If you’re new to Macs and OS X, one of the things is it selects Mac software to open files. This is annoying – especially for AVI files, which QuickTime doesn’t support. Here’s how to change the default programs for specific file types.
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If you download a lot of applications via the Mac App Store, your list can get crazy long and difficult to manage. There is a cool feature that will let you hide purchased apps from your list. You can reveal the hidden apps later too.
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.
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.
There will be times when you want a certain application to open a specific file type. For example, if you have Pages installed, you might not want OS X to open a document in TextEdit. Here’s how to change which programs open different file types. First, click to select a file and press command + […]
After you install several programs on your OS X Mac, System Preferences becomes crowded with too many items. Here’s how to hide program items and get System Preferences under control. First, click the apple icon on the menu bar and click System Preferences. Now click and hold the Show All button until you see the […]
Backing up your data is one of the most important steps in making sure you data is safe. Adding encryption to your backups is even better. Here’s how to encrypt external drives in Mac OS X Lion. This process lets you encrypt USB External hard drives, flash drives and SD cards. OS X Lion uses […]