Welcome back! We're just starting to shake off our holiday slumber from the last two weeks, and if you happened to avoid the internet for the last 14 days, you actually missed a surprising amount of tech news tucked away among the festive meals, gifts and family visits -- including a trio of services that are saying goodbye to the iOS platform. Let's dive in and kick off the New Year, MacLife.com style!
That's a wrap on this year's Cyber Monday, which by all accounts appears to have been a bigger hit than Black Friday, which itself was overshadowed by so many retailers opening their doors for business on Thanksgiving this year. We actually didn't find too many amazing deals yesterday, but hopefully readers got a good start to the holiday buying season over the long weekend. Without further ado, here's a peek at some of the stories you might have missed while you were shopping online yesterday...
We're still sad about the demise of Everpix, but part of the grieving process is moving on, and now that service's former competitors at Picturelife are offering a sweetheart deal for those still looking for a new cloud-based home for their photos.
Did you know there were still 300 Blockbuster stores across the United States? At least there will be until the end of the year, when owner Dish Network shutters its domestic retail and DVD by mail operations.
Well folks, the U.S. government effectively shut down Tuesday morning at midnight as Democrats and Republicans alike continue to wag their blame fingers in each others' direction over the budget and defunding the so-called "Obamacare." What's a citizen of the United States to do? Now would be a great time to take a deep breath and have a quick tech reality check, courtesy of our weekday news recap...
If there's one thing users fear most, it's their favorite product or service being shut down in the wake of an acquisition by a bigger company. This week saw the demise of another, and we have Dropbox to blame.
After a lengthy period where Color Labs was virtually ignored, the company found itself in the spotlight yet again this week with rumors of a shutdown, then an acquisition by Apple. But it turns out neither of those stories are quite true.
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!
Powering off your Mac properly can avoid incurring problems like system file corruption. All it takes is a little patience and the right routine. You can use the Apple menu to turn off your computer, put it to sleep, or restart it, but with Terminal you can select even more options for shutting down your Mac, including logging off all users and setting up certain times for your Mac to shut down. These commands are extremely handy if you manage a server or remote Mac through SSH. Read on to learn more.