What are the essential Mac apps for the backyard astronomer? John Martellaro catalogs some of the most notable OS X apps for beginners that round out a complete technical package for the amateur astronomer.
Apple's Safari Web browser for the Mac may be convenient, but that comes at the price of security through the app's ability to restore open webpages after relaunching. The problem, according to security analysis company Kaspersky Labs, is that Safari 6.0.5 stores the passwords for site logins in an unencrypted file, which means anyone that knows where to look can potentially read your site credentials without any special software.
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Storing user passwords in an unencrypted file is a really bad idea, and it's unfortunate that Apple did just that with Safari 6.0.5. The issue was fixed with the release of Safari 6.1, which is exactly why it's important to stay on top of software updates.
If you've ever wanted to pick apart an animated GIF and check out its individual frames, then this tip's gonna make you happy. Using Preview on your Mac, you can view and save the separate pieces of an animated GIF into several different formats, with no third-party software required. Melissa Holt's even used her favorite GIF of all time in this article, so you don't wanna miss that, do you?
OS X makes it easy to retain or ditch the original formatting of text when using the Copy and Paste commands, but what if the keyboard shortcuts Apple uses for each option are the opposite of what you really need? That's an easy fix, and Michael Johnston is on the job and ready to share the secret.
By default when you use the volume keys on your Mac’s keyboard to adjust its volume, a neat little “blip” sound is heard in order to give you a sense of how loud its speakers are. It’s definitely a handy feature, but sometimes you just don’t want to hear it. Michael Johnston shows you how.
Apple released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 5.01 Tuesday, a release that adds RAW support for new cameras from Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony. RAW is the native file format for Digital SLR cameras.
Want to place your contact information on your Mac’s Lock screen? How about a “Reward if Found” message on your iPhone or iPad? Sandro Cuccia shows you how to create customized messages on your Mac’s and iOS Device’s Lock screen.
As Sandro Cuccia has written about in previous articles, Apple gives all Mac owners several amazing and free little applications and utilities built right in. Calculator is one such app. Sandro shows you the features included and how to use them, with a peek at the iOS 7 version.
Mac Geek Gab listener Ken wants to set up and control a Mac mini without having to use a dedicated monitor, mouse, and keyboard. We'll show him how Target Disk Mode, a longtime Mac feature, can let him boot the Mac mini using just his MacBook Pro and a data cable.
Apple released brand new versions of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Tuesday, and they're free for anyone that's buying a computer or mobile device. For the rest of us, there may be some money changing hands to get the most recent version of the iWork suite on our devices. Read on to see where to get the apps and what you can expect to pay.
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