System Utilities

Get your Mac disk in shape with these tutorials

I recently had to do some maintenance on my Hackintosh. In doing some research I came across a couple of good Disk Utility articles. The first one talks about using the new streamlined features in El Capitan. How to use Disk Utility in Mac OS X El Capitan – Features – Macworld UK If you…

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The Secret to Troubleshooting with Console

OS X is a fairly robust operating system. People that switch from Windows enjoy the fact that they no longer see the Blue Screen of Death. It’s far from perfect however and when things go wrong you want to be able to track down your problems. Today we’re going to look at one of the…

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The Utilities Folder

Tucked away in the Mac Applications Folder is another folder, the Utilities folder. I like to differentiate applications and utilities like this. Applications help you get things done with your Mac and utilities help you get things done to your Mac. The programs in the Utilities folder help you fine tune, troubleshoot and configure your…

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Easily Rip Episodes from DVDs

I use [intlink id=”8″ type=”post”]Handbrake[/intlink] to rip DVDs into the Apple TV version 2 format. For a DVD this is generally a pretty straight forward process. For TV Shows this is a manual process and is quite a pain. To further complicate things, I’m a fanatic about making sure my files are tagged properly so they…

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Easily grab screen shots from your screen

There are two ways you can grab screen shots from OS X. Through the use of built in shortcuts and by using the Grab utility.  I use this feature all the time when taking screenshots for Learning OS X. I’m also constantly using it to send images of error screens to customer support. It’s a great…

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