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 […]
Mac OS X tips & tricks
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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).
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 […]
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 […]