If there’s one daily chore that cries out for automation, it’s managing your email inbox. Fortunately, there are all kinds of tools—some built into Mail.app itself, others from third-party vendors—that can help you do just that. In my latest (collaborative) Macworld article, seven of us – myself, together with colleagues Christopher Breen, Katie Floyd, Dan […]
Lots of people like to use lossless digital music files. These are files that reproduce exactly what is on a CD, with no loss in quality; they can even go further, offering high-resolution capabilities, with bit depths and sample rates well above that of CD. One of the advantages of lossless files is that they […]
Neil Young’s Toberlone-shaped Pono high-resolution music player, which was supposed to be released in the fall, has been delayed until the first quarter of 2015. This product earned $6.25 million on Kickstarter, then $7 million on Crowdfunder, which is a crowd-funding investment site, so the company has around $13 million (though they don’t have all […]
TextExpander is another one of those utilities that I couldn’t live without on my Mac. The principle is simple: you set up snippets of text that TextExpander replaces when you type certain abbreviations. For example – let me go turn TextExpander off, so it doesn’t expand what I’m going to type… – I type hrf […]
I’ve been using the excellent BitTorrent Sync app to keep some folders synchronized across my two Macs. I work mostly on my Mac Pro, but also do some work on my MacBook Pro. Also, when I write books and articles, I generally do the screenshots on the MacBook Pro, because it has a retina display. […]
I’ve seen several articles with similar titles recently, as we approach Apple’s 9/9 media event presenting (almost definitely) the iPhone 6, and (perhaps) the iWatch, or whatever it will be called. But here’s everything we know about the iWatch right now: Yes, that’s all we know.
If you’re a Shakespeare buff like I am, you probably like having all of the Bard of Stratford’s works on your iPad or iPhone. It’s great to be able to dip into a play or poem when you have some down time, or when you’re waiting for an appointment. You can download free or paid […]
Ah, iCloud. If you had a buck for every time I had a problem with you, I’d be sitting on a nest egg. Like a lot of people in my profession – and 1 million testers of the public beta – I installed pre-release versions of OS X 10.10 Yosemite to get a head start […]