Each of my two teenage daughters has her own MacBook, and they would like to lock their computer screens to prevent their machines from being used without their permission by other kids at school (and each other). Is there some software I can purchase to make this happen?
We’ve discussed LogMeIn Ignition before, and it’s a great application for connecting to your Mac remotely through the service’s paid iPhone and iPad application. While the price is justified if you're often finding yourself remotely connecting to your computer and don't want to deal with a VNC or server client, those of you looking for a free solution may feel left out of the loop. Fear not -- there's a free VNC solution that is just as powerful as LogMeIn, and if you're finding that you only need remote access once in awhile, read on to find out how to set it up.
LogMeIn Ignition could be considered one of the best remote desktop viewing applications currently available for the Mac and iOS, and it just got better with an update allowing remote file transfers from your computers over Wi-Fi or 3G. This functionality was added to the application a few weeks ago, along with a major user interface overhaul. If you’re new to retrieving files with LogMeIn Ignition, read on to find out about all of the new features this service currently provides.
Many of us spend the majority of our day sifting through, sorting, and retrieving email. But when you're moving messages between folders, clicking, dragging and dropping becomes a repetitive annoyance. Fortunately, Mac OS X comes with the built-in ability to assign keyboard shortcuts. Read along to discover how to implement these shortcuts to bring your inbox to organizational heaven.
For the millions of gamers who enjoyed the games of Bizarre Creations, last year ended with some sad news. Their financier had elected to shut down the game studio. Bizarre was the studio behind the popular Project Gotham Racing series as well as Geometry Wars (of which there are innumerable clones on the App Store). However, from the ashes of Bizarre Creations comes Hogrocket, a new micro studio formed by veterans of Bizarre in Northwest England.
Carrying your music around with you can be hassle, especially if you have a massive library of b-sides and rarities that you'd like to keep on your iPod for street cred, but can't exactly fit in with all the other media you have on there. Streaming your music from your home via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is actually a better idea, because you can keep all those files safely secured in a hard drive at home and spare the limited space of your iOS device. Read on to find out how to set up a VPN to play your iTunes library from anywhere you are.
Mac|Life was in Boston this weekend to scope out the Apple gaming presence at the bi-annual Penny Arcade Expo. PAX is primarily known for its focus on console gaming, but Apple gaming -- particularly iOS games -- have slowly been creeping into the show.
When Apple announces new products, it's time to search under those couch cushions for the to afford any of the new Macs and iOS devices. And with the advent of the iPad 2, surely you're fiending, thinking of a way to make some quick cash to obtain one of Apple's next-generation tablets for yourself. If you have some old Macs lying around, you're in luck, because they might be worth some cash. Follow along and we'll walk you through how to prepare your Mac for a resale.
Increasingly popular and super-awesome social music streaming service Rdio announced today the release of their newly updated Mac app, hot on the heels of a revamped iPhone app. The app is free to download, though you need to have a paid subscription to Rdio to take proper advantage of it.
Amidst the hubbub of updated MacBook Pros and soon-to-be-updated iPads, another event of much spiffiness looms on the horizon: Game Developers Conference in San Francisco from February 28 to March 3.
With that in mind, here are ten upcoming games worth looking forward to for the Mac OS X and iOS platforms. And while they may make you forget to pay attention to and feed friends, family, loved ones and pets, they're en route and could be interesting...