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.
It's hot out there, which also means it's a good time to stay inside and tinker with new Mac and iOS devices when you've had a bit too much sun. Enjoying streaming movies with a new Apple TV, drift off on a flight to paradise with tunes on a new iPod nano, or play games on a massively powerful MacBook Pro. This week's deals allow you to do all this and more.
American sports fans are starting to turn their attention back to our own particular brand of football in the aftermath of the World Cup, and a promotional page from DirecTV suggests that they have a big surprise waiting for them. According to the page, football fans will be able to watch the upcoming games live on their iOS devices and Macs without having to sign up for a conventional plan with the provider (or even needing to get a dish, for that matter).
The iOS App Store, which celebrates its sixth birthday today, is such a massive cultural presence these days that it's hard to believe that Steve Jobs initially didn't want third-party developers to have access to the iPhone. When he finally gave in, the App Store quickly became a juggernaut that only continues to grow.
Thanks to Siri, we’re all getting familiar with voice recognition. Where the technology really comes into its own, though — in a business sense — is in OS X, where Dragon Dictate is the long-time leader in converting what you say into neatly typed documents and accurately executed commands.
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!
How many times have you accidentally hit Caps Lock or another modifier key while typing and wish that the key in question simply didn't exist? Well, you can have you dream come true with a little-known feature of OS X that lets you remap the modifier keys on your keyboard to make then function differently, or perhaps not function at all, if you wish. Continue reading and we'll show you how you can change this setting to your heart's desire.
Apple's announcement last week that it would discontinue its beloved Aperture photo editing software came as a shock to many; it seemed as though the company was partially turning its back on the creative crowd that's been faithful to it for so long. But an updated article at Ars Technica today suggests we may not need to worry; the bulk of Aperture's editing tools may be making their way into the enhanced Photos app that was announced at this year's WWDC.
Earlier today some owners of Apple devices with the two-step authentication process enabled started noticing that the service had been extended to their iCloud.com accounts, thus requiring them to enter a verification code before their they could access them. By the middle of this afternoon, the service had been pulled from many of the accounts that first noticed it.
QuickLook lets us peek at the contents of an image or document without having to open the file's associated app. In Terminal you can use QuickLook to generate a preview of a file right from the command line, and in this article, we'll show you exactly how to do it.
This month in Mac|Life magazine, we detail the many ways in which iCloud can improve your life, we examine Apple's CarPlay, and we show you how to start podcasting, how to secure your Mac, and much more! (Click through for a detailed table of contents.)