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Build a Screaming Desktop Hackintosh running Snow Leopard for around $900

Sep 3, 2009 - 4 Comments
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The Hackintosh community just keeps on growing, and this particular guide is sure to roil some feathers. Lifehacker has an excellent walkthrough from start to finish on how to build a screaming desktop Mac Hackintosh that runs Snow Leopard, for under $900! Assuming you order the same parts, the incredible specs of the machine you … Read More

AutoPlay QuickTime Movies on Open and 5 Other Useful QuickTime X Hacks

Sep 3, 2009 - 5 Comments
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QuickTime X is really cool and one of the many great improvements in Snow Leopard, but I was really surprised to find out that QuickTime X no longer automatically plays movie files on open, you’d think since I just opened the file I’d want to watch the movie! Thankfully resolving this is just a matter … Read More

Evidence Snow Leopard Built for Touch Screen Macs?

Sep 2, 2009 - 4 Comments

Cult of Mac posted a pretty compelling picture of a new full screen keyboard feature in Snow Leopard that certainly looks like it’d be handy if you had a touchscreen Mac. With all the rumors of the Tablet Mac floating around, this just may be some evidence that the upcoming Mac Tablet will be running … Read More

Install Snow Leopard from External Firewire or USB Hard Drive: How to Upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6 Without a DVD Drive

Sep 2, 2009 - 81 Comments
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If you have a Mac without a functioning DVD drive (or a MacBook Air), you’ll need to find another way to upgrade to Snow Leopard, thankfully this is very easy, all you’ll need is an external firewire or USB hard drive. You’ll need access to a DVD drive *somewhere* so that you can make a … Read More

Installing 10.6 Snow Leopard Resets your /etc/hosts file

Sep 1, 2009 - 6 Comments
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OS X Daily reader Todd Harris has tipped us off that when installing Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, your /etc/hosts file is reset. If you followed a tip we posted a while back about how to block access to specific websites then this is particularly relevant to you, so be sure to manually adjust … Read More

How I fixed my dropping wireless Airport connection problem in Snow Leopard

Sep 1, 2009 - 141 Comments
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I don’t know why but when I upgraded to Snow Leopard my wireless internet got all wonky, connections were dropping left and right and I couldn’t maintain any worthwhile airport connection for longer than a few minutes. DHCP was behaving particularly strange and the automatic settings pulled from my router were dropping every few seconds. … Read More

Snow Leopard Performance Reviews

Aug 30, 2009 - Leave a Comment
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So now that Snow Leopard is out, how does it stack up? In many cases it’s faster and in some cases, well, it’s slower. It appears that the most significant speed gains are in Apple’s own software and Mac OS X itself, this is likely because Apple has optimized as much as possible to use … Read More

Watch Snow Leopard Installation Details with the Installer Log

Aug 29, 2009 - Leave a Comment
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If you’ve ever wanted to know what’s being executed, which packages are being installed, and the installation directories and file locations of a Mac OS X system install, then you’ll enjoy this tip sent to us on Twitter by Murtika Laksmi: While installing Snow Leopard do the following: * At the “Mac OS X Installer” … Read More

Just Upgraded to Snow Leopard!

Aug 29, 2009 - 8 Comments

I was pretty excited to install Snow Leopard today, and the upgrade from 10.5.8 went without a hitch, finishing in about an hour. A couple Snow Leopard install tips: * Be sure to customize your installation to have Rosetta support, as it’s not installed by default anymore. * If you’re an X-Code user, you’ll probably … Read More

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard upgrade works on Tiger 10.4 machines

Aug 28, 2009 - 60 Comments
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This is somewhat controversial because it is against the Apple EULA, but apparently you can save $140 if you’re a Tiger 10.4 user and run the 10.6 Snow Leopard upgrade without a problem. To make things even more interesting, popular Mac writer Walt Mossberg actually recommends that you do this if you are a Tiger … Read More

Malware Blocker Included in Snow Leopard

Aug 27, 2009 - Leave a Comment
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Yet another feature to be excited about, ZDNet reports that Apple has included a malware blocker in 10.6 Snow Leopard. Personally I have never run into any malware or viruses in Mac OS X, but it’s nice to know that Apple is including this functionality by default in their latest operating system. Better safe than … Read More

Prepping Your Mac for Snow Leopard

Aug 26, 2009 - 1 Comment
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The Mac world is really heating up with anticipation for the upcoming Snow Leopard release, due this Friday. LifeHacker wrote up a great guide on how to prepare your Mac for the Snow Leopard install, including tips on cleaning up your existing 10.5 installation and backing up your current Mac OS X install. I’ll probably … Read More

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