Maximise Your Safari Web Browsing Experience

Maximise Your Safari Web Browsing Experience

Apple’s own web browser may have fluctuated in popularity over the years but recent iterations have seen it become much more stable, swift and flexible in a bid to keep up with the innovation seen in competing browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The result is a default web browser which is powerful and […]

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Preview Windows Phone 7 On Your iPhone

Preview Windows Phone 7 On Your iPhone

In an effort to poach new customers away from their existing iPhone and Android handsets, Microsoft has released an ingenious new web-based demo of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango which is accessible via the iPhone’s Safari web browser. While it cannot be considered a fully-fledged application or virtualization by any means, Microsoft’s demo does nonetheless offer […]

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Use Firewire Target Disk Mode To Troubleshoot A Mac

Use Firewire Target Disk Mode To Troubleshoot A Mac

Since Apple were the main driving force behind the development of Firewire, it’s no surprise that the majority of Mac’s have shipped with support for the standard. While sometimes considered the sole preserve of power-users and Mac owners concerned with the transfer of data very quickly, Firewire is actually very flexible and can also be […]

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An Updated Look At Quicksilver [Mac]

An Updated Look At Quicksilver [Mac]

For a long time, Quicksilver was the primary keyboard driven launcher for Mac OS X power users, gaining popularity for its powerful and flexible interface which allowed the software to hook into many other applications and system-wide tools. Unfortunately, development was suddenly dropped for Quicksilver and as the project stagnated, its popularity faded. However, a […]

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4 Great Lightweight Media Applications For Mac

4 Great Lightweight Media Applications For Mac

Mac’s are great for creating, altering and editing media, be it film, music or graphics and so it’s no surprise that some of the best content creation software is available for OS X – Photoshop, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, iWork and more. However, sometimes all this heavy lifting just isn’t needed and if your […]

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Get Many Of Lion’s Best Features On Snow Leopard

Get Many Of Lion’s Best Features On Snow Leopard

There are several reasons why you may not wish to make the upgrade to OS X Lion: If you still rely on Rosetta to launch applications with PowerPC code, if you have an earlier Intel Core Duo Mac which cannot run Lion or if you simply do not wish to spend the money and time […]

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Matias Tactile Pro 3 – A $150, Mac-configured, Clicky Keyboard

Matias Tactile Pro 3 – A $150, Mac-configured, Clicky Keyboard

Since the 1980’s, laptop and desktop computers have become steadily more modular and streamlined. As a result, the old mechanical (or ‘clicky’) keyboards many of us grew up with have largely been replaced with silent keyboards, as seen on every current Apple made keyboard. These new low-profile keyboards look great and have the benefit of […]

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Useful Terminal Commands & Tips For Mac OS X

Useful Terminal Commands & Tips For Mac OS X

Mac OS X is built to be so user-friendly that anyone can use it, regardless of their level of experience when dealing with computers. However, delve beneath OS X’s shimmering surface by launching Terminal and you will find it possible to unlock hidden features, perform advanced tasks, tweak and troubleshoot your Mac. This tutorial will […]

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Use MarsEdit To Create And Manage Blog Content [Mac]

Use MarsEdit To Create And Manage Blog Content [Mac]

The explosion of Internet users seen in recent years has resulted in a proliferation of blogs, both personal and professional, all catering to a myriad of tastes and topics. Whether you’re a professional online journalist, a dedicated blogger with a loyal following, or simply enjoy keeping a personal Tumblr blog to share your thoughts, you’ve […]

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A Brief Look At iOS 5

A Brief Look At iOS 5

iOS 5 will be released on 12th October but the final pre-release developer preview known as the Golden Master has already been made available to those in Apple’s developer program and this is almost certain to be exactly the same as the version made available on launch day. I installed the Golden Master on an […]

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Steve Jobs: 1955 – 2011

Steve Jobs: 1955 – 2011

Editor note: We don’t usually cover any news or memorial, but Steve Jobs had been a great influence to us. As a tribute to him and all those wonderful things that he had done, we decided to publish a summary of his life and his legacy. In very sad news, Apple has reported that Steve […]

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Getting The Most Out Of Your MacBook Air

Getting The Most Out Of Your MacBook Air

The latest iteration of MacBook Air has proven to be very popular indeed, showing off incredible speed and beautifully engineered aluminium design. However, with the price of SSD drives still prohibitively high and the MacBook Air’s form not allowing a Superdrive, some who recently bought a MacBook Air may find themselves missing the ability to […]

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Nuu Minikey – A Small Hardware Keyboard For iPhone 4

Nuu Minikey – A Small Hardware Keyboard For iPhone 4

As a former enthusiast of PDA-style devices such as the Nokia N810 and PalmPilot, moving to the iPhone was a revelation for its slick, seamless UI and vast choice of apps, though I did miss having a physical QWERTY keyboard. However, like most new iPhone users, I was soon surprised to find the on screen […]

Give Your Intel Or PPC Mac A New Lease Of Life

Give Your Intel Or PPC Mac A New Lease Of Life

PowerPC Macs have been discontinued by Apple but they’re still capable of basic computing tasks such as word processing, emailing and web browsing, the latter particularly true if not surfing with the resource-heavy Adobe Flash. Most of the tips covered here will be applicable to Intel Macs too – after all, the first couple of […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 Apple’s […]

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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 […]

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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 […]