How To Downgrade From OS X Lion to Snow Leopard

How To Downgrade From OS X Lion to Snow Leopard

When you upgrade your Snow Leopard to Lion, you were probably expecting to find an experience that was better, not worse. Gestures that made your computing experience more seamless and not more fragmented. Apparently, this is not the case for some of you. There were a lot of hardware issue and software incompatibility. It get […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How to Find Out If Your Favorite Apps and Programs Will Work on Lion

How to Find Out If Your Favorite Apps and Programs Will Work on Lion

Getting a new operating system can be an exciting thing. Sometimes it can be a bit too exciting. If you are busy thinking about all of the new gestures that you are going to get to use when you finally install OS Lion, then you may want to calm down for a while. I’m not […]

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How to Install OS X Lion on Multiple Mac’s with A Single Download

How to Install OS X Lion on Multiple Mac’s with A Single Download

The new Mac OS, Lion came out to a lot of fanfare and intrigue, especially when no one knew the actual release date until it actually came out. Previously, we talked about how to get your system ready for Lion, and now we are going to get down to the actual install. The really good […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How To Back Up Your Google Docs

How To Back Up Your Google Docs

Cloud storage is a good thing, since it allows you to store a great deal of data without taking up all of your system’s storage space. It also allows you to share your files with your co-workers, or your friends, without having to send out mass emails or break up larger files into multiple parts. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How to Restore Your iTunes Library with Your iPod, Flash Drives and CD’s

How to Restore Your iTunes Library with Your iPod, Flash Drives and CD’s

Few things are more devastating to a media fan than having something happen to their iTunes library. After all, iTunes is the home to all of your music, your TV shows and your movies. Losing all of that data in (an admittedly rare) system crash, or when your external hard drive is inadvertently melted by […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How to Make A Website in Word For Mac

How to Make A Website in Word For Mac

There are a lot of basic HTML editors out there for your Mac. Many of them can even be downloaded and used for an indefinite span of time at no cost to you at all. No one is going to deny that fact. The real question is, do you actually need to download one of them at […]

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How to Make A (sort of) Song Template in GarageBand

How to Make A (sort of) Song Template in GarageBand

At the first look at this title, you may be wondering why anyone would want to make a song template in GarageBand. A song template can help you to save time and make your song writing and recording much simpler. A song template can help you to manage your preferences across multiple songs. No more […]

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How to Convert Midi File Instruments in Garageband

How to Convert Midi File Instruments in Garageband

The Midi file format may not be what you find in your iTunes library, but it has a long history in the world of digital sound. The Midi file format has been important in the world of computer music since the 1980’s. While you may think of the Midi file format as being antiquated format, […]

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How to Clean The Cookies from Safari

How to Clean The Cookies from Safari

The longer you use your computer (be it running Windows, Mac OS X or Linux), the more crap you have in it, and the slower it become. If you browse the web very often, the cookies that stored in the browser can quickly form the bulk of the “crap” that contribute to the slow performance […]

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How to Convert Mac .Pages Format Into .Jpeg

How to Convert Mac .Pages Format Into .Jpeg

Let’s be honest. While there are a seemingly ever-increasing number of Mac users in the world, we still have to play well with the Windows users of the world. We may be proud of the platform we are using, like iWork, iTunes, etc, but there are always problems when we attempt to share files with […]

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How to Copy DVDs With Your Mac

How to Copy DVDs With Your Mac

We all love our DVD collections, but few people relish the idea of having to re-buy some of our favorite titles, or losing some of your most cherished family memories because you lost a disk. What is the best way to keep your memories safe, or protect your investment? Make backup copies. While we cannot, […]

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How to Change Default Programs in Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard

How to Change Default Programs in Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard

When you choose a file, your Mac tends to open it with a default program, even if you have multiple programs that are designed to work with that type of file. The odds are that your HTML files will open in Safari, your text documents will open in Pages (or if you don’t have Pages […]

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How to Open and Mark Up A .Pub File on Your Mac

How to Open and Mark Up A .Pub File on Your Mac

If you work with Windows users, or with Windows based systems at your job, you know that one of the most annoying things to deal with is the sharing of your incompatible files. Sure, the majority of your files will work well enough, if you deal primarily in jpegs and text documents. What about .Pub […]

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Alfred: The Productivity Sidekick For Your Mac

Alfred: The Productivity Sidekick For Your Mac

If the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the name of this software is a theme to Batman, don’t worry, you are not alone. The job of Alfred was more than just a mere sidekick, he was kind of like a facilitator. He did all the little things that Bruce Wayne […]

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A Beginners Guide to Sketchbook Express

A Beginners Guide to Sketchbook Express

Let’s be honest. When we think about free drawing image programs, two things come to mind: the free options that are too basic to be of much use and the professional grade tools that are just too expensive or too complex to be practical for the day to day use (I am looking at you, […]

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Compositions: A Minimal Text Editor With Snapshot Functionality

Compositions: A Minimal Text Editor With Snapshot Functionality

Have you ever been working on long-term project? The kind where you have to make draft, after draft, after draft of the same keys in order to get it right. You know the procedure: save the document as a new draft, with a new title, each and every time you make significant documents. Troublesome, time […]

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Check Your Gmail on Mac Without Opening The Browser

Check Your Gmail on Mac Without Opening The Browser

Email has become such an essential part of the way that we work in the digital age. It seems like the bulk of the communication that we deal with during any given work day come at us through our email accounts. Of course, you may not always want to open your web browser just to […]

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