Entertain and educate the most important members of your household
with this family-friendly guide to the best Mac software, websites, and
iPhone apps for kids. And don’t miss our step-by-step instructions for
setting up parental controls on your Mac. Let’s play!
In such a Photoshop-saturated society, it’s easy to forget that the
software hasn’t been around forever. Since February 2010 marks the 20th
anniversary of Photoshop 1.0, now is the perfect time to revisit
everything from Adobe’s systematic dismantling of its competition to
the way the software was used to make Katie Couric “lose weight.”
Remember when point-and-click adventure games were actually popular?
These days, they’re often associated with children’s educational
software and Web-based Flash games, which hardly push the boundaries of
gaming brilliance. But the beautifully animated Machinarium shakes up
the genre with an intensely engaging storyline and plenty of plot
twists to keep you engrossed all the way through.
Queen’s ubiquitous “We Will Rock You” is a tune that will always rock
the sixth-inning rally, but when it’s on repeat for 25 minutes because
of duplicate copies in your iTunes library, it’s time to do some spring
cleaning. iTunes Dupes Barrier helps you quickly seek out and destroy
duplicate tracks, and it’s a bit more flexible than iTunes’ built-in
Every day, we wish iCal could do something that our Palm IIIx did in
1997. There’s a Palm calendar app called DateBk, and it has a feature
called Floating Events. The idea is that incomplete to-do items would
“float” to the next day, so if you forgot to do something, it wouldn’t
get left behind on your calendar as the days marched on. The fact that
BusyMac’s BusyCal brings that crucial feature to our calendar makes us
do a little happy dance, and that’s only scratching the surface of this
Don’t panic, but one way or another, data loss and troublesome software updates will
happen. Regular Time Machine backups help protect your Home folder from
these hazards, but missing or messed up system files can prevent your
Mac from running properly or even starting up. And who wants to perform
tedious reinstalls? Snow Leopard’s installer is great and all, but
seeing it once was enough.