OS X News

Seven Missing Features in iTunes 11

Posted on 12/12/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple released iTunes 11 to the masses today, and while it includes some great new features, we here at MacTrast thing they missed a few tricks – and they’ve also left out a few features from previous versions of iTunes! We’ve rounded up the top 7 features we think they missed!


Apple Hires Renowned Windows Vista Hacker to Bolster OS X Security

Posted on 10/12/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

Kristin Paget is well known for her role as part of a group of experts hired to bolster security on Windows Vista – and now it appears she has caught Apple’s attention as well. Wired reports that Apple has now hired Paget as an operating system security researcher.


Wallpaper Weekends: Winterize Your New iMac

Posted on 08/12/2012 by Jim Gresham

Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod Touch; however, with the release of the new iMac models, we wanted to get you squared away for the holiday season.


Review: Earth 3D – A Beautifully Interactive World Map For Mac

Posted on 08/12/2012 by John Manners

There’s a lot of ways to explore the world and all it has to offer. If you prefer to do it from the comfort of your Mac, you have plenty of options. Of course there’s Google Earth, among a wide variety of other apps. Very few if any, allow you to view earth in a number of ways, whether it’s as a screensaver, applying it as wallpaper, or interactively. Earth 3D by 3Planesoft offers you the ability to navigate the globe in any three ways with over 200 world sights in HD-quality.


Apple Seeds Second OS X 10.8.3 Beta to Developers

Posted on 06/12/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

Yesterday evening, Apple seeded testers with a new pre-release build of OS X 10.8.3. Apple has also changed the way they distribute updates, and is now pushing updates for pre-release versions of OS X directly through Software Update (via the Mac App Store).


How to Bring Back the Sidebar in iTunes 11

Posted on 30/11/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple made a lot of changes in their latest major update to iTunes – but not everyone is thrilled with the changes, or the interface elements that Apple disabled in the update. One such element is the iTunes Sidebar. Here’s how you can get it back!


Review: ClipBuddy – A Useful Clipboard Expander for OS X

Posted on 30/11/2012 by Jim Gresham

Command+C. We all do it, but what if you had the ability to track all of those quick copy and paste transactions? I never really thought there was a need for a clipboard history, but OndeSoft developed ClipBuddy to fill the niche market of clipboard dominance.


Apple Seeds First OS X 10.8.3 Beta to Developers

Posted on 26/11/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple has just begun seeding developers with the first beta of OS X 10.8.3 – the next incremental update to OS X Mountain Lion. In order to install the update, developers must first download a new configuration utility.