The Top Free Backup/Sharing Service (With Some Ingenius and Creative Ideas!)

I wasn’t a Dropbox convert until recently, because I didn’t understand what the big deal was with it, but I’ve tried it recently because of a school project, and it’s like I’ve seen the light! When I first signed up for the service (it’s free), I just used the web-based interface. However, I needed to share files, and the web-based interface was just too clunky. It was just after one day that I installed the Windows application. Normally, I have

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How To Rotate Images or Pictures On Mac OSX

I was trying to rotate images on the Mac, and was getting annoyed at the apparent lack of functionality to do so. In Windows, you could rotate images in Explorer and in Windows Preview after you’ve opened up the file. On Mac OSX, the Preview app doesn’t come with the “rotate” buttons visible by default. What you need to do is to right-click on the Preview menubar (like in the screenshot), and select “Customise Toolbar”. There, you’ll find the elusive

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Why I Chose To Switch To Mac OS Over Windows 7?

So several people have asked me why I made the change to Mac OS, from being a Windows user for over 2 decades. Here’s why: 1. A more functional laptop I wanted a new laptop. I narrowed it down to a Lenovo, Sony or Macbook. 2 years ago, I wouldn’t even consider the Macbook, but these days the Macbooks come with a very functional touchpad, a gorgeous screen, and very comfortable keyboard. Not only that, it’s unibody design meant less

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How To Resolve Kernel Panics in Mac OSX

I had the fantastic opportunity to be the lucky recipient of kernel panics on my Macbook Pro that happen once every 24-48 hours. I’ve been trying to troubleshoot and resolve the kernel panic, because as you can imagine, it’s extremely counter-productive. I finally resolved it by removing a wonky KEXT (kernel extension) that turned out to be the culprit – turns out it was USBOverdrive’s KEXT, and this all started when I used USBOverDrive to configure my bluetooth mouse because

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How To Remove/Uninstall KEXTs In Mac OSX

KEXTs are Kernel Extensions, and I realised that a program that I installed in the past (SteerMouse) had left its KEXT behind even though I uninstalled the program. You can see the list of KEXTs in your system at /System/Library/Extensions/, but do note that Mac OSX only loads whichever KEXT is needed. As you can’t just delete the KEXT from within Finder, I had to find out how to remove it. Turns out it’s just one command in Terminal: rm

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4 Months After Switching Over From Windows To A Mac

Surprisingly, the transition from a Windows to a Mac wasn’t as jarring as I had thought, and it turned out to be pretty uneventful. It’s been 4 months since I bought my Macbook Pro, and the overall experience’s fantastic, save for 2 cases. 1. Windows-only Applications I deal with Windows-only applications that do not have alternatives on the Mac, and the only way to run these is in a virtualised Windows environment on my Mac (I use VMWare for this).

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How To Make and Run Batch Files In Terminal In Mac OSX

I use batch files sometimes when I was using Windows because it saves a lot of time when you need to run a batch of commands frequently. With a batch file, you save all the commands into one file, and just run the batch file, instead of your gazillion commands individually. I was facing the same situation in Mac OSX when I realised that I didn’t know how to create a batch file in Mac OSX. Turns out it’s pretty

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