I have an iMac at home with all of my downloaded iTunes music, plus Quicken and other apps requiring Rosetta, running on Snow Leopard. I recently purchased a 13-inch MacBook Air running Snow Leopard, and have another iMac for work that came with Lion installed. With MobileMe, I was able to keep all of these machines in sync. However, I’m worried that when MobileMe is completely discontinued, I won’t be able to keep the machines in sync with my iOS devices. I cannot do without my Rosetta apps on Snow Leopard. Will it be possible to keep all of my devices in sync without upgrading to Lion?
Configuring firewalls can be frustrating, especially if you have to manually add applications, port numbers, or IP addresses that can pass through. Fortunately, applications like IceFloor that help simplify this process. This free Mac App allows you to enable and disable services, applications, and hardware with ease, and with its advanced mode, you can also manually block specific port numbers. Read on to learn how to use this impeccable tool.
When you unpack your shiny new Mac, the software on it is usually bang up to date. But over time, companies release new versions that add fresh features, bring better performance and fix problems. For this reason, it’s vital you keep the software on your Mac as up to date as possible -- from the system that powers it to your individual Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps. The tricky thing is that there’s no single place to go to make sure you’re running the latest versions, so checking can be time-consuming. So we’re going to show you the main places to look, and share some handy shortcuts that can save you huge amounts of time.
Whenever I take a new screenshot in Lion, the file appears on my desktop with the screenshot date and time, rather than displaying a filename. It’s cumbersome and difficult to distinguish between the images. How can I change the default name for my screenshots?
Your email messages are some of the most important files on your Mac, so they belong at the top of the list in your new backup regimen. Fortunately, you don’t need extra software to export, back up, and import your mail. Everything you need to do the job is in Mail, Outlook, or Thunderbird—and this guide. Just connect an external drive to your Mac and get started.
If you've ever used a large file discovery tool like Daisy Disk, you may have stumbled upon a peculiarly large filed dubbed sleepimage. This file is a by-product of Safe Sleep and it's basically a saved state of your Mac's memory when it goes to sleep. MacBooks especially use this function your contents before the battery completely loses its charge. When you start up your system, the Mac will restore this data from the sleepimage file.
Regardless of how important this file may sound, it's actually completely unneccessary. So why not free up some hard disk space by eliminating it? Read on to find out how.
Is it possible to change the “skin” of iCal and Contacts from the leather look that now comes with Lion back to the aluminum look of Snow Leopard? I’ve gone through the preferences and did a Google search and wasn’t able to find any possible solutions. Any suggestions? Also…I hate the lock screen gray background and the gray dashboard background. How can I change it as easily as the desktop background?