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Change the Font Size of Messages in Mac OS X

Aug 30, 2012 - 1 Comment

Messages app Preferences in OS X defaults to greying out the “Set Font…” option, a peculiar choice considering a fair amount of people like to change the font size of their instant messages to make it easier to read. That doesn’t mean you can’t change the text size though, and there’s a simple solution that … Read More

Put Dashboard Widgets into Folders

Aug 28, 2012 - Leave a Comment

Dashboard got a user interface overhaul with OS X Mountain Lion and it now more closely resembles, surprise surprise, iOS and OS X’s very own Launchpad. You’ll find the new look when you go to add a widget to the Dashboard, and just like iOS you can now arrange all those widgets into Folders to … Read More

Move a File to iCloud from a Mac with OS X

Aug 28, 2012 - 4 Comments

The newer versions of OS X let you move files directly into iCloud from your Mac, these files can then be opened on any other Mac or iOS device set up with the same iCloud account. This is extremely convenient if you want to quickly move a file around but don’t want to copy it … Read More

Enable “Save As” in OS X Mountain Lion

Aug 27, 2012 - 25 Comments

OS X Mountain Lion finally brings back the much-loved “Save As” feature that was removed from Lion. It’s slightly hidden though, and there’s a few quirks with it, but we’ll show you how to access “Save As” and even better, how to have it always be visible by enabling a reasonable keyboard shortcut to use … Read More

Get Battery Time Remaining Alerts in OS X Notification Center

Aug 27, 2012 - 7 Comments

If you have a Mac laptop you probably know by now that OS X Mountain Lion removed the Time Remaining option from the menubar battery indicator, opting instead to show an iOS-like percentage left. For many of us, knowing the remaining battery life is valuable information, and thanks to a great free app you can … Read More

Arrange Notification Center by Time in OS X

Aug 26, 2012 - Leave a Comment

The default setting for Notification Center in both OS X and iOS is to sort alerts from apps manually, a setting which doesn’t make much sense if you use Notifications as a timeline of events and want the most recent always on top. Fortunately, changing Notification Center to arrange alerts by time is as simple … Read More

Battery Life Improves Slightly with OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1

Aug 25, 2012 - 22 Comments

Battery life on portable Macs running Mountain Lion improved slightly with the OS X 10.8.1 update, but still generally underperforms the same Macs running Lion. Since updating to OS X 10.8.1 from 10.8, we have conducted several unscientific tests on a variety of different Macs and found there is a minor improvement to battery life … Read More

OS X 10.8.2 Developer Build 12C31a Includes Facebook Integration

Aug 23, 2012 - 17 Comments

The first developer build of OS X 10.8.2 has been made available to Mac Developers as build 12C31a, 9to5mac notes. The update focuses on features that will probably arrive in the Fall presumably alongside iOS 6 and the next iPhone, including integrating Facebook into OS X much like Twitter, in addition to updates made to … Read More

OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 Update Released

Aug 23, 2012 - 40 Comments

OS X Mountain Lion has been updated to 10.8.1, the update is a general maintenance and bug fix release which includes assorted improvements. The OS X 10.8.1 update can be downloaded through the Mac App Store, either launch the App Store directly or access it through the  Apple menu by selecting “Software Update”. The … Read More

Show the Remaining Battery Time Indicator Again in OS X Mountain Lion

Aug 22, 2012 - 21 Comments

OS X Mountain Lion changed the battery indicator for mobile Mac users, removing the option to show the remaining battery life time and instead displaying only a percentage, like iOS. For those of us who live on the go and rely heavily on battery life, knowing the actual remaining battery capacity in hours is much … Read More

Turn Off Auto-Save in OS X Mountain Lion & Mavericks

Aug 22, 2012 - 5 Comments

If you don’t like the Auto-Save feature of OS X, you’ll be pleased to discover that turning it off system-wide on a Mac is just a matter of checking a settings box within OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Mavericks. This will disable the automatic saving behavior for all files across all documents on … Read More

How to Enable & Use Twitter Integration in Mac OS X

Aug 22, 2012 - 10 Comments

Twitter is deeply integrated into the Mac now with the latest versions of OS X, and that means you can send tweets from just about anywhere once it’s set up and configured. If you went to System Preferences hoping to find a panel to set it up and walked away confused, don’t worry because enabling … Read More

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