Mountain Lion strolled onto the scene earlier this year, with a lot of interest but no showy unveiling. Apple gave the world a better glimpse at its newest big cat at the World Wide Developers Conference, reserving a good chunk of the June 10 keynote for more details about the next iteration of OS X, which dropped in July in the Mac App Store for just $19.99, the lowest price yet for an OS X upgrade.
With Mountain Lion, Apple has brought a bunch of useful iOS features over to the Mac, including AirPlay mirroring, Messages, Reminders, Twitter, and iCloud support throughout the OS. Join our Mac safari to see 80 Mountain Lion features that you may have missed since you clicked Install in the Mac App Store. Some will make you more productive, while others are just fun and make your life a bit easier. Not everyone will fall in love with all 80 of these features, but together they’ll give you a lot to sink your teeth into.
If you’re not lucky enough to have a fancy NAS set up or a Time Capsule to back up your Mac with, then you need to rely on good ol' fashioned external drives for the arduous task of backing up to Time Machine. Unfortunately, this method isn’t the best because it relies on physically plugging in a drive to conduct a backup and -- let’s face it -- we sometimes forget to do that. Fortunately, with iCal and an AppleScript, you can set timed reminders to remind you to do so.
A lot can happen overnight, and in the case of professional social network LinkedIn, the company is likely waking up with a big headache this morning. On top of a security flaw being discovered with its mobile calendar feature, the company is also facing a security breach with millions of user passwords potentially leaked online.
Cal will be getting a major upgrade once it's fully integrated into iCloud, but until then you may want to tame the beast with a few easy tweaks. Whether it's learning how to use the application or importing third-party calendars into, we'll show you how to get the most out of this ubiquitous application.
If you’re in any kind of business, you’re probably a LinkedIn user. Considered to be the Facebook of professional social networks, LinkedIn has more than 150 million members worldwide, and their iOS app got a substantial update on Thursday bringing native iPad support and more.
iTunes was the original all-access music application, but since the introduction of iOS devices, it's morphed into a hodgepodge of apps, music, movies, application data, and other iOS-device data storage. If this ever-growing mixture of services is a bit too much for you to handle, then why not consider another method to get data onto your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad?
With iOS 5, Apple finally cut the cord, allowing users to set up their iOS devices without the use of iTunes. We’ll use this functionality, along with some additional apps and services, to finally say, “good riddance” to iTunes.
My partner talked me into a MacBook Pro last year as a replacement for a stolen Windows laptop. In Outlook, I have been able to print out double-sided, half-page, DayTimer-style calendar pages. I cut the sheets, three-hole punch them, and put them into my calendar. But when I try to do this from iCal, I can’t get it to work right. My partner spent days trying to prove me wrong to no avail (and he’s been a Mac addict for 25 years). Do you have a solution?
If you’re a fan of Flipboard or Zite, you’ll immediately understand the concept of Editions by AOL, a new iPad-only daily “magazine” personalized to your interests and presented in a decidedly sexy new way. But will that be enough for AOL’s new effort to stand out in this increasingly crowded market?
As great as iOS is, it’s had one missing feature since the days of the original iPhone: lack of built-in to-do management. That will change with iOS 5’s upcoming Reminders app, but you can take charge of to-do’s today with BusyToDo, which brings familiar to-do management to your iDevice. How familiar? Picture iCal’s to-do features, then imagine most of them transplanted to a no-nonsense iOS app. That’s BusyToDo.
iOS developer Readdle has had a busy year pushing out new features for its portfolio of iPhone, iPad and iPhone touch apps, including Calendars, the company’s Google Calendar client that just got a fresh new update with faster sync, updated week view and better Google Tasks support.