How to Change Folder Icons in OS X

How to Change Folder Icons in OS X
Folders in OS X generally all look the same, and while that’s great for knowing what’s a folder and what’s an application, it doesn’t really make it easy to distinguish one folder from another. Folders like those for Dropbox, Google Drive, and your Home and Library all have icons that are different from all the Read more…

7 Tips for Better Mac Security

7 Tips for Better Mac Security
It’s tough to disagree with the fact that Macs are amazingly secure machines. They are affected by only a small fraction of the number that infect PCs, and are far more difficult to add keyloggers and other spy software onto. This doesn’t mean that your Mac is perfectly secure however. Without a password, it’s still Read more…

Pixlr for Desktop Is Here, and It’s Free!

pixlr for desktop
Editing photos can be a pain, especially for people who don’t really have a touch for this kind of activity – people like me, to be honest. When working online, however, it is rather important that you know at least the basics so that you can manipulate images for your blog or site. Source And Read more…

Does the New, Cheaper iMac Signal a Change for Apple?

Does the New, Cheaper iMac Signal a Change for Apple?
Yesterday Apple released an update to their iMac lineup of computers that nobody saw coming. While there have been rumors that the guys and gals in Cupertino were looking to release a small update to the iMac lineup this week, the release of an entry-level 21.5″ iMac priced at $1,099 is a pretty big deal. Read more…

How to Turn Off App Nap for All Applications in OS X

How to Turn Off App Nap for All Applications in OS X
App Nap is a feature introduced in OS X 10.9 Mavericks and has helped to boost battery life for portable Macs as well as reduce power consumption for the non-portable variety. While the feature is pretty great, sometimes App Nap can mess with your apps and put them to sleep when you don’t want them Read more…

Will OS X Tout The Flat Look for 10.10 Syrah?

Will OS X Tout The Flat Look for 10.10 Syrah?
Love it or hate it, the flat look is here to stay with Apple. iOS 7 was a gigantic leap in the mobile OS’s look and feel, which made for a real love it or hate it feeling amongst Apple fans. With OS X 10.9 Mavericks the flat look as started to sneak in little Read more…

How to Make Your Favorite Websites Into Desktop Apps

How to Make Your Favorite Websites Into Desktop Apps
Most of use web apps like Gmail, Facebook, and Google+ on a pretty regular basis. Keeping each open in a browser tab is the common way of handling these, but what happens when you close a Facebook tab and accidently close another tab with it that you actually needed? How about when a Facebook game Read more…

How to Recalibrate Your MacBook’s Battery

How to Recalibrate Your MacBook's Battery
If you have a MacBook (any model) you might notice a little issue with your battery. Sometimes, no matter how much you charge your battery it won’t ever get to 100%. The issue probably isn’t with your charger or your battery itself, but rather it’s most likely with how OS X is reading your battery. Read more…

How to Rebuild the Spotlight Index Manually

How to Rebuild the Spotlight Index Manually
Spotlight is one of the most under-used features in OS X. It’s ability to not only find folders and files but to act as an application launcher makes it an invaluable addition to OS X. If you’ve ever changed a large number of files on your Mac you may have noticed Spotlight reindexing itself to Read more…

Why Mac Users Can Also Benefit From a VPN

Why Mac Users Can Also Benefit From a VPN
It used to be that one of the most compelling reasons to get a Mac (as opposed to a PC running on Windows) was that the former was supposed to be as secure as you can get. These days, however, security issues, loopholes, and mistakes crop up left and right; not to mention the fact Read more…