Mac owners, this is for you. Practical Mac explores Apple's new software offerings, hardware upgrades and more. Appears every other Saturday, written alternately by Glenn Fleishman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jeff Carlson (email@example.com).
Here are some aspects of Yosemite and iOS 8 that pique the feeling of experiencing the future now — and even a few cases where the future needs to be held off.
Jeff Carlson looks at new and upcoming product releases from Apple, including the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, what’s new with Touch ID, and how devices are communicating with each other in better ways.
It’s not unusual for Apple devices to work together, but its latest products and announcements accentuate a change in Apple’s attitude: it’s time to really put the Apple ecosystem to work.
In a rare move, Apple is running a public beta program of OS X Yosemite, open to the first 1 million people to volunteer.
A to-do list and a podcast player. It’s harder than you think to make them work well. But these two apps offer a clean interface and belies the thought put into them.
Apple is bringing the OS X and iOS platforms a bit closer to each other in their next iterations. Users can get a taste of what’s to come this fall when the software for each is released.
After trying different options, a search for an effective videoconferencing system settles on Slingshot. Among other things, it allows users to share the screen of an iOS device with a group in a shared conference.
The big question is which passwords to change. Mashable has put together of major services, like Facebook and Tumblr, noting whether they were affected and if a fix is in place.
Microsoft, with its new Office suite for the iPad, wasn’t the only Seattle-area company with a new product getting attention at this week’s Macworld/iWorld conference.
It’s amazing how much the original Mac still affects what we do today, writes Jeff Carlson. With January’s anniversary, lots of longtime users have enjoyed remembering the models they’ve owned over the years.