With the introduction of the new 5K Retina HD iMac last October, Apple has incorporated its “Retina” display technology into almost every one of its flagship products (MacBook Pro, iMac, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) with one exception: the Macbook Air. The 11” and 13” MacBook Air received a small update and spec bump in April 2014, but all in all - it really hasn’t changed too much since its initial debut in 2008. While nobody knows surefire details about Apple’s upcoming products until they’re announced, there is a lot of speculation regarding a new Retina MacBook Air that will hopefully launch later this year.
Apps serve countless purposes, but one area that they are really helpful with is productivity. Whether it is keeping notes and reminders organized or saving articles for offline reading - productivity apps can make your life simpler and more structured. Here are five useful, crossplatform apps that can help bring order to your life.
With the amount of information and suggestive material available on the Internet, it is no surprise that many parents want to restrict their kids’ access to their devices and implement parental controls. The built-in parental controls of the Mac OS X operating system allows you to not only restrict access to the web, but also to certain applications. You can even limit the amount of time your children spend on their devices to certain times of the day and week. Here we will provide you with an overview of the parental control options in OS X and walk you through how to set them up.
Over time, technology has become simpler to use in general. Upgrading your operating system on your computer has also been simplified. Apple's latest operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, features a design overhaul and new features that allows iOS and OS X devices to communicate with each other in new and exciting ways. If you haven’t already upgraded, you may want to look into the new features of Yosemite before you make your decision considering that Yosemite can slow down older Macs. If you decide to upgrade, here is how you can do it.
The new Twelve South BookBook cases are in stock for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus! Kenneth from our Kirkland location took some time to review this product for us. Serving as an iPhone case, wallet and iPhone stand - the BookBook case is a versatile and functional case for those looking to protect their new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus.
Have you ever experienced an application that wouldn't respond while using your Mac? Maybe you've encountered the spinning rainbow wheel icon while using your computer? Don't fear! OS X has a built-in feature called Force Quit. Force quitting an application will help you get unstuck in these situations.
iPhoto 101 covers the basics of iPhoto. In this episode, you will learn how to organize your photos using Events and Places. iPhoto allows you to organize your photos in a variety of ways. Everytime you connect a device to iPhoto and import photos, it automatically creates an event based on that import. Everytime you take a photo on an iPhone or other smart device, the device stores location data within the photo. The Places category within iPhoto shows you the physical locations on a world map where your photos were taken.
We review Cookpad Recipes, an iOS app where everyday cooks can upload recipes for everyone to see. Cookpad has over 150,000 recipes to chose from and more are being added each day. You can even send messages to the original author if you have questions about a recipe. Browse recipes, create shopping lists and improve your cooking chops with Cookpad Recipes!
As the years go by and you accumulate more digital photos, videos and songs - you quickly realize how important and precious storage space is on your computer and other devices. If you are someone that has a large iTunes library filled with music, movies, podcasts and more - you might want to consider storing this library on an external drive versus the local storage of your computer. Doing so will free up space on your computer without compromising the iTunes experience you are used to.
One of the big differences between a PC and a Mac is that - out of the box - the Mac does not have an obvious right-click ability. When looking at a trackpad, there is only one physical button, not two separate buttons like many PC’s. The good news is that Macs can be changed to be able to right click, just like a PC.