best window alternative software

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?

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gameboy emulator iphone ipad ipod

The Gameboy and Gameboy Advance were/are one of the best handheld gaming consoles ever made, in my opinion. And they were home to some of the best games ever made including Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Mario, Golden Sun and so many other awesome games.

With a Jailbroken iOS device, you can install a Gameboy Advance (GBA) emulator that will allow you to play all those amazing Gameboy games.

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jailbreak iOS 7

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 opens 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.

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change tag name mac

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.

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iflicks version 2

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.

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scan mac hardware

If you’re 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 multiple 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.

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turn off apple tv remote on Mac

The Apple TV remote uses infrared to control the Apple TV. However it’s not just the Apple TV that can receive infrared, your Mac can also be controlled by the infrared controller. When I first found out about this, I thought it was pretty cool. I used it to control iTunes for things like changing the song.

After a little while though this got a little annoying since from my couch position, it was controlling both my Apple TV and iMac. Pressing the play button and having a movie play on my Apple TV and a song start on my iMac just got annoying.

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