TRIM support for a SSD is the best way to prolong its life. In Mac OS X, TRIM is only enabled for Apple’s SSDs. This is great if you have a new Macbook that has an Apple SSD inside of it. But for the rest of us that upgraded our old hard drives for third […]
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Recently we have shown you how to password protect zip files in Mac OS X. Now we are going to take it a step further by password protecting external drives or flash drives. A lot of you might wonder why would you password protect a flash drive or an external drive. If you have sensitive […]
A lot of people want to know what is the .DS_Store file on a Mac and what is its true purpose? These files appear when hidden files are made visible. Here is my explanation of what the .DS_Store files are and what happens when you delete them and a way to disable them. What is […]
A lot of people like to record their screen activity and share with friends or to make YouTube videos. For those of us that use a Mac, you might be looking for a free screen recorder. Luckily for us, Mac OS X has a free screen recorder built right in. Well, if you have Snow […]
A quick and easy way to check the current weather on Mac OS X is via the menu bar. Since the menu bar is always there, unless you hide it, it makes perfect sense to add applications on the menu bar to get quick information. Here is how to add the weather in the Mac OS X menu bar for free with Meteorologist.
When Mac OS X Lion came out you could only download it and upgrade your Mac to the new operating system. However, you could always create your own Mac OS X Lion DVD, but if you didn’t and wanted to reinstall Lion you might be out of luck. Hopefully you had an extra copy of […]
In the past we have shown you how to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox. This method is good if you want to try out Ubuntu without too much setup. But if you want more power out of Ubuntu, you can always dual boot Ubuntu and Mac OSX. Dual booting Ubuntu and Mac OSX gives you the best of […]
If you are new to Mac and haven’t had any experience with the menu bar, or do , and have a ton of icons gathering there you probably want to remove them. So how do you remove icons form the menu bar? Well that my friend is really easy. All you have to do is […]
Over time Mac OS X will become slow. Installing programs, searching the internet, uninstalling programs, and just using Mac OS X in general will slow down your computer. So what can you do to make Mac OS X fast again? There are a few solutions you can try to do this. The first way to […]
Messages is now available in a beta version for you Mac. You can download it and get a taste of what’s coming. Download it now.