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Distraction Free Writing With WriteRoom For Mac

Distraction Free Writing With WriteRoom For Mac

Many of us old enough to remember the widespread adoption of home computing began using Macs due to their superior word processing capabilities, but as our machines have become ever more powerful, they have took on other roles too, for entertainment, music and communication. Our newly connected post-Internet world brings with it unparalleled opportunities to […]

Mac Maintenance: From Inside and Out

Mac Maintenance: From Inside and Out

There’s no doubt that there have been a lot of updates for Macs lately. Aside from the routine software updates, the new operating system, OS X Lion, has put a hamper on many Apple computers. With systems being stressed, most Macs are crying for a break and hoping for a little maintenance. Aside from cleaning […]

A Guide To Mac Gaming

A Guide To Mac Gaming

In the not too distant past, Mac’s were widely regarded as useless for playing games. Though this is something of an overstatement, Apple’s computers were indeed lacking capability and choice for playing games, when compared to their PC counterparts. All this began to change with the introduction of Steam for Mac, which brought a huge […]

Use Apptivate To Increase Your Productivity

Use Apptivate To Increase Your Productivity

Keyboard-driven launching applications such as Quicksilver and Alfred are a powerful and super-fast way to launch applications, search for files and even execute complex commands, but depending on your needs, it may be more effective to utilise a series of Hotkeys for performing some of these tasks. There’s a few ways to go about this, […]

How To Fix a Mac That is Stuck Asleep

How To Fix a Mac That is Stuck Asleep

Putting your Mac to sleep is an effective way to manage your power consumption without having to do a lot of turning off and on again, and for most Macs, this process goes off without a hitch. Some users who have installed the Lion OS have been reporting problems with the system waking up after […]

How to Change Your Apple ID and Password

How to Change Your Apple ID and Password

Is your Apple ID tied to an email address that you don’t really use anymore? Is it getting harder to remember it when you want to sign into your iTunes, or your other Mac services? If, like a growing number of users, you signed up for your Apple ID using a student mailbox from your […]

VMware Fusion: Run Windows Seamlessly On Your Mac

VMware Fusion: Run Windows Seamlessly On Your Mac

Following Apple’s switch from PowerPC to Intel processors as the engines to power their computers, the horizons of Mac users were thus widened to enable booting into a fully native copy of Windows, with all respective drivers and settings taken care of via Boot Camp. All of a sudden the potential market share for Appleā€™s […]

10 Ways to Recycle Old Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods

10 Ways to Recycle Old Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods

We live in such a throwaway society, that it’s easier to discard used items rather than figure out what else to do with them. However, there’s also a big green push out there to recycle items, making it better for the planet in the long run. With your old Apple items, whether it be Macs, […]

Some OS X Lion Issues & How To Fix Them

Some OS X Lion Issues & How To Fix Them

Apple’s latest big cat is a great deal for Mac owners, introducing some much needed changes, exciting features and increased eye candy too. However, like any operating system, OS X Lion has its quirks and there’s a few design choices which may irk longtime Mac OS users. Read on below for a selection of these […]

Cog: A Great iTunes Alternative For Mac OS X

Cog: A Great iTunes Alternative For Mac OS X

After iTunes erroneously deleted my music collection a few years ago, I started looking for alternatives. Being a part-time Windows user, I had grown to love the simplicity of Winamp, with its file and folder based music management. Unfortunately there was no port available on OSX. Thankfully, I stumbled across a little open source project […]

Speed Up Your MacBook With A 7,200RPM HDD

Speed Up Your MacBook With A 7,200RPM HDD

Originally released in May 2006, Apple’s iconic white plastic MacBook has finally been retired from their main product line in favour of the Pro and Air models. But, while the MacBook is no longer being pushed by Apple, these Macs still have a lot of life left in them yet and below I’ll walk through […]

Getting Around in Mac OS X Lion

Getting Around in Mac OS X Lion

OS X Lion, the most recent update to Apple Macintosh’s operating software has been hyped as one of the more radical updates to the OS X software since its original release. Overall, its biggest change is that it’s beginning to look more and more like iOS, the mobile operating software that runs iPhones and iPads.

How to Use Mail Rules to Manage Your Incoming Emails [Mac]

How to Use Mail Rules to Manage Your Incoming Emails [Mac]

Have you been in a situation where you always receive emails that you don’t want to receive? Even with the help of a good spam filter – you know, the kind that filters out the messages for natural male enhancement or claiming that you have won the Spanish National Lottery, there are still many other […]

Can an iPad Take the Place of a Computer?

Can an iPad Take the Place of a Computer?

Since buying an iPad 2, one of the questions I’m asked most frequently is if it can completely take the place of a computer. I’m not surprised people are asking that, as it’s the same thing I was asking before I bought it. As a writer, I’m literally on my computer from the time I […]

Using iTunes Genius on Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Using iTunes Genius on Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Some music and app fans enjoy the Genius function in iTunes, and some don’t. It’s gone through very limited changes since Apple added the function to iTunes in 2008. However, as devices have been added to the iTunes repertoire, they’ve arrived with iTunes and Genius, meaning everything that has iTunes also has the Genius capability.

How to Prepare Your Mac For OS X Lion

How to Prepare Your Mac For OS X Lion

Apples newest operating system, OS X Lion is expected to come some time in July. Just to tantalize us, Apple has not released a specific date, and that means that you should be ready to go at any time if you want to be the first one in your social circle to have the new […]

How to Change Dock Icons on a Mac

How to Change Dock Icons on a Mac

There are many reasons to change the icons that appear in the Dock on our Mac, and it’s easy enough to do, leaving you no reason to have to stick with the ones that are automatically attached to files and folders. If you want the dock icons to be something more personal to you, to […]

Pixelmator: A Great Alternative to Photoshop In Mac

Pixelmator: A Great Alternative to Photoshop In Mac

Sometimes things that seem like they should be difficult are actually very easy, and sometimes the opposite is true. Things that seem like they should be easy are actually very difficult. You would assume that editing images for the web would be easy, yet that’s not always the case. The more we progress through this […]