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Mac OS X, often called simply OS X, is the operating system that resides on Apple’s desktop and portable computer lineup. Built upon a Unix core, it is easy to use yet highly advanced, extremely stable, and an excellent OS for productivity and creation. Browse through our articles or use the search feature to look for something specific.

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How to Calibrate Mac Displays for the Best Picture & Color

Aug 26, 2014 - 12 Comments
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Having an external monitor hooked up to a Mac can boost productivity significantly, and most users who get a secondary screen just hook it up and start using it – it works, so why mess around, right? But to get the best picture and color representation out of your external display, you’ll want to take … Read More

Make Image Proof Sheets on a Mac Quickly with This Trick

Aug 25, 2014 - 2 Comments
Quick proof sheet in Mac OS X

Aside from using apps like Photoshop, one of the best ways to make a contact sheet on the Mac is to use Automator to generate the thumbnail sheet as needed. But because Automator requires the usage of an OS X scripting utility, it’s beyond the comfort level of many users, and it also takes time … Read More

Stop the Twitter for Mac Image Cache Folder from Growing Huge

Aug 22, 2014 - 14 Comments
Twitter for Mac image cache bloat crud

The Twitter for Mac client has a peculiar feature (bug?) which causes the app image cache to grow endlessly and without limitation. That means the Twitter image cache folder can easily become several gigabytes in size unbeknownst to the end user, and those cache files are also stored in virtual memory, which can cause unnecessary … Read More

OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 Released

Aug 21, 2014 - 6 Comments
OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2

Apple has released the second version of the OS X Yosemite Public Beta. Mac users who opted in to participate in the public beta program for Yosemite are recommended to install the update. Alongside Public Beta 2 is also a new beta version of the redesigned iTunes 12. Both updates focus on bug fixes and … Read More

A Famous Steve Jobs Speech Is Hidden on Your Mac

Aug 20, 2014 - 16 Comments
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Every Mac which has the Pages app for OS X installed includes a little Easter Egg that few know about; a famous Steve Jobs speech, tucked away in a little unassuming folder. Technically, it’s two different Steve Jobs speeches, the famous text from the Crazy Ones Think Different campaign, and arguably the even more famous … Read More

Open a File from One App in Another Mac App with Proxy Icons

Aug 20, 2014 - Leave a Comment
The Proxy icon in Mac OS X

How often have you had a file open in one application on your Mac, only to need it opened in another OS X app instead? Fairly often, right? When confronted with that situation, most Mac users will do one of two things; go back to the Finder file system and re-open the file in the … Read More

Set a Keyboard Shortcut for “Save as PDF” in Mac OS X

Aug 19, 2014 - 22 Comments
Save as PDF Keyboard Shortcut in Mac OS X

Saving a file or document as a PDF is easily done from almost anywhere in Mac OS X by using the print to PDF feature, which is part of the Mac Printer service, but to trigger it you have to go to the Print menu and then specifically select to ‘print’ the file as a … Read More

Get the New Beautiful Default OS X Yosemite Wallpapers

Aug 18, 2014 - 4 Comments
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We’ve already shared a few Yosemite themed wallpapers, but four beautiful new Yosemite wallpapers arrived along with OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 and you won’t want to miss these. You can get them now by clicking the thumbnail links below, even if you’re not running the developer preview build on your Mac.

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 Released

Aug 18, 2014 - 5 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Apple has released the 6th developer preview build of OS X Yosemite to those registered with the Mac Developer Program. The update arrives as build 14A3429f, likely includes feature refinements and bug fixes, and is recommended for all Yosemite Dev Preview users to install. OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 can be downloaded from the … Read More

Add Items to the Mac Finder Window Toolbar with a Drag & Drop Trick

Aug 15, 2014 - 5 Comments
Finder

Few Mac users seem to know it, but the Finder window toolbars of OS X can be customized to serve as a quick-launch panel. You can store almost anything in the Finder toolbar, whether it’s an app, a directory, automator action, network share, a website bookmark, or even a frequently accessed document. Adding items to … Read More

Safari 7.0.6 & Safari 6.1.6 with Security Updates Released for Mac

Aug 13, 2014 - 5 Comments
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Apple has released a small update to Safari for Mac OS X, versioned as Safari 6.1.6 and Safari 7.0.6. Both updates contain important security fixes and improved memory handling, and Apple recommends that all Mac users install the updates.

Fixing App Store “Could Not Complete Purchase : Unknown Error” Messages

Aug 13, 2014 - Leave a Comment
iTunes Terms And Conditions

Typically you can download anything from the Mac App Store without incident, that’s the way things are supposed to work. Sometimes things aren’t so hunky-dory, and one of the more peculiar errors from the App Store is the incredibly vague “We could not complete your purchase – Unknown Error” message.

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