Snow Leopard

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

September 6, 2011

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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Mac App Store now open!

January 6, 2011

The Mac App Store was launched today which now gives you access to tons of apps and games directly on your Mac and not just on your iPhone and iPad. The apps are not the same as the apps in the iOS App Store are developed and designed for use on a Mac, so if […]

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iPhoto ’11 bug may cause data loss – update before launching!

November 1, 2010

There’s a serious issue with the new iPhoto ’11, announced as part of iLife ’11 on October 20th. If you’re an existing iPhoto user and you have an iPhoto library with photos in it, you’re at risk of losing all your photographs when you upgrade to iLife ’11 because it will also upgrade your iPhoto […]

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Mac Uninstaller – How To & FAQ

September 27, 2010

If you collect many Mac applications, images, large files and the like, you might be overdoing it for your Mac.  Have you checked available disk space lately? Maybe it is time that you unleash the power of Mac uninstaller. That’s easy, I just bring it to my  trash icon and its gone, right? Not always. […]

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Free giveaway: Daniusoft “Video Converter for Mac” – 3 Licenses ($35 each)

September 16, 2010

TechPatio is happy to announce the first free giveaway draw in the history of this blog. Thanks to Daniusoft for providing three licenses that we may give away for free to our readers! Daniusoft Video Converter for Mac is a full-featured piece of software that will convert video and audio in excellent quality. Obviously it […]

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Apple Live Video Streaming of September 1st Event – for Mac’s & iOS only!

September 1, 2010

Awesome! For the first time since early 2000, I think, Apple is back with online streaming from one of their events and it’s all going to happen today/tonight (depending on where in the world you’re located, it’s tonight for me). An interesting twist though, Apple’s press release on the matter states that: Apple® will broadcast […]

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

March 12, 2010

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

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

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

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

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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Choosy – A Smarter Default Browser … And Almost Snow Leopard Compatible

September 22, 2009

With the words by Choosy developer George Brocklehurst, let’s see what Choosy is all about: Forget the default browser, Choosy opens links in the right browser. When you click on a link Choosy will do the right thing, whether that’s something simple (like using whatever browser is already running) or something complex (like prompting you […]

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

September 17, 2009

Earlier this week I wrote about how 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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Snow Leopard Mail Quirk: Copy/Pasting Addresses

September 14, 2009

Apple’s mail program so cleverly named “Mail”, didn’t really add anything new and useful to me when I updated from Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard to 10.6 Snow Leopard. Sure, 64 bit is cool and might have made the application a bit snappier, but Exchange support which is the shiny new thing in Mail, is […]

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I Finally Managed To Screw Up My Mac – Snow Leopard Guest Account Erased My Files

September 10, 2009

I don’t know what happened and I never thought I should say this, but I finally had my first really bad “whoops” with my Mac, after being a Mac user for over 3 years. By accident I clicked the “guest account” when I was going to login and it tried to login at my guest […]

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Winmail.dat Fix: Letter Opener 3 For Apple Mail & Snow Leopard Released

September 8, 2009

One thing that Mac users most likely will encounter sooner or later in their Mac career, is receiving an e-mail from somebody with a file called “winmail.dat”. If you’re not at all tech savvy you might not even pay attention to the file or you may just wonder what it is – a virus perhaps? […]

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PTHPasteboard Alternatives For Snow Leopard: Clipboard Evolved & Jumpcut

September 7, 2009

I’ve been using PTHPasteboard as my clipboard manager in Leopard for quite some time. I never really liked it, it didn’t feel “Mac like”. It was a combination of it’s visual appearance when you needed to retrieve something from your clipboard and also the settings – it just didn’t feel Mac’ish, you know? But I […]

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Snow Leopard: Hidden Features & Shortcuts in Mac OS X 10.6

September 7, 2009

16 year old Matt Fisher from the Great US of A created this video for YouTube, in which he tells us about some hidden features and shortcuts he has found in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. In the video, Matt covers some hidden new features from within Finder & Coverflow, Preview, System Preferences and […]

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Orbicule’s Undercover Mac Theft Recovery System – Reinstall Necessary On Snow Leopard

September 3, 2009

Ever since I had my good ol’ MacBook stolen from within my flat because somebody forgot to lock the kitchen window, I’ve been using Undercover from Orbicule on all my other Mac’s. The reason is clear: It gives me a better chance of ever recovering my Mac, than if I didn’t have the software installed. […]

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

September 2, 2009

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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How To Fix “Logitech Control Center” (LCC) Support In Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

August 31, 2009

I found another incompatiblity issue with Snow Leopard, this time it’s from a small company, you might have heard of it. I think they create a few computer accesory parts every now and then, an occassional keyboard, mouse and computer speakers. Ring a bell? The company I’m talking about is Logitech and they are not […]

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GrabUp & Snow Leopard Does Not Mix – Possible Solution & Alternatives…

August 31, 2009

Oh bugger, I found another Mac application that doesn’t play nicely with Snow Leopard. This time it’s GrabUp. GrabUp is a cute little application, resting nicely in the menubar until you need it. What it does, when you need it, is that it takes your screenshot and uploads it in a jiffy to either your […]

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I Should Have Waited With Snow Leopard Installation – Too Many Incompatiblity Issues

August 30, 2009

I just couldn’t resist, I simply had to install Snow Leopard as soon as I got my hands on it, neglecting to check if my favorite applications and plugins were compatible. I thought, since Snow Leopard has been out with developers for so long, that surely they must have something ready by now. How wrong […]

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Friday Flick Find: Snow Leopard & Get A Mac Ad’s

August 28, 2009

Today is the big day, August 28th, where Apple releases their new big cat: Snow Leopard. We’re going to see Mac geeks all weekend creating countless of threads on Mac forums about this and that, how great Snow Leopard is, how much it sucks, how many installation problems they had, how easy installation went and […]

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