512 Pixels: Apple on Tuesday made it clear that it will no longer patch OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, when it again declined to offer a security update for the four-and-a-half-year-old operating system. As Apple issued an update for Mavericks, or OS X 10.9, as well as for its two predecessors, Mountain Lion (10.8) … Continue reading On the whole ‘Apple dropping Snow Leopard from support’ thing
The Instructional: The iPad has found immense popularity amongst young children, so it's no surprise that it features some of the best parental controls of any computing platform. Unfortunately, these controls can be often overlooked, so it's all to common to hear about instances where children have inadvertently generated huge charges within apps and games … Continue reading Parental Controls With iOS Restrictions
The Instructional: For many users, iCloud's Photo Stream is only ever used for its automatic upload and delivery of new photos across all of their iCloud-enabled devices. But Photo Stream offers far more, providing some excellent features that makes sharing photos with friends and family an enjoyable and more personal experience, especially when considered as … Continue reading iCloud Photo Sharing With Shared Photo Streams
Formspree is a service that lets you embed HTML forms onto static websites without relying upon any server-side functions to process it. It's perfect for S3 hosted sites or for those not wanting to deal with the hassle of configuring something like PHP.
Stephen Hackett at 512 Pixels takes a trip down repressed memory lane: While Macintosh hardware is considered some of the most reliable in the industry, the company has had some pretty epic failures in the past. We spoke about some of these a couple of weeks ago on The Prompt, but after doing some digging, … Continue reading Apple’s Lemons
Johnny Winter and I have begun the new Tuts+ Mac Podcast, covering various topics and tutorials that will help you get the most from your Mac.Our first episode about backups is now available, and you can subscribe via iTunes.
The Instructional: As the Mac becomes ever more popular, it becomes increasingly targeted by potentially malicious apps. To offer additional protection against this, Apple introduced a security feature within Mountain Lion that helps prevent these unscrupulous apps from being launched, called Gatekeeper. Although designed to be as simple as possible, Gatekeeper does include some options … Continue reading Gatekeeper Fundamentals