Apple’s totally earned that whole “it just works” thing…except when it comes to getting photos on and off your iDevices. Quite frankly, it doesn’t work well at all unless you know your way around a less-than-obvious app or two. Fortunately, they’re super-easy to use, and once you get acquainted with them, you’ll wonder why you mucked around with anything else.
Ever been out, about, and away from your Mac’s music library when a song’s stuck in your head? If you want to stop being tempted to give iTunes another $1.29 to redownload it, the solution is an SFTP client on your iPad or iPhone that connects to your Mac back home to download the song to your iOS device. The best part of a setup like this is that you can keep using iTunes to manage your music without interrupting streaming to your Apple TV. You’ll also be able to stream any tunes that are DRM-free to your iOS devices over the internet with a 3G or EDGE connection, and you can access many other Mac-based files as well.
One of Apple’s bigger oversights with the design of iOS devices has to be the hassle we all undergo to get files from Mac to gadget and vice versa. To continue working on a Pages document on a different platform, you have to connect your device to iTunes and sync before the file will be transferred. This oversight leaves most of us spamming our own email accounts with files we need to quickly move around…until now. Enter DropCopy—the ultimate file-sharing tool for both Macs and iOS devices. Here’s how to use it to achieve file-sharing nirvana.
The Magic Trackpad is an amazing tool for bringing Multi-Touch controls to a desktop Mac, but if you have an iPad, you can get the same great effect for five bucks. All you need is an iOS app called TouchPad ($4.99) that gives you the ability to use your iPad just like a Magic Trackpad.
Sure, using an iPad as a second Mac display is old hat, and yes, Air Display ($9.99) is the ultimate tool for connecting your iPad to your Mac for that. But did you know that this app can also be used to interface with your Mac by using your iPad as a touchscreen?
The often-maligned Adobe Flash Player may not be Steve Jobs’ best friend anymore, but the developer still wants to be your neighbor -- and with the final release of version 10.3, the player now finds a new home in your Mac System Preferences.
Facebook is a great social networking website, however, if you have a public profile or a lot of friends, your networking experience may quickly become a mess of unsightly comments and game requests. In this how to, we'll show you how you can remove offensive posts from your Facebook wall and photos, and how you can block game requests all together.
Adobe recently released their three iPad companion apps for Photoshop CS5. These apps help to extend Photoshop to another screen, give you more room on your desktop for projects, and show off the power of the new Photoshop SDK.
As you’ve no doubt heard, Microsoft has snapped up popular VoIP developer Skype for a whopping $8.5 billion. If you’re not too fond of your favorite video chat software now being in the hands of the Borg, you’ll be happy to know there are other choices available.
With many sites using small fonts, online browsing can sometimes leave you squinting. Because of this, you may need the ability to enlarge the text on the page so you can see it better. What many people may not know is that most modern browsers include the ability to resize the page’s text size with relative ease. In this post, we’ll show you how to resize the text in Safari, Firefox, and Google’s Chrome.