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Archive for the ‘Tips’ Category

December 3rd, 2008

Google Calendar Supports iCal

Google Calendar has finally rolled out support for iCal via the CalDAV protocol. iCal users can now sync their calendars with Google Calendar and have an online solution for syncing calendars. This is a great option if you don’t want to pay for Mobile Me.
There’s also a setup program available to help you get started. […]

By Juan -- 0 comments

November 24th, 2008

Tip: Multiple iTunes Libraries

As much as hard drives keep getting bigger, so does the media that we keep on it. In the era of High Definition and music libraries that include songs in the thousands, sometimes keeping separate libraries is the key.
Fortunately iTunes does that. I still only have a 160GB drive on my laptop and I don’t […]

By Juan -- 0 comments

November 7th, 2008

Quicksilver Tips

One of my favorite and essential apps on the Mac is Quicksilver. It’s one of the very first if not the first application I install whenever I get a new Mac or do a clean install. I am able to do most of the basic things I need with a few simple key strokes. It’s […]

By Juan -- 0 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 20th, 2008

Tip: Improving The Volume On Your MacBook Speakers

Popular Mechanic has a tip on improving the volume on your MacBook’s speakers.
If you’re watching videos, it’s best to watch it via VLC. VLC allows you to boost the audio of the video file way above the limit that Apple has set. The software claims it can be boosted to up to 400 percent. […]

By Juan -- 0 comments

August 28th, 2008

iPhone/iPod Touch Tips and Tricks

Whether you’re on an iPhone or an iPod Touch these tips and tricks from PhilMUG member dubeditions is certainly a must read. It’s really an iPhone centered tips and tricks list but soem of them will also work with the iPod Touch. I tried it on my iPod Touch.
Some of them are just great. My […]

By Juan -- 0 comments

August 27th, 2008

Keyboard Shortcuts Are Making My Day Better

I absolutely love keyboard shortcuts. The quicker I can get to something without navigating a menu tree, the better. Recently I discovered a few keyboard shortcuts that are making my life simpler and my day better.
Hide Dock
I know the dock can autohide, but most of the time I prefer to have it out in the […]

By Chris Marsden -- 1 comment

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

May 18th, 2008

Pages Tip 01: Setting Your Default Template

I’m bringing you what hopefully will be something that can I can sustain. I want to improve our small blog and to do this I’m trying video tips/tutorials.
The first tip I’m bringing you is about Pages. Depending on your workflow, you may want to start out with a template […]

By Juan -- 0 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