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Free Disk Encryption with TrueCrypt

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Encryption and digital security is becoming more important than ever these days. Up until recently, both Linux and Windows users had the privy of a great tool called TrueCrypt, which has now been made available for Macs. It is a free and open source software that includes all of the following features to [...]

Fall in love with your menubar.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Apple’s Leopard operating system is one of the best operating systems in the world, if not the single best. However, it’s not perfect, there are still some things left to be desired. For me personally, it’s the lack of customization in the menubar. I hate a cluttered dock, but I don’t want to add a [...]

Quick and Easy Screen Capture

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

There are a few quick shortcuts that allow you to easily capture screenshots of your desktop, without the use of Grab.  You can hit Command > Shift > 3 to capture your entire screen.  But If you are looking to capture just a selection of your screen view, simply hit Command > Shift > 4.  [...]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Have you ever woken up in the morning and asked yourself, “hey, how can I further customize my Finder windows?” Well…how about adding a photo to the windows background. When in need, just add a picture
This is a very simple task to accomplish. To start, open a Finder window, but [...]

Desktop Neat Freaks

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Are completely anal about the cleanliness of your desktop?  Cant stand having anything on it, including your mounted drives and discs?  No problem.  There is an easy way to rid yourself of all desktop woes, and make it as naked as the day it was born.
To try it out, open up your Finder and select [...]

Forgot a Password? No Problem.

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

If you have forgotten a stored password and are need of recovery, no problem. All of your passwords are stored in the Keychain Access Utility. Your Utilities folder is located within your applications folder by default.
Simply locate your utilities folders and double click to open the Keychain Access. From here there is [...]

Creating Custom Icons

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Getting tired of your default icons? It is easily possible to personalize all of your folders, files, and drives with customized icons using just about any graphic file that you could imagine. Whether it is a jpeg, gif, png, psd, ai, or even PDF, your icons can be just as unique as you.
Lets [...]

Translucent Stickies.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Making See Through Stickies
One very useful trick to keeping yourself right on task is to utilize the power of Stickies. Yet sometimes they can become obtrusive and more than likely will end up being a pain on your desktop view. One cool and simple way to relieve your stress and keep organized is [...]