You may recall that a few months back, Apple brought its legal guns to bear on Sanho: a company much loved by road warriors for their excellent line up of MacBook charging solutions. Apple's beef with the company was that Sanho's Hypermac external batteries utilized Apple's patented MagSafe technology without their permission. As Sanho also offers a number of other Apple-sanctioned peripherals that they feared they could lose the license to manufacture, the company immiediately bowed to Cupertino's order to cease and desist the production of Hypermac external batteries featuring the MagSafe connector that made the product so useful. Fortunately, it appears that Sanho has come through with a solution.
One of little known utilities in Mac OS X is Grab. This application can do what most of the other “professional” screenshot applications charge for, including selection, window, screen, and timed screenshots. With a few mouse clicks, you will be able to capture and export a screenshot to anywhere on your Mac. The advantage to using Grab over the built-in screen capture shortcuts in OS X is that you won’t clutter up your Desktop with images. Instead, Grab will open up a preview window where you can decide whether or not you want to save the image.
Over the weekend, Apple retail stores were advised of a couple of changes during staff meetings -- one at long last eliminates the restocking fees, while the other introduces personal Mac setup along with the one offered for iOS devices.
There was so much news this week we don't even know where to start. Okay, that's not entirely true, but it was a super busy week. We had CES hitting on all cylinders all week and we covered that extensively, then there was the launching of the Mac App Store (and its nearly immediate hacking) which was rather exciting, and before the weekend was over we had pretty solid support for the iPhone at long last arriving at Verizon.
Wow. That's a tall order, but if anyone can bring it down to nice bite size morsels of weekly goodness, it's the dedicated Mac|Lifers who saw it all, just In Case You Missed It.
We scoured the CES 2011 show floor looking for the best, most innovative products that this year's massive consumer trade show has to offer. Read on for a look at this year's most innovative iOS gadget, content creation device, lifestyle product and iPhone accessory, and audio dock, plus their runner-ups.
Well, that was fast. While it was only launched a little over 24 hours ago, the Mac App Store has already been managed to find homes for one million applications. We suspect that this will break down to approximately 500,000 downloads of Angry Birds and 500,000 of the new Twitter desktop application.
Have you noticed how a lot of the games in the Mac App Store are also available in the iOS App Store? Wondering if you should re-buy them for your Mac, or if you should steer toward the games that were built for a desktop experience in the first place?
Apple’s new Mac App Store is barely a day old, and already there are concerns that its walled garden isn’t as secure as developers might hope. At least one popular app already has a cracked version available, with one hacker claiming to have already defeated Apple’s Mac App Store security.
With the Mac App Store launch today, a new version of the Tweetie Twitter client was released. Just like the iOS version of Tweetie, it was rebranded under the Twitter name, and boasted a few new features. Let’s dive in and take a close look at the new features included in Twitter 2.0 for Mac.
Hey readers: Did anyone notice something different while tinkering with their iTunes Account today? Why do we ask? Well, we were puttering around with the credit card information associated with an iTunes account here at the office today. Upon saving those updated credentials, we noticed that Apple had sent us an email informing us that our account information had changed.