Despite advancements in social networks and instant messaging services, many still rely on good ‘ole fashioned email. On the Mac, people typically use Apple’s Mail app because of it’s simplicity and configurability. We’ll show you how to make your messages more manageable by creating Mail rules to flag and highlight important messages automatically.
There’s been some anxiety in the last week regarding MobileMe’s forthcoming transition to iCloud and what it will mean for some of the former service’s features -- such as hosting for iWeb-created websites. Short story even shorter, you’d better start looking for another place to host your websites if you rely on it.
You recently gave a funky workaround for keeping track of who you email iDisk links to. When reading it, I worried that something had suddenly broken. This feature has always worked for me. May I suggest reviewing preferences in both the Mail (web) and iDisk, selecting the applicable options? When sending to multiple recipients, the result will be a “copy” of an email addressed to “undisclosed-recipients” and a “Bcc” line with all the addresses the email was sent to.
One day, not so very long ago, third-party email apps dominated the Mac platform -- until Apple upped the ante with its own Mail application (frequently dubbed “Mail.app” for clarity) included free with every copy of Mac OS X. They’ve tucked away quite a few awesome features over the years, but here are a few of our favorites.
The Mac App Store certainly has made buying Mac software a convenient affair -- just a click and a password, and boom, there it is. But like the iOS App Store, it's starting to fill up fast. That's good news for you -- lots of choice -- but it also means that when you type in a keyword or open up a category, you're faced with multiple options.
We're here to help.
We put dozens of Mac App Store offerings through our ringer of a reviews process and settled on 20 diverse applications that all scored well and come with our recommendation. Even better? They're less than $20 a pop.
Despite the surge in popularity from sites like Facebook, Twitter, and others, email still plays a vital role in keep us in a communication loop. And with the advent of push email, it's hard not to ignore every new message that arrives in your inbox. But for many iOS device owners, push email is only a dream because their provider doesn’t support push. Fortunately, there's a free application called Boxcar that can make push notifications possible.
Apple’s MobileMe has come a long way since its former iTools and .Mac days, and if CEO Steve Jobs is to be believed, this year it will get even better -- and maybe even free, if not cheaper. But if you simply can’t justify $99 a year for the service right now, there are less-expensive options available.
Going bar hopping tonight? Or perhaps you're scaling that awesome hill a few miles away from home? Let your friends know what you're up to with the location services in Google Maps. You can share your location with anyone via text message or email, and you can push the location straight through to your car's GPS. iPod touch and iPad users can do the same. Read on to find out how.
Many of us spend the majority of our day sifting through, sorting, and retrieving email. But when you're moving messages between folders, clicking, dragging and dropping becomes a repetitive annoyance. Fortunately, Mac OS X comes with the built-in ability to assign keyboard shortcuts. Read along to discover how to implement these shortcuts to bring your inbox to organizational heaven.