To the Batcave! Er, make that Software Update! On Monday afternoon, Apple pushed out the seventh update to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard which offers the usual “stability, compatibility and security” -- including a separate security update that’s not part of the 10.6.7 package.
When Apple announces new products, it's time to search under those couch cushions for the to afford any of the new Macs and iOS devices. And with the advent of the iPad 2, surely you're fiending, thinking of a way to make some quick cash to obtain one of Apple's next-generation tablets for yourself. If you have some old Macs lying around, you're in luck, because they might be worth some cash. Follow along and we'll walk you through how to prepare your Mac for a resale.
While Apple was busy on Monday night seeding a new build of Mac OS X 10.6.7 to developers, an inside source is claiming that the company may jump the gun and release the final iOS 4.3 build to users as early as Tuesday at 10am PST.
The MacBook Air is a fantastic computing device, but its minimalist design and lack of optical drive could cause worry for those of us that are prone to losing things. While the Mac itself includes a tiny flash drive for reinstalling Mac OS X, those tiny little peripherals have a habit of becoming misplaced, and are not always with you when the situation calls for it. Using Disk Utility, you can easilly install Mac OS X, or even use the Apple Hardware Test with a piece of Utility software that comes preloaded on Snow Leopard. Follow along to find out how.
We’re already two months into 2011 and nary a word has been heard from Apple regarding Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, the next major version of the operating system which the company plans to ship this summer. If rumors are to be believed, the new iOS-inspired Lion could soon be seeding to developers, complete with an overhaul of the user interface.
Mac OS X comes with many features, which can be beneficial to the user, but some of the features like printer drivers, additional language support, and other bundled software can take valuable disk space away from your Mac. Whether you have an older Mac with a smaller hard drive (or a new Mac), we’ll show you how to reinstall OS X and limit the installation size, giving you more room to grow in your digital world.
Imagine a mashup of podcasting, Twitter, and YouTube for audio files, and you’ll have an idea of what SoundCloud is all about. It’s a social media service that lets you share original music, rambling diatribes, drunken party chatter, and other sound recordings with eavesdroppers across the globe. It’s a cool idea, but SoundCloud’s desktop Mac application lets users in on only half the fun.
If you know and love the official Twitter client for iOS, you’ll be right at home in Twitter for OS X. It’s the same slick application, right down to a striking fresh-from-the-iPad appearance, but now sporting a host of Mac-specific tweeting tricks. Unfortunately, it’s still no replacement for twitter.com when it comes to managing your account.
While everyone is anticipating new MacBook Pro models this week, no one really knows for sure what new features we might see. On Monday, a couple of possibilities surfaced involving a larger trackpad and dedicated SSD storage for Mac OS X system files to allow faster performance and startup.