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Invert the screen colors in OS X Mountain Lion

Inverting the colors of a Mac display is a fairly common accessibility feature, and it’s also pretty handy for when you’re reading at night because it puts most screen text into a white on black mode like iOS.

Prior versions of Mac OS X let you invert the display by hitting the Command+Option+Control+8 keyboard shortcut, but OS X Mountain Lion has changed that. From  [Read More...]

Yes, Amazon just released some beautiful new Kindles with HD screens and an ecosystem that could one day potentially rival Apple’s. Not only do the new Kindles look great, but they’re super cheap too, because Amazon wants to make money when you’re using their devices, not when you buy their devices.

If you take a look at the chart above you can see how completely different Amazon is from Apple. While Amazon  [Read More...]

Waiting for its little brother? The wait could soon be over.

Itching to get a Retina Mac, but worried the 15-inch MacBook Pro is too big? Well you may not have to wait too long for the 13-inch model. According to one report, Apple’s suppliers have already begun shipping the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, and refreshed iMacs ahead of their launch in the coming months.

DigiTimes reports that the new machines will  [Read More...]

With the profusion of menu bar icons in the upper right of our Mountain Lion screens, it might be time for a change. If you’re bored with the same old Notification Center icon that everyone else who’s upgraded to Apple’s latest Mac operating system has, this tip’s for you.

First of all, head to your main system Library folder. You can use the Go To Folder menu in the Go menu in  [Read More...]

Re-Volt in your pocket?

Acclaim’s 1999 R/C racing classic, Re-Volt, is coming to iOS this month. The title has been ported by development studio Big Bit Ltd, which is run by Nick Baynes, one of the original creators of the game, who has been teasing its release on Twitter.

In reply to a tweet about favored Sega Dreamcast titles, Baynes wrote: ”Anyone that says Re-Volt should watch the App Store over the next couple of weeks….”

In  [Read More...]

Amazon shows its Mac app some love.

After unveiling its latest Kindle lineup last week, Amazon has updated its Kindle app for Mac OS X to introduce support for new books that employ the Kindle 8 format. It also adds OS X Lion gestures and a number of improvements.

Users can now (finally!) user their trackpad to swipe through the pages of their books, and to pan in and out of pages,  [Read More...]

Spotify Set To Launch Pandora-Like Web App

Coming to a browser near you.

Do you wish that Spotify had a free web version like Pandora? Your wish may soon be granted.

According to multiple reports, popular music streaming service Spotify is gearing up to unleash a full web app for paid and free customers.

TechCrunch reported first:

Multiple sources close to Spotify confirmed that the company is building out a browser version of its service. We’re awaiting a response  [Read More...]

Can you see the icons?

Remember the giant ‘Retina’ in Apple’s huge event banner for the third-gen iPad? If you thought that was a subtle hint, then get ready, cause it’s even better this time around. We showed you the colorful signage Apple put up at the Yerba Buena Center over the weekend, and it sadly looked like there were no immediate iPhone 5 hints in the banner’s design. Think again.

Believe  [Read More...]

If you have one of the new touch-screen iPod nanos, then you know one of the cooler things you can do with it is to wear it as a watch. I mean all it needs is a front-facing camera and you have a Dick Tracy watch!

Of course one of the problems I’ve seen with iPod nano bands (remember I worked for an Apple retailer for a while and I saw lots  [Read More...]

3 Easy Ways to Share Files Between Macs

Transfer files between Macs

There are a variety of different ways to transfer or share files between Macs, and we’ll cover the three easiest methods that are applicable for just about movement of files. AirDrop is unique to newer versions of OS X but is by far the simplest, iMessages lets you send files to another Mac over the internet, and the third approach using AFP works with every version of Mac OS  [Read More...]