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How To Change Your Time Machine Backup Interval

How To Change Your Time Machine Backup Interval

You might think hourly backups are a bit excessive. Apple does not give you a convenient way to change the default backup schedule. Luckily this is easy. Here are two ways you can change the hourly backup schedule to one of your choosing.

8 Alternative Web Browsers for Mac

8 Alternative Web Browsers for Mac

It’s a competitive world out there, and in the world of web browsers the phrase would be “extermely competitive”. Remember the good ol’ days of browser war back in the 90s? While there’s no more IE in the Mac universe, the competition is still very stiff. The not-so-famous names try so hard to get their […]

5 Ways to Un-Minimize Finder Windows in OS X

5 Ways to Un-Minimize Finder Windows in OS X

Command + M minimizes any given window in OS X’s Finder, but getting the window back from the dock is a different story. Unfortunately, Finder’s poor management of “un-minimizing” a window is maddeningly inconsistent and seemingly an obvious omission given the importance of such a feature. Here are five ways to un-minimize windows in OS X.

5 Simple Drawing Applications for Mac

5 Simple Drawing Applications for Mac

Being the chosen platform for creative high-level graphic artist and such, or so everybody say, Mac has many options of heavy-duty graphic softwares. But not everybody needs Photoshop-level applications. Sometimes you’ll only need to do simple and quick drawing. Believe it or not, one of the Windows softwares that I missed most when I first […]

How To Enable 3D Acceleration In VirtualBox

How To Enable 3D Acceleration In VirtualBox

Virtualbox is an excellent application to have if you’re looking to try out new operating systems and/or are generally interested in virtualisation for the many benefits it offers. Make Tech Easier has extensively covered VirtualBox a couple of times earlier and we are great fans of this cross platform, open source application. One thing which VirtualBox […]

2 Ways to Batch Rename Files in OS X

2 Ways to Batch Rename Files in OS X

Whether it’s changing file names of pictures from “IMG_XXXX.jpg” to organizing your MP3s, batch file renaming can both save you time and reduce frustration. Here are two free ways to rename large groups of files in OS X.

MorphX: Create Animated Image Transitions With Ease

MorphX: Create Animated Image Transitions With Ease

With MorphX you can create great image transitions and save them as QuickTime movies. All you have to do is drag lines indicating the similar areas of the pictures and MorphX does the rest. When you’re done, tie the videos together and you have your unique and totally customized slideshow. Let’s see this small and handy software in detail.

Change Sidebar Categories in Finder and iTunes

Change Sidebar Categories in Finder and iTunes

In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps you need to know in order to change various strings in OS X’s Finder and iTunes. The same process can be applied to pretty much any other program.

Movist – Soon To Be The Best Mac Movie Player

Movist – Soon To Be The Best Mac Movie Player

Most of the Mac people that I know don’t go out looking for a movie player because Mac OS X bundled with one of the best out there – QuickTime. You can make QuickTime more irreplaceable by perfecting it as described in this article. But that doesn’t mean that there are no alternatives. But there is […]

Fluid: A Powerful Site Specific Browser For Mac OS X

Fluid: A Powerful Site Specific Browser For Mac OS X

If you have used Prism to create a site specific browser (a browser that runs only one site), I am sure you won’t be remote to Fluid. Fluid is a prism like Site Specific Browser (SSB) for Mac OSX Leopard that allows you to run a specific site like an application. Each SSB is just […]

How To Work Without Any Web Distraction In Mac

How To Work Without Any Web Distraction In Mac

The Internet is like a coin with the good on one side and the bad on the other. It makes our life easier by providing us with tons of information and acts as the medium to connect to the world, but at the same time it often distract us from the immediate task at hand. […]

4 Easy Ways To Stream Your Music Online

4 Easy Ways To Stream Your Music Online

A while back, Damien published a great article on How To Install And Setup Jinzora Media Server In Ubuntu. Jinzora is a great and powerful way to stream your music over the internet, but getting it set up can be somewhat complicated. Today, I thought I’d cover some of the other options that are a […]

How To Convert A DMG File To ISO

How To Convert A DMG File To ISO

The ISO file format is pretty much entranched in the PC world as THE format to use for CD/DVD disk images. The advantages of this format are plenty – It is a standard open format and tools to work with it are readily available for all operating systems, Windows, Unix/Linux and OS X. While Mac […]

How To Shrink Your Virtualbox VM And Free Up Space For Your Hard Disk

How To Shrink Your Virtualbox VM And Free Up Space For Your Hard Disk

While using Virtualbox, one thing that I have found is that the size of the VM (a file with .VDI extension) expands over time. If you have selected the “Dynamically Expanding Storage” option when first creating the VM, you will find that the file size expands whenever you install new applications in the VM. That […]

Smack Your Mac to Switch Spaces

Smack Your Mac to Switch Spaces

Back in March 2005, Apple introduced a new feature to its laptops line called the Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS) to protect hard drive with the data inside it. This feature utilizes an accelerometer to detect a sudden movement (such as falling or heavy bumping) and then quickly lock the hard drive’s head if such condition […]

A Basic Introduction To Python 3

A Basic Introduction To Python 3

A while back I was introduced to what has become my #1 favorite programming/scripting language: Python. It’s difficult for a language developer to come up with something that’s both powerful and easy to write, something that flows naturally and allows you to focus on what’s important in your code. Python does this beautifully. It makes […]

Aptana Studio: A Worthy Replacement For Dreamweaver

Aptana Studio: A Worthy Replacement For Dreamweaver

I have been a great fan of Dreamweaver. Even after I migrated to Linux Ubuntu, I still diligently use Dreamweaver (under Wine) for all my coding projects. To say the truth, running Dreamweaver in Linux with wine is not a great experience after all. At times, its performance can be lagging and the font and […]