iPhone 4S Taking Pictures Upside Down?

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So here’s an interesting issue with either the iPhone 4S or iOS5: when you take a picture using the volume up button and then try to view it in a third-party program or on certain websites, the picture is either upside down or it’s rotated 90 degrees (sideways) in the wrong direction! I just found […]

Quickly Clear Inactive Memory in OS X

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I recently bought 8 GB of RAM for my 2009 MacBook Pro and it was a significant improvement over the 2 GB that was previously installed. Everything ran a lot smoother and I could run way more programs at once than previously. However, there was one thing that kept bothering me. Every time I went […]

Java Applet or Plugin Not Working in Safari or Chrome?

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There are a ton of websites out there that use Java and I recently ran into an issue where an applet would not load while I was using Chrome on OS X Lion. I tried it on Safari and it didn’t work either! The same Java plugin was working a few days earlier and never […]

Quick Review and Notes about Apple’s iTunes Match

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So iTunes Match seems to be one of those hate it or love it services offered by Apple. We’ve previously posted about the release of iTunes Match which describes the core features of the iTunes add-on. I recently purchased the Match service for my own iTunes library, which I am generally satisfied with. However, there […]

Find, Learn and Remember Mac Shortcuts the Easy Way

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So if you’ve just made the switch to Mac, you are likely enjoying the freedom and versatility that is offered by the Magic Trackpad. The gesture support for the trackpad makes navigating through OS X very fast and simple. However, you can also use the keyboard in combination with shortcuts to make Mac browsing even […]

iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak Released

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On May 25th 2012, Chronic Dev Team as well as the iPhone Dev Team have released Absinthe 2.0. This tool allows iOS 5.1.1 users to jailbreak any iOS device, excluding the 2012 iPad 2 ($399). This is the first jailbreak tool released for the new iPad. Disclosure: Switching To Mac and it’s authors do not […]

Exclude Folders and Directories from Spotlight

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Spotlight is a great search tool built right into OS X. It’s way better than the new Windows 7 search, which if you have ever used, sucks pretty bad. Spotlight can search everything from your email to your calendar to your chats, in addition to system files and folders. Two questions I commonly get about […]

Setup Safari 5 to Open Links as New Tabs Instead of New Windows

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In a previous post, we covered how to force Safari 4 to open links in a new tab instead of a new window. For many people, this is the preference, as it makes web browsing a bit less cluttered and slightly more manageable. With the default Mac web browser set to open up links in […]

Hack iPhone or iPad Slider Case for Screen Protector Peel Back Compatibility

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There are a ton of different iPhone and iPad cases on the market, but some of the most popular among these cases are slider based cases. This includes brands like the Incase Slider, Case Crown Glider and the Elago S4 Glide. Thousands of these cases are sold each time Apple releases a new iPhone, but […]

Cleaning up Your Mac with Disk Doctor

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I’m always running out of storage on my Macs because of my rapidly increasing application and media library. And while I’d love to be able to just delete files to make more room, most of my data is either vital to my daily workflow or is just something I know I’ll want to use tomorrow. […]