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Configuring Xcode to use Subversion

Jun 3, 2010 - 2 Comments

Whether you are a new Apple developer or an experienced Cocoa engineer with roots in NeXTStep, you will understand the need to back up your hard work. Integrating Xcode with subversion not only allows you to back up your code, but it also enables you to keep a history of changes that you can revert … Read More

Resize Partitions in Mac OS X with Disk Utility

Nov 20, 2009 - 19 Comments

You can easily resize any disk partition in Mac OS X using the included Disk Utility app, located in /Applications/Utilities, and you can even resize a mounted volume. In fact, you can grow or shrink HFS+ (Mac OS X) Partitions on the fly, with the resizing done live regardless of whether the drive is internal … Read More

Secrets of the Command-Tab Mac Application Switcher

Nov 17, 2009 - 12 Comments

Command-Tab in Mac OS X works really well as a quick application switcher and I use it all the time, but there’s more features available within the Command-Tab application switcher than just hitting Command+Tab itself. Once you’re in the application switcher you can try some of these other commands. Command+Tab launches the Application Switcher. Continue … Read More

How I Got an Ultra-Portable 2.5lbs Mac OS X Netbook with a 10″ LCD for $204

Sep 8, 2009 - 11 Comments

So you want a small lightweight portable Mac OS X machine, the closest thing Apple has in this area is the MacBook Air which is $1600 or more. No doubt about it, the MacBook Air is a great machine but I don’t want to spend anywhere near $1600 for another laptop when I already have … Read More

Ignore Mac Software Update Packages

Sep 8, 2009 - 5 Comments

Apple certainly means well with the Software Updates, but sometimes I get update notifications I just don’t care about, or just don’t want to install. You can stop Software Update from pestering you about these particular packages by selecting the package in the Software Update screen, then navigating to the ‘Update’ menu and selecting “Ignore … Read More

Install Mac OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6 on a Dell Mini 10v – Hackintosh

Aug 27, 2009 - 4 Comments

The Hackintosh community is rather controversial but increasingly popular, and some of the most appealing Hackintosh machines are those based around Netbooks, tiny lightweight laptops that fill a niche Apple has yet to dabble in. The Dell Mini 9 has long been the cream of the Hackintosh Netbook crop, but it looks like the Dell … Read More

Creating a Hackintosh: Installing Mac OS X on Netbooks from the Dell Mini 9, MSI Wind, Lenovo S10, and more

Apr 26, 2009 - 25 Comments

Creating your own cheap Mac Hackintosh out of a PC Netbook is pretty popular right now, so I compiled a list of various how-to guides mostly for myself but figured I would share it with our readers as well. The guides rank from reasonably easy (Dell Mini 9) to an arduous hack, and it’s technically … Read More

Highlight Stack Items on Hover

Jan 7, 2008 - 27 Comments

Here’s a great tip that creates a nice hover effect when your mouse goes over an application (or folder) within a Leopard stack. Why this isn’t enabled by default in Leopard is beyond me, because it makes navigating within stacks a whole lot easier. Don’t miss out, here’s how to activate it: Launch the Terminal … Read More

Useful Quick Look Tips from TUAW

Jan 5, 2008 - Leave a Comment

Quick Look is likely the only feature in Leopard 10.5 that I actually notice and something I would certainly miss if I went back to 10.4, it’s just too useful. The Unofficial Apple Weblog has a decent post listing 10 useful Quick Look usage tips, some are built right in and won’t require modification, while … Read More

Change the Mac OS X Dock from 3D to 2D

Dec 24, 2007 - 7 Comments

The appearance of the new Dock in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard has caused somewhat of an uproar in the Mac community, some of whom even claim it looks like it belongs in Windows Vista. If you’re totally insulted by the new 3D dock, or if you just prefer the old Dock appearance, it’s very … Read More

Use Quick Look from the command line

Dec 24, 2007 - 3 Comments

Quick Look is a nice feature added in 10.5, I use it often for glancing at the content of various documents and it certainly beats launching an application. If you’re an avid command line user though, you may be browsing through a directories contents and wondering just what is that JPG or DOC file. Wonder … Read More

Quick Look files from the Trash

Dec 8, 2007 - 2 Comments

Thanks to Quick Look in Leopard, you no longer have to drag files from the Trash to check them out. Simply hit Command-Y while on any file within the trash folder and Quick Look will behave as normal by launching a preview of the file contents. This great tip was found on TUAW (and screenshot … Read More

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