There’s no doubt that the default icons used throughout Mac OS X are indeed very eye pleasing. However looking at the same icons for months or years on end can get repetitive and old. In this article we’ll go over a few ways to spice up the look of the folder, file, application and dock icons.
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When you buy content from the iTunes store it is accessible from the Apple TV via iCloud without having to connect to your computer. However, when you convert the videos yourself to your iTunes Library those video will require that your Apple TV be able to connect with your iTunes Library, whether it be on a PC or Mac.
Setting up Home Sharing is different from simply using AirPlay. Instead of streaming your entire Mac screen to the Apple TV, it just streams the video or music. Also, there is no need to enable Airplay on your Mac and send the signal to your Apple TV. You can peruse the contents of your media collection from within the Apple TV, making finding that perfect Friday night movie easy to find from your couch.
When I first switched to Mac, I wasn’t sure which applications would be best suited to replace my Windows programs. Most of the programs that I used on my Windows PC didn’t have a Mac version and this led to trying to find the best alternative.
But how do you go about finding the best Windows alternative application when every company says theirs is the best?
The team at Evad3rs has released the jailbreak software for all devices running iOS 7. For those who’ve never jailbroken their iPhone, iPod or iPad before, jailbreaking opening your device up to a plethora of new features, functions and ability to customize its look and feel.
Most importantly however, you can turn your iPhone into working Gameboy. Yeah… Pokemon on your iPhone.
Tags was a feature added to Finder in Mavericks, and when used properly it’s a great way to trying to keep all your content organized and easy to find. The problem however, is that the tags themselves are not organized. You can tag something with the color red, but what does the color red represent?
Changing the name of the tag helps you remember what’s actually being tagged. Changing the color can emphasize the tag, for example; red is attention grabbing so maybe it would work well as the “Important” tag or deadline tag.
iFlicks, if you’re not already aware, is an awesome app that gets video artwork as well as meta data and then converts and imports your videos to iTunes. Way back when I first started this website, I did a review of iFlicks version 1. If you’ve read that review you know I really like iFlicks.
With the major update to iFlicks 2, we are getting a redesigned interface, better chapter and subtitle support and even faster processing… oh and my favorite new feature, it can now automatically get the squared TV artwork.
If you are having issues with your computer lagging, freezing or just plain being sluggish it may be a hardware issue. For instance when your hard drive starts to go, you may notice apps that used to just take a second to load now take half a minute, or you may see boot up times start taking minutes.
For most issues like this, the most common culprit is software. However when you’ve ruled out software as being the culprit, the next place you want to check is the hardware.