1. Blogs
    Apple raises bet in poker game with Microsoft over mobile productivity

    Apple yesterday poked the bear that is Microsoft by announcing that it would give away its trio of iWork productivity apps to buyers of new iOS 7-compatible...

  2. Features 1
    Is AppleCare worth it?

    When you buy an Apple hardware product such as a Mac or an iPad, you get a one-year hardware warranty and 90 days of free phone-based tech support,...

  3. Blogs
    iBooks Author support for the iPhone should be on Apple’s to-do list

    For all we’ve heard about iOS 7 in the lead-up to next week’s iPhone event, one Apple avenue has been eerily silent: iBooks and the iBooks Store...

  4. Features
    Mac Emergency! Part 2: fast fixes for the most common Mac problems

    Nobody ever said the Mac was perfect. (Well, OK, some people do, but you can’t take them seriously.) Macs crash, freeze, refuse to turn on or...

  5. News
    VMware releases Fusion 6 to support OS X Mavericks, Windows 8.1

    For years now, we’ve been watching an ongoing tit-for-tat battle between VMware and Parallels. Both companies make virtualisation apps – VMware...

  6. Help 1
    Revive images with Snapheal Pro

    Who doesn’t have photos that need a little love? Maybe you’d like to remove an object, shadow or person from the background or brighten a dull...

  7. App Guide
    Scenario

    Despite the mixed signals that Apple keeps sending on the subject, scripting is alive and well on the Mac, as users from all walks of life use it...

  8. App Guide
    Musique

    When listening to music on your computer, you can go several different ways. The first is to use a huge, well-known music player such as iTunes or...

  9. Features 2
    On the record: NETGEAR’s Brad Little on the future of Wi-Fi, 802.11ac

    We are consuming more data than ever before and with a larger demand for mobile connections, new technology is arriving with wider range and faster...

  10. Help
    Take control of startup and login items

    When you turn on your Mac, various apps, add-ons (such as menu extras) and invisible background processes open by themselves. Usually these automated...

  11. Help
    Backing up and restoring musical instruments

    A musician who wishes to remain anonymous finds his instrument suddenly silent. He writes: Chris, this is a pretty obscure question, but your blog indicates...

  12. Help
    Six ways to keep teenagers safe online

    A few years ago, all I had to do to keep my kids safe online was set up the family computer in a well-trafficked room and walk by every so often....

  13. Features 1
    Mac Emergency! Part 1: fast fixes for the most common Mac problems

    Mac Won’t Turn On One of the scariest things that your Mac can do, short of emitting actual flames and smoke, is refuse to turn on at all. you...

  14. Gadget Guide
    Twelve South SurfacePad for MacBook Pro

    Here’s some relief for your poor, overworked wrists. The US$29.99 SurfacePad for MacBook Pro provides a “warm weather work surface” on your...

  15. News
    Apple has begun to train staff on iOS 7 and iTunes Radio

    According to 9to5Mac, which says it’s quoting “multiple AppleCare employees”, Apple has begun training its technical support staff...

  16. News
    New Apple event – MacTalk Live!

    Niche Digital is proud to announce MacTalk Live!, a new, Apple-centric event being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday,...

  17. Features
    Mac Emergency! Part 1: fast fixes for the most common Mac problems

    Crashing apps Crashes and freezes in OS X happen infrequently, and most of them are easy to resolve. Better still, even though a crash or freeze may...

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