Competition in the personal computer market is heating up, even as it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish just what we mean when we talk about a PC. Airline flight attendants seem to be able to discern the difference between mobile phones and personal computers in their in-flight announcements, but the vendors who make and sell them increasingly can't.
It is precisely this fuzziness that offers Google and Apple a chance to get a leg up on Microsoft, but is also why Microsoft may be able to cement its lead.
Google is clear about its aims: it wants to get … Read more
Bleh. Enough with the hardware. Yesterday's quad-core desktop sold out quicker than a congressman in an election year. (Hi-yo!)
Today I've got three, three, three deals for the price of one. And because they're all software, and all downloadable, there's no sellout risk. (They do have time limits, though, so get clickin' on the ones you want.)
1. MacHeist nanoBundle 2 It's the return of one of my all-time favorite deals! For just $19.95 you get seven great Mac apps, which have a combined value of $260. Even better, 25 percent of the proceeds … Read more
A few months back, I searched high and low for a few decent Mac games in preparation for a series of long flights and found myself looking at titles that were long surpassed by their PC brethren. Titles for the Mac are a dismal representation of what's going on in gaming.
But it looks as if that's about to change.
Doug Lombardi, Valve's VP of developer marketing, confirmed to MacNewsNetwork that the company is planning to port some of its most popular games to the Mac. And while details remain thin, most in the gaming community view … Read more
If you have one of the newer 15-inch or 17-inch "Unibody" MacBook Pro systems, you may run into problems where the system seems to run out of available RAM more than expected, especially when running programs that can reserve large amounts of memory. These include graphically intensive applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, and applications that use a lot of RAM such as virtualization solutions.… Read more
Here at Download.com, we're often amazed at how a seemingly small downloadable program can make such a difference in our day-to-day computer use. Default Folder X adds a fairly simple toolbar to open and save dialog boxes, giving you fast access to often used folders and other nifty tricks like zoomable previews in your open dialogs. If you want more control over your open and save dialog boxes, this software is an excellent choice.
Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week. While utilities can be any tool that helps you perform a routine task (including image manipulation and synchronization), our main focus in this column is to bring you those tools that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems. This week's updates include cleaning and maintenance utilities, along with those for mapping keyboard keys and managing Web and network features in OS X.… Read more