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!
The distant roar of the Lion is getting louder, that’s for sure -- but no one outside of Apple really knows for sure when the beast will finally be uncaged, only sometime in July. While everyone plays the guessing game, at least one rumor suggests it could be less than a week away.
Apple finally unleashed the real potential of Thunderbolt on Wednesday with their own $49 cable as well as RAID storage from Promise, and users have already been putting the technology through its paces to come up with some early anecdotes.
Is there a simple way to stop things from auto-filling in Mail on my Mac? When friends change email addresses, I correct my Address Book, but when I compose a new message, both the old and new addresses come up. Sometimes the old one is listed first and if I don’t catch it, I end up sending messages to the wrong address. Is there a fix for this?
Although Apple is now attempting to silence the week-old mutiny over its new Final Cut Pro X app, the release has spooked many video professionals in the industry and reopened a few old wounds -- including those of a former Shake product designer who claims the company doesn’t consider pros as its “primary business.”
Apple may be slow to respond to controversy, but when they do, it usually does a good job of quelling the storm. After a solid week of uproar over the new Final Cut Pro X from video professionals, Cupertino has finally come forward with a new question and answer page on their website they hope to address user concerns.