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Emulating SNES, NES and N64 Games In Mac OS X

Emulating SNES, NES and N64 Games In Mac OS X

After years of being maligned, Mac users now often have access to the latest and greatest games sooner rather than later and as Apple’s market share continues to increase, this trend is surely bound to only increase – it’s a great time to be a Mac gamer! Still, sometimes it’s fun to look back and […]

iDraw – A Cheaper Alternative to Adobe Illustrator [Mac]

iDraw – A Cheaper Alternative to Adobe Illustrator [Mac]

Casual digital artists now have a cheaper app than Adobe Illustrator. I worked in the graphic design/printing business for twenty years, and the software that could do it all was Adobe Illustrator. The only downside to it is that it comes with a huge price tag. At just under $600, it’s definitely out of the […]

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 […]

The Importance of an Apple ID

The Importance of an Apple ID

With all the exciting changes in iOS 5 and Mac OS Lion, an Apple ID is more important than ever. It has become very essential to your whole system, whether mobile, desktop, or a combination of the two. With all the syncing on behalf of iCloud, it’s all done with an Apple ID. It’s how […]

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 […]

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 […]

What You Need To Know About iCloud

What You Need To Know About iCloud

One of the largest products of iOS 5 is iCloud. The service was first revealed when several Apple users reported seeing a “Purchased” tab on their iOS devices. From there, you can click on an app or song and re-download it from the “cloud”. Now, we are presented with a fully released service that has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dealing With Duplicate Apple’s Software In Your Mac

Dealing With Duplicate Apple’s Software In Your Mac

One of the best aspects of being an Apple product user is the ease of use. All of their products, be it computers, iPods, iPhones, iPads, or even software, is always user-friendly and so much easier to use than other products out there. However, sometimes in their efforts to make everything as easy as possible, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Ultimate Mac Buyer’s Guide

The Ultimate Mac Buyer’s Guide

After years of using Windows, you have decided to make the switch over to Mac. Chances are, you either want to confirm the hype for yourself or prove the Apple deniers wrong. You are at the point where you know that this switch is right for you, but you aren’t sure what to switch to. […]

The Search For The Best Mac Browsers

The Search For The Best Mac Browsers

Mac users have never been so spoilt for choice with web browsers and it’s a good thing too, because your browser is the one application which you probably use the most. The OS X internet browser landscape has fluctuated somewhat in recent years with Google Chrome continuing to steal market share, while Firefox’s new release […]

10 Back to School Apps for Mac

10 Back to School Apps for Mac

The beginning of the school year can be quite hectic, however resources available to students online can make the year a lot easier. The Mac App Store can be a great starting point for students. The store allows you to download applications on a system that you use each day, your computer. Here are a […]

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 […]