Why did Apple make OS X Mavericks free?

Apple Inc. rolled out a raft of new announcements yesterday, but here's one that isn't as flashy as the promise of a new iPad. Still, it's a notable one - Apple's Craig Federighi,

Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Candice So

5 things you need to know about the keynote at Apple WWDC

A new desktop, a new operating system, a revamped, reworked version of iOS7 – Apple Inc. seemed determined to show it could innovate during its keynote address at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference

Published on: June 10th, 2013 Candice So

A fresh update for LibreOffice

Just a month after the release of LibreOffice 3.5, the Document Foundation on Thursday announced an update to the software that's designed to increase the stability and security of the free office productivity

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Five daring uses for your Control key

The Control key (often labeled CTRL) may be famous for letting you Control-click on almost any interface element to reveal a contextual menu. But that workaday use is falling by the wayside now

Published on: November 24th, 2011 Sharon Zardetto

New Mac minis pack performance into tiny package

With the Mac mini (Mid 2010), released in June 2010, Apple gave its smallest Mac an aesthetic overhaul, replacing the chunky, aluminum-and-white-plastic 2009 model with a sleek, aluminum-unibody model that was easier to

Published on: August 4th, 2011 Dan Frakes

New features roar to life in Mac’s Lion OS

More than any previous release, Lion tweaks and extends Mac OS X's interface--often in unexpected ways. With Mission Control and Launchpad, the operating system seems to be be stuck in a tug-of-war between

Published on: July 21st, 2011 Dan Moren

Sneak peek at 5 features in iOS 4.3 beta

Apple isn't wasting any time getting to work this January after bringing the iPhone to Verizon earlier this week. The company released the first beta version of iOS 4.3 for iPad, iPhone, iPod

Published on: January 14th, 2011 Ian Paul

5 secrets of Mac’s Open and Save dialog boxes revealed

It's easy to never go beyond the basics of Open and Save dialog boxes, despite their being perhaps the most-used feature of the Mac interface. Instead of simply working with the basics, make

Published on: January 5th, 2011 Sharon Zardetto

Mac users guide: make the switch to Outlook 2011

If you've already upgraded to Microsoft Office 2011 from an earlier edition--or are considering doing so--you probably know that e-mail, calendars, and contacts are now handled by a new application called Outlook (

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Joe Kissell

Top five errors made by Linux first-timers

With the arrival of Ubuntu 10.10, the list of reasons to try Linux for your business just got a little longer. The free and open source operating system is now more user-friendly than

Published on: October 15th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

How to use your phone to launch powerful portable applications

Mobile computing has long been dominated by laptop computers, but powerful new smartphones such as the Apple iPhone 4 and the various Android phones --including the new Motorola Droid X --are rapidly becoming

Published on: July 21st, 2010 Brent W. Hopkins

Why many users have a disdain for IT

I thought I was just writing a blog about the fact that I wanted a Mac for my work-that a MacBook would allow me to be more efficient and productive at my job

Published on: April 6th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

Mac OS X 10.5.5, a solid mid-product life release

Monday's release of OS X 10.5.5 brought a slew of updates--136MB worth in the Software Update version on my Mac--most of which were described in Apple's nicely-detailed release notes. I've now updated all

Published on: September 18th, 2008 Rob Griffiths

MacBook Air hacked in two minutes in Canadian contest

It may be the quickest US$10,000 Charlie Miller ever earned.He took the first of three laptop computers -- and a $10,000 cash prize -- Thursday after breaking into a MacBook Air at the

Published on: March 31st, 2008 Robert MacMillan