Controlling a Mac is typically accomplished by sitting by the computer,
mouse and keyboard in hand. But what if you want to access your Mac
from another part of the house? Maybe you need to check on the progress
of an encode without having to walk into your home office. Or you’d
like to help your child understand how to work an application down in
the playroom without leaving the study. Or you’ve just broken your leg
and you wish you didn’t have to move from the sofa to control the Mac
you’ve turned into a media center.
The rumor mill is gearing up for iMac and Mac mini refreshes. Just in time for holiday shopping and to give Jan a dose of buyers remorse. Palm takes a stand and states that it will continue to enable iTunes syncing for the Palm Pre even though Apple keeps disabling it.
I recently purchased a 13.3-inch aluminum unibody MacBook for
college. I love making films, in fact that is my current career choice,
but my camera only connects by FireWire. As you know, the aluminum
MacBook does not have a FireWire port. I like the camera I have, so I
don’t want to buy a new one. Do you know of any converter from FireWire
to USB that is decently affordable?
In the two years since we first ran a feature on Twitter (“Your Mac: The Great Communicator,” Oct/07), the service’s popularity has exploded. If you joined the Twitter conga line long ago, its usefulness and flexibility are no news to you. But even if you’ve never Twittered in your life, the service still probably isn’t news to you--it seems you can’t turn around without a reporter, columnist, commentator, or comedian hauling out the tired old “What’s the deal with Twitter?” line.
The faster your Mac runs, the faster you can work. The faster you can
work, the more you get done. The more you get done, the better you look
to colleagues, clients, and, of course, your boss. Even if your Mac is
strictly a home machine, used for fun stuff like Web browsing, email,
and creative projects, the faster it runs, the happier you’re likely to
be with your Mac-using experience. Catch our drift?
When you’re trying to convince an Apple Store Genius that your nine-month-old MacBook Air inexplicably stopped working and you most certainly did not pour a steaming cup of coffee all over it, there’s a question you definitely don’t want to hear: How come it smells like hazelnut?
Apple’s Address Book is a central part of the Mac experience. It’s
integrated with Mail, iCal, iChat, Safari, Fax, Dashboard, and
Spotlight. It synchronizes to MobileMe, iPhone, iPod, and a wide
variety of third-party software and hardware.
Yet for such an
essential tool, it’s curious that Apple has kept Address Book so
bare-bones basic. At first glance, there’s not much power to eke out of
Address Book, but we’ve collected a few handy tips to help you squeeze
some extra functionality out of this vital application.
Apple's Mac OS X v10.6 was released two weeks ago and for most of us the
transition from Leopard to Snow Leopard went by without incident.
However, we've spent part of the last few weeks scouring Apple's discussion
boards and support site for solutions to problems people have been
reporting with the upgrade.