In the mood to do some housekeeping on your Mac? Onyx for your Mac can do it all, for the low, low price of free! Free is wonderful, and especially when it comes to keeping your system fresh. Onyx has been around for awhile now and with every new iteration it just keeps getting better. You can use for tasks like drive verification, system maintenance, and getting rid of extraneous files. It's been updated for Lion, so let's take a look!
Your digital photos may be the most meaningful zeroes and ones you own -- after all, you can’t get back the moments they capture. The good news is you can keep those memories safe without keeping them hidden on a hard drive. But first, make sure they’re backed up to that hard drive by including your iPhoto Library (Home > Pictures) in your backup routine. We don’t want you losing a single shot of your Chihuahua in her Halloween costume.
It seems like the lazy part of December is upon us: The frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is behind us and the last-minute mad rush for holiday gifts is still a week or two away. So what’s a MacLife.com reader to do? Why not take a bite out of some tasty tech news from around the internet while you wait -- here’s the latest and greatest for Tuesday, December 6, 2011.
First introduced in 1440 by Johannes Gutenberg, and still in use by enthusiasts today, letterpress printing uses raised blocks of reversed, reusable letters and graphics laid out in a frame, which are then inked and pressed onto a sheet of paper to produce a right-reading image. Those born after the advent of desktop publishing can now experience such old- world craftsmanship right on their Mac, thanks to the $9.99 LetterMpress app.
Numerous times, friends have sent me email containing “adult” photos. How can I keep photos attached to emails from automatically being saved to the images folder? I would hate for one of my young family members who have access to my Mac Pro to see those images.
Can it really be 15 months since the Mac Pro was last updated? The familiar hulking frame is even more long in the tooth, having been largely unchanged since the Power Mac G5 was introduced in the summer of 2003 -- several lifetimes in computer years. While Apple remains mum on the prospect of a new Mac Pro, there’s some evidence to support that refreshed hardware is still on the boards in Cupertino.
Hooray, another Friday is here! It seems like they come faster and faster this time of year, which is a good thing for those of us who need to get out and do some Christmas (or other holiday) shopping, buy and trim the tree and start getting the apartment or house in order so those miscreant relatives have somewhere to stay. If the mere thought of all that has you exhausted, take a break for a few moments and catch up on all the tech news for Friday, December 2, 2011.
Like it or not, December is here, and in a few short weeks we’ll be saying hello to 2012 and another new year of Apple rumors and product announcements. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet -- there’s still plenty going on in the final days of 2011, including the discovery of Carrier IQ in iOS, a MacPaw Mac App Store bundle that expires at midnight and a new report claiming iPhone 4S users are even happier than iPhone 4 owners. All of this and much more for December 1, 2011.
Considered by many to be one of the best 2D platform adventure games of all time, Cave Story first hit the scene as freeware back in 2004, and has since seen play on the Wii and Nintendo DSi. However, the latest and most complete iteration of the title—Cave Story+—recently hit the Mac and is available exclusively in the Mac App Store at the very reasonable price of $9.99. If you can’t get enough of classic titles like Castlevania or Metroid, you’ll definitely want to pick up this bad boy.