How to Run Mac Apps on Android with Parallels Access

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Some Android users own Macs and wish they could run a special piece of OSX software on their Android tablet or smartphone. The solution: the newly updated Parallels Access, which formerly only ran on an iPad. It now works on Android phones or tablets, as well as the iPhone. This lets Android owners use their device to run specialized software installed on […]

How to Sync Photos Docs and Data on iPhone and Mac With iCloud

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iCloud offers a clean and simple way to sync email, calendars, contacts, reminders, photos, Safari data and documents between a Mac and an iPhone. With OS X 10.9 and iOS 7, Apple updated iCloud and made it more robust, stable and useful so we decided to update our original guide to iCloud sync focusing this […]

How to Disable Certain Features in OS X

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Apple’s OS X desktop operating system comes with some pretty nifty features, including Notification Center, Spotlight Search, Mission Control and the Dashboard. However, not everyone uses all of these features, and while they can simply just not use them, they can still get in the way sometimes by taking up space in the menu bar […]

Apple Seeds OS X 10.9 Mavericks Gold Master, Final Release Soon

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Apple seeded the OS X 10.9 Mavericks Gold Master to developers signaling that the final release of the new Mac operating system will likely ship within a week or two, hitting the rumored “sometime in October” deadline. Apple also shipped an update to iTunes, along with the Gold Master, bringing it to iTunes 11.1.1 (11). The iTunes […]

iTunes 11.1 Makes Arranging iPhone Apps Easier in OS X Mavericks

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Apple released Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks developer preview 8, a new beta that comes with iTunes 11.1. The new iTunes 11.1b110 (110)  includes a much-needed new feature in the iOS device app management screen. The new layout lets users more easily move app icons around their iPhone or iPad home screens. iTunes 11.1 keeps the […]

Mac App Store Subscriptions Coming to OS X Mavericks

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When Apple announced OS X Mavericks at WWDC 2013, they didn’t say much about a new feature in Mac App Store software inspired by iOS. Apps can start using a subscription model with in-app purchases. Developers can add subscriptions to apps that offer a service, like file syncing services DropBox or SugarSync, to name a couple. 9 […]

iTwin Connect Pro Goes Mac With VPN and Remote Connections

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The iTwin Connect Pro gave PC users secure virtual private networking with remote control and file sharing. Now they finally added Mac OSX support to the mix. In our review of the previous version for Notebooks.com, we liked how simply we could set it up on Windows and gain the ability to share files with no […]

Mountain Lion Taking Us Closer to iOS on the Mac

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Apple quietly announced their new OS today calling it Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. For those who don’t keep track, the name alone signals a something important about the update and Apple’s philosophy. Mountain Lion includes minor changes and not a big leap forward. Lion felt like that, but signaled a drastic philosophy shift […]

Air Dictate Brings Siri Speech Recognition to Mac

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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 […]

iCloud Drops MobileMe’s Mac OS X Sync Settings Features

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iCloud won’t include one of the most useful MobileMe features – OS X Settings synchronization. Things like the layout of your OS X Dock icons, keychain passwords and user names and all of your email accounts will not be synced between devices via the new iCloud service. When I first made the leap to the […]

New 11″ MacBook Air Review: First Impressions

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The latest MacBook Air models went on sale today at Apple retail stores. With the demise of the white MacBook, the 11″ MacBook Air is now the most affordable notebook available. I skipped the first generation of MacBook Airs due to their lackluster performance and sky-high prices.But Apple made me a believer in the MacBook […]

Apple MacBook Air Refreshed with Lion, Sandy Bridge and More

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Apple briefly closed the virtual doors of its online Apple Store in order to reveal “The new, faster MacBook Air” still available at $999. The new MacBook Air models include faster processors, Thunderbolt OS X Lion and a backlit keyboard. Sadly, Apple dropped the lower end white unibody MacBook. Processor and Graphics The new MacBook Air […]

OS X Lion Available July 20th for $29.99, What You Need to Know

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Apple’s quarterly earnings call Tuesday included a confirmation of the rumors that OS X Lion 10.7 will officially launch on Wednesday. Our sister site posted the rumor that it would be released via the Apple Mac Store at 8:30 AM EDT. This is the first time that Apple released a major point number update for […]

Details on iCloud Still a Bit Foggy

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Yesterday’s announcements from Apple at WWDC showed that there are major changes coming when it comes to how Apple users think about media and data. Yeah, I’m talking about the iCloud features. Most of what we heard yesterday had already leaked, and quite honestly while we learned some new details, we’ve still got quite a […]

Review: Air Display For Mac Rocks!

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One of my favorite iPad apps is now available in Apple’s Mac App store. Air Display is a utility that turns a Mac into a wireless display, which means your secondary computer doesn’t have to go completely unused while you’re at your desk. I’ve used the iPad version of the app to turn my iPad […]

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Runs OSX?

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The ViewSonic ViewPad press release crossed the wires today with a photo that shows the device running OSX. The tablet runs a pair of operating systems, but OSX isn’t one of them. Perhaps the company’s graphic artist was being a bit lazy and figured any screen capture would do and simply took a shot of […]

New 13″ MacBook Pro Review: Beauty Shots

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It’s no secret that Apple has some of the best industrial designs in the business, so I decided to shoot a series of beauty shots of my new MacBook Pro. I’m in the midst of writing a full MacBook Pro Review over at Notebooks.com, where I’ll post even more pictures, but I thought the those […]

Jammit App Helps You Learn to Rock Like the Pros

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I’m heading to MacWorld Expo 2011 tomorrow and one app I’m looking forward to seeing first hand is Jammit App. The app allows aspiring musicians to play along with the famous artists and dissect the original recordings. As users play along, they can strip out vocals, drums, guitar, keyboard and bass parts if they want to stand […]