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Typing These 8 Characters Will Cause Mac OS X to Crash

Here’s your fun software bug of the day: In Mac OS X Mountain Lion, typing these 8 characters into a text box within an application will cause that application to crash: “File:///” (without the quotes). I’ve tried it in a handful of applications and indeed, it crashes every time. I’d expect Apple to issue a [...]

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Thought about building your own Mac? Check out this Hackintosh project

The baseline Mac Pro desktop starts at a pricey $2,500 bucks. Since Apple hasn’t updated the Mac Pro line for some time now, it’s actually somewhat outdated, from a hardware standpoint. We’ve heard rumors that they’ll be updating the Mac Pro lineup this year, but if you just can’t wait, or if you’re the DIY [...]

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Essential Mac apps not on Apple’s ‘Best Mac Apps of 2012’ List

Yesterday I linked to a few of Apple’s top listed apps for 2012. I realized that if you’re new to Mac, there are a few more apps you should probably check out. Here are the first few free apps you probably will want to download on any Mac (I already mentioned Evernote and MintQuickView in [...]

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How To: Use your Mac to sign a document

This one is worth sharing just in case you’ve never heard of it, or forgot it existed: iSight signatures. The feature was added quite a while ago, but I recently remembered how awesome it was when I signed a document without printing it out. Signing Documents It’s always been possible on OS X to scan [...]

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Bartender Clears Your OS X Toolbar Cruft (BONUS: The first use of an animated GIF on the ZAGGblog)

If you use any Mac for more than a couple of months, you’ll notice that your menu bar starts to get pretty cluttered. You may wonder what harm a few extra icons can do, but then you realize that you’ve got 25 of them and they’re taking over your screen. If you have too many, [...]

Here’s why bloggers say Retina Macs are coming (via @jkhowland)

Here’s why bloggers say Retina Macs are coming (via @jkhowland)

You have MacRumors, Apple Insider, Gizmodo and BGR with claims that the icon resolution updates are further evidence of Retina Display MacBooks. What the bloggers know So you have a string of bloggers quoting each other claiming that these ultra-high resolution icons are evidence of ultra-high resolution devices. Here is another sign of the arrival [...]

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Is Mac Security Really 10 Years Behind Windows?

I’m not entirely sure you can trust Kaspersky to make claims about Apple’s security threats. It could easily be considered fear mongering, and an attempt to increase sales volumes of anti-virus software. But let’s be honest, if you can’t ask the industry professionals, who can you ask? The wrong problem Apple is actually dealing with [...]

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Apple will never combine OS X and iOS

OS X Mountain Lion has over 100 new features, many of which came from iOS. Does this mean that Apple will combine the Mac & iOS platforms? Nope. Mac learns from iOS, but will not become it Tim Cook: “Anywhere where that makes sense, we are going to move that over to Mac.” If it [...]

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SelfControl Keeps You Focused

Technology brings the best and worst inventions in the world. With that being said, I think it is safe to assume that everyone has dealt with the problem of getting distracted from the task at hand by email, Facebook, Twitter or what have you. As a college student around finals time, I find it hard [...]

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How To Know When To Buy Your Next Apple Product

Apple users are notoriously early adopters. We love new products. We all want the latest and greatest, and last years model feels so “last year”. We are driven by WHAT is coming and WHEN! I recently posted a few reasons Apple might have to keep their product dates under wraps. But that doesn’t change the [...]