When Microsoft created the Kinect video game controller, they probably didn't have the Mac in mind for one of the systems it might be able to control. However, a developer by the name of Theo Watson has taken it upon himself to create the software necessary to hookup the camera-based controller to the Mac.
Got your attention? Of course we did--who doesn’t love great software, entertainment, and even hardware for the low, low price of free? That’s why we’re pointing you to the best Mac and iOS apps; the top sources for free music, videos, and other fun; and even the best ways to make phone calls without dropping a dime.
If you own an iPhone and have been yearning to use it to tether your Wi-Fi enabled devices to the internet (especially your iPad), all you need is a jailbroken iPhone and an ingenious iOS application to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot anywhere you go.
If there’s one rule to surviving the inevitable zombie apocalypse, it’s this: No man is an island, and you’re going to need some help. With this in mind, Valve has offered Left 4 Dead 2, the sequel to its groundbreaking Left 4 Dead cooperative first-person shooter for the Mac. Like the original, Left 4 Dead 2 places you in the role of one of four survivors who must fight legions of zombies across multiple levels in order to reach a safe haven.
For the second time in just over a week, a second virus has been found on the Mac. Trojan.osx.boonana.b is a variant of the malware that was discovered last week called Boonana. While SecureMac notes the malware appears similar to the Koobface virus that struck Windows in 2008, it is not the same. Rather, Boonana appears to be unique.
Apple just sent an email out to developers noting that they can begin submitting applications for review. Apple noted at the last press conference that they planned to open the Mac App Store within 90-days and that developers would be able to start submitting applications in November.
When Apple revealed the newly redesigned MacBook Air at a press event in Cupertino, Steve skipped the theatrics of pulling one out of a manila envelope or any other “gee whiz, that’s thin!” gimmicks. But once the new machines arrived at the office (one of each size, hooray!), their improvements--both in design and performance--made a bigger impression than any Steve stunts could’ve.
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 arrives at the end of October, tempting us all with the powerful new Outlook 2011 email client (formerly called Entourage)--but the Home & Business Edition of the suite is $199. So why not take a second look at Mail, the free email client that Apple includes with every Mac? Mail is a capable application, but Apple likes to keep its software simple, so it lacks the advanced features of Outlook 2011 or even Entourage 2008. But with a few tips and some extra pieces of inexpensive software up your sleeve, you can beef up Apple Mail to be just as powerful as Microsoft’s email programs.
Today, Aspyr announced the availability of Civilization V for the Mac. According to the press release, the game will be available in digital and boxed forms on November 23, 2010, and Aspyr is currently taking pre-orders. To sweeten the pre-order deal, there are several giveaways, including the ability to win an autographed copy of Civilization V.
Sometimes the Mac universe just doesn’t have that one application you need to keep track of medical histories, run CAD manufacturing, or otherwise keep up with work. Unfortunately, that leaves some people trapped in a Windows world. But in those cases, Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac pinch-hits quite nicely, letting you run additional operating systems (including Windows 7, Ubuntu Linux, and even Mac OS X Server) without restarting your Mac.