TagMac OSX

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

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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...

How To Rotate Images or Pictures On Mac OSX

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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...

How To Resolve Kernel Panics in Mac OSX

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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...

How To Remove/Uninstall KEXTs In Mac OSX

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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...

4 Months After Switching Over From Windows To A Mac

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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...

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

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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...

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