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    • How to Zip Files on a Mac

      How to Zip Files on a Mac

      The zip file format has been around since the late 1980s and provides computer users with the ability to compress one to many files. The format has been supported via third party utility since its creation and has seen built-in support in the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems added over the past several

    • How to Burn a DMG File

      How to Burn a DMG File

      A DMG file is the Mac equivalent of the ISO file. Like ISO files, DMG files are able to store information in a virtual disk and are treated like disks in a standard operating system. DMG files are often used for storing information about multiple programs or keeping track of bootable files on a CD

    • How to Replace a MacBook Pro Battery

      How to Replace a MacBook Pro Battery

      The battery that comes with the MacBook Pro will eventually need to be replaced as it is a consumable item with a finite usable life. The battery can be purchased directly from Apple Inc. or from a third party manufacturer. Only the batteries that Apple produce are really recommended as third party manufacturers may not

    • How to Install Windows on a Mac

      How to Install Windows on a Mac

      Modern Macs use the same underlying system architecture as Windows PCs. The only differences are in the ways Apple integrates these components and how they design the machine as a whole. This means that Macs can run Windows natively just as all PCs can and Apple actually touts this fact as one of its upsides.

    • How to Zoom in on a Mac

      How to Zoom in on a Mac

      A common problem that arises for Mac computer users is figuring out how to zoom in on the computer screen and resetting to the normal display. Apple built a screen zoom feature into the OS X operating system as both an accessibility and classroom feature. Unlike a Windows computer, the Mac permits the real time

    • How to Boot Mac OS X in Single User Mode

      How to Boot Mac OS X in Single User Mode

      Running Mac OS X in a Single User Mode allows you to do maintenance and administration tasks which would otherwise be unavailable to a normal user when the computer runs in a multi-user mode. For example – in a single-user mode you can run the fsck command to scan your disk for any errors, and

    • How to Enable Mac OSx Firmware Password Protection

      How to Enable Mac OSx Firmware Password Protection

      Warning: Altering your Open Firmware configuration in a manner that is not explicitly endorsed by Apple may damage your machine's logic board. Repair's for issues created by these unsupported configuration changes are not covered under the terms of any of the Apple support agreements. Warning: Please reselect your startup device PRIOR to resetting your PRAM

    • What is a Hackintosh?

      What is a Hackintosh?

      Hackintosh is a hacked PC that runs on MAC OS X OS (“Lion”, “Snow Leopard” , “Leopard”). ¬†At first, a lot of people thought that this was impossible to run MAC OS on a non-MAC hardware because of the different software, drivers, and utilities being used between the two. It all started when Apple decided

    • How to Uninstall Programs on a Mac

      How to Uninstall Programs on a Mac

      A common task that arises for converted Mac users (those who have switched from Windows computing) is uninstalling programs on their computer. Mac computers come with OS X installed as their primary operating system and do not have an equivalent to the Windows registry nor the “Add/Remove Programs” helper application found in the Control Panel

    • How to Run Windows Programs on Mac

      How to Run Windows Programs on Mac

      Windows programs which don’t have a dedicated version for Mac OS X cannot be ran on Mac directly, but they can be ran with the help of a special tool. There are two basic ways to run Windows programs on a Mac. One is emulation, and another is virtualization. Emulation Emulation refers to simulating the

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