Time Machine: it's always been there and you've probably always used it. But what you may not have known is that you can tweak things around on your Mac to make the ubiquitous backup app a little more powerful. Here are ten tips to help you rev up Time Machine.
Sure, the Apple v. Samsung patent trials have been a treasure trove for fans who like seeing prototypes of their favorite gadgets, but what about a look at the guts of one of the earliest iPhone prototypes available?
The Mac|Life 101 series is where you can come to learn new and simple ways to do things with Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems. Whether you’re new to the platform, or just want to learn a new technique, then MacLife 101 is for you.
Whether you’re traveling, or in a situation where you need to use your iPad or iPhone where there is little or no Wi-Fi, there’s a solution, and it involves your Mac. With almost all Macs shipping in the past 10 years, you can instantly create a Wi-Fi or ethernet network by simply turning on a few switches in System Preferences. This is great for those times when you need a Wi-Fi or ethernet connection and don’t have access to a router.
Thunderbolt expansion docks have been as elusive as Bigfoot, despite several companies actually showing off prototypes at last year's CES event, but one of them is finally inching closer to reality at this year's show.
Stuck with a mere 16GB on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad? That may no longer be an issue if manufacturer Kanex has anything to say about it, introducing a new inexpensive option for creating a private cloud at CES.
What comes after N? In the alphabet, that would be O. In the world of Wi-Fi standards, the answer is ac. Buffalo’s AirStation AC1300 N900 dual-band router and AirStation AC1300 N450 dual-band bridge are based on the second revision of the not-yet-final 802.11ac standard, which promises Gigabit Ethernet speeds wirelessly, up to 1300Mbps maximum on the 5GB band and 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz band.
Although it would seem pretty straightforward, Apple has posted a frequently asked questions page for its new Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, which answers any burning questions you might have about the $29 dongle.
The Apple Store just went down, and many pundits believe that when it reopens later today, the virtual shelves will be chock full of new Macs. Just ahead of WWDC 2012, a few specs have leaked out on exactly what we might expect.
Almost a year and half after its introduction, Thunderbolt is finally starting to live up to its promise thanks to new gadgets such as the Matrox DS1, a docking station which brings missing ports to MacBooks.
Streaming entertainment is more convenient than juggling Blu-ray and DVD discs, but it demands a fast pipe to your internet service provider, or ISP. For instance, Netflix recommends download speeds of at least 3Mbps for the best video quality, while Apple suggests 8Mbps for streaming 1080p content from iTunes. In most of the country, getting these broadband speeds means signing up for one of two kinds of internet connection: DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) or cable.