February is winding to a rapid close, which means we should hear something about that rumored iPad 3 event next week -- likely in the form of an invite for the media to attend. After all, the powers that be in Cupertino aren’t going to take this new U.S. Proview lawsuit over the iPad name trademark too seriously, especially when they have a fancy new tablet being queued up, probably as we write this. In the meantime, let’s all head into the weekend by catching up on the rest of the day’s news for this fine Friday, February 24, 2012.
There’s a lot to love about the way iOS works, but sometimes you just need a little bit more from it. Take the built-in keyboard, for example. It gets the job done for texting and typing in shorter bursts, but for those aspiring novelists, businessmen with a presentation to finish, or extremely dedicated Internet forum trolls, the default keyboard may not cut it. Thankfully, there are a handful of options in the App Store that provide a functional alternative. From the keyboards for the socially addicted to the professional typist on the go, here are eight of the most helpful alternative keyboard options.
We've heard reports of Macs falling asleep and having trouble waking up after an install of Lion. It might sound like something out of Sleeping Beauty, except without the Prince to kiss your Mac and wake it up. If you're having problems waking up your Mac, try troubleshooting it with these suggestions after the cut.
Wow-Keys didn’t need to be flawless for us to love it. The potential for awesomeness was huge: a computer keyboard that charges our phones and lets us switch between typing and texting is enough to get us seriously excited. So we were willing to forgive a few faults for that kind of functionality…just not this many.
I can finally dust off my Apple Wireless Keyboard and use it -- and it’s all thanks to LMP’s ingeniously designed Bluetooth keypad. For me, numpads aren’t optional -- reaching to the right to bash numbers, symbols, and that big fat Enter key is permanently hardwired. This clever keypad un-amputates the Wireless Keyboard by snapping easily but sturdily onto the edge of the keyboard, gripping it firmly enough to make the pair feel like one device.
Keyboard shortcuts are the lifeblood of many productive Mac users. Not only can keyboard shortcuts make for a nicer user experience and cut down on the time needed to do a task, they can also just be plain cool. Mac OS X has many shortcuts ready and willing to do your bidding, but also has many hidden and unknown shortcuts. That's why we've compiled a list of 10 of the coolest keyboard shortcuts you never knew about.
Whether you're selling your Mac or just doing a little spring cleaning, keeping your Mac clean not only ensures that your machine works well, but that it also looks good. From cleaning your screen, to dusting your trackpad and magic mouse, we've got you covered in this guide. Learn all of the tips for cleaning and reconditioning your Mac desktops and notebooks.