The new iTunes is out. While it's, let's just say different looking, we took a good hard look at the latest update to the hardest working app on our Macs and came up with some tips, tricks and features you might find helpful. From Ping to Album Art List View, we check out the good, the bad and the gray.
My roommate played an April Fools’ prank on me by deleting a bunch of files from my Mac, an iMac running Snow Leopard. When I busted him on it, he said, “They’re still in the Trash can. Just drag them back out.” Well, I’m a stickler for organization, but I don’t recall where each and every one of those mistakenly trashed files used to reside. Is there a third-party utility that can help me? I’ve password-protected my Mac in the meantime.
Until websites widely adopt the new HTML5 standard, which is the modern way to play videos in formats such as H.264 without the need for proprietary plug-ins like Flash Player, we’ve got some tips on how you can have the best of both worlds: How to responsibly use Flash when you need to, but still retain control of your Mac’s precious resources.
Facebook Places has us a little bit paranoid. After all, the idea of our friends checking us in at the yogurt shop isn't something that we want leaking out. We're yogurt fanatics and we wouldn't want the word to get out to our friends and loved ones. So, if you're wondering how to turn off Facebook Places and keep your friends from outing your addiction to frozen treats, read on.
My husband surprised me with an iPad for my birthday, loaded with about 25 apps. However, those apps are now tied to his personal iTunes account on his MacBook, so when I go to sync the iPad with my own MacBook, my iTunes wants to override his apps with the apps that I had previously purchased for my iPhone. I don’t want to do this, so I haven’t synced my iPad yet. Ideally, I would like to merge his apps with my apps. Is there any way?
You wouldn’t give a stranger complete access to your important, personal information; yet so many people don’t secure their wireless access points on their home network. With an open network, you are setting yourself up for a potential attack; be it packet sniffing, or network sharing snooping, you’re not secure until you enable wireless encryption.
I loved using the “tile” function in Mac OS 9 that allowed me to have new windows open so that the upper corner of the previous window remained visible. Now that I have a much larger screen on my iMac I find myself continually having to deal with hidden windows that get covered over by new windows that I open! Yes, I know about the F9 key and also about how Spaces shows multiple “desktops,” but I want to find an app that will allow me to get that old tiling behavior back.
Whether you're a seasoned Mac veteran or a brand new Mac user, chances are you use iPhoto to keep track of those precious memories. But regardless of your Mac user status, there's a good chance you're not using iPhoto to its full potential. We've gathered together 20 helpful tips and tricks to totally utilize iPhoto's features and become the ultimate power user. Your friends will never look at your photo albums the same way.