So just how safe is your Apple.com account from intruders? Pretty darn safe, according to Dashlane (via Ars Technica), at least if you're talking about password protection. Dashlane studied the password protection policies of over 100 companies ranging from Microsoft to Dick's Sporting Goods and found that only Apple deserved a perfect score of 100.
Happy Macintosh release date! Well, what have we here? Rumors? Really? Already? Well, I guess the new year wouldn't be complete with rumors and speculation about the iPhone 6 and every single Apple product out there, but, really, we've only had the 5S for what? Barely more than two months. You people are insatiable. Well, then, let's dig into these juicy new handset rumors and see what's what.
Looking for a great way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mac? You could certainly do worse than download a font from Apple that shows every single Mac that's even been created in place of the usually boring business of letters and numbers. And here's the big surprise--we're not even sure if Apple meant for it to be downloaded, to you should probably get your hands on it while it's still around.
One of the biggest surprises in gaming last year was just how well Crystal Dynamics managed to update the Tomb Raider series. Drawing inspiration from the wonderful PS3 series Uncharted (itself inspired partly by Tomb Raider), the game shows us how Lara Croft morphed from an innocent university archaeologist to a walking weapon. And as of today, Mac gamers can experience the new Tomb Raider for themselves.
One thing we can definitely say about this week's deals is that Mac minis are back. Refurb models of our favorite little guys were practically sold out around the end of 2013, but they're definitely back now. And if you're looking for great deals on MacBooks instead, you've come to the right place. Plus, pimp out your iOS gear in style with the great deals this week on headphones and cases and keyboards, oh my!
Jimmy Fallon's MacBook has become a constant feature of his desk since he started hosting "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," but that caused a brief awkward moment last night when he was speaking with Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Gates was actually on the show to talk about his foundation's success in fighting polio, but the trouble began when the talk inevitably shifted to technology.
Once upon a time, there was a great iOS app called Pastebot, which could be used to transfer text and images to and from a Mac with Pastebot Sync installed. Unfortunately, time moved on but Pastebot didn’t: as of this writing, the app hasn’t been refreshed for iOS 7, still has no native iPad version, and doesn’t sync reliably with current versions of OS X. Possibly sensing a gap in the market, Command-C has arrived to fill the shared clipboard void.
Blizzard Entertainment, the juggernaut studio behind such well-known games as World of Warcraft and Diablo IIII, just announced a surprise that should make a lot of game enthusiasts happy. Hearthstone, Blizzard's online collectible card game that's generated enthusiasm from all corners of the gaming industry since its announcement last March, has now entered Open Beta and can thus be downloaded by everyone.
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!
There are many reasons you might want to see what application is currently writing to the disk drive on your Mac. Particularly if you've got an app that's running a little slow, and you want to know why. Writing to the disk is still one of the slowest processes your Mac can perform, and when an app is eating up time writing files to the disk, it can make your entire system feel sluggish. With the fs_usage Terminal command, you can see exactly which process is writing to your drive frequently.
If you have a 2011 MacBook Pro with a discrete AMD graphics card that's not suddenly acting wonky, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. As ModMyi reports (via Cult of Mac), a staggering number of units have suddenly started to crash and suffer from hardware troubles, and as of right now the epidemic shows no sign of abating.