Archive | June, 2011
Screensaver Hot Corners

How To: Customize Your Mac Screen Saver

You finally have the perfect screen saver on your Mac. Now let us share some tips with you on making your new screen saver be the best it can be. Just a quick reminder: to get to screen savers, click on the Apple icon in your menu bar. Choose System Preferences and then click on [...]

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Screensaver Window

How To: Change Your Mac Screen Saver

If you aren’t familiar with changing the screensaver on your Mac, here are some simple steps to keep some variety before your eyes. Activate already installed Screen Savers 1. Under the apple icon on your menu bar, choose System Preferences. 2. Under the ‘Personal’ heading, click on the ‘Desktop & Screen Saver’ button. Once you [...]

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Downloads Dock Folder

How To: Empty Your Downloads Folder On A Mac

Ever wonder where all those take out pdf menus and forwarded photos from Aunt Martha live on your computer after you open them? All of these files are kept in your Downloads, taking up precious space on your hard drive. To speed up your Mac and keep things squeaky clean, let’s take a look at [...]

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Desktop Slider

How To: Resize Desktop Icons on your Mac

Sometimes its the little things that can make life a little easier. One such thing for your Mac desktop, is to resize your icons. By making everything a little bigger, you can find folders and files quicker without the strain. Begin by Control+right clicking on your desktop. A contextual menu will appear. Select ‘Show View [...]

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The Unarchiver Icon

How To: Decompress an Archive

For most of us we unknowingly decompress archives all the time. That’s because Apple built it into the Mac OSX operating system and all it takes is a double click (or sometimes automatically). However sometimes you run into a situation where that file you downloaded just won’t decompress. Hopefully this how-to will help.

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System Preferences Window

How To : Change your Mac Desktop

Most of us keep that serene blue that Apple provides for our Mac default desktop, or change out favorite vacation photos. If you aren’t familiar with changing this background, here are some simple steps to keep things fresh on your desktop. Under the apple icon on your menu bar, choose System Preferences. Under the ‘Personal’ [...]

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Force Quit Application Window

How To: Force Quit on a Mac

For those of us who have converted from PCs to Macs, the Control+Alt+Delete option still remains foremost in our minds as the ultimate solution to the frozen computer. On a Mac however, if the swirling beach ball of waiting appears on your screen, you wonder if those three magic buttons will work the same magic. [...]

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How To: Download Images and Video from iPhone to Mac

It is wonderful to be able to take pretty pictures and beautiful video with your iPhone (HD video for those with an iPhone 4). You can even download apps like Camera+ to make your pictures even prettier! So you have great pictures and video… now what? How do I download my pictures and video to [...]

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Select the Word format for Exporting from Pages

How To: Export Pages File to Word Format

I am of the personal opinion that if you are using MS Office for Mac then you aren’t really a true “Mac user”. Ok, so I got that out of my system Pages (Apples’s word processing application) has more than enough functionality to replace Word for 99% of what most users are using it for. [...]

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Open App Cleaner to remove the desired Mac Applications

How To: Uninstall Mac Applications

As much fun as it is to find and install applications on your Mac, sometimes you run into a situation where you need to uninstall the application completely. Here are some reason why you might want to uninstall applications on your Mac: You want to free up some disc space on your hard drive You [...]

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