It’s easy to forget the iPad’s been around for only three years, since it’s made such a big footprint in our day-to-day lives. It’s great for lean-back, leisurely weekend activities like watching a movie, video chatting with faraway relatives, and playing a few rounds of Words with Friends. But don’t leave it behind when it’s time to return to the salt mines Monday morning—turns out, the iPad works at the office almost as hard as you do.
We here at Mac|Life love our iPhones, but we'd never go so far as to say that it makes everyone into a professional photographer. But that's apparently what the Chicago Sun-Times thinks, as it recently laid off its entire photography staff in favor of teaching its regular reporters "iPhone photography basics" so they can produce their own photos and, yes, videos. It's an especially bizarre decision for the Sun-Times, which is known for taking adventage of its tabloid format to deliver photo-heavy editions.
We made the move to a Mac last October and we love it so far. There’s just one big problem: we cannot produce high-quality prints from within iPhoto. We have an Epson Stylus RX620 printer, and have the latest drivers installed on the Mac. Do I need a new printer that is more compatible with the Mac? Or is there some other way that I can get the highest quality prints from iPhoto?
For those of a certain age, the Encyclopaedia Britannica was the Google of our childhood -- a vast resource of information that could save the day for school projects or simply expanding our minds. But now, in a true sign of the times, the publisher is closing the books (pun intended) on the print edition.
My partner talked me into a MacBook Pro last year as a replacement for a stolen Windows laptop. In Outlook, I have been able to print out double-sided, half-page, DayTimer-style calendar pages. I cut the sheets, three-hole punch them, and put them into my calendar. But when I try to do this from iCal, I can’t get it to work right. My partner spent days trying to prove me wrong to no avail (and he’s been a Mac addict for 25 years). Do you have a solution?
Printopia is a Mac app that functions as a small System Preferences pane with some huge benefits. Once installed, Printopia will give you access to non-AirPrint printers directly from your iOS device, and includes a feature to print directly from your Dropbox folder on your Mac.
Printopia is a small System Preferences pane that, once installed, will give you access to non-AirPrint printers directly from your iOS device, but also includes a feature to print directly to your Dropbox folder on your Mac. With this feature, whenever you print, a PDF file will be immediately transfered to your Mac's Dropbox folder and opened.
Apple has scored another high-profile publication for its iPad subscription model, this time Bloomberg Businessweek -- and it’s one of the most affordable, at a mere 75 cents per issue with an introductory subscription.
Most of us go about our day, deftly printing the most common, letter-sized documents without a care in the world -- that is, until we want to switch things up and print photos instead, only to find that Mac OS X’s normally easy-to-use printer settings suddenly fail to be of much help.