How To Lock Your Mac Like in Windows

It was in class when I realised that I need to lock my Mac when I had to go to the bathroom, but couldn’t because I didn’t know how to. I didn’t mean a physical lock, but locking my system from other people. Windows has a function that you could just hit Windows Key + L, and your system would be locked, meaning you’d have to enter a password before you can use your computer. So I poked around, and

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Best Macbook Sleeve Review – What’s The Top Sleeve for Macbooks?

Here was the situation: I had a new 13″ MacBook Pro (the unibody ones) and no case to carry it around with because the MacBook sleeve that I ordered hadn’t arrived yet. I did not want to place it in my bag naked, because there were keys, pens and who knows what else that would scratch it. I also didn’t want to buy a MacBook case from the Apple store because I knew I could get a better variety and

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How To Use Rsync on the Mac – A Backup Solution Better Than Time Machine?

After getting my Mac set up properly, I was pretty concerned about getting my backups done. Backups are so crucial (Global Backup Survey), especially since everything’s stored electronically these days. Previously, I used to use FolderClone on Windows, but on the Mac, I wondered what options were available to me. Time Machine was pretty popular, and came out of the box, but I didn’t like how there wasn’t any control with Time Machine. It was great for normal use, but

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How To Increase Productivity And Simplify Tasks on the Mac With Automator

Automator is a great application that comes with the Mac. Built on AppleScript, it’s a way to automate tedious chores. Best of all, it comes with my Macbook! I was blown away when I first tried Automator and loved it since. You can achieve the same thing on Windows, but you’ll probably need a bunch of software and so much more time to accomplish the same thing. Seriously. Need to rename a bunch of files? Need to change the extension

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An Affordable Professional Mouse Pad – The SteelSeries QCK Mouse Pad Review

I never saw the need for mouse pads – after all, my mouse worked perfectly on my table-top. Or so I thought. Turns out though, that mouse pads may be a good idea even though your mouse can track well without it, because otherwise, your desk surface will probably get worn out. Just look at my table surface below. You can see the area is showing signs of wear, which isn’t very significant, but spoils how my table looks. One

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How To Import Mail From Outlook into Apple Mail

Importing mail from Outlook on the PC to Apple Mail on the Mac might not be really straightforward. There’s no Mail Migration Assistant or anything like that, but at least there’s a free and simple way of migrating all your Outlook mail to your Mac! As you may know, Outlook on the PC uses a .pst file to store your mailboxes. This is a proprietary Microsoft format (as with most Microsoft file formats), and so you need a converter. There

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How To Open Microsoft Office Documents in VMWare Fusion By Default

As much as I’d like to have a homogeneous operating system environment, it’s just not possible because of incompatible file formats or programs. So I have a virtualised copy of Windows running together with OSX on my Macbook Pro, which takes care of any programs or files needing Windows. One thing I like about VMWare Fusion is the Unity View, which allows me to run Windows applications within OSX. I tried running Mac Office 2008, but it’s HORRIBLY slow, and

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