With it becoming possible for computer users to download large files at greater and greater speeds, it could be argued that the launch of the Mac App Store was inevitable. The big question, however, is whether that inevitability also means the beginning of the end for the sale of software through Apple's brick and mortar retail locations. Could it be that one day in the not so distant future, Mac users will no longer have the option of choosing whether their software comes from the cloud or out of a box?
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!?? No? Prefer to read about all the happenings in the world o' Mac? Well, all rightie then. And if you go both ways, the big game doesn't start for a few more hours and here's something to distract you whilst you wait. Just In Case You Missed It.
While you can easily use Spotlight to find that missing file, it's nice to be able to open up Documents and have all your folder nicely organized. With Labels, you can add a bit more of an organizational element to your folders to easily flag down project files or identify the folder with all of your secret, personal stuff. Read on to find out how to get things in order in with Labels.
If you're not too smitten with the idea of paying annually for The Daily's subscription price, we've got three apps that fully endorses the Freedom of Information Act. Actually, they're merely aggregators and RSS readers, but they work for those of you who'd rather troll Reddit and sift through Gawker headlines rather than subscribe to hard news.
If you have little ones in your home that are finger happy with the keyboard, Mac OS X Snow Leopard has got your back. While it won't watch the kids while you go out for date night, you can use the built-in Parental Controls to finely tweak the Mac App Store so that the kids don't do anything fishy.
When I was a kid, I really wished I had one of those nifty voice changer boxes to prank call the pizza place with. Now, I've got something better, and way more convincing. iMovie 11's voice changing feature is what we've been waiting for a long time, and it's sure to add some flair to your home movies. All you need to get started is a video with some audio in it.
According to a recent study, over one quarter of all applications downloaded to smartphones are used once and then never touched again. This speaks volumes to the advice that moms have been giving their children for generations: You only get one chance at a first impression.
A whole lot of people feel a whole lot of different ways about Google Street View. For some, it's a godsend, allowing them to find their way to the exact location that they're looking for, Others feel that the service invades their privacy, photographing their home, vehicles and sometimes even themselves and their loved ones without permission. No matter your feelings on Google Street View it's our opinion that thanks to a group of passionate Google engineers, a use for the technology has finally been found that everyone can agree is absolutely awesome: Bringing the greatest art and most beautiful museums in the world into the homes of computer users everywhere.
Just imagine, a little over 20 years ago we were barely able to drag a mouse across the screen, let alone get around a desktop interface without typing in a few command lines. Forunately, things have drastically changed, but the command line still provides a powerful way of interacting with your Mac.
Unfortunately, most Mac users never dive into Unix because of how intimidating it can seem at first. But familiarizing yourself with it -- even a little bit -- is a good idea for your coding arsenal. We rounded up some of the most utilized Unix commands you should know so you can get started tinkering with Terminal.
Good news everyone! For years, Apple's water damage policy has kept dedicated iOS gamers from blissing out with a bit of Doodle Jump in the bathroom, as thanks to the presence of a Liquid Contact Indicator (LCI) inside of every iOS device, a single drop of moisture from your sink or toilet could bork your warranty support. Fortunately, if recent a recent leak from an Apple Authorized Service Provider is correct, it looks as though Apple has had a change of heart surrounding their much-maligned water damage policy.