With the advent of iPhone OS 3.1, Apple gave mobile Safari the ability to alert you of malicious phishing websites, but you're not protected until you sync your database. After some confusion, Apple explains how to do this.
Filling your own inkjet printer cartridges can slash inks costs by 60
to 85 percent, save oil that’s used to transport them, and cut down on
the hundreds of millions of plastic empties that clog U.S. landfills
each year. And no, Virginia, using refillables won’t actually void your
printer’s warranty--despite what store clerks might tell you.
Amazon is positioning the Kindle DX as Newspaper 2.0. With a larger
screen, it tries its best to mimic your favorite daily read without
getting your fingers all inky. Amazon has deals with many of the big
national and international papers, but it remains to be seen if
dead-tree versions can be supplanted by expensive electronics.
We’ve seen the “just plug it in” pitches on late-night TV, the cheesy
website, and the spotty instructions, none of which exactly inspire
confidence in the magicJack. But still, the allure of nearly free phone
calls all over the country (or to Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.
Virgin Islands) is strong. Plus since it’s VOIP, your number can travel
with you. Believe it or not, magicJack turns out to be pretty magical.
After years of listening to the smug kids at Best Buy and GameStop talk smack about gaming on the Mac, we found five Windows PC games that not only are dirt cheap, but also perform amazingly well under Apple’s Boot Camp technology.
If BBEdit is bare bones, then Fat Albert is supermodel skinny. The
versatile text editor can do so many things, we think it may contain
some sort of alien technology. Bare Bones Software’s latest update,
BBEdit 9, may well be the ultimate toolbox for coding on a Mac.
we say text editor, of course, we are talking about a hugely different
category from the word processors that “normal people” use. You won’t
find fancy fonts, templates, or glitzy charts; instead, you will find
color-coding, line numbers, and pure, unadulterated, text (exciting
stuff, right?). Back in the olden days, programmers swore by vi or
Emacs, but GUI’d text editors have introduced so much functionality
that you wonder sometimes whether you’re writing the code or the app
is. BBEdit’s feature set is enormous, and some might call the app the
gold standard of text editing.
Coke versus Pepsi. Mac versus PC. Canon versus Nikon. Among these great
rivalries, we can only pick out one clear winner. (Here’s a hint: It’s
not the colored sugar water.) In the latest Canon-versus-Nikon
entry-level digital SLR (single-lens reflex) battle, both cameras score
hits against the other.
We discuss last week's iPod event and what Apple released and what they didn't. We still pine for an updated Apple TV, and MMS for the iPhone begins a slow rollout. Let's just say we're not surprised to be excluded from the lucky few to be picked to have MMS early.
While there was a collective nerd groan after Apple's 09/09/09 "It's
Only Rock and Roll, But We Like It" failed to announce the mythical
tablet, old rumors and dreams die hard. Of course we never expected the
coming and going of any single date without a tablet to act as a rumor
killer. Which means that we can begin looking beyond the holiday
shopping season and on to 2010.
We have a confession to make: There are a few Palm fans among us. Back
in the day, you would have had to pry the grayscale Palm IIIx out of
our cold, dead, extremely well-organized hands. But Palm lost its
way--and we went back to our paper calendar for a while. With the Pre,
Palm is taking its flagging brand in a new direction. And while it has
adopted many of the multitouch gestures popularized by the iPhone, the
Pre also adds a fair amount of its own special sauce.
Apple’s Address Book is a central part of the Mac experience. It’s
integrated with Mail, iCal, iChat, Safari, Fax, Dashboard, and
Spotlight. It synchronizes to MobileMe, iPhone, iPod, and a wide
variety of third-party software and hardware.
Yet for such an
essential tool, it’s curious that Apple has kept Address Book so
bare-bones basic. At first glance, there’s not much power to eke out of
Address Book, but we’ve collected a few handy tips to help you squeeze
some extra functionality out of this vital application.
Apple's Mac OS X v10.6 was released two weeks ago and for most of us the
transition from Leopard to Snow Leopard went by without incident.
However, we've spent part of the last few weeks scouring Apple's discussion
boards and support site for solutions to problems people have been
reporting with the upgrade.