Category Archives: New Mac User

Mac Essentials: VLC
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VLC is an open-source multimedia player and framework that plays nearly every type of multimedia file. VLC is simple, clean and has a small footprint and because it is open source it can be extended as per need. We all need to play videos on our computer both at home and in office for one […]

How to add Album Artwork through iTunes
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Follow these steps in iTunes to filter to all songs without Album Artwork 1) Go to File Menu 2) Select “Create Smart Playlist” 3) Select “Kind” in first cell, “is” in second cell and type “Music” in third cell 4) Click on + besides the third cell. This should add another row below the first […]

How to burn ISO image on Mac
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Creating an ISO is a very common task that you carry out with help of your DVD drive on your machine. But, if you have newly moved from PC or Linux to Mac, you’ll find the the option is not available in iDVD and will struggle to find how to do it on Mac. This […]

How to move from Tab to Tab in Safari using keyboard
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I’ve always preferred keyboard control over my application more than mouse. May be, just becuase I am too lazy to move my hand away from keyboard to hold the mouse or may be becuase just using keyboard is fairly quicker. I had posted an article on Quicksilver under Mac Essentials that help you open any […]

Mac Essentials: Growl
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Growl If you are someone who has just switched from Windows to Mac, this will come as a pleasant surprise to you. Growl is a universal cross application alert system for Mac, something that does not exist on the Windows platform. You get so used to the alerts from Growl that it becomes an integral […]

Mac Essentials: Flip4Mac
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Flip4Mac is a collection of QuickTime components that allow you to use QuickTime based applications to play, import and export Windows media audio and video files on Mac Since Windows is the most popular operating system in terms of numbers installed, there is a lot of media that is generated on Microsoft Windows platform which […]

Mac Essentials: Think
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Are you one of those users who have a lot of application windows open on your screen at the same time? Have you faced a situation where you are trying to focus very hard on the task in hand and the application that you are currently looking at and then go to another window just […]

Mac Essentials: Skype
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Skype offers free VoIP calls between Skype users. All you need to do is to download Skype to your Mac or iDevice, and a registration for a Skype account on their website. The best thing about Skype is that it is available on all desktop platforms and almost all mobile platforms. Therefore there is a […]

Mac Essentials: iStumbler
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iStumbler is a tiny little free open source tool that helps in finding wireless networks and devices with your Airport or Bluetooth equipped Mac. It is a tool that you install immediately after you get a new machine. iStumbler provides additional features over and above the Mac network tool and is very easy to use. […]

Mac Essentials: FireFox
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Generally known as the geek’s web browser, FireFox is a powerful web browser that supports tons of pug-ins and add-ons. It is similar to the Apple app store, if you are looking for an extention to do something specific, it is more than likely to have multiple add-on options for it. There are 9 main […]