Sunday, December 11, 2011

How To Change Lion's New Mail Back To Classic Mode



Quick tutorial from our Youtube page on how to switch Mail back to Classic Mode. Some people don't seem to like the new Mail in Lion. This will quickly allow you to change you Mail back to Classic View. If you want to try it out it is very easy to switch back.

Mac App Store: Brightness Slider

Brightness Slider is a pretty cool App on the Mac App Store. It adds an icon to the menu bar that allows you to adjust you brightness very quickly with you mouse.

This App is available for free, which is awesome. I've been trying it out for a few days and I keep wondering why this was not included in Lion.

Brightness Slider - ACT Productions

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Create A Lion Recovery Disk: Easy Disk Repair And Recovery

Apple has officially released the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant. It is a very small download and is a full Recovery Disk. While you can not install Lion directly from the Disc, you can repair your hard drive with it. If fact you can do quite a bit. With the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant you can reinstall Lion, repair the disk using Disk Utility, restore from a Time Machine backup, browse the web with Safari, and more.


This is a free download from Apple and everyone should have one of these discs lying around just in case they ever need it. One can never be to careful. Click on the link below to download and install Lion Recovery Disk Assistant. Do it now!!!




Lion Recovery Disk Assistant

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

How To Download OSX Lion 10.7 On Your Mac



This morning Apple has released OSX Lion for your Mac. Updating you computer to OSX Lion is very easy. Apple is no longer selling OSX Lion as a physical disc anymore. You now can download the new Operating System from the Mac App Store. The cost of OSX Lion is $29.99, which is a great price for a whole new operating system. To download the update you must have OSX Snow Leopard installed along with all the latest updates. After that you can just head to the Mac App Store and hit the Buy App button under OSX Lion. Let the installer do its thing and bam you got OSX Lion!!! Click on the link below to download OSX Lion Now!!!






OS X Lion - Apple®

Friday, June 17, 2011

How To Put Your Mac To Sleep With Your Apple Remote

No one likes having to get up to turn off your computer. With the amount of people using their computer as a personal entertainment center, it has become the new TV. When your falling asleep in bed and you want to turn off your computer it's easy. All you have to do is hold the play/pause button for about 2 seconds and the computers will go to sleep. Thats it!!!


Pick Up Your Own Remote Here!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mac App Store Overview

We have all heard of the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Yet not everyone has had a chance to check out the brand new Mac App Store. The Mac App Store makes it just as easy to download all of your favorite Apps for your Mac computer. Anyone with Snow Leopard can use the Mac App Store, all you have to do is download the latest updates to your Mac then your ready to go!


All you need in order to download Apps from the Mac App Store is an Apple ID. This is the same log in you use in the iTunes Store and the App Store on your iPhone. This means you can now download Apps for you iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch all with one log in making it super easy to get all the Apps you want.


The Mac App Store is divided in to five main tabs. These are Featured, Top Charts, Categories, Purchased, and Updates. This makes the Mac App Store very easy to navigate and find the Apps you want. You can see what is popular both in the Paid Apps area and the Free Apps area. The amount of free quality Apps is astonishing. You can find Apps that you will use every day that you don't have to pay a dime for. The Updates Tab will notify you if there are any updates available for any of your Apps, so that your Apps all stay completely up to date.


One problem some people run into when they buy themselves a new computer is getting all of the applications onto their new Mac. In the Mac App Store you have the Purchased Tab. This allows you to easily download all the applications you bought in the past quickly to your new Mac. This makes it easier then ever to get your new Mac up and running. The Mac App Store is one of the best things to come out for the Mac in the last few years. Check it out now!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

How To Remove Mac Protector / Mac Defender

What is Mac Protector / Mac Defender:
Lot's of people have been having problems lately with a program called Mac Protector or Mac Defender. This program is considered Malware or a Virus, Do not download this program. The goal of Mac Protector / Mac Defender is to trick you into thinking you have a virus so you will download the application, do not fall for this trick. If you happen to be one of the unfortunate people who did download Mac Protector / Mac Defender you will find a guide below that should remove the application from your computer. Feel free to post any question in the comments.

How To remove MacProtector / Mac Defender:
  1. First step is to click the Spotlight magnifying glass icon (top right of the screen) or press cmd + Space.
  2. Now type in Activity Monitor and press Enter.
  3. In the list, click on MacProtector / Mac Defender.
  4. Click the Quit Process button.
  5. Click Force Quit.
  6. Now go to your Applications folder.
  7. Delete the MacProtector / Mac Defender file by dragging it into the trash and then empty the trash.
  8. Click the Apple icon in the top left of the screen, then click System Preferences.
  9. Click Accounts, under system.
  10. Now click on your username on the left.
  11. Click the Login Items tab, these are the items that run when your computer starts.
  12. If MacProtector / Mac Defender is there click on it, then click the minus (-) button.
  13. Now your all done, if everything went correctly you are now free of Mac protector / Mac Defender.

By default, when you click on a downloadable link in Safari, your Mac will automatically download, save it, and then open it. For websites that contain malware this is not good. It is a good idea to disable Automatic File Opening in Safari to prevent things like this from happening. Here is how:
  1. Open Safari.
  2. In the top left of the screen click the Safari menu, then click on Preferences.
  3. There are a few tabs at the top, Click the General tab.
  4. Your going to want to uncheck the "Open 'safe' files after downloading" option. (Picture Below)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

iPad 2: Release Date










The iPad 2 was announced by Apple a few days ago. The official release date is March 11, 20011 at 5:00pm. To get your hands on one your gonna have to show up early at your local Apple retailer. Below is a clip from the Apple Keynote given on the iPad2.




Sunday, February 27, 2011

iWork: How To Save A Pages File With An Office Compatible Extension



This is a short tutorial on how to save your Pages file so that it can be opened by Microsoft Office. This is especially helpful if you are sharing files between a mac and a PC. The extension that is used by Microsoft Office is (.doc). Almost all word processing applications can open this extension.

OSX
iWork: Paages

Saturday, February 26, 2011

5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of MobileMe


5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of MobileMe

1. Use Your Email Aliases
Everyone who uses MobileMe gets a default email address (username@me.com). One great feature of MobileMe is that you get to have multiple email aliases. This is great because you can make an alias for anything. An example would be to have a spam email address to give out to sites that make you register. That way you don't have to get a million annoying emails. You can also make one for your business or organization. All of the email aliases you create will show up just like a normal email, but you can disable or delete the address at any time. Great for keeping spam down.

2. Use iDisk To Its Full Potential
iDisk is part of the MobileMe apps that you get. It allows you to upload any file to be stored in the cloud so you can access it from any computer in the world. There is also an app called iDisk on the App Store available for free to all MobileMe members, this app can be installed on your iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. Remember that iDisk is perfect for those really big files that you want to share with your friends.

3. Host Your Website Using MobileMe
With MobileMe you can host your own website with custom domain name. All you have to do is buy a domain from GoDaddy or another site. Follow the MobileMe instructions on how to install the custom domain name and blam, you got your own website. This is a free and easy way to host your own website. Plus MobileMe is built to work with iWeb. iWeb is part of the iLife suite that comes preinstalled on all Mac computers.

4. Use Gallery
Gallery is yet another app that comes with MobileMe. You can use Gallery to upload all of your pictures, videos, and music online. This works great as a small backup or a great way to share you media with your friends. The Gallery app is available on The App Store for your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone. You can make your galleries public or private depending on who you want to see it.

5. Back Up Your Contacts and Calenders
One of the greatest things about MobileMe is that it will automatically backup and share all of your contacts and calendars with all of your devices. It will back them up to the cloud for storage. This means that you can access your contacts and calenders from any computer in the world. This is most excellent because anytime you get a new device MobileMe will automatically copy your contacts onto it. Also if you add a new contact to your iPhone, MobileMe will add that contact to all of your other devices. When it comes to your Calender MobileMe is great. You can share your calender with your friends or coworkers to so they can know what your doing and when.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

How To Adjust Your Macs Audio Properties



The above is a quick tutorial on how to adjust your Mac's audio properties. This is very useful for hooking your computer up to HDTVs and Audio Interfaces. When your having a problem with your audio output or input this is going to be the place to check your settings.

System Properties> Sound

OSX 10.6

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How To Consolidate Your iTunes Media Into One Folder




This video will show you how to consolidate you iTunes Library into one folder. This will keep everything organized and in order. iTunes will do all the work for you with just a few mouse clicks. This also makes it easier to back up your hard earned iTunes media.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

iPhone 4 Price Per a Month: AT&T vs Verizon

Here is a comparison of AT&T vs Verizon. The price difference is only $5 dollars. The cost for 450 minutes is the exact same, but with AT&T you get to keep your rollover minutes. With Verizon you have to pay an extra $5 dollars for data, but you get unlimited. With AT&T you get 2GB for $25 dollars. One thing to remember is that after you get past 2GB on Verizon they will throttle your speeds. You will get double the amount of text messages on AT&T vs Verizon for the price of $10.

Some things to remember:
  • Verizon does not allow you to talk and surf the web.
  • Verizon only supports 3 way calling while AT&T supports up to 5.
  • Verizon can not place a call on hold.
  • Currently only the Verizon iPhone will support WiFi hotspot