With every new device and new software release, it becomes increasingly clear that Apple’s plan for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad is to make them all work seamlessly together, with iCloud as the hub they all draw from. Nowhere is this more clear than when it comes to iMessage, Apple’s way of sending text and multimedia messages to your contacts for free.
While iTunes 11 is running a little late, it is expected to drop on us this month. When it arrives, it will be the single biggest change to iTunes since the introduction of the iTunes Music Store. To prepare for this large update, you may want to prepare your iTunes library, adding album artwork, correcting album titles, and getting rid of duplicates. By cleaning up, you’ll have a better experience when iTunes 11 is released and installed on your Mac.
The Mac|Life 101 series is where you can come to learn new and simple ways to do things with Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems. Whether you’re new to the platform, or just want to learn a new technique, then Mac 101 is for you.
If you are new to the Mac, then image editing may be a bit confusing for you. In OS X, Preview is the ultimate image editing and viewing application. It can open almost any image file, including PDFs; and, the app includes some pretty nifty markup, editing, and viewing tools. In this tip, we'll show you how to put these features to use.
Since its introduction, there are many users who have never downloaded a Newsstand-enabled app to their iOS device. The icon just sits, taking up space on your home screen, without any way to turn it off, or remove the icon--until now. Thanks to a small Mac and Windows app called StifleStand, you can hide the Newsstand app in a folder without jailbreaking your device.
I just upgrade to Mountain Lion and was having trouble accessing my Yahoo POP email account. In my intelligence, I deleted the account and went to reset the settings. Afterwards, I noticed that I had lost all of my email on the POP account hat I had not moved into folders. I managed to get my POP account back, but now I want to see if I can manually restore the emails from my Time Machine backup. Thanks in advance for the help!
I was wondering if I can still set up iCloud on my iPhone even though I’m still on Snow Leopard on my Mac? Searches explain that I need to have Lion or higher to set up iCloud, but I was wondering if I can just set it up on the iPhone 4 directly without using my Mac?
There are multiple ways to control iTunes on your Mac. From using the remote control on your Apple EarPods, the keyboard function keys, to using numerous apps that place controls in the menu bar on your Mac. Unfortunately, all of these apps require you to take your attention away from the task at hand. Flutter is a new way to control iTunes with the swipe of your hand in front of your Mac. Read on and we'll show you how to set it up.
The iPhone 5 is great in pretty much every aspect, but battery life continues to be an issue for some despite its slightly larger battery than the iPhone 4S. While you can't swap out the battery for a larger one, there are 5 simple usage tips that can keep your iPhone 5 running longer than it would otherwise.
I have an older G5 Mac with the dual PowerPC CPUs. Because it is not an Intel based Mac, I have finally hit the software “wall” and cannot upgrade any further. I am looking for advice about web browsers, because I cannot install Chrome, Opera keeps crashing, and Firefox just doesn’t seem safe being at version 3.x. I’m not a huge fan of Safari, and upgrading to a new Mac isn’t an option right now.