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Apple Updates Logic Pro X With Performance and Stability Improvements

Posted on 26/07/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following the release of Logic Pro X on the Mac App Store just over a week ago, Apple has already released their first update for the new professional audio editing suite, adding a number of bug fixes, as well as general performance and stability improvements.


How to Quickly Hide a File or Folder on Your Mac (With a Single Terminal Command!)

Posted on 25/07/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Imagine this: You’re a consultant, and you have a client coming over to your office in 3 minutes You need to show them using your Mac – but you have sensitive stuff on your desktop you don’t want them to see – even the file names could be revealing! What do you do? Luckily, there’s a way out of this nightmare – and all it requires is a single, simple terminal command!


Apple Seeds 6th OS X 10.8.5 Beta (Build 12F26) to Developers

Posted on 25/07/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


Just one week after the previous OS X 10.8.5 beta was unleashed on developers, Apple has now begun seeding their 6th OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 beta. The update bears a build number of 12F26 – just three builds newer than the previous build. The minimal change in build numbers, and the decrease in time between updates suggests that Apple is likely nearly ready to release the update to the public.


Build Your Own 1984 Macintosh Out of LEGO!

Posted on 17/07/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


I love LEGO, especially custom builds – and this LEGO reproduction of the original 1984 Macintosh is one of the best I’ve seen. Created by Powerpig, it features the keyboard, mouse and even the ‘hello’ on the screen. Builds don’t get much better than this.


Thunderbolt Unleashed – A Comparative Review of PCIe Expansion Devices for Macs

Posted on 17/07/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


One great way to make use of your Mac’s Thunderbolt ports is by using a PCI Express expansion chassis, allowing you to hook up PCIe cards to your Mac, adding additional ports, powerful video processing cards, additional hard drives or SSDs, and more. We’ve compared three such units to help make the decision a bit easier!


How to Encrypt Your Mac’s Time Machine Backups

Posted on 17/07/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


Worried about the security of your Mac’s backups? If you use Apple’s Time Machine, built into the fabric of OS X, you can put those worries at rest – because Apple has a way of encrypting your Time Machine backups automatically! What’s more, setup is extremely simple – all you have to do is tick a checkbox!


All The Mac Startup Chimes Ever In One Video

Posted on 17/07/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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The startup chime is unique to the Mac, and while you might think it’s always been the same, it’s actually gone through quite a few changes over the years. From 1984 to now, this video, covers all the different chimes that Apple created for it’s Macs.


Mac Users Targeted by Fake FBI Notices from Ransomware Websites

Posted on 16/07/2013 by Chris Hauk


A method cyber-criminals have long used against Windows users, is now targeting Mac users.”Ransomware,” the hijacking of a user’s browser with a notice demanding a $300 payment to release control of the application, has long been the bane of Windows users, but Mac users have only rarely seen efforts such as this targeted against them.


Apple Lags Overall PC Market as U.S. PC Shipments Continue To Slip

Posted on 11/07/2013 by Chris Hauk


In Thursday, Gartner released its preliminary calculations of PC shipments for Q2 of 2013, and showed worldwide shipments falling by 11% over the year-ago quarter. The U.S. market performed better than the global market, but still showed a decline of 1.4%.


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