Apple and its partners released hundreds upon hundreds of compelling products this year. We scoured the hardware universe, tested the heck out of the most intriguing gear we found, and now share our exclusive list of the 15 very best.
More than a year after they threw back the curtain on the Windows beta, Google has finally unleashed a beta version of their Chrome browser for the Mac. So, was it worth the wait? And more importantly, in its present state, is Chrome compelling enough to make you move from Safari, Firefox, Opera, et al? Let’s find out.
The Home Sharing feature in iTunes 9 lets you share music between
computers right within iTunes, but it has a bunch of limitations. Both
machines need to be on one network, and the only automatic transfers
are new iTunes Store purchases--regular old CD rips and non-iTunes
downloads can be dragged manually from one computer to another.
iTunes 9 also added the Automatically Add To iTunes folder to your
iTunes Media folder. Any iTunes-compatible file dropped in here is,
like the sign says, automatically added to your iTunes library. Just
drop it in there and poof, it’s gone. But check in iTunes. It’s there.
Of course the holiday season is upon us and everyone's schedule is filled with madness. You know it, we know it. No need to spend what little time you have scrolling through our incomparable archives. Here's a short list of some of the hottest articles we've compiled for you.
Your iPhone or iPod touch is an entertainer, communicator, and some
might even say friend. And while it’s OK to harbor such warm and fuzzy
feelings--as long as you don’t try to make out with it--your device can
also crack its virtual whip to, well, make you a better person. With
the right apps, you can turn it into a drill sergeant, teacher, and
personal assistant. Whether you’re expanding your horizons for New
Year’s resolutions or just catching up on old goals, the iPhone can be
Whether it’s converting movies to watch on your iPod, building party
playlists, getting album art online, buying music, renting movies, or
backing up your iPhone, there’s an awful lot under the surface--and
even more than ever with the release of iTunes 9 in September. Many of
the tips and tricks we show you throughout this feature will save you
time and even reveal a few things you didn’t know you could do.
Dressed in blue plastic and built to harness the power of the Internet, the iMac was the first PC that actually felt personal. And it would forever change Apple, the industry and virtually everyone who came into contact with it.
Apple watchers are well aware that the company is planning to release
some sort of tablet computer, and given Apple’s recent history of
making surprise announcements, that could very well happen between the
day we put this issue to bed and the day you read this article. But
what if the tablet rumors are bunkum? And even if the tablet is
announced, what comes next? Jaw-dropping products can take years to
develop, and Apple surely has tablet-eclipsing wonders brewing in its
What will be Apple's next super-product--its next spectacular, game-changing "one more thing"? We asked five Apple experts to
brainstorm with abandon and then brought their ideas to life.
It might not be as exciting as another tablet rumor, but the recent New York Times’ report that Disney and Steve Jobs are collaborating on a radical new retail shop design certainly piqued our curiosity. But the tip that landed in our inbox a few days later really caught our attention.
Mac problems? Isn’t that an oxymoron? If you just switched to the Mac
from Windows, you might be thinking that you accidentally picked up one
of your old PC magazines--and, by the way, we’ve got solutions to the seven most common problems
switchers encounter, too. If you’re a longtime Mac user, you could even
be wondering where we get off accusing the Mac platform of being
problematic. Using a Mac is generally painless and trouble free,
but things can go wrong. Read on to see our Ultimate Mac Troubleshooting Guide.