How to Set an Alarm in iCal

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iCal, the free calendar application in OS X, has a wealth of options for managing and tracking your day-to-day activities. One of iCal’s most useful features is the ability to set up alarms for specific events in your schedule. These alarms can take many forms, from message and sound alerts to playing music files or […]

Mac OS X Startup Keyboard Shortcuts

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While in general day-to-day use, turning on and booting your Mac is simply a matter of pressing the Power button and waiting for OS X to load, there are occasions when you need to perform certain actions during the OS X startup process. These can range from choosing to boot from a selection of drives […]

How to Rapidly Resize Your Icons in OS X

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One of the advantages of the OS X graphics system is its ability to rapidly alter the scale of displayed images. This ability not only includes the thumbnails that represent files and folders on your Mac’s hard drive, but extends to the OS X system and application icons themselves. In this article, we’ll show you […]

Using Disk Utility to Backup Your Mac

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While Time Machine is a great way to backup your Mac, sometimes it can be very useful to create a disk image of your Mac OS X hard drive to store on an external drive. One example would be if you were intending to replace your MacBook’s hard drive. Creating a backup disk image with […]

Setting Up Simple Finder in OS X

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If you have children or inexperienced computer users who would like to use your Mac, setting up a user account with Simple Finder enabled in OS X allows you to control what features and applications they can access while also preventing the possibility of, for instance, the unintended deletion of files. Simple Finder is a […]

How to Store Your iTunes Library on an External Drive

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While conventional internal hard drive space is plentiful in the majority of modern Macs, there are several good reasons why you may wish to store your iTunes Library on an external drive. Firstly, in this day and age, the sheer quantity of media we have in our iTunes Libraries – music, movies, podcasts, apps and […]

How to Repair Permissions in OS X

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When it comes to keeping your Mac running smoothly, repairing permissions is one of the quickest and simplest tasks to do for a user switching to Mac. Permissions are the term Mac OS X uses for the access privileges a user has for every file, folder and application on their system, giving that user the […]

Change the iPhoto Library Location

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A robust and feature filled application, iPhoto is a great way to organize your picture library. iPhoto includes Events, Places and Faces, which can arrange photos by date, geo-location and facial recognition software respectively. You’re also able to create slideshows, photo books and albums. With today’s HD camcorders and high megapixel cameras, storing all your […]

Stream Media from the Mac to the Xbox 360

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The Xbox 360 features built-in support for streaming media from a Windows PC, both from Windows Media Player and acting as an Extender for Windows Media Center, but it is possible to achieve ┬ásimilar functionality with a Mac using third-party solutions. In this tutorial, we’re going to look at using one of the most popular […]

Extract Images from a PDF using Preview and iPhoto

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The PDF format is one of the most common eBook types that you are likely to come across on the Internet. While OS X supports the reading of PDF files using the application Preview, and Apple’s portable devices now have excellent PDF compatibility with the introduction of the iBooks App, there may be times where […]