OS X Yosemite has finally hit the Mac App Store, bringing the long awaited refresh to the Mac operating system. OS X Yosemite, brings a number of design changes as well as features that bring your iDevice and Mac closer together with features such as Handoff and Continuity. In this video, I review the new operating system in hopes to persuade you to update.
With the release of Shazam in the Mac App Store, it is now possible to utilize its song recognition technologies to discover new music that is playing around you, using your Macs microphone. In this video, I tell you everything you need to know about this new application.
The other day, I was contacted by the company called "Digiarty" to review an application that they developed called 'MacX Video Converter Pro", and give my honest opinion. I downloaded the application, expecting to be very confused because I wasn't sure what video converting actually was. When I launched the application, I felt right at home since all of the menus were very user friendly. You can check out my full review in the video above.
Yesterday during the annual Developers Conference (also known as "WWDC"), Apple released 2 very significant updates to both of their operating systems (iOS and OS X) with the release of two very brand new updates for them (OS X Yosemite and iOS 8). 2014, was definitely the year for Macs with the new release, giving the operating system a brand new design that more resembles iOS 7's interface. A simple aesthetic change isn't the only the only thing apple added to the operating system. You can now, use AirDrop with iOS devices from your mac and vice versa. This allows people to easily transfer files to other people or to themselves easily, over Wi-Fi connection. Some features that were in iOS 7 are also being added into the Macs new operating system, such as the Today-View for notification center, giving you up to date information when you need it (Reminders, Calendar Events, Weather Reports, etc). With the addition of the Today-View for notification center, Apple has also announced app store widgets for notification center, allowing you to have a specific panel dedicated to widgets for your notification center so you can stay up to date about your favorite teams scores and your Ebay bids.
Those are just a few of the things that Apple announced at yesterdays WWDC Conference. If you would like to watch the full 2 our stream of the conference then click here
In this video, I show you how to password protect (encrypt) folders on your Mac, to keep others from being able to see what is inside them. This is really useful if you have really personal files on your Mac, and other people may need to use your computer.
Keep in mind that you may not be able to edit the contents of the folder once it has been encrypted, so make sure you add everything you need to before doing this.
Apple, just released a minor update bringing security enhancements, bug fixes and some feature enhancements to the Mac. It is recommended that all users that are running OS X Mavericks to update to this version.
In this video, I review an application called GifGrabber that is in the Mac App Store. GifGrabber, allows you to create your own Gifs off of videos that you find on the web.
Being able to create hidden folders is very important if you share your Mac with family members or friends. Sometimes, you have have some very personal information that you do not want others to see. Hiding folders on your Mac, is actually really easy to do and you can do this in about 2 minutes or less.
In a future video, I will show you how to password protect (encrypt) your folders so others can't access them.
Being able to give your Mac voice commands to perform certain tasks, is a great way to improve productivity. In this video, I show you how to turn this feature on so you can control your computer with just your voice so you can open applications, open documents, create sticky notes and much more.