Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using with Mac OS X. Sometimes it's a tutorial on a lesser-known feature, other times it's a trick that uses built-in functionality such as Terminal — either way, these simple tips can make life better and easier, and they don’t require any special knowledge. All you need to do is follow the instructions!
Sure, you've watched Star Wars Episode IV on the big screen, on your TV, and maybe even on your iOS device, but have you watched the ASCII version in the Terminal? We know this is an old trick, but we couldn't help but pass it around over the holidays as a way to entertain everyone in your family with the glorious retro renderings of R2-D2 and other of your other favorite Star Wars characters.
Rub the sleep out of your eyes — the Christmas break is fast approaching, but the tech news never stops! Our Monday Morning Report has the details on a new 12-inch MacBook Air said to finally be entering production as early as next month, Apple Pay arriving at Walt Disney World this week, and the latest Hollywood starlet vying for a role in the Steve Jobs biopic. You can't read about it if you don't click forward!
Our Friday Morning Report has some very good news for iPhone 6 shoppers in need of a last-minute holiday gift, as shipping estimates for all but the 128GB models finally improve to a single business day. We're also spreading joy for fans of the Flowboard presentation software, and cord-cutters with an Apple TV can now watch full episodes of ABC shows without a cable subscription. Wrap up the work week on a high note by clicking ahead!
What might look like a simple preset-based image editor turns out to have a lot more depth, as MacPhun’s Intensify Pro opens up into a layer-based editing system with plenty of scope for manual adjustments.
Christmas may only be a week away, but you won't have to wait that long to unwrap a trio of Apple-related news items. Our Thursday Morning Report offers a few hints about Apple Pay expansion beyond the U.S., follows up on Cupertino's recent (Product) RED campaign, and delivers a big update for Mac-loving Instagram users. You know the drill: Click and read on!
Hanukkah has already started and Christmas is almost here, but what if you’re still looking for some affordable gift ideas? Don’t worry; we’ve done the tough part and come up with this list of 10 stocking stuffers for the Apple fan in your life. Unlike some such lists, these are all items that you can actually fit in a stocking, and, better yet, they all clock in at $25 or less. From chargers to organization solutions to hardware accessories, you’re sure to find the perfect low-cost gift.
Our Wednesday Morning Report has some bad news for Apple buyers in Russia, who won't be able to purchase their favorite products from Cupertino's online store until further notice. We've also got potentially good news for mobile payment provider LoopPay, and big savings for everyone as App Santa kicks off big app savings for the holidays. Don't delay, click and read on!
Recovery is a set of tools you can depend on in a rare emergency — typically when something drastic stops you getting into OS X. It looks a lot like OS X proper, but its capabilities are limited to essential maintenance tools that help you get up and running after a critical problem. Here's how to use Recovery to get your Mac running again in the event your machine runs into serious trouble.
Photoshop CC caused a storm when it was launched in 2013. From that point on, you couldn’t buy Photoshop with a perpetual licence, you had to rent it via an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. This still causes dismay amongst some users, but there are upsides — free updates and an increasing range of Creative Cloud services. And since its rocky launch, Adobe has dropped the price and increased the value.