We all use our Macs for so much of the day, and while the best way to prevent repetitive-stress pain and injuries is to simply stand up and do something else, we’ll take any advantage we can get. So we asked this trio of experts to steer us toward the most ergonomic pointing device.
Today, Aspyr announced the availability of Civilization V for the Mac. According to the press release, the game will be available in digital and boxed forms on November 23, 2010, and Aspyr is currently taking pre-orders. To sweeten the pre-order deal, there are several giveaways, including the ability to win an autographed copy of Civilization V.
You may know Al Gore from his political career, but he has also been greatly involved with Apple, especially after joining the Apple Board of Directors. MacDirectory recently had the opportunity to speak with the former Vice-President of the United States about his views on Apple.
Like a lot of people, I use a MacBook Pro as my main computer. The 15-inch screen hits a sweet spot in terms of size and functionality. It’s big enough to be useful on the go, but not so big that carrying it around becomes a burden. But when I’m at my desk, I need the extra space a Cinema Display provides. It’s a great setup, but because of the different screen sizes, I’m constantly juggling windows around as I switch between my external monitor and my MacBook Pro’s display. Stay is a simple but powerful utility that solves that problem--and even if your setup only includes a single display, Stay’s window-wrangling powers are impressive.
Everyone needs to print, scan, and copy sometimes, but often, basic all-in-ones leave you longing for that nice, high-end printer at your office. That’s when Canon’s Pixma MG8120 becomes an attractive option. Using six individual ink cartridges, the MG8120 pumps out a crisp, vibrant 4x6 print in approximately 20 seconds from Mac and Windows computers or from an iOS device using the free Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone app from the App Store (an Android app is also available).
If you’re one of our readers residing outside of the United States and you happen to be in the market for a Mac mini this week, you may have noticed that Apple has quietly slashed prices on the headless Mac. Could cheaper pricing be coming to Cupertino’s home turf as well?
Uh-oh. Some early Macbook Air adopters are starting to report problems of seeing video anomalies and kernel panics with the new 11-inch and 13-inch models of the Macbook Air, which could possibly have something to do with sleep/wake issues.
If you happen to even casually follow Apple’s various patent filings, you probably already know that the cooks in Cupertino’s labs are already planning to implement near field communication (RFC) technology into a future iPhone, enabling wireless payments and other possibilities yet to come. A new report finds that one of those possibilities may include remote computing.
Now that the new Apple TV is out, you're probably debating whether to buy it or not. After all, it's only $99--even if you just use it to stream music from your various iTunes libraries, it might be worth it, right? Well, hold your horses! Before you plunk down your well-earned $99 plus tax, just hear us out--we've got a far more powerful and free solution to your dilemma.
Most of us die-hard Mac users have an old Mac or two laying around. Perhaps an old MacBook, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini. Even an iMac will work, if you have the space. Now, you could sell that old machine on Gazelle or Craigslist for a fraction of what you paid for it, or you can install some kick-ass software on the thing and hook it up to your TV. Of course we prefer the latter, so we're going to fill you in on exactly how to do it using Plex, a beautifully designed, super complete media solution that plays just about everything!