With more than 250 new features coming to Mac OS X Lion in July, it was impossible for Apple to demonstrate them all, especially during a two-hour keynote shared by iOS 5 and the introduction of iCloud. So what are some of the features that didn’t make the cut? Why, we’re glad you asked.
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.
One of the little-known features of iCal is the ability to schedule future alarms along with an AppleScript action. AppleScript is Apple’s consumer-based programming language that allows you to write simple scripts that will automate repetitive tasks on your Mac. AppleScript lets you do simple things from opening applications and favorite websites to more advance tasks that can even change the behavior of your Mac.
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?
I have more than 25 business calendars in iCal, divided into five calendar groups. I use MobileMe to keep them in sync between all of my Macs, but I just upgraded to the new MobileMe Calendar and now all of my calendar groups are gone!
Alarms are a great feature of iCal and the MobileMe Calendar; alarms can help keep you on track for your various daily activities. However, there's currently a bug with MobileMe that prohibits you from creating an alarm that will alert you more than two days in advance of the scheduled calendar item. We found a simple work around that can help you until this bug is fixed by Apple.
Is there a way to enter multiple birthdays to iCal from one Address
Book contact? I want to list birthdays for every family member in
Address Book, without having ot create a new contact for each--I don't
really want to add my friend's spouse and kids as contacts but would
like to keep track of their birthdays.