Mac OS X

Apple: Mac OS X Mountain Lion – coming this Summer!

February 17, 2012
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Apple has updated their website with a sneak peak of some of the stuff in the next release of OS X, which will be OS X 10.8, or also known as “Mountain Lion”, pretty cool name. Here are some of the highlights: Inspired by iPad (iOS) Messages Notification Center Reminders Notes Game Center Twitter AirPlay […]

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(Fixed) Mac OS X Lion: /etc/hosts stopped working in 10.7.2, being ignored

October 25, 2011
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Besides running this blog, I’m also a freelance web-developer, so I sometimes have a need to modify my local “hosts” file on my Mac, in order to get development/local domains to point to my local web server and also to apply DNS changes before they have propagated through the entire Internet. Usually, you’d do something […]

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How to: LaCie Safe Manager on 64bit Mac Lion (with LaCie Rugged Safe drive)

September 6, 2011
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I’m totally in love with my new LaCie Rugged Safe 1TB drive. It’s a rugged external drive, Firewire 800 / USB 2, which is encrypted using your fingerprint. Sounds fancy, right? It kinda is – and it works wonders. The AES 128-bit encryption is plenty for me. I’m not storing secrets on it, but I’m […]

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How To: iCal Birthday Reminders With Alarm (iCalBirthdays 2.0)

March 12, 2010
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Here’s a quick and really neat trick for Mac users who would like to have birthdays listed in iCal. As default, your Mac will easily display birthdays in iCal, based on dates from your Addressbook, but it can’t give you an alarm and there’s no way to modify the events to do so. So, somebody […]

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Charlie Miller: Snow Leopard Easier To Hack Than Windows 7

March 3, 2010
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Apple fanbois, you better buckle up, cause when the anti-Apple crew gets a hold of this little titbit from Charlie Miller, they might mock your choice of being a Mac user just a little bit. Italian IT Security site, oneITsecurity, published an interview with Charlie Miller, two-year contest champion at Pwn2Own where the deal is […]

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Windows 7 Resulted In More Satisfied Users Than Snow Leopard

February 5, 2010
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Both Microsoft and Apple released their newest operating systems in 2009 and according to a British opinion survey by YouGov, Microsoft’s operating system was the software users were most satisfied with. YouGov followed the “satisfaction rating” for Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard for the past 6 months. A group of users […]

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Snow Leopard 10.6.2: Missing Sound/Low Volume After Update?

November 16, 2009
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I just updated my MacBook Pro to the latest version of Snow Leopard, 10.6.2. After a restart I noticed that my volume was turned all the way up, for some weird reason – but I couldn’t hear anything. Nothing came out of my internal speakers at all. No sound! First thing first, I turned to […]

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TinyGrab – A Snow Leopard Screenshot Sharing Alternative To GrabUp

November 7, 2009
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TinyGrab is free for another 5 days as of today (November 7th 2009) – get it while it’s hot! I’m getting a ton of visitors coming here searching for a GrabUp alternative, ending up at one of my previous post: GrabUp & Snow Leopard Does Not Mix – Possible Solution & Alternatives… If you haven’t […]

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Fixed: Copy/Pasting E-mail Address In Snow Leopard Mail

September 17, 2009
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Earlier this week I wrote about how Mail.app in Snow Leopard changed the way e-mail addresses would be copied to your clipboard, when you right click on a “From” name on an e-mail, to copy their e-mail address. The way it used to work, like in Leopard, was that it simply copied the e-mail address, […]

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How To: QuickTime X Autoplay Movies On Open In Snow Leopard

September 2, 2009
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QuickTime X is the newest version of QuickTime Player for Mac which comes with the new Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Snow Leopard introduces QuickTime X, a major leap forward that advances modern media and Internet standards. QuickTime X includes a brand-new player application, offers optimized support for modern codecs, and delivers more efficient […]

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