While many consider Windows Media a relic from the Stone Age of computing, there's still plenty of content out there and few ways to play it on the Mac. That's why it's good to hear that the official Windows Media player on the Mac has now been updated with support for OS X Mountain Lion.
It’s no accident that the folks at the Perian project chose the image of a Swiss Army knife for its versatile System Preferences pane -- when it comes to QuickTime video, the extension enabled all sorts of files to be played back, but its creators have announced one final version that marks the end of its development.
In Monday’s daily recap, we mentioned that developer Avatron had released Air Display 1.6, the latest version of their universal iOS app that allows a device to become a wireless external display for a Mac. But what makes this release so special?
One of the best things about computers is that they sometimes have the potential to be a great equalizer, with technology assisting people to do things they otherwise wouldn’t be able to. With this concept in mind, it’s easy to think about doing something creative or fantastical. But often, equalization through technology can be about more mundane tasks: reading web pages, writing text, opening documents and so on.
Fully charged, your Mac notebook can feel like it will last forever. However, we’ve all experienced that moment of annoyance when the battery indicator drops into the red and we desperately need to use the machine for longer.
You probably use common keyboard shortcuts all the time, such as command+C and command+V to copy and paste, for example. These shortcuts are the standard ones that Mac OS X and various apps come with, and they appear next to the corresponding menu command. But it can be irritating to reach for your mouse or trackpad if the command you want doesn’t have its own shortcut.
It’s been more than three weeks since OS X Lion escaped from the Mac App Store and took up residence in Macs around the globe, and for the most part users are quite happy with their new houseguest. Part of the fun with any new operating system releases is uncovering the new features -- and this big cat has plenty of them.
Lion has a ton of wonderful features, but there are a few new ones that might make long-time Mac users a little crazy. Fortunately, if you're a creature of habit, Apple has enabled the ability to simply toggle them off in the System Preferences -- so yes, you don't have to live with Lion's new way of scrolling. Read on to find out which settings you can change in Lion and get back to your normal life.
With more than 10 sharing features built right into Mac OS X, Apple gives you the ability to share almost anything from your Mac. Whether you’re sharing a printer, scanner, file, or even a website, there’s a little something for everyone in the Sharing preferences pane. In this post, we’ll walk you through what each of the sharing preferences do, and how you can put them to good use.