Whether you’re a new parent, or you feel safer keeping an eye on your front door, or you just want to check in and see what your dog or cat is up to while you’re at work all day, a good Wi-Fi camera is like having eyes in the back of your head—or clear across town. The winner of our April contest will receive an iZon Remote Room Monitor from Stem Innovation ($129.95, steminnovation.com), an iOS app–controlled wireless camera.
Now that we’ve all had enough time with the new iPad to separate the facts from the fiction surrounding the device, it’s time to move on to more important matters: The unconfirmed scuttlebutt surrounding Apple’s upcoming hardware and software releases. This week, we're looking at rumors surrounding the MacBook Air, the iPhone 5's probable inclusion of LTE connectivity, and whether or not we'll see a smaller iPad in the near future.
Configuring firewalls can be frustrating, especially if you have to manually add applications, port numbers, or IP addresses that can pass through. Fortunately, applications like IceFloor that help simplify this process. This free Mac App allows you to enable and disable services, applications, and hardware with ease, and with its advanced mode, you can also manually block specific port numbers. Read on to learn how to use this impeccable tool.
As well as providing a simple and effective route into publishing an ebook, iBooks Author has a number of tricks up its sleeve to make your titles truly stand out. One such trick is its Review widget, available from the Widgets menu. This offers publishers the chance to include tests within the pages of their book to help readers learn or recap topics covered. While these tests are mainly useful for textbooks and other educational materials, the question styles provide a number of possibilities, and are easy to implement.
When Apple released Final Cut Pro X back in June 2011, it caused a furor. This wasn’t the Final Cut Pro that veteran users had grown to love, that had revolutionized the industry, taking both the independents and the major studios by storm. This was something totally different, and given how many features had vanished, many thought it certainly didn’t deserve its “pro” moniker.
I just started using Google Chrome as my main browser, and I love it. But the first time I clicked a link to an iTunes Store page, I saw a dialog asking if Chrome could open the link in another application (iTunes). I clicked “Do Nothing,” and checked the box for “Don’t ask me about this again,” but now I wish I hadn’t. Even if I click the “Open in iTunes” button on one of those preview pages, nothing happens, and I have to manually open iTunes and search the store for the thing I’m looking for. I can’t find an option to reset that setting in Chrome. Any help?
If your co-workers don’t seem to be getting much done today, you might want to take a peek at their smartphone or tablet -- Angry Birds Space has touched down in the App Store, promising to jettison your productivity like so much space junk.
While you were sleeping, those sneaky scientists in the Adobe Labs were busy brewing up something special for Mac and Windows users in the form of the Photoshop CS6 Beta -- and you can download it yourself, free of charge, right now!
Not every product can be a runaway success like the iPad or the MacBook Air. Apple seems invincible these days, but every true Mac addict remembers The Dark Times, when some real duds came out of Cupertino. Luckily, Apple used the lessons learned to make some of the great products lined up in pretty rows at an Apple Store near you.
Today we'll look at their blunders in the Mac space...
If you’ve been a Mac|Life reader for more than a month or three, you know that these few paragraphs normally prattle on about chip design, process technologies, communications protocols, or some other geeky goodness. This month will be different. Let’s talk about learning.