Mac

Head over to the apple store for some great refurbished deals.

Posted on 06 December 2016

Like this MacBook only $949.00.

Refurbished MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo – Aluminum

13.3-inch 1280-by-800 pixel LED-backlit display
2GB memory
160GB hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Built-in iSight camera
Standard keyboard

Remember all refurbished Apple products are fully tested and include a 1 year warranty, spiffy!

Certified Refurbished Apple Range

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Mac, OSX, Tutorials

Overburn CD or DVD Mac OSX

Posted on 02 December 2016

I recently had to burn a 704MB .avi (divX) file to a 700MB CD through my MacBook. I was pleased to find that although the default OSX Mac burner won’t overburn you can easily do this through a few terminal commands to bypass the overburn block.

1. Firstly create a directory with a short name (will be easier to type into terminal) that only contains the file you wish to burn, remove .nfo files (if a torrent file) or previews/covers leaving just the main .avi file. I called mine “movie”.

2. Open terminal (click finder and type it in if you haven’t used it before).

3. Browse to the directory above movies, enter “cd /user/downloads” where the directory containing the files you are burning is /user/downloads/movie (cd simply stands for change directory). Terminal will then display that you are in that directory. If you get stuck here because you haven’t used terminal before comment below and I will help you out.

4. Create an iso of the movies folder, in terminal enter “hdiutil makehybrid -o isofilename movie/” and your .iso will be created from the files in the folder movie. The progress will be displayed in terminal (doesn’t take long).

5. Enter your cd or DVD into the drive and burn using “hdiutil burn isofilename.iso” (while still in the same directory, which you will be if you follow the steps above). You will not be given the option of what speed to burn the disc at (in most cases this fastest setting is fine),  status will again be displayed in terminal while burning and verifying the disc.

6. Once burned you can delete isofilename.iso if you don’t plan on making any more copies.

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iPhone, Wallpapers

Top Ten iPhone Wallpaper Round Up from DeviantArt

Posted on 29 November 2016

Some of the best iphone wallpapers from extremely talented deviantArt artists. To download the wallpaper: click on the artist link to take you to their page for various rules and regulations for using their artwork. Most of the featured artists only ask that you do not redistribute (package and resell) their work as your own.

Vlaz iPhone Wpp

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Apps, Mac, OSX

10 top Free web dev Apps For Apple Web Designers

Posted on 25 November 2016

aptana Studio: Build, deploy, scale

Supporting PHP, ROR and Python this is a serious tool. Although I have only used it for basic HTML, CSS editing I found that a breeze with helpful hints and colour coding of syntax. It’s going to be around for the long run as they just secured $7.8 Million in Funding. Its 100% free and monetises via its web app hosting platform.

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GIMP

An alternative to Photoshop its completely open source and has a plug-in available that converts the layout closer to Photoshop for an easy learning curve. A great way for aspiring web designers to start honing there skills.

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Handbrake

For converting your video files into a web friendly format you cannot go past this one.

 

Caliper Project

For pixel perfect designs you need a simple measurement tool like Caliper.

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MAMP: Mac – Apache – MySQL – PHP

The essential coding environment just a few clicks away :>.

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Cyberduck

FTP browser that also supports, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files & Amazon S3.

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Dashalytics

Google Analytics on your Dashboard.

Sequel Pro

MySQL database management app.

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Dropbox

File sharing the way it should be :>. Great if you are often moving between the office, your home Mac and your MacBook.

http://www.getdropbox.com/static/images/dropbox_logo_home.png

Paparazzi!

A tiny app that makes screenshots of websites.

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Mac, OSX, Wallpapers

Artistic Snow Leopard Wallpapers

Posted on 22 November 2016

Check out these cool and artistic Snow Leopard Wallpapers. They ship standard with OSX 10.6 but you can download them all from a link over at Creative Bits.

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iPad

What’s Inside the Apple Ipad?

Posted on 20 November 2016

Tech specs and more features

 

Steve Jacob’s presentation of the Ipad from the NY Post.

Think of the iPad like the combination of all the things you love about Mac computers, the iPod touch and iTunes into one relatively small, light weight device.  With its Safari browser, you can read just about any eBook or books on kindle at lightning speed and get work done on its touch screen keypad anywhere.  iPad’s features include full screen versions of calendars, notes, to-do lists, viewing photos, watch YouTube videos, listen to your iTunes and more.

Read on for the technical specifications of the iPad from apple.com’s website.

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Apps, iPhone

Free Yelp app and virtual reality easter egg

Posted on 19 November 2016

Check out the Yelp app from Apple Store, its available free.

Based on the popular review site it allows users to view bar, restaurant etc ratings using their camera and the direction it is pointing.

It is released as a hidden easter egg as the feature is not yet officially supported by Apple.

Jen from Mashable explains.

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