Last Thursday, data from IDC reportedly showed that Apple's Mac shipments had shrunk by 0.2 percent. There's just one problem with those numbers: Gartner doesn't agree, and even claims Mac market share actually grew just a bit.
The Mac|Life 101 series is where you can come to learn new and simple ways to do things with Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems. Whether you’re new to the platform, or just want to learn a new technique, then Mac 101 is for you.
If you have a desktop Mac, then chances are you share that system with more than one user. With a multiple-user system, all users are not created equally, but OS X can oblige and help you create a user-centric account, whether you need a locked-down account for a child, or an account that has accessibility options. We’ll walk you through all of the options for creating a user account, and explain your choices.
Still using OS X Lion and enjoying the free splendors of the Messages beta on your Mac? Sorry, folks, that party is coming to an end soon, as Apple begins notifying users they'll be cut off just before Christmas.
Today, Apple released the second update for their most popular cat, Mountain Lion. OS X 10.8.2 isn’t just any ol' ordinary update, though, it adds some new features that bring more value to the OS, including Facebook integration, the ability to share your todo lists in the Reminders app, and the ability to send and receive iMessages through your iPhone number. We’ll show you how to use all of these great new features.
Losing a loved one is hard. Sometimes, all you’re left with is a few items, handed down so you might look upon them and remember the good times you once had together. But in the case of Tiny, the tech-head protagonist of Tiny & Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers, an heirloom can mean so much more than fond memories. It’s a matter of legacy, and even magical power. Also, it just happens to be a pair of old underwear.
Since its original introduction in Leopard, Apple has since improved the Time Machine backup feature drastically. In Mountain Lion, it now supports backup encryption and multiple separate backups to different drives. Now you can have a full backup of your Mac at home and at work, and we'll show you how it's done!