When you first set up your Mac, the only security measure that’s enforced is that you add a password to your user account. The Setup Assistant makes no mention of extra measures you might want to enable, even though several are built into OS X. The features we’re about to look at are defenses against local attacks, rather than protection against online attacks. The measures are particularly important if you work in an open environment, such as a library, an office, or a café, and if your Mac is stolen, because they help to keep your data under lock and key.
AKVIS OilPaint is a surprisingly easy way to turn photos into mini-masterpieces and create stunning digital art without spending hours layering on light and tone. In some cases, the process only takes a few minutes. It’s available as a standalone app in four flavours, as well as a convenient plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
The last full month of summer is now in full swing, and the vacation season will soon give way to new Apple products as the kids go back to school. Our Tuesday Morning Report has some insight on what to expect, including details on the latest OS builds, transitioning from Aperture and speculation on the future of Intel-powered Macs. It's all just a click away!
Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X utilities such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy hacks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any knowledge of coding — all you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Have you ever accidentally pressed the power button on your MacBook, only to find that you now have to go through the process of awakening your computer? While your Mac will awaken faster than any other computer on the planet, it's still an annoying process. Fortunately, you can change the behavior of the power button so that it displays a dialog instead of powering down your computer. Continue reading to learn how to do this.
Apple may have started a tablet revolution with the original iPad in 2010, but Cupertino doesn't appear to be rocking the boat too much when it comes to creating the sequel to iPad Air, judging from a leaked component that kicks off today's Morning Report. We've also got news on a new Mac app that will have fans of black-and-white photography jumping for joy, and a new Apple TV spot to round things out, so read on!
Have your heart set on an iWatch later this year? Analysts have been keeping a close eye on Apple's supply chain lately, and it seems production issues may keep the wearable from shipping in significant numbers before the end of the year. Elsewhere on the web, you can now convert a MacBook Pro into a tablet, and a new desktop publishing application hits the Mac App Store in today's Morning Report.
There have been countless rumors about the release date of the iPhone 6, but has the elusive day finally been identified? As far as we're concerned, Apple's latest and greatest smartphone can't hit soon enough. We've also got news regarding updates to two popular apps, plus lots of behind-the-scenes rumblings at Beats as their acquisition by Apple comes ever closer to finalization.
More than 25 years ago, Mac owners were introduced to Shadowgate — a medieval fantasy quest that overcame its black-and-white limitations to become one of the most immersive and enjoyable graphic-text adventures of its time. On August 21, Shadowgate is coming back, so we're comparing the classic version of the game to its modern counterpart, accompanied by commentary from one of its co-creators.
If you happen to follow one or more iOS app developers on Twitter, you've probably noticed an uptick in posts about the challenges they face in surviving as independents. One of the most detailed comes from developer Jared Sinclair, who outlined the first year's worth of sales activity for his RSS app Unread, and it's a bit of a sobering view on how even quality titles can fail to produce sustainable income. But that's not the only news this morning; it looks like two members of the Mac family could be getting updates soon.