Best tips and tricks for Spotlight searches in OS X

Spotlight tips and tricks for OS X on the Apple Mac

Many Mac users regard Spotlight as one of the Apple Mac’s best features and this OS X component provides a wide range of functions, from searches to definitions. Here’s how to get more from it.

How to customise the Launchpad screen in OS X on the Mac

Launchpad in OS X on the Apple Mac

Launchpad is that cool feature in OS X that makes it look like iOS. It shows a grid of icons, which makes it really easy to open apps. Learn how to customise the Launchpad screen with Terminal commands.

Get more out of Quick Look on the Apple Mac

Quick Look is a useful feature for previewing files on the Apple Mac, you can select a file, hit spacebar and see the contents, but there is more to it and here are features you might not know.

How to upgrade OS X on your Mac using a combo update

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There is more than one way to update OS X on the Apple Mac and instead of going to the Update tab in the Mac App Store you could use the combo updater instead. Here are the advantages.

How to configure the share menu with the best options in OS X

Share photos, website URLs, text and other items on social networking websites

We take many features in OS X on the Apple Mac for granted. Take the Share options for example. Are they the best? The only ones? Are there more? Have you configured them? Here is a guide.

Call up a handy keyboard assistant on the Apple Mac

Typing on the Apple MacBook, one of the thinnest computers

Where is the hash (#) key on the Apple Mac? Do you know how to type as tilde (~)? What can you do when there isn’t a key for the symbol you want? Get keyboard assistance.

Weather Dock free Mac app puts weather forecasts in the Dock

Everyone dreams of clear blue skies, but will it rain instead? Get a weather forecast!

The Dock on the Apple Mac is normally full of unexciting static icons, but they don’t have to be dull. You could have a live animated weather forecast. Here’s a free app that does just that.

How to set Mac backgrounds for the login screen

Brighten up the desktop on the Apple Mac with a new background image

Setting the Mac desktop background is easy enough, but how do you set the Mac wallpaper for the login screen? There is no obvious way to do this, but with the right tool it can be done quite easily.

Three ways to fix disk errors and repair permissions in OS X

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Don’t let small disk problems grow into big ones on the Apple Mac. Fix them before they become serious and begin to affect performance and reliability. Here are three methods you can use.

How to avoid emailing the wrong person in Mac Mail

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Many people have more than one email address and it is easy to accidentally send a message or reply to the wrong account. However, there is a simple tweak in Mail on the Mac that can prevent it.

Pin tabs in Safari and save your favourite websites

Safari is the default web browser on the Apple Mac is is a favourite of many Mac users

Do you have several favourite websites that you regularly visit every day? One way to make them easier to access is to add them as bookmarks, but there is a better way. Pin them in Safari.

Clean up your Mac and boost the speed with Dr Cleaner Elite

Clean up, sweep up, scrub and polish to make like new

We all want a faster computer, especially when it it old and not quite the latest specification, but what can you do? Dr. Cleaner Elite can help speed up your Mac by cleaning and optimising.

Review - Trend Micro App Cleaner for the Apple Mac

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Trend Micro has a new utility that is designed to thoroughly clean the system when you uninstall apps you no longer need on OS X. Just how good is it and will it keep your Mac’s disk clean?

Preview web pages before you go there in Safari on the Mac

The Apple MacBook is a popular choice of computer for home and work.

Most web pages have links on them and some have a lot. The question is, are they worth visiting? What if you could peek at them without actually going there. You can! Here’s how to do it in Safari.

How to capture difficult screenshots on the Apple Mac

Taking screenshots is easy and there are several key combinations that save the whole screen or part of it to disk as an image file. Some screenshots appear impossible, but there are ways to take them.

Stop Apple Mac Store annoyances with these tweaks

Don't let your Apple Mac drive you nuts! Take control of the Mac App Store and configure it to work better

The Mac App Store is a handy way to find and install software on your computer and it is also a source of OS X updates. However, it has annoying features too, but you can easily solve them with these tweaks.

How to cover your tracks with Safari on the Mac

Clear your browser's history to keep safe and secure

Your internet activities are tracked in several ways when you use a web browser, but sometimes you don’t want to leave traces behind as you browse the web. These techniques will cover your tracks.

Power users - run apps with higher privileges on the Mac

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Running apps in standard mode on the Apple Mac is fine and is recommended, most of the time. However, for certain tasks it can be beneficial to raise the privileges to gain more power. Here’s how to do it using OmniDiskSweeper.

Take control of notifications on OS X and organise them

Information - notifications

Notifications came to OS X on the Apple Mac a couple of generations ago and they have not changed much. This does not mean they cannot be changed and here are some tips for improving them.

Turn your Apple Mac into an aquarium with amazing fish

The Mac comes with some nice images for the desktop, but to really impress people you should get an animated image. Desktop Aquarium Free turns your Mac into a fish tank!

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