Why Was Mavericks Free?

Why Was Mavericks Free?
With the major 10.9 update to OSX, Apple did something unprecedented; they gave it away for free. Mavericks marks the first time Apple gave away a major update to their flagship operating system, so the question is: why? A company like Apple doesn’t do anything without a solid reason, so what is Apple’s rationale in Read more…

How To Clean Install OSX Mavericks Using A Flash Drive

How To Clean Install OSX Mavericks Using A Flash Drive
In the past, upgrades to Apple’s flagship OSX were done via a CD purchased in an actual store. This made it nice and easy to upgrade each machine. With the last couple versions of OSX that have been released, including OSX Mavericks, the upgrade is done completely online via the Mac App Store. While this Read more…

Software Review: FULL–Diskfighter PLUS GIVEAWAY!

Software Review: FULL–Diskfighter PLUS GIVEAWAY!
With the recent release of OSX Mavericks, some Mac owners might be thinking of doing a clean install instead of just upgrading to the newest Apple OS. Over time a Mac can get cluttered and filled up with log files, caches, and duplicate media files. This is where FULL-Diskfighter comes in. This application installs in Read more…

13 New Tricks in OSX Mavericks

13 New Tricks in OSX Mavericks
With the recent release of OSX Mavericks there are some pretty handy additions to the OS that were a long time coming. Many of these new features are somewhat subtle changes and as such are fairly hidden. To help bring these new features to light we’ve compiled a list of 13 new tricks in OSX Read more…

Is the iPhone 5C A Failure?

iPhone 5C a failure
When Apple released the new iPhone models back on September 10th, many saw the new iPhone 5C as the cheap iPhone everyone has been talking about. Complaints about the 5C started immediately and have persisted through to today, with comments about Apple cutting orders of the colorful brother to the iPhone 5S and how many Read more…

How To Enable The Root Account In OSX

Enable Root Account OSX
When you make a new user account in OSX the highest level of permissions you can assign it is Administrator. While this is the highest set of permissions you can assign someone, it’s not the highest set on your machine. There is an account that works above the regular user accounts and can view all Read more…

6 Tips To Make iTunes Better

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If you have an iOS device like the new iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C, you know the pain of being forced to use iTunes on a consistent basis. Since the launch of iTunes 11 the interface and functionality of iTunes has changed dramatically, making it nearly impossible for the average user to find his or Read more…

3 Super Effective Antivirus Software Packages That Protect Your Mac

Apple Mac Antivirus Scan
If you think the golden days of Apple Mac security are here to stay you are sorely mistaken. Over the last several years an increasing number of hacks have been successful against Apple computers, and as the popularity of iPhones, iPads, iMac’s, and Macbooks continues to grow those attacks will only become more commonplace. Thankfully Read more…

How To Make Your OSX Desktop Awesome With Geektool

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Geektool is a program for the Mac that allows you to customize your desktop with far more than just a wallpaper change. With Geektool, you can display live, auto-updating information right on your desktop. This information you can display ranges from small things like RAM used, CPU currently under load, and uptime since the last Read more…

The 10 Most Useful Defaults Write Commands for OSX

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At their heart, Macs are very tweakable machines. OSX is a great operating system because most settings work just fine as they are, but with a few simple Terminal commands you can change just about anything that doesn’t suit you perfectly. These commands are called Defaults Write Commands, and when entered into the OSX command Read more…