apple users might be interested in, for both Mac and iOS devices.
Snapstream is making its TV monitoring capabilities available to Mac users, with a Web-based video player and client that will let its customers search, view and clip live and recorded TV feeds. That could increase help its potential customer base, while making its existing base happier.
It might seem like the small Apple Remote that used to come with new Macs is a one-trick pony for controlling iTunes or DVD playback, but there are actually some hidden ways to use it. Here are a few that may surprise you.
A common New Year’s resolution is getting more organized, and email is often very much in need of organization. I’ve long been a fan of the “Inbox Zero” philosophy. It’s easier than you think to accomplish, and these simple tips will help you get there.
Apple sees its highest share of desktop and laptop shipments in 15 years. But growth is coming not only in the consumer space, where it grew 24.6 percent compared to overall PC market’s 5.3 percent, but in the enterprise market too.
Apple finally talked about when people can expect to get their hands on iTunes Match, and it’s later than iCloud in general. Later in October is as specific as the company got to putting a release date on the cloud-based subscription music service.
Apple isn’t about to miss out on sales of its new Mac OS to those who don’t have a solid Internet connection. The company is going to put Lion on a USB stick and sell it for $69 starting in August.
What do you do if your brand or product is looking a little long in the teeth? Hitch your wagon to Apple’s star, that’s what. Apple’s software and hardware offer a great opportunity for brands to reinvent and extend themselves, but only if it’s handled correctly.
In my recent post about pairing SSD and HDD storage in a Mac, I used a little-known command line feature to redirect some of my user folders between the drives. I’m talking about symlinks, which can be a very powerful tool for Mac users.
A new feature of Mac OS X Lion unearthed by AppleInsider allows remote users to log in to a Mac using a separate account from the one currently being used on that computer, and to see their own distinct desktop and computing environment.
Apple made available a new update of Mac OS X Lion to developers late Wednesday. This is the second version of Lion to be released to registered Mac developers for testing. The new version is build 11A419, and presumably brings additional stability to Apple’s new OS.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Mac OS X. OS X has seen some big changes over the years, and it represents a huge leap over OS 9, the operating system it replaced, but the biggest changes are yet to come.
Mac OS X Lion, version 10.7 of Apple’s venerable operating system, has been released to developers. A summary glance at the features it brings indicates a fairly minor update. But what seem like mostly cosmetic changes actually indicate a significant new direction for OS X.
Apple has recently been awarded a patent for “administering and maintaining a network-booted operating system.” This could point to the development of a cloud-based Mac OS X. If it comes to pass, what would a cloud-based OS X actually look like and how will it work?
Yes, the name for Mac OS X 10.7 is Lion. Steve Jobs introduced the OS today by going into the philosophy behind it. Lion takes what Apple learned from iOS and applies it to OS X. As Jobs puts it, “Mac OS X meets the iPad.”
This is the sixth in a series of 7 posts in the 7 days prior to Apple’s January 27 media event in which…
Citrix’s GoToMyPC, among the most widely used applications for controlling remote computers, has always had a glaring hole: inability to connect to Mac systems from anywhere. That’s changed with version 7.0, announced today, and users can also control Macs from Windows Mobile phones.
I used to wonder why real estate and insurance agents put their photos on their business cards, even though I’m not good…
Last month, I made the switch to Google Quick Search Box (s goog) from Quicksilver on my Mac (s aapl). While Quicksilver…
I’ve long been a fan of the CrossLoop screen-sharing application as it provides an easy way to remotely provide support to clients,…
From The Apple Blog: Virtualization software has come a long way since the days of Virtual PC on PPC Macs. Microsoft’s Windows-enabling…
An onscreen keyboard can be a powerful tool for screencasters. This tutorial will show you how to turn on the onscreen keyboard…
When it comes to technology debacles, every major company has a few (remember the Newton?), but right now one of the top…
Like Mike, I’ve been using the alpha releases of OmniFocus for a while now and I was thisclose to taking advantage of…
When entering college in 1995, I purchased my first computer that was all mine – a Performa 631CD, with screaming 33 MHz…
What goes better with computing than a good cup of Joe to keep the geek firing strong during those late night sessions? …
Dan Gillmor discovered that Macromedia was putting stuff in the shopping basket which he did not order. They call it convenience, and…