Each of my two teenage daughters has her own MacBook, and they would like to lock their computer screens to prevent their machines from being used without their permission by other kids at school (and each other). Is there some software I can purchase to make this happen?
Apple computers are amazing machines, aren’t they? From the moment you turn a on a Mac to when you shut it down, it really does just work. As a proud owner of a Mac, you never have to worry about defragging, cache cleaning or general upkeep like our Windows PC-rocking friends do, right? Well, actually that's where you're wrong.
While computers running OS X don’t require the same coddling as Windows-based systems, tidying up your Mac’s hard disk or solid state drive can provide you with a number of great benefits, like faster Finder indexing, reclaimed storage space, and on computers running critically low on free drive space, a noticeable performance bump. What computer user in their right mind wouldn’t be excited about those sorts of perks?
To get you started on your own drive cleaning regiment, we’ve put together a list of our five favorite drive cleaning applications that are guaranteed to whip your Mac’s drives into shape in no time flat.
When things go awry, especially with Wi-Fi networks, it can be frustrating trying to track down the culprit. Before you start moving appliances and drilling holes into your walls, why not take look at our common issues with networks and how to correct them so you can get back to watching Netflix in the garage.
Timed perfectly with the release of the brand-new, Thunderbolt-enabled MacBook Pro, memory manufacturer Ramjet has announced the availability of a heaping helping of DDR3-1333 RAM, just for the shiny new block of aluminum wonderfulness.
If you think that Apple’s only hot market is in iOS mobile devices, think again -- a new report from Taiwan claims that the company is one of two major notebook computer manufacturers who are increasing production, while the others are sliding downward.
Good News Everybody! Snow Leopard is up an running on a computer rocking one of Intel's zippy next generation "Sandy Bridge" processors! That means a significant performance bump for the end-user! Now, the bad news: OS X only works with the new processor when forced to do so at gunpoint. Boo.
Congratulations, you got a new Mac for Christmas! To help make your yuletide season brighter, we’ve put together a list of ten things you can do to start off life with your new Mac on the right foot. We don’t care whether you’ve been naughty or nice––just have fun!
Last-minute Christmas shopping is stressful enough without having to untangle Apple's product matrix too. If you're shopping for a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro, here are some helpful tips to help you get the most out of your budget.
This was the week of our crystal ball gazing when we took a peek into a few possible futures for our favorite Cupertino company and came up with some pretty rad concepts. But that wasn't all that happened, not by a long-shot, so let's look forward to the future and back at the week that was in Mac|Life.