The Mac|Life 101 series is where you can come to learn new and simple ways to do things with Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems. Whether you’re new to the platform, or just want to learn a new technique, then Mac 101 is for you.
If you are new to the Mac, then image editing may be a bit confusing for you. In OS X, Preview is the ultimate image editing and viewing application. It can open almost any image file, including PDFs; and, the app includes some pretty nifty markup, editing, and viewing tools. In this tip, we'll show you how to put these features to use.
You can’t edit a PDF, right? Actually, you can, and it’s a lot easier and cheaper than you might think. We compare two apps, based on the same engine, that let you do more with PDFs than you may have thought possible.
Gestures still making you scratch your head in confusion? It doesn't seem to matter how much we try to get the hang of it, we'll always make some sort of mistake on the Trackpad and bring up a dialog box we didn't mean to. Regardless, maybe it's time we actually took those gestures and did something productive with 'em. So, here's five Trackpad gestures you ought to get the hang of, before gestures get the hang of you.
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!
In OS X, you can easily view the contents of almost any file in the Finder by using Quick Look. But, did you know you can also do the same with the command line. The head and tail commands let you preview the first or last bits of a text file you’re working with, letting you narrow down the file that you need without opening it in a text editor like nano.
We've got a bit of How-To action going on this week, as most newsy stories took their vacation just like lots of staffers all over. So the news was slow as the mercury climbed. So now that you've retreated indoors with the air conditioning, these how-tos might just be the ticket. A little something to keep you occupied.
Gone are the days when you needed complicated software to use a scanner with your Mac. Preview is all you need to scan, edit, and save any image or document. It even includes handy features such as the ability to detect multiple items in a single scan. This is ideal if you’re scanning lots of photographs, since you can place several on the scanner at once, rather than having to scan one at a time. Let’s get started!
In case you weren’t aware, Adobe is readying the next version of its Creative Suite (along with a new Creative Cloud offering) and as always, that will include a swanky new version of Photoshop. The product managers at Adobe have been previewing new features on YouTube, and another one just hit the web: Content-aware move and extend.
iOS device users stuck with technical manuals that are PDF only can use iBooks to read documents on the go. Read on to find out how easy it is to sync PDFs with your iPad or iPhone and read them on the go.
It's been almost a dozen years since the last official Diablo release, and for those of you hankering for a killer role-playing experience in 2012, you won't be disappointed.
The Diablo III beta has hit, muchos hours have been sunk into playing it, and the Diablo franchise has returned in fine style with beautiful graphics and a familiar play style. Plus, improved mechanics simplify routine tasks like maintaining an inventory, upgrading equipment, and converting additional items to cash or material components on the fly -- something you used to have to return to town or a vendor for.