Mac OS X

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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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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5 Leaks on the New Windows 8 Smartphone Operating System Improvements

July 3, 2011
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The Windows 8 promises some great improvements for those who love to use their smartphone. The new operating system will allow us to have the same operating system on our tablet, laptop and smartphone. This will be the first time we have had this as a reality. The closest thing to this has been Apple’s […]

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Apple to unveil iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion and iCloud at WWDC

June 1, 2011
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Apple just announced in a press release that it will be unveiling iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion and iCloud at the next WWDC to begin on Monday June 6th. Steve Jobs himself will, as usual, take the stage at the opening keynote address to make the announcements. Usually Apple doesn’t release such information before […]

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Mac App Store now open!

January 6, 2011
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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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Flash no longer included on Macs per default

October 27, 2010
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The new MacBook Air from Apple comes without Flash pre-installed, something which Mac’s have had for a long time. But as you might know, Steve Jobs is not a big fan of Flash and Flash is not even possible on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Apple is now doing the same as Microsoft by […]

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Wrapup: Apple’s “Back to the Mac”-event. OS X 10.7 Lion, iLife ’11, FaceTime, Mac App Store, MacBook Air.

October 20, 2010
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Apple and Steve Jobs just wrapped up their October 20th “Back to the Mac” Apple event in San Francisco with a bunch of new stuff. Here are the highlights: Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” & Mac App Store The next big cat in the OS X line will be the “Lion” for OS X 10.7. […]

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Apple to hold “Back to the Mac” event October 20th – new Mac’s? OS X 10.7 ‘Lion’?

October 14, 2010
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Apple will hold a special media event on Wednesday (the 20th) called “Back to the Mac”. The media seems to believe the event will mainly focus on MacBook Air, iLife and iWork and Mac OS X 10.7. MacBook Air According to the rumors, a new MacBook Air will feature a 11.6″ display and being more […]

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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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Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 Available After Two Week Delay

November 2, 2009
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Firefox 3.6 beta was supposed to be released around mid-October, but it took until now to have the first beta available for the public. The new beta is based on the Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering engine, coming to you with several new features and enhancements: One-click change of browser appearance. Now warns user if a […]

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

September 22, 2009
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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
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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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Snow Leopard Mail Quirk: Copy/Pasting Addresses

September 14, 2009
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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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Winmail.dat Fix: Letter Opener 3 For Apple Mail & Snow Leopard Released

September 8, 2009
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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
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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
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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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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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How To Fix “Logitech Control Center” (LCC) Support In Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

August 31, 2009
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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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I Should Have Waited With Snow Leopard Installation – Too Many Incompatiblity Issues

August 30, 2009
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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
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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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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard goes “Golden Master” at build 10A432

August 12, 2009

Latest rumors has it that the Apple developers are now finished with Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” and build 10A432 goes “Golden Master”, which means it’s ready for production. Snow Leopard is scheduled to be released in September and will only work on Intel Macs. At an upgrade cost of just $29, I sure […]

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What Is RSS Feeds And How Do You Use It

July 8, 2009
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We all have to start somewhere, and that somewhere is usually where you don’t know much about anything. RSS feeds are such a thing. If I’m having a chat with my father about the Internet and start mentioning RSS feeds, XML files and so on, I can be certain that his mind is already in […]

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