Talking to your computer used to be a dream, the kind of thing reserved for actors in sci-fi movies. Well, let’s be honest; we’ve all been talking to our computers for a very long time, but most of the time it just sits there staring back at us with a blank screen. The real trick is to get the system to do something when you talk to it, and OS X Mountain Lion looks to do just that.
The notifications feature in Mountain Lion is great, provided you want them. If you want to be left alone for a while, or if you just don’t care about how often your friends post to Facebook, then you can turn the notifications off quiet easily. It’s really easy to take notifications away; whether you decide to keep it that way is up to you.
Does the boring old :~/ seem so 1997? Have you ever found yourself wishing you could express complex emotions/ideas without resorting to tacky abbreviations like LOL or OMG? While LMFAO may make a good name for a band, it can be unwieldy to use in conversation. Enter Emoji: Japanese pictographs that can convey a wide range of emotions, situations, and feelings.
For those of you who are not in the know, Gatekeeper is a new tool in OS X v10.8 (Mountain Lion) that is designed to help keep your Mac safe from malicious software. It recognizes whether an application was download from the App Store, a trusted source, or otherwise, and can prevent the app from launching. Today, we are going to look at how to get to it and choose your settings.
As you no doubt already know, the first bit of App Store malware was discovered recently, and you may be wondering how you can spot a bit of malicious software on your iPhone. Here is a look at some common signs that you’ve got a bad app.
As you’ve probably heard, DNSChanger Malware is malicious code used by a criminal gang in Estonia that was recently apprehended as part of the FBI Operation GhostClick. On Monday, the FBI will shut down a network of DNS servers on which it’s estimated hundreds of thousands of Internet users worldwide have been depending for Internet access. There’s an easy to check if you’ll be affected.
Have you ever felt the need to change the name of your iPad, iPhone or the iPod Touch but don’t want to be bothered with using iTunes? Previously, iOS owners had to plug their devices into a PC/Mac to use Apple’s iTunes to simply rename any Apple device. When iOS 5 was introduced, Apple cut the need for a computer to perform such basic changes. iOS 5’s PC-free setup has been praised by many iDevice users, and this new ability to rename the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch right from the device is one of the reasons.
iOS 5.1 is now available, and here’s you can perform the update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in five easy steps. We also show how to back up your iDevice using iCloud, how to restore from a backup using iCloud, how to back up using iTunes, and how to restore from an iTunes backup,
When you get an iPad, an iPhone or an iTouch, you have made a sizable monetary investment in your technology. You’re also relying heavily on the device’s battery to keep running and connected. With the help of a few common sense tips, you can make sure your iDevice of choice gets the most out of its battery. That will prevent you not only from having to swear at your phone in the middle of a road trip, but also from having to pay Apple to replace it for you.
Are you suddenly finding yourself prompted to enter your password in OS X each time you drag an item to the trash? It’s a somewhat common problem with a relatively easy fix, provided you’re comfortable working in Terminal. Head inside to see how to make your trash yours again in five quick steps.
If you found yourself with some new AirPlay-compatible gear over the holidays, it can quite a challenge to figure out how to get the your music where you need it. Here is a handy primer for navigating the iOS AirPlay interface, so you can listen to exactly what you want where you want it.
Most of us make our playlists in iTunes and then upload them our iPads, but what if you need to make one on the go, or you just don’t feel like syncing? Well, then you’ve come to the right place. Today we are going to take a look at how you can make a playlist more »