When Microsoft created the Kinect video game controller, they probably didn't have the Mac in mind for one of the systems it might be able to control. However, a developer by the name of Theo Watson has taken it upon himself to create the software necessary to hookup the camera-based controller to the Mac.
I use TextEdit as my ongoing “journal” notebook. But the document is quite sizable now, and autosaving has become a significant event--and every 5 minutes (the maximum offered in the preferences) is too frequent for this interruption to occur. Do you know how to change this value with the Terminal? That’s how I adjusted the number of recent items in my menu, and I’d love to fix this as well.
Now that Windows 7 is out and PC users have embraced it full force, Microsoft has a little more to brag about. Apple used to be the team begging everyone to make the switch, with their making-it-easy guides, and commercials that made Mac users look like cool hipsters. Finally, we're stoked to say, the tables have turned. Windows 7 borrowed a ton from OS X, and now it's Microsoft that's launched a site telling its users to choose a PC over a Mac (which we still don't get--aren't they both personal computers?). They list plenty of reasons to choose a PC, and while we respect Windows, we sooo don't buy their list. In direct response to Microsoft, we tackle 10 of their reasons to buy a PC over a Mac.
I loved using the “tile” function in Mac OS 9 that allowed me to have new windows open so that the upper corner of the previous window remained visible. Now that I have a much larger screen on my iMac I find myself continually having to deal with hidden windows that get covered over by new windows that I open! Yes, I know about the F9 key and also about how Spaces shows multiple “desktops,” but I want to find an app that will allow me to get that old tiling behavior back.
Is the sky falling for OS X, or is it simply time for the cat-based operating system to undergo a refresh?
According to Computerworld, the various versions of Apple's OS X operating systems have been losing their marketshare in the past four months, leaving it sitting at five per cent--the same marketshare it held back in February of this year. Computerworld gleaned the numbers from Net Applications, an analytics firm that scours the interwebz for data provided by each unique visitor that browses to any of the 40,000 websites the company monitors for their clients. Interestingly, although Apple's desktop Operating system market share has been clawed back, it's still not too far off the mark from the highest user numbers seen for OS X, which peaked at 5.3% back in October of 2009--the same month that marked the launch of Windows 7.
You might already know Evernote as the ubiquitous note taking application for your Mac, iPhone and iPad that stores everything in the cloud. This morning, the company announced that it's launching the Evernote Trunk, an in-app showcase of integrated products, services and content. It is designed to bring additional funtionality to Evernote users by showing them what sorts of apps they can integrate with their Evernote notebooks.
I just updated to Mac OS X 10.6.3 through Software Update, but now all of my fonts look really strange in Pages and Keynote. Even worse, most of my fonts are completely missing from Word and Excel! This was all working just fine in 10.6.2. Is there any way that I can downgrade back to 10.6.2?
Terminal (in Applications/Utilities) gives you direct access to the UNIX system that underpins Mac OS X. By typing specific commands into your Terminal window, you can make changes, open settings, or access features that aren’t available by any other means.