A little later than usual, but nonetheless awesome, the annual Steam Summer Sale officially kicked off this past weekend. Windows-compatible titles still make up the lion's share of computer games, but thanks in no small part to Valve's desktop-client, you'll find no shortage of excellent downloadable games on sale this week. Here's a selection of some of the best Mac-ready titles for less than $10.
Plain and simple, Conjure fixes a problem. In fact, “simple” describes Conjure in many ways, from setup, to design, to the learning curve, to execution. Perhaps if my teachers had used this instead of a projector and a laser pointer, I would have paid more attention in class. (Well, perhaps.)
With SSDs becoming the norm, keeping your Mac’s disk clean is vital to ensuring that you always have space for apps and important projects. You might think your apps are the main space hogs on your hard drive, but many more resources contribute to disk use than just apps. Continue reading to learn about the ways that you can free up space on your Mac.
The Store ’n’ Go ($174, www.verbatim.com) is a handy, bus-powered 500GB external drive that can connect to your Mac with FireWire 800 and super-speedy USB 3, and it’s back-compatible to USB 2 as well. Plus, Verbatim includes all the cables, and it comes preformatted for your Mac. Just tear open the packaging and start hard-drivin’--if you win our contest.
The iTwin ($99, www.itwin.com) is a handy way to securely share files with no worries about logins or fiddling with settings. Using a familiar drag-and-drop model that anyone who’s used a USB thumb drive can understand, the iTwin just works. And you can get one if you win our August contest.
Apple was slow to adopt USB 3, but now that it’s here, Verbatim’s Store ’n’ Go USB 3.0/FireWire 800 for Mac lets you harness the faster USB 3 transfers, while also packing FireWire 800 and backward compatibility for USB 2.
The computer mouse has been around since 1963, and has enjoyed almost ubiquitous use by computer owners around the world ever since. But if San Francisco-based startup Leap Motion has its way, the iconic input tool will soon be little more than a museum piece. The company plans on launching what it calls a Leap 3D motion control system--a revolutionary new way for computer users to physically interact with their computers.
GarageBand is great for huge projects and making your very own custom ringtones, but just launching the application can sometimes be a huge overkill. If you're in a jiffy and you just want to quickly extract a snippet, you can trim your favorite song in iTunes and sync it to your device. Read on to learn how it's done!
With its stellar support for HTML 5, WebKit, and many Google-related features, it’s no wonder that many users are making Google Chrome their go-to browser. If you enjoy the desktop browsing experience that Chrome provides, then you’ll no doubt enjoy the mobile browsing experience that the recently released Chrome for iOS provides. From syncing your browser data to storing your passwords, we’ll give you a full walkthrough of Chrome for iOS, and how to perfectly pair it with its desktop counterpart.
Hopefully by now you have a solid grasp of Smart Instruments, and if you don't fret not! We've got instructions for that, too. But if you do and are aching to get your own song out to the masses (or just send it around to your family and friends), read on and we'll show you everything you need to know about making sweet, sweet music with your iPad.