Microsoft posts a site that shows just how much cooler PCs are compared to Mac. No really, they really have a site that says that. We discuss stunning revelations like, "Macs don't work well at work or school" and "Macs don't let you choose."
Yeah, we have fun with that.
Also, Mark Papermaster has left Apple after only being with the company for two years. Leaving Apple with one less employee with a super villain last name.
You wouldn’t give a stranger complete access to your important, personal information; yet so many people don’t secure their wireless access points on their home network. With an open network, you are setting yourself up for a potential attack; be it packet sniffing, or network sharing snooping, you’re not secure until you enable wireless encryption.
I loved using the “tile” function in Mac OS 9 that allowed me to have new windows open so that the upper corner of the previous window remained visible. Now that I have a much larger screen on my iMac I find myself continually having to deal with hidden windows that get covered over by new windows that I open! Yes, I know about the F9 key and also about how Spaces shows multiple “desktops,” but I want to find an app that will allow me to get that old tiling behavior back.
If there were bigger news this week than the fallout and repercussions from the legalization of jailbreaking, we've yet to hear it. But news, as it always does, did happen, and the happy elves of Mac|Life were there to make sense of the pieces, just for you, Dear Reader.
This week, we'll focus on Apple's iPad, with some helpful tid bits on file syncing, buying a case, turning off the iPad's annoying keyboard click, and a navigational tip that is useful when browsing mile long pages of information on a single web page.
It took me a while to get used to the Magic Mouse. For the first week or so, I kept a USB mouse handy and generally didn’t use the Magic Mouse all day. By now, I’m totally hooked on it, but I have found that when I use the Magic Mouse all day my right hand can feel sore since the way I position it over the Magic Mouse is so different. Have you noticed this?
Whatever it might be that Apple has planned for Lala--the much-mourned music streaming property that the Cupertino-based behemoth acquired and woefully shut down back in May--they're playing it close to their chest.
While you wait for what we're all hoping will be the awesome power to stream our entire music iTunes music library from the cloud, let Mac|Life show you how anyone with a MobileMe account can start streaming their tunes for free right now. While you won't be able to listen to a playlist you've hashed together, the ability it groove to individual audio files streamed to your iOS device on the cheap is a great first step. Let's get started!