As long as you don't mind playing games that are a couple years old then Mac gaming isn't really all that bad. Most of the really amazing games that achieve some semblance of popularity eventually get ported over to Mac OS. Such is the case with classics like BioShock.
Occasionally your Mac may refuse to boot due to any number of problems; however, you can still get to your important files so long as your hard drive is still intact. To do this, we’ll use a little-known boot utility called Target Disk Mode. Using this mode, you can connect your misbehaving Mac to another Mac and use it as an external hard drive, allowing you to retrieve your files and stow them at an alternative location.
With more than 10 sharing features built right into Mac OS X, Apple gives you the ability to share almost anything from your Mac. Whether you’re sharing a printer, scanner, file, or even a website, there’s a little something for everyone in the Sharing preferences pane. In this post, we’ll walk you through what each of the sharing preferences do, and how you can put them to good use.
Paradox Interactive announced today that its mass transportation simulator, Cities in Motion, will be released for Mac today. If you've got a burning desire to design mass transit systems to get millions of people to work (or if you're just frustrated with your own city's transit system and want to show them how it's done) this ultra-nerdy simulation may be for you.
If you have a Mac that is shared by multiple users, you may want to hide certain files, like those incomplete TPS reports, scans of your signed first-print Batman comics, and those photos from last week's ugly sweater party. On the Mac, it's easy to do by simply launching Terminal and typing in a command.
Adobe recently released their three iPad companion apps for Photoshop CS5. These apps help to extend Photoshop to another screen, give you more room on your desktop for projects, and show off the power of the new Photoshop SDK.
Happy Mother's Day to all you geek moms out there. We've got a little hardware on offer, a little software you should definitely check out, and a few how-tos that'll get you up to a geeked out fancy Mac style. There's also a bit of news out there, just in case you missed it.
GeekTool is an application that allows you to not only customize your desktop in Mac OS X, but also display any Terminal output right on your desktop. While the software was initially designed to display and monitor shell script output, it has been increasingly used for desktop customizations. Join us as we take you through the ins-and-outs of using GeekTool and show you some great desktop customization techniques.
A backup is a lifeline to your data files. If it fails, you're virtually left with nothing. Ensuring that your backups are free from errors is essential to prevent this disaster from happening. Follow along, and we'll show you how to test your Time Machine backups to ensure they are error-free and ready for duty, should your Mac start acting up.
For many, Skitch has become the Swiss Army Knife of screen capturing on the Mac platform. Allowing you to import and export almost any type of image file and draw, color, write, type, or otherwise annotate your images, it's no wonder that Skitch has quickly become a go-to tool when dealing with screenshots.