Are you getting tired of Mac OS X or just really miss that feeling of
struggling with your computer? Windows isn’t your only alternative.
Linux holds the key to unleashing your inner geek, and even though
installing it was daunting in the past, the new versions are easier
than ever to use on your Mac. We will take you through the install
process step by step.
My DV camcorder connects to my MacBook via FireWire 400, and I use
it pretty frequently. I’d like to get a new MacBook Pro for college,
but I want to hang on to my camcorder too, and the new Pro models only
have FireWire 800. Is that port backward compatible, so I can still
plug my camcorder in?
What do you do when you come across some info you want to remember? If
it’s a webpage maybe you bookmark it; if it’s an email or a file, you
might stick it in a folder called “Important!” Evernote is a
super-useful service that comprises a Web-based application, a free Mac
desktop app, and even an iPhone app, all kept effortlessly synced. And
it’s ready to store all your digital info--receipts, serial numbers,
snippets of code, articles, photos, PDFs, audio files, recipes, you
name it--with handy tagging, indexing, and searching features so you can
actually find it all later. We’ll walk you through setting up Evernote,
then encourage you to tinker around and discover how it fits into your
I love listening to Pandora all day long in Safari, but in order for all the features of Pandora to work properly, I have to turn off Safari’s blocking of pop-up windows. But then I get lots of pop-up advertisements in the other websites that I visit. Is there any way to turn off pop-ups just for Pandora?
Apple's Mac OS X v10.6 was released last Friday, and for most of us the
transition from Leopard to Snow Leopard went by without incident.
However, we've spent part of last weekend scouring Apple's discussion
boards and support site for solutions to problems people have been
reporting with the upgrade.
After installing Snow Leopard on our Macs, the Mac|Life staff began scouring the inner crevices of 10.6 looking for all the features we can. While Snow Leopard has been advertised as more of a speed increase and "tightening of screws" of the OS, it still has some great features that'll help you work faster.
After spending the weekend with the new OS, we found 100 features, tips, and tricks that should help get you up to speed and make you a Snow Leopard power user.
In Pages ’09, I love working with my documents in full-screen mode. It prevents me from getting distracted from other windows in the background. How can I get my other applications to display their documents in full-screen mode as well?
Our art director, Robin, rocks a tricked-out Mac Pro at work, but at
home her trusty steed is a Power Mac G5. Compared to her work machine,
the 6-year-old G5 could qualify for Social Security benefits, but it’s
still trucking along, after previous upgrades to the RAM and hard drive.
however, the SuperDrive stopped reading DVDs. And poor Robin worried
this might be the final warning sign that her Mac isn’t long for this
world. After all, a friend of hers bought the same one at the same
time, and that G5 suffered a fatal frying of the logic board and went
up to that great server farm in the sky.
I love spending my afternoons peacefully lying in a field, staring up
at the sky and looking at the figures and formations my mind conjures
up from the clouds, from cats to dragons to my boss’s face asking me
what the heck I’m doing lying in a field and not in the office on a
Monday afternoon. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create your
own images within cloud formations without ever having to leave your
desk. We’ll use Phoenix, Aviary.com’s Web-based image editor, which is
akin to Adobe Photoshop but doesn’t require you to install any software.