I periodically check my User Login Items to see if any recently installed applications have added themselves to my system startup. Login Items can greatly increase the amount of time it takes to boot your Mac. We all have applications we want to open every time we boot. The problem with shoving too many apps [...]
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I used to love using Dashboard in OS X. I occasionally use it on my work system but on my home iMac the Dashboard is just sitting idol wasting CPUs. It never bothered me until I installed Mountain Lion. I occasionally use the side-swipe on my mouse and hated ending up at the Dashboard. No [...]
Apple isn’t currently offering a USB or optical disc installer for Mountain Lion. The super simple “Lion Diskmaker” app has been updated to allow you to make a bootable USB or SD Card installer on a 8GB piece of media. The following steps will help you create your own Mountain Lion disk to use as [...]
Blame it on iCloud! Seriously- blame it on iCloud. There have been many many many reports of bookmark madness occurring after users have edited, rearranged and/or deleted bookmarks from Safari. The following directions should help you get your bookmarks back in order. Warning! Please follow the directions below closely and make a backup before you [...]
iTunes Match gives subscribers access to 256kbps AAC versions of their audio files, even if they are at lower bitrates and regardless of – ahem – origin. To replace all of your lower-bitrate songs in your library with higher-quality files from iTunes Match, use a Smart Playlist to replaces only those songs that are lower [...]
iCloud has some exciting new features that will inevitably tempt you into upgrading. Perhaps you jumped out there and upgraded to iCloud without understanding what you were about to loose from Mobile Me. If you have upgraded to iCloud but still have a Snow Leopard system around you can still sync your iCal data. To [...]
One of the coolest features of iOS 5 is the ability to snap a picture directly from the lock screen. I’m sure you were a little bewildered (like myself) when you unlocked your phone and the camera icon wasn’t showing… WTF? No, its not in the Settings panel. From your iPhones locked state or lock [...]
Rest in Peace Steve Jobs… ;’-( There will NEVER be another as passionate as you. No one will ever fill your shoes. Thank you for creating Apple and bringing it back to the masses. Thank you for fighting as long as you did. Rest well my Apple brother, safe passage. I will see you on [...]
Apple has confirmed the expected October 4th iPhone media event by sending out invites to a small group of press. Get your credit card ready!
Is Your Dropbox Software Up to Date? Many people use Dropbox to share and synchronize files, but few people know when updates to the program are available. The application itself has no updater, and no notification when new versions are released. So, in order to find out if you need a new version, you need [...]
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