Keyboard shortcuts are synonymous with computers — just about every platform has them. Shortcuts can provide a lot of freedom to the user, and help create a more streamlined workflow for using applications, and your computer in general. Many new Mac users, however, can get a bit confused when they see the keyboard shortcut pattern is different from what they might be used to. In this article, we’ll walk you through these differences, and show you some top keyboard shortcuts that every new Mac user should know about.
Yesterday's launch of iOS 5 was also the launch of Newsstand, Apple's solution for buying and updating magazines and periodicals on iPhones and iPads. It's pretty spiffy, and we are there -- in fact, as of this writing we're the No. 6 app on the Top Grossing list. You can buy a single issue for $5.99 or subscribe for just 99 cents per month, which you can cancel anytime. (So there's really no reason to buy that $5.99 single issue, seriously.) More details and screenshots inside...
Hey kids! The new Mac|Life Essentials App for iPad is out! The updated app includes powerful tips for getting the most of your new iPad 2, apps that show you a good time with your iPad and iPhone, in-depth guides to mastering your iOS devices, and a variety of how-tos to best utilize software like iTunes, Game Center and more! There's also a nifty section on the best accessories for your iPad and iPhone. The best part: it's only 99 cents! That's like the same price as Lady Gaga's latest single on iTunes.
So, check out our new app. We'll be giving away codes all week on Twitter and Facebook. Also, let us know what you'd like to see in the next issue of the Mac|Life Essentials App either in the comments below, on Facebook, or our Twitter page!
You may work hard to get your hands on an iPad 2, but you have, you’re only 99 cents away from discovering 100 tips and tricks about your new friend, courtesy of your friends at Mac|Life, Tap! and TechRadar.com.
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We're happy to announce that our 50th issue is on newsstands and in subscribers' mailboxes. To celebrate, we've created a gallery of every Mac|Life cover. Check it out and don't forget to RSVP for our 50th issue reader meetup in Cupertino.
If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, the Mac|Life Essentials Guide for your iPad is now half off! At only 99 cents, the app includes a must-have apps collection, a guide on how to get all your work done from the iPad and the beginner's guide to mastering your iOS devices.
The app also includes some pretty nifty navigation features, like bookmarks, pinch-zooming functionality and high definition text and art. Check it out!
Ladies and gents, the moment you've been waiting for since our last app went live is finally here. In version two, you can tweet, Facebook Like, and send emails about the stories you're reading and the products we cover in the app, without opening up another mobile browser app. Also, be sure to leave us your feedback about what you do and don't like, what works for you and what doesn't, what’s missing or what could be better. And we’ve given you an array of ways to provide that feedback within the app itself. This is just a taste of what's to come from MacLife's apps, and we hope you’ll be a part of the evolution.
So, what are you waiting for? Download it and let us know what you think!