1. Help
    August 22nd, 2014 by Harry Tunnecliffe
    Making the most of stock imagery: tips on creating an eye-catching design

    It’s common knowledge among advertising and marketing communications industries that regardless of what you are designing, a well-chosen image can...

  2. News
    August 22nd, 2014 by Harry Tunnecliffe
    A new update for Apple’s Reversible USB cable patent application

    Overnight reports claim Apple has updated its reversible USB connector patent application, published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. This patent...

  3. News
    August 22nd, 2014 by Gregg Keizer
    Apple updates OS X Yosemite public beta

    As expected, Apple today released the second public beta of OS X Yosemite. The update, pegged as build ’14A329r,’ followed the debut of...

  4. News
    August 21st, 2014 by Dan Moren
    Parallels Desktop 10 brings Yosemite support, better Windows-Mac integration

    We’re all Mac users here, but every once in a while – much as we might hate to admit it – we need to run the odd Windows app. Not only will...

  5. App Guide
    August 21st, 2014 by Derek Walter
    Hands-on: Mailbox for Mac Beta swipes, snoozes its way onto OS X

    A deluge of email apps are trying to rein in the chaos that can overwhelm one’s inbox. Mailbox stands out from the pack, as it’s been one of...

  6. Help
    August 21st, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Upgrading your Mac: Moving hard drives from a Mac Pro to iMac

    Reader Ruben Diaz is trading up, but would like to take his existing gear with him. He writes: I’ve been using a Mac Pro for many years but it’s...

  7. News
    August 21st, 2014 by Gregg Keizer
    Apple preps final non-security OS X Mavericks update

    Apple is working its way toward releasing OS X Mountain Lion 10.9.5, very likely the last non-security update for the 10-month old operating system....

  8. Help
    August 20th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to optimise broadband while on holiday

    Reader Patty Hamilton is in the mood for travel but would like to remain connected. She writes: My family and I are renting a house for a week’s...

  9. App Guide
    August 20th, 2014 by Nathan Alderman
    Day One

    I’ve kept paper journals in the past, but never stuck with them. Filling those blank pages felt too much like a chore. Bloom Built’s superb Day...

  10. News
    August 20th, 2014 by Gregg Keizer
    Petition demands Apple fix MacBook Pro graphics woes

    A petition started last year that urges Apple’s CEO Tim Cook to recall older MacBook Pro laptops to fix a graphics problem has passed the 10,000-signature...

  11. App Guide
    August 19th, 2014 by Michael Simon
    Memory Diag

    Unless you’ve spent a bundle to max out your Mac Pro with a couple pairs of 16GB RAM sticks, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced the occasional...

  12. News
    August 19th, 2014 by Gregg Keizer
    New Yosemite dev preview may herald public beta update later this week

    Apple released the sixth developer preview of OS X Yosemite, according to online reports. Developer Preview 6 appeared in the Mac App Store for registered...

  13. App Guide
    August 18th, 2014 by Michael Simon
    Notebook 4

    Skeuomorphism is a funny thing. On the one hand, there’s the pre-iOS 7 faux stitching and wooden shelves we all hated, garish replications that...

  14. Help
    August 14th, 2014 by Topher Kessler
    Four Finder timesavers every smart Mac user should know

    For some users, ‘organising files’ in the Finder begins and ends with creating folders and moving files into them. But there are a bunch...

  15. App Guide
    August 14th, 2014 by Dan Miller
    Draft Control

    There are plenty of ways to keep track of changes made to a text document. You can use the track-changes tools built into your word processor (assuming...

  16. Help
    August 14th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    Workarounds for deleted network aliases

    Reader Scott Coatsworth has an issue with disappearing shortcuts. He writes: I need to transfer files from my Mac to another on our network, so I...

  17. App Guide
    August 13th, 2014 by Dan Frakes
    Folderol

    Mavericks’s Finder tags feature offers a number of benefits over the older file and folder labels, but one of the drawbacks of tags is that items...

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