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Running Internet Explorer on Mac

Running Internet Explorer on Mac

Internet Explorer is the proprietary product of Microsoft and getting it to work in Linux and Mac can be a hassle. It is not that I care or love IE, but the fact that every time I designed a Web site or WordPress theme that looks great in Firefox, Safari and Opera, I can be […]

Turn Your Ubuntu Hardy to Mac OSX Leopard

Turn Your Ubuntu Hardy to Mac OSX Leopard

Updated: The updated version of this tutorial for Ubuntu Intrepid can be found at Turn Ubuntu Intrepid into Mac Leopard. You can’t really turn a Linux system to a Mac, but you definitely can make your Ubuntu Hardy looks like a Mac OSX Leopard. If you want to change this into , follow the steps […]

10 Free Mac applications You Can’t Live Without

10 Free Mac applications You Can’t Live Without

There are thousand of great applications for the Mac OSX, and many of them come with a price. For someone who are used to using open-source software, or just don’t feel like paying the money for every single app, here is a list of the top 10 free applications that you (seriously) cannot live without. […]

[Mac]: Keeping Your Application Window ‘Always On Top’

[Mac]: Keeping Your Application Window ‘Always On Top’

What seems to be a simple task in Linux turns out to be almost impossible in Mac. One of my favorite feature in Ubuntu is the ability to keep some of my application windows ‘always on top’ so that I can refer to them easily. When I switched to Mac, it turns out that this […]

How to Transfer Music From iPhone/iPod Touch to Your PC

How to Transfer Music From iPhone/iPod Touch to Your PC

iPhone/iPod Touch users will know that while it is easy to sync music from iTunes to your iPod, it certainly does not work the other way round. It may be a great security feature by Apple, but it has definitely caused lot of inconvenience to its users. Luckily, there are lots of easy way to […]

Customize Your OSX Dock With SuperDocker

Customize Your OSX Dock With SuperDocker

Update: Superdocker has been discontinued. Some people love the new dock in OSX Leopard. Some hate it and trying to find ways to change it. If you belong to the latter, SuperDocker might be what you need. SuperDocker allows you to easily customize your OSX dock. Not only can you switch between a 2D or […]

How to Check MD5 Hash?

How to Check MD5 Hash?

MD5 is a message digest algorithm that takes a message of arbitrary length and produces a 128-bits digital signature of the message. It is most widely used for verifying the integrity of the file downloaded from the Web. Since it is almost impossible to produce the same digital signature from different message, by simply comparing […]

[Mac OSX] Remote Control Your iTunes via iChat

[Mac OSX] Remote Control Your iTunes via iChat

Let’s say you have more than one Mac in your house – one is in your living room, meant for entertainment purpose, while another one is in your room, for work-related stuff. Now, from your room’s Mac, you can remote control the iTunes in the living room’s Mac to play the songs you want.

TrueCrypt: Encrypt Your Data The Easy Way

TrueCrypt: Encrypt Your Data The Easy Way

Everyone has files that they don’t want other to see. It may be a document consisting of all your login passwords, your bank account information or the romance photos/videos (oops…) that you want to keep out of your wife/husband’s sight. In case you are wondering how to encrypt the files/folders/entire hard drive and keep it […]

[Mac OSX] Control Your Applications With Mouse Gestures

[Mac OSX] Control Your Applications With Mouse Gestures

While the dock in the Mac OSX is a revolutionary tool that enables you to access to your favorite application with a click, it does not grow in intelligence and help you manage your application. Sapiens is a application launcher that allows you to access all your applications using mouse gestures. Rather than setting up […]

FreeMind: Mind Mapping Software For All Platforms

FreeMind: Mind Mapping Software For All Platforms

FreeMind is an open-source mind mapping software that is written in Java and cross-platform compatible. It is simple, easy to use and come with a interface that anyone can get used to in few minutes. There are quite a number of mind mapping software out there, but the main reason why I love FreeMind is […]

Syncing Notes Between iPhone/iPod Touch and Your Mac

Syncing Notes Between iPhone/iPod Touch and Your Mac

While I have been able to sync my iPod Touch calendar, contact, music and movie with my Mac Leopard, I just can’t seem to find a way to synchronize the notes. I am absolutely not impressed by the way that Apple charges iPod Touch users $20 for the new apps, but did not provide any […]

[Mac OSX Hack]: Upgrading Your Mac Hackintosh to 10.5.2

[Mac OSX Hack]: Upgrading Your Mac Hackintosh to 10.5.2

Following my successful attempt at dual-booting Mac Leopard with my Ubuntu Gutsy, I have also successfully patched it to the latest version 10.5.2. Mac OSX 10.5.2 contains over 300 fixes, which enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

How To Dual Boot Ubuntu Gutsy And Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.1

How To Dual Boot Ubuntu Gutsy And Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.1

For the past weeks, I have been researching and testing out the possibility of dual-booting Mac OSX Leopard alongside my Ubuntu Gutsy on my laptop. It hasn’t been an easy task. Most of the guides out there are mainly about dual-booting Vista/XP and Mac OSX and are of little help. My laptop has been through […]

Syncing To Google Calendar

Syncing To Google Calendar

If you are searching for ways to synchronize your desktop calendar to Google Calendar, then the open-source GCALDaemon could be the answer. GCALDaemon is an OS-independent Java program that offers two-way synchronization between Google Calendar and various iCalendar compatible calendar applications. GCALDaemon is primarily designed as a calendar synchronizer but it can also be used […]

How To Be A Better Mac User?

How To Be A Better Mac User?

Owning a Mac is cool and I do feel proud about it, but seeing how some Mac users take their Mac for granted pissed me off. This post serves to vent my frustration and also as a guideline to teach others how to handle their Macs (and themselves).

How To Read/Write Files From Windows On Mac OS X

How To Read/Write Files From Windows On Mac OS X

While Apple’s Bootcamp allows users to install and dual boot Windows on their Mac, it does not allows users to exchange files between the two OS. While virtualization software such as VMware and Parallels Desktop allow file sharing and reading/writing, bootcamp doesn’t. The reason being, Windows exists as a separate partition from the primary OS […]

Using Safari On Windows? You Better Think Twice…

Using Safari On Windows? You Better Think Twice…

Apple launched its Safari version 3 back in June 2007 and I do not have the time to try it then. Over the holiday period late last year, I finally downloaded the Safari for Windows and installed it in my Window XP machine. After hours of surfing and testing the Safari, I can only say […]

10 Things Mac Users Must Do To Protect Their Mac (And Themselves)

10 Things Mac Users Must Do To Protect Their Mac (And Themselves)

Apple’s Mac OS is still the safest operating system in the World, but that doesn’t mean you should let your guard down. Just this year alone, there have been quite a number of viruses targeting the Mac OS and most of them require social engineering to succeed. While Apple does its part to release security […]