A few weeks passes like...well a summer day. Before you know it, fall is coming and the days are shorter. Speaking of shorter, the iStack bundle is quickly coming to a close. Like today. Last chance to grab ten great, essential, core Mac apps for only $49. If you need a reminder about what's included, check back to the first post. The bundle includes Parallels, SnagIt, Disk Drill, TextSoap, and more. Time to get while the getting is good.
With Mountain Lion, you can now dictate your text. While this isn't exactly Siri functionality we're talking about, Dictation is a step in the right direction for Mac users who don’t have the mobility or typing skills required to compose long emails or documents. The best part is that the new Dictation feature require third-party software manufacturers to make the function available. It works seamlessly with almost every application, including Microsoft Word.
Apple might have us believe that iCloud is the end-all, be-all of sync, but not everyone feels comfortable storing valuable data in the cloud. Using iCloud on the Mac requires OS X Lion, leaving Snow Leopard users out in the cold. And of course, if you dare to use an Android phone, you’re out of luck. This is where SyncMate hopes to find its niche, stretching beyond Apple’s own modest ambitions.
AirPlay is one of the most touted features in OS X Mountain Lion because it allows you to extend your computer’s screen to the Apple TV and your television. This new tool also lets you stream audio from your computer to any AirPlay-compatible deice. We're so excited about it we couldn't wait to tell you about it's features, so read on!
Time Machine: it's always been there and you've probably always used it. But what you may not have known is that you can tweak things around on your Mac to make the ubiquitous backup app a little more powerful. Here are ten tips to help you rev up Time Machine.
Picture files come in all sorts of formats such as JPEG and TIFF. Each has its own individual strengths, but it’s common to need to change the format of one or more images. For example, you might need to convert a sizable TIFF file into a smaller JPEG to email it to someone. Doing this manually -- even for a single file -- takes time, so we’re going to show you how to set up an automated process for converting one or more image files from one format to another. The input files can be in BMP, GIF, JPEG, PDF, PICT, PNG or TIFF format. All you’ll need to do is drop the files’ icons onto an app in your Mac’s Dock and they’ll be converted to the format you’ve specified.
More often than not, when you work on a project, be it a home movie or a short film, you’ll add clips and slowly build your film. But you may not think of altering the colors and style of your work, relying on the natural lighting conditions you were presented with on the day.
If you're looking for one stand to handle your iPad and your MacBook -- not at the same time, of course -- Cooler Master's Arc has slots for each, plus it's heavy enough to not slide around on your desk.
A little later than usual, but nonetheless awesome, the annual Steam Summer Sale officially kicked off this past weekend. Windows-compatible titles still make up the lion's share of computer games, but thanks in no small part to Valve's desktop-client, you'll find no shortage of excellent downloadable games on sale this week. Here's a selection of some of the best Mac-ready titles for less than $10.
Plain and simple, Conjure fixes a problem. In fact, “simple” describes Conjure in many ways, from setup, to design, to the learning curve, to execution. Perhaps if my teachers had used this instead of a projector and a laser pointer, I would have paid more attention in class. (Well, perhaps.)