Watchman Expands Beyond Remote Mac Monitoring with Windows Beta

12:47 PM, May. 1st, 2014 · · Mac OS

Mac IT managers and consultants tasked with monitoring large groups of Mac computers are about to see their jobs get just a little easier now that Watchman Monitoring is adding remote Windows PC support to their service. Watchman Monitoring offers remote status monitoring for OS X-based Macs as well as Linus PCs, but until now hasn't offered any support for Windows PC.

1Password Adds Watchtower Website Security Monitoring

10:57 AM, May. 1st, 2014 · · Mac OS

Agile Bits released 1Password 4.4 for the Mac on Wednesday with a new feature called Watchtower that can monitor websites for security vulnerabilities and alert you when you need to change login passwords. 1Password is a password management app that also stores other types of sensitive information, like bank account and credit card numbers, in a secure and encrypted database.

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Considering the security headache heartbleed has been, Watchtower is a very welcome addition to 1Password for the Mac.

Terminal: Exporting Text from Commands

8:25 AM, May. 1st, 2014 · · Mac OS

Melissa Holt’s love of all things Terminal is no secret, and in this Quick Tip, she’s going to prove her love once more. She’ll cover how to export data from the commands you run in a much simpler way than using pipes or other fancy stuff, so if you need to, you can save pages and pages of output into a text file for easy perusal.

Apple Opens Mavericks 10.9.3 Beta to the Public

9:50 AM, Apr. 23rd, 2014 · · Mac OS

Apple made a rare move this week by opening up the beta of OS X 10.9.3 to all users with an Apple ID. The company typically offers access to beta versions of its operating system to members of its paid developer program and doesn't let average users get their hands on updates until locking in shipping versions.

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Offering a pubic beta of OS X 10.9.3 is an interesting move considering this isn't something Apple typically does. It'll be interesting to see if the company offers similar public betas in the future.

Numbers: Fitting Your Content to a Printed Page

8:25 AM, Apr. 23rd, 2014 · · Mac OS

With both the old and the new versions of Numbers, you can easily configure your spreadsheet so that the columns fit to a single page—without having to jump through a ton of hoops (or change your headers!) to do so. In this Quick Tip, we’re going to go over how to do that in both versions of Apple’s spreadsheet software, so no matter which one you use, this article’s for you.

Mavericks: Use Maps to See Traffic and Alerts

8:25 AM, Apr. 16th, 2014 · · Mac OS

You can use Mavericks’ cool Maps program for all sorts of things—getting directions, obviously, or checking out 3D views of cities. But one of the features you may not have known about is the ability to see if there’s construction, accidents, or other impediments along your route. We’ve got the scoop on how to do so (and what the symbols mean!) in this Quick Tip.

Apple Adds Features, Fixes Bugs in iMovie with 10.0.3 Update

6:15 PM, Apr. 10th, 2014 · · Mac OS

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Apple released iMovie 10.0.3 Thursday, an update that includes several feature improvements, as well as a few bug fixes. The company improved event sorting, added fonts options for titles, made it easier to edit a transition, added cropping and rotating tools, and more.