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Topic: Mac OS X

How to get more speed and features out of Safari on Mac and iOS

08/17/2018, 03:08 pm

Maybe it's just because it comes free on your Mac and iOS devices, but somehow it never seems fashionable to like Safari. Yet this is a remarkably capable app and it has hidden depths. AppleInsider delves into using Safari.

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How to get started with Apple Music, and squeeze much more out of your subscription

08/16/2018, 02:08 pm

Don't keep listening to the same songs, take a deep dive into the service's immense range of music. Then cope with its confusing system and download tracks to listen on the go. AppleInsider turns up the volume.

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How to back up your iPhone or iPad to an external drive to save space on your Mac

08/15/2018, 02:08 pm

As good as iCloud backups are, you also should back up iPhones and iPads to your Mac -- but that can take a big chunk out of your computer's storage. AppleInsider shows you how to stop clogging up your Mac's drive.

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Hands on: Scrivener 3.03 is the best tool for writing books

08/15/2018, 09:08 am

Scrivener isn't necessarily the best for making books or e-books, but now it doesn't have to be since it's added Vellum support. AppleInsider checks it out.

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Apple's revolutionary iMac is 20 years old, and still going strong

08/15/2018, 06:08 am

The iMac is the machine that famously saved Apple back in 1998 -- but it didn't stop there. Rarely standing still, it has kept at the forefront of Apple design, yet today's iMac has the same design goals it always has. AppleInsider looks back at the beginning of the line, all the way to today.

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Five tips to get much more out of Apple Notes on iOS and macOS

08/14/2018, 01:08 pm

Apple's note-taking app went from a toy to an indispensable tool when it was revamped in 2015. Yet three years on, there is still more to discover in it. AppleInsider looks at ways to make a superb app even better.

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What's new in macOS Mojave beta 7

08/14/2018, 11:08 am

Apple continues to polish its upcoming major release for the Mac with Monday's release of macOS Mojave developer beta 7. A few more changes have been found, including one devastating blow to fans looking forward to Group FaceTime.

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Hands on: Final Draft 10 hangs on as the best tool for screenwriters

08/10/2018, 02:08 pm

This specialist word processor has enough quirks to make it irritating, yet it continues to speed up the repetitive parts of screenwriting so much. AppleInsider starts crafting the next, great Netflix series.

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Hands on: Cappuccino news reader for macOS and iOS is gorgeous but no power tool

08/09/2018, 02:08 pm

Cappuccino for Mac and iOS can catch you up on the day's events and fill you in on certain topics you like. AppleInsider tries pressing it into service.

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Fix Apple's Copy and Paste problem on the Mac and iOS with these tools

08/08/2018, 03:08 pm

Once you've used a clipboard manager once, it becomes as essential as copy and paste. While Apple has only made a tiny concession to the idea, however, there are many third-party alternatives. AppleInsider reveals what makes clipboard managers special and so important.

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Don't wait for Apple - how to get news on your Mac now

08/07/2018, 11:08 am

The Apple News app is coming to macOS Mojave but you can do better right now with tools that are already available. AppleInsider shows you how to bring the headlines to your desktop.

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What's new in macOS Mojave beta 6

08/07/2018, 11:08 am

Beta 6 of macOS Mojave was released to developers and betas to public testers as well on Monday. It is getting more difficult to discern changes between each build, but there were a couple notable aspects to talk about this time around.

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Apple's Mac Pro 'cheese grater' is 12 years old, and is the best Mac ever made

08/07/2018, 07:08 am

The original Mac Pro is 12 years old today and people are hoping the next one will bring back its famous expandability. AppleInsider celebrates the old favorite workhorse.

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How to set up Backblaze to back up your Mac, and why you should do it now

08/06/2018, 04:08 pm

You know those backup drives will fail someday -- but online backup services won't. Every minute of every day, your work can be preserved offsite -- and AppleInsider will show you how to start.

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This week on AI: AAPL valuation $1 trillion, Apple Watch saves lives, 2018 iPad Pro, more

08/04/2018, 12:08 am

Apple spanned international headlines by becoming a trillion-dollar company in valuation, and more from the Apple beat.

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Hands on: Watch the temperatures of your MacBook Pro with iStat Menus 6

08/03/2018, 03:08 pm

When anything's wrong with your Mac, or you think that the machine is too hot, iStat Menus is how you can track down what that is with more sensors and data than you thought possible.

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Exploit Apple Mail's hidden power-user features on the Mac with these five tips

08/03/2018, 12:08 pm

You might use it every day but the email app we all take for granted has hidden depths. AppleInsider lifts the lid on our favorite five techniques for making Mail work harder on your Mac.

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Hands on: Pixelmator Pro 1.1.2 on the Mac is superb even if it still isn't Photoshop

08/03/2018, 10:08 am

Newly updated image editor is gorgeous and capable of just about everything you need. AppleInsider gives up on it ever entirely replacing Adobe's tool -- for now -- but still wishes it would fix some small issues.

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The best Thunderbolt 3 eGPU cases for Mac and Windows users

08/02/2018, 12:08 pm

We've been talking about external GPUs for a while, even before Apple decided to launch official support for the technology. As a result, we've used them all, and have a few we'd like to recommend if you're getting into the technology for the first time.

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Hands on: New video editing abilities make ScreenFlow 8 a Mac professional's must-have tool

08/01/2018, 03:08 pm

ScreenFlow 8 used to be an exceptional tool for recording your Mac's screen and it still is -- but the new update has it knocking at the door of apps like Final Cut Pro for video production. AppleInsider sees if it adds with one hand and takes away with the other.

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