I just got a new iMac; however, I’m afraid that my boyfriend who works as a Genius at an Apple Store will be able to “hack it” and go through my files in my account. How can I protect myself from my boyfriend who is a Mac expert? Help me!
With Apple widely rumored to be introducing refreshed MacBook Air models on or shortly after the release of OS X Lion this month, little is known about what might be different from the existing versions, but a new report claims the company may be using faster flash memory for the diminutive notebook’s storage.
If you've been blogging at Tumblr for some time now, but are looking for something a little less microblogging meets Web 2.0, WordPress is the next best thing! Not only is it a highly customizable blogging tool, but you can also import your old Tumblr posts into your new WordPress blog. Read on to find out how to migrate your Tumblr posts to WordPress.
Time Machine backups can help you recover from disasters that would otherwise mean lost time and data. But sometimes just archiving your Mac’s files isn’t enough -- that’s where applications like Folders Synchronizer come in. While it delivers much more flexibility than OS X’s stock backup options, it lacks the polish of other less-expensive programs.
When Steve Jobs claimed Apple was the number one mobile device company in the world this past January, based on combined sales of MacBooks, iPads, iPods, and iPhones, eyebrows went up. He said, "Apple is a mobile devices company. This is what we do." Well, industry sources now agree.
From Automator to AppleScript, the Mac has a lot of great automation tools built right in; however, these tools can sometimes be a little intimidating for novice users. Hazel is a system preference pane that remedies this by giving users some powerful sorting tools, but with a super-simple rules-based interface for configuring file-sorting options on their Mac.
Hazel works by monitoring a specific folder for files that match rules that are specified by the user. When a file appears in that folder matching the rule, you can specify an action. Actions can be as simplistic as notifying you via Growl, or as complex as taking the file and adding it to Evernote and beyond. We’ve compiled 7 awesome Hazel file-sorting rules that you won’t be able to live without.
The word seems to be refresh, reloaded, ready to roll. Stock shortages, sales shrinkage, all of the rumor mongering, off the predictions aiming us for updates and refreshes of current models with new and amazing features. The Top Ten Hottest Apple news stories this week is filled with expectations, and some of them will melt your face off. Hail to the King, baby!
If you’re on the go and frequently need to access files from the Mac in your home or office, you might be looking at a cloud-based solution like Dropbox or SugarSync. But did you know there’s a way to access all of your Mac files through the internet from any web browser or iOS device and even share them with others?
If it's one thing that really grinds my gears, it's how Outlook manages to crash every morning -- like clockwork -- as I'm doing my daily email rounds. I keep sending Microsoft those Error Reports, but nothing! The other thing that really gets me are Word and Excel's memory-hogging tendencies. And maybe I need more RAM to get things going a little faster, but not everyone is capable of such an upgrade just to get a few "simple" applications to go a little faster. If you're just as fed up as I am, here's a few open source alternatives that don't hog your resources and do the exact same job.
Linux is beloved by many around the world for its simplicity and ultimate customization Because it's open source (and free!) many Mac users choose to run it as a virtual machine on VMWare, Parallels, or even Virtual Box. However, sometimes you might want to run a Linux-based application without having to jump through too many hoops. Using a SSH tool called X over SSH2, you can graphically load remote Linux apps and use them right on your Mac. Like magic!