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Review: Writer for Mac OS X Helps Do Nothing But Write

Your Mac already has a text editor(TextEdit) included, right? Then why use another? Writer, is specifically aimed at writers, bloggers, novelists(well, you get an idea) who want a no fuss simple interface to write. You can leave behind all distractions as you work in the full screen mode. Also included is a nifty word count tool & pinning mode. Related reads: Review: Desktop Curtain for Mac 5 Must Have Free [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 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 [...]

3 Websites to Find Free & Download Mac Software

Today we are showcasing three websites which will help you find free and useful applications for Mac OS X. There are a lot of amazing applications made for the Mac but not everyone is aware of places where they can find them. This guide will help you with just that. Other Suggested Readings: 11 Reasons Why I love Mac and You Should Too 5 Must Have Free Applications For Mac [...]

How to Change Mac OS X Default Login Screen

Customising your computer is always fun. It's quite possible that after months of logging in to your Mac through the same screen you might get bored and wished you could change it. There's an easy and free way to do it. Note: This tutorial will work for users running Leopard 10.5 as well as Snow Leopard version 10.6 on their Macintosh Computers. Custom Login Screen on Macbook Pro Basically, you [...]