Chromebooks have surpassed sales of Mac laptops in the United States for the first time ever. And that doesn’t surprise me. Because roughly a year ago I made the same switch. Formerly a lifelong Mac user, I bought my first PC ever in the form of a Chromebook. And I’m never looking back.
Whether you’re a slow typist, are a carpal tunnel sufferer, or just want to feel like you’re living on the Starship Enterprise, Nuance’s Dragon dictation software can make your voice as powerful as any mouse and keyboard. If you’re curious to try it out, Amazon’s hosting a Gold Box deal today.
If you have a Mac, you have Preview, but you might not know this helpful little utility can store digital signatures for you—signatures that can then be appended to PDFs, Pages documents and Mail messages. Here’s how to set up your signatures and add them to to your digital files.
He might hate the United States, but he sure digs those designed-in-California computers.
If you’re the type of person who opens a million tabs in a single browser window, here’s a trick that might bring you some relief: You can reduce tab clutter in Safari (or Chrome or Firefox) by shifting some of your favorite websites to the menu bar in OS X. That means your favorite website will be a click away…
Oases is a game about flying, with pulsing music and beautiful colors all around you. It’s both simple and surprisingly personal, as it posits what happened to the developer’s grandfather after their plane disappeared back in 1960.
If you’ve grabbed one of those shiny fourth-generation Apple TVs then no doubt you’ll be enjoying the looping video wallpapers that come with them—professionally shot clips of famous vistas that change with the time of day. For those without an Apple TV but with a desktop or laptop, there is a way to get the same…
If your Mac’s app updates are acting a little weird, you’re not alone. A security management slip-up means that some software updates might actually require a delete and reinstall to work properly.
Typically, we roll our eyes at “early Black Friday” promotions, but Best Buy’s is actually pretty solid. The highlights here include $150 off the ultra-thin MacBook (plus $50 more for students), and a $55” TV for $350, but be sure to check out Best Buy’s hub for the rest. [Best Buy Early Black Friday Sale]
A fan of the simple ‘start menu’ on show in Chrome OS? You can use it on Windows and Mac computers as well—and it offers more features than you might think. As well as launching your online apps, you can perform quick calculations and run web searches from this pop-up box as well.
1Password is the best looking password manager on the market, and my one of the few apps I couldn’t live without. The only real downside is its upfront $50 cost for desktop apps (the mobile versions are freemium). So if you’ve been waiting on a good deal to secure your digital life, the Mac version is marked down to…
Parallels, the virtual machine go-to for Macs alongside Apple’s own Boot Camp, has another annual update, bringing Windows 10 to your Mac. However, this year Parallels adds one feature previously unknown to common Mac users—a virtual assistant.
Yesterday it came to light that a new OS X bug is being exploited, allowing attackers to install malware on a Mac without needing any system passwords. Now, Apple has announced that it will fix the bug ‘as soon as possible.’
Tentatively wondering whether it’s worth setting up Windows 10 as an alternate boot option on your Mac? I’ve taken the plunge for you—here’s what I found.
BitTorrent is still a great way to transfer large files, but it’s only as convenient and efficient as the application you use to seed and download them. This week, we’re looking at five of the best BitTorrent clients, based on your nominations.