Virtualization is handy for all those times you need a PC to do that one little thing your Mac doesn't have the ability to do yet. But if you're finding yourself in need of a virtual machine for daily work or play, you might want to install some system utilities to keep that part of your Mac's hard drive in tip-top shape. Here are a few applications to help you become that virtualization (or dual-boot) power user.
Even though we live in a (almost) completely digital age, there is still a need for the physical medium of ink and paper. Whether you’re in college or work a job, paper will still be around for many years to come. One of the biggest disadvantages with printing, however, is that most mobile devices that we use can’t print to a local networked printer, or an internet-connected printer. That’s where Google Cloud Print comes in.
This free service allows you to set up your home or work PC to accept print jobs from a mobile device or a spiffy Google Chrome netbook from around the world. So long as the device is linked to your Google Cloud Print account, you can print to your home or work printer wherever you have an internet connection.
Growing up, your toys were cool and you were glad you had them, but your friends always had a cooler toy that you would have killed for. Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises such as Half-Life, Counter-Strike and the Steam online store, appear to have realized this and announced on Tuesday that the the PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2 will include cross platform play capable of communicating with the Mac OS X and Windows versions for multiplayer games, persistent cloud-based storage of saved games, and cross platform chat.
I’ve been a Windows user my entire life and I just purchased my first Mac. A few little things have been bothering me. In the Open and Save menus, I can’t rename existing files or folders. In the Finder, I can’t cut and paste files. And it’s taking me forever to convert all of my WMV movies to QuickTime format.
If you’re still on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8, Apple has a minor security update now available for you. Meanwhile, CEO Steve Jobs responds to yet another e-mail inquiry, this time on the subject of MobileMe.
Google’s Chrome OS has finally been unveiled, and the search giant is leaving no stone unturned by adding printing capabilities to their web apps, courtesy of Google Cloud Print. Here’s how to get started with the printing technology -- although for now, Mac owners aren’t invited to the party.
If you’ve been waiting anxiously to get your hands on iOS 4.2 to take advantage of the highly touted AirPrint functionality, you may want to sit down while reading this -- Apple may be delaying the feature “indefinitely” for Mac and Windows PCs, meaning it will only work with a handful of newer printers from HP.
It’s a sadly familiar tale: A cool app gets approved into Apple’s App Store and less than 24 hours, it’s gone -- the victim of a mysterious approval that probably should never have been. Such is the case with iDOS, an emulator app that plenty of folks were having fun with, right up until Apple yanked the rug out from under the rest of us.
Skype released a new version of their desktop client for Windows today. Skype 5.0 adds multiple social networking features, including the ability to integrate with Facebook, group video calling, SMS to Facebook friends, and a completely revamped user interface. But, if you're a Mac user, there's no need to try to update your Skype client, because you won't find an update anywhere in sight.