My partner talked me into a MacBook Pro last year as a replacement for a stolen Windows laptop. In Outlook, I have been able to print out double-sided, half-page, DayTimer-style calendar pages. I cut the sheets, three-hole punch them, and put them into my calendar. But when I try to do this from iCal, I can’t get it to work right. My partner spent days trying to prove me wrong to no avail (and he’s been a Mac addict for 25 years). Do you have a solution?
I generate a family calendar each year to track birthdays, anniversaries, and other recurring events. Every year, I update it manually to include ages, lengths of marriages, and so on. As you can imagine, it is a pretty tedious process. Is there a script or application that can recalculate these numbers each year and bring them into iCal?
Whoa, it's certainly been a week for app updates, hasn't it? If you've visited your App Store app lately, it's been updates to nearly everything every day. End of the year and everyone's pushing out the improvements they've been working on to deliver before holiday breaks start. And that's not all that's been going on. Check out the hottest Apple news of the week. Oh yeah.
Is it possible to change the “skin” of iCal and Contacts from the leather look that now comes with Lion back to the aluminum look of Snow Leopard? I’ve gone through the preferences and did a Google search and wasn’t able to find any possible solutions. Any suggestions? Also…I hate the lock screen gray background and the gray dashboard background. How can I change it as easily as the desktop background?
iCal is an amazing app. It's free, powerful, and syncs over all Mac platforms for free, thanks to iCloud. But, like any other app, you don't have to use iCal as-is--it can be so much more. These 12 apps and add-ons will all help you push your favorite workhorse calendar app to its limits. We don't recommend you use them all at once, but we hope you find a solution or two that works for you!
Apple's offered the gift of Lion Server to anyone who's willing to drop an extra $50. Previously, you could only get OS X Server bundled on your Mac mini Server or Mac Pro, or pay $499 for the Snow Leopard Server install discs. By lowering the price, more end users can afford Apple’s server offering. In this article, we’ll show you how to download and set up Lion server on your Mac.
As great as iOS is, it’s had one missing feature since the days of the original iPhone: lack of built-in to-do management. That will change with iOS 5’s upcoming Reminders app, but you can take charge of to-do’s today with BusyToDo, which brings familiar to-do management to your iDevice. How familiar? Picture iCal’s to-do features, then imagine most of them transplanted to a no-nonsense iOS app. That’s BusyToDo.
Okay, maybe buying a $40,000 guitar was a bad idea. But it was so shiny, and BB King picked it up once, and...well, it was a bad idea. Try this next time: Create a calendar in iCal. When you see something you want to drop your credit card number on, add it to the calendar and set an alert for 30 days in the future. If, in 30 days, you still can’t live without that gold-plated Han Solo action figure, it’s probably destiny.
This problem can be solved in a relatively low-tech manner: a leftovers calendar. If you already have a calendar lying around, you can use that, and if you need to print out a blank calendar, open up iCal, start a new calendar named “blank” (or whatever), uncheck all the other calendars you’re already using, select the Month view, and press Command-P to print that month. Hang this calendar on your fridge, and when you have dinner leftovers, jot them down on the date you made (or bought) them. That way you’ll be able to see at a glance which leftovers have been in your fridge the longest -- just cross ’em off as you eat them. You can even add raw, perishable items (eggs, milk, meat, fresh veggies) to the calendar, marking the day you bought them and the day they expire. Glance at the calendar as you plan your meals, and you’ll be more likely to use it up before it goes bad.