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iWork apps for iOS and OS X updated with bug fixes and stability improvements

iWork apps for iOS and OS X updated with bug fixes and stability improvements

Apple has released a set of maintenance updates for its iWork applications on both iOS and OS X today. Overall, there's not much to report other than the usual stability improvements and bug fixes. The updates are now available for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for both iOS and OS X.
What if the next MacBook Air were lighter than an iPad?

What if the next MacBook Air were lighter than an iPad?

Someone gave me a cold for CES this year — how nice of them! — so I've been getting up obnoxiously early this week. Today, I thought I'd use some of that time to muse on Tuesday's MacBook Air rumor from 9to5Mac. Senior editor Mark Gurman's source purports that the next MacBook Air will merge the...
Losing Mac drive space to "Backups?" Don't panic!

Losing Mac drive space to "Backups?" Don't panic!

Apple's Time Machine software makes sure that your Mac is always backed up, either to a Time Capsule device on your network or to an external hard drive. One of the lesser-known functions of Time Machine is its ability to save "snapshots," which can grab big chunks of your hard drive. If you've...
What we want to see from Apple in 2015

What we want to see from Apple in 2015

With 2015 right around the corner, there's lots we could wish for. We could wish for the moon—or at the very least, a hoverboard prototype to show up at CES 2015. But as much fun as it is to wildly speculate on pie-in-the-sky ideas, we're going to travel a bit closer to Earth for our 2015...
How to copy/paste between your Macs and iOS devices

How to copy/paste between your Macs and iOS devices

A few weeks ago, I put a call out on Twitter for Continuity-based copy/paste apps: My kingdom for a Continuity-based copy/paste utility. Does this exist somewhere?— Serenity Caldwell (@settern) December 4, 2014 Since 2010, I'd been using Syncopy to sync clipboards between my Macs; unfortunately...
Ten technology tips for your family members this holiday

Ten technology tips for your family members this holiday

Every time I come home for Christmas, my folks ask me to fix something technology-related in their home. They're very intelligent people and generally good with Macs, but somehow I always end up having to troubleshoot something. (This Christmas: controlling the Nest thermostat through their iOS...
What's on Serenity's Yosemite Dock right now

What's on Serenity's Yosemite Dock right now

First things first: Left-side Dock, forever. I know there are some people who prefer having their Dock along the bottom of the screen, but when you're rocking an 11-inch Air, a bottom Dock takes up valuable screen space. And to borrow from the Doctor: side Docks are cool. When it comes to the...
How to record phone calls on your Mac

How to record phone calls on your Mac

If you're in a business — as I am — where you occasionally conduct interviews over the phone, or want to remember brainstorming sessions with a friend, you may wish to record your calls. In the past, this was a bit of a pain with iPhone calls, since iOS apps can't hijack your audio signal. You...
Total War: Shogun

Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai joins the battle on OS X

Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai is now available for Mac, introducing the acclaimed standalone expansion pack by developer The Creative Assembly and published by Sega. Joining the base version of this expansion pack will be a Collection Edition, which includes four faction packs. Total...
App Santa returns to bring you some of the best apps for iOS and Mac for up to 60% off!

App Santa returns to bring you some of the best apps for iOS and Mac for up to 60% off!

App Santa is back! From December 16 to December 26, a number of independent developers have banded together to bring you some of the best apps for iOS and OS X for up to 60% off. From App Santa: App Santa is back, and bigger than ever before! Enjoy savings of up to 60% on award-winning apps...
Apple seeds new beta for OS X 10.10.2

Apple seeds new beta for OS X 10.10.2

Apple has released a new beta for OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to developers. Apple is asking participants in this beta to focus on Wi-Fi, Mail, and VoiceOver. The previous beta for 10.10.2 was released just last week. You can download the new build, 14C81f, from the Apple Developer Center, as well...
Continuity: Where it is now, and our hopes and dreams for the future

Continuity: Where it is now, and our hopes and dreams for the future

Continuity is one of the major new features across Apple's new operating systems, iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, and the one that's best embodied Apple's "integration" theme. It lets you AirDrop just about anything between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It makes hotspots instantly available. It relays...
How to open apps from an unidentified developer in Yosemite

How to open apps from an unidentified developer in Yosemite

Mac OS X has a couple of great safeguards in place to prevent you from accidentally running malicious applications that might infect or otherwise damage your computer. But that can occasionally also prevent perfectly legitimate applications from running. Here's how to keep your computer safe and...
Telltale Games' 'Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice' lands on Mac today, iOS Thursday

'Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice' lands on Mac today, iOS Thursday

Are you looking to get a little more Game of Thrones in your life between seasons? Well, there's some good news, as Telltale Games has announced that episode one of its Game of Thrones series, titled "Iron From Ice," is available today on Mac — or at least that's the plan. It currently seems that...
Fantastical, Chatology get deep price cuts through the new year

Fantastical, Chatology get deep price cuts through the new year

There are sure to be tons of apps on sale as we approach black friday, but Flexibits is doing one better and slashing the prices of its apps through the new year. Starting today, you can pick up Fantastical for iPhone, iPad, and Mac for much cheaper than its normal going rate. Also in tow is a...
Review: Vellum 1.2 brings ebook creation into the 21st century

Review: Vellum 1.2 brings ebook creation into the 21st century

I've been building and editing ebooks for just over four years now. I started back in 2010 with Macworld when we were still hand-compiling HTML files; and though our process changed and simplified greatly over the years, we still needed multiple programs and long working hours to put everything...
How to use AirDrop with older Macs

How to use AirDrop with older Macs

We love AirDrop, which allows people to wirelessly share files between their Macs and iOS devices. But, as with Continuity's other features, pre-2012 Macs are feeling a bit left out. Sadly, there's no way to convince an older Mac to share a file with your iPhone or iPad, but you can transfer...
How Apple keeps your Handoff data private and secure

How Apple keeps your Handoff data private and secure

Handoff is part of Continuity, which is designed to make iPhones, iPads, and Macs work together more quickly, easily, and seamlessly than ever before. Rather than putting the same interface across all their devices, or making the web the center of the universe, Handoff is keeping things personal...
Apple releases OS X 10.10.1

Apple releases OS X 10.10.1 with Wi-Fi reliability fixes and more

Apple has released the latest update for OS X Yosemite, version 10.10.1. It contains a number of fixes and improvements to Yosemite You can find OS X 10.10.1 in the Updates section of the Mac App Store. This update fixes Wi-Fi issues with Yosemite, as well as connections with Microsoft...
Getty Images Stream

The Getty Images Stream photo app is now available for OS X Yosemite

After a release earlier this year for the iPhone and iPad, Getty Images now has a version of its Getty Images Stream app available for OS X Yosemite owners to download for free. Like the iOS app, the OS X Yosemite version of Getty Images Stream allows users to browse and view through the...

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