Keyboard shortcuts are the lifeblood of many productive Mac users. Not only can keyboard shortcuts make for a nicer user experience and cut down on the time needed to do a task, they can also just be plain cool. Mac OS X has many shortcuts ready and willing to do your bidding, but also has many hidden and unknown shortcuts. That's why we've compiled a list of 10 of the coolest keyboard shortcuts you never knew about.
With many sites using small fonts, online browsing can sometimes leave you squinting. Because of this, you may need the ability to enlarge the text on the page so you can see it better. What many people may not know is that most modern browsers include the ability to resize the page’s text size with relative ease. In this post, we’ll show you how to resize the text in Safari, Firefox, and Google’s Chrome.
This week's tips take a look at putting Safari to work for you using that apps Autofill feature, using Genius as a smart way to get new app recommendations, customizing your app settings, and finally you'll learn how to shake your mistakes away or bring them back if you change your mind.
For everyone who cares about music, it’s the burning question -- when will iTunes finally move into the cloud? While we wait to see if that’ll ever happen, several competitors are diving into iTunes’ gaping void by providing services that let you both stream music and sync it to your iDevices. In fact, these subscription-based, on-demand music services are the latest evolution in digital music. And while they bring their own strengths and weaknesses, they’re still more alike than different. Each service lets you stream music to your Mac or iOS device, buy tracks, sync tracks to an iOS device for offline playback, and create playlists or enjoy custom radio stations. This means success comes down to execution. A streaming service demands a greater investment of time for users than a simple download store, so it better be a nice place to visit -- and have exactly what you want to hear.
This week, Amazon unveiled its new cloud-based storage solution, which gives everyone 5 GB of online storage for whatever you might need to store. The kicker to Amazon's largess? Any MP3s you have in your space can be streamed anywhere you are, and if you buy an MP3 album from Amazon, they up your storage to 20 GB. The kicker to the kicker? It's for the web and Android; there's no iOS app.
In light of this, we thought we'd take a look at some of the alternatives to this nice new cloud service.
Apple has long offered a way to bookmark our favourite websites to the home page of your iOS device, giving websites the same level of prominence afforded to native apps. This increased visibility now comes at a steep price, however: websites launched via home page links don't get to use Safari's new Nitro engine, which means they run two to three times slower than websites launched directly from within Safari.
Apple’s Safari browser may be fast and the preferred choice of many, but hackers continually show off just how vulnerable it is. This week, a French hacker pwned the brand-new Safari 5.0.4 in only five seconds -- taking home a $15,000 prize as well as a new MacBook Air.