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What is the Best OS for Programming

May 31, 2017
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The technology is evolving at a rapid pace. With such changes, it may seem tricky to follow the latest trends or have a complete understanding of everything thrown your way. This is best seen in the world of software developers. Favorite programming platforms constantly change, and preferred operating systems for programming are always changing places […]

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An Insight into Stellar Drive Defrag for Mac OS X

September 18, 2015
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Drive fragmentation – most PC users are familiar with the term but seldom understand what it means. Over a period of time, as data is written and deleted form a hard drive, the file system finds it increasingly difficult to keep related data together. To a user it may seem that all related files are […]

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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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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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Modifying Size of a Mac Partition without Data Loss

April 17, 2013
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Disk Utility in Mac OS X is a complete disk management software that facilitates creating a new partition on the hard drive utilizing available free space, modifying existing partitions, and deleting Mac volumes efficiently. Every Mac volume has a set of associated permissions maintaining integrity of the file system on the drive. User needs to […]

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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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Giveaway: 3 licenses for “Folx Pro – Download Manager” for Mac

February 5, 2013
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Scroll to the bottom for information about the giveaway! Any of us downloaded files from web at least once. Or twice… Or many times! For many of us browser’s downloading features are just satisfactory… But what if you need to download more often and download multiple large files from slow servers? What if you want […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trend Micro vs Kaspersky – Which One Is Better?

February 13, 2012
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Choosing between two leading antivirus software can be difficult as the market is highly competitive. Kaspersky and Trend Micro have been the leaders in fighting against cyber criminals. If your computer runs on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, then go for Kaspersky because it is mainly designed for it. Business customers can go for […]

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MobileMe Gallery & iDisk alternative when MobileMe shuts down

October 28, 2011
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With the launch of free iCloud on October 12th, it also meant the end of paid MobileMe. MobileMe was Apple’s paid version for having a @me.com e-mail address, folder online (iDisk), a gallery online, some synchronization between Mac apps etc. It came at a fee of around €79 a year (if I remember correctly). For some […]

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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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