Virtual machines are great for Mac users who need frequent access to Windows or Linux software. However, not everyone wants to purchase a licensed copy of Windows just for occasional use. That’s where CrossOver comes in, skipping the need for a complete OS by enabling direct installation of only the applications you need, thanks to self-contained virtual environments known as “bottles.”
There’s been a lot of chatter in recent days about Nortel’s auction for its more than 6,000 patents and patent applications, with Apple one of the interested parties. With the auction now closed for $4.5 billion, the winner has been revealed -- and it’s a consortium of six tech companies, including Apple.
If you want to get your DVD collection onto your Mac, Apple TV or portable iOS device, chances are you’ve already discovered the free HandBrake software, which handles the task like a champ. What you may not know is that there are some simple tricks and tweaks to make HandBrake really sing, particularly if you’ve been challenged by getting commercial discs from your personal collection properly encoded.
Have you ever used the right-click "Open With" feature in Finder when opening a specific type of file? While this feature is usually pretty handy, if you install and remove applications on a regular basis there may still be traces of those applications that have been long-gone from your Mac. In this how-to, we'll show how you can rebuild this list so it remains up-to-date and only shows what you currently have on your hard drive.
I use a MacBook with an external monitor and keep the MacBook’s lid closed. When I want to go somewhere, I disconnect the MacBook from the display and stick it in my bag. But when I open the lid, the MacBook wakes up, and most of the time the icons that were on my Desktop are gone. The menubar and Dock are still around, just no icons. How do I bring them back? I’ve been restarting the MacBook every time, but that takes a while and isn’t so convenient.
We live in a digital age, so I’ve always thought that trips outdoors should be the perfect time to free myself from the tech I use every day. But I decided to put that rule to the test on a recent outing, and the experience of bringing my iOS devices along for the hike showed that it’s time to think again. By picking a few choice apps and accessories, I made sure my outdoor experiences were a little more Bear Grylls than Chevy Chase.
Earlier this week we told you Apple had given developers the ability to allow educational institutions to get a discount on volume App Store purchases. At the time, Apple hadn't give anyone any information on the volume pricing program, but they have finally explained how this volume licensing program will work.
Now here's some good news: Google's web-enabled, do-everything communications management platform--Google Voice--is now available to everyone (and by everyone we mean everyone living in the United States.)