Mac News Briefs: Pointer Loop Offers In-air Control of Macs

Hillcrest Labs introduced a new in-air mouse Monday that lets you control an on-screen cursor with the motions of your hand. Hillcrest's Loop pointer is targeted...

IPhone 3G S: What You Need to Know

If the calendar is about to flip over to summer, it must be time for Apple to roll out another smartphone. Just as summer 2007 saw the release of the original...

News Briefs: WinTel Update Speeds Virtualization Performance

OpenOSX announced WinTel 3.0 on Thursday, the latest update to the company's program allowing Mac users to run other operating systems on their computers.

Launching Apps: Beyond the Dock

Sure, you could use the Dock and the Applications folder to launch applications. But there are plenty of ways to tweak OS X to make that everyday chore easier...

Manage Files in OS X Your Way

OS X's basic tools for finding and managing files--the Finder and Spotlight--are fine. But savvy users find ways to make them better. For some, that means making...

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Tetris Maker Looks Back at 25 Years of Falling Blocks

Tetris -- possibly the most popular casual computer game of all time -- celebrates its 25th anniversary on June 6th. Its creator, Alexey Pajitnov, looked back at...

Mac News Briefs: LaCie Intros Home Media Players

LaCie has released a pair of wireless high-definition media players aimed at allowing users to access and play content from their HD televisions.

Your Mac, Your Way: The Workspace

Quick quiz: Do you still have your Dock at the bottom of your desktop (where OS X puts it by default)? Do you still use only the icons that came with the OS...

Mac News Briefs: Comic Life Gains Enhancements in 1.5 Update

Comic Life users will now be able to create single page comics by dragging and dropping images, thanks to a new version of the comic-creation software announced...

Mac News Briefs: Yenco.com Overhauls Finance Budgeting App

Yenco.com has overhauled Finance, its bank account and budget management software, as part of its ongoing effort to move its applications to a more modern...

First Look: Hulu Desktop

Some months ago, Hulu.com shut out Boxee (or, at least, attempted to) from playing its content within the Boxee media center application--an application that...

Microsoft Relaunching Search Service as Bing

At the All Things D conference on Thursday, Microsoft unveiled the latest re-branding of its search engine. Forget Live Search--that's so three months ago. Now...

Mac News Briefs: Finale 2010 Coming Soon

MakeMusic has announced Finale 2010, the latest version of its music notation software.

Mac News Briefs: OWC Intros 500GB, 7,200-rpm Portable Drives

Other World Computing unveiled a faster, higher-capacity line of Mercury On-The-Go Pro bus-powered portable hard drives Wednesday. The trio of 500GB, 7,200-rpm...

Mac News Briefs: Berbie Software Releases Trail Runner 2.0

On Tuesday, Berbie Software released Trail Runner 2.0, an update to its route-planning and journaling software designed to work with Garmin GPS or Nike+ devices...