OS X Mountain Lion Release May Be Set for July 25

OS X Mountain Lion

The next version of Apple’s OS X might come to the Mac App Store on July 25, just a day after Apple’s next quarterly earnings call. According to 9To5Mac, Apple retail stores are planning an overnight event on July 24, the same day as Apple’s next quarterly earnings call. Apple regularly holds overnight events before […]

Why I’m Buying the New MacBook Air

MacBook Air

When Apple announced the next-generation MacBook Pro it was hard not to get excited about the huge Retina Display paired with Ivy Bridge processors and Nvidia’s latest GeForce 650M graphics. The new MacBook Air models look just a bit more exciting to me. For the past three years I’ve used a 2009 13-inch MacBook Pro […]

Apple Mountain Lion Video Shows Off Mac and iOS Convergence

OS X Mountain Lion

At WWDC Apple gave us a better look at some of the new features in Mountain Lion. A new video demonstrates most of the new features discussed in the keynote, and explains how Mountain Lion will make the Mac work nicer with iOS. Mountain Lion continues the trend that Lion started of bringing iOS features […]

Apple Sold 35 Million iPhones and Nearly 12 Million iPads in Q2

Apple Sold 35 Million iPhones and Nearly 12 Million iPads in Q2

Apple has released its fiscal Q2 results today, which include sales figures for both the iPhone and the iPad, and the figures are unexpectedly big. Over the March quarter, the Cupertino-based company posted $39.2 billion in revenue with a net profit of $11.6 billion. Those figures are way up from the same quarter a year […]

Apple to Bring Siri to Mac Via iPhone?


While Siri voice functionality has so far been limited to the iPhone–the voice assistant program was noticeably absent on Apple’s latest revision of its iPad tablet and only appears in limited dictation form, and is still missing in action on the Mac–Apple may be looking to expand Siri to other devices. Rather than have Siri […]

Angry Birds Space Now Available for iOS and Android

Angry Birds Space Now Available for iOS and Android

Today is March 22nd and that means that Angry Birds Space is now available on a slew of platforms including Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, and both OS X and Windows. This is  Rovio’s latest installment of the iconic Angry Birds franchise and it may just be their most ambitious to date as the Angry Birds […]

Microsoft Takes Firm Stance in Refusing to Support Apple’s Growth


Apple’s growth in the post-PC era, as defined by the company, is seeing some strong oppositions by its rivals with Microsoft now refusing to fund its growth. In what appears to be a leaked internal email from Microsoft executives, the Redmond, Washinton-based software giant will no longer allow its employees to purchase and expense products […]

Why Does Apple Need App Stores?

Give me an App Store

Apple has changed the way we buy apps on our smartphones with the app store, a centralized location of apps that are easily searchable. Last year, Apple brought the app store experience to the Mac with the launch of the Mac App Store. This brings the number of app stores owned by Apple to two, which is […]

OS X Mountain Lion: Review Roundup–The Cloud is In


On Thursday, Apple gave developers a preview of what it was working on with its next-generation desktop-class operating system known as OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Mountain Lion, as it is commonly referred to, will succeed the current version of the Mac OS called OS X 10.7 Lion. Rather than hosting a larger media event, […]

Messages Brings iMessages to Mac in OS X 10.8 — Beta Available Today

imessage for Mac

Since Apple launched iMessage for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch last year we’ve hoped for a Mac app to tie the experience together, and now it looks like we’ll have that when OS X 10.8 Snow Leopard launches later this year. If you can’t wait to try iMessage on the Mac, Apple has just posted a […]

Sony Releases Bridge Software to Synchronize Macs and XPERIA Phones


Sony is now beginning to support Mac users with its Android XPERIA smartphones by making a version of its synchronization software available to OS X customers. Though Mac users can mount their phones as a drive and drag and drop content into their phones, Sony’s new Bridge software will give an iTunes-iOS-like environment where Android […]

I’m in Love with AirPlay, But Where’s My Mac Support


When Apple announced AirPlay support for iOS devices in November 2010, I was skeptical of its usefulness, but now that I have had a chance to use two Airplay accessories I’m sold and wanting more. AirPlay is a wireless streaming service built into iOS devices like the iPad and iPhone. AirPlay lets you stream audio […]

How To Unlock and Root The Verizon Galaxy Nexus (Easy Way)

Unlock Galaxy Nexus Verizon Easy Way

One of the nice things about the Galaxy Nexus is the ability to unlock the bootloader and install custom ROMS and modifications. I showed you how to unlock the Galaxy Nexus already, but I found a much easier method for unlocking and rooting the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon. Read: Galaxy Nexus Review This guide will […]

How to Connect the Galaxy Nexus to a Mac

Android to Mac

If you want to connect your Galaxy Nexus to your Mac to transfer pictures, backup files or transfer apps to your phone, you’ll need a free utility to make the phone show up on your Mac. Because there is no SD card, the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t show up like earlier Gingerbread phones did. The good […]

Air Dictate Brings Siri Speech Recognition to Mac


Air Dictate from Avatron brings the great speech recognition of Siri to your Mac. You’ve heard the Avatron name before. Avatron also offers Air Display – an app that turns your iOS device into a secondary monitor. Thanks to the new app you can use Siri dictation on the Mac using your iPhone as a […]

Happy Ending to a Month of MacBook Air Issues

MacBook Air Issue

Yesterday marked the end of the second longest customer support issue I have had with a company, almost taking the title from Sony’s car audio division. As I previously shared, my MacBook Air went crazy earlier this month, displaying a black bar on the display as well as exhibiting some performance quirks. I dropped it […]

iOS 5: How to Setup iCloud’s Photo Stream on Mac


Once you update your mac to OS X Lion 10.7.2 and iOS 5, you get iCloud and Photo Stream. With Photo Stream in iCloud transferring your pictures to your computer got a lot easier, something you will likely want to do with the nice new 8MP camera on the iPhone 4S. I use it with […]

How to Sync Your iPhone with a New Mac or PC

iPhone to new computer

Depending how long it has been since you synced your iPhone, you might need to sync up to a new computer to get the new iOS 5 software update. If you have your old computer, the process is a bit easier because you can transfer your music files over with an external hard drive. If […]

Build Your Own ePUB eBooks in OS X Lion


Concurrently with my experimenting to prepare Tablets to be used as my scripts in rehearsals for Southern Crossroads at Totem Pole Playhouse, I was eager to test out this new Automator feature in OS X Lion. Essentially the Automator action Text to ePUB File does exactly what its name says it does. It allows you […]