It seems like everything's got Wi-Fi these days: smartphones, tablets, weather monitors, baby monitors--even children's toys. More than we'd like to admit it, if it weren't for Wi-Fi, we might not know what's going on at all times of the day.
But there are other uses for Wi-Fi than merely surfing the internet. More specifically, Wi-Fi can be used to stream movies, control your Mac and--hey!--get you on the internet when you're in a far away country. This week, we highlighted three free apps that stream movies between your Macs, let you control iTunes or Apple TV with your iOS device and find a Wi-Fi hotspot in Sweden without even connecting to the internet.
This week on TechRadar, the numbering and naming of future versions of Android got a little confusing as Viewsonic revealed Google's plans for Android 2.4, which involve keeping the Gingerbread name and effectively replacing Android 2.3.
And on a more retro tip,we discovered that Sinclair's ZX Spectrum is set to be relaunched to celebrate the classic computer's 30th anniversary.
With Mobile World Congress kicking off tomorrow evening, the HTC Desire 2 looks to be one of the handsets that'll be making an appearance.
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Companies that support Mac gaming are few and far between. Windows PCs tend to get all of the love when it comes to major gaming releases. Which is why Civilization V has been such an amazing experience for Mac gamers. Not only is it an amazing strategy game, but it also released on Mac fairly soon after the PC. Now the developer is releasing seven new downloadable content packs that bring the Mac version fully up to speed with the PC.
If you think that Apple’s only hot market is in iOS mobile devices, think again -- a new report from Taiwan claims that the company is one of two major notebook computer manufacturers who are increasing production, while the others are sliding downward.
Something inside my beloved MacBook went terribly wrong the other day. I typed in my account password, and got that angry, shaky, “no way, you’re not getting in here” login window. But it was 7AM, and mistakes happen. I wasn’t worried. I retyped it again. No go. And again--nothing. I switched gears, and tried logging in with a secondary account on my machine, one that I know doesn’t have a password. Again I was thwarted, and starting to get worried. I dug up my OSX install disc, and tried to reset the password. In the dropdown where all my accounts should have been listed, there was nothing. This is the part where panic sets in.
Let's face it: We all have different needs when it comes to to-do lists. Some of us can get by with simply editing a text file; others need priorities and action-items and project labels.
But chances are good you're somewhere in the middle. And that means chances are good that Google's oft-overlooked Tasks web app can satisfy your needs. It supports basic hierarchical structure, allowing you to create sub-tasks for larger projects. It supports due dates for tasks, and provides a field to enter notes for each task. And it supports drag-and-drop reordering, which may not be as elegant as a priority system, but can serve the same purpose with limited fuss.
Trouble is, most of us need to be able to access a to-do list without having to load up a web page. Luckily, with some free tools (and a Google account, natch), you can do just that -- and embed Tasks as an always-accessible drop-down window on your menu bar.
The much-maligned Adobe Flash is getting a boost on the Mac platform this week, with the arrival of the official release of Flash Player 10.2 for Mac, following the first beta version released back in December.
Flash drives are getting better, harder, faster, stronger--and smaller. As storage becomes more portable, so does the need to secure your data. Read on and we'll show you how easy it can be to create a secure disk image on your thumb drive to store all your top secret files.
Mac blogger and developer Erica Sadun is no stranger to these pages, having most recently created a handful of slick tools for extending the capabilities of Apple’s AirPlay technology. Now, it appears that all of her hard work will culminate in one package called Banana TV.
If you’re in the market for a new Mac laptop in the coming months, you might be paying close attention to Intel’s next-generation Sandy Bridge processor, which is widely expected to power the next MacBook Pro line. The good news is that Intel’s dual-core CPU is finally shipping this month -- but when will they land in Mac laptops?