Category: OS X

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How conveniently control sound on Mac

How conveniently control sound on Mac

Mac users are probably faced with a problem when the computer was changing the sound source or did not specify a microphone is connected — it often happens after connecting headphones, sound from the speakers just not playing. Every time you have to go into settings or even reboot the computer, but there is a simpler solution.

First, go to the “Sound” settings, OS X, and check the box next to “Show volume in menu bar”.

How conveniently control sound on Mac

After that, the icon for “megaphone” will appear on the …

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Macs are not good enough for Oculus Rift

Macs are not good enough for Oculus Rift

Despite numerous Apple patents related to virtual reality, and the rumors that the company is developing in this environment in Cupertino is still nothing to brag about in this regard. Sore spot on Tim cook recently came the founder of Oculus VR Palmer Lucky, who called the reason why their products still do not support Mac.

Answering the question ShackNews about when the Oculus Rift headset will work on Apple computers, Lucky was succinct:

“When they make good computer”.

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DaisyDisk — for those who keep your Mac clean

DaisyDisk — for those who keep your Mac clean

The lack of free space on the computer often becomes a major headache for owners of Mac with SSD 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB. To free up a few extra gigabytes of garbage, of course, you can begin to delete unnecessary files manually, but it is much better to use a special utility, because the so-called “hidden gigabytes” a normal user to check not in condition (for example, the Aperture library took me 123 GB). In search of a solution to this problem I found one of the best programs in this …

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Mac owners are in no hurry to update to OS X El Capitan

Mac owners are in no hurry to update to OS X El Capitan

Presented last summer, OS X 10.11, popularly known as El Capitan, still are unable to achieve widespread distribution on the “Macs” users. Unlike iOS 9, the proportion of which to date is about 80%, “El Capitan” in the middle of February “froze” at the level of 47.9%. Was it really that bad?

According to statistics published on the website ComputerWorld, the latest version of desktop OSes Apple is not even close to getting to the results of its predecessor with the picturesque name of …

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On a Mac appeared first virus-extortionist

On a Mac appeared first virus-extortionist

We value the security of Apple products, but become more popular than the iPhone and the Mac computers, especially desirable for the criminals become data users of these devices. This weekend it became known about the first cases of infection of Mac malware is ransomware. The Apple fans summed up the popular program Transmisson, which probably is used by many of our readers.

Infected version of the app brought with it a harmful program “KeyRanger”. This program encrypts the user’s hard …

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10 keyboard shortcuts for working quickly with Finder

10 keyboard shortcuts for working quickly with Finder

We continue to get acquainted closer with our Mac and turn it into a song that plays without a hitch. We have already met with the terminal and learned the shortcut keys for convenient and fast work with a mail client. We have another Mac that we use every day? I think this is a Finder, which can also be faster and easier by using shortcut keys.

A new Finder window

If you want to move in …

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How to use Calculator on a Mac as Converter

How to use Calculator on a Mac as Converter

What do you do first when you need to convert miles to kilometers, liters to gallons, and rubles into dollars? I’m sure many of you are looking for in the search form Converter, and maybe even you have a special application for conversion of different values. It is good to know that all your needs in converting can cover the Calculator app that is already on your Mac.

To use the calculator as a Converter is very simple. Start the standard Calculator app, dial the number that you want to …

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World of Tanks Blitz will be released on OS X

World of Tanks Blitz will be released on OS X

A spin-off of the famous online game World of Tanks Blitz with the console, released in mid 2014 as a special version for mobile devices was perceived by users is quite warm. And although the title was not offered such a wide range of opportunities, as his alter ego, he is so loved by users that the …

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When to change the battery in a MacBook? El Capitan will tell

When to change the battery in a MacBook? El Capitan will tell

We love our MacBook for autonomy. Many enough for the battery to charge the laptop for the whole day. However, unfortunately, lithium-ion batteries can not please the owners of MacBook forever. After several years of use and thousands of charge cycles the battery loses its capacity and can no longer allow you to work 8 hours with a computer without recharging. Can help just replacing the battery. When is the best time to do it? You will tell the operating system OS X.

Without going into …

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Clean it “Other” from the Mac without using third party apps

Clean it "Other" from the Mac without using third party apps

Often the free space ends up not only on your iPhone or iPad, but a Mac — especially if the “under the hood” you have a 128GB SSD. In this case, you can certainly take advantage of third-party applications, but for the good of the program will have to pay, and ways to clean Mac standard tools of the operating system.

First we need to know, and if you do “the Other”. Go to the Apple menu — About this Mac, where you open the tab “Storage”. As you can see, I have not understand what …



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