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How to Invert the Mac Screen Colors in OS X Mavericks & Mountain Lion

Sep 10, 2012 - 6 Comments
Invert the screen colors in OS X Mountain Lion

Inverting the colors of a Mac display is a fairly common accessibility feature, and it’s also pretty handy for when you’re reading at night because it puts most screen text into a white on black mode like iOS.

43 Amazingly Gorgeous Secret Wallpapers Hidden in OS X Mountain Lion

Sep 7, 2012 - 43 Comments
Over 40 amazingly beautiful secret wallpapers hidden in OS X

Did you know OS X Mountain Lion includes 44 ridiculously beautiful high resolution wallpapers? They’re hidden inside the four equally attractive new screen savers and feature some truly stunning scenery from National Geographic, the Hubble Space telescope, and some amazing photographers. Each image is a whopping 3200×2000 resolution, here’s how to access these on your … Read More

Start Web Sharing in OS X Mountain Lion the Easy Way with a Preference Panel

Sep 7, 2012 - 1 Comment
Web Sharing preference panel in OS X

Many people have noticed the simple web sharing option was pulled from System Preferences in OS X Mountain Lion. The server software still exists and you can start Apache server on your Mac yourself within a minute or two of mucking about in the Terminal, but for some people the command line is just too … Read More

9 Tricks for the Full Screen Slideshow Feature in OS X

Sep 6, 2012 - 12 Comments
OS X Full Screen Slideshow in Finder

Did you know the Finder in Mac OS X has a built-in instant image slide-show feature? It’s part of Quick Look, and though it’s been around a while, it’s a little known feature that is really great when you want to quickly show off a group of pictures, or even if you just want to … Read More

New Java Update for Mac OS X Resolves Potential Security Threat

Sep 5, 2012 - 4 Comments
Java Update for OS X

Apple has released an update to Java aimed at addressing the recently discovered security issue that could impact some Mac users. The update, dubbed “Java for OS X 2012-005″, is available for users of Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8. All Mac users eligible for the update are recommended to install it. You can … Read More

Dismiss Desktop Notifications in OS X Immediately with a Swipe

Sep 5, 2012 - 2 Comments
Dismiss Notification Center Alerts in Mac OS X with a swipe

Want to quickly dismiss a desktop notification without opening Notification Center in OS X? It’s easy, just hover over the notification with the cursor and use a two-fingered swipe gesture from left to right, swiping the alert to where Notification Center appears, and the alert will quickly zip away in a blur.

Use Event Invitations in iOS & OS X to Solidify Times, Meetings, & Dates

Sep 4, 2012 - 5 Comments
Invite people to events in Calendar from Mac OS X

Event Invitations are one of the best features of Calendars in iOS and OS X, and if you aren’t using them yet to confirm the time and dates of meetings and events with people you should start now. Once an invitation is sent, it comes through as an alert to the recipient, and they can … Read More

Set Location Based Reminders in OS X Mountain Lion

Sep 4, 2012 - 10 Comments
Set Location Based reminders in Mac OS X

Want to be notified of a reminder when you arrive at a specific place? Or maybe reminded to do something when you leave a location? You can do both of these from OS X Mountain Lion onward with the Reminders app, much like you can in the iOS world. Because the reminders sync through iCloud, … Read More

Share Videos to FaceBook, YouTube, & Vimeo from QuickTime Player in OS X

Sep 3, 2012 - 3 Comments
Share video to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and more in OS X QuickTime Player

The OS X social sharing features new to Mountain Lion let you quickly publish images and videos to a variety of places, and using Share Sheets within QuickTime Player you can even publish videos directly to YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook, right from the app. Hover over any video opened in QuickTime Player and click the … Read More

Control Which Apps Can Access Contacts Information in OS X

Sep 3, 2012 - 2 Comments
Control which apps can access Contacts data in Mac OS X

If you’re running the newest versions of OS X you’ve probably noticed that when apps attempt to access your Contacts list you will get an alert like “Application would like to access your contacts”, giving you the ability to allow or deny access. The apps that make the Contacts requests then get stored in a … Read More

Start an Apache Web Server in Mac OS X Mavericks & Mountain Lion

Sep 2, 2012 - 41 Comments
Apache web server running in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

The Sharing preference panel options were changed a bit in OS X Mountain Lion and again in Mavericks, and while things like Internet Sharing remain, the Web Sharing preference panel was removed. The Apache web server remains bundled with Mac OS X though, but you’ll need to turn to the command line to enable the … Read More

Play Chess Online Against Friends or Random Opponents in OS X Mountain Lion

Sep 1, 2012 - 2 Comments
Start new internet Chess game in Mac OS X

You can now play Chess over the internet with friends or random opponents with the help of GameCenter. If you already have a GameCenter account from the iOS world you don’t need to do much, but if you’re new to Gamecenter just be sure to have iCloud set up first and then follow these quick … Read More

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