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).
Mac OS X tips & tricks
Most computers (and OSes) will automatically go into sleep mode when it has been idle for some time. This can be useful in reducing power consumption and extending the life span of your hardware. However, it can be frustrating when the computer goes to sleep while you are watching a movie, or just listen to […]
If you have followed our guide to install Ubuntu on Macbook Air, you will know that creating a Linux live CD/USB that can run in Mac is a troublesome chore. Mac-Linux USB Loader is one simple tool that can get all these things done without all the hassle.
If you are using Google Chrome in Mac OS X, you will notice that clicking the green (maximize) button will only expand the browser window vertically. It doesn’t expand horizontally to fill up the screen. To get it to expand horizontally and fill up the screen, you just have to press “Shift” while clicking the […]
Have you ever wish that you can open the unfinished document in your office computer, and access it on your home PC? What about sharing that same document with others? CupCloud provides a practical solution for users who prefer the luxury of saving their currently open items and accessing them at a later time on an alternate PC.
In Mac, you can easily take screenshot with the “Command + Shift + 3” and “Command + Shift + 4” shortcut keys. But what if you want to take a timed screenshot, say take a screenshot after a 10 seconds delay? Mac OS X comes with a hidden screen capture tool call Grab that allows […]
[Mac] When you open any document in Mac, you will only see the title of the document in the title bar. What if you want to find out the file path of the document? Rather than opening the Finder and search for the file path, simply press the “Command” button and mouse click on the […]
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.
The usual way to shut down your Mac OS X is to move your mouse to the Apple icon (at the top left corner), click on it and select the Shutdown option. You will be shown a confirmation dialog and only when you click the “Shut Down” button, then will the machine shut down. What […]
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.
By default, the Spotlight feature will index everything in your Mac and return the results when you do a search. Here is how you can prevent Spotlight from indexing a particular folder. 1. Go to “System Preferences -> Spotlight”. 2. Click the “Privacy” tab. 3. Click the “+” button to add the folder that you […]
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.
When resizing application windows in Mac, there are a few tricks that you can do to make the resizing more efficient. 1. Move your cursor to the edge (side or top) of the window. You should see the cursor change into a double arrow. 2. Click the left mouse key together with any of the […]
If you are a Mac OS X user, you can speed up your Mac by simply disabling the window animations. 1. Open the terminal. 2. Type the following command: defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool false That’s it.
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.
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.