Posted by Mayank on September 1, 2011 in Apple,Mac

Post image for Mac Spinning Beachball Troubleshooting Tips For Mac users, officially known as Spinning Disc Pointer or the Spinning Wait Cursor and unofficially known as the Spinning Beachball or Spinning Beachball of Death, whatever be the name, the colorful pinwheel that replaces your mouse cursor is not a welcome sight. According to Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines, “the spinning wait cursor is displayed automatically by the window server when an application cannot handle all of the evenRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on August 28, 2011 in How To,Mac

Post image for Uninstall Applications in Mac [How to] If you have an application you no longer use or you have an application, which is not stable – you should uninstall applications in Mac. By uninstalling applications in Mac, you can not only free up some disk space (usually negligible), but importantly free up some disk space and reduce clutter in the Applications folder as well as desktop or other places where you store the shortcuts. To uninstall applications in Mac, in most cases, you wiRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on August 7, 2011 in Mac,Uncategorized

Lets face it – Macs owners are more satisfied than the PC owners, but the market share is with PC. Many of the applications or software do not have a Mac version of theirs. If you find yourself in such a situation of having to keep a PC and a Mac, there is an ideal solution for you. You can run Windows on a Mac. In fact, owners of an Intel-powered Mac can run Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris or some other operating system alongside Mac OS Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 19, 2011 in Apple,How To,Mac

Mac OS X Lion 10.7 launch date has been set to July 20th 2011. Apple has priced Mac OS X in such a way that most users will probably upgrade. Also, rather than having to drive to the Apple store to get the latest OS X, you just need to download it from the Mac App Store. You don’t need to drive to a store, bring home a box, and install a bunch of discs. All you do is click the Mac App Store icon, buy Lion for $29.99, and your Mac does the reRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on June 26, 2011 in Apple,Mac

I was a PC user earlier and converted to Mac about 2 years back. Being a Windows user, I had accumulated a lot of rar files. A rar file is quite similar to a zip file, which is an archive file format that supports data compression. After migrating to Mac, I was surprised to realize that the rar files do not open in Mac and there isn’t a Mac version of Winrar. However, it did not take me long to find a solution and if you also wondered how tRead More...

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Posted by Diya on June 23, 2011 in Apple,Mac

Post image for Adding Dashboard Widgets The OS X Dashboard is a collection of widgets within OS X that can be used for common tasks such as a calendar, calculator, an address book etc. By default, the Dashboard widgets can be accessed quickly by pressing F12 (function key and F12 key). Otherwise you can locate it in the Dock with the picture shown here. Adding Dashboard Widgets Once you click the Dashboard icon or F12, the Dashboard widgets are maximized on the screen and are superimpoRead More...

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Posted by Diya on June 19, 2011 in Apple,Mac

Post image for Understanding Mac Activity Monitor Mac Activity Monitor is equivalent to Task Manager in Windows and it can be used to view information about how much processing power and memory are being used to run programs. This can be used to know if certain programs are running slowly or mac spinning beachball is a common occurrence or even if your mac is crashing frequently. Activity Monitor is located in Applications -> Utility Folder. You can also bring it up the way I like to do (usiRead More...

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Posted by Diya on June 19, 2011 in Browsers,Mac

I was working on my Mac and I realized the Safari address bar missing. Interesting, right? You might have also come across such a situation. You used the address bar to go to a website and all of sudden, this funny address bar goes missing! If you upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion or Safari 6.0 and Safari Search Bar is missing – here’s how to resolve Safari Search Bar missing. Click Like below to get a Free User Guide on Safari : SurvivaRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on June 17, 2011 in Apple,Featured,Mac

No matter how fast a computer you take, they start slowing down after use. My personal experience with laptops goes back 12 years and I’ve found 2 years to be a kind of benchmark when to start expecting your laptop to slow down and the need to get a new one. 3 years back I switched to Mac (I own a 13.3″ Macbook Pro with 2 GB RAM – enough for my need) and it had been a wonderful experience  ! I never thought my Mac will slow dowRead More...

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Posted by Diya on June 14, 2011 in Apple,iPhone,Mac

Post image for No FaceTime Icon ? Trying to make a FaceTime call and you see no FaceTime icon ? This is a common problem and irrespective of the fact how user friendly Apple products are, it somehow not easy to locate the FaceTime icon and make the first FaceTime call. Almost every one wonders “There is no FaceTime button in my phone” or even “FaceTime is not showing up”. There isn’t a need to turn on FaceTime. It is a relatively simple solution : GoRead More...

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Posted by Diya on June 7, 2011 in Apple,Mac

Post image for Right Click in Mac Those who make a switch from Windows to Mac struggle with one thing for sure – Right Click in Mac. Windows users are so used to the concept of right clicking the trackpad or mouse that the absence of right click in Mac is one which surprises them the most.Mac uses a two fingered click function for right click. It is much faster and intuitive once you get a hang of it, but do you need to suffer till you get a hang of it ? Well, no – noRead More...

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Posted by Diya on February 20, 2011 in Mac

What is known as “Print Screen” on Windows OS is known as “Screen Capture” or “Screenshot” or “Screen Print” in Mac. Instead of having an extra key for “Print Screen”, Apple has done away with that key and a combination of keys will do the trick for you. How to Print Screen to a file on the desktop in Mac The basic functionality of taking a screen capture in Mac is to take an image and sRead More...

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Posted by Diya on December 25, 2010 in Apple,Mac

It’s not just for iPhone and iPod touch anymore ! Facetime is available on your Mac as well (albeit Beta version). Now you can make video calls to iPhone 4, the new iPod touch, or another Mac. Right from your Mac. With FaceTime for Mac, it is now possible to talk, smile, wave, and laugh with anyone on an iPhone 4, iPod Touch, or Mac from your Mac over Wi-Fi. Remember that facetime with 3gs does not work. Beta version of Facetime for Mac isRead More...

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Posted by Diya on August 21, 2010 in How To,Mac

Now-a-days Mac comes installed with a version of Quicktime, which is Quicktime Player, also referred as Quicktime X. If you want to upgrade to Quicktime Pro, you need to have Quicktime 7 (as you can notice that it is a lower version that Quicktime X). If you try to download Quicktime 7 from Apple website and install the package, you’d get a message like “can’t be installed on this disk (or any disk) because Quicktime X is alreadRead More...

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