Mac OS X

Ultimate Guide to Running Windows on a Mac

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Even though I use my Mac as my main working machine for everyday use, I still need Windows occasionally for certain programs or for certain websites that only work in Internet Explorer. Instead of having to use a second computer, it’s much easier to just run Windows on my Mac. In this article, I’m going […]

How to Install Mac OS X using VMware Fusion

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I’ve previously written about converting your Windows PC into a virtual machine and installing a fresh copy of Windows in a virtual machine, but what if you have a Mac and you want the same benefits of running OS X in a virtual machine? As I mentioned earlier, running another copy of the operating system […]

Mac Equivalents of Windows Programs and Features

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If you’ve recently converted over to a Mac or are being forced to use one against your will, you probably are used to the user-friendly environment of Windows and want to know the Mac equivalent of your favorite Windows program or feature, right? Well, luckily, recent Macs running the latest versions of OS X are not […]

How to Burn a DVD on a Mac

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I’ve already talked about how you can burn CDs and DVDs in Windows, so now it’s time to learn how to burn discs in OS X. It’s worth noting that even though you can burn Blu-ray discs in Windows, you can’t in OS X because no Mac computers include built-in Blu-ray support. This really isn’t […]

How to Burn an ISO File using Mac OS X

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Looking for a way to burn an ISO image file to a CD or DVD on your Mac? Luckily, just as you can mount and burn ISO images files in Windows 8/10 without additional software, you can also do the same thing in OS X. There are a couple of different ways you can burn […]

View Saved Wi-Fi (WPA, WEP) Passwords on OS X

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Just about everybody who has a laptop has probably connected to several different wireless networks over the course of time. I tend to travel a lot and take my laptop with me everywhere I go, so I literally have over a hundred wireless networks stored on my Mac. This is great because I can easily […]

Fix “Cannot Install the Software for Printer” on OS X

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Recently, I connected an old HP Officejet Pro 8500 to my network and tried to add the printer to my Macbook Pro running OS X Mountain Lion. I was able to install the printer fine on my PC, but when I tried to add the printer to OS X, I got the following error message: […]

10 Awesome OS X Tips and Tricks

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Ever since I bought my MacBook Pro in 2009, I’ve been use it as my primary machine. I like OS X so much better than Windows, especially Windows 8. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot of new tricks and shortcuts that really make the experience of using OS X a lot better. It’s amazing […]

Fix Black Screen YouTube and Flash Videos Not Playing

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Black screen YouTube players and video not working in Mac OS X is a common bug. Upon searching for a solution online, I’ve run across quite a few troubleshooting steps, but no one solution seemed to fix the blank video player errors. However, upon doing a bit of additional troubleshooting, I found a workaround, which […]

Connect to Shared Folder in Windows 8 from OS X

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I recently upgraded one of my computers to Windows 8 and setup a shared folder so that I could easily transfer files from my MacBook Pro and Windows 7 machines to Windows 8 over the home network. I did a clean install of Windows 8, created a shared folder and attempted to connect to my […]