Let's face it: The odds of us ordering a bunch of stuff online that we really don't need for dirt cheap prices this week and next are pretty high, so this week's New App Recap is kicking off with one of the best ways to keep tabs on all those packages heading to your doorstep. We've also got some great solutions for managing contacts, starting a group, ordering food from around the country, sharing our mood, and scribbling up seasonal ideas. Let's kick off our Thanksgiving edition right now!
When the WatchKit was released last week, developers were shocked, stunned, and thrilled about a new font that the Apple Watch uses: San Francisco. This new font is the default font on the Apple Watch that is clean, crisp, and makes readability much better on a smaller display. Some developers quickly went to work to figure out how to wrangle this new font onto OS X Yosemite, and they have succeeded in doing this. Continue reading and we'll show you how to change the system font to San Francisco and kiss Helvetica Neue goodbye.
Last week brought a nice stack of impressive-looking iOS games, and this week is somehow even better. Online MOBA-style action game Vainglory and tower defense prequel Kingdom Rush Origins are the big ones, but small indies like Sunburn! and Crossy Road both seem super charming, and it’s hard to ignore a new Call of Duty experience. Will there be any notable games left for Thanksgiving week? (Who cares? Play these now.)
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!
Ever had to sign documents quickly and return them to a sender? No matter the type of document that you're trying to sign, if you can avoid the print, sign, scan, and send workflow, it's always appreciated. Mac OS X's Preview application has long allowed for digital signatures, and now in Yosemite you can sign your documents using the trackpad, too. Continue reading, and we'll show you how this feature works, and how you can put it to use to sign your PDFs in the future.
OS X Yosemite brought some much-needed love to a utility on the Mac that has barely changed at all since its introduction in OS X Tiger (OS X version 10.4): Spotlight. The little indexed search engine that could gained some powers that even long-time Spotlight lovers (or even haters) can't help but adore. In this article, we've delve into the top three new features of Spotlight in Yosemite and show you how to take advantage of each.
If you've got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question, we've got the answer. In this week's Ask, we let you know how to turn off autocorrect so it stops putting the wrong words in your mouth. Or at least in your docs and email.
We’ve got a diverse array of new iOS game releases on tap this week, including the ponderous The Sailor’s Dream from Simogo, deep dive iPad strategy game Battle World: Kronos, and a couple of silly diversions in the form of Bitcoin Billionaire and Super Secret Service. And if you’re planning on seeing Big Hero 6 this weekend, there’s a free companion game that looks like solid fun.
November is here and that means holiday deals are right around the corner — but you won't have to wait until Thanksgiving to start racking up the savings, because our first New App Recap of the month is almost entirely made up of free apps that will allow readers to buy tacos, keep tabs on their health and finances, message friends, drive safer, sticker photos, and keep up with the news. Don't delay, dive into the newest apps and start downloading!
Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X functionality such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy tricks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any special knowledge of coding — all you need to do is follow the instructions!
QuickTime Player received a new feature in OS X Yosemite that makes it extremely easy to view and record your iOS device screen by connecting it to your Mac. This is great when you want to show off something on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch when giving a presentation, or if you need to record something on your device to show off later or upload somewhere online.
Star Wars: Galactic Defense is easily the biggest-name launch this week, offering the sci-fi favorite’s first take on the tower defense genre, but intriguing newcomers like Woah Dave!, Grey Cubes, and Twisty Hollow are also worth a look. And we’ve got a couple of Halloween-appropriate games in the mix, as well. Give these a look (and a listen), and then check back next Thursday for more.