Wherever there’s a Mac being used for work, there’s often a mug of coffee close by. If you do happen to spill coffee on your keyboard — or worse, knock the entire mug and its contents onto the lower half of your MacBook — don’t drop into the fetal position and start bawling; disaster can still be averted.
Cleaning supplies for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac: Not the most exciting topic. On the riveting scale, it's up (OK, down) there with keeping your software updated and your data backed up. Except those other things can be shoved to the back of your mind (or automated), while letting your touchscreen devices and Mac display get all grimy and fingerprint-covered is a little harder to ignore. Moshi's Teraglove improves on a normal cleaning cloth because it's machine washable, and it can double as a soft pocket to stash your earbuds.
While iTunes 11 is running a little late, it is expected to drop on us this month. When it arrives, it will be the single biggest change to iTunes since the introduction of the iTunes Music Store. To prepare for this large update, you may want to prepare your iTunes library, adding album artwork, correcting album titles, and getting rid of duplicates. By cleaning up, you’ll have a better experience when iTunes 11 is released and installed on your Mac.
With SSDs becoming the norm, keeping your Mac’s disk clean is vital to ensuring that you always have space for apps and important projects. You might think your apps are the main space hogs on your hard drive, but many more resources contribute to disk use than just apps. Continue reading to learn about the ways that you can free up space on your Mac.
When Apple announces new products, it's time to search under those couch cushions for the to afford any of the new Macs and iOS devices. And with the advent of the iPad 2, surely you're fiending, thinking of a way to make some quick cash to obtain one of Apple's next-generation tablets for yourself. If you have some old Macs lying around, you're in luck, because they might be worth some cash. Follow along and we'll walk you through how to prepare your Mac for a resale.
If your Downloads folder is so stuffed with disk images, random MP3s,
and PDF bank statements that you’re starting to get afraid to look in
there, you need Hazel. If your Desktop is cluttered with so many icons
that it takes more than 30 seconds to find one, you need Hazel. This
über-useful System Preference pane lets you create rules to keep
specific folders automatically organized and maintained, so it’s
perfect for those problems. But Hazel doesn’t just move your files
around--it can rename them, run scripts on them, and so much more.
If you’re one of the 300-some thousand people who jumped onto the front
of the iPad bandwagon on launch day--or just happened to pop into an
Apple Store to check one out--you might have noticed that the giant iPod
touch collects more fingerprints than Horatio Caine.