With more than 10 sharing features built right into Mac OS X, Apple gives you the ability to share almost anything from your Mac. Whether you’re sharing a printer, scanner, file, or even a website, there’s a little something for everyone in the Sharing preferences pane. In this post, we’ll walk you through what each of the sharing preferences do, and how you can put them to good use.
If the various applications Apple built into Mac OS X are the spokes of the big wheel that makes up our computers, then the System Preferences window would have to be the hub that connects them. But how much do you really know about what goes on in that window?
With winter in full swing, and March Break only a few weeks away, we know that a lot of you are no doubt planning a getaway. If those vacation plans include an iPhone and a trip outside the United States, your time abroad could quickly turn into an expensive proposition, thanks to your telecom’s data roaming fees or even worse, a lost or stolen iPhone. Fortunately, we've got tips to travel smarter with your iPhone.
With the announcement of the Verizon iPhone, we felt bad for our Sprint bretheren, who've been left out of the party. So we wondered if the CDMA phone could be taken over, much like how many jailbroken iPhones have found homes on T-Mobile. After a bit of research, we discovered the truth, which may make some Sprint customers consider the switch.
Boxee continues to prove itself as a powerful, easy to use, and all-around great media consumption system. However, it’s useless if you can’t get media from your computer to your media center installation of Boxee. If you've got an old Mac lying around, why not breathe new life into it by turning it into a Boxee media server? This Mac can be used with any Boxee installation you may have -- whether you’re using one of those snazzy new Boxee Boxes or Boxee on a Mac, Windows, or Linux computer.
A massive iTunes library is great for pumpin' up the jams at home, but what if you want to take those tunes out on the road with you? If you've got two main Macs, but only your desktop is loaded with all those awesome b-sides, maybe it's time to consider setting up a NAS to get your iTunes library synced across all your systems. While Apple does include a Home Sharing feature, it doesn't work when you're far away from your headquarters.
And that’s where MediaRover comes in: this little piece of software enables you to have your iTunes library sync across your entire home network. So, when you bring your MacBook home, MediaRover will automatically sync with any NAS device on your network.
According to Reuters, AT&T is currently working on implementing a fix for the iPhone upload data caps that many are experiencing in the US. According to the article, the problem affects less than 2% of the userbase, but the problem could take another 2-3 weeks to fix. Alcatel-Lucent, makers of the gear that powers the cell sites, started issuing a software patch today to fix the problem.
If you’re one of the many disappointed by AT&T’s wireless data network, the telco hasn’t forgotten about you. In fact, one of the executives just promised that the company will “move heaven and Earth” to improve its network -- just for you!