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  • How-Tos: How to shop at the Mac App Store

    Got a new Mac for the holidays? Congratulations! We bet you're anxious to get started using your new Mac--in fact, you might be reading this on that new Mac right now. The key to getting things done is to have the right software. Your Mac comes with plenty of software to get you started: Mail, Safari, iCal, Address Book, iLife, and more. But where can you find software that's not already on your Mac? One place--and perhaps the easiest source to use--is Apple's Mac App Store.

  • News: Life after iWeb: The state of Web design on the Mac

    It hasn't been a great year for iWeb users. Apple's lone Web design app wasn't updated with the release of iLife '11, and future versions--much less a successor--are in doubt. Even if iWeb's prospects are as bad as they seem, there's more to creating websites on the Mac than just one program. Whether you're looking for an easy-to-use iWeb replacement or a more sophisticated program with more powerful features for you and your site's visitors, a host of applications is available for every skill level and budget. Here are some of the highlights and how current iWeb users could find them useful.

  • How-Tos: How to download YouTube videos using Safari or Firefox

    If you've spent more than a couple of hours on the Web you understand that the thing is choked with videos--from YouTube to Vimeo to news and entertainment sites. There's so much, in fact, that it's hard to watch everything you want to when you're sitting down in front of your computer. And because there is, it's not uncommon to seek ways to capture that video for later viewing on other devices or when an Internet connection isn't available.

  • News: Apple fined €900,000 in Italy

    The Italian Antitrust Authority has fined Apple €900,000 (US$1.2 million) for not giving consumers enough information about its guarantees, the authority said on Tuesday.

  • News: Samsung, NTT DoCoMo and others to set up LTE chip joint venture

    NTT DoCoMo said Tuesday it will form a joint venture with Samsung, Fujitsu, NEC and two other Japanese companies to design and sell chips for high-speed mobile networks based on the LTE (Long Term Evolution) standard.

  • How-Tos: The Top 10 Photo Techniques of 2011

    Being a photographer is sort of like being in school--in a good way. There's always something new to learn. (Or if you prefer, you could just let your photo editor do most of the hard work for you.) As I write my very last Digital Focus of 2011, I thought it would be fun to take a look back and round up the ten most essential articles. If you're looking to brush up on some photography techniques over the holiday break, here are my recommendations.

  • Opinion: Siri Can Now Control Your Mac, Will Control Your Vacuum Next

    Love it or hate it, Siri is quite a hit, and not just for it's general voice assistant capabilities. If you're not content with it helping you control your iPhone 4S (or jailbroken iPhone), it can also start your car, play the piano and set the thermostat. Sadly, your laptop was left out of all the voice control fun, until now. Enter Air Dictate.

  • How-Tos: New Computer? Clear Out the Junkware

    This is an update of a post I wrote a couple years ago. Definitely worth revisiting now that most folks have unwrapped their holiday presents.

  • Opinion: Six Free Software Packages to Load on Your New PC

    If you're among the lucky ones to receive a new PC this holiday season, rejoice. There are few things as exciting as the potential of a brand-new machine.

  • News: 2011 in review: The year in entertainment

    2011 was a big year for digital entertainment. It brought us expanded content options for the Apple TV, the tenth anniversary of the iPod, iTunes Match, AirPlay to the masses, and more.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: Mac and iOS news to get you through the holidays

    We don’t want to keep you from your one-horse open sleigh time, so let’s get right down to business. This is the Weekly Wrap, where we point you to our biggest Macworld stories from the week gone by, in case you missed them. Think of it as a Christmas present. Let’s go-ho-ho:

  • News: Volkswagen's After-Hours Blackberry Email Ban is a Brilliant Idea

    Has the global backlash against the 24/7 workday just begun? If so, sign me up. It appears that Volkswagen has agreed to an email blackout for its German employees who are off-duty.

  • News: Season's Greetings from PC Advisor

    We would like to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Tech confidence recovers after Oracle's miss

    Confidence in the tech sector appears to be recovering on strong results from Tibco and Red Hat and optimism about the economy, after sinking earlier this week in the wake of a disappointing report from Oracle.

  • News: Skitch offers image annotation on iPad

    iPad users looking to annotate and share pictures, maps, and web pages from their tablet have a new tool from Evernote.

  • News: 5 iPhone and iPad Apps That Make Great Gifts

    If you're searching for a last-minute gift for the holidays, look no further than Apple's App Store.

  • Opinion: GoDaddy Drops Support for SOPA, Avoids Backlash, Boycott

    Domain registrar GoDaddy has pulled its support for the controversial Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) after several high-profile clients threaten to leave the company. GoDaddy announced the about face on the controversial bill in a press release sent out on Friday.

  • News: Ministry of Justice to spend up to £1.2bn on IT framework

    The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) intends placing IT contracts worth up to £1.2 billion covering five years of investment in hardware, software, networks, service management and mobile technology.

  • News: Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' Will Power New PC Line

    The vast majority of Linux users may get the operating system by downloading and installing it themselves, but there's no denying that there are distinct advantages to buying hardware with Linux preloaded instead.

  • News: Biggest Windows 8 news for week ending Dec. 23

    The big news this week regarding Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 software was that it features picture passwords, something that drew widespread attention but also some skepticism. Otherwise it was a week of rumors about what other features Microsoft's next big software release might contain and devices that might be coming out specifically to support it.



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