Bare Bones Software announced the immediate availability of BBEdit 10.5 on Tuesday with support for the Retina Display MacBook Pro, new navigation and project management tools, and more. BBEdit is a code and text editing app for Intel-based Macs.
A new trojan horse app called Dockster is targeting Mac users by exploiting a known Java vulnerability. The trojan is apparently being delivered through a website dedicated to the Dalai Lama and once installed can collect user keystrokes and other personal information.
Apple released Digital Camera Raw Update 4.02 on Thursday, adding support for several new cameras from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and Sony to its supported import list for Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11.
In Part One, we looked at all the screen capture options you have available to you on your Mac with just a few key presses. In this installment, we dig in deeper, and look at other options you have as part of the software that is built into OS X.
Do you need to grab images of precisely what's showing on your screen? OS X has a nice handful of options available without you having to spend money on third-party screen capture utilities. The problem is, many of these are poorly documented...unti now.
In OS X, there's a very easy way to strip the text you're copying and pasting of any fancy formatting it has. It's especially useful in Mail, where an additional command can also add quote formatting to what you're pasting. Once you learn how to use these simple tricks, manipulating text'll get a whole lot faster, we promise.
OSX 10.9 has begun appearing on the Interwebs, though it hasn't been announced by Apple. A Czech site first reported that Macs identifying themselves as running OS X 10.9 began appearing on on its servers, and AppleInsider and The Mac Observer found instances on our servers, as well.
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Any guesses on what OS X 10.9 will be called? Lynx? Bobcat? Manx? White Tiger? Apple could adopt a new naming scheme, of course, and testing under OS X 10.9 doesn't necessarily mean it will ship with that number.
What do you do when you need to restart a Mac you aren't in front of, especially if getting to that Mac requires a car or airplane? Restart it remotely, from the Mac you're in front of -- or even your iPhone. The Mac Observer's Dave Hamilton shows you how.
Did you forget your password? Even worse—did you forget the password for your Mac's sole administrator account? We've got help for you in this tip. While it's fairly easy to reset a lost password, there are plenty of things to know before you attempt to do so. Mac thieves and those will malevolent intent, look away from this article!
Sometimes printers just won't behave. Sometimes, however, it's your Mac that's the problem, so we can't always blame the poor printer. In this tip, Melissa Holt will cover a troubleshooting step for you to try if your Mac isn't playing nice with other devices. Feel free to kick your printer just on principle, though.
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