iOS devices are great on their own, but if you're constantly using your Mac for work or other personal projects, you might feel like you're not fully utilizing your iPad and iPhone. With a few applications, however, you can transform your iPhone into a trackpad or your iPad into an external display and control desktop applications like Keynote and iTunes right from your mobile device. Read on to find out how.
We've heard reports of Macs falling asleep and having trouble waking up after an install of Lion. It might sound like something out of Sleeping Beauty, except without the Prince to kiss your Mac and wake it up. If you're having problems waking up your Mac, try troubleshooting it with these suggestions after the cut.
Lion has only been out for a short while now, but as you’ve probably discovered, the new operating system has more gestures than a taxi driver in a hurry. We’ve swiped, swerved, and tapped our way through the new OS X's gestures, and here are the six that we just love.
Whether you're selling your Mac or just doing a little spring cleaning, keeping your Mac clean not only ensures that your machine works well, but that it also looks good. From cleaning your screen, to dusting your trackpad and magic mouse, we've got you covered in this guide. Learn all of the tips for cleaning and reconditioning your Mac desktops and notebooks.
The second we laid eyes on the Magic Trackpad, we had one thought: “Please oh please let it magnetically snap onto Apple’s Wireless Keyboard!” Alas, it was not so, which is why we lit up again when we heard about Twelve South’s MagicWand, a simple-seeming doodad that links those two peripherals. Unfortunately, disappointment once again followed as the MagicWand can sometimes be surprisingly difficult to set up.
Is there any way to modify my Mac’s Trackpad system preference so I can further customize the Multi-Touch gestures for my own desires? In particular, I’d love to assign different keyboard shortcuts to different Multi-Touch gestures in different programs.
While everyone is anticipating new MacBook Pro models this week, no one really knows for sure what new features we might see. On Monday, a couple of possibilities surfaced involving a larger trackpad and dedicated SSD storage for Mac OS X system files to allow faster performance and startup.
We all use our Macs for so much of the day, and while the best way to prevent repetitive-stress pain and injuries is to simply stand up and do something else, we’ll take any advantage we can get. So we asked this trio of experts to steer us toward the most ergonomic pointing device.
If you prefer the laptop experience on your desktop or perhaps you use a Mac mini as your home theatre computer, then BulletTrain has a new release just for you -- it’s unibody aluminum platform to combine your wireless keyboard and Magic Trackpad.
Tacking “Magic” onto the name of this new external trackpad is grandiose in that typical Apple way, but we have a feeling that this nifty device actually is performing one genuine feat of magic: peering into the future. At least a little, anyway. Between the proliferation of touch-based iOS devices and Apple’s patents for touchscreen iMacs surfacing recently on the web, it’s reasonable to speculate that Mac OS is going to want you to reach out and touch it someday soon. If that’s even a little true, we can see why Apple might hope that the Magic Trackpad will help us get a little more accustomed to “touching” iMacs, minis, and Mac Pros--not just MacBooks.