Is there a way to enter multiple birthdays to iCal from one Address
Book contact? I want to list birthdays for every family member in
Address Book, without having ot create a new contact for each--I don't
really want to add my friend's spouse and kids as contacts but would
like to keep track of their birthdays.
You know who's been naughty (your friends) and who's been nice (you, naturally), but you're still gonna have to get 'em presents. We've got a few great recommendations, as well as some contests, and, as always, the best links of the past week, all in one handy dandy place.
Welcome to the wonderful word of Apple. Your new Mac comes chock filled with a variety of intriguing software and helpful, built-in utilities,
and we're sure that you'll enjoy your new machine for years to come.
However, you may be wondering what in the heck to do with your old PC.
Surely, that Windows machine gave you some good years, before it became
plagued with menacing viruses and fattening bloatware. So, why not give
it a new lease on life by reconfiguring your old PC to serve as a Linux
media server for your Mac? It's the perfect trade-off and will ensure
that no old computers rise up out of the ashes with revenge on the
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.
We’re sure many Mac users have seen the Utilities folder inside of the
Applications folder and wondered what the applications contained inside
do. Maybe they control the weather or give you super powers. The
reality is bit less exciting, but still incredibly useful to even the
newest Mac user.
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.
The new Apple Magic Mouse might be magical in some regards, but many
owners are bummed because the mouse can’t do some of the cool
Multi-Touch functions that the iPhone can. There's now a remedy for that.