Apple has released a gaggle of knowledge base articles alongside the new version of its MobileMe Calendar Web application, now out of beta. The articles range in content from how to unpublish calendars to general troubleshooting methods to how to set up the new version.… Read more
Apple is expected to introduce a new, smaller MacBook Air at a press conference next week.
Everything about the new Air will be smaller, including the price. The exact final price isn't known right now, but it will be "significantly lower" than the current $1,499 starting price, said a source familiar with the event's agenda. We're confident in our information, but the final details of Apple's announcement could change.
In terms of size, the new Air is described as "smaller and sleeker," but exact dimensions were not known. The current rumor … Read more
So here we are again, a week before another secret Apple day.
According to invitations sent to the press, the company is holding an event called "Back to the Mac" on Wednesday. The invite, part of which you can see above, features a lion behind the Apple logo, which means it's a safe guess to say Apple will introduce the next version of OS X and dub it Lion.
Apple has released a new version of its operating system, Mac OS X 10.6.5 (Build 10H548), to developers for testing. This version focuses on AirPrint compatibility, 3D graphics, QuickTime, and USB devices.
AirPrint allows iOS devices like iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches to interface with printers connected to Macs and shared on a Wi-Fi network. Developers are asked to focus on connectivity and compatibility of the AirPrint features as well as improvements to Time Machine software.
AppleInsider reports that other improvements expected to be included in Mac OS X 10.6.5 are:
Several printing issues including delays … Read more
A new Acer Aspire TimelineX AS1830T-68U118 boasts both a design and internals that rival current and possibly future MacBook ultraportables.
Persistent rumors about an upcoming MacBook Air point to a redesign--as well as new processors. And on Wednesday, we got official word from Apple that it is staging a "Back to Mac" event on October 20. Needless to say, this can only serve to fuel speculation about new MacBooks--and most prominently the MacBook Air.
So, could Acer be blazing a trail that others will follow? At the very least, the TimelineX's feature set points to a contemporaneous … Read more
Financial software might not be the type of thing to make your knees go weak, but a good program is a control freak's dream come true. Such is the case with Intuit's latest offering in the form of Quicken 2011, which is available starting today in a choice of three versions: Starter Edition ($29.95), Deluxe ($59.95), and Premier ($89.95).
It's immediately apparent that Intuit's acquisition of Mint last year has had a positive effect on the Quicken update. For one, the start-up process has been noticeably streamlined when compared with the previous version. … Read more
The most popular office suites on the Mac are probably iWork and Microsoft Office, but if you want a suite that provides almost all the same features without having to spend a penny, try OpenOffice. This open-source office suite features word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software with much of the same features as their commercial counterparts. If you want a free alternative to the big name office suites, OpenOffice is definitely worth checking out.
U.S. computer sales were pretty disappointing during the past three months, unless you're talking about Macs.
According to the Quarterly PC Tracker Survey released by IDC today, Apple shipped 1.99 million Macs in the U.S. during the third quarter of 2010. That's good for 10.6 percent of the 18.9 million PCs shipped in the U.S., putting Apple's share at its highest in the U.S. in the company's history, according to IDC.
While that's still far behind Hewlett-Packard's 24.3 percent share and Dell's 23.1 percent … Read more
In some situations you may find that iTunes no longer recognizes your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch) after you restart your Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard. The solution, though, may be more complex than just reinstalling iTunes.
We have reported at length on how to completely reinstall iTunes, but that process may not be enough to solve this issue. Though your device may be recognized after the reinstall, upon the next restart it will most likely be lost again. An Apple knowledge base article describes the solution, which involves finding and deleting several files.… Read more