Turn off Away Notifications

Turn off Away Notifications

Notifications in Mavericks now appear on your lock screen to show you items that happened while you were away. This new feature can be annoying, especially when you open your MacBook in a meeting, only to see multiple Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus notifications appear on your screen. Fortunately, you can correct this by opening(…)

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Turn off App Nap

Turn off App Nap

App Nap is a brand-new feature of Mavericks that reduces resources for apps in the background, in hopes that they will reduce power consumption. However, some apps may behave poorly with this new feature. If you notice erratic behavior from your backgrounded apps, you can turn off App Nap on a per-app basis by opening(…)

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Fixing Multiple Menubars and Spaces

Fixing Multiple Menubars and Spaces

One of the biggest potential annoyances with Mavericks and a second connected display is that the OS X Menubar is available on all displays, and not just the primary one. Fortunately, Apple has included a way to turn this off, and it fixes a second annoyance. To do this, visit System Preferences > Mission Control,(…)

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Safari Tips

Safari Tips

1. Cut through your bookmarks clutter Overwhelmed by bookmarks? The first step is to organize them into folders (Bookmarks > Add Bookmark Folder). The next step is to organize the bookmarks within the folders. It’s not hard if you use the Finder to alphabetize them. Go to your bookmarks window (Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks or Command-Option-B),(…)

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Aperture Glossary

additive color – Images with color elements derived from the light source itself. RGB is a common form of additive color. See also RGB. adjustment – Any change to the appearance of an image. See also brushed adjustment. Adobe RGB (1998) – A color profile commonly used for printing. See also color space. album – A type of(…)

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iMovie Tips

iMovie Tips

Get Your Touch On Apple may not feel that touchscreen computers are in its future, but they aren’t shy about adding multitouch gestures to their desktop apps for laptop users and those of us rocking a Magic Trackpad. iMovie ’11 is no exception, and features a trio of such gestures. The first multitouch tip enables(…)

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iPhoto Tips

iPhoto Tips

1. Full Screen Image Editing Click images to embiggen Use this feature to remove the clutter of the Desktop, Menu Bar, Dock and other photos by editing a photo in Full Screen mode. To enter full screen editing mode, you have three options: Option #1: Select a photo to edit. in the Menu Bar select(…)

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Final Cut Pro Tips

1. Gamma setting A couple of versions ago, FCP added a gamma settings preference (User Preferences / Editing). This lets you compensate for gamma differences in graphics created on other platforms. Ever since FCP7, we have found that the best setting to use is 2.2 (the native gamma of PCs). “Source” and other options don’t(…)

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Logic Pro X Tips

Logic Pro X Tips

Tip 1 – Notes The Notes feature in Logic can be really useful when going back to an unfinished project or when sending a project to somebody else. Very handy for writing mix notes or to do lists. You can write notes for the project or for a track. We’ll do a track. Select the(…)

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Pages Tips

Pages Tips

Pages is a word processing application developed by Apple. It is part of a productivity suite called iWork along with both Keynote and Numbers, and is recognised for its user-friendly, intuitive interface. With Pages, you can create professional-looking documents that are compatible with other word processing software such as Microsoft Word and OpenOffice. Additionally, each(…)

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Keynote Tips

Keynote Tips

For many people, presentations are overwhelming. They struggle with the delivery or design of the slides, and the result is a mess that bores audiences. Taking cues from Apple’s iconic production introductions, we can learn a lot about how to showcase your important slides. In this tutorial I’ll share five tips, to use with Apple’s(…)

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Numbers Tips

Numbers Tips

How to Format Cells According to Your Needs One of the most common issues of Numbers (which is also present on MS Excel) is the way the application handles fields with numbers that are not always intended to be seen as numerical values. Take the example of screenshots shown below, where I typed 002715 but(…)

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GarageBand Tips

GarageBand Tips

The new GarageBand features are impressive. You can fix your guitarist’s inability to keep a beat. You can extend that final note of your song. You can even keep track of your progress as you learn the guitar or keyboards. But before you get the guitar, keyboards or mics out, it’s actually helpful if you(…)

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iOS Safari Tips

iOS Safari Tips

Smart search field Safari on iOS 7 has a unified “smart search field” that allows you to type the url of the website or search for text. When you start typing, it displays the top url hit, suggestions from Google Search or your favorite search engine, your Bookmarks and history, and results of the text search on the(…)

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Locating Thunderbolt and display adapters

Locating Thunderbolt and display adapters

Thunderbolt or display accessories may be packaged in your new computer’s document folder. This is the case if your computer is listed below and you ordered it from the Apple Online Store: MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch and 15-inch, Early 2013) MacBook Air (11-inch and 13-inch, Mid 2012)(…)

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Mac Tips and Tricks

Mac Tips and Tricks

Get Mac Tips and Tricks right on to your Mac OS X Dashboard. ↓ Download

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Hidden Wallpapers

Hidden Wallpapers

Mavericks tucks away 43 high-res images which it offers as screensaver options, and you can use as your wallpaper if you know where to look. The huge wave image used as the default wallpaper for OS X Mavericks is certainly striking, but if you don’t harbor any particular affinity toward surfing, or the ocean in(…)

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Dashboard Hacks

Dashboard Hacks

A Dashboard Dilemma When you look at the Dashboard of the average Mac user, it’s likely empty and never used, or overwhelmingly full of sports-news feeds and sticky-notes. Sometimes you see festive Christmas lights as well! Surely, there must be more to the Dashboard than this. The dashboard was never meant for this! Well, hopefully(…)

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OS X Tutorials

OS X Tutorials

Learn more about  Mac OS X: Installation, Finder, Preview, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, iDVD, iChat, iCal, Mail, Safari, Address Book, Exposé, Dock, Dashboard, Customizing Your Mac, Keyboard Shortcuts, and so much more…right from your Mac OS X Dashboard. ↓ Download

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DashboardGames

DashboardGames

Get awesome Game Widgets right from your Mac OS X Dashboard. ↓ Download  

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Safari Web Inspector

Safari Web Inspector

Web Inspector is an open source web development tool built into Safari that makes it easy to prototype, optimize, and debug your web content on iOS and OS X. Note: As a web developer, you are encouraged to live on the bleeding edge. Download the latest WebKit Nightly, the developmental branch of Safari. It contains experimental, developer-facing(…)

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OS X Mavericks Tips

OS X Mavericks Tips

Finder The gesture to show the Desktop by holding down your thumb and spreading with three fingers has been reworked to allow for a gradual activation. Try this by holding down four fingers and slowly spreading to show the Desktop. In Mavericks, there is a new character popover to access emoji and other special characters.(…)

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OS X Mavericks Wallpapers

OS X Mavericks Wallpapers

Abstract Death Valley Desert Foxtail barley Mountain range Rolling waves Foggy forest Underwater

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Upgrade to OS X Mavericks for Free

Upgrade to OS X Mavericks for Free

For the first time, you can upgrade your Mac to the latest release of OS X for free. Just click the Mac App Store icon on your Mac. Download OS X Mavericks. And your Mac does the rest. Follow these steps to begin your upgrade. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)(…)

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iCloud Help

iCloud Help

Get iCloud Help right in to your Mac OS X Dashboard ! ↓ Download  

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