How to Create a Smart Folder in Mac OS

by Sep 07, 2011

Have you ever found yourself looking for a particular set of files that are either named similarly or are of the same file type? Rather than perform a search in Mac OS to locate these files each time you want to access them, you have the option of creating a Smart Folder to simplify this…Continue Reading

How to Reclaim Precious Hard Drive Space with Monolingual on Your Mac

Aug 30, 2011 No Comments

Do you speak Afrikaans? How about Assamesse? Chances are you don’t. Well your Mac does a great job of offering these two languages and more…all at a cost of a couple hundred megabytes of space. Storage Space is Limited Whether your Mac runs on an SSD or a regular hard drive, storage space is always…Continue Reading

How to Share iCal Calendars Online

Aug 29, 2011 No Comments

If your life revolves around a calendar, chances are that you probably would like to keep your family and friends updated about upcoming events. This is specially helpful if you have a large extended family with a lot of events. With iCal on your Mac you have the ability to publish/share your calendars with whomever…Continue Reading

How to Create a New Desktop in Mac OS Lion

Aug 16, 2011 2 Comments

In Mac OS Lion, Apple introduced Mission Control which is a mix of Spaces and Expose. In Mission Control you have the ability to create multiple desktops that allow you to group applications into different desktops. So, if you are working on a graphic design project you can have a desktop that contains photoshop, an…Continue Reading

How to Create an External Lion Recovery Disk

Aug 11, 2011 3 Comments

If your Mac OS X Lion hard drive fails and you wish to restore a Time Machine backup to a hard drive without Lion, your only chance of survival is to stop by a Genius Bar or use an external recovery disk. However, chances are that you don’t have an external recovery disk because your…Continue Reading

How to Get the Classic Layout in Mail for Mac OS Lion

Aug 10, 2011 No Comments

Lion shipped with a slew of features that brought a lot of the iPad’s user interface to the Mac, specifically Mac OS apps like Mail, Calendar and Contacts. However, not all users may want this new look particularly when it affects applications like Mail which are used religiously everyday. If you would like to bring…Continue Reading

How to Customize Finder’s Sidebar Items in Mac OS X

Aug 09, 2011 No Comments

Do you frequent certain files and folders on your Mac and want to save some time? Customize the Finder Sidebar Finder in Mac OS sports a sidebar on the left which provides you with shortcuts to frequently accessed locations on your Mac. However, if you access a specific folder frequently or want to include other…Continue Reading

How to Align Mac OS Desktop Icons to the Grid

Aug 08, 2011 No Comments

Have you ever found that moving icons around on your Mac’s desktop leaves with an unaligned mess of shortcuts and files? This can also happen when you switch monitors or reboot your Mac.To avoid this all you have to do is tell Mac OS to automatically align desktop icons to the grid. Aligning icons to…Continue Reading

How to Control Startup Applications in Mac OS

Aug 03, 2011 No Comments

Is your Mac booting up slowly? It could be that you are using the new Resume feature in Lion or you simply have a lot of applications that launch at boot up. If your situation is the latter, there’s a very simple solution – disable the applications you’re not using right away from starting at…Continue Reading

How to Back Up Your Mac with CarbonCopyCloner

Aug 01, 2011 No Comments

In previous articles I’ve shown you how to back up your Mac with Time Machine and Super Duper, two fantastic approaches to safeguarding files from your Mac. In this guide I will show you yet another application that will enable you to keep your files secured on external hard drives and network locations. Carbon Copy…Continue Reading

How to Associate Your Apple ID with Your Mac in Lion

Jul 29, 2011 No Comments

In Lion Apple introduced a new feature which allows users to associate their Apple ID’s with their user accounts on the Mac. This new feature allows for Apple ID authentication of files in Mac OS X. This makes it a more robust and secure method of sharing files using Macs. To learn how to associate…Continue Reading

How to Use Custom Background Colors in Mac OS X Lion

Jul 28, 2011 No Comments

One of Lion’s new features brings custom colors to desktop backgrounds in Mac OS X. In previous versions you were only allowed to use one of the provided solid colors which didn’t really give users many options when it came to customizing the background’s color. Luckily Lion takes care of that and in this guide…Continue Reading

How to Change Mail’s Font in Mac OS X Lion

Jul 27, 2011 No Comments

If you use Mac OS Xs Mail app to manage your email you may find the default font size for messages and the message list is too small. Fortunately there are plenty of options to customize the font in Mail. In this guide I will show you how to modify Mail’s font to suite your…Continue Reading