Mac User Tips

  • Easily Encrypt Data on Your Mac!

    Encryption might sound like a big deal, a complicated measure to apply, but it really is quite straightforward in Mac OS X thanks to Disk Utility, a built-in function that makes protecting your data from unauthorized eyes remarkably easy.
    By Christian Cawley June 16, 2011 

  • Why Won't My Mac Read My Discs?

    If you're experiencing problems opening DVDs or CDs on your Apple Mac, this useful guide offers various troubleshooting steps that will help in your attempt to recover the data on these disks.
    By Christian Cawley June 16, 2011 

  • Mac External Hard Drives Demystified

    With all the downloading people do these days, hard drives are filling up faster than ever before. Here's a guide to using an external hard drive with your Mac to solve those storage issues.
    By Austin June 5, 2011 

  • Flash Drives and You: Troubleshooting USB Storage Devices on Mac Mini

    Transferring files from one computer to another is easier than ever thanks to the invention of USB flash drives, but all technology advancements fail sometimes. Here's what you can try if your USB flash drives aren't working with your Mac Mini...
    By Austin June 5, 2011 

  • Out of Juice: Battery Replacement for Your Macbook Pro

    Despite the wide range of functions your Macbook Pro can complete, eventually the battery in the computer will run dry, and you'll either need to buy a new one or just deal with having it plugged in all the time. Here's how to replace your batter...
    By Austin June 2, 2011 

  • Resolve Odd Mac Problems with Routine Maintenance

    A Mac stores data it needs to access often something called a cache. Sometimes, this gets corrupted and problems occur that are hard to diagnose or repair. Often, clearing what's stored here can resolve these issues.
    By Joli Ballew May 31, 2011 

  • The 5 Best Browsers for Mac Users

    Why stick with just one web browser when you have so many to choose from? Here's my list of the top five free browsers for Mac users everywhere. Give them a try!
    By Jonathan Wylie May 30, 2011 

  • Simple Solutions for Recovering USB Drives on Mac

    Ever been in the situation where your thumb drive is not recognized anymore on your Mac? Discover why this happens and how to troubleshoot the problem. You can both save your drive and save your data as well!
    By Daniel Kolobaric May 30, 2011 

  • Managing and Restoring Icons in the Mac Dock

    Ever accidentally deleted an an application or folder from the Mac dock? Here is your chance to reverse the effect. Read on to learn how to restore icons on the Mac dock.
    By Daniel Kolobaric May 29, 2011 

  • How to Make the Mac OS X Dock Icons Transparent for Hidden Applications

    Customize your Mac Dock with a Terminal command to know at a glance which applications are hidden by making their icons transparent. While you’re at it, you can change the icon size in the Dock as well in System Preferences.
    By ktolliver May 29, 2011 
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