If you want to save time when you restart or power on your Mac running OS X, it’s helpful to set up the feature to automatically log in.
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If you disable start up programs in Windows, it helps your PC boot faster. The same holds true for a Mac. Here’s how to disable and manage login items in OS X.
The Windows Phone and Mac OS X are entirely different ecosystems. If you have a Windows Phone and a Windows PC, you need to use the Zune Software to manage it. But what if you are a Windows Phone and Mac user? Windows Phone 7 Connector lets you manage your Microsoft phone on your Mac OS X computer.
Great news for fans of the popular physics based video game Angry Birds. Today Angry Birds Space launches on Android and iOS mobile devices. And, the official Rovio announcement is brought to you by Don Pettis, an astronaut on board the International Space Station.
If you’re a Mac user you can convert video files to audio with iTunes. No third party software required. Here’s how to convert music videos, video podcasts and more to audio files.
In this groovyTip, I’m going to show you how to save room on the Mac Dock by minimizing open Windows to the application icon vs. creating a new icon on the Dock.
When it comes to backup, the best solutions don’t need to be complicated. That’s why Apple includes Time Machine in OS X. But a complete, robust backup plan shouldn’t stop there. The ideal backup situation involves using a separate hard drive, and another backup that’s off-site.
The multimedia application capable of playing nearly every type of media file, VLC, has been updated to version 2.0. The new version brings support for even more codecs, performance enhancements, and a brand new user interface for Mac.
If you just need access to a basic Calendar in Mac OS X, you have to open the Dashboard. Or launch iCal – which isn’t a basic calendar at all. Here’s a free app that gives you access to a calendar by clicking the clock – similar to Windows.
Although Apple users don’t like to admit it, Macs are susceptible to malicious attacks. Windows users have known for a long time how important it is to enable the Windows Firewall. There’s also a software Firewall built into OS X. Here’s how to enable it.
Earlier I showed you how to get started with Windows Live Mesh 2011. This free service lets you easily share files and folders between computers and SkyDrive. There’s also a version for Mac OS X. Here’s how to set it up and start using it.
Recently I was showing a friend how to pin the Windows Update icon to their taskbar. That got me thinking about updates on my Mac and adjusting the OS X Lion Software Update. Here’s a look at how to tweak your Mac’s Software Update settings to your liking.
Apple surprised the tech community on Thursday when it announced the new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion update. The company also released the Free Messages Beta. This will be one of the new apps included in OS X Mountain Lion. If you’re an early adopter, here’s how to start using it now. Note: Keep in [...]
Apple announced on Thursday the next version of Mac OS X, called Mountain Lion. It includes new features that are a lot more like iOS than ever before. Here’s a a look at what it will offer. Mac OS Mountain Lion has over a hundred new features, Apple says, but the most significant are the [...]