As professional writers and editors, we can't count how many times Auto Save has saved our butts during crunch time. Auto Save is bar none one of the best features to come out of the mouth of Lion, and now OS X Mountain Lion has taken it and made it even better. It's got new features like enabling you to rename files from the title bar and the ability to save directly to iCloud. Read on and we'll walk you through these nifty new features.
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!
With the release of Mountain Lion last week, many users have now downloaded and installed the latest cat on the block. While the new version of OS X has many great new features, some features and tricks that were present in past versions are no longer available. Let’s take a look at a few of these missing features and re-enable (or disable) them in Mountain Lion.
During the Olympics Opening Ceremonies Friday night, Apple somewhat unceremoniously unveiled the makings of a new ad campaign featuring a young Genius Bar worker ready to help troubled Mac users anywhere and everywhere they need assistance. It’s always a bit exciting to see a new Apple ad -- but this trio of commercials have set off a bit of controversy for two reasons: 1) They’re dedicated to the Mac; and 2) they’re a major departure from what we’re used to.
Apple took a stance against unsigned applications from third-parties by enabling Gatekeepter in Mountain Lion, which only allows users to download apps via the Mac App Store or verified developers. Fortunately, there's a setting tweak that'll let you change this. Continue reading to learn how you can tweak Gatekeeper.
A few weeks passes like...well a summer day. Before you know it, fall is coming and the days are shorter. Speaking of shorter, the iStack bundle is quickly coming to a close. Like today. Last chance to grab ten great, essential, core Mac apps for only $49. If you need a reminder about what's included, check back to the first post. The bundle includes Parallels, SnagIt, Disk Drill, TextSoap, and more. Time to get while the getting is good.
With Mountain Lion, you can now dictate your text. While this isn't exactly Siri functionality we're talking about, Dictation is a step in the right direction for Mac users who don’t have the mobility or typing skills required to compose long emails or documents. The best part is that the new Dictation feature require third-party software manufacturers to make the function available. It works seamlessly with almost every application, including Microsoft Word.
Apple might have us believe that iCloud is the end-all, be-all of sync, but not everyone feels comfortable storing valuable data in the cloud. Using iCloud on the Mac requires OS X Lion, leaving Snow Leopard users out in the cold. And of course, if you dare to use an Android phone, you’re out of luck. This is where SyncMate hopes to find its niche, stretching beyond Apple’s own modest ambitions.
AirPlay is one of the most touted features in OS X Mountain Lion because it allows you to extend your computer’s screen to the Apple TV and your television. This new tool also lets you stream audio from your computer to any AirPlay-compatible deice. We're so excited about it we couldn't wait to tell you about it's features, so read on!
Picture files come in all sorts of formats such as JPEG and TIFF. Each has its own individual strengths, but it’s common to need to change the format of one or more images. For example, you might need to convert a sizable TIFF file into a smaller JPEG to email it to someone. Doing this manually -- even for a single file -- takes time, so we’re going to show you how to set up an automated process for converting one or more image files from one format to another. The input files can be in BMP, GIF, JPEG, PDF, PICT, PNG or TIFF format. All you’ll need to do is drop the files’ icons onto an app in your Mac’s Dock and they’ll be converted to the format you’ve specified.
More often than not, when you work on a project, be it a home movie or a short film, you’ll add clips and slowly build your film. But you may not think of altering the colors and style of your work, relying on the natural lighting conditions you were presented with on the day.