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.
This week, for Free App Friday, we're doing something special to help reel in the spookiest day of the year: Halloween. In all honesty, yours truly isn't a fan of all the scary things this holiday has to offer. But, Halloween can be all about the fun you share with your friends, from dressing in costume to swapping candy (no one wants to get stuck with a bucket full of Butterfingers, now do they?). The best part is that you can download a bunch of throwaway apps on your iPad and iPhone to ring in the celebration and get into the Halloween spirit!
This week's tips are all about getting things done on your favorite iOS device. I frequently have people asking me what I am doing with my new toy (i.e. iPad) and when I tell them I'm working, they don't believe me. The truth is that the iPad, or any other iOS device for that matter, can be used for fun, but more importantly you will probably find a use for them at any job. Therefore, after many queries and questions about apps that I use for work, I thought it might be a good time to share some of them with you.
So this week, I'll give you four app recommendations that will show you how to add a second display to your Mac, access computers remotely, store and access your data in the cloud, manage and view files of all kinds, and access Mac|Life content on your iOS devices.
These apps are seriously useful and if you like hearing about apps like these leave me a comment and I'll share some more app gems with you in the future. On the other hand if you have one you'd like to tell us about leave a comment about that too.
If you're in the market for a full featured RSS reader to deck your iPad out with, you could do a lot worse than Glasshouse App's The Early Edition--a cleverly designed application that takes your favourite RSS feeds and presents them to you in the form of a browsable, searchable newspaper interface that makes reading a pleasure. If you haven't had a chance to take the application for a test drive, here's your chance: For this weekend only, The Early Edition is being offered for the very reasonable prive of 99 cents--80% off of the application's regular price!