OS X Mavericks is finally here, so MacLife proudly presents a series of informative how-tos to keep you updated on what has changed and how to use it. Check back often to learn more about the newest Mac operating system from Apple.
One of the main features of OS X Mavericks is the long-awaited tagging abilities built right into the operating system. Tags are available in all system-owned Save panels, in the iCloud file browser, and of course in Finder as well. From viewing, to searching, to sorting, tags make all of these tasks easier. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to define tag meaning, tag items, and view those tagged files with ease in Mavericks.
Among all those other changes that we've heard about under Jony Ive's direction, looks like Apple's getting rid of the cat names for new iterations of Mac OS X. After an initial joke that the new version of Mac OS X would be called "Sea Lion," Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, announced that the new Mac release would be called "OS X Mavericks" in a nod to Apple's California heritage. Federighi announced three new features, finder tabs, tagging, and multiple displays.
The New Year has started and with it, your resolutions. For many of us, every year begins with a promise to write more. Diaries are a great for this but that can itself be a hard habit to keep. But what if your iOS device made things easier for you? What if there were an easy, fun way to digitally document your life? Here are three apps we found that can help make keeping a diary not only a little easier, but a whole lot more fun.
You’re sitting there and that commercial comes on. You know, the one with the cool indie music in the background. What is that song? Normally, this would be the moment you’d whip out your iPhone and Shazam that -- but wait, your friend pulls out her iPhone and fires up SoundHound. Who gets the song first? And more importantly, who gets it right?
Mobile music tagging is so 2007! What the kids really want these days is to learn the words of the songs they’re tagging, which is why Shazam has announced its first corporate acquisition, bringing synchronized lyrics to its iOS apps -- well, at least the paid ones, anyway.
Facebook recently introduced a new facial recognition service that allows for easier photo tagging. However, the problem is that many users may not appreciate this feature, and consider it a privacy concern. Fortunately, Facebook did enable the ability to turn off this feature, and in this article, we’ll show you how.