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How to Backup your iPhone

Jun 22, 2010 - 46 Comments
create iphone backup

Backing up an iPhone is important because it allows you to recover all of your personal data, apps, and stuff, if you ever need to restore the iPhone, upgrade it, or replace it with a new phone, all of which is done by restoring from the backups that are made. By default your iPhone will … Read More

Stop Adobe Update Manager from launching

Jun 21, 2010 - 41 Comments
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As you’ll soon be able to tell, I am annoyed with Adobe Update Manager, and thankfully I found a way to disable it completely. In case you didn’t know, Adobe Update Manager starts itself automatically on system launch and takes over your Mac while it sorts out whatever it does that I don’t want it … Read More

Mac Media Center – Setup any Mac as a Media Center Easily

Jun 18, 2010 - 34 Comments
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You can setup virtually any Mac as a home theater media center, all you need is the right tools. Yes, that means your MacBook Pro, MacBook, Mac Mini, iMac, even Mac Pro, can all turn into a media center, and it’s a lot easier than you might think. For the purpose of this article, we … Read More

Create your own Safari Extension

Jun 16, 2010 - 3 Comments
safari 5 developer

Did you know that anyone can build an extension for Safari? It is no problem, anyone can do it and it’s actually easier than you might think.

Remove the Google Background Image

Jun 10, 2010 - 39 Comments
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Ok so anyone that uses Google has probably noticed by now that you can change the background image of Google.com and set it to something you’d like. Today though people are finding a surprise; whether they set an image or not the Google background picture has changed! Check out the absolute disaster of a background … Read More

Use a Bluetooth Keyboard with the iPad

Jun 3, 2010 - 17 Comments
ipad bluetooth keyboard

Want to use an external keyboard with the iPad? You don’t have to use Apple’s official iPad keyboard dock, instead if you already own a Bluetooth keyboard the chances are good that it will be compatible with the iPad. If you’re looking to do a lot of typing on the iPad then it’s hard to … Read More

How to remove scratches from an iPhone

May 19, 2010 - 19 Comments
repair iphone scratches

You can remove the surface scratches on the back of an iPhone case by using a mildly abrasive rub or fine sandpaper. The anti-scratch coating is actually where many of the smaller finer scratches on iPhones are shown, which makes them relatively easy to buff out with some care. Whether you are using the toothpaste … Read More

Install an SSD into the optical superdrive slot on a MacBook Pro

May 19, 2010 - 33 Comments
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I find myself never using the MacBook Pro’s optical drive, the only time I have used it was to boot Mac OS from a DVD to reformat and reinstall Mac OS X. Now that it’s so easy to install Mac OS using an external drive though, is having a DVD drive really a good usage … Read More

Watch AVI video on a Mac

May 17, 2010 - 10 Comments
play avi on mac

You can watch many AVI movies without any additional software on a Mac just by playing them in the included QuickTime Player (located in the Applications folder). Just double click the file and it should work. But what if it doesn’t? There are situations when AVI movies won’t play at all, and you might get … Read More

Stop the MacBook Pro and MacBook Screen from Dimming

May 15, 2010 - 13 Comments
macbook pro screen dimming

The MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro screen backlighting is set to automatically dim and adjust in different situations. For the MacBook, it will adjust based on the power source and based on how long the computer is not in use. For the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, the same is also true, in addition … Read More

How to Print Screen on a Mac

May 13, 2010 - 131 Comments
Print Screen to the Clipboard on a Mac with this keystroke

What is known as “Print Screen” in the Windows world is called screen captures or screen shots in Mac OS X. You’ve probably noticed there is no ‘Print Screen’ button on a Mac keyboard, this is to both simplify the keyboard and also because it’s just unnecessary. On the Mac, instead of hitting a “Print … Read More

Run Mac OS X in a Virtual Machine with VirtualBox

May 5, 2010 - 3 Comments
virtualize mac os x vm

The latest version of VirtualBox allows you to create a Mac OS X guest host, providing the ability to virtualize different versions of Mac OS X. This is the first official support for Mac OS X running as a VM from VirtualBox, and is part of the latest beta. Officially this only works when running … Read More

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