With Mac OS X Snow Leopard you can input Chinese Characters directly into the trackpad! This is an extremely cool feature but requires a newer Mac with a multitouch trackpad. Enable Chinese Character Input in Mac OS X * Launch System Preferences * Select the Languages and Text pane * Click the “Input Sources” tab … Read More
If you Option-Click the Airport Menu you can get extended information about the wireless network you are connected to (and the ones you’re not as well), including Channel information, MAC address of the access point, signal strength, and the transmission rate. This is Snow Leopard only, if you haven’t upgraded to Snow Leopard yet and … Read More
You can adjust your Mac’s sound volume level silently by holding down the Shift key and then pressing the volume up or volume down keys. This is really handy when you’re in a quiet office or library and don’t want the beep sounds blaring as you adjust system volume. This tip was submitted to us … Read More
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
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
Listening to a great song that you think everyone should hear? You can easily share music with your friends thanks to iChat and iTunes, just drag a song from iTunes into an iChat window and off it goes! This may be Snow Leopard and iTunes 9 only, I don’t recall this feature working in Leopard.
This works in many versions of Mac OS X I’m pretty sure this only works in Snow Leopard, you can right-click/control-click on many App icons in the Dock to do things like: * Create a New Window in Safari * Create a New TextEdit Document * Launch a New Remote Connection in Terminal * Shuffle … Read More
Mac OS X 10.6.2 has been released, for most Mac users this is great news because it fixes over 40 problems and bugs, including the rare but very problematic user account deletion bug. If you have an official Apple Mac then go right ahead and update to Mac OS X 10.6.2, but if you have … Read More
Not to sound like a flip-flopping broken record or anything, but it is now confirmed that the latest 10.6.2 build 10C540 does not support the Intel Atom chip, the processor that is so common in Hackintosh Netbooks. Popular Hackintosher StellaRola has confirmed this with his sources, and he even includes a video of a MSI … Read More
Want to disable the Caps Lock key? WELL YOU CAN IN THE KEYBOARD SYSTEM PREFERENCES, CLICK ON ‘MODIFIER KEYS’ AND THEN SET ‘CAPS LOCK’ TO HAVE NO ACTION. Ok no more screaming, and I don’t know exactly why you’d want to disable the Caps Lock key, but it’s nice to know that you can.