We really like free stuff. Any time we go to the mall, we spend half
our time at the Apple store, and the other half sitting in the free
massage chairs at Brookstone. However, you don't often get expensive
things for free on the internet (those "free ipod" scams don't count). MacHeist
would like that to change.
So you've started a podcast, have you? And now that you've got a few
episodes under your belt, you're starting to see your audience grow.
Now it's time to get a little more serious about your craft. And we're
here to help, with four tips to bring you closer to podcasting stardom.
Yes, messenger bags are stylish. But after several years of schlepping our MacBooks and their accoutrement around in one, we were ready for something easier to carry. Backpacks--and laptop versions in particular--certainly aren’t known for being particularly fashion-forward, but we are pleased with Evolution’s sporty good looks, as well as its full complement of pockets.
While the argument rages in the comments sections at various blogs about whether or not a new game, created for a Master of Fine Arts final project, is malware or not, we're still searching for someone to test it out on their Mac.
Don't look at us. There's not the slightest chance we'd ever click on that link.
In 1993, Billy Idol released a concept album called Cyberpunk,
which shipped to rock critics with a floppy disk of interactive
artwork. We can’t recall a single track from the album, but we do
remember being sure that this was the future of music. iTunes LP
reminds us of that--and of years spent pouring over liner notes before
there was Google search.
The biggest challenge of the Web is finding information you want. For a
while, bookmarks sufficed, giving users an easy way to quickly return
to their favorite sites. As bookmark lists grew, Really Simple
Syndication (RSS) became the preferred tool of Internet power-users. An
RSS reader makes it easy to track a large number of sites, but
eventually, you’re subscribed to so many feeds that finding the good
stuff becomes a challenge. Enter Fever, a Web-based RSS reader that
tries to solve this info overload by sorting your news by importance.
If you’ve become accustomed to the MacBook’s multitouch capabilities,
you’ll find yourself missing them when you use a desktop Mac. Wacom has
an answer, care of its recently refreshed Bamboo line, which adds a new
take on tablet input. We tested the Bamboo Fun, which recognizes the
pen, as well as touch input from your fingers--including some
multitouch gestures. For long-time tablet users who are used to
pen-only control, the addition of touch capabilities is nice,
especially in image editors like Photoshop and iPhoto, where using
two-finger pinches and reverse pinches can zoom in and out of images.
You can also use gestures to rotate images. It’s not a feature that
comes into play all that often, but it’s welcome when you do need it.
There are nine touch gestures in total, but they’re all limited to one-
and two-finger motions--and that’s one to two fingers short of the
three- and four-finger gestures supported by the latest MacBooks.
Mac problems? Isn’t that an oxymoron? If you just switched to the Mac
from Windows, you might be thinking that you accidentally picked up one
of your old PC magazines--and, by the way, we’ve got solutions to the seven most common problems
switchers encounter, too. If you’re a longtime Mac user, you could even
be wondering where we get off accusing the Mac platform of being
problematic. Using a Mac is generally painless and trouble free,
but things can go wrong. Read on to see our Ultimate Mac Troubleshooting Guide.