In Pages ’09, I love working with my documents in full-screen mode. It prevents me from getting distracted from other windows in the background. How can I get my other applications to display their documents in full-screen mode as well?
If an entire iTunes library was purchased from the iTunes Store, all
the tracks came with complete metadata. Those lucky (and wealthy) users
can scroll through iTunes without seeing any jarring blank spots in the
Artist, Album, and Genre columns, or songs named Track 01 and Track 02.
The rest of us? Our multi-gig libraries were patchworked together from
ripped CDs, mixes from friends, tracks digitized from analog sources,
and, um, “found” audio files that could’ve come from anywhere.
Painter has been around the computer graphics world almost as long as
Photoshop and has always been the absolute leader in the realm of
simulating natural media (paintbrushes, pencils, inks, and so on)—and
retains the title to this very day. While this latest version of
Painter continues to be the go-to app for painting on your Mac, this
update is possibly the least exciting in the program’s history and
doesn’t offer much in the way of upgrade incentive for existing users.
Our art director, Robin, rocks a tricked-out Mac Pro at work, but at
home her trusty steed is a Power Mac G5. Compared to her work machine,
the 6-year-old G5 could qualify for Social Security benefits, but it’s
still trucking along, after previous upgrades to the RAM and hard drive.
however, the SuperDrive stopped reading DVDs. And poor Robin worried
this might be the final warning sign that her Mac isn’t long for this
world. After all, a friend of hers bought the same one at the same
time, and that G5 suffered a fatal frying of the logic board and went
up to that great server farm in the sky.
We get all giddy about installing Snow Leopard on Friday and using Dock Expose until our eyes bleed. Steve Jobs is allegedly working non-stop on the tablet and an iPhone app developer has a few choice words for Apple.
Plus we got a sweet tip for never-ever forgetting your Airport password. Just hope no one breaks into your house to use Wi-Fi.
With two new Get a Mac ads, Apple is flinging insults back at Microsoft after their not-so-nice comments about the Mac in their ads. Top of the Line and Surprise are the two newest ads that serve as a responses to the Laptop Hunter ads.
I love spending my afternoons peacefully lying in a field, staring up
at the sky and looking at the figures and formations my mind conjures
up from the clouds, from cats to dragons to my boss’s face asking me
what the heck I’m doing lying in a field and not in the office on a
Monday afternoon. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create your
own images within cloud formations without ever having to leave your
desk. We’ll use Phoenix, Aviary.com’s Web-based image editor, which is
akin to Adobe Photoshop but doesn’t require you to install any software.
Even if it’s been a few decades since you wore a towel as a cape and
declared the family dachshund to be your loyal sidekick, who doesn’t
want to be a superhero? Four years after its initial release on the
Windows platform, the superhero MMORPG City of Heroes has landed on
The chances of your desk being thrown off course and landing in the
ocean are slim. But, if by chance your desk is tossed out to sea, and
you need immediate rescue from the Coast Guard, the 1TB LaCie Rugged XL
is the external hard drive you’ll want, to be more easily spotted by
the helicopter (although despite what its name might imply, its
ruggedness doesn’t extend to water-resistance, so your data might
suffer a bit).
The biggest complaint we hear about headphones is the lack of bass. And
it makes sense. Asking tiny speakers that go in your ears to recreate
the boom of 12-inch woofers is a tall order. Now that Apple’s iPhone
comes in a 32GB version, more users can forgo the iPod/cell phone combo
in favor of a single device that can make calls, run apps, and hold a
sizable chunk of your music collection. And bass-heads take note: The
Atomic Bass Earphones are as apt a name as we can think of, although
there are some drawbacks.