Calendar has been updated with OS X Mavericks. On the design end of things, Calendar has lost the gaudy leather design with Mavericks and has been given a more modern, simple design.
Calendar also works with the new Maps application for OS X and allows you to search for locations within the app. Calendar also allows you to factor in your transit time with Calendar, so you know not to schedule other events when you're on-the-move.
If you’re like us, iCal is constantly running on your Mac. Lion brought a few changes to iCal, mostly in terms of looks. Not getting into the debate whether the skeuomorphic design approach is good or not, we’d like to show you a nice tweak to iCal’s week view:
Sometimes it might be nice to have an overview of more than one week, especially when you have the screen real estate (like on 16:9 or 16:10 displays).
To do this, you need to enable iCal's hidden 'Debug' menu; either by using ... more
iTeacherBook ($4.99) is by the makers of iStudiezPro. If you've used any of the iStudiez suite of applications, you know how amazing they are for students who need to keep track of busy schedules, assignments, and tests. But iTeacherBook is created for educators. It offers the same sophistication and ease of use found in the iStudiezPro suite, but has features that are specifically for managing the classroom. I have to say, when I first saw the announcement that iTeacherBook was available I nearly jumped out of my chair ... more
Fantastical ($19.99) by Flexibits is a quick-entry calendaring app. It integrates neatly with iCal and BusyCal and can be used with quick launch apps like Alfred and LaunchBar.
When you first launch Fantastical, it will ask you which calendar app you'd like to work with (iCal, BusyCal, Outlook, or Entourage — you can also use Google Calendar and Yahoo if you set them up as calendars in iCal). Choose which calendars you want to sync and you're ready to use Fantastical.
You can access Fantastical ... more
How many times have you done it? Stuck something in your calendar, forgotten to add a reminder alert and missed an important event. Never fear, because now iOS beta 2 is here.
The new Notification Center has been updated to include an upcoming calendar events feature. It’ll show your calendar and anything upcoming that’s due in the next 24 hours. This thankfully means you’ll never miss anything every again. Of course, if you forget to check your Notification Center, you’re in the same quandary as before.
Better put a reminder ... more
Clearly smartphones aren't smart enough for Apple's standards. Given the computing power, and the inclusion of GPS in these devices, it's still a bit of mystery why our devices aren't a lot more intelligent when it comes to location awareness and plotting out our days.
Out for dinner and looking to catch a movie? Pretty soon you may be able to open up an application that's smart enough to know where you are currently, based on your calendar information, and how close the closest movie theater is, along with ... more
Apple recently released a support document detailing an issue with birthdays starting more than 77 years ago not appearing in the iOS Birthdays Calendar. This calendar is available in iCal, iOS, and MobileMe, and is generated automatically from information that you've entered in your Address Book contacts.
I used to enter people's birthdays just by the month and day, and I'd usually never put the year. A few years ago, I got a little smarter and started creating an event in the year of that person's birth on the calendar, ... more
More Christmas treats for you... Gorillaz's have had some busy little elves at work to bring you an online calendar full of holiday goodies for Gorillaz's fans. The final square on the calendar, released on December 25th will be the album that was made using the iPad. They have been giving away videos, masks you can make, games and wallpapers.
Damon Albarn from Gorillaz talked about making the album that they are giving away as a gift to their fans: “I’ve made it on an iPad – I hope ... more
When Apple introduced iLife '11 a few weeks ago, the new iPhoto was missing a feature found on previous versions. The ability to create a calendar was gone. Rest assured, however, as Apple is on the case. In a support document released October 20th, Apple promises to add the calendar feature very soon.
Unfortunately, if you have created a calendar in a previous version of iPhoto, and then upgraded to the new iPhoto '11, you will not be able to access your created calendar to order it. When the feature ... more
Just like every other web application on the internet developed in the last five years, Mobile Me, and in particular the Calendar, has spent an inordinate amount of time in beta. Launched in July, Calendar has finally shed the ominous beta label and has been released to the masses. It's now available for everyone.
I personally don't use Mobile Me, but as the package evolves, and the web apps continue to get better, I've been considering it more than I have in the past. Calendar is finally ... more