How To: Change an Icon

Apple is known for its super slick application icons, but sometimes you just need a change. And you don’t want to dole out $30 for Candybar. While there’s nothing in System Preferences that makes it drag-and-drop simple to change an app’s icon, there’s still a way to do it, and it’s pretty painless.

How To: Encode Real MP3s in iTunes

You know how it is. You’ve picked up a new CD and you want to play it on your portable music player. But instead of an Apple music player, you own something else, like a Sony Digital Walkman, Zune, or Sansa Fuze. And doggone iTunes will only rip CD tracks into Apple’s proprietary “.AAC” file format […]

How to Edit Audio Files with Garageband

This is a next new tutorial in our Garageband tutorial series. You can read the first tutorials here and here. Need to remove some background noise, mistakes or unneeded fillers from your audio files? Perhaps you want to clean up a podcast or conference call or a song you’ve just recorded. Well then I highly […]

How to Write a Song Using Garageband Loops

We all know that Garageband contains hundreds of loops that we can use to create “original” music. Many of us, however, take them for granted and don’t realize how quick and easy it is to create a professional-sounding song. As a home-recording application, Garageband is quite underrated and, in my humble opinion, can and should […]

My MacBook’s battery life is horrible! What do I do?

Apple focuses heavily on battery life on every mobile product it sells so much so the company took a new approach to the age-old design of batteries. But what if your Macbook battery life isn’t hitting the 8+ hours of use touted by Apple? Here’s a fix. Understanding Your Battery Your MacBook, depending on model, […]

3 MagSafe tips every MacBook owner needs to know

If you’ve ever tripped over your MacBook’s charging cord or watch it yank out effortlessly without dragging your laptop to its demise, you surely appreciate the design of the MagSafe. Its magnetic tip connects and disconnects with ease; the power block it’s attached too mimics Apple’s design ethics. In all, the MagSafe is a very […]

Video Find: DIY iPhone Battery Replacement

I’m not sure how helpful this video is actually going to be, since it doesn’t really look like the iPhone works properly when its over, but I found it interesting to check out a step by step look at how replacing a battery yourself will go, and what the innards of the iPhone look like… […]