The Dock. It's chilling on the side or the bottom of your screen, or maybe tucked away hidden, but it's always there. Some users keep it exactly the same as how it shipped, and some tweak it to heaven and back -- the Dock is super customizable, and it holds more powers than just a place to stash app icons and folders. These 10 tips, from basic to advanced-ninja, will make the Dock work harder for you.
Apple issued a third preview of OS X Mountain Lion this week, bringing the operating system formerly known as Mac OS X 10.8 another step closer to landing on our own systems. Eager to install it as soon as it’s released? Here are a few steps you can take to prepare for the next big cat to come down off the mountain later this summer.
Are you one of the few, the proud (?) who haven’t made the leap to OS X Lion, let alone Snow Leopard 10.6 yet? If you also happen to be a MobileMe subscriber, Apple is planning to entice you with a free DVD of one so you can get to the other.
If you’ve downloaded Kaspersky Lab’s Flashfake Removal Tool this week, the company has found a bug that could cause other data to be removed as well. Meanwhile, Apple finally comes through with a fix of their own in a new Java update.
In Monday’s daily recap, we mentioned that developer Avatron had released Air Display 1.6, the latest version of their universal iOS app that allows a device to become a wireless external display for a Mac. But what makes this release so special?
One of the best things about computers is that they sometimes have the potential to be a great equalizer, with technology assisting people to do things they otherwise wouldn’t be able to. With this concept in mind, it’s easy to think about doing something creative or fantastical. But often, equalization through technology can be about more mundane tasks: reading web pages, writing text, opening documents and so on.
Apple continues to roll out some minor software updates this week, including iTunes 10.6.1 which should give some much needed relief to TV show fans -- and developers are also basking in the glow of a new OS X 10.7.4 seed, assuming they aren’t busy tweaking their apps for Mountain Lion already.
When you unpack your shiny new Mac, the software on it is usually bang up to date. But over time, companies release new versions that add fresh features, bring better performance and fix problems. For this reason, it’s vital you keep the software on your Mac as up to date as possible -- from the system that powers it to your individual Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps. The tricky thing is that there’s no single place to go to make sure you’re running the latest versions, so checking can be time-consuming. So we’re going to show you the main places to look, and share some handy shortcuts that can save you huge amounts of time.
How’s that new beta of Messages treating you? If you’re running OS X Lion 10.7.3 and have no plans to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion when it’s released this summer, you’d better prepare to go back to iChat: Messages will be exclusive to the lion that roams the mountains after release.