The Stanley Parable defies description or explanation – not because it outpaces our vocabulary or comprehension, but because saying too much would tarnish part of its mystery and charm. Nevertheless, here goes: The Stanley Parable, designed by Galactic Cafe, is a first-person exploration game set in an abandoned office building. Stanley dutifully plucks away in his cubicle, day in and day out, until the day that every single one of his coworkers inexplicably vanishes. A honey-voiced narrator guides Stanley in his search, alternately directing him toward the truth or complaining when he walks through the wrong door.
Our first reaction to hearing about Moment was: isn’t most of this Facebook-posting stuff already in Mountain Lion anyway? The answer is, yeah, kinda. What makes Moment appealing is it allows you to post photos, text, and videos to Facebook while also tagging people and your location (if you want to) from one easy-to-use menu-bar applet.
Tablature is a method of notating music for guitars. Rather than a traditional score, tabs note the string and fret number of each note or chord. Tabular is an affordable Mac application that lets you create tabs by hand. Unfortunately, it does some simple tasks poorly, although some more-advanced tasks are handled well.
While time-lapse photography might look quite complicated, it’s actually pretty simple. You don’t need a video camera, but you do need a camera that has an interval timer (some remote shutters offer this), the patience to stand around for ages shooting each sequence, and some software to turn your folder full of still images into a movie.
With every new device and new software release, it becomes increasingly clear that Apple’s plan for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad is to make them all work seamlessly together, with iCloud as the hub they all draw from. Nowhere is this more clear than when it comes to iMessage, Apple’s way of sending text and multimedia messages to your contacts for free.
The Mac is a wonderful tool for both work and entertainment, but how do you know that your Mac is performing at its optimum? Do you know if your hard drive is about to fail? Fortunately, you can take a few simple measures to find out how your system is performing, and ensure that the hardware is working properly. Continue reading to learn more, and help save your Mac!
For Lion, you ran an article about making a bootable backup of the OS X installer disk image in case of a hard drive failure. I skipped Lion, but now I have upgraded to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and would like to make a bootable installer disk.
The new Notification Center feature in Mountain Lion is a helpful feature for some users, but it can cause a serious headache if you don't use it. If Notification Center is bugging you, you can disable it with a Terminal command. Continue reading and we’ll show you how.
Since its original introduction in Leopard, Apple has since improved the Time Machine backup feature drastically. In Mountain Lion, it now supports backup encryption and multiple separate backups to different drives. Now you can have a full backup of your Mac at home and at work, and we'll show you how it's done!
Encrypting your external drives can help protect your data from peering eyes. No matter what type of external drive you have -- whether it's a thumb drive or a USB-connected platter-based one -- you can encrypt it and seal its contents right from within the Finder.