Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) is as easy to install as its predecessor, Lion (OS X 10.7), was. But there are still a few things you can do before downloading Mountain Lion to ensure that your Mac is ready and that the upgrade process goes smoothly.
Thanks to upgraded processors and graphics capabilities, along with both Thunderbolt and USB 3 for expansion, it's getting tougher and tougher to say the Air isn't a "full-featured" laptop. And you no longer have to give up a good chunk of performance if you want to go light.
Instead of mailing paper or sending faxes, these days we can email important documents. But for many people, the biggest hurdle to going all-digital is signatures: How do you sign a PDF document? In this week’s Macworld video, we show you how to electronically sign your PDF document using tools you’ve already got on your Mac.
It's time for our annual GemFest (a.k.a., Summer of Gems), so starting today and continuing through mid-August, we'll be reviewing a new Mac Gem every day (except Sunday). Some of the programs are simple, some more complex. Some will be niche-y, while others will be programs everyone should use. The one thing they all have in common is that each is a Mac Gem.
NoteTote is a clever utility that lets you download files to your Mac no matter where you are, or what device you're using, when you come across the link.
iTunes has a good number of hidden settings that affect how the program works and what options are available to you. Change Hidden iTunes Preferences presents the settings in an easy-to-use interface.
Clamcase has revealed the Clambook, a laptop-like docking station that provides a larger screen and a physical keyboard for your iPhone or Android smartphone.
Three current software bundles include Mac Gems, offering a slew of good software at even-better-than-usual prices.
Like former Gem KeyCue, CheatSheet makes it easy to discover and remember keyboard shortcuts for particular applications.
CleanMyDrive lets you monitor connected drives and mounted volumes, but it can also automatically clean thumb drives and other removable drives to keep them free of cruft.
Logitech on Wednesday announced the Wireless Solar Keyboard K760, a solar-powered desktop keyboard that can be paired with up to three devices (for example, a Mac, an iPad, and an iPhone) at the same time.
Justnotes is an elegant plain-text-notes app that syncs across devices using Simplenote and Dropbox.
The Mac Gems blog focuses on reviews of great, inexpensive software, but every once in a while we call your attention to past Gems that are currently even less expensive. Here are 13 Gems you can get for a steal.
EdgeCase is a unique utility that gives you the user-interface benefits of a single display when using multiple displays.
DragonDrop is a simple utility that gives you a temporary place to store files, folders, and other content, making it easier to move those items between windows, applications, and workspaces.