Time Machine is great for keeping a local backup of your system, but if you're rather not worry about having a physical drive plugged in all the time you might want to consider an online solution instead. There are plenty of over-the-air (OTA) backup solutions, though not all are very affordable for a small smattering of system files. Fortunately, there are services like CrashPlan, which offers free back up to multiple place. Read on, and we'll show you how to set it all up.
By now, you probably know that we love Markdown -- the simple and easy to use HTML editor. While there are many other capable tools out there, we recently ran across an app called Valletta that not only creates Markdown (.md) documents, but also lets you export your work to HTML, PDF, and Microsoft Word documents.
Read on to learn how you can use the Valletta app to create automatically-formatted PDFs and Word Documents.
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns may be best associated with the photographic pan and zoom effect that now bears his name, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for further improvement. Noise Industries recently updated their own free Pan and Zoom Plugin for FxFactory to support Final Cut Pro X.
With so many entertainment options available, do we still really “need” cable TV? It’s convenient and all, but no one likes paying for the dozens--or even hundreds--of channels they never watch just to get a handful of favorite shows. Most of those favorites can be found elsewhere on a more à la carte basis, but where--and for how much? While we keep wishing for an easy-to-use website (or Apple’s much-anticipated “iTV” television set) to do this legwork for us, for now we’ve got to do it ourselves. Here’s how.
iOS devices are great for showing off your photos to family members because of it’s ease of use and fluidity when perusing your photos. However, most of us don’t carry around our entire iPhoto library on our iPhone or iPad because of space limitations and Photo Stream's limited quanity. Fortunately, with the help of an application like Blinq, you can remotely access your entire iPhoto or Aperture library from home via your iOS device.
As we get closer to WWDC we can expect the rumor mill to heat up and it's already started. Bigger iPhone, smaller iPad is the refrain you're going to hear until they don't and then we'll move on to something else. Pocket sized Steve Jobs! The Apple iApple digital fruit! Instead of that nonsense, let's take a look at some real news from the week past.
Cal will be getting a major upgrade once it's fully integrated into iCloud, but until then you may want to tame the beast with a few easy tweaks. Whether it's learning how to use the application or importing third-party calendars into, we'll show you how to get the most out of this ubiquitous application.
Conducting research online has changed the way we peruse information, but it's not exactly conducive to multitasking when you're flipping between windows. Between the word processor and the page you're citing, sometimes things can get a little convoluted. Fortunately, the folks at Google Docs have come up with a nifty way to do all of your research in the same window that you're typing in.
Smart Folders are virtual folders that, unlike regular folders on your Mac, can be organized based on criteria set specifically to the folder. The process of creating a Smart Folder is similar to creating rules in Mail or iTunes Smart Playlists. The possibilities for Smart Folders are unlimited, allowing you to organize files by type, size, and Mac App Store category.