In the U.S., cell phone providers are most likely to offer phones that run Palm OS, Windows Mobile, or BlackBerry software. Unfortunately, most of these companies don’t have Mac users’ best interests in mind when they create their phones. But with the right smart phone and the right software, you can make your phone and your Mac talk.
The e-mail–focused BlackBerry, by Research in Motion (RIM), inaugurated the smart-phone category and is still largely regarded as a must-have accessory in corporate and government realms. Its Mac support is fairly limited, but e-mail junkies can convince a BlackBerry to sync with their Macs.
If you use a Windows PC all day, a smart phone running Windows Mobile is instantly familiar. But that's not a whole lot of help to most Mac users, who have their reasons for avoiding Windows. Still, some people prefer Microsoft's smart phone approach.
Palm-based PDAs have always been the most Mac-friendly models out there. And with the Treo, Palm has done a nice job of melding its PDAs with a cell phone that Mac users can enjoy toting around and has showed the rest of the industry wha's smart about a smart phone.
When Apple put the MacBook and the MacBook Pro on the market, both were justly lauded for their superb performance but just as loudly criticized for flawed batteries, overheating, and other glitches. If you’ve been having problems with either model, we have tips for working around the worst of them.
Mark/Space has ironed out the most annoying problems of the previous version of The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile, creating a utility that’s invaluable if you want to synchronize your data with a Windows Mobile device.
Although you can’t fast-forward life, you can speed up time in your movies with time-lapse photography. This video technique compresses hours of action into mere seconds. Once you set up your camera, your Mac does most of the work for you.
If you want the advanced features of a Windows Mobile-based smart phone, The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile 2.5.1 makes them work for your Mac, with features that go beyond just synchronizing phone numbers and calendar entries.
There’s no point in lugging along a laptop on your vacation just so you can archive or organize your digital pictures. A laptop not only adds weight and heft, but is also vulnerable to theft and damage. Luckily, you have other options. Our recommendations will help ensure that all your photos come home safely with you.
Life isn’t always all work and no play. When the day is done and Mac users go home, they have a load of creative tools at their disposal. Here are our favorite tips for when it’s time to get creative.
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While the number of changes in Final Cut Express HD 3.5 since the last version are few, the improvements are substantial.
The Treo 700p is one of the best smartphones on the market, despite its relative expense. And it’s even better if you want to take advantage of its speedy Internet access via the evolution-data optimized cellular data networking standard.
The 6.0.1 update to iMovie HD fixes a number of glitches in the original version of the digital-video editor.
The latest version of this DVD-authoring program adds new features that give you futher control over how you structure and customize projects.