Secure Your Mac With Gatekeeper | Mac Basics

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Because it's designed to accommodate multiple users, easy networking and always-on connections, OS X is very secure, more so then a Windows PC. As we'll see, other users (and outsiders) have only the level of access that you grant them. However, this can be both a strength and vulnerability, in that you could be fooled into giving a rogue users or application access privileges. This is what happened with the Flashback Trojan in early 2012 (a … [Read more...]

Searching With Spotlight On Your Mac | Mac Basics

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When you need to find something on your Mac, there are several starting points. Which one is appropriate depends on how broadly you need to search. Apps that organise large amounts of related information, such as Calendar and iTunes, have a search bar built in. But sometimes you won't have a clue where something may be stored, and that's where OS X's Spotlight features comes in handy. In fact, Spotlight is the basis for searching across your … [Read more...]

How To View Files With Quick Look | Mac Basics

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You don't need to open an image or other file to take a quick look at it, thanks to built-in feature in OS X called - what else? - Quick Look. Simply click the file i the Finder to highlight it, then tap the spacebar to preview it. (Alternatively, you can press Command + Y, or go to File → Quick Look, or click the Action button - the one with the cog icon - in the Finder window top bar and select Quick Look. If you're using a trackpad, you can … [Read more...]

Mac Pro The Expandable Pro Machine | Mac Machine

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After nearly two years  of waiting, Apple's Pro customers finally got an upgrade in June 2012. But it wash't the Xeon E5 processor based machine that everyone was expecting. Instead, the current models got a minor speed bump and additional RAM for prices similar to those of the previous models. The base system is now a 3.2HGz quad-core rather than the 2.8GHz 12-core version, and is available for £2.049. You can get a 2.4GHz 12-core machine … [Read more...]

Another Big Changes On OSX Mountain Lion

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Mountain Lion boasts a number of improvements designed to help you work  faster and more efficiently. Foremost among these is Documents in the Cloud, which makes it easy to keep documents synced across your Mac and iOS devices. Apple apps like TextEdit, Pages, Numbers and Keynote have support built-in, and third-party developers can write the feature in. Launch TextEdit, for example, and go to File > Open. The dialogue shows the document … [Read more...]

Guide To The New Features in Finder App On Mac | Mac Features

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Every new version of OS X adds some enhancements and changes, and Mountain Lion is no exception. The Finder (the app you use to manage your files and folders) has seen some important changes to the way it works. They're all designed  to make it easier for you to use your Mac, and some will hit you at once if you've used previous versions of OS X, but not all are immediately obvious. That's why we've put together this guide to the new features in … [Read more...]

Auto Save and Versions,You Won’t Lose Your Work Again | Mac Basics

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Thank's to OS X, lost work could become a thing of the past. Barring catastrophic failure of the hard drive, you need no longer worry about losing stuff of things go wrong. This is because OS X now has two clever system built into it: Auto Save and Version. Provided you're using an app that has support for these two features built in, OS X automatically saves what you do as you go along. If you late decide you want to jump back to an older … [Read more...]

Best Applications for Mac in 2013

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During 2013,there are a lot of Mac applications that have been launched by the developer , whether new applications or updates apps which provide new features that make it feel as new applications . Here are 10 best applications for Mac according our opinion among 2013 : 1. 1Password 4 If you remember the 1 password 4 ,  one Password that would remember and also at the same time remembering all the passwords created on a Mac . 1Password 4 … [Read more...]

How To Customise Your Finder | Mac Setup & Preferences

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When you're new to OS X, or if you haven't used a Mac for quite some time, it can seem as if simple tasks require a bit more effort than you expect. For instance, keyboard shortcuts are listed next to common commands in the menu bar, but many have none. Not knowing how to use shortcuts can slow you down. Don't worry, though - you can still use the keyboard to access any menu, even if there's no obvious shortcut listed. The trick is knowing … [Read more...]

How To Master The Dashboard And Its Widgets | Mac Basics

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For carrying out simple tasks on your Mac, you can make use of Dashboard. This gives you access to a large selection of mini applications known as widgets. There area number of ways you can access Dashboard and its widgets, the easiest being to use the Launchpad icon in the Dock, or just press the F4 key. These actions open Dashboard and display a default selection of widgets. Bear in mind that the widgets you see initially are just a small … [Read more...]

Backing Up Your Files With Time Machine | Mac Basics

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Time machine is the default option for backup on every Mac running OS X since the introduction of Leopard (OS X 10.5) back in 2007. Although Time Machine wasn't the first backup software from Apple. It's probably safe to say it was the first serious application of its kind that the company has produced. As you'd expect, TIme Machine is integrated into the OS itself and is designed to be very straightforward to use. Connect a Mac-formated external … [Read more...]

How To Stay In Touch With Facebook in Your Mac | Mac Basics

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Social networking these days means staying in touch with friends and contacts anywhere, any time. We're used to tweeting or sharing snaps from our iPhones, But Mountain Lion now integrates social networking, making it easier than ever to share pictures or web pages via Flickr or Vimeo, post to Twitter and more. Here we'll focus on Facebook, but the principle are the same for the other social networks supported. Once you have Facebook … [Read more...]

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