How iCloud Will Change Your Life

How iCloud Will Change Your Life
Is it a backup? Is it a streaming media service? Just what is iCloud? Yesterday, the Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off with Steve Jobs’ usual Apple keynote, in which he covered three major new platforms for consumers: OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud. That last one is probably destined to dominate the headlines, and for Read more…

How To: Use Rules to Simplify Mail

How To: Use Rules to Simplify Mail
Ready to tame your Inbox? Bend it to your will? Make it work for you, instead of against you? Apple’s default email program, Mail, is a more robust piece of software than it often gets credit for. Yet its Inbox still tends to suck up its user’s life instead of simplifying it. If you’re ready Read more…

iCloud, iOS 5, Lion Coming to WWDC Next Week

iCloud, iOS 5, Lion Coming to WWDC Next Week
Why would Apple change its longstanding policy of announcing major new products only during one of Steve Jobs’ famous keynote presentations? In a briefly-worded press release, Apple announced today that at next week’s WWDC, Jobs will show off OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud for the first time ever. Monday, June 6th at 10:AM Pacific, Read more…

Amazon Takes on the Mac App Store

Amazon Takes on the Mac App Store
iOS apps are Apple’s big moneymaker. Yet it’s a completely closed system; you can only fill your iOS device with apps from the iTunes App Store. You can’t go to any other website or store and buy apps for your iPhone or iPad. Can you just imagine how much other retailers out there wish they Read more…

10 Apps for Tricking Out Your Clipboard

10 Apps for Tricking Out Your Clipboard
The Mac OS X Clipboard is an essential tool. Where would we be without the ability to copy-and-paste? Yet its also remarkably rigid. You can’t copy more than one item at a time, for example. Nor can you customize how clips are stored or what kinds of things you want to keep indefinitely. Here are Read more…

Apple Store 2.0 is Interactive

Apple Store 2.0 is Interactive
Over the weekend, something kinda big happened, and it wasn’t Judgment Day. Apple launched a new “2.0” version of its retail stores worldwide. Turns out, that hullabaloo about something big happening on Sunday for the Apple Store 10th anniversary wasn’t so much an in-store celebration as an in-store transformation. Read more…

How To: Change an Icon

How To: Change an Icon
Apple is known for its super slick application icons, but sometimes you just need a change. And you don’t want to dole out $30 for Candybar. While there’s nothing in System Preferences that makes it drag-and-drop simple to change an app’s icon, there’s still a way to do it, and it’s pretty painless. Read more…

Go to Your Local Apple Store This Sunday

Go to Your Local Apple Store This Sunday
Our current policy at AppleGazette is to never report anything that’s not “hard fact,” but I’m making a one-time exception for this. Because it looks like something big is going down at all the Apple Stores around the world, and that this Sunday is going to be a very special day there that you’ll want Read more…

Review: iProcrastinate

Review: iProcrastinate
Looking for a calendar/task manager for your Mac that’s both intuitive and attractive? iProcrastinate is a solid choice that just happens to be free. Developer Craig Otis came up with this smart app that’s available for both iPhone and Mac (an iPad version is coming soon), and syncs wirelessly between them. Let’s take a look Read more…

Apple Upgrades iMacs

Apple Upgrades iMacs
Apple updates all of its hardware products at least once a year, with improved specs and other assorted details. This includes the entire line of ever-popular touch devices like the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, but also their core computers as well: the iMac and MacBook. Today, it was the iMac’s turn in the spotlight, but Read more…