We all want a faster, more efficient web browsing experience. Some immediately flocked to Google Chrome as soon as it was released, because of its super fast speeds. Others restrained themselves and continued to wait for Microsoft and Mozilla to play catchup. And the time is a ...more
Mac Os X
What's the easiest way to keep track of your website passwords? Maybe in a password-protected document on your computer? Makes sense. But surprisingly, this is no easy task in Mac OS X. Snow Leopard does not have an easy one-click option for password protecting files and fold ...more
How to Make the Internet Faster in Windows 7 Go to Control Panel. Click on your Start menu, and then select the Control Panel. Click on Network and Internet. Click on View Network Stats and Tasks. Find the Internet Protocol. Find your network and click on it. B. A dialog ...more
While Windows 10 is still a few weeks away from a public release, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy its brand new features right now. Anyone with an Insider Preview account can install Windows 10 on their computer. And that doesn't just go for those that own a Windows PC—Mac u ...more
Apple announced the successor to Mac OS X Mavericks at their Worldwide Developer's Conference 2014, and it's called Yosemite. Named after California's Yosemite National Park, it will be available as a free upgrade from the Mac App Store for everyone this fall. If you want to ...more
For me, the idea of a smartphone with internet access was overkill for a cell phone. Wasn't that what my computer was for? Do I really need immediate access to the web? Must I update my Facebook every hour, from the palm of my hand? Do I need turn-by-turn directions from Googl ...more
No longer will you need to get in your car and head down to the software store to pick up the latest copy of Photoshop. With Apple's new Mac App Store you can purchase and install the latest apps fromthe comfort of your own home! In this tutorial, Gary Rosenzweig takes a look ...more
If iMovie 11 is what you use for your Mac movie editing, you'll want to check out this how-to and learn to make the most of iMovie 11's titling abilities. While the set of iMovie 11 titles is more limiting than most video editing tools, you can use some simple tricks to place ...more
Every Apple computer running Mac OS X comes with a handy application called Terminal… MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMacs, etc. They all have Apple Terminal, and it can be found in your Utilities folder in Applications. Which means you can use it. Terminal is an emulator ...more
This shows how to install Mac OS X on Intel/AMD PCs as a dual boot with Windows. Part 1 of 2 - How to Dual-boot Windows XP and Mac OS X on a PC. Part 2 of 2 - How to Dual-boot Windows XP and Mac OS X on a PC.
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to organize your Mail in Mac OS X's Mail. See how to sort messages with rules, create smart mailboxes, and comlpletely organize your mail. Mac OS X. It's what makes a Mac a Mac. Mac OS X is the world’s most advanced ...more
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to use the basics of Mac OS X Mail. See how to set up mail with your email accounts, compose messages, add attachments, view attachments with Quick Look, and search through Mail. Mac OS X. It's what makes a Mac a Mac. ...more
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to use the basics of the Mac OS X Finder. Learn about the Finder basics, the Sidebar, view buttons, and Quick Look. Mac OS X. It's what makes a Mac a Mac. Mac OS X is the world’s most advanced operating system. Built ...more
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to do more with the Sidebar in the Mac OS X Finder. Learn about the Sidebar devices, the Sidebar shared, the Sidebar places, and the Sidebar search for. Mac OS X. It's what makes a Mac a Mac. Mac OS X is the world’s ...more
A quick demonstration on how to change a folders icon in Mac OS X.
The World Wide Geek demonstrates how to format an external hard drive for Mac OS X. External hard drives are usually formatted for windows. To change the format, you will need to use the disk utility option. Access the disk utility by going to finder and clicking on applicatio ...more
Need a primer on how to use the Software Update feature within all versions of Mac OS X? This Mac user's guide from the folks at Mac Most provides just that. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started automatically updating your sof ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use Spotlight to find files in Mac OS X. To activate Spotlight, click on the blue magnifying glass icon in the top right corner. Then type in the term to search. Spotlight will display all the documents and files that match your sea ...more
Mac OS X has convinced many traditional PC users to switch platforms. While Windows 7 may do something to stem that tide, a lot of you PC users reading this have probably thought about switching right? If you have, watch this video. It will give you a PC-user centric rundown o ...more
If you're a Mac user, you know the keys to the castle are literally knowing how to use the shortcuts and hot-keys. But, what if you don't like the predefined OS X setup? Well, simple answer, change them. This is a quick guide to remapping any keyboard shortcut in any applicati ...more
If you want to protect your children from seeing something you don't want them to see, and they happen to be using Mac OS X, take a look at this walkthrough on how to set up parental controls on their Mac computer.
Want to turn on Mac OS X's simple Finder feature? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this Apple accessibility guide can present a complete walkthrough of the process in just over a minute and a half. For details, as well as to get started enabling the Simple Finder interface yo ...more
Have trouble finding the Mac OS X mouse cursor? With the freeware application Mouse Locator, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this Apple accessibility guide can present a complete walkthrough of the process in just over a minute and a half. For details, as well as to get star ...more
When it comes to closing applications in Mac OS X, there are more options available than just clicking the little red circle in the left-hand corner of an application window. There are, in fact, 10 different ways in which a person can quit an app. And this handy home-computing ...more
Want to delete your Pro Tools user preferences in Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)? Whether you're new to Digidesign's Pro Tools 8 or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you are certain to benefit from this free software video tutorial, which presents a complete o ...more
One of the many new features in Mac OS X Lion is the new Launchpad utility. Launchpad allows you to gain access to all of your apps quickly by showing an overlay on the screen with several different icons. You can organize the icons into different catagories such as "Music" an ...more
Interested in creating and using custom desktop backgrounds in Mac OS X Snow Leopard? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from MacMost can present a full overview of the process in about x minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step ...more
Windows 7 is fairly similar to Mac OS X out of the box. But what if it's not similar enough for your tastes? Then you follow this free video guide, that's what: with its help, you'll learn how to use Snow Leopard-style file stacks on Microsoft Windows 7 desktop. For complete i ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to use the quickly lock the screen of an Apple Mac OS X computer with the Shift + Control + Eject keyboard shortcut. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful home-computi ...more
Want to use the VoiceOver speech recognition tool to access the Mac OS X dock? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this Apple accessibility guide can present a complete walkthrough of the process in just over a minute and a half. For details, as well as to get started using Voic ...more
Want to run Windows Vista or 7 on your Apple computer without having to install Bootcamp? With virtualization software like Parallels, it's easy! Learn how to run Microsoft Windows within Mac OS X with this free video tutorial from the folks at CNET TV. For specifics, and to g ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to use the Terminal to change the default file format of screengrabs taken on an Apple computer running the Mac OS X operating system. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstra ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to import Facebook profile pictures into the Address Book on an Apple computer running the Mac OS X operating system. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed ...more
This video demonstrates how easy it is to take a screenshot with shortcuts in Mac OS X. Pressing Command-Shift-3 will take a screenshot of the entire screen, while Command-Shift-4 will let you take a screenshot of just a selected area of the screen instead. For the latter, onc ...more
The days of Skype 2.8 for Mac are over! Mac users can now rejoice and make calls with ease using the new beta version: Skype 5.0 for Mac OS X (available here). It was well worth the wait, with a revamped look and feel that simplifies navigation and provides a more Mac-like exp ...more
In this video, we learn how to use text clippings for Mac OS. First, open up TextEdit and then select the text you want. After this, drag the entire bit of text into the finder window or the desktop. After this, you will have a document that is named after the first few charac ...more
In this video we learn how to use iChat in Mac OS X. He explains to us that iChat allows us to chat with any person on our buddy list. He explains clearly about icons next to a person's name such as a camera which shows you can have a video chat with that person. Next he expla ...more
Spaces is a very cool feature that is included with all newer versions of Mac's OS X. With Spaces, you can organize your programs and keep your desktop clutter free. This program is similar to Expose, but instead of having your windows open on the desktop, Spaces minimizes the ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to use the zoom feature in Mac OS X Leopard. First, go to system preferences, then universal access. Find the zoom category, then turn it on of off. You will also see the keys that you can press which will make it appear. If you go to the options ...more
This video instructs you how to use the "Finder" Button if you own a Mac on OS X. The "Finder" window shows the Mac user the contents of the hard drive. It describes functions of the Finder folder: i.e., adding an untitled new folder in the Finder file. It also discusses how y ...more
Ever wish there were a way to get a peak at what's inside a zip archive without having to unpack it? Well, with Mac OS X and Quick Look, there is. And it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from Tekzilla can present a complete overview of the process in j ...more
Is OS X's Spotlight search results too confusing for you? Learn from Tekzilla to prioritize the file types that appear in Spotlight's results.
John demonstrates the Command+Tab features built-into OS X Leopard and Tiger. Learn how to easily switch between different applications on your Mac, hide applications, and even quit applications with this useful functionality.
If you are unhappy with your Mac's built in date and time and need something a little easier to access, check out this clip. In this tutorial, learn how to install, set up and use a free app called MagiCal on OS X to streamline your calendar and clock.
If you want to permanently set the default browser on your Mac notebook or desktop, take a look at this walkthrough. You can set any browser to open up by default when you click a link or try to access webpages in OS X. The preferences in the operating system let you pick bot ...more
In this quick video, you are shown (and told) in a very simple way how to change your background or screen saver on your Mac computer that runs OS X. This is very simple to do, just click the apple, go to System Preferences, then click Desktop and Screen Saver. From there, you ...more
A cool way to organize your Mac dock is with spacers. By using spacers, you can separate like applications into groups, or order them by usage.. however you want! This helps to keep you organized and in control of your Mac so that you can find your favorite programs quickly an ...more
Want to put the extend the OS X menu bar to a second monitor? This clip will show you how it's done. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this handy home-computing how-to from the folks at Tekzilla can present a complete overview of the process in about two minutes' time. For mor ...more
Looking for another way to tidy up your OS X desktop and make more efficent use of space? This little how-to shows what you need to do to make app stacks in your dock. It's simple and easy if you follow this video.
Learn how you can get OS X to run on a PC. Be forewarned, this isn't the best idea both legally and from a hardware standpoint.
Copying a file's path on your Mac isn't always an easy task. Thankfully, this cool little OSX utility called Copy Path Finder helps solve this problem and lets you copy the path of a file in your file system to the clipboard so that you can paste it into a text editor later. ...more
This video describes how to free up system resources on your Mac, resulting in better Pro Tools performance. Whether you're new to Digidesign's Pro Tools 8 or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you are certain to benefit from this free software video tutorial ...more
Want to root your Google Nexus One Android smartphone from a Mac? It's simple! So simple, in fact, that a complete walkthrough of the process can be presented in just over eight minutes' time. For the specifics, and to get started running custom ROMs on your own Nexus One phon ...more
This video explains how to optimize your Mac, for maximum performance when using Pro Tools. Whether you're new to Digidesign's Pro Tools 8 or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you are certain to benefit from this free software video tutorial. For complete in ...more
This video explains how installing/re-installing iLok Client, and Driver software, can sometimes be a great troubleshoot for resolving issues with Pro Tools, and the Mac Platform. Whether you're new to Digidesign's Pro Tools 8 or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tr ...more
Working with both Macs and PCs covers all bases, but it also adds new problems. If you fall into this category, you probably work with file formats that are not incompatible with the other computers. One of these file types in XML files. This tutorial will show you how to open ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to use Rules to set up and use custom autoresponders within Apple's Mail email client. With a little know-how, it's easy. So easy, in fact, that this video guide can offer a complete overview of the process in a matter of a few minutes. For more ...more
Want to allow someone to use your computer without giving them free reign of your personal documents? Then you'll want to set up a guest account. This helpful home-computing how-to from the folks at MacMost presents a complete step-by-step overview of the process. For the deta ...more
Learn how to use Seashore to create a 32-bit semi-transparent image and then use that image as an overlay to point out or highlight something in your iMovie video. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from MacMost can present a full overview of the proc ...more
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at three ways to make text on your screen easier to read. This could be used by people with visual impairments, but also could be used by anyone wishing to reduce eye-strain or be slightly more productive. Techniques include enlarging font size in ...more