Mac OS X 10.9 Rumored Features: More icing on the cake

It used to be that when you wanted an update to your Mac’s operating system, you would just have to wait until Apple was good and ready to let you have it. These days, Cupertino’s release schedule is a lot more frequent and predicable which is a good thing for the impatient user. This year [...]


Typing These 8 Characters Will Cause Mac OS X to Crash

Here’s your fun software bug of the day: In Mac OS X Mountain Lion, typing these 8 characters into a text box within an application will cause that application to crash: “File:///” (without the quotes). I’ve tried it in a handful of applications and indeed, it crashes every time. I’d expect Apple to issue a [...]

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Essential Mac apps not on Apple’s ‘Best Mac Apps of 2012’ List

Yesterday I linked to a few of Apple’s top listed apps for 2012. I realized that if you’re new to Mac, there are a few more apps you should probably check out. Here are the first few free apps you probably will want to download on any Mac (I already mentioned Evernote and MintQuickView in [...]

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How To: Use your Mac to sign a document

This one is worth sharing just in case you’ve never heard of it, or forgot it existed: iSight signatures. The feature was added quite a while ago, but I recently remembered how awesome it was when I signed a document without printing it out. Signing Documents It’s always been possible on OS X to scan [...]

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Apple May Release Mountain Lion Release Tomorrow

Apple’s Mountain Lion operating system upgrade is slated for a release in ‘July’. With less than 2 weeks remaining in the month and with the release of a ‘Gold Master’ of the software to developers, the update will hit virtual shelves any day. 9to5Mac reports that day could be July 25th, after an scheduled retail [...]


3 More Features Mountain Lion Is Taking From iOS (via @jkhowland)

There are a few more features Mountain Lion is taking from iOS. Dictation Dictation on the Mac works just like the iPhone. It lets you speak into the built-in microphone and converts it to text. In fact, if you say ‘comma’ or ‘exclamation point,’ Dictation will punctuate for you. Dictation is likely using the same [...]


WWDC Keynote: Mountain Lion with Reminders, Notes and Messages (by @jkhowland)

One of the best things about Apple’s iOS and Mac operating systems is that they’re bringing the best features of each to the other. Documents in the cloud is bringing iOS 6 the ability to better manage files on your iPhone and iPad. Reminders, Notes and Messages are making it easier for you to use [...]


From WWDC: Apple’s Sherlocking is becoming a habit

Apple is getting very good at sherlocking the best apps. In case you don’t know what it means, avoid a post by Cocoanetics who got it terribly wrong on Google, and head straight for Urban Dictionary. When an app adds an exceptional feature to an Apple OS or product, there has become a tendency for [...]

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WWDC Keynote: Apple getting more social. Even in Notification Center (via @jkhowland)

It’s getting easier Facebook and Twitter sharing are easier than ever in iOS 6. Twitter integration in iOS 5 was a big deal. It’s been very helpful, and stemmed quite a bit of growth for the online social network. In iOS 6 they’ve updated the integration so that: “There’s no need to leave your app [...]

Here’s why bloggers say Retina Macs are coming (via @jkhowland)

Here’s why bloggers say Retina Macs are coming (via @jkhowland)

You have MacRumors, Apple Insider, Gizmodo and BGR with claims that the icon resolution updates are further evidence of Retina Display MacBooks. What the bloggers know So you have a string of bloggers quoting each other claiming that these ultra-high resolution icons are evidence of ultra-high resolution devices. Here is another sign of the arrival [...]

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