I was wondering if I can still set up iCloud on my iPhone even though I’m still on Snow Leopard on my Mac? Searches explain that I need to have Lion or higher to set up iCloud, but I was wondering if I can just set it up on the iPhone 4 directly without using my Mac?
There are multiple ways to control iTunes on your Mac. From using the remote control on your Apple EarPods, the keyboard function keys, to using numerous apps that place controls in the menu bar on your Mac. Unfortunately, all of these apps require you to take your attention away from the task at hand. Flutter is a new way to control iTunes with the swipe of your hand in front of your Mac. Read on and we'll show you how to set it up.
I have an older G5 Mac with the dual PowerPC CPUs. Because it is not an Intel based Mac, I have finally hit the software “wall” and cannot upgrade any further. I am looking for advice about web browsers, because I cannot install Chrome, Opera keeps crashing, and Firefox just doesn’t seem safe being at version 3.x. I’m not a huge fan of Safari, and upgrading to a new Mac isn’t an option right now.
With the potential iPad mini rumor still hot and fresh and percolating out there, we expect next week will be a hot week of leaks, "leaks," and speculation from unnamed sources. Heck, we even have a little of that this week. Meanwhile, other tablets are out there, breaking even, and we've got some reviews and some one on one comparisons. So let's go see what happened this week.
Despite having flags, VIPs, folders, and other modes of structure and storage, emails are inherently difficult to keep track of. Especially whenever you have a message that must be replied to by a certain time. Luckily, both the Calendars and Reminders apps can play nicely with email, allowing you to create reminders and events based on messages in Mail. Read on, and we’ll show you how to create reminders from your mails.
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!
Repeating commands in the terminal is easy by setting aliases, but if you need to repeat multiple commands, one after the other, then you’ll need Bash (or Shell) scripting. With a shell script, you can stack up commands, store them in a file, and run the stack of commands at will. Continue reading to learn how shell scripts can be used.
Recently, a power outage caused data corruption on one of my drives, leaving some of the data unrecoverable. However, this issue could have been easily preempted. One solution: A UPS (or uninterruptible power supply) can provide backup power to your Mac and connected drives should you have a power outage, giving your Mac the ability to shutdown properly, keeping your data intact. We’ll show you how to select, and set up a UPS system to work with your Mac. Continue reading to learn more.
We decided to go easy on the refurbs for a bit to let some of that stock move so we can see some new deals slip into place. But there really wasn't much in the way of Macs this week. No, the real action is in the accessory market. As the iPhone 5 rolls out across the globe, accessory makers are rushing to meet it and be THE case you want, while we suspect we're going to start to see 30-pin doodads begin to get the clearance sale treatment. With no further ado, let's go see those accessories!
I don’t know about you, but my Mac has about a million hours of primo music on it--and painfully mediocre speakers for listening to it. I usually go the headphones route, but when it’s time for an office dance party, just crank up the audiophile-quality Cubik speakers from Palo Alto Audio Design ($199.95, www.paloaltoaudio.com) and boogie away that mid-afternoon lull. They’re yours if you win our November contest!