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5 Free Application Launchers For Mac That Is Not QuickSilver

5 Free Application Launchers For Mac That Is Not QuickSilver

The first thing that most people will notice when they use Mac for the first time is the existence of application launchers. Even though similar idea also appears in the Windows world, it seems that the usage is not as heavy as within the Mac realm. As far as I know, most Windows users still […]

How to Get Windows 7 “Aero Snap” on your Mac

How to Get Windows 7 “Aero Snap” on your Mac

One of the greatest features, as well as most highly touted features in Windows 7 is Aero Snap. At its core, Snap gives you a way to quickly and sensibly organize your active windows for easy viewing. It’s great for comparing two documents, images, or websites. In Windows 7, I just pull one window’s title bar […]

Untether your iPod from iTunes With Rockbox

Untether your iPod from iTunes With Rockbox

When you buy electronics, many times you fall prey to the marketing hype. Other times you have a real need and desire for the features of a particular device. Even then, those needs may shift over time. I am a big fan of Apple products. I over time have accumulated a couple of iPods, laptops […]

How to Backup Your Gmail in Mac

How to Backup Your Gmail in Mac

We love Gmail, and we keep our faith in Google that they will do their best to keep their servers up and running at all time. But still, that doesn’t mean we should place our absolute trust in their reliability. What if one day, their servers went bonkers and all your emails are lost overnight? […]

How To Set Up And Manage Parental Control On Mac

How To Set Up And Manage Parental Control On Mac

It was almost noon and the sun shines a little bit too bright that day. I was waiting for the red light to turn to green in that busy intersection when a tired-looking newspaper boy offers me the half-priced morning edition. The headline struck me: Facebook Murder in Australia. The green light and loud inpatient […]

TunesRemote: Remote Control iTunes With Your Android Phone

TunesRemote: Remote Control iTunes With Your Android Phone

There are plenty of apps that allow you to remote control your iTunes from other computers, iPhone or even iPod Touch, but when it comes to Android, the choice is limited (as of now). TunesRemote is one of the few that give you the ability to control your iTunes from your Android phone. While it […]

How to Run Multiple Dropbox Accounts in Mac and Linux

How to Run Multiple Dropbox Accounts in Mac and Linux

Previously, we have done a tutorial on setting up multiple Dropbox accounts in Windows 7. There is no reason for us to leave out Mac and Linux as well. So here is it, the tutorial to run multiple Dropbox accounts in Mac and Linux. Note: The below tutorial assumes that you have already installed (and […]

Eltima: Advanced Flash Player For Mac + Free Giveaway

Eltima: Advanced Flash Player For Mac + Free Giveaway

Mac users, have you ever come across sites with impressive flash videos and wish that you can download them and play them in your desktop? Or perhaps you are doing a flash project and wish to have some flash files on hand for inspirations and references? What about taking a screenshot at a particular timeframe […]

How to Easily Create Abstract Wallpaper In Gimp

How to Easily Create Abstract Wallpaper In Gimp

Just about everyone loves a good looking abstract desktop background, but not everyone agrees on exactly what defines “good looking”. There are dozens of websites that specialize in these types of images, but you have to sift through hundreds, sometimes thousands, to find one you really like. Sometimes, after all the searching, the one you […]

How to Easily Mount NTFS Partition in Mac Snow Leopard

How to Easily Mount NTFS Partition in Mac Snow Leopard

While Mac Snow Leopard comes with support for NTFS volumne, it doesn’t really automatically mount it (or provide you a way to mount it) upon booting up. Most people resort to MacFuse and NTFS-3G while others tried various hacks just to get their NTFS partition working in the Finder, with varying success. If you are […]

Mac: How to Set a Different Wallpaper For Each Space

Mac: How to Set a Different Wallpaper For Each Space

Spaces is one of the most useful, but yet under-utilized application in Mac. Spaces is useful in allowing you to group your application windows together and helps in reducing the clutter in your desktop. It also provides an easy way for you to easily switch between them. For those who have been using Spaces, one […]

How to Selectively Color Images in 5 Minutes

How to Selectively Color Images in 5 Minutes

Using color to highlight a particular portion of your image can have drastic effects on the end result. Using photo editors like Photoshop and Gimp you can emphasize whatever colors you choose in an image. Music videos and films like Sin City used this extensively, and the resulting look can be replicated in Gimp in […]

Manage Your RSS Feed In Mac With NetNewsWire

Manage Your RSS Feed In Mac With NetNewsWire

The Internet has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, so you know you want to read it. Of course, you realize that going to every single website on the internet is a really inefficient way to actually attempt to read the whole thing, that’s why the RSS protocol was invented to make reading the […]

[Mac] Resize Images Automatically Using Automator

[Mac] Resize Images Automatically Using Automator

We’ve written about Automator multiple times here at Make Tech Easier not only because we think it is an easy and fun tool to work with, but also because we believe that it helps in saving a lot of time for the average computer user. Apple has spent a lot of time in making this […]

Snippet: How to Create a Mac Boot Entry in Grub2

Snippet: How to Create a Mac Boot Entry in Grub2

If you have just created a dual-boot system with Mac Snow Leopard and Ubuntu Karmic and find that the Grub2 does not boot up your Mac, you can follow the instruction below to add the correct boot entry in Grub2. Boot into Ubuntu Karmic. Open a terminal and type: sudo gedit /etc/grub.d/40_custom Add the following […]

Remote Control Your Mac With Your iPhone/iPod Touch

Remote Control Your Mac With Your iPhone/iPod Touch

We know that there are plenty of things that you can do with your iPhone/iPod Touch, and one of the coolest thing of all is to be able to remote control your Mac with your iPhone/iPod Touch. This gives you the convenience to move around your house (or laze in your bed), yet have access […]

100 Free Software For Mac OS X

100 Free Software For Mac OS X

Last week, we featured 100 free software for your WIndows. This week, as promised, we roll out the 100 free software for Mac OS X. We have spent a great deal of time sourcing these software for all of you. So if you love the list, don’t forget to share it with your friends.

TotalFinder Adds Tabs Functionality to Your Finder in Mac

TotalFinder Adds Tabs Functionality to Your Finder in Mac

Tabs are useful for multi-tasking and help us to improve our productivity. Other than the old and obsolete IE6 browser, almost all the browsers come with tabs function. Even some native applications (like the Nautilus File Manager in Gnome) also follow suit and add tabs as a feature. Now, what if you can also add the […]