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ipswDownloader for Mac Lets You Easily Download iOS Firmwares

When performing iPhone unlocks or when jailbreaking your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad it is always best to get the latest iOS firmware. Now, we would always recommend you to download the iOS firmwares from Apple’s official site, but in case you’re in a hurry and aren’t in a mood to search for the required firmware here is an alternative. iOS firmwares are available for download in .ipsw format and [...]

Monitor Mac’s Stats With Free iStat Dashboard Widgets

Today, I bring you two very useful dashboard widgets from Bjango (aka iSlayer). iStat Pro and iStat Nano are two free dashboard widgets which will let you monitor your Mac’s working like CPU usage, RAM, Hard Drive space, network bandwidth usage, temperatues, uptime and much more. It’s beautifully designed and has a simple UI and animations to look behind the scenes of your Mac. Must have for every Mac user. [...]

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 [...]

New MacBook Pros Freeze under Heavy-Load, Fix Found with New Patch

We have found evidence in the Apple forums that indicate several MacBook Pro users are facing a very frustrating problem with their MacBook Pros freezing up under heavy-load. We have discovered while reading through the 50 page and increasing discussion over at the Apple Forum that the MacBook Pros are freezing while rendering a movie in a video editing program, playing games, running applications which require heavy processing from GPU [...]

Banana TV: Play iOS images, Videos directly on Mac using Airplay

Erica Saduns brings us Banana TV app, one of the coolest apps we’ve come across and one that packs a great deal of functionality for your iOS devices. Thanks to Erica you can now play videos and images from your favorite iOS devices; iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, running iOS 4.2 or higher to your networked Mac. It uses Airplay – the newest feature in iOS 4.2 to beam your videos [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]