There are now less than three weeks left until Christmas, and if you're looking for a way to keep the little ones entertained until then, Microsoft has teamed up with NORAD's Santa tracker website to provide daily fun right up until the blessed day arrives. And did we mention it's now iPad-friendly? That and more in our Friday morning recap!
Will the swanky new Mac Pro make Apple's self-imposed December release date? With the Christmas holiday fast approaching, Cupertino is running out of time to make good on that promise, with the week of December 16 looking the most likely. Not particularly good timing for power users spending their hard-earned cash on gifts for loved ones, but them's the breaks. Meanwhile, here's what you missed yesterday...
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Last week in the Terminal 101 series, we discussed how to install the Google Command Line Tools so that you could interact with your Google account and various Google services directly through the Terminal. This week, we'll begin using one of those services: Google Calendar. Google's Calendaring service gives users the ability to store lots of data in the cloud including events and reminders. We'll show you how to list events, add events, and view your calendar events right from the command line.
I've always been an iCal power user, though I have rued the amount of effort it takes to try to add links to properly curated calendars for things like sports events of television shows. I'd love to be able to just subscribe to a feed that tells me when the Giants are playing a home game, or when New Girl premieres on Fox, without having to add every event manually.
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.
Ok, there are admittedly some Google products that haven't quite worked out as well as Google would have liked and have yet to change the computing world as we know it -- Google Wave, anyone?. But for Google's products that changed things, their presence ranges from pretty useful to indispensable. Among these is Google Calendar, which has the advantage of being online, customizable and easy to share with a group of friends and surprisingly simple to share with your iCal app. Read on to find out how to create a Google group calendar to share with your friends, family and bowling group, and how you can export it to iCal so that you never miss an important date again.
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.
It's a holiday weekend, which means half of you are being pried off your computers and iOS devices with crowbars right now and you're unable to feel the sweet salving goodness of the Mac|Life crew in any way, shape, or form. Which is totally a shame, because this week was rockin. Things were popping in the iOS world this week and because you were too busy getting the last of your paperwork processed it, you had to miss it. And that's why we have this here little column, but what can we do in case you miss In Case You Missed It?