Posts Tagged ‘osx’

How To Make Ubuntu A perfect Mac File Server and Time Machine Volume

How To Make Ubuntu A perfect Mac File Server and Time Machine Volume

There is no beating Time Machine when it comes to backing up your Mac system. I use both windows and Mac on a daily basis and like to backup all my data to an Ubuntu server. There are many cross-platform softwares that allow you to do so, but I really wanted to stick to...

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Writing on NTFS volume in Snow Leopard – MacFuse

Writing on NTFS volume in Snow Leopard – MacFuse

I found it the hard way that the windows compatible external drive (NTFS formatted) is read only in Snow Leopard. Mac OS X 10.4 and higher can only read and not write to NTFS format volume. Among other messy ways to make NTFS volumes writable, easiest is to install MacFuse. As per the description...

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AdBlock for Safari 64-Bit – Safari Adblocker

AdBlock for Safari 64-Bit – Safari Adblocker

Safari Adblocker is a must-have plugin for anyone using Safari. It is based on the famous Adblock Plus addon for firefox. People using Adblock on earlier version of Safari running on Leopard found that update to Snow Leopard comes with 64-bit version of Safari and the Safari Adblock doesn’t work with it anymore. You...

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Quick Image Labeling using Preview – Snow Leopard

Quick Image Labeling using Preview – Snow Leopard

Often times we have to quickly resize an image, mark and add labels to a picture and then import it in some word processor like MS Word or Latex. Preview, the versatile document viewer for snow leopard has a very neat feature called Annotate to quickly facilitate such an editing. Preview supports all the...

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Maximize your Laptop Battery Performance and Life – Acer, Apple, Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo

Maximize your Laptop Battery Performance and Life – Acer, Apple, Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo

It is a very common query as to how the notebook batteries be handled to maximize their performance in terms of backup time as well as battery life. I recently researched for best battery usage habits. A few smart tricks and you can extract maximum out of your battery! hmmm…….Laptop battery? Laptop batteries...

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Blogging on Snow Leopard – MacJournal

Blogging on Snow Leopard – MacJournal

It is a great feature and now I will share it with you guys. MacJournal offers you rich text editor environment and lets you write and save the draft even when you are offline and upload it later on. Also, this way you have an offline backup of all your posts! I really like...

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(Free and not so Free) Must Have Mac Apps – Snow Leopard

(Free and not so Free) Must Have Mac Apps – Snow Leopard

Incidentally, lifehacker cannot afford mac, but babyhacker can! So, here is the list of useful applications for mac users. These apps work well in snow leopard and work just the same way for leopard or tiger users. 1. Anxiety (freeware) – Its a lightweight to-do manager and allows you to sync your to-do list...

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Free DVD ripping in Snow Leopard, Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10

Free DVD ripping in Snow Leopard, Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10

There are several video transcoding softwares available online and among the ones I have used, I have found Handbrake to be the best. Handbrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multithreaded, multiplatform video transcoder–you can use it on Mac, Windows and Linux. The conversion is quite fast–around 30 minutes for a full-feature film (around 1.5-3...

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