Many people are hoping the iPad can replace their traditional laptop for many productivity applications. One such group is students. If you need to copy text from one of your eBooks on your iPad, you may be disappointed to find out that the DRM management in iBooks does not allow this directly. Use this tip to copy and paste content from your downloaded eBooks.… Read more
One of the biggest concerns to come out of the early days of the iPad revolves around an apparent problem with rising temperatures when operating the touch-screen tablet in direct sunlight or other hot conditions.… Read more
Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week. Though utilities can be any tool that helps you perform a routine task (including image manipulation and synchronization), our focus in this column is to bring you those tools that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems. This week there were numerous updates for maintenance, disk management, and hardware-monitoring utilities, as well as a couple of network- and system-monitoring utility updates.… Read more
I was recently at a friend's house, and we used a combo of an ancient Super Nintendo and a pico projector to play Street Fighter II on his wall, which became a 5-foot screen. It was fun.
The contraption was battery-powered and tiny, and it now looks as if Apple is also eyeing awesome tiny projectors, if this recent patent filing is anything to go by.
The idea is simple: Build one of the tiny projectors into the side (or the back) of a MacBook so that presentations (read: video games) can be projected beyond the laptop. This could, … Read more
Pages for iPad may not be as sophisticated as other desktop word processing apps, but it packs plenty of punch when you just want a way to produce nice looking documents on the go. After only a few minutes playing around with the controls, we were able to create documents with stylized text, imported images, tables, and graphs, and make formatting changes on the fly, all using the touch-screen keyboard. The program comes with several common templates to start from including standard letters, letters with photos, resume layouts, project reports, and many more. With Apple's keyboard dock connected, Pages … Read more
Apple has recently updated a few knowledgebase articles that discuss some errors you may see in iTunes, problems with using startup hotkeys with wireless keyboards, and a few how-to and information articles regarding diagnostic data collection, installing RAM, and advanced uses of DisplayPort connections on 27" iMacs.… Read more
Everyone who uses the Web for a while knows that log-in information starts to pile up quickly. With online e-mail accounts, log-in information for online banking, and countless forums, most users start to use the same passwords for everything. It's pretty easy to see how this is a bad security practice.
Fortunately, you can download 1Password, which remembers all your passwords so you don't have to. Simply come up with a secure master password and then train 1Password to log in to sites for you. If you spend a lot of time on the Internet, 1Password is a … Read more
Apple's iPad is apparently a big seller even before hitting its retail release date. So if you didn't preorder, reserve a unit, or plan to line up at 5 a.m. outside your local Best Buy (which will carry iPads in 600-plus stores), it's time to start considering your touch-screen options.
As we've previously pointed out, there are many tablet/slate devices available that do things the Apple iPad simply can't. Though Apple's tablet runs a version of the company's iPhone operating system, most of these tablets run different versions of Windows, and (… Read more