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MacTrast Deals: Adobe Digital Photography Training Bundle

The Adobe Digital Photography Training Bundle offers anyone the chance to master the photography and graphic arts apps used by professionals …

Work with photos? You’ve got to learn Adobe [Deals]

Whether you’re a hobbyist or a pro, if you work with photos you’re going to have to work with Adobe. They wrote the book — or at least the code — for digital image manipulation in photography, design, typography, you name it. Now you can also learn it, with this comprehensive bundle of lessons …

Record High: Vinyl Sales Hit Their Highest Level in 20 Years

Sales of vinyl records have reached their highest level for 20 years and could be on track to return to the glory days of the Long Player in the late 1980s, a British industry body said on Thursday.<p>Fans of vinyl say it offers a richer sound than its digital successors, despite the occasional …

Vinyl Records

Find out if you’ve been infected by sneaky new Mac malware

Is your Mac infected by newly discovered malware that was ostensibly created by Milan-based HackingTeam in order to gain remote access to your machine?<p>The new virus uses some old HackingTeam code and some new tricks to hide its tracks, but it’s mostly harmless, according to researchers.<p>That doesn’t …

MacBook

Pro Digital Photography & Photoshop Bundle | Cult of Mac Deals

Ever wondered what it takes to be a professional photographer? Whether you want to be a paparazzo or a wedding photographer, this bundle teaches you how to master manual photography. It’ll teach you everything from pinpointing exposure to mastering the perfect landscape shot to perfecting fine art …

Photography

MacTrast Deals: Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle

Whether you’re a beginner, a skilled amateur, or a top-notch professional photographer, you’ll benefit from the 65+ hours of top-quality photography …

How-To: Setup Photos and iCloud Photo Library with external storage + Time Machine backups

Over the weekend a good friend of mine shared a screenshot of a really scary error message from Photos for Mac. Every photo and video taken over the last two weeks failed to open, saying instead that ‘An error occurred while downloading a larger version of this video for editing.’ The solution? …

iCloud

Become an Adobe Photoshop pro with this bundle of lessons [Deals]

Knowledge of Photoshop is one of the most commonly sought skills in digital media, but let’s face it — Adobe’s powerful industry standard image editing software can be a bit intimidating. That is, until you get a grip on the basics of how it works, which is exactly what the ‘Train Simple’ Adobe …

Tutorials

Make Keyboard Shortcuts for Two Menu Items with the Same Name – MacStories

OS X has an easy way to add keyboard shortcuts: in System Preferences.app go to the “Keyboard” preference pane, click on “Shortcuts” and then “App Shortcuts”. You can create a “global” keyboard shortcut (which will work in any application which has a matching menu item), or you can create an <i>app</i> …

Operating Systems

Top 10 Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts List

A top 10 list of Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts with a full video demonstration of each Mac OS X keyboard shortcut.<p>The following top 10 list of keyboard …

'Yes!' Jason Mraz reveals 3 new songs in 1 video

<i>Yes!</i> It's Jason Mraz!<p>As the Grammy winner gets closer to the July 15 release his new album, <i>Yes!,</i> he's giving fans a three-course meal with a short film, <i>We Can Take The Long Way,</i> directed by Jeff Nicholas & Jonathan Craven. It features three songs, premiered exclusively with USA TODAY.<p>"Yes inspires …

All the tiny tweaks Apple sneaked into iOS 8

We’re still busying digesting all the new stuff Tim Cook and Craig Federighi announced yesterday with iOS 8, and even though we’re ridiculously excited about major backend features like HomeKit, iCloud Photo Library and Metal, 24 hours of tinkering around with the OS has revealed a lot of hidden …

Apps

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

The Simple 5-Step Plan to Complete Money Management

Do you struggle with managing your money? Is staying on top of your finances complicated and time-consuming for you?<p>If so, follow the simple five …

Personal Finance

Dumb Money Pitfalls for Married Couples

There are plenty of benefits to being married, one of the most obvious — a lowered cost of living, assuming both spouses have income. However, being …

Reasons You’re Still Living Paycheck to Paycheck

View Gallery<p>10 photos<p>gpointstudio / Getty Images<p>Even if you're earning a good salary, you might still be living paycheck to paycheck. And you're not …

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances

With taxes out of the way, it’s time to prepare for some summer fun. But like your house, your finances will be much more manageable when you take …

Tales Of An Accountant: I'm $130K In Debt

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>The day I filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, I was a happy high school senior who had just been accepted to Ramapo College of New Jersey, a public school where I’d be paying in-state tuition. I had chosen the college in …

How One Family Paid Off $30,000 Of Credit Card Debt In Less Than 2 Years

While the house itself was within their budget, the spending opportunities it presented were limitless.<p>"We had a brand new house and nothing to fill it up with," remembers Parr, an optometrist. Her husband, now a school principal, was a teacher at the time. "We bought a bit of furniture, which was …

A Kitchen Gets Renovated With a Classic Kid's Toy

If you thought your days of playing with Legos were over, think again.<p>You can build miniature castles, spaceships, and robots with Legos, but what about an actual working kitchen? Well thanks to , this idea is now a reality. The pair designed the Munchausen LEGO kitchen, which features an IKEA …

Asparagus Soup with Perfect Sea Scallops from Alex Hitz

For a taste of spring, this luscious recipe celebrates the best of the season.<p>I fell in love with flavor at an early age in France, where I traveled often with my parents. In the 1970s, nothing there tasted like it did in America. The tomatoes, the peaches, the asparagus, the eggs — everything was …

The Best Home Improvement Websites and Apps

Renovations can be grueling. But a new crop of digital tools helps contain the chaos and keep things sane. See the latest and best home improvement websites and apps to check out or download.<p><b>Websites</b><p>While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved …

Review: Lacie Fuel, the wireless portable drive for all your iDevices

Wireless drives have been around for a little while now. There’s the Seagate GoFlex Satellite, and the Kingston W-Drive SSD, for example. They generate their own wifi networks, and you can then stream content from them to either a Mac or, more usefully, an iOS device.<p>Lacie has taken that concept a …

How to Back Up Your Mac: Our Complete Guide

• Home<br>• How To<br>• Mac<br>• How to Back Up Your Mac: Our Complete Guide<p>Guest Author - Nov 15, 2012<p>Do you remember the first time you lost your data and realize that …

How to View a List of Every Single App Installed on Your iOS Device

If you’re like a lot of iPhone or iPad power users, or have had an iOS device for a long time, changes are you have a whole mess of apps installed on …

Lobster Bisque from Alex Hitz

An elegant and luscious soup is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season and pay tribute to the comforts of tradition.<p>When I was growing up in Atlanta, Christmas was about concerts. That's because my stepfather, Robert Shaw, conducted at least 12 of them every year, including a festival of …

CultofMac.com Bags Best Blog Award in Apple Category

We were a pain, I know, bugging you guys to vote for us in 2010 Golden Retrevo Awards.<p>But it paid off — we won a 2010 Golden Retrevo Award for outstanding achievements in the “All Things Apple” space. The awards honor the “best and brightest independent gadget blogs on the web.”<p>Many thanks for your …

How To Find The Reader Button In iOS 7’s Mobile Safari [iOS Tips]

iOS 7 has changed the look and feel of so much on the iPhone and iPad, that some of you may be looking for familiar bits, but find yourselves unable to locate them.<p>A case in point, here, is the Safari “Reader” button that used to be in the upper right hand side of any Safari window when it was …

iOS

Roundup: Catch up on our iOS 7 walkthroughs, app reviews, and how-tos

Yesterday, Apple released iOS 7 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The major update, which includes 200 new features and a completely new interface aesthetic, not only effects Apple’s operating system, but it has a profound connection to the hundreds of thousands of apps available on the App …