Mac OS X

Is There a RAT in Your Mac? How to Identify and Fix the Problem!

July 3, 2014
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“I always feel like somebody’s watching me.” Those might be the lyrics to a hit 1980’s pop song, but if you own a Mac, they might hit just a little closer to home than you would like. If your specific type of virus infects your computer, there’s a chance that someone could be watching you […]

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Mac Partition is running out of Space? Resize it or create a New Partition

February 14, 2014
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The more you explore your Mac computer, the more you fall in love with it. Mac systems are manufactured to last, are designed to perform, and aim to provide the best experience to its users. As compared to other computer systems, Mac offers a high level of quality, advanced functionality, and beautifully designed interface that […]

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Folx app – a download manager & torrent client for Mac

May 28, 2013
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Every person using Internet has downloaded files to their computer at least a couple of times. If it is really a couple of times, then most probably web browser possibilities are just fine for that. But when you need to download the files often and lots of them, then you’ll need an app that would […]

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Manage Mac Optimization Tasks with Single utility

May 26, 2013
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Just because we manually make some alterations in our Mac system as a set of optimization activities, it does not mean the Mac machine is immune to slowdown and won’t be needing any deeper cleanup. We do only the alterations for which we have been assigned privileges; therefore, Mac OS X requires such cleanups frequently. […]

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Should I overclock or optimize my Mac?

March 28, 2013
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Sluggish behaviour of Mac is one of the hot topic discussed by Mac users through different discussion channels. Mac users always want to speed up their Mac by any means so that, they could do their work fast. There are two ways to speed up their Mac either by overclocking and optimize Mac OS X. […]

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Symptoms of a Fragmented Mac Hard Drive

February 27, 2013
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No one can deny the fact that Mac hard drives are less prone to fragmentation than Windows, but we cannot say that Mac’s never get fragmented. Like any other hard drive Mac too gets fragmented over time, but its inbuilt safeguards defragment it time to time and never let you fell that it too needs […]

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Precautions before defragmenting Mac

January 31, 2013
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If you are noticing slow performance of your Mac, you need to take action for the health of your Mac and perform a defragmentation process.  A defragmentation is the process of organizing fragmented files on your hard drive in continuous memory locations. With the passage of time, files get fragmented and scatter in your Mac […]

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Top Mac Antivirus Applications and Why You Need Any of Them

January 16, 2013
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Mac Defender: The First Major Mac Threat? In May 2011, the Apple company encouraged its users to use added internet security protection. Why? Because of a new threat named Mac Defender. Mac Defender is a program that functions like a real spyware removal client. It will present itself as a pop up telling you that […]

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How and Why to clone your Mac Hard Drive

December 28, 2012
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A clone is a bootable backup of your Mac’s hard drive that provides redundancy for both your data and the Macintosh Operating System. You can keep backup in various form like Image, Clone etc..If you face system crash or data loss situation, clones provide a way to rollback your Mac OS X installation. Cloning Requirements: […]

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Learn How OS X Handles Slack Space and Internal File System Fragmentation

December 23, 2012
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Fragmentation is a problem that develops subtly. The aftermath of severe file system fragmentation is inefficient use of disk space and consequently poor performance. There could be different types of fragmentation depending on the storage allocation scheme used by the OS. In general, fragmentation is classified into three types: internal, external, and data. Internal fragmentation […]

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How to Easily Uninstall Java 7 on a Mac

December 4, 2012
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Java 7 has caused countless headaches for Mac users around the world. The security vulnerabilities in Java 7 mean that some machines have been compromised by hackers who were able to break through the walls of security. In addition to the security problems, some Mac users running Java 7 have been plagued by bugs. These […]

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Role of OS X in Fine-Tuning Your Mac and Why You Need to Switch to an External Defragmentation Source

November 25, 2012
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PC users tend to delve into a number of things while performing routine maintenance, including software updation, cache cleaning, and more. One of the important maintenance tasks that needs to be repeated periodically is drive defragmentation. A Mac user doesn’t need to wary of such things, as Mac has the ability to optimize itself without […]

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Remove duplicate files to free up Mac drive space

November 25, 2012
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What are Duplicate files? Duplicate file means creating or making exact copy of same file. Your Mac system may be storing large amount of redundant data on the hard drive in the form of duplicate files. These files can affect your system performance and make it slower and sluggish. To keep your Mac running smoothly, […]

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Mac OS X 10.9 already being tested online?

November 7, 2012
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AppleInsider claims that during the past few weeks they had visits from at least 30 users with OS X 10.9 as operating system. The current Mac operating system is OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion”, released just a few months ago, but now it seems Apple has already started testing their next version of OS X. […]

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Top 8 Reasons why Students Should Get Hands-on HD Experience With Canon Lenses

October 13, 2012
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There has been an extensive hype about the challenge of shooting a flawless video. In response to this demanding contest, Canon offers various lenses to deliver smooth and constant video shooting. It has spent decades in optical industry. Its proven optical proficiency permits Canon to integrate the right type of motor for each lens. HD Experience: […]

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How to erase Mac data

September 29, 2012
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One of my friends was facing sluggish Mac from couple of months. After checking the issues we found the reason, large amount of data in Mac drive and less hard drive space. He decided to replace old Mac drive with new one (larger space) and sell older hard drive. But before selling it was necessary […]

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Fix: Mountain Lion “Apple Mail 6.0” problems with sender (reply-from) and mail folders/boxes

August 29, 2012
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UPDATE – MARCH 17th 2013: This bug has now been fixed (only took Apple 7-8 months to do it!), with the latest release, OS X 10.8.3. So fire up Software Update and update your Mountain Lion! No more need for the Apple Script below. Sorry for the long subject but it’s a bit hard to […]

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Finding Simple Solutions to Make Mountain Lion Faster and Snappier

August 25, 2012
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Macs are superior to PCs when compared in terms of performance, processing power, and stability. Modern Macs, including Intel Core2Duo and greater, are known for their high performance and processing speed. However, these things may vary depending on the usage of Mac. If you usually open more than a dozen applications simultaneously and fill your […]

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Understanding Disk Utility’s ‘First Aid’ option [Mac]

August 16, 2012
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Disk Utility: Just like a medical first aid box, anytime a Mac hard drive is suspected of any faults it has to be diagnosed with the Macs very own doctor i.e. Disk utility. Disk Utility can be found from: Application folder > Utilities folder > Disk Utility. First Aid: Any kind of troubles noticed on […]

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How to wipe files, individual files, multiple drives permanently in Mac?

July 27, 2012
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The article refers to permanent deletion of those most super important files that a user don’t want to be recovered later even by the means of a powerful data recovery software by anyone. To make it more precise it is quite obvious that a Mac user looking for such features may not be general users […]

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Apple shuts down “Ping”, their social media network

June 14, 2012
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With the next release of iTunes, Ping will no longer exist. Apple has decided to pull the plug to its own social media network, which was launched in September 2010. It never really took off and it couldn’t get the Facebook integration it wanted. Back when it launched, Steve Jobs said Facebook had such high […]

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Mac OS X Lion: How to enable Filevault 2 on boot drive without Recovery HD or on external drive

June 12, 2012
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In Mac OS X Lion, Apple completely re-designed how Filevault 2 works. Not it encrypts your entire drive, and not just the home folder. Supposedly, Filevault 2 is also a lot more stable. I never bothered trying the last version of Filevault because of all the horror stories, but everybody seems to have good things […]

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Fix: Safari 5.7.1 jerky YouTube playback?

June 6, 2012
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Since Apple’s latest Safari update recently, which took Safari to version 5.7.1, I have personally had huge problems with many YouTube videos. When playing them, they would take a while to load, then playback would be jerky, skipping frames etc. Overall, making entire Safari run slow and unstable. What fixed the problem for me, was […]

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Direct linking to messages in Apple Mail on Mac

April 11, 2012
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In an effort to optimize my to-do lists, by moving away from to-do lists and into a more GTD (Getting Things Done)-based system, I decided to give NirvanaHQ a try, their web based GTD app seems pretty nice and so far I’m happy with it. There’s just one thing though, I still very often find […]

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