It's a fact: as your iTunes collection gets bigger, the amount of free space on your drive gets smaller. Sure, you could stuff your computer's internal drive to the gills with as much media as you can jam in there, but as Macs require a reasonable chunk of drive real estate to keep on puttering along in a trouble-free fashion, we'd advise against this storage strategy. What to do? You could buy a larger internal drive for a little more breathing room. You could bite a bullet and delete a few thousand files from your enormous collection of music, movies and television shows, but that's a pretty extreme fix. If neither of these solutions appeal to you, how about transferring part of your iTunes library to a spare external drive that you've got laying around? Yeah, that's the ticket! Here's how to do it.
Many web developers and designers rely on matching up just the right colors to make a web page or design look it’s best. And while there are many websites (like ColourLovers) that can provide you with color palettes to choose from, sometimes you may have an image on your computer that you want to grab the color HEX code to use in a website design. That’s where a built-in Apple utility called DigitalColor Meter comes in.
Now that we’re measuring storage in terabytes, it’s all too easy to just save everything, including your awful undergrad papers on Kurt Vonnegut and those photos of every second of your kid’s first year -- with the inevitable duplicates, of course. Despite our best intentions, it seems like every time we upgrade our Macs, the files multiply. Minimalistic Development’s solution is Singlemizer, a tool for finding and eliminating duplicate files. Singlemizer is powerful stuff, and it can make quick work of years’ worth of shoddy file management.
While Apple was busy on Monday night seeding a new build of Mac OS X 10.6.7 to developers, an inside source is claiming that the company may jump the gun and release the final iOS 4.3 build to users as early as Tuesday at 10am PST.
On Tuesday, Roxio took the wraps off the latest versions of its disc-burning media toolkits, Toast 11 Titanium and Toast 11 Pro. It’s been over two years since the company released Toast 10 after a stream of annual updates, but Toast 11 looks like it may be worth the wait.
With apps catering to fiction writers, the workflow is straightforward: collect ideas and information, sketch characters and plot, write the novel, format it according to publishers’ guidelines, print, and mail it off.
The MacBook Air is a fantastic computing device, but its minimalist design and lack of optical drive could cause worry for those of us that are prone to losing things. While the Mac itself includes a tiny flash drive for reinstalling Mac OS X, those tiny little peripherals have a habit of becoming misplaced, and are not always with you when the situation calls for it. Using Disk Utility, you can easilly install Mac OS X, or even use the Apple Hardware Test with a piece of Utility software that comes preloaded on Snow Leopard. Follow along to find out how.
Unlike most pay-per-month MMOs, Lego Universe isn’t heavy on storyline or ripe with dialogue and cut-scenes. Rather, it’s an extended experience for the Lego enthusiast -- the fan who spent his or her childhood rifling through tubs of these plastic construction toys.
The full-featured Scrivener excels at all types of writing, from creative fiction to scholarly articles, and its 2.0 upgrade builds on its existing strengths and adds many new features, making it as comprehensive as it is affordable.
While Apple hasn’t released figures of their own on the MacBook Air’s first quarter of availability, an analyst who has kept close watch on the new, diminutive notebook claims that the company has already shipped 1.1 million during the fourth quarter of 2010, another successful product launch for Cupertino.