Keycard Is A Brilliant, Simple Way To Keep Your Mac Secure When Unattended

Keycard is a Mac application that locks your computer when you walk away, and unlocks it again when you return, just by pairing with your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth. Why You Need It Whether you’re using a Mac that never leaves the desk (iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro), or a MacBook that moves [...]


Bartender Clears Your OS X Toolbar Cruft (BONUS: The first use of an animated GIF on the ZAGGblog)

If you use any Mac for more than a couple of months, you’ll notice that your menu bar starts to get pretty cluttered. You may wonder what harm a few extra icons can do, but then you realize that you’ve got 25 of them and they’re taking over your screen. If you have too many, [...]


Mac OS X Mountain Lion – GateKeeper, keep malware out.

History On the 5by5 podcast The Talk Show, John Gruber postulated that Apple wouldn’t force users to only install Mac App Store apps, but that they might make a setting that you could change. He wasn’t wrong. There is an app for that. What it is Gatekeeper in OS X Mountain Lion helps prevent you [...]


OS X Mountain Lion – AirPlay Mirroring Mac to Apple TV

History Want to display your Mac on the TV? Cables, dongles, and ugly. That’s what you had to deal with if you wanted to display your Mac on your TV. Then there was the same for the iPad and iPhone: Cables, dongles and (less) ugly. The Apple TV made it possible to send video from [...]


OS X Mountain Lion – Game Center Starts Playing

History There was gaming on the iPod, there was an array of third party services like OpenFeint, then there was Game Center for the iPhone, and now there is Game Center for the iPad. What it is The Mac is about to go up against iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch — in a friendly Game [...]


Today’s Apple Announcement: iBooks Author – What does it mean for me?

Okay, this one is cool. Why do you care? Dude, it’s free. The goal of Apple seems to be to make iBooks 2, and iTunes U a runaway success right off the bat. The easiest way to make that happen is to get great content there the way they have for the App Store. Now [...]


Apple’s important announcement this month is “media-related”

The presses ran hot yesterday with rumors of Apple’s next big event, coming this month. UPDATE: Event is about education and takes place Jan 19. “According to sources close to the situation, Apple is planning an important — but not large-scale — event to be held in New York at the end of this month [...]


Record Audio from Any App on Your Mac with Piezo

Rogue Amoeba – developers of popular Mac Apps Airfoil, Audio Hijack Pro, and others – has released their first app specifically for the Mac App Store: Piezo. If you are familiar with Rogue Amoeba’s work, you know that they specialize in broadcasting and recording audio from any source on your Mac. Airfoil allows you to [...]