I’m currently on a wallpaper binge. I gathered dozens of Google images with a resolution of 1290x1080 or higher. Using the drag-and-drop method, I placed the images in a Wallpaper folder I created on my Desktop. When I go to System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver to select and view them, they’re out of focus and pixelated. Is there another way to select the images without losing resolution?
The first full week of November is here, and with it comes a time change for those of us in the United States who gained an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning. Unfortunately, we don’t feel any more rested, which is why we were up early this morning seeking out all the news that you’ll want to read about for this fine Monday, November, 7, 2011.
When Smurfs’ Village hit the App Store in November 2010, it initially seemed like a fairly innocuous take on the FarmVille formula -- but almost immediately, it shot to the top of the Top Grossing charts and continues to linger in the higher spots to this day. Certainly, the enduring popularity of those cartoon creatures and their colorful adventures explained, in part, the phenomenon. However, it quickly became clear that not only was the scale of the game’s in-app purchases unlike anything we’d seen before, but that parents weren’t always aware of their kids’ buying habits. And worse yet, the kids might not have known what they were doing.
Ready to kick off your week with some photo and/or video editing? Adobe is ready to help, with the company’s new Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 now available in the Mac App Store for only $79.99 each in what the company calls a “special edition” version.
So Apple fans, did any of you experience the Siri outage? We're told it was a huge deal, but then we also heard from many that they had no troubles. So was it a big news story or wasn't it? Apple commented on it, reminding us that Siri is in beta testing right now, so glitches are to be expected. What else was shaking in this week's hot Apple news?
In Mac OS X Lion, Apple removed the “Bounce Email” feature from the default Mail client, much to the amazement of some users. While the feature is no longer available through the user interface in Mail, you can create an Automator service that will bounce the selected emails in Mail just by clicking on an item in the Services menu.
When you find a hefty folder of files on your Mac with a name you’ve never heard of, don’t assume you don’t need it. As a rule, unless you’re completely sure, don’t delete files within the System or Library folder on your Mac unless they relate to a specific, non-Apple application. Never blindly get rid of fonts that the system uses, and never try to move your user account or any of the files within it from its original location.
Wow, it’s the middle of the work week again… already? How time flies when you’re having fun! Our daily recap is a rousing mix of Apple Store rumors, Angry Birds, an angry iPhone carrier in the Czech Republic, a botched native Gmail app for iOS and the return of Retrospect, once the most celebrated backup software on the Mac. It’s all right here and ready for your eyeballs on this Wednesday, November 2, 2011.
Do you know any Terminal tricks or third-party apps that can bring these three things back to Lion? First, the winding gear in the lower-right corner of a Finder window that lets me know the information is being accessed, just not visible yet. Second, the line of info at the bottom of the Finder window that tells me the number of items and disk space remaining. And third, the translucent QuickLook window, instead of solid gray.