BOO! That's right, that's right, it's that time of the year, when all the spooks and haunts in the world go out looking for candy and treats and the ever elusive, ghostly white iPhone, the ne'er to be seen specter. Here's the tastiest bits of Mac|Life from the week, giving you a little something to read while waiting for the knocking on your door tonight. Just don't bob for any Apple products; they don't care much for water.
With the announcement of a potentially harmful virus floating about the internet this week, many Mac users have been weary of watching online videos via links to external sites, especially those on social networking websites like Facebook. However, this virus can be all but stopped by simply turning off Java code execution in your web browser of choice, according to SecureMac. That’s why we would like to show you how easy it can be to protect yourself from Java-based viruses originating from your web browser through applets.
iLife ’11 is here, and with it comes a host of slick new features for iMovie, including a simple way to create your own Movie Trailers, all-new audio editing, one-step Effects, People Finder and Sports & News Themes. But those are just the marquee features to get everyone excited -- what about the smaller details that might make your daily use of iMovie ’11 a real pleasure?
Whew! Another week another gangbuster series of announcements and news for Apple. It's an amazing run and it doesn't look like it's planning to stop any time soon. So let's all stand back and hear Cupertino roar.
We bet that by now you’ve had the opportunity to try out Apple’s newly released beta of FaceTime on the Mac. Here at Mac|Life, we’ve definitely had a lot of fun testing it, but we recently thought it would be a cool idea to make it even more useful. What if you could use FaceTime on the Mac to check in on your house, pets, or perhaps use it as a security cam on your stealthy-looking MacBook Air?
I use Safari as my RSS reader on my Mac and a different RSS reader on my iPad. One thing that I’ve noticed is that Safari on my Mac is not showing me all of the articles in my RSS feeds! I figured this out after realizing that I was seeing significantly more news articles on my iPad than on my Mac.
I’m running Mac OS 10.6.4 on my Mac Pro, and I’m confused about 32-bit and 64-bit. What will happen if I restart my Mac holding the 6 and the 4 keys down to boot up into 64-bit? Nobody seems to know at my Mac User Group, so I’d love to share your answer with them.
Facebook is a really undergoing some structural changes lately. First, they tried their hand at knocking FourSquare out of the race with Places, and now the site has completely overhauled its Photos feature with a faster UI, batch tagging and high resolution photo uploading. We went and tried out these new features to see if they're all that they're cracked up to be.
Apple TV has arrived and is our latest new beloved gadget. New iPad cases are everywhere with either old school pen and paper to accompany it or a new school Bluetooth keyboard. And the iPhone 4 hits China's shores. All this and more inside this week's cavalcade of you-know-what just In Case You Missed It.