Occasionally in Mac OS X, it may be necessary to force a program or process to quit. For example, if a particular program fails to respond or unexpectedly hangs. Every application on a Mac comprises of one or more processes. It’s usually possible to use the Force Quit command (⌘⌥ esc) in the Apple Menu, but […]
The release of OS X Lion a few months ago included the latest version of Apple’s email client, Mail 5.0. The new Mail is a significant update for the built-in app and a welcome facelift for users frustrated by some of the limitations of previous versions.
You may have noticed a change in the way Safari manages tabs in Lion. When a tab has been left inactive for a while Safari may start reloading each tab as you switch to them.
Do you find it difficult keeping up with emails from various important contacts because you are inundated with loads of emails every day? Well there is a great way to organise your e-mails in Mail, called Smart Mailboxes these are a form of smart folder used to hold data from various sources and display it […]
With Lion Apple has brought some great new features to the Mac. In this post I have put together some of the most essential new keyboard shortcuts that I think make using Lion so much easier and fun to use.
Safari 5 for Lion introduced ‘Reading List’ allowing users to bookmark stories and links for reading later. Since I wrote my article about the best features of Lion, a reader asked a very good question ‘What’s the difference between ‘Reading List’ and a bookmark? It doesn’t seem to cache it for offline viewing. What am […]
With Mac OS X Lion Apple has tried and succeeded in bringing the best of the iPad back to the Mac. iOS introduced so many fantastic features to the iPhone and iPad that it was only right that Apple bring some of these features back to the Mac. It is obvious from the moment you […]
All great movies take careful and creative planning that’s were storyboarding comes in, iMovie isn’t just great at editing your movies it is fantastic for storyboarding out your project. When you have captured hours of footage but have no idea where to start when it comes to editing it into something beautiful Storyboarding in iMovie […]
These are a few really simple shortcuts that every Mac owner should know about. If you don’t yet know about these then this will save you loads of time. Whenever you want to trash a file just select it by clicking on it. Hold the cmd / ⌘ key and hit the delete key.
Is your Mac taking forever to empty the trash? Well the reason for this could be down to one simple hidden setting; Secure Empty trash has been turned on by default. Before explaing how to configure this setting let me start by explaining what it is and how it works. Most people believe that when […]