If you’ve ever suffered a hard disk failure on your computer, you know how devastating it can be – especially if you haven’t been backing up your data regularly. Wouldn’t it be great if there is an early warning system that can keep you up-to-date on the status of your hard disk and lets you know right away if errors are found?
Love it or hate it, OS X Mavericks is coming this fall. If you just can’t wait to try out some of its features, have no fear because you really don’t need the new OS to get these new features. Instead, I’m going to show you how to get all of Mavericks features and more by using third-party tools and applications that are already available to you (most for free).
There are tons of Google Reader alternatives, but if you prefer to read RSS feeds on desktop, this list of Mac apps will be useful to you.
There may be times when you have sensitive items on your computer that you want to keep away from prying eyes. In Mac OS X, you can easily secure your folders and protect yourself with the Espionage app.
Are you bored with the folders on your Mac? Even though some folders may have different icons on them, they’re all the same boring blue. Are you looking for a quick and easy way to create custom folders for your Mac to make the important folders stand out? If so, Folder Magic is the perfect application for you.
For this week’s poll, we want to know what your thoughts are about tablets. Are tablets useful to have or just another luxury product?
Do you have issues with noisy or overheating fans on your Mac? If so, Macs Fan Control app is both effective and easy-to-use tool that can help to keep these issues under control.
Do you use pinned tabs in Chrome as a way to keep up with your email and/or social networking sites – like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn? Wouldn’t it be great if you could display notification counts for messages and unread items on your pinned tabs? Here’s how you can do so.
Are you looking for an easy way to make your Mac’s battery last longer when there’s no outlet around? If so, a free and open-source application like gfxCardStatus lets you see exactly which apps are affecting your battery life by using power-hungry graphics.
Do you have a lot of Login Items on your Mac that are slowing down your startup time? Learn how to fix this issue with DelayedLauncher.
Do you often open a lot of tabs in Google Chrome, just to leave most of them untouched for hours? One way to prevent it from eating away your computer’s memory is to suspend the tab until you’re ready to use it. Here’s how to do so.
AppsBar gives you a quick launch bar for all your recently closed apps on a Mac. It displays your recently closed apps at the top of the screen, uses very few resources and does not engage the discrete GPU, so you won’t have to worry about it slowing down your computer.
Not everyone likes to talk about death, but sadly it’s inevitable. Because of this, Google has decided to give its users total control over their data, should their account become “inactive.” This is done via their new Inactive Account Manager, which can be used to plan your “digital afterlife.”
Are you looking for a quick and easy way to perform website searches from your Mac’s desktop? With Phlo, you can now search any website with ease.
While Google has implemented two-factor authentication a long time ago, many people will wonder what took Microsoft so long to follow suit. While they are late to the game, it is still better late than never. Here is how you can activate the two factor authentication for your Microsoft account.
Do you have a lot of browser bookmarks in Firefox and/or Google Chrome? If so, I’m sure you’d like an easy way to search through them on your Mac – like you can with Safari bookmarks. Luckily, the Brow Mac app makes that all possibly in just a few short, simple steps.
Do you like to store photos in both your Google Drive and Google+ accounts? If so, it only makes sense that Google allows us to share photos from Google Drive to Google+ account in just a few clicks. Since the option is hidden by default, you may not be aware that this is even possible.
How many times have you deleted an email just to realize that it had an important file attached that you couldn’t get back? In cases like these, you should be using a service like Openera to auto-file Gmail documents and images to the cloud to be sure you don’t lose anything important.