Adding apps and software to OS X Yosemite can clutter up the menu bar. Fortunately there are easy ways to fix that problem. Creative Cloud, Dropbox, Time Machine. Before you know it your menu bar is crowded from both ends. Especially when you're using a smaller screen, like on the MacBook Air, you might like to keep your menu bar tidy. Show More Summary
Bluetooth is an incredible invention. iTunes is a mediocre media player. But if you use a Mac, you can't have one without the other. Any time you connect a Bluetooth Audio device, OS X opens iTunes. This is a feature that you can't turn off, and it's annoying as hell. Read more...
Dedicated wave editor Audacity has found enduring popularity, as a free and open source tool for working with sound. It runs on Linux, Windows, and OS X – with support for older Mac operating systems, which these days is sometimes tough to find. Show More Summary
Keeping your kids safe on your computer is one of the more important things you can focus on as a parent. Mac OS X has a great tool built right in to do just that: Parental Controls. It’s fairly easy … Read more ›
I love my Macs and my iOS devices, but I can't help but feel like things are getting out of control. When I look at the gadgets that my family and I take for granted, I feel like I live in the future. Smart tablets, smart phones, smart watches. Show More Summary
Mac users curious to see how Microsoft’s latest operating system update looks and feels like can run the Windows 10 Technical Preview on their OS X computers right now without purchasing additional software that lets them actually install Windows 10 on top of Yosemite, OS X Daily reveals. Show More Summary
While the Calendar app that Apple includes with OS X Yosemite is pretty good for casual, everyday users, it may sometimes fall short for those who rely on their calendar to manage their busier lives. Fortunately, there are alternatives,...Show More Summary
After launching a successful follow-up to popular calendar app Fantastical for iPhone and iPad, developer Flexibits returns its attention to Mac with Fantastical 2 for OS X, bringing a slew of new features like Today widgets and extensibility support.
Fantastical has been my go-to calendar app for years. It’s interface and ease of use is second to none, especially Apple’s terrible Calendar app. But Fantastical hasn’t received much love on the Mac in awhile. While the iOS version has … Read more ›
Fans of popular (and beautiful) iPhone/iPad calendaring app Fantastical 2, rejoice: After a four-year wait from the original Fantastical, the second version is available for Apple Mac OS X Yosemite computers today. And it's looking good. Show More Summary
Flexibits has today launched a new version of its popular Fantastical calendar app for OS X. “When we designed the original Fantastical for Mac almost four years ago, the real goal was to fix (Apple’s own calendar app at the time) iCal – it was hard to add events, really time-consuming, it wasn’t fun. Show More Summary
Fantastical 2 is a full screen calendar replacement for Mac with an all new design for OS X Yosemite and all new features that you won't find anywhere else. A Notification Center widget, faster and more reliable sync, full time zone support, and "calendar sets" round out the highlights. Show More Summary
I believe this product is only available as a Public Beta for which I am a tester. Despite my very limited use of beta-products, the OS X betas after the retail release have been very stable. I have only had 2-3 issues for which I filed RADARs on and those issues were fixed in a […]
OS X: Animated GIFs get your point across visually without using a video. You can make animated gifs from an existing video, but if you just want to capture your screen, GifGrabber will do the trick. Read more...
I run Time Machine backups on my Mac system and recently accidentally deleted a file. Now I need to recover it. How do I actually use Time Machine in Mac OS X? The post How do I recover a file using Time Machine? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.
The new messaging capabilities built into OS X Yosemite make your Mac even more useful for day-to-day communication. With this new set of features (part of Continuity), you can send SMS text messages and make phone calls from your Mac. … Read more ›
Elmedia Player (EP) is an all-in-one media player and manager for Mac OS X. Unlike Quicktime and iTunes, EP allows you to discover, download, organize, play, and manage movies and music in a ton of formats, including: FLV, SWF, XAP,Show More Summary
Apple on Thursday released a trio of software updates for Mac owners, including a bug and compatibility fix for iPhoto, and twin security updates for OS X 10.10.2, matched to different hardware.
Apple has released a new security update for OS X Yosemite, and a separate version of the update for Macs released in early 2015, including the new 13? MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpads and the upcoming MacBook. The update is available for users running OS X 10.10.2 in the Updates tab of the Mac App Store, […]
Apple today has released a pair of Safari betas for earlier version of OS X. Safari 7.1.5 beta for OS X Mavericks and version 6.2.5 beta for OS X Mountain Lion are both available on the Mac Developer Center for registered developers. Safari 8.0.5, which includes the same upgrades as the Mavericks and Mountain Lion […]