Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X utilities such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy hacks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any knowledge of coding — all you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Recent OS X updates have made our Macs more power-efficient, but it hasn't addressed the biggest power concern on portables: the display. In this article, we'll show you a few tips to get the most out of your battery life by putting the display to sleep when it's not in use.
As you may have heard, the first iPhone 6 purchased from a retail store in Perth, Australia tumbled right out of its owner's hands this morning — but judging from the sheer number of drop tests being performed on Apple's latest smartphone, it's all good.
It's commonly thought that a significant number of people use Android-powered devices over iPhones on account of the larger screens on handsets made by Samsung and other companies; Apple hopes it can win them back with the release of the iPhone 6. To that end (and a day ahead of the public release of iOS 8), the company today released a guide for former Android users that teaches them how to migrate their data to their new, larger iPhones.
Apple users have long waited for the day when the Cupertino company would start providing iPhone 5s screen replacements inside its retail stores, and evidently that day is Monday. Unfortunately, as with so many things from the folks in Cupertino, it won't come cheap.
Thin is in at Apple, and the Cupertino company is hard at work attempting making the iPhone thinner than ever. A new report from China Times (via GforGames) states that Apple plans to make its next flagship smartphone even less bulky by cutting the number of brightness enhancement films in the display from two to just one. Unfortunately, this could pose some supply issues.
Apple’s seemingly endless shopping spree continues unabated, as it has reportedly acquired LuxVue Technology, a Santa Clara, California-based company that specializes in power efficient micro-LED screens for electronics. TechCrunch reported the news this afternoon, and when asked for comment, Apple provided its usual pseudo-confirmation statement: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
OS X Mavericks is finally here, so MacLife proudly presents a series of informative how-tos to keep you updated on what has changed and how to use it. Check back often to learn more about the newest Mac operating system from Apple.
Many users have upgraded to Mavericks from Mountain Lion with the best of intentions, but if your workflow revolved around some of the things that changed with Mavericks, then you may be less than excited about the new features. Some of these, including full-screen apps, each display getting its own Space, and the Dock and menu bar available on multiple displays, can be tweaked back to the way they behaved in Mountain Lion. We'll show you how.
This week feels like a Back to the Mac kind of week as our deals are super hopping for those of you bound by desks and laps. Never fear, we still have great iOS price cuts, but if you're in the model for upgrading your main machine, this week we're playing your song. Meanwhile, there's this --->
If you've been wanting to know what the so-called iPhone 5S looks like but don't have the patience to wait for someone to lose it in a bar, we've (maybe) got some good news for you. This morning a leaked image of the new iPhone's supposed logic board started circulating throughout the Internet after it appeared on Japanese blog Macotakara, and now MacRumors claims to have photos of the display itself. The kinda-sorta bad news? There's not much visible difference, although that was expected.
People say to us all the time, "Why are you always playing on your phone?" Ha! Joke's on them, because our phone isn't just a pocket arcade. We're blogging, making music, scheduling doctor's appointments, taking notes on our screenplay, digging deep in cloud storage or on our home computers for work files, and tons of other things. If you're productivity-obsessed like we are, then you'll love this week's batch of price cuts that turn your iPhone or iPad into a tool for getting things done.