Despite the clean lines and sleek exteriors of our Macs, the insides often look like a real mess. Cluttered photo libraries; old web caches; broken extensions; unused configuration files — the list of data that can gum up our Macs is long. That makes staying on top of it all nearly impossible, unless you’ve got time and energy to spare.
Your Mac comes out of the box as a lean, mean computing machine. But any Mac is only as useful as the apps you put on it. That makes this bundle of Mac apps worth checking out. In addition to including various ways of improving the performance and productivity possibilities of your Mac, the Fab 5 Mac App Bundle is available for whatever you’re willing to pay. Read on for details.
Can Google convince iPhone fans to jump ship for the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL?We show how Google’s Pixel lineup compares to iPhone 8 and the upcoming iPhone X.
In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, you’ll find that story and more. Check out the serious internal upgrades packed into iPhone 8 Plus, and Google’s new mini speaker. We’ve got some great Mac apps for photo editors, a roundup of the best chargers and stands for Apple Watch Series 3 and a review of the iconic Speidel Twist-O-Flex band. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.
Anyone who sends a lot of emails knows that a little extra efficiency goes a long way. Whether it’s typing out the same canned response over and over, combing endless threads, or just entering your name. Apple Mail and Outlook are great, but they can fall short for power users.
September 29, 2004: Apple debuts Logic Pro 7, its pro-grade music creation and audio production software. The update boasts a host of new tools and a streamlined interface that brings it more in line with other Apple software.
Coming off the success of the iPod and iTunes Music Store, Logic Pro 7 — and its stripped-down sibling, Logic Express 7 — serves a reminder of Apple’s dominance in the music tech arena, for consumers and professionals alike.
The iPhones 7, 8 and X all capture images in the new HEIC format, which creates images much smaller than JPEGs, with the same quality.
All new images you snap, and movies you capture, will be saved in the new HIEC and HVEC (for movies) formats. But what if you want to convert your older images from JPEG to HEIC to save some space? That’s exactly what Half App does.
If you have an email address, there’s a very good chance it ends in “@gmail.com.” Well over a billion people use Gmail, which claims more than 20 percent of the email market. Even though Mac users’ machines come with Apple Mail, many prefer to use Google’s email platform in their browser.
One thing Apple Mail users could dangle over the head of Gmail users is the ability to install Mailbutler, a plugin that adds a bunch of useful new functions to the Mac’s built-in email program. But with today’s release of the latest beta, Mailbutler finally becomes available for Gmail.
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There’s no denying it — the new iPhones look amazing. So it’s no surprise if you’re already plotting how to get one. But with any new device comes the challenge of moving the important stuff from your old one.
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Today, iOS 11 launches at long last. It’s been hyped as one of the biggest updates yet, setting a new standard for Apple’s mobile operating system. There’s a new Dock, multitasking tools, drag-and-drop features, the ability to pay friends over messages, and lots more.
But with any major new update comes the risk of data loss. If the software update crashes, for example, you could lose data. Or look to the rollout of iOS 9.3, which was met with numerous reports of sudden data loss on people’s devices. Before you reincarnate your iPhone as an iOS 11 device, it pays to get a recovery solution in place.
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If you’re serious about taking care of your Mac, you probably use a variety of third-party applications. From VPNs to defragging, managing backups to scanning for viruses, it takes a village of apps to keep Macs at their best.