How To: Change an Icon

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. Read more…

How To: Encode Real MP3s in iTunes

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 Read more…

How To: Customize Your Screen Saver & Sleep Settings

How To: Customize Your Screen Saver & Sleep Settings
Ever find your computer going to sleep on you when you don’t want it to? Or starting up your screen saver while you’re trying to work? Good news: MacBooks and iMacs make it easy to create screen saver and display sleep settings that perfectly suit your needs. Read more…

How to Edit Audio Files with Garageband

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 Read more…

How to Write a Song Using Garageband Loops

Analysing and playing your work
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 Read more…

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

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, Read more…

3 MagSafe tips every MacBook owner needs to know

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 Read more…

How to Use Garageband for Sing-a-long

Use Garageband for Sing-a-long or Karaoke
Need to brush up on your singing or guitar playing? Too embarrassed to sing karaoke in front of a live audience? Is Rock Band not stimulating enough for you? Here’s a little solution that might do the trick. Using Garageband, there’s a way to reproduce popular songs. It has the capability to remove the individual Read more…

Google releases ‘Toolbox’, Apple posts Mac tutorials for PC users

Google has released an open source Google Toolbox for Mac. The Toolbox provides sample code for developers and is licensed under the Apache License 2.0. Apple has launched a series of “How to” videos for PC users that are interested in switching to Macs. The 3 tutorials include Anatomy of a Mac which introduces Finder, Read more…

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… Read more…