Mac OS X Tips & Tricks

Are you looking to get the most out of Mac OS X Leopard?  The following article houses all of the information you’re ever going to need to have the optimum productivity with your Mac OS X Leopard system.  Note that some of these tips were also tested on OS X Tiger, so even if you aren’t ready to make the move to Leopard (what’s stopping you?) you can still get the function you need with the space and energy saving techniques listed in this article. 1 – Organize Photos With Smart Albums Creating a Smart Album enables iPhoto to automatically create folders based on specific photo criteria such as rating, date, title or even more shutterbug-intensive stats like camera model or focal length. Simply click the Add button located in iPhoto’s bottom-left-corner, and click New Smart Album. 2 – Push…

89 Best PC Tips – Security

Over the course of the next couple of days, I’m going to post quite a few articles in relation to the 89 best PC tips. This will include everything from Audio, iTunes, Email, Productivity, Mac OS X Tips & Tricks, Security, Travel, Video, the Web and even Media in general! This is a very well thought out and well written list originally from Laptop Mag. I enjoyed reading this article so much that I decided it was worth re-publishing. All of the original copyrights are in place, the next series of articles, titled 89 best PC tips, are completely credited to LaptopMag! The following series of tips is in complete dedication to Security. #1 – Avoid Slowdowns To protect your data, you need not only an antivirus program, but also a firewall and an antispyware program. The overhead of this…

Productivity

Over the course of the next couple of days, I’m going to post quite a few articles in relation to the 89 best PC tips. This will include everything from Audio, iTunes, Email, Productivity, Mac OS X Tips & Tricks, Security, Travel, Video, the Web and even Media in general! This is a very well thought out and well written list originally from Laptop Mag. I enjoyed reading this article so much that I decided it was worth re-publishing. All of the original copyrights are in place, the next series of articles, titled 89 best PC tips, are completely credited to LaptopMag! The following series of tips is in complete dedication to Productivity. #1 – Translate words in Microsoft word. Parlez vous francais? Habla espanol? No? Well, Microsoft Office does. The U.S. version includes spelling and grammar checkers not only…

Mac OS X Leopard

I’ve finally upgraded the Mac to OS X Leopard.  I have to say that I’m really enjoying it so far.  As far as functions are concerned it’s really no different than OS X Tiger, but visually it’s gorgeous.  The new dock blows my mind, the speed has also increased.  I didn’t lose anything during the upgrade, which is a plus, but I’m noticing that programs are also loading a lot quicker than they were in the past.  I don’t know if Leopard has anything to do with that but it seems to be working that way for me so I’ll happily take the upgrade.  Usage right now, with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash and a few other programs running is only at 10% and for 1GB of ram, that’s pretty damn amazing for me.  I do intend to upgrade the RAM at…

Hopefully soon.

I’m waiting for UPS to get here. Sean’s aunt ordered a computer this past weekend and to save on shipping and taxes she had it sent down here. She’ll be here tomorrow evening anyway so it kind of made sense to do it that way anyway. I was a bit surprised by the purchase, she ordered it from Costco and was able to pick up a 17″ HP Laptop for $599. When you factor in your Costco membership, the two-day only sale and other key factors, you have to admit that it was a bit of a steal. For me, however, I’ve also been poking around. I do enjoy the HP brands, they’re the only ones whom have really worked for me over the course of the last couple years, laptop wise. I went looking around their website and came…

Gateway – T2330 Laptop

I’m still looking around for an Intel based PC that’s going to give me the ability to install the Mac OSX. I know it may be easier to just go out and purchase a $2200 Macbook Pro but why would I want to spend that kind of money when I can get the same statistics in a $600 windows based laptop? So the one I found was an Intel Pentium Dual-Core, 15.4″ screen, 2GB Ram, 160 GB hard drive, 128 Graphics, and 4 USB ports. Considering my main concern is the Intel processor and at least 2GB of ram. I figure I’ll be able to run OS X Leopard with no problems at all. I have the installation disk for it, it came with the iMac, I just don’t want to upgrade from OS X Tiger yet – that’s all….