Most of us go about our day, deftly printing the most common, letter-sized documents without a care in the world -- that is, until we want to switch things up and print photos instead, only to find that Mac OS X’s normally easy-to-use printer settings suddenly fail to be of much help.
Going bar hopping tonight? Or perhaps you're scaling that awesome hill a few miles away from home? Let your friends know what you're up to with the location services in Google Maps. You can share your location with anyone via text message or email, and you can push the location straight through to your car's GPS. iPod touch and iPad users can do the same. Read on to find out how.
Go ahead -- close your eyes and pretend it doesn’t exist. Squinch those lids tighter, even. It won’t help. Windows is still out there, and while some of us can exist in a Mac-only computerscape, loads of us can’t. Case in point -- ever tried QuickBooks for Mac? Yep, it’s rubbish, but for many small business owners, QuickBooks (and not some almost-QuickBooks Mac clone) is vital for their biz. Then there’s gaming -- while Steam has helped Mac gaming reach new heights, some of the best computer games out there only run in Windows. And the examples go on and on.
Strong Bad, the lucha-libre-masked antagonist of the Homestar Runner series of Internet cartoons has a simple task in Telltale’s game: knock the snot out of Homestar Runner. If you think this should be an easy task for an evil wrestler, think again. His adventures will take you through castles, conga lines, and kitchen cabinets, all in the name of great villainy. It’s been a while since Strong Bad has graced our computer screens and we were a little worried that his insulting songs and constant bragging might have lost some of their charm, but simply put, they haven’t.
Odds are you're a good person. You go to work, pay your bills, assist the elderly across the street, and get to bed at a reasonable time. So why would you want to be an amazing Renaissance-era assassin, leaping from a nearby rooftop to quickly dispatch your target with concealed wrist blades (or any other weapon), quickly looting the body and escaping without a trace?
Because it would be about the most fun you could have on your Mac.
A quick recap for those of you who haven't been following Valve's awesome video series starring Portal 2's co-op mode characters Atlus and P-Body. Every Monday until the release of Portal 2, Valve will be releasing a new hype/comedy video to promote the game's launch. Today we have the third in this sequence, and it stars the adorable/horrifying turrets of the original game.
While we've been busy cranking out Wi-Fi hotspots, sending music and video to our Apple TVs and generally living it up wirelessly with our iOS devices, developers have been busy coding their fingers down to the bone to bring AirPlay compatibility to their applications. What's that you say? You've been too busy to check in with the iTunes App Store lately? Don't worry: Like always, Mac|Life has your back.
To make sure that AirPlay becomes a part of your glorious Mac lifestyle, we've put together a selection of seven of our favorite AirPlay compatible applications for you to use, peruse and enjoy.
And if you were alive during medieval times, your parents would encourage you to form a heavily armed party, go out into the world, use weapons and magic to achieve your goals and to rise to the loftiest heights of society.
Which is essentially the core premise of Dragon Age II, BioWare's epic role-playing title in which you take on the role of Hawke, an escapee from the land of Ferelden, to resettle in the city-state of Kirkwall as a refugee and freelance mercenary. Over the next decade, your character rises to power and influence, becoming the city's hero as well as directly involved with political and social tensions throughout the city.
We're in a lull, people. It's not technically winter anymore, though on some days looking outside, we'd be hard pressed to say it's spring. Cold drizzly rain traps us inside with our gear and our gadgets, but the iPad 2 is weeks old already (le sigh) and there's no new Apple hardware on the horizon. Heck, we aren't even into "heated rumor" season yet. We're just...in a lull. So while we rest and recuperate, let's have a gander at what's upcoming, what's just been released, and what's in development, in case you missed it.
Once exclusively the province of iOS users, FaceTime for Mac now lets you reach out and touch someone from your computer—or see how they look the morning after the big party. We’ll skip the usual buildup—yes, FaceTime for Mac is great for making high-quality video calls to friends and family on iOS devices and other Macs over Wi-Fi. But as futuristic as that killer feature is, FaceTime’s contact management needs to catch up with the 20th century.