Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X utilities such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy hacks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any knowledge of coding — all you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Here's a cool little trick that lets you place your OS X Screen Saver as a background image on your Desktop, creating nice photo slideshows or animated backgrounds that you wouldn't ordinarily be able to accomplish without additional software. Continue reading and we'll show you how it's done, and how you can get back to your original Desktop when you get tired of it.
If you appreciate the Beatles and John Lennon, you will simply adore this lavish, lovely app-based work of art devoted to the last truly creative period of Lennon’s life: the crafting of his final album, Double Fantasy. With truly innovative use of the iPad and iPhone as an entertainment consumption device, it’s one of the finest multimedia attempts we’ve experienced on the platform.
The banners are up, the weekend is here and come Monday, it will be showtime once again in San Francisco as Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off for 2013. There have probably been thousands (millions?) of words written over the last few months on what the company might debut there, but come 10 a.m. PDT, we'll all know for sure. Be sure to join us for WWDC 2013 coverage here on MacLife.com!
Robots for iPad is equal parts creepy and cool, and it's one of the most informatively fascinating apps you'll find on the subject of artificial intelligence. Bursting at the seams with well over 100 real-world robots that range from freakish human lookalikes to quasi-sentient kids toys, this exhaustive app is a repository of incredible information about the history of our mechanical pals. Each entry features detailed photos, historical rundowns, tech specs, neat factoids, and embedded links to related articles about the robotic creation in question.
If you have a preschooler, you’re no doubt familiar with Wee Sing, a beloved children’s brand that has taught through music for more than three decades. With more than 60 million books, albums and live-action videos sold, there’s one area the company was absent from -- until today.
While the big publications have been hogging the iPad limelight with their heavyweight titles and in-app subscriptions, a small German publisher has quietly slipped into the App Store with the kind of rich, interactive experience that most of their bigger rivals could only dream of.