Have you ever wanted to use your Mac’s trackpad for something other than navigating your Mac? Mac OS X has handwriting recognition built into it, so you’d think that you’d already be able to use the trackpad much like you would a tablet. Here is how you can turn your trackpad into a pen tablet.
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As technology continues to get smaller and increasingly mobile, many of us are stuck with CD and DVD collections that are growing less compatible with our new lifestyles. Here’s a guide to knock the dust off your stack of DVDs and CDs and turn them into a digital music library.
Have you ever wanted to sync your Mac’s clipboard contents with your iPhone, iPad or any iOS device, and vice versa? Here is an easy way to do so.
Do you use all or most of Google’s services on a regular basis? If so, I’m sure you’ll find a backup service like CloudPull extremely helpful. CloudPull is a Mac app that can back up your Google account to your Mac, which conveniently makes your information available for offline use and access.
One of the coolest widgets on the Mac dashboard is the Web Clip widget. With this widget, you can clip any part of a Web page in Safari via the “open in dashboard” option. This is a great way to monitor changes to any Web page(s) that you choose; whenever the page changes/updates, so will your widget.
Do you have a lot of documents in your Google Docs account, or maybe a lot of images in your Picasa account? If you do, you may find it convenient to be able to search through them all on your Mac via Spotlight. If you’re already using Spotlight to find files, applications, documents, events, and more on your Mac, doesn’t it make sense to use Spotlight to search through your cloud data as well?
Are you bored with your Mac’s default lock screen? Are you looking for a quick way to customize it? I often wish that the Mac lock screen was just as customizable a Windows 8, and thanks to Lock Screen Plus, it comes pretty close!
There’s a misconception going around that Mac computers do not receive viruses, but that’s actually quite the contrary. It’s better to be safe than sorry, and you really have nothing to lose by peforming a daily or weekly scan of your computer. Here are 5 free antivirus applications to get you started.
Do you have two different computers that you want to use at the same time via the same mouse and keyboard? Adding on to that, the two computers are running different operating systems. How can you make use of one set of keyboard and mouse and control both computers? Here’s the fix.
Do you know the health status of your Macbook’s battery? Sure, you know the current charge and how long until you need to charge it again, but do you know its age, temperature, power usage, etc? Knowing this type of information can be very beneficial and can help you to extend the lifetime of your battery. Here’s how to find out these information.
Airdrop allows you to send a file over to another Mac that is in the same WiFi network. However, not all Macs support Airdrop, especially those without the latest updates. Even those with the latest updates may not work out if not under a WiFi network. This doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Here, we will go over how to use Airdrop in both situations.
AppleCare is not cheap and many people will wonder if it is really worth the deal. In this guide, we show you when you should buy AppleCare and when you should not.
Being able to automatically change the desktop wallpaper on your Mac each day is nothing new. However, having a large collection of high-quality wallpapers to choose from, and being able to stream them directly from a website, is new. Here is how you can get your Mac to fetch beautiful wallpapers online and set it on your screen on regular interval.
Do you use a monitor for your Mac network connections? Even though some people may feel that it’s not important, a network monitor can really come in handy – especially a free one like Private Eye.
Are there times or situations when you find it hard to control your Mac? Wouldn’t it be easier if you could control your Mac, such as opening iTunes, just by clapping your hands? Well luckily you can with iClapper.
To tweak your Mac OSX, you often have to go deep into the System Preferences or through the terminal. With Mountain Tweaks, you now have all your tweaks available in a single place, and activating them is only a few clicks away.
Do you have trouble remembering all of the keyboard shortcuts available for each app on your Mac? If you’re like me, you only memorize the keyboard shortcuts that you use most. Here’s a cool trick that will teach you the matching shortcut for any actions that you perform with your trackpad and mouse.
Are you looking for a faster way to change some of the Mac’s system settings? The fastest way is to use the Terminal. Here are some of the useful Terminal commands to change the system settings and make your Mac better.