It's time for our annual GemFest (a.k.a., Summer of Gems). Starting today and continuing through the end of 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.
Actions is a combination of Mac and iOS apps that turn your iPad into a nifty touchscreen control pad and shortcut panel for your Mac.
AirPlay is Apple’s technology for streaming audio or video over a local network. This week's Macworld video gives you a quick look at the most common AirPlay setups and how to configure and use them.
When switching to a Mac from another computer, you’ll likely worry about software compatibility. But don’t forget all your keyboard, mouse, and other external accessories. Here’s how to get that gear to work with your Mac.
If the iPhone Clock app's single timer is too limited for you, check out Timer. This easy-to-use app lets you configure and customize multiple timers and quickly access any with a tap.
Now that we've gotten a peek at the long-awaited new Mac Pro, how does it stack up against our wish-list?
In an open letter posted to the company's website, Apple provides information about what kinds of data it does and does not provide to U.S. government agencies, when it provides that information, and how the company promises to protect user privacy.
You don't really want your kids to use your computer all summer long, do you? Here's how to set up a Mac that's just right for their small and messy hands.
We go inside the new Mac Pro with some hands-on time and answers to your questions.
All App.net accounts come with free online file storage. Swing makes it simple to use that storage space to share files with other people and on social networks.
The Apple TV's included remote is easy to use but limiting, while Apple's Remote app for iOS requires that you have an expensive iOS device on hand and available. Ultimately a Bluetooth keyboard, even an inexpensive third-party model, may be the best Apple TV remote of all.
Apple's AirPlay technology lets you stream audio and video from a Mac or iOS device to AirPlay-enabled output devices. If you aren't using it yet, you should be. Here's how.
Animated GIFs are a currency of online humor, but they can also be useful. GIF Brewery makes it easy to create your own animated GIFs from your videos.
Annex's Quad Lock system combines a standout iPhone case with an array of clever mounting options.
Spotdox is a nifty combination of a Mac app and a Web service that lets you remotely move any file on your Mac to your Dropbox folder—thus making it available via Dropbox from anywhere.