Windows 7 remains one of the most popular operating systems for Apple's rival Microsoft, but apparently the folks in Cupertino want nothing to do with it. According to new support documents (via MacRumors), Apple's Boot Camp for the new Mac Pro no longer supports installations of the 2009 platform. If you want to run Windows on your sleek 2013 Mac Pro, in other words, you're going to install Windows 8.
Funny that we were just talking about the benefits of a closed operating system. Mac OS X isn't anywhere near as closed as iOS 7, and thus it's more susceptible to malware attacks. As reported by security firm ESET (via MacRumors), Mac users who used cracked versions of popular programs now need to worry about a nasty trojan that's been stealing bitcoins.
Only two weeks later, it's already time for another security update for Adobe's Flash player, reports Ars Technica. The culprit this time is a hole in security that lets unsavory coders inject malicious code into both Mac and Windows computers. According to security firm FireEye, it's already responsible for attacks on three nonprofit organizations.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
When Apple designed the Mac, it wanted its new computer to behave like an appliance: It should just work. Macs still work like this, so we rarely need to restart except for operating system updates and the occasional behavioral issues. However, this also means that sometimes we don't know exactly how long our Macs have been running without a restart — but fortunately, there's an easy-to-remember command that will let you know. Continue reading and we'll show you how to find out.
This week's stories are about resurrection of old names, how one company pivoted in the face of the iPhone's awesome-sauce, the unveiling of some new amazingness we've all been waiting for plus the newest games of the week and a few apps that might just keep you sane these last few weeks of the year. That and more as always, just step right inside.
The review units of the new Mac Pro started arriving at various media outlets today, and MacFormat (our sister site over in the UK), has already put together their own unboxing video of the unit they received. With over 15 minutes of footage, it provides a good way to see what you'll be getting sometime in February if you order the unit today.
If gaming's your thing, you'll be pleased to know that today marks the start of Steam's annual holiday sale, and there's a hefty crop of Mac games waiting to be purchased for discounts as deep as 75 percent. In some cases, that means a couple of bucks; in others, it means you'll end up saving dozens of dollars.
Google Chrome is one of the world's most popular browsers, and one of its perks is the ability to use apps designed for the browser through the interface at any time. In September, however, Google rolled out Chrome Apps, which perform not like browser apps, but like native apps for whatever device you happen to be using. Up until now, only users of Windows computers and Chromebooks have had access to the feature, but TechCrunch reports that Google is finally bringing Chrome Apps to the Mac.
OS X Mavericks is finally here, so MacLife proudly presents a series of informative how-tos to keep you updated on what has changed and how to use it. Check back often to learn more about the newest Mac operating system from Apple.
One of the more surprising (and nicer) changes Apple made to OS X with Mavericks was the ability to use any TV or display connected to an Apple TV as a second display for your Mac. All Macs that supported AirPlay mirroring in OS X Mountain Lion now have the ability to use AirPlay-connected TVs as a second display in Mavericks. In this article, we’ll show you how to turn this feature on and configure additional options, like changing where the audio comes from and the size of the secondary display.
OS X Mavericks is finally here, so MacLife proudly presents a series of informative how-tos to keep you updated on what has changed and how to use it. Check back often to learn more about the newest Mac operating system from Apple..
Mavericks and iCloud are changing the way people store their passwords and sync them across devices. For the average user who doesn’t implement 1Password or LastPass into their workflow, and doesn’t need the advanced features that come with those software packages, iCloud Keychain is the perfect companion. With iCloud Keychain, usernames saved on one machine, will be available on other Macs and iOS devices with the service turned on. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to turn this feature on, and how to use it on both Macs and iOS devices alike.