When you’re out and about with your Mac laptop, there are a few things you can do to extend your battery life. First, I shut off Bluetooth in the menu bar, then bump down the screen brightness as much as I can stand, close applications I’m not using, and if I’m desperate, turn off AirPort. That’ll do the most to prolong my battery life, but it sure hampers the experience of using my Mac.
Mentioned briefly during the WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple has notified iOS and Mac developers that their work can now be sold in 32 new countries around the world. Jeez, we didn't even know Mauritania was a real place!
If there's one Mac utility we couldn't live without, it would probably be TextExpander, which saves us countless thousands of extra keystrokes each year. The software got a big update today, but don't go looking for it in the Mac App Store.
With Apple’s announcement on Monday that OS X Mountain Lion is coming down off the… well, mountain… in July, it should come as no surprise to find that the company’s swanky Messages beta has been yanked ahead of the release.
Are you ready for the big cat to come down off the mountain and roar onto your Mac? Apple has finalized a July release for OS X Mountain Lion, with developers receiving a gold master of the 10.8 release today.
As rumors persist that Apple will be adding Retina Display to one or more of its Mac products, a curious third-party app has turned up in the Mac App Store that some believe is evidence the rumors are true.
While most Americans consider Memorial Day the start of summer, in reality we have a few more weeks to go before June 20 -- the official first day of summer -- arrives. If you haven’t done your spring cleaning yet, now is a great time to do so, and we’ll give you some tips on using your Mac or iOS device to cut down on that workload.
Apple may be turning its back on the DVD format, but developers are filling the gap with software for copying, converting, and creating discs. Unfortunately, this leads to buggy Mac apps of questionable quality. DVDFab is one such product, comprising 10 different apps, with access only to those you choose to pay for. The bizarre licensing scheme offers one- to four-year subscriptions or a non-expiring “lifetime” license for a few bucks more. (The “all-in-one lifetime” package is $299.)
Despite the shift to a digital display, Ticket to Ride looks exactly as you’d hope, with the distinctive visuals pulled directly from the now-classic board game and perfectly presented in this new Mac release. And the menus are as stylish as they are functional, getting you to where you need to go while staying era-appropriate. Luckily, they get you right into the game itself, which is the real draw here.
Back when the Mac first came out, when screens were only black and white, when graphics had no transparency, no gradients, not even textures, we had pattern fills. They were rudimentary tools for giving 2D, black-and-white graphical objects some flair. Phased out from just about every software product by the mid 1990s, those patterns persisted in FileMaker Pro and became emblematic of the long-neglected interface tools known as the “design surface.” With version 12, FileMaker finally ditches the ’80s patterns and gives users the tools for making good-looking databases in no time at all.