Mac|Life - All Articles http://www.maclife.com/articles/all/feed en Apple Daily: New Apple Watch Details; New Steve Jobs Bio; Mac Photos Beta http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_new_apple_watch_details_new_steve_jobs_bio_mac_photos_beta <!--paging_filter--><p>Tim Cook relayed a lot of details about the upcoming Apple Watch to employees at the main Berlin Apple Store, and most of them leaked out into the public. Let's hope Cook still has some some surprises in store for next Monday! In other news, there's a new Steve Jobs biography on the way, and if you've been itching to try out the new Photos for Mac app, you can hop in today if you have beta access.</p><h3>Cook Spills 'Tons' of Details About Apple Watch During German Visit</h3><p>Apple's next big media event, thought to focus heavily on the Apple Watch, is still a week away, but Apple CEO Tim Cook apparently just can't contain his excitement about the device. Cook revealed some of the features of the upcoming watch to employees of Berlin's flagship store during a recent visit to Germany.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/03/cook.jpg" width="620" height="465" /></p><p>According to&nbsp;<a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/03/02/cook-teases-ton-of-apple-watch-announcements-including-panera-bread-salesforce-enterprise-fitness-apps/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>,&nbsp;Cook said that with an Apple Watch, we'll be able to open the doors to hotel rooms (notably at Apple-loving Starwood Hotels) and order ahead of time from chains like Panera Bread, which is already in the process of making an Apple Watch app. We'll also apparently see a lot of health-related apps next Monday (although no specifics were given), and Cook has reportedly invited more than 100 developers to Cupertino to test and design apps ahead of time.</p><p>Cook also <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/03/02/tim-cook-says-apple-watch-will-be-available-outside-u-s-in-april/" target="_blank">mentioned</a> that the Apple Watch is expected to launch in Germany specifically in April — the same month it's set to launch in the United States — and that means it will likely launch in other European countries at the same time. (It's likely, however, they'll have to wait a week or two during the same month.)</p><p>In addition, Cook noted that he sees Apple Pay as a global service, and that there's a chance that we could see it "in Europe generally this year."</p><h3>New Steve Jobs Biography to Hit Shelves on March 24</h3><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/03/becomingstevejobs-250x410.jpg" width="150" height="246" class="graphic-right" />There's currently a movie starring Michael Fassbender in the works based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Steve Jobs, but that apparently isn't stopping anyone from attempting to tell the tale even better. On March 24, <em>Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader</em>&nbsp;will hit store shelves as well, and this latest effort purports to provide fascinating new stories about the Apple co-founder and to portray him as a man who "wrestled with his failings and learned to maximize his strength over time."</p><p>The book was co-written by Brent Schlender, a journalist who interviewed Jobs several times throughout his life for publications such as <em>The Wall Street Journal</em> and <em>Fortune</em>, and Rick Tetzeli, the executive editor at <em>Fast Company</em>. The biography is particularly notable since it draws so heavily on Schlender's own interviews with Jobs, and it's reportedly chock-full of new stories from other Apple worthies such as Eddy Cue and Jony Ive.</p><p>John Gruber of <a href="http://daringfireball.net/linked/2015/03/02/becoming-steve-jobs" target="_blank">Daring Fireball </a>(via <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2015/03/02/new-steve-jobs-book-coming-march-24/" target="_blank">MacRumors</a>) received an advance copy of the book, and he claims that it's the "the book about Steve Jobs that the world deserves."</p><p>The book itself can be <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Steve-Jobs-Evolution-Visionary/dp/0385347405/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1425339631&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=becoming+steve+jobs" target="_blank">preordered</a> on Amazon for hardcover, Kindle, or Audible.</p><h3>Apple's Latest OS X Public Beta Includes New Photos App</h3><p>If you're enrolled in Apple's OS X open beta testing program, the company's got a special prize in store for you today — as of the latest build for OS X 10.10.3, you can now try out of the upcoming Photos for Mac OS X app.</p><p>The app is designed to replace both iPhoto and Aperture, although most of the people who've had a chance to try it out claims it improves on the former but falls considerably short of the options provided by the latter. Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think!</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/03/photosformac.jpg" width="620" height="390" /></p><p>The patch also comes with a page for picking emoji, which also categorizes emoji and introduces racially diverse emojis and skin-tone modifiers. There's even a new emoji for watches, which has amusingly been redesigned to resemble an Apple Watch.</p><p><em>Follow this article's writer, <a href="https://twitter.com/LeifJohnson" target="_blank">Leif Johnson</a>, on Twitter.</em></p> http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_new_apple_watch_details_new_steve_jobs_bio_mac_photos_beta#comments News Apple Store Apple Watch Berlin biography Germany iOS 8 Mac OS X Panera Bread Photo Editing Photos Steve Jobs Tim Cook Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:56:32 +0000 Leif Johnson 21360 at http://www.maclife.com New App Recap 3/2/15: YouTube Kids, VLC for iOS, and More! http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/new_app_recap_3215_youtube_kids_vlc_ios_and_more <!--paging_filter--> http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/new_app_recap_3215_youtube_kids_vlc_ios_and_more#comments Gallery App AppLife Apps Columns Design ebooks food iOS Kids Music search video YouTube iPad iPhone iPod Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:42:50 +0000 J.R. Bookwalter 21359 at http://www.maclife.com Easy Mac Hacks: Speed Up Yosemite http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/easy_mac_hacks_speed_yosemite <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u12635/easy_mac_hacks_icon_flat_39.png" width="200" height="200" class="graphic-right" /><em>Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using with Mac OS X. Sometimes it's a tutorial on a lesser-known feature, other times it's a trick that uses built-in functionality such as Terminal — either way, these simple tips can make life better and easier, and they don’t require any special knowledge. All you need to do is follow the instructions!</em></p><p>As you may have noticed, in Yosemite, the WindowServer process (which handles window events such as clicking, dragging, and opening new windows) can sometimes eat up quite a bit of processing power due to a bug in the OS. Fortunately, there are a few settings on your Mac that, once changed, can ease the processor usage caused by this WindowServer issue. Continue reading and we'll show you how to make the fixes.<br /><br />If you're not sure if your Mac is experiencing slowdown from this problem, fire up Activity Monitor (located in Applications &gt; Utilities) to check. Also note that logging out and back into your user account can temporarily fix many of the WindowServer issues encountered in Yosemite, but if you take these four preventative measures, you probably won't need to do that.&nbsp;</p><h3>1. Reduce Transparencies</h3><p>The first issue is related to transparency in Yosemite. Sure, it looks pretty, but causing performance degradation is not worth the prettiness. To reduce transparency in Yosemite, perform these steps:</p><ol><li>Open System Preferences.</li><li>Open the Accessibility preference pane.</li><li>Click Display.</li><li>Check the option for "Reduce Transparency."</li></ol><h3>2. Turn Off Automatic Graphics Switching</h3><p>Some computers have multiple graphics cards (integrated graphics on the processor for light work, and a dedicated chip for hardcore gaming). While OS X can automatically switch between the graphics processors depending on the work load, many users have found that disabling the automatic switching can help alleviate WindowServer strain on the processor.<br /><br />To disable Automatic Graphics Switching, perform these steps:</p><ol><li>Open System Preferences.</li><li>Open the Energy Saver preference pane.</li><li>Uncheck the option for "Automatic graphic switching" if your Mac supports this option.</li><li>This will cause the dedicated (most high performance) graphics card to always be used during normal use.</li></ol><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>3. Other Software</h3><p>If you have third-party graphics software installed on your computer, such as software that provides an external display support, or provides additional hacks to the graphics layer in OS X, then try uninstalling that software one-by-one to see which piece of software might be causing the issue with WindowServer taking up too many processor cycles if the issue persists.<br /></p><h3>4. Restart the WindowServer Manually</h3><p><a class="thickbox" href="/files/u12635/screen_shot_2015-02-27_at_11.21.06_pm.png"><img src="/files/u12635/screen_shot_2015-02-27_at_11.21.06_pm.png" width="620" height="435" class="thickbox" /></a></p><p>If you continually have an issue with the WindowServer and don't wish to restart your Mac to correct the issue, then open the Terminal (located in /Applications/Utilities) and type in the following command:</p><pre>sudo killall -HUP WindowServer</pre><p>This will cause the WindowServer to automatically restart, but be warned: This will automatically close any open programs on your Mac. So, close anything that you want to be properly saved before running this command.</p> http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/easy_mac_hacks_speed_yosemite#comments Columns Easy Mac Hacks How to Mac OS X 10.10 windowserver yosemite Mac How-Tos Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:29:42 +0000 Cory Bohon 21357 at http://www.maclife.com Deals: Save 72% On The Power Vault, a 18,000mAh Portable Battery Pack http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_save_72_power_vault_18000mah_portable_battery_pack <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/power-vault-18-000mah-dual-usb-battery-pack" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/powervaultbattery.jpg" width="630" height="473" /></a></p><p><strong>[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]</strong></p><p>There's nothing worse than a phone or tablet that is on it's last bit of battery. You want to use it, but you know you can't do any of the things that you really want to do for fear of draining it entirely too fast. 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You can get it for&nbsp;<a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/equil-smartpen-1" target="_blank">just $79</a>.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/equil-smartpen-1" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></p> http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_save_96_build_startup_course_bundle_and_more_best_deals_week#comments Deals Deals sponsored Stack Social Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:00:00 +0000 MacLife Staff 21356 at http://www.maclife.com The Week's 10 Hottest Apple News Stories, February 28 http://www.maclife.com/article/news/weeks_10_hottest_apple_news_stories_february_28 <!--paging_filter--> http://www.maclife.com/article/news/weeks_10_hottest_apple_news_stories_february_28#comments Gallery News Apple Event Apple Maps Columns Final Cut Pro X focus iCloud iCloud Drive iPad iphone Oscars Samsung Steve Jobs Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:00:00 +0000 MacLife Staff 21350 at http://www.maclife.com Deals: Save on All Our Favorite Bluetooth Accessories http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_save_all_our_favorite_bluetooth_accessories <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-weight: bold;">[This is an advertorial. 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Get it for&nbsp;<a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/miisport-wireless-bluetooth-headphones-black" target="_blank">just $42.99</a>.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://deals.maclife.com/sales/miisport-wireless-bluetooth-headphones-black" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u323895/buynow-maclife.png" width="123" height="38" /></a></div> http://www.maclife.com/article/deals/deals_save_all_our_favorite_bluetooth_accessories#comments Deals Deals sponsored Stack Social Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:00:00 +0000 MacLife Staff 21354 at http://www.maclife.com Apple Daily: Apple Watch Will Replace Car Keys; iOS 8.2 Monday Release? http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_apple_watch_will_replace_car_keys_ios_82_monday_release <!--paging_filter--><p>In today's Apple Daily, Tim Cook claims that the Apple Watch could at last rid us of the need to carry car keys. In another news, we might see iOS 8.2 as early as next Monday.</p><h3>Tim Cook: Apple Watch Will Replace Car Keys, Hold Charge for a Day</h3><p>Apple CEO Tim Cook still won't say anything concrete about the so-called "iCar," but it's clear he has automobiles on his mind. In an interview at the Covent Garden Apple Store in London by the <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/watch/11439847/Apple-Watch-will-replace-your-car-keys-says-Tim-Cook.html" target="_blank">Telegraph</a>, Cook said that the Apple Watch would eventually be able to "replace car keys and the clumsy, large fobs that are now used by many vehicles."</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/02/cook.jpg" width="620" height="387" /></p><p><strong>Photo:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/watch/11439847/Apple-Watch-will-replace-your-car-keys-says-Tim-Cook.html" target="_blank">Kensington Leverne/Telegraph</a></strong></p><p>And that's about it. Cook apparently didn't mention whether this service could somehow be integrated into existing cars, if such a feature will have something to do with Apple's CarPlay service, or if it'll have to wait for technology that's still in the works.</p><p>In addition, Cook said that the iPhone's battery will last all day (which marks an improvement from some of the reports not long after the initial announcement), thanks to "special magnet technology" that's said to be as beautiful as it is efficient.</p><p>We'll know for for ourselves a little over a week from now. As always, we'll be on hand to report Apple's news during the event as it's announced.</p><h3>iOS 8.2 Could Be Here by Monday</h3><p>The next time Apple Daily rolls around, there's a good chance we'll be talking about the release of iOS 8.2., at least if the sources who spoke with <a href="http://bgr.com/2015/02/27/ios-8-2-ios-8-3-download-release/" target="_blank">BGR</a> truly know their stuff. The patch, which contains supporting files for the upcoming Apple Watch, has long been suspected to appear sometime in March, but BGR's sources say it might be released to the public as early as Monday.</p><p><img src="/files/u334114/2015/02/iphone6.jpg" width="620" height="326" /></p><p>The date is significant, as that would put it exactly one week ahead of Apple's "Spring Forward" media event on March 9, which the Cupertino company is expected to use to unveil more information pertaining to the Apple Watch. The report also mentioned that two more betas might be in the works for iOS 8.3 (which places a heavy emphasis on new emoji) before its supposed release in April, even though the patch has already gone through two betas thus far.</p><p><em>Follow this article's writer, <a href="https://twitter.com/LeifJohnson" target="_blank">Leif Johnson</a>, on Twitter.</em></p> http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_daily_apple_watch_will_replace_car_keys_ios_82_monday_release#comments News Apple Watch iOS 8 iPad iphone iPod London Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:00:17 +0000 Leif Johnson 21349 at http://www.maclife.com Ask: Sharing Monitors between Computers http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/ask_sharing_monitors_between_computers <!--paging_filter--><p>Got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? Here's the answer. In this edition of Ask, we'll explain what to do when you're having trouble sharing monitors between your Mac and another computer.</p><h3>Question</h3><p>I have two computers and two monitors: a Mac Pro (running Mavericks) with a 27-inch Dell monitor connected using DisplayPort, and a Windows 8 PC with another Dell monitor that’s shared between the PC and the Mac Pro over DVI on the PC. Sometimes I want to use both monitors on the Mac, but if I unplug the monitor from the PC and connect it to the Mac Pro, the Mac recognises the new display, but the screen stays black. After a few seconds the monitor goes into standby. How do I fix this?</p><h3>Answer</h3><p>OS X sends a query to the monitor through the video cable when the Mac first boots or wakes from sleep, when you plug in the Mac end of the video cable, and when you hold å in Display Preferences and click the “Detect Displays” button.&nbsp;</p><p>If the monitor doesn’t answer with its display ID at any of these points, the Mac will conclude that there isn’t anything at the other end of the cable and will stop sending video data through it. The monitor, in turn, will drop to standby as soon as it goes a few seconds without receiving a video signal.</p><p><img src="/files/u332541/2015/02/ask_monitors.png" width="620" height="453" /><br /><strong><span style="font-size: x-small;">The Detect Displays button can force a stubborn monitor to notice you.</span></strong></p><p>It may be that your monitor isn’t responding because it’s only listening to the PC through the DVI port at the time and doesn’t switch over immediately. You could try using the Detect Displays button on the Mac to send a few extra ID queries down the cable and see if the monitor catches any of them. If that doesn’t work, try cycling the power on the monitor first, before you plug it into the Mac. Even if this works, however, it’s a little inconvenient to have to turn the monitor off and on again every time you switch computers.&nbsp;</p><p>However there is a glimmer of hope. There are a few monitor detection bugs in Mavericks that Apple is aware of. If you upgrade to Yosemite, there is a chance that Apple has already fixed this issue in the display driver. The only way to be sure is to actually try it with your specific Dell monitors and your PC.</p><p>Got an Apple tech question? Email <a href="mailto:ask@maclife.com" target="_blank">ask@maclife.com</a>.</p> http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/ask_sharing_monitors_between_computers#comments Ask Columns Dell Monitors Sharing Tips tricks windows Mac How-Tos Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:22:19 +0000 MacLife Staff 21348 at http://www.maclife.com Price Drop: The Weekend's Best App Deals, February 27 http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/price_drop_weekends_best_app_deals_february_27 <!--paging_filter--><p>This week's Price Drop has a bit of something for everybody: we've got photography, health, cooking, productivity, art, and — in honor of his Mar. 2 birthday — interactive children's books from the great Dr. Seuss. So let's see what we can see, but, unlike Dr. Seuss's character, let's not try to read with our eyes shut, shall we?</p> http://www.maclife.com/article/gallery/price_drop_weekends_best_app_deals_february_27#comments Gallery Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:54:27 +0000 J Keirn-Swanson 21347 at http://www.maclife.com