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Java 7 Security Vulnerability Discovered, Here’s How To Protect Yourself

Aug 29, 2012 - 8 Comments

A new potentially dangerous Java security vulnerability has been discovered that could allow malicious code to run on a Java-enabled computer, be it a Mac or Windows PC. Most Mac users will be safe from the vulnerability because OS X Mountain Lion does not include Java by default, and OS X Lion includes an older … Read More

The Best Way to Convert a PDF File to DOC for Free is with Google Docs

Jul 12, 2012 - 5 Comments

With the countless paid options that offer file conversions out there, it’s always a huge relief to discover an excellent free service. Today that comes to us from Google, and if you’re looking to convert a PDF file to a DOC, while retaining it’s formatting and serving as a PDF editor too, you won’t find … Read More

Show Download History List of All Files Ever Downloaded Within Mac OS X

Jul 12, 2012 - 29 Comments

Have you ever wanted to show a list of the entire download history of a Mac? Maybe you know you downloaded a file but you can’t quite pinpoint where you got it from and the “Get Info” trick didn’t work. Or maybe you are trying to track down a file that has been placed on … Read More

Send Current Webpage to Chrome from Safari in iOS with a Bookmarklet

Jul 1, 2012 - 3 Comments

The recently released Chrome browser for iOS is pretty good, and even if it’s not replacing Safari as your primary web browser on an iPhone or iPad quite yet, you may still find this bookmarklet handy which lets you instantly send the currently active web page from Safari into Chrome: From the iOS device, launch … Read More

Chrome for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch Now Available on iOS App Store

Jun 28, 2012 - 9 Comments

The popular Chrome web browser is now available as a free download for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The alternative iOS browser has many features borrowed from the desktop version, but three in particular make Chrome a very nice alternative to Safari: Incognito mode is separate from standard browsing and can be opened as a … Read More

New MacBook Air Freezing & Crashing? Try Using Safari or Chrome Canary For Now

Jun 27, 2012 - 16 Comments

We’ve discussed some pretty flattering attributes of the new MacBook Air lately, but here’s one that’s less than pleasant: a sizable amount of users are reporting the machine will completely freeze up seemingly out of nowhere, requiring a hard reset. Though not every new MacBook Air owner is experiencing the freezing issue, those who have … Read More

Remove Chrome “Most Visited” Web Thumbnails

Jun 22, 2012 - 10 Comments

Chrome’s “Most Visited” thumbnails capture snapshots of the websites you most frequently access. These thumbnails can very convenient but they can also be embarrassing, thankfully they are fairly easy to clear out: Quit Chrome From the OS X Finder, hit Command+Shift+G and enter the following path: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/ Look for and delete “Top Sites” and … Read More

Switch Sends All Tabs & Windows to a Different Web Browser in Mac OS X

Apr 3, 2012 - 5 Comments

If you spend a lot of time switching between web browsers for development or for whatever other reason, you’ll find Switch useful. Switch is a handy free menu bar utility that transfers all browser tabs and windows between web browsers in Mac OS X. Whether you use Safari, Chrome, or Firefox, you can easily send … Read More

Download SoundCloud Songs as MP3 with a Bookmarklet

Mar 12, 2012 - 4 Comments

SoundCloud is a popular online music and audio sharing service where a lot of bands and musicians will post their music for others to listen to. Frequently they’ll include a download link to songs, but depending on the posters account, they often have download limits that can be quickly maxed out on popular songs. The … Read More

Quickly Email Current URL from Mac OS X

Mar 7, 2012 - 3 Comments

The next time you’re reading a web page that you want to share with someone else through email, just hit Command+Shift+I while viewing that website. A new email draft will open in the default email application, with the web pages title as the message subject, and the URL contained within the message body. The keyboard … Read More

Set Gmail as Default Email Client for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari

Feb 9, 2012 - 23 Comments

Clicking an email link in a web browser defaults to launching, which is great if you use Mail but not so great if you use webmail services like Gmail. This is fairly easy to resolve, though you’ll have to configure it separately on a per-browser basis, with different methods for Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and … Read More

How to Enable or Disable Javascript in Web Browsers

Feb 8, 2012 - 7 Comments

Need to re-enable or disable Javascript in Safari, Chrome, or Firefox? Most modern web browsers make it very easy to toggle on or off, and while it’s almost always recommended to keep javascript enabled, there are cases where developers and other users need to turn it off. Safari: Open Safari Preferences Click on “Advanced” and … Read More

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