Ever hang out in a room with other Apple users and look down to realize you can’t figure out which MacBook or iPhone is yours? We’ve set out to solve the problem of Apple mix-ups once and for all and scoured the web to bring you five of the trendiest accessories available right now--practically guaranteed to make you stand apart from the crowd. Here are five Apple accessories for the geeky, glamorous, and just plain hip.
As OS X has matured and iOS has entered the equation, it’s becoming increasingly clear that Apple’s vision of the future of computing aims to ditch much of the baggage of the past. The mouse is on borrowed time, replaced by gestural interfaces that enable you to manipulate content more easily. Also up for the chop is the entire file system, which Apple is slowly edging towards the exit, to be replaced by app-specific file sandboxes and contextual system-wide searches. If we look back at the history of Apple’s operating systems, this process began in earnest with Spotlight.
Happy Leap Day! It will be another four years before we see this bizarre extension of February again, so be sure to live it to the fullest, especially if you happen to be one of those poor saps whose birthday happens to fall on that fateful square on the calendar. So what kind of tech news happens on a mid-week Leap Day? As it turns out, plenty -- so read on and get all of the news for Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
Lo-fi effects that nostalgically imitate old film cameras are all the rage these days, and there are plenty of apps to prove the point--especially for iOS. FX Photo Studio Pro brings all the effects you love in apps like Hipstamatic, Instagram, and Photo Toaster to your desktop. Cross processing? Check. Lo-fi grunge vignettes? Check. Super-high color saturation with lens flare? Check again. FX Photo Studio Pro has it all.
While dirt on a Mac could add character, it could also be a detriment to how your machine performs, especially if the dust and grime starts to seep into your inner components. That's why it's important to do a little spring cleaning for your Mac. Here's all you need to create your own arsenal of cleaning products to keep things looking like new.
Special effects have long been easy to create on desktop tools. The likes of iMovie and numerous plug-ins can already create cool effects that you can use in your home movies. Usually, you capture your footage and then add the effect afterwards.
We don’t know many tech journalists and developers who could survive without their favorite screen capture and annotation apps. But regular folks can get excited about the new Snagit 2.0 update released on Tuesday, which arrives with even more powerful image editing features than before.
We’ve all been there: an otherwise excellent digital photo, marred by an intrusive landmark or random stranger who stepped into the frame at an inopportune moment. Pro users with deep pockets make short work of such problems with Photoshop, but what about average users? Snapheal introduces “three unique patented technologies” in a Mac app that makes erasing unwanted objects as easy as one, two, three. Developer MacPhun states, “It does magic to your photos.” It’s a bold claim we happen to agree with.
Normally, we’d be celebrating the next to the last day of February about this time, but 2012 is one of those pesky leap years, which means you’ll have a full 24 hours more of this month than normal. That could be a good or a bad thing depending on how the rest of the month has gone for you, but in this case it’s just an extra day on the calendar keeping us from a new iPad. And with that, let’s take a look at what’s making news for this Monday, February 27, 2012.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Activity Monitor is one of OS X's many helpful built-in tools to help you figure out what applications are over-utilizing your Mac's processing power. It also gives you a glimpse into what applications are doing in the background and which ones are hogging up all of the resources. Today, we'll teach you how to do this in Terminal. And once you've mastered today's command, consider enabling SSH to remotely monitor your Mac's activity.