The new GarageBand features are impressive. You can fix your guitarist's inability to keep a beat. You can extend that final note of your song. You can even keep track of your progress as you learn the guitar or keyboards.
But before you get the guitar, keyboards or mics out, it's actually helpful if you know how to use some of the big ticket items without fumbling around for hours. We even highlighted a few little known features to help round out your GarageBand knowledge.
This week's tips are all about getting things done on your favorite iOS device. I frequently have people asking me what I am doing with my new toy (i.e. iPad) and when I tell them I'm working, they don't believe me. The truth is that the iPad, or any other iOS device for that matter, can be used for fun, but more importantly you will probably find a use for them at any job. Therefore, after many queries and questions about apps that I use for work, I thought it might be a good time to share some of them with you.
So this week, I'll give you four app recommendations that will show you how to add a second display to your Mac, access computers remotely, store and access your data in the cloud, manage and view files of all kinds, and access Mac|Life content on your iOS devices.
These apps are seriously useful and if you like hearing about apps like these leave me a comment and I'll share some more app gems with you in the future. On the other hand if you have one you'd like to tell us about leave a comment about that too.
This week we'll take a look at how handy folders can be in the iOS Dock, learn how to create a special Apple logo folder, and practice a few tricks that make iTunes 10 a bit more palatable, Plus, we'll teach you about the new iPhone Field Service test in iOS 4.1.
We've all grown accustomed to the fact we can't swap out our iOS device's battery whenever we feel like it, so it is important to know how to prolong its life. This weeks tips will help you to get the most out of your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad battery.
The new iTunes is out. While it's, let's just say different looking, we took a good hard look at the latest update to the hardest working app on our Macs and came up with some tips, tricks and features you might find helpful. From Ping to Album Art List View, we check out the good, the bad and the gray.
For almost a dozen years, you’ve been hanging on, wondering what the sequel to the genre-changing RTS would be like.
During that time, you’ve wondered how you’d fare against your online competition the moment you’d installed the game, applied the updates, and entered the churning, combat-laden froth that is Battle.net to find the worthy competition you hunger for.
Prior to logging in for the very first time to prove your mettle, we present 20 tips you need to know in order to both survive and flourish online in StarCraft II multiplayer gameplay. Set yourself apart from the newbie hordes!
After that last huge update, we switched to Safari as our default browser, and we have to say that we're really impressed. For one, the browser's speed and streamlined user interface made surfing the web a whole different experience for us. And all of the new Safari updates, including the Reader, HTML5 support and extensions sold us on switching to Safari permanently.
We kicked Chrome and Firefox to the curb and tried out Safari's extensions for a change. Out of Apple's entire Safari Extensions Galley, we wanted to make sure that our readers steered clear of the most inane ones, and that we chose the best of the duplicates. Some of them are quirky (like a few featured in the miscellaneous section), but the majority are incredibly utilitarian and a great way to add in little short cuts here and there from your browser window. Safari extensions are a tool that you do not want to take for granted. Read on to find out how you, too, can implement these handy extensions into your internet endeavors.
This week, we'll focus on Apple's iPad, with some helpful tid bits on file syncing, buying a case, turning off the iPad's annoying keyboard click, and a navigational tip that is useful when browsing mile long pages of information on a single web page.
Back when I started working here in 2006, mentioning the word “Spotlight” in our offices would trigger a chorus of scoffs and guffaws. Editors who shall remain nameless complained its constant indexing was slowing down their machines and that the search functions themselves were too sluggish. Well, I’m just a friendly nerd who wanted to fit in, so I jumped on the “Spotlight, Boo!” bandwagon.
Since then, I’ve jumped back off, my feet planted firmly in “Hooray for Spotlight!” town. It helped that Apple keeps improving its performance with every iteration of Mac OS X, and it helped even more to discover that finding files is just one of Spotlight’s areas of expertise. Try some of these tricks, and Spotlight will become an essential tool for you too.