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Archive for the ‘Mac OS X’ Category

November 12th, 2008

Gmail Ads Video To Gtalk

While technically it’s not a Mac topic, I decide to blog about this because it does run on Macs.
Google just added video capabilities to it’s chat software. From within Gmail you can now talk face to face with your friends and family from across the globe. The browser based video chat requires installation of additional […]

By Juan -- 3 comments

November 4th, 2008

How Do I Defrag On A Mac?

Most new switchers to Mac that I know ask me this question, “How do I defrag on a Mac?”.
Defrag on a Mac is known as optimization. Files on your hard drive can become fragmented over time. Due to the way OS X is built, there’s little need to optimize your HD. As such it hasn’t […]

By Juan -- 1 comment

October 25th, 2008

What’s Your Switch Story?

Inspired by this recent post at TUAW. I’d like to share my own “switcher” story.
I purchased my first Mac on June 2004. It was a 1.5 Ghz 15″ Powerbook. I’ve been wanting to switch to a Mac since I saw the Powerbook G3 of a former office mate. At first I fell in love with […]

By Juan -- 0 comments

June 15th, 2008

Of Lost Passwords and Recovering Them

Funny story.. My cousin calls me up a few nights ago. He was frantic. He said his business partner screwed up their MacBook. They couldn’t login to the MacBook because it wouldn’t accept the password. They kept trying and trying but to no avail. So he asked me if I could just try to recover […]

By Juan -- 0 comments

June 9th, 2008

Snow Leopard - The Next Big Cat From Apple

Apple today announced the next cat in the OS X line of operating system. Snow Leopard should be shipping in about a year and is going to focus on improving reliability and speed and will be "taking a break from adding new features."
Basically, it is Leopard with some major improvements. (snow leopard).
There is some speculation […]

By Chris Marsden -- 1 comment

June 7th, 2008

Games To Look Out For In 2008

I consider myself a casual gamer. I’ve tried various platforms since I was a kid. I played games on our Commodore 64, Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Genesis or Sega Mega Drive, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PCs and recently the Xbox 360.
Macs are cool machines but it’s not really known for gaming. Over the years it […]

By Juan -- 0 comments

May 29th, 2008

10.5.3 Is Out

Heads up to Leopard users. Apple released the latest update, 10.5.3. Get it via Software Update or through the standalone updater.
Quoting Apple’s support page
The Mac OS X 10.5.3 Update is recommended for Mac OS X 10.5, 10.5.1, and 10.5.2 Leopard. It includes general operating system improvements that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security […]

By Juan -- 2 comments

May 15th, 2008

Interesting Things You Might Have Forgotten About Mac OS X

Here’s an interesting article from LifeHacker that talks about obscure functions of your Mac (OS X Leopard). These are things that you forgot that you can do with your Mac.
From saying phrases out loud, launching an application via Spotlight all the way to doubling as an external drive. These are just some things that […]

By Juan -- 0 comments

May 10th, 2008

Control Your Computer Via iPhone/iPod Touch

This is one app that really makes the iPhone/iPod Touch all the more enticing. Touchpad Pro allows you to control your computer via your iPhone or iPod Touch. Using VNC technology, your iPhone/iPod Touch can connect to your computer and act as a remote screen. You’re really seeing a version of your screen.
Here are […]

By Juan -- 0 comments

May 8th, 2008

MacWorld Tests Psystar’s Open Computer

The folks over at MacWorld got themselves Psystar’s Open Computer to test. The Open Computer is the ‘Mac Clone’ Psystar built. They say that for a fraction of the cost, you can have a decent spec’d computer running the Mac OS.
However according to what I’ve read so far, It’s not that simple. For one thing, […]

By Juan -- 0 comments