Apple released a new version of Mac OS X 10.6.6 to developers on Thursday night which could be a potential gold master, while notifying Mac App Store developers that they’ll have to host their own demos, trials and betas.
If you do freelance work or own a small company, it’s important to have a good piece of software to take care of business. AccountEdge has been a Mac favorite for years, and with their just-released 2011 version, they’re also making the leap to iOS as well.
Having software you use on a regular basis start up with your computer, such as iTunes or Dropbox, is great. Having software you seldom touch start up with your computer and slow everything down is a drag. If you've ever wondered about how prevent software from automatically starting up with your Mac, or conversely, how to make software spring to life when your computer turns on, this is the tutorial you've been waiting for.
ioSafe is well-known for their fireproof and waterproof hard drives (which we reviewed a while back) that protects your data no matter what. They're about to release an all-new product at CES 2011 in January, and they want you to guess what the product will be.
Steve Jobs wears one style of glasses. One. His iconic John Lennon-style shades are as much a part of his mystique as his Levis 501s and black mock turtle neck. Were Jobs to appear at an Keynote without any of these essentials on his person, the earth could very well spin of its orbital axis and hurtle into the sun. Apple understands that such a cataclysm could effect their bottom line. That's most likely why they filed a patent for a glasses-free 3D projection system.
We were pretty bummed out to hear the news a few months ago that Xmarks was closing its doors -- but now, the free bookmark syncing tool lives on, thanks to cross-platform password manager LastPass acquiring the service.
As if war, famine and inequality weren't enough to bring us down, Mac users also have to live with the knowledge that some poor souls have no choice but to crazy up their hard drives with secondary operating systems. Where Windows is concerned, many Mac users opt to use OS X's free Boot Camp partitioning software to make their Mac a lean, mean dual-booting machine. Unfortunately, doing so means you'll be losing a significant amount of the hard drive space that was once available to your Mac. A less hard disk-hungry method for getting a secondary OS on to your Mac is to install it into a virtual machine, commonly known as a VM. By using a virtual machine application such as Parallels or VMware Fusion, Mac users can run set up as many VMs running any number of different operating systems on their computer as they want, and all from the comfort of OS X.
Evernote, in both its free and premium formats, has been a favourite productivity application among many Mac users since its debut. At its core, the application is an robust organizational dynamo, enabling users to keep their lists, notes, web clippings and so much more organized, synced and accessible across a wide variety of operating systems and hardware. With the release of Evernote's most recent beta, it appears as though Evernote's development team will be maintaining the software's reputation for organizational excellence, while at the same time, implementing a pair of interesting new features to expand the program's already expansive functionality.
No matter whether you’re rocking a professional-grade DSLR or you shoot your snaps with an iPhone, having a capable method of organizing your collection and editing your photos is essential. iPhoto comes with every new Mac and it does a lot, but it isn’t the be-all-end-all for every user. So we looked at five other applications that can help you corral and edit your photos; then we collected 10 solid tips for making those photos look their best, no matter which app you’re using. You’ll never regret filling up a memory card again.
There are plenty of RSS readers for iOS, but one of the most beloved is Reeder, available in versions optimized for the iPhone/iPod touch as well as the iPad. Now the developer is taking on the Mac with a slick new beta.