PC ‘on the skids’ as Apple gains ascendancy

On May 26, Apple's market capitalization stood at $223 billion. That took it, for the first time, higher than Microsoft, which had a market cap of $219.3 billion. Apple, not Microsoft, not Google,

Published on: June 3rd, 2010 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

How to whip your new Mac into shape

I've owned precisely one dozen Macs in my life. That means I've had plenty of opportunities to refine my process for taking a new, pristine Mac and making it feel like it's truly

Published on: June 1st, 2010 Lex Friedman

5 not so pleasant surprises about Macs at work

More and more employees wish their companies would give them Macs. After all, Macs are powerful, sleek-looking machines that also run iTunes and Guitar Hero. Yet Macs at work have their own quirks.

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Tom Kaneshige

Five Mac quirks at work that you didn’t know about

More and more employees wish their companies would give them Macs. After all, Macs are powerful, sleek-looking machines that also run cool toys as well as iTunes and Guitar Hero. Yet Macs at

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Tom Kaneshige

Apple iPad — 5 setbacks and two show stoppers

Many Apple followers are proclaiming the iPad to be the gadget of the future. I agree, except for one thing...The iPad's design is elegant, the size seems about right for a device designed

Published on: January 29th, 2010 Rob Griffiths

Will the Mac finally go mainstream in 2010?

It's almost a pathetic assertion: This year, the Mac will break out of its ghetto and become a mainstream computer for individuals and businesses alike. That unfulfilled desire is foretold every year and

Published on: January 4th, 2010 Galen Gruman

Naughty and nice – great gifts for new Mac users

Despite the recession, Mac sales continue unabated. Whether it's a result of the Windows XP-to-Windows 7 upgrade debacle, the hip "Get a Mac" ads, or a halo effect from the successful iPod and

Published on: December 21st, 2009 Ken Gagne

How to fix a feeble hard drive

Sooner or later, nearly every Mac user encounters a hard disk problem. Because the hard drive stores the data that enables your Mac to run, such problems can cause your Mac to misbehave

Published on: December 21st, 2009 Joe Kissell

Microsoft calls its executive’s Mac remark ‘uninformed’ and ‘inaccurate’

Microsoft Corp. yesterday disowned a company executive who said his company's Windows 7 was inspired by Apple Inc.'s Mac operating system, calling his comments "uninformed" and "inaccurate."In an interview published Tuesday, Simon Aldous,

Published on: November 13th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Snow Leopard

Whenever Apple releases a new operating system, the first thing creatives consider before updating is whether or not the new OS will play nicely with their existing investments in hardware and software. For

Published on: September 10th, 2009 James Dempsey

How to setup a telecommuting Mac for $300

"No man is an island," John Donne famously wrote--but Donne predated the era of telecommuting by almost four centuries. As someone who lives on the other side of the country from most of

Published on: September 1st, 2009 Dan Moren

Adobe BrowserLab offers Web designers painless site testing

Adobe Wednesday will unveil Adobe BrowserLab, a fully hosted online service that lets professional Web designers preview how their sites will look in various Web browsers on the Mac and Windows platforms. The

Published on: June 4th, 2009 Jackie Dove

Use AppleScript to automate tedious Mac tasks, boost productivity

Why, when people were trying to get me to switch from Windows to a Mac, did no one tell me about AppleScript? Sure, a stable OS with Unix shell access and a sophisticated

Published on: May 22nd, 2009 Sharon Machlis

How to remotely control your Mac from your iPhone

Can your data appear in two places at once? With a little sleight of hand and the help of some smart apps, you can access your calendar, your files, and even your Mac's

Published on: May 6th, 2009 Christopher Breen and Dan Frakes