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3 Ways to Transfer Photos From iPhone or iPod Touch to Mac

In case you were looking for the most efficient ways to transfer or remove photographs from your iPhone using your Mac, here's the right place. We show you three fastest ways to do it. Best thing is that you don't need to download any extra app. We'll be using apps already on your Mac. iPhoto users may read on for a faster alternative. Apple has made downloading images from your [...]

How to Use your MacBook as a Wi-fi Router

When we compare MacBook and Windows, MacBook is anytime better than windows because of it's features and hardware. Though if you are switching from Windows to Mac system, initially you will find lots of issue getting used to Mac system but as soon as you get hold of Mac, you will never go back to your Windows system again. Read: How to Enable internet sharing in Windows 7 In this [...]

Unable to Empty Trash on External NTFS Drive in Mac OS X [Solved]

NTFS Partitions are not exactly the most stable drive formats but sometimes we still have to use them to make sure they are compatible with other operating systems and allow storing files larger than 4GB. One frequent problem that Mac users face when using external NTFS drives - Unable to Empty trash. You will see files and folders with size zero KB that won't delete. Here's a fix. Related Posts: [...]

Tip: How to Change Order of Preferred Wi-Fi Networks in Mac OS X

You may want to connect your Mac to a different network than the one it connects to by default for reasons like greater strength, faster speeds, security etc. This tutorial shows you how to change the default wi-fi network order in just a few minutes. Normally, people delete certain networks to gain access to the preferred one. However, you don't have to do it in case you have multiple wi-fi [...]

Tip: How to Show Folder Size in Finder [Mac OS X]

This tutorial shows how to display Folder size in Finder so that you can sort folders according to size. As you know by default Finder only shows size of Files and not folders. Other Tutorials for Mac OS X's Finder: Mac Tip: How to Close All Finder Windows Together Fix: The Application Finder Can’t Be Opened -10810 Error on Mac How to Show Hidden Files and Folders on Mac I [...]

Tip: How to Place Dock in the Corner [Mac OS X]

This is probably the last in the Mac OS X Dock Tweaks series. I saw this in a screenshot posted by a friend and really wanted to know how to do it ever since that moment. Finally, I found the terminal commands to put Dock in the corner of your Mac's screen. Interesting Terminal Tweaks for the Dock in Mac OS X: 3 Terminal Tricks to Tweak the Dock in [...]

Mac Tip: Terminal Tweaks to Change Default Screenshot Format, Location & Name

In a previous tutorial, we showed you how to take screenshots in Mac OS X. Today, we are sharing a set of interesting terminal tweaks to get even more out of screenshots on your Mac. I have tested all of these to work in Snow Leopard. Some more Interesting Terminal Tweaks for Mac: How to Show Hidden Files and Folders on Mac Fix: The Application Finder Can’t Be Opened -10810 [...]

How to Take Screenshots in Mac OS X

Mac OS X has this great ability of working right out of the box. This tutorial will show you how to take screenshots of the whole screen or a part using in built keyboard shortcuts in your Mac. Absolutely no need to download additional tools. Unlike Windows, there is no Printscreen on Mac Keyboards. Another advantage is that by default the screen shot is saved in a file and not [...]

How to Edit Hosts File in Mac OS X using the Terminal

Your mac has a hosts file which contains a list of IP and domain addresses. Whenever a URL is accessed on the Mac using the browser or other apps, the system first checks for entries in the hosts file and fetches the IP address if found. So one can edit Mac's hosts file to block specific domains like those sending ads or malware. It can be used to block unsafe [...]

3 Terminal Tricks to Tweak the Dock in Mac OS X

We have been playing with the terminal in Mac OS X, an awful lot lately. This time we have got some wonderful tricks for the Dock on your Mac. Seriously, who knew simple commands could do so much, right? Some more Interesting Terminal Tweaks for Mac: How to Show Hidden Files and Folders on Mac Mac Tip: Terminal Tweaks to Change Default Screenshot Format, Location & Name Before we proceed [...]