Macs tend to be stable. When Apple rebuilt OS X for Intel PCs, it made a good UNIX-based OS with a solid BSD core. Macs are reliable, much like the geyser old faithful and Apple’s need to release a slightly improved version of its products every year. However, sometimes the worst happens and your OS X account gets corrupted. Nothing’s perfect, and Macs are no exception. If that happens, don’t panic. There are a few things you can do to fix the problem. For help, I’ve included several potential solutions. Try each and see if it works. 1 Problem, 5
It’s an unfortunate, but hopefully infrequent, requirement of Mac users to have to share data with Windows and Linux users. When it comes to sharing files it’s usually pretty straight forward. But if you need to share a disk image that’s been created in Apple’s dmg format it’s not so easy. We’ve covered how to create dmg files in OS X before, but Windows and Linux can’t do anything with this disk image file format. So we need to convert them to a format they can understand. The ISO image format. ISO files can be mounted in Linux and Windows as virtual drives, or burned to a CD or DVD. And fortunately, converting dmg files to iso images in OS X is easy. No third-party utilities required.
When I first started using my new Macbook Air, I felt simultaneously at home and lost. OS X is similar in so many ways to Windows, the operating system that most of us grew up on. It was where I first learned how to use a computer. Moving to Mac and the Apple way of doing things makes me feel like I’m doing that all over again. The designers at Cupertino changed just enough to make using a Mac feel distinctly different. The learning curve here is gradual and almost nonexistent. Apple does a good job of making its interface
A dmg file is an OS X disk image file. DMG files are used as a container of files for easy delivery on Macs. If you’re new to Macs you will come across dmg files regularly. They’re similar to the ISO files in Windows. DMG files are used for many applications, from installing software, distributing files, and even creating recovery disks. But understanding how to open and use them is very simple. A Quick Intro To DMG Files Disk Image files are most often used to install software, but can contain any type of files not just app or installation files.
Have you ever had an important document to work on, but ended up forgetting about it and missing your deadline? Maybe you have a specific routine that you follow each morning, such as checking your email and then reading your RSS feeds, and you want to make the process easier? You might even have a favorite AppleScript that you use everyday and would love to have it execute on its own. Whether you have a specific file, document, or application that you’d like to open at a specific time of the day or have an AppleScript that you’d like to
One of the main bones of contention for Mac users when Apple launched the latest version of its desktop operating system, Lion, was that it wasn’t to become available in a physical capacity, only through a digital download from the then relatively new Mac App Store. The key cause of concern, perhaps, was how users would reinstall the OS from scratch, as many users quite frequently wish to do. Well, Apple has crushed those fears with its Recovery Disk Assistant tool, which allows any user to quickly create a USB drive capable of doing just that, installing Lion over again.
For Windows, there’s OneNote, undoubtedly one of the most useful note taking applications that money can buy with an abundance of features that most of the alternatives do without, as well as connecting seamlessly with Windows Phone 7 and now even on the iOS devices. Unfortunately Mac users can’t currently reap the benefits that it brings on their platform of choice. So, if you’re looking for a decent alternative then here’s a couple of great options for you. Growly and Curio. OneNote for Mac Alternatives Growly When you first launch Growly, you’d be forgiven for being more than a
We have previously seen how to Run Windows 8 on Mac, but this method consists of installing a new OS on your Mac using Parallels. One of the most off-putting factors of a Mac to a Windows user is its incompatibility with a lot of software. Recent years have seen the Mac make up some good ground with the likes of Valve backing the platform with Steam for gaming, but still lag behind in some key areas. For example, Microsoft Office for Mac isn’t a patch on the suite you can get for Windows, and other popular Microsoft software such
There could be any number of reasons why you want to take a screenshot on your PC, and if you’re using Windows then the chances are then your computer has a dedicated button, ‘print screen’ for example, which will take one for you. A Mac, however, has no such button, and therefore we Mac users have to find another way. Thankfully, there are a couple of efficient ways of taking screenshots in Mac OS X, so read on to find out how. Take Screenshots in Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts I guess this is what you would describe as the
Although the update to Mac OS X Lion brought with it a new look login screen, which is actually somewhat of an improvement over the previous ones in my opinion, you might still like to make it a little more personal by adding your own background, for example. Well in Lion, not only can you quite easily do that using a third-party application, there is actually a built-in preference to add personalised text to the screen too. Keep reading to find out how. Customizing the Login Background In earlier versions of OS X , you could change the background
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