While the number of Apple-owning households continues to grow, the vast majority of those Macs are sharing space with at least one Windows-based PC, according to a new study.
The NPD Group said Monday that its online survey found that 12 percent of households with a computer have at least one Mac, up from 9 percent a year ago. Nearly 85 percent of those with a Mac, though, also have at least one Windows-based PC.
Overall, Mac owners tend to have more computers and more electronic devices than non-Mac owners. Two-thirds of those with an Apple machine have three or … Read more
Built around a gorgeous, newly overhauled interface, this free, GPL-licensed FTP browser is a lean, mean, file-managing machine. CyberDuck offers support for both FTP transfers as well as the more secure SFTP and makes it easy to bookmark frequently visited sites for quick file transfers. This latest version fixes several bugs and adds minor interface enhancements.
Also this week we have MacPilot, the program that lets you access and tweak more than 900 hidden Tiger and Leopard features. Our game this week is the latest version of X-Plane, the flight simulator with possibly the widest range of flyable aircraft of … Read more
Apple's desktop market share has been inching up for some time and, if analyst stats are right, now hovers around the 8 percent mark.
But the business world remains largely immune to the pull of Apple's hardware, with few--if any--workers in most companies using anything other than the classic Wintel combination, in spite of demand for alternative desktop options from staff.
For BlackBerry users on Mac, the new BlackBerry Desktop Manager is a must-have app. Granted, there aren't many alternatives when it comes to syncing your contacts, calendar items, notes, and tasks; backing up your phone data; and updating core BlackBerry apps--plus those third-party apps that were loaded onto your phone before you bought it.
Music lovers will appreciate the manager's song-loading features, although right now they're limited to iTunes tunes, and to the contents of playlists at that. However, the music pane layout makes it easy to select all your playlists, only some, or only as many … Read more
For the non-iPhone toting Mac owners that keep their mobile life on their BlackBerrys, the official BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac has just become available for download. The software promises to help you "quickly and effortlessly sync your BlackBerry smartphone with your Mac computer, so you can do more of what you love on your BlackBerry smartphone."… Read more
The Apple news sites are buzzing with the latest patent filings from Apple suggesting an upcoming update to the Mighty Mouse. Just like nearly everyone I know that has owned a Mighty Mouse my experience with the device is that of extreme highs and low lows. Love, hate at its truest form. For all its amazing features, the Mighty Mouse has been the source of more than a few frustrations--most related to the nebulous scroll nub located between the left and right click areas. The new iteration of the Mighty Mouse, to my great delight, will do away with this gray ball of frustration and replace it with a more comforting multi-touch technology.… Read more
On Friday, BlackBerry maker RIM released its first-ever Desktop Manager for Mac users. As we announced last week, the free BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac will update certain apps, back up and restore BlackBerry content, and sync content like music playlists, contacts, and calendar items between your Mac to your smartphone.
We spent some time managing our BlackBerry Bold with it. So far, our experience has been positive. However, RIM did miss some opportunities in this first release, especially on the multimedia front. We'll come back to those a little later.… Read more
If you are like me, you have meticulously combed through your iTunes Library, carefully capitalizing song names, renaming tracks, and adding album art. So what happens when someone dumps a pile of new music on your lap? The last thing you want to do is spend hours sifting through all the music you already had, plus all the new stuff.… Read more