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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 […]

How to Add Extra Docks In Your Mac (Snow Leopard Only)

How to Add Extra Docks In Your Mac (Snow Leopard Only)

The dock is a great way to store the programs that you use all of the time and do not want to dive into the applications folder in order to find it each time you want to use it. Of course, if you have a wide variety of programs that you use on a regular […]

Transfer Documents Wirelessly From iOS Device to Mac

Transfer Documents Wirelessly From iOS Device to Mac

As the tech world continues to complete the transition from being completely wired to completely wireless, it’s very close to being completely wireless, whether it’s phones, computers, game systems, etc. While Apple’s iTunes is now able to transfer non-music documents completely wirelessly, other apps still have a long way to go. A year ago no […]

How to Share a Screen With Another Mac Over a Network [Mac]

How to Share a Screen With Another Mac Over a Network [Mac]

With all the talk lately of easier file-sharing with cloud services, one of the more useful sharing option I still use is screen-sharing within my local network. This option in OS X Leopard enables me to not just see, but also control, the screen of another computer in my home. Having teenagers, I just can’t […]

How to Easily Record Voice Memos on Mac

How to Easily Record Voice Memos on Mac

We all have ideas that come to us in the spur of the moment and then they are gone. If you want to keep them, you could write it down, but then, you either have to go through the annoyance of getting out a pen and paper to write it down, or you will have […]

Getting Help for Your Apple Products At The Genius Bar

Getting Help for Your Apple Products At The Genius Bar

Apple makes it easy to find the help you need for your Apple products, whether they be Macintosh desktop computers, laptops, iPods, iPhones, iPads, or even software. And it’s good help, in fact it’s genius help. In each of their retail stores, Apple has a unique service/help desk they refer to as the “Genius Bar”. […]

Downloading Songs to iTunes From Previous Purchases

Downloading Songs to iTunes From Previous Purchases

While Apple won’t release the iOS5, Lion, and iCloud software packages for some time yet, they instituted an update to iTunes that will allow you to access to any songs you previously downloaded through the music catalog. It’s something that doesn’t seem that great until it’s actually in use. Only then can you see the […]

How to Manually Update Your Mac’s Virus Definitions

How to Manually Update Your Mac’s Virus Definitions

Even though the virus and malware attack on Mac is significantly lesser than its PC counterpart, that doesn’t mean you should be down on your guard. The recent Mac Defender issue has caused many people to panic and Apple has to respond with a security update to patch the loophole. Even then, that doesn’t mean […]

Using JShot for All of Your Screen Capture Needs

Using JShot for All of Your Screen Capture Needs

No matter who you are – software developer, technical writer, blogger, or just someone wanting to show off their cool desktop — you need to take the occasional screen capture. There are a large number of commercial, free, and Open Source screen capture tools out there. They range from bare bones apps to ones that […]

How to Protect Your Mac from MacDefender

How to Protect Your Mac from MacDefender

One of the advantages of owning a Mac over the years has been the extremely low chance of being affected by a virus. While PC users had this as a constant worry, Mac users escaped. This difference existed because for a long time, there were so fewer Mac users that it wasn’t worth the time […]

Three Easy Ways to Make a Screenshot On Mac

Three Easy Ways to Make a Screenshot On Mac

There are a few different ways to record a screenshot on your Mac. They all caputure either part or all of your screen, for times when you want to share a Google Map to your house, part of a great website, or to show tech support the troubles you’re having with your  Mac. The following […]

How to Install Mac OS X Snow Leopard in VirtualBox

How to Install Mac OS X Snow Leopard in VirtualBox

If you need to test a software on Mac OSX, and it is not justifiable for you to get a new Macbook, a good way is to install the Mac OSX as a virtual machine in your Windows (or Linux) based PC. Both the two popular virtual machine software – Virtualbox and VMware, support Mac […]

How to Try Mac App Store Applications for Free

How to Try Mac App Store Applications for Free

It’s easy to get caught up in the Mac’s App Store trying different applications, and an hour into browsing having spent $100 for a handful of applications, only to find out only one of them is something that you would actually use. There’s actually an easy way to try many of the paid applications for […]

How To Create A Screensaver Using Your Flickr Photos [Mac]

How To Create A Screensaver Using Your Flickr Photos [Mac]

Most of the people who use the photo sharing service Flickr are fairly proud of the collection of images that they have created. After all, the images on your Flickr profile could represent five years of photographing the national parks of our nation, copies of your digital art projects, or it could simply hold beloved […]

Deleting Files on a Mac – Empty Trash or Secure Empty Trash?

Deleting Files on a Mac – Empty Trash or Secure Empty Trash?

Deleting files in Mac OS isn’t a difficult thing to do by any means, yet it can be confusing. Everyone knows how to drag files into the trash can in the dock, yet to actually delete them, there are two choices in the Finder Menu – Empty Trash and Secure Empty Trash. Which one should […]

How to Take A Remote Screenshots on Your Mac

How to Take A Remote Screenshots on Your Mac

There are a lot of reasons why you might want to be able to make a remote screenshot of your Mac. Maybe, you let your children use your computer while you are away at work and you want to know what websites they are surfing. Maybe, you have a small business and you want to […]