Apple's new Mac Pro is now for sale, and reviews are surfacing. They generally tell a story: this is an awesome device, drop dead gorgeous and fast. Already, supplies are constrained. Once again, Apple has properly sized up the market and produced a winner. So why are there grumbles?
Overcoming the Mac's single clipboard limitation isn't something new so we're always on the hunt for new approaches to making Copy-and-Paste more useful. CopyLess from Maxbor ramps up the multi-clipboard concept to 100 by letting you store up to, well, 100 different items for pasting instead of limiting you to just a single item. It can hold text, images, documents, and application specific data, plus you can access the CopyLess clipboard with a keyboard shortcut and save up to ten items as favorites. You can also see previews of clipboard contents thanks to its QuickLook support, and search for items in your clipboard library. CopyLess is priced at US$6.99 and is available for download at Apple's Mac App Store.
The European Union is considering a new law that would require all cell phone makers to use a standard charger connector, which could put Apple in a position where the company is forced to drop its Lightning Connector in some parts of the world. The law will go beyond the guidelines the EU has already set for standardized connectors, and if passed will go into effect in 2017.
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The idea of standardizing charger cables for personal electronics sounds great, but there are far better choices than micro-USB. For Apple, that would be a big step backwards in quality. Since it looks like the EU is set on passing the bill into law next year, Apple will no doubt be busy trying to convince lawmakers that it's current micro-USB to Lightning adapter is an acceptable option.
Two researchers have found a way to disable the green light on your Mac laptop that lets you know when the built-in camera is active, giving hackers a potential way to spy on you remotely. Just because it's possible, however, doesn't mean it's practical. In other words, there isn't much chance of your Mac being used to watch what you're doing without your knowledge.
There are quite a few useful things you can do with the Dock icons for the Finder and Trash. With the right combinations of modifier keys, you can relaunch a misbehaving Finder, empty the Trash, and even securely empty the Trash. It's all here in this Quick Tip.
What would you do if Bill Gates was your Secret Santa? If you were reddit member NY1227, you'd have a cow. Literally, you'd have a cow. And so would some other person somewhere out there in the emerging—or not-so-emerging world. Bryan Chaffin explains.
Apple released VPN Update for Mavericks Server Thursday. The update addresses an issue that prevented users from connecting to VPN services using Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol, or L2TP.
Availability for Apple's new Mac Pros is limited, at least relative to all the pent-up demand. If you did snag one, or to be more realistic when you finally get the one you ordered today, Apple has a firmware update for you called Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.0.
What are the essential iOS apps for the backyard astronomer? John Martellaro catalogs some of the most notable iOS apps that round out suite of operational and educational apps for the amateur stargazer using an iPad or iPhone.
Apple released Logic Pro X 10.0.5 on Thursday. The update adds three new Drummers and 11 new drum kits,part of the very cool automated Drummer feature introduced in version 10. The update also improves both Channel EQ and Linear Phase EQ, as well as other improvements.
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