If a new report out of China is to be believed, Apple's mythical "iWatch" has actually entered limited production this month ahead of a launch during the second half of this year. That lines up nicely to analyst expectations of a potential September announcement and the likely arrival of iOS 8, although exactly what the wearable device will do remains open to speculation — but you won't have to ruminate much with today's news recap, which is all about what's here and now...
With Back to My Mac, you can access your Mac’s hard drive and swap files from any Internet-connected Mac running OS X Lion (10.7.5) or later. You can also use Screen Sharing to open applications and edit files on another Mac, to access other machines on your home network, or even to upload important files to iCloud.com.
Carrying your music around with you can be hassle, especially if you have a massive library of b-sides and rarities that you'd like to keep on your iPod for street cred, but can't exactly fit in with all the other media you have on there. Streaming your music from your home via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is actually a better idea, because you can keep all those files safely secured in a hard drive at home and spare the limited space of your iOS device. Read on to find out how to set up a VPN to play your iTunes library from anywhere you are.
On my iMac at home, I use the Cisco VPN Client to remotely connect to my office’s server. But when I upgraded to Snow Leopard, my Cisco VPN Client stopped working. In fact, it won’t even launch anymore! I went to Cisco’s website to see if there was a new version to download, but they haven’t updated their VPN Client since February 2009. Are they planning on ever supporting Snow Leopard?
Many Mac users were wowed by Apple’s Mac mini server package when it was announced, but at $1,000, it's still a bit too pricey for even the average person to justify shelling out the cash for a home server. Fear not true believers, we're going to show you how to turn that old Intel Mac you’ve got lying around into a server that can duplicate many of Snow Leopard Server's features without shelling out another penny.