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[5 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 1,488 views]

Yes, of course, you can display and type English, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Arabic and Chinese plus a score more “common” languages on your Mac. Believe it or not, you can also display and type Klingon, the language of a …

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[4 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 925 views]

Wanna tip? Don’t pet a burning dog. Wanna Mac tip? Here is a two-fer for ya! A pair of quick and easy ways to convert a Numbers table into HTML, both are free and did I mention easy?
Once upon a …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[28 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 733 views]

On paper, the gigabit wifi (aka 802.11ac) standard looks great — up to 1300 Mbps of screaming fast wireless. The reality, however, is somewhat less than the advertised. That said, though many products claim 802.11ac speeds, most deliver only a …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[15 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 775 views]

If you can located the file you want to print in the Finder (i.e. on the Desktop, in a folder or wherever) chances are you can print it right now. And, it is just one this Mac keyboard shortcut away …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[13 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,101 views]

Are you an innie or an outie? Then again, there is no need to choose. Here is a one-hand (three-finger) Mac keyboard shortcut to quickly toggle between show Dock and automatically hide the Dock.
Since getting an iMac with a 16:9 …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[13 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 889 views]

Apple previewed the Late 2013 Mac Pro for developers in June, introduced it to the public in October and then delivered it to users on December 30, but the surprises just keep coming and nearly all to the good. This …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[11 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 859 views]

If you’re gonna be a cord cutter, Netflix, Red Box Instant, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon Instant, etc only get you so far — very little news and no live sports. To maximize the cord cutting experience, a great antenna is what …

Apple luv, Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[7 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 622 views]

Once upon a time, back in the early noughties, operating system and app skinning were all the rage on both Windows and Mac. Remember Apple’s Brushed Metal user interface? Brush Metal is one of the dozens of Mac themes available …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[6 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 2,703 views]

It is an interesting and relatively clean intellectual exercise, doing a 2013 iMac vs Mac Pro comparison. Specifically, Rob Art Morgan of Bare Feats fame put Apple’s most-expensive ($3,049) all-in-one up against the company’s cheapest pro desktop ($4,398), configuring them …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Reviews, how to, Software »

[5 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 1,269 views]

Steve Jobs introduced Front Row (video below) on October 12, 2005. However, with the release of OS X Lion in July 2011, Front Row was dead. Although Apple won’t bring it back, Finess Software has created nessMediaCenter, which is a …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[31 Dec 2013 | 6 Comments | 7,152 views]

Have a new Apple TV? How about an older Apple TV? Chances you will be spending lots of quality time with over the next day or so. Here are 10+ Apple TV tips that will optimize your viewing experience.
Apple TV …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[27 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 515 views]

We’re calling this a Mavericks tip, but it’s gonna work on pretty much whatever modern Mac is sitting on your desk. Just copy and paste the code into Terminal and, just like (ascii) magic, you have snow.
Here is a tip …

Apple luv, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[19 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 1,588 views]

Call it inevitable. Since Apple unveiled the 2013 Mac Pro, people have noted the diminutive desktop’s resemblance to a trash can. Well, here’s a simple tutorial from Jonathan Hirz on how to replace OS X’s default trash can with Apple’s …

Apps, iPad, Reviews, how to »

[17 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 514 views]

There are more than a couple competent weather apps for the iPhone and iPad. However, one of the worst is now among the best — Yahoo Weather for iPad (free) offers a both simplified, at-a-glance view and in-depth info that …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[9 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 931 views]

Are there some video file formats that the version of QuickTime X bundled with Mavericks won’t play? Prefer video editing a la QuickTime 7? Yes, you can download, install and run QuickTime 7 for Mavericks!
Did you know that QuickTime 7.6.6, …