Archive for the ‘Macworld’ tag
OS X: Google Drive is finally here, promising awesome Dropbox-like online storage and file syncing—but also the same security and privacy caveats that come with storing information on cloud servers. Macworld offers this handy file encryption tool that works with Google Drive for drag-and-drop encrypting on your desktop. More »
Etc: Apple is reportedly engaging in settlement talks with Proview over its Chinese iPad trademark dispute.
Apple is reportedly engaging in settlement talks with Proview over its Chinese iPad trademark dispute.
This is a Macworld review by Jason Snell on Apple’s third-generation (2012) model iPad. I have the first generation iPad so the iPad three seems somewhat appealing. Are you getting one? Follow SEJ on Twitter @sejournal
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Etc: The early review embargo lifted on Wednesday night for the third-generation iPad. Check them out while you wait for our in-depth review, which will go up early next week!
The early review embargo lifted on Wednesday night for the third-generation iPad. Check them out while you wait for our in-depth review, which will go up early next week!
One of the annoying features of the system-wide spell check on Mac’s is the fact you have to grab your mouse, right-click the word, and then click again to select the word. Macworld shows off how accomplish the same thing with just the keyboard. More »
Etc: Apple just announced "Mountain Lion," the next major version of Mac OS X, via early previews at some publications. Macworld has a hands on with the new OS.
Apple just announced “Mountain Lion,” the next major version of Mac OS X, via early previews at some publications. Macworld has a hands on with the new OS.
Apple’s Photo Stream service for iCloud is a great way to keep your photos on your iPhone in sync with your computer, but it requires you use the newest version of iPhoto. If you’re not a fan of iPhoto, Macworld forum member DJF3 came up with a script to automate the process and skip iPhoto. More »
This week, we wrapped up our coverage of the 2012 Macworld|iWorld conference in San Francisco just as Apple issued an update to Final Cut Pro X and gave the AirPort Utility an iOS makeover. Additionally, Tim Cook offered some strong words in response to doubts about Apple’s attitude toward worker conditions in China, Neil Young recounted stories about Steve Jobs working towards higher-quality music downloads, and more. Need a recap? You’re in the right place.
Rethinking iPhone UI and getting things done with Clear to-do app: Realmac is set to launch an iPhone to-do list app in a few weeks that breaks list making and maintaining down to the barest essentials, eschewing some common iPhone UI elements to make the app as simple as humanly possible.
LandingZone to ease docking for MacBook Air: A new Cupertino startup is launching a clever, well-designed docking solution for Apple’s MacBook Air. The first version is set to begin shipping by March, but a planned Thunderbolt-equipped version is on hold pending licensing approval from Intel.
Schneider Optics, part of the German lens maker Schneider Kreuznach, has launched a new interchangeable lens system for the iPhone 4 and 4S. Called iPro, the new system is available now with a wide-angle and fisheye lens, along with a tough aluminum case and storage system that doubles as a handle and tripod mount. Company representatives recently showed Ars a pre-production prototype of an additional 2x telephoto lens at Macworld|iWorld 2012, which will be launching soon as well.
The iPro system relies on a custom aluminum case which fits the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. The case has a bayonet fitting to attach and precisely position iPro lenses. The lenses themselves have precision crafted aluminum barrels, heavy glass, and high quality multi-layer coatings. Users can select from a perspective-warping fisheye lens, 0.7x wide angle lens, or (soon) a short 2x telephoto lens. The 35mm equivalent focal length on an iPhone 4 is 9mm, 20mm, and 56mm respectively, while on an iPhone 4S those focal lengths would be 10mm, 24mm, and 70mm.
A former Apple engineer and a few entrepreneurs leveraged Kickstarter funding to produce a clever new MacBook Air docking solution called LandingZone, which we were able to check out at this year’s Macworld|iWorld conference The extremely compact dock adds extra ports to your MacBook Air and makes moving from desktop to mobile configuration as simple as sliding a lever. The good news is the first version of the device is shipping soon, but unfortunately it does have limitations when used with Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Airs.
Apple designed the MacBook Air to be a highly mobile notebook. Unless you have a Thunderbolt-equipped model and Apple’s $1,000 Thunderbolt Display, however, using a MacBook Air as a convertible desktop still requires plugging and unplugging two, three, or even four cables and adapters. InfiniWing’s LandingZone offers a solution that quickly converts a MacBook Air to use with an external monitor, wired Ethernet connection, and up to 4 USB 2.0 ports.