Now updated with more tips, including tricks for iOS 8.1! iOS 8 isn’t quite the ground-up overhaul iOS 7 was, but it still packs in plenty of new goodies to play with. Some of the additions aren’t obvious at first glance, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile this exhaustive list of 75 tips and tricks. Check ’em out and you’ll become an expert in no time.
If you ever take photographs, there’s a good chance you’ll have hundreds of pictures on your Mac that need editing and tweaking at some point (if you don't already). But if iPhoto and Preview don't seem to be up to the daunting job, and you can't splurge on Photoshop, give the free GNU Image Manipulation Program (or GIMP, for short) a try. Here's a guide to get you started with this surprisingly robust program.
Apple already has a lot of security features baked into the Mac. From its strong, well-tested Unix foundation to the built-in privacy features of OS X, it’s one of the most secure operating systems available to consumers. A lot of users, however, make mistakes in their daily usage that can severely compromise the security of their Mac. We’ll show you these pitfalls and help you lock down your Mac to make your privacy, digital information, and even your hardware less likely to be compromise, covering everything from user accounts to the physical security layer of your computing workflow.
In gaming news, the cool cats at Epic Games posted a developer created how-to and tips and tricks piece for medieval slasher Infinity Blade.
The tips and tricks offer some very useful hints at how to use the controls to get the ultimate damage against an opponent, as well as how to interact with certain characters to get hints about how to beat the bosses. Take a look at the hints after the cut.
After months of anticipation, Infinity Blade has finally come to Apple's iOS platform--and it will do its very best to take every cent of your lunch money if you're not sure of what you're doing.
Set in a medieval age, Infinity Blade puts you in the role of an unnamed hero who must fight his way through the multiple champions of a castle in order to take on and try to defeat a mysterious figure known as the God King. Despite your best efforts and intentions, you will not succeed--or at least, not the first time through.
So, without further ado, here's what several hours spent working towards (and finally) defeating the God King taught me this past weekend.
This week's tips will show you some interesting things you can do in Safari and iBooks on your favorite iOS device. Plus, you'll get a tip on how to download Apple's free iPad User Guide and read it using iBooks.
For months now, we’ve been asking you to send us your most burning Apple questions, and to put it mildly, you came through. The queue in our inbox looked longer than the lines that curled around NYC’s 5th Avenue Apple Store for the launch of the very first iPhone. And when we dug into the meat and potatoes of your queries, we could only marvel at the insightful list of vexing technical issues and twinkle-in-your-eye trivia tidbits that you challenged us with. We distilled all those inquiries down to the 50 best, most burning questions about Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple itself. Then we put our crack team of experts on the job of coming up with this ultimate answers guide for all things Apple. Struggling with iTunes syncing? iPhone backups? RAID cards? iPad printing? Or just wondering exactly what Steve actually wears every day? The answers await, backstopped and bulletproofed by the pros at Mac|Life.
Mac problems? Isn’t that an oxymoron? If you just switched to the Mac
from Windows, you might be thinking that you accidentally picked up one
of your old PC magazines--and, by the way, we’ve got solutions to the seven most common problems
switchers encounter, too. If you’re a longtime Mac user, you could even
be wondering where we get off accusing the Mac platform of being
problematic. Using a Mac is generally painless and trouble free,
but things can go wrong. Read on to see our Ultimate Mac Troubleshooting Guide.
In the two years since we first ran a feature on Twitter (“Your Mac: The Great Communicator,” Oct/07), the service’s popularity has exploded. If you joined the Twitter conga line long ago, its usefulness and flexibility are no news to you. But even if you’ve never Twittered in your life, the service still probably isn’t news to you--it seems you can’t turn around without a reporter, columnist, commentator, or comedian hauling out the tired old “What’s the deal with Twitter?” line.