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Tip: How to Quickly View Your Mac’s Serial Number

If you ever need to lookup your mac's serial number for checking warranty status or while talking to Apple Support people, then this small tip will save you a lot of time. The normal longer approach is to launch System Profiler. View Serial Number using System Profiler: First, let me tell you the longer conventional approach to view your Mac's system information. Launch System Profiler from Application > Utilities or [...]

How to Force Quit a Frozen Application on Mac OS X

Earlier we have shared how to Force quit a frozen iPhone application and In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to quit a frozen application in Mac OS X. A lot of times I have found Safari to be unresponsive due to the Flash plugin crashing. Not just Safari, but any other app can unresponsive and when they do you will know just how to force quit them. [...]

Mac Tip: View Advanced Wireless Network Info from Menu Bar

Here's a quick tip that shows you how to view more information about your wifi network right from the menu bar of your Mac computer. If you had always wondered how to see wifi network details such as signal strength, channel, MAC address etc. full instructions for you after the break. How to View Wireless Network Info on Mac: If you normally click on the Airport/Wi-fi icon in the menu [...]

How to Spoof MAC Address in Mac OS X

This little guide will show you how to temporarily change the MAC Address on your Macintosh computer. You can change the MAC address of Airport or ethernet as desired. Follow these instructions to spoof MAC address of your computer. Sometimes you may need to do this if your current MAC address is blocked on a network. Create a new MAC address to gain access to the network once again. Don't [...]

How to Hide Files & Folders From Spotlight Search on Mac

This tutorial will show you how to hide any file or folder Spotlight search results. Spotlight privacy settings, once configured, will keep your personal data safe from prying eyes. You might have often noticed that when you search for files and folders on your Mac using Spotlight(Cmd+Space) some results unintentionally crop up in the results. Here's a simple solution to enable spotlight privacy. Follow these steps to Hide files/folders from [...]

Mac Tip: How to Close All Finder Windows Together

Sometimes while working on a Mac you might find yourself facing several windows from the same application that you don't need. Sure, you can go click the red button on each but why so much effort when there is a much more elegant way. I first figured this feature when I accidentally opened a dozen Finder windows and another handful of preview windows. This tip will work with Finder as [...]

How to Show Hidden Files and Folders on Mac

Like every other operating system, Mac OS X usually keeps some data in hidden files and folders so that users don't accidentally modify them. However, you may need to show hidden files sometimes to perform advanced tasks or modify iPod's files. On Windows XP, viewing hidden files is very simple through Folder Options. Mac does not have a direct toggle. So here's a simple method to toggle hidden files and [...]

How to Remove Flash from Mac’s Internet Browser

Personally, I have never liked Flash a lot. Here's a guide that will show you how to uninstall flash player from your Mac permanently or temporarily from one or more browsers on your computer. My browsers are behaving better after I did remove flash from my Mac. As a lot of you might already know, Flash player is installed separately for each browser on your computer. For instance, I use [...]

How to Turn Off Startup Applications on Mac

There might be some programs you installed on your Mac which start up automatically every time you switch on your Mac. For example, Skype or Hotspot Shield. We don't need each of those to start up by itself at login and here's a simple way to disable them. Ease of use is the best part about Mac's operating System. Most operations are intuitive and a few clicks via simple interfaces [...]

How to Use BootCamp to Install Windows XP OS in MACBook Pro

I'm a windows and macBook user and I have one Dell inspiron 14" and 1 MacBook Pro. Finally I decided to completely do a shift to Mac system but I have many softwares which are windows based and many of them doesn't have Mac version. One option was to install Windows on my Mac using Parallels software which let you run any version of Windows inside. Or we can use [...]