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Put a Mac to Sleep Using an Apple Remote Control

Mar 20, 2012 - 7 Comments
Sleep Mac

If you have an Apple Remote Control and a Mac with an IR receiver port, you can quickly put the Mac to sleep using just the remote control. Obviously you’ll need to be in the same room as the Mac to do this, but it’s pretty handy. Here’s what to do: Point the remote control … Read More

Send Any File to an iOS Device from Mac OS X with iMessage

Feb 19, 2012 - 7 Comments
Send Files to iOS from Mac with iMessage

A little-known feature of iMessage lets any Mac send files to another iMessage user (or yourself) using an iOS device, and vice versa. Yes, this means iMessages can function as a full-fledged file transfer app for both OS X and iOS users, providing for simple transferring of files, pdf’s, text and rtf documents, movies, pictures, … Read More

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion System Requirements

Feb 16, 2012 - 96 Comments
OS X Mountain Lion System Requirements

With every new version of Mac OS X comes new system requirements, and as expected a few machines are getting cut from the list of compatible Macs. The newer the Mac the better, but here is what we know so far about system requirements for OS X 10.8: Basic System Requirements for OS X Mountain … Read More

Redesigned MacBook Pro Lineup to be Revealed This Year?

Feb 10, 2012 - 8 Comments
MacBook Pro Lineup in 2012 maybe

The entire MacBook Pro lineup will be redesigned “radically” this year to more closely resemble the MacBook Air, according to a new report from AppleInsider. Citing a source who says “they’re all going to look like MacBook Airs,” AppleInsider also suggests the MacBook Pro 15″ will likely be the first of the bunch to be … Read More

How to Set Up Find My iPhone (or iPad, or Mac)

Jan 30, 2012 - 13 Comments
Find My iPhone

If you haven’t set up iCloud and Find My iPhone yet, now is a good time to do so. Follow our guide below on how to get this configured on an iPad, iPhone, iPod, and a Mac, then read on for a story about how a police officer used the application to locate an iPhone … Read More

iBooks Author for Mac OS X Makes Creating Interactive iPad Books Easy

Jan 19, 2012 - 8 Comments
iBooks Author

Apple has released iBooks Author, an easy to use app for Mac OS X that lets anyone create interactive multi-touch books for the iPad, these can be published on the iBookstore or iTunes U and offered as free or paid titles. iBooks Author should be a big hit with both small and large publishers, teachers, … Read More

See the Inside of iMac, iPad, and iPhone with These X-Ray Wallpapers

Jan 8, 2012 - 12 Comments
X-Ray iMac wallpaper

Recently we posted a Mac museum collection that featured an iMac using wallpaper that made it appear like you could see right through to the logic board. It turns out these images are from iFixIt, the company that likes to tear down Apple hardware. In the process of documenting their teardowns, iFixIt also has taken … Read More

Check the Apple Support Profile & History of All Your Registered Apple Hardware

Jan 4, 2012 - 2 Comments
Apple Support Profile

The Apple Support Profile page provides an excellent dashboard to check technical support history, status, and warranty information for all registered Apple products under ownership. Assuming you have used the same Apple ID (email address) for all purchases and registrations, you’ll find every Apple item you’ve bought and registered here, including Macs old and new, … Read More

MacBook Pro with 2880×1800 Retina Display Rumored for Release in 2012

Dec 14, 2011 - 16 Comments
MacBook Pro with Retina Display rumored for 2012

Apple is rumored to be working towards releasing retina display equipped MacBook Pro’s in the second quarter of 2012, according to a new report from the Taiwanese trade publication Digitimes. Citing upstream component sources, the displays are said to be 2880×1800 pixels and become yet another competitive advantage for Apple’s portable lineup: While the prevailing … Read More

Macintosh Portable Ejecting a Disk in Space [Video]

Dec 3, 2011 - 6 Comments
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In 1991, astronauts took a Macintosh Portable aboard Space Shuttle mission STS-43, and amongst other things, it became the first computer to send an email in space. A slightly less historical aspect is this fairly entertaining video clip from that mission, demonstrating the Macintosh Portable’s disk ejection system, which works perhaps a little too well … Read More

MacBook Air 15″ Coming in March of 2012?

Nov 14, 2011 - 19 Comments
MacBook Air 15"

Component suppliers have informed DigiTimes that Apple is already gathering pieces to a 15″ ultra-thin notebook that is set to debut as early as the second quarter of 2012. While DigiTimes cautions they don’t know if the new laptop is a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, Apple openly promotes the current MacBook Air lineup as … Read More

Check if Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Will Run on Your Mac (in Bootcamp)

Nov 11, 2011 - 107 Comments
Check Mac GPU info

Will Elder Scrolls V Skyrim run decent on your Mac? If your Mac is relatively new (2009 models and up) the answer is probably, but before you go jumping into Bootcamp, installing Windows on another partition, and buying the game, let’s check to be certain that it will run on your hardware, and run at … Read More

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