Use iExplorer to Navigate Your iPhone

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By default, iPhones are setup to connect to Mac computers using the iTunes software. However, iTunes is actually quite limited in its navigation capabilities. Although it has an awesome UI, it still doesn’t let you browse files on your iPhone manually. In today’s post, we will review how to actually access the core of your […]

Take Full Page Screen Captures in OS X

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In some cases, you may want to take a scrolling screenshot of a website. However, none of the default screenshot capabilities that are built-in to Mac OS X offer this function by default. You can take a screenshot of a selection using command shift 4, and you can take a screenshot of a window using […]

Can’t Empty Trash in OS X Lion?

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I’ve ran across a few people who have upgraded their Macs to Lion and are having trouble emptying the trash! Apparently, it gets stuck and the progress bar never finishes. If you’re having a similar problem with your Mac, then try out a few of the methods below to fix the issue. Terminal Command The […]

Having Bluetooth Problems in OS X Lion?

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Using a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard with your Mac and having issues with it disconnecting all the time after upgrading to OS X Lion? Well you’re not alone! It’s definitely some issue with Lion and it’s not yet been fixed in 10.7.2! So what can you do? Well, there are some cheap attempts at fixing […]

Is AppleCare Worth It?

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On nearly all of their mainstream products, Apple offers an extended warranty program called AppleCare. From there, each AppleCare protection plan is priced accordingly based on the product that it covers, or protects. For example, an AppleCare protection plan for a 13-inch MacBook Pro costs $249.00, and a plan for a iPod Touch costs $59.00. […]

Setup iCloud on a Mac or iDevice

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Apple’s iCloud service has recently left the development stage and is now official. This is good news for many Mac and iDevice owners, because iCloud is now available to the public and not just Apple developers. In today’s article, we will review some basics of using iCloud, and demo how it works with different Apple […]

Move and Edit Launchpad Applications

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The Launchpad feature that comes with Mac OS X 10.7 is a nice addition, as it provides a quick way to access apps. However, not every application or program is optimized for Launchpad. In turn, when installing some apps your Mac, they may clutter or not show up in Launchpad correctly. In today’s post we […]

Open Zip, RAR, Tar, BIN, and EXE files on a Mac

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There are several different archive utilities available for OS X, but few have the functionality and different format support that The Unarchiver offers. With near perfect App Store reviews, The Unarchiver is a completely free utility that can open Zip, RAR, Tar, BIN, EXE, and more. To get started, launch the Mac App Store on […]

Using the Terminal to Identify Network Settings

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There are several ways of finding or changing your wireless network settings using your Mac.  Inputting command line into the Terminal is one of the quickest ways to manage your network without switching through several different screens. Your Terminal screen can be located by opening Finder and going to your Applications folder, and then into […]

How To Increase Page Load Speed in Safari

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Most Mac users have experienced slow load times on Safari at least once.  You open one too many windows or you go to the wrong website, and suddenly you see the “spinning beach ball of death”.  Once this colorful spinning wheel appears on your screen, you can only hope that the Safari application doesn’t quit […]