When trying to explain how a particular feature works on a Mac to someone who isn’t in the same room as you, sometimes only a video will do. A handful of applications exist to help you perform this task, but they've all been blown away by a newcomer, ScreenFlow.
Learn how to make your own screencast after the jump.
If you've been spending your days knee deep in MobileMe and iPhone problems. You've probably been trolling forums searching for answers to why your iPhone insists on calling Japan at 4:23 p.m. everyday, instead of chilling at MacLife.com
For you, hard-core iPhone-fixing warrior, we present the hottest stories of the week.
Loops are wonderful little things. With judicious use of these musical snippets, you can construct entire albums of material from tiny building blocks -- or just scatter a couple over your compositions for flavor. GarageBand comes with a pretty healthy assortment, but spend enough time in the Garage and you may find your songs starting to sound an awful lot like everyone else's.
It’s no secret that Apple struggles to keep new product and software releases under wraps, often going to great lengths to ensure that employees don't leave the building without signing a binding contract that forbids them from even uttering a word about a project they're working on. Despite rumors circulating various tech sites and fastidious bloggers posting overly Photoshopped pictures of what they claim to be a brand spanking new Apple product, the company has always managed to keep its blueprints under wraps and away from the media (at least until it’s time for a keynote).
It’s safe to say that anyone can come up with his or her very own Apple rumor. That’s why we’ve comprised “How-to Create Your Very Own Pre-Keynote Faux-Pod.” And if you succeed in this attempt, maybe you’ll even become an internet celebrity!
The lovable nerds over at Gizmodo are reporting on a ginormous flaw in the iPhone’s “security.” As it turns out, setting a four-digit passcode for your phone is about as secure as that Post-It Note on your monitor that has your network password written on it. With a few not-entirely-unintuitive-anyway taps, anyone who picks up your locked phone can browse your contacts and make calls, surf the web, see your bookmarks, and have full access to your email and SMS messages.
If your Internet connection is too slow for watching movies as they download to your AppleTV, you may want to try downloading the movie before watching. You may also want to begin the download when you’re away from home. With the right preparations, you can login to your Mac remotely and begin the download so it’s ready by the time you get home.