At some point, every Mac owner needs to have the talk…about online security. Your Mac will probably never get a virus. But instead of ending the conversation, that’s only the beginning. Peter James, global spokesperson for Intego, a Mac security software developer, says, “Ask anyone in the security industry--and this is Mac or PC--they’re going to tell you that there are hardly any viruses anymore. Viruses aren’t the threat.”
I recently had a breakthrough moment that made me realize how dramatically the technology world has improved since the introduction of the iPhone. I was sitting in a taxi in New York City when my mom called me with an urgent Mac problem that needed to be solved immediately. Now, talking someone through a solution over the phone can quickly become an exercise in frustration. But not this time around.
I just updated to Mac OS X 10.6.3 through Software Update, but now all of my fonts look really strange in Pages and Keynote. Even worse, most of my fonts are completely missing from Word and Excel! This was all working just fine in 10.6.2. Is there any way that I can downgrade back to 10.6.2?
If your Downloads folder is so stuffed with disk images, random MP3s,
and PDF bank statements that you’re starting to get afraid to look in
there, you need Hazel. If your Desktop is cluttered with so many icons
that it takes more than 30 seconds to find one, you need Hazel. This
über-useful System Preference pane lets you create rules to keep
specific folders automatically organized and maintained, so it’s
perfect for those problems. But Hazel doesn’t just move your files
around--it can rename them, run scripts on them, and so much more.
Many Mac users were wowed by Apple’s Mac mini server package when it was announced, but at $1,000, it's still a bit too pricey for even the average person to justify shelling out the cash for a home server. Fear not true believers, we're going to show you how to turn that old Intel Mac you’ve got lying around into a server that can duplicate many of Snow Leopard Server's features without shelling out another penny.
Welcome to the wonderful word of Apple. Your new Mac comes chock filled with a variety of intriguing software and helpful, built-in utilities,
and we're sure that you'll enjoy your new machine for years to come.
However, you may be wondering what in the heck to do with your old PC.
Surely, that Windows machine gave you some good years, before it became
plagued with menacing viruses and fattening bloatware. So, why not give
it a new lease on life by reconfiguring your old PC to serve as a Linux
media server for your Mac? It's the perfect trade-off and will ensure
that no old computers rise up out of the ashes with revenge on the
We’re sure many Mac users have seen the Utilities folder inside of the
Applications folder and wondered what the applications contained inside
do. Maybe they control the weather or give you super powers. The
reality is bit less exciting, but still incredibly useful to even the
newest Mac user.
The faster your Mac runs, the faster you can work. The faster you can
work, the more you get done. The more you get done, the better you look
to colleagues, clients, and, of course, your boss. Even if your Mac is
strictly a home machine, used for fun stuff like Web browsing, email,
and creative projects, the faster it runs, the happier you’re likely to
be with your Mac-using experience. Catch our drift?
Are you getting tired of Mac OS X or just really miss that feeling of
struggling with your computer? Windows isn’t your only alternative.
Linux holds the key to unleashing your inner geek, and even though
installing it was daunting in the past, the new versions are easier
than ever to use on your Mac. We will take you through the install
process step by step.