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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

Drag Songs from iTunes to iChat to Easily Share Music with Friends

Nov 14, 2009 - Leave a Comment
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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.

Right-click Dock App icons for extra launching features right from the Dock!

Nov 11, 2009 - 3 Comments
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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 Update Released. Intel Atom Support Officially Missing, breaks Hackintosh Netbooks

Nov 9, 2009 - 30 Comments
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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

Current 10.6.2 build does NOT support Intel Atom chip – Confirmed

Nov 7, 2009 - 15 Comments

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

Why Disable The Caps Lock Key When You Can Reassign The Function?

Nov 2, 2009 - 6 Comments
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Rather than disabling the Caps Lock key on your Mac, consider a better idea for many users: simply reassign the key to a new keyboard function. This means that if you press the Caps Lock button, instead of initiating THE SCREAMING CAPS LOCK ALL UPPERCASE function, it could trigger something like the Control button, Command … Read More

Hackintosh Netbook users take note: Snow Leopard 10.6.2 update kills support for Atom Processor

Oct 31, 2009 - 122 Comments
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It’s not out in the wild yet, but Mac OS X 10.6.2 is released and has been confirmed to kill support for the Intel Atom processor, this is especially important for Hackintosh users who have hacked various Atom based netbooks to run Snow Leopard. So what should you do if you have an Atom based … Read More

Install 10.6 Snow Leopard on a Dell Mini 10v – Hackintosh Walkthrough

Oct 29, 2009 - 3 Comments

We’ve long been fans of the Dell Mini 10v for Hackintosh purposes, it’s small, quick, attractive, and can be obtained for surprisingly cheap in the $200 range. It looks like the rest of the blogworld is catching on to this little beast of a MacHack Netbook, Gizmodo has an excellent write up on installing Snow … Read More

Show Hidden Files with a Keystroke

Oct 25, 2009 - Leave a Comment

In Snow Leopard, you can show (or hide) hidden files in dialog boxes by hitting Command-Shift-Period, nice!

Get Detailed Wireless Information from the Airport Menu by Holding Down the Option Key

Oct 24, 2009 - 3 Comments

Users can get detailed wireless information from the Airport menu by holding down the “Option” key when clicking the menu icon. The ability to pull the Security type and Channel directly out of the menu is a big plus for me, but the other information should certainly be useful when troubleshooting a WiFi problem too. … Read More

Lenovo S10 running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard – Hackintosh

Oct 23, 2009 - 26 Comments
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The Lenovo S10 may just be the easiest hackintosh netbook option to run Mac OS X, according to a guide on the site Tech-Chimp. The guide is so short and so simple, it’s almost hard to believe, this is basically what it says: * Upgrade the Lenovo s10 firmware * Using this tool, prepare an … Read More

Snow Leopard outperforms Windows 7 in speed tests

Oct 19, 2009 - 2 Comments
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The Operating System wars are still raging, and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard has bested the new Windows 7 operating system in several speed tests, and a crucial battery life test, according to CNet. Windows 7 did outperform Snow Leopard in some other tests, such as gaming, where Call of Duty 4 had five … Read More

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