There's a shakeup under way in the U.S. wireless carrier business. T-Mobile is leading the way, first with its new "UNcarrier" plans and now with an expansion-minded MetroPCS merger. And the sentiment is making its way toward the Big Kahuna, Verizon Wireless, as customers make it known that they'd prefer to be set free from restrictive two-year contracts. What will the mobile landscape look like in the future?
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!
Last week, we talked about using rsync to transfer files from one location on your Mac to another (using rsync’s local syncing abilities); however, you can truly unlock the power of rsync when using it remotely to connect and transfer files from your local machine to a remote machine anywhere around the world. This remote syncing ability means that you could build an automated local-to-remote backup solution, or any other number of file transfer scenarios you can dream up. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how easy it can be to interface with a remote machine to sync files with rsync.
Increasingly, we are using more and more devices, and the age-old question of how to sync data around to all of those devices keeps coming up. Today, we’re tackling the question of how to sync your Adium and iChat chat logs to all of your devices so that whatever device you’re using, you’ll always have access to your logs through Dropbox.
A few weeks ago, we covered how to use 1Password to manage passwords on your Mac. While 1Password is great for your home computer, many users now access their accounts through their mobile device. Fortunately, 1Password has a mobile version available that pairs perfectly with the Mac. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to sync your 1Password data over using Dropbox, and how to add and use the items in 1Password.
Keeping your passwords secure is growing in importance. It seems like every few months, websites are getting hacked and usernames and passwords are revealed for the world to see. Using the same password on various sites can increase your chances of having your accounts breached on multiple occasions.
We know--it's way easier to remember one phrase than a ton of different ones. Fortunately, there's password management software out there that can help you keep track of all of your different accounts and their unique logins. 1Password is one of our favorites, because it allows you to create, store, and manage all of those accounts and passwords, as well as store account information, notes, software licenses, and even your credit card information--all without the fear that it'll be discovered by prying eyes.
Read on to learn how to set up 1Password and take the next step toward a more secure online presence.
When it comes to synchronizing bookmarks and browser data, Safari seems to get all of the love on the Mac. With iCloud, you can sync your bookmarks on Safari between iOS devices, but if you don't use the Mac's native browser then you're out of luck. Fortunately for Firefox users, there's an alternative. We’ll show you how to use the built-in Firefox Sync to synchronize your browser data between all of your devices, including another Mac, iOS, or Android devices.
With iOS 5, Apple launched the ubiquitous Photo Stream and made photo sharing and syncing a cinch between Macs and iOS devices. However, the 1,000 photo limit may not be enough for your photography needs. Fortunately, iPhoto has included to option to share with external cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive. Read on to find out how.
iTunes was the original all-access music application, but since the introduction of iOS devices, it's morphed into a hodgepodge of apps, music, movies, application data, and other iOS-device data storage. If this ever-growing mixture of services is a bit too much for you to handle, then why not consider another method to get data onto your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad?
With iOS 5, Apple finally cut the cord, allowing users to set up their iOS devices without the use of iTunes. We’ll use this functionality, along with some additional apps and services, to finally say, “good riddance” to iTunes.