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!
According to Mac Rumors, Apple is currently conducting an investigation into Monster headphones that uses the inline microphone and remote control. A leaked internal Apple bulletin shows that the company is currently investigating problems whereby iPhones, iPods, and iPads behave erratically when they have Monster headphones plugged in.
Apple’s MobileMe is a great solution for Mac users with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (particularly if you own more than one of them), dutifully keeping your contacts, calendars and other data synced across computers and mobile devices -- that is, until something goes horribly awry, and then it can be a nightmare worthy of Halloween legends. Here are some tips for getting such problems solved -- without length tech support calls.
Apple has the lead in the US smart phone market with a 26% market share. In the third quarter of this year, the smart phone market grew a whopping 95% over the same quarter a year ago to 80.9 million shipped units--that's a whole heck of a lot of people adopting smart phones. Apple's performance this year saw its market share grow 17% worldwide, with RIM trailing behind in worldwide sales.
You may know John Carmack as the game-maker, the dreamer of dreams of sorts. Carmack is the creative brains behind such computer gaming classics like Quake, and now the mobile development team at id have big plans for iOS. Carmack demoed RAGE on the iPhone at this year's QuakeCon, and now he's speaking out about his plans for the game on all iOS devices.
Sometimes the Mac universe just doesn’t have that one application you need to keep track of medical histories, run CAD manufacturing, or otherwise keep up with work. Unfortunately, that leaves some people trapped in a Windows world. But in those cases, Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac pinch-hits quite nicely, letting you run additional operating systems (including Windows 7, Ubuntu Linux, and even Mac OS X Server) without restarting your Mac.
It's a sorta well known trade secret that Apple likes to pack their hardware and software with more power and capabilities than they give you access to right off the bat. Maybe they'll activate and roll those out with an OS update and maybe they never do. Now the jailbreak community brings you their latest treasure, uppping the native video recording on the 3G S all the way to HD.
Apple’s legal eagles have already forced third-party battery maker HyperMac to stop selling MacBook charging cables as of November 2, but now it appears the company has also been forced to bow to pressure over the use of the word “Mac” in their name.
It’s a sad fact of life, but we’re a litigious society -- and when it comes to technology patents, it seems like the lawsuits are flying fast and furious, with Apple now countersuing Motorola. If you’re having trouble keeping it all straight, here’s a handy cheat sheet to keep things in check.
It may not be the kind of bug that wreaks havoc on your device, but sleepy Europeans might be cursing Apple’s name right about now: A long-standing bug in the iPhone’s alarm clock means many of them probably woke up an hour late on Monday.
BOO! That's right, that's right, it's that time of the year, when all the spooks and haunts in the world go out looking for candy and treats and the ever elusive, ghostly white iPhone, the ne'er to be seen specter. Here's the tastiest bits of Mac|Life from the week, giving you a little something to read while waiting for the knocking on your door tonight. Just don't bob for any Apple products; they don't care much for water.
With the announcement of a potentially harmful virus floating about the internet this week, many Mac users have been weary of watching online videos via links to external sites, especially those on social networking websites like Facebook. However, this virus can be all but stopped by simply turning off Java code execution in your web browser of choice, according to SecureMac. That’s why we would like to show you how easy it can be to protect yourself from Java-based viruses originating from your web browser through applets.
Gamers can be so uncivilized sometimes. But we know you MacLife folk are different. You’re one of a kind. And as the Mac gets more and more games, you gamer folk are multiplying. That’s why this month we’re going to make sure at least one of you is civilized, by giving away a signed copy of Civilization V: Special Edition for Mac.
Another year of BlizzCon has come and gone, but what does it mean for Mac users? Come along with us as we dig into the newest details for StarCraft II, Diablo III, and the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion pack. Plus, see some of the best cosplay costumes this side of Azeroth. For the Horde!
Apple touts the iPhone 4 as having up to seven hours of talk time or enough power for 300 hours of standby. Both are pretty good marks…but everyone knows that real-world numbers are quite a bit lower. Spend a day roaming around town, checking in via Foursquare at each stop--or chatting via Beejive--and you’re lucky to make it through the afternoon before your iPhone battery takes a dirt nap. And once your iPhone’s battery has been around the block a few times, battery life becomes even more of a problem. Exogear’s Exolife iPhone case/external battery gives your depleted iPhone a new lease on life with an onboard 1500 mAh battery good for another seven hours of talk time.