Once you’ve played out the instruments and effects built into Apple’s GarageBand software, you’re be delighted to know that you’ve got lots of other sonic options that can easily be added to your Mac, and many of them won’t even cost you a dime. Read on to find out what cool new sounds you can add to your band without breaking (or even entering) the bank.
We’ve shown how to use diff to view differences between files and folders, but the output that command provides is a little confusing, especially if you are new to using the command line. Vimdiff is much more sophisticated, but because it uses highlighting to represent changes, the output is much easier to read for new users. Let’s take a look at how to compare up to three different files with vimdiff and read the output.
Encrypting your external drives can help protect your data from peering eyes. No matter what type of external drive you have -- whether it's a thumb drive or a USB-connected platter-based one -- you can encrypt it and seal its contents right from within the Finder.
Notification Center in iOS has changed the way we view, read, and reply to messages, calendar appointments, and push notifications from social networking services like Twitter and Facebook. In Mountain Lion, this feature does this and more, allowing you to tweet conveniently from your Mac. Continue reading as we take you on a walkthrough of all the features in Notification Center.
Whenever there is a new OS release, there are the inevitable software bugs that follow. And, with more than 3 million downloads in the first weekend alone, at least one of those users is sure to find something wrong with the latest cat from Cupertino. Let’s take a look at the top seven Mountain Lion bugs that are really bugging out.
When it comes to supporting a robust community of console gamers, Microsoft's Xbox Live pretty much sets the standard. Valve's Steam service has long ruled the roost in regards to the PC games community, and the same may be said of Steam-capable Mac games. But with the release of Mountain Lion, Apple hopes to draw the attention of Mac gamers to its previously-only-on-iOS Game Center. After fooling around with the application for a while, it's clear Game Center for Mac has potential, but there's an extreme void of currently compatible titles.
There was much internet lamentation on the day Sparrow's CEO, Dom Leca, announced that the company had been purchased by Google. If you are one of Sparrow's devotees, you groaned along with us. Sparrow, for those not in the know, is a truly excellent mail app for the Mac and the iPhone that simply puts others to shame with its slick interface, its ease of use, and its outstanding implementation of nearly everything you could want in an email client.
With the development team likely being tasked with improving the Gmail app, it's unclear how long support for Sparrow will continue and if we will ever see the long-teased and longer-hoped for iPad version of the app or push notifications. While on the Mac and on the iPhone, Sparrow continues to shine, a day will come when you'll need a new email app on your iOS device. Here a few we've found to try to take the sting out of losing our favorite little bird.
As professional writers and editors, we can't count how many times Auto Save has saved our butts during crunch time. Auto Save is bar none one of the best features to come out of the mouth of Lion, and now OS X Mountain Lion has taken it and made it even better. It's got new features like enabling you to rename files from the title bar and the ability to save directly to iCloud. Read on and we'll walk you through these nifty new features.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
With the release of Mountain Lion last week, many users have now downloaded and installed the latest cat on the block. While the new version of OS X has many great new features, some features and tricks that were present in past versions are no longer available. Let’s take a look at a few of these missing features and re-enable (or disable) them in Mountain Lion.
During the Olympics Opening Ceremonies Friday night, Apple somewhat unceremoniously unveiled the makings of a new ad campaign featuring a young Genius Bar worker ready to help troubled Mac users anywhere and everywhere they need assistance. It’s always a bit exciting to see a new Apple ad -- but this trio of commercials have set off a bit of controversy for two reasons: 1) They’re dedicated to the Mac; and 2) they’re a major departure from what we’re used to.