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New One 4 All remote – easy one one, two, three

31 May

NEW SIMPLE REMOTE IS AS EASY AS ONE, TWO, THREE… – One For All launches new universal remote control that sets up in just three steps One For All launches its new Simple 4 universal remote control to tackle consumer demand for easier set-up and interactivity with digital TV, set top box and other media [...]

Solving Slow iPhoto Problems and other iPhoto Troubleshooting | Mac Expert Guide

21 Feb

Solving Slow iPhoto Problems and other iPhoto Troubleshooting by macexpertguide November 14, 2012 Solving Slow iPhoto Problems and other iPhoto Troubleshooting If your iPhoto Library is large and complex, the database and files themselves may need repairing or rebuilding. Sometimes doing this can resolve issues such as the library appearing to be unreadable, missing photos, [...]

What Do Those Mysterious Lumps on Your Cables Do? | Gizmodo UK

14 Jan

What Do Those Mysterious Lumps on Your Cables Do? | Gizmodo UK

December 27, 2011 – 10:00pm What Do Those Mysterious Lumps on Your Cables Do? Rachel Swaby –     You have some sense of what the wires going to and from your computer do. Some bring power; others transmit information from one device to another. But some of these cables look a bit…off. Maybe you’ve [...]

Improve iTunes Audio Quality

24 May

If you want to enhance your iTunes audio, for a modest outlay, I thoroughly recommend iWoW by SRS Labs. This iTunes plug-in gives much deeper and richer bass, and a fully immersive surround sound quality to your music. At $29.99 it’s worth every cent (or for me in the UK, every penny). Try the free [...]

Unix for Mac OS X

21 May

If you’re interested in learning about UNIX for the Mac OS X, or perhaps you occasionally need to open a terminal window to force a system restart, or maybe to kill a hung process (for example to restart the Dock) then a good place to begin is osxfaq and it’s UNIX tutorials. Another good website [...]

Tip: Recover the Safari Location/Address Bar

20 May

Web sites often display pop-up windows, or forms, and suppress the location (address) bar so you cannot see where you’ve been routed to, or the full address of the page that has popped up. Occasionally, you may close the main Safari window by mistake leaving you with only the pop-up window and no obvious way [...]

Rate iTunes tracks from the Menu Bar

18 May

Rate iTunes tracks from the Menu Bar

I thought I’d share a little utility that I use on a daily basis but would be lost without, in fact I don’t really consider it an add-in as it’s used so much. You Control: iTunes gives you full control over iTunes from the menu bar. There are many utilities that can do this but [...]

Get faster downloads with iGetter

9 May

Get faster downloads with iGetter

[ad] If you are looking for a great download manager, or a tool that improves your download speeds then take a look at iGetter (available for both Windows and Macs). iGetter integrates with your chosen web browser and takes over the handling of the download task(s). iGetter allows you to queue up downloads, have multiple [...]

How-to: Speed Up Firefox

7 Mar

By default Firefox only opens one connection at a time when loading a web page. On fast broadband connections this isn’t usually too much of a problem but should your speed drop at busy times, or if pages seems to load slowly there’s a great little tweak you can implement called “Pipelining”. It’s also beneficial [...]