Tag: Mac

How to: Get iMessage on your Mac today
[ 0 ] Friday, 8 June 2012 |

How to: Get iMessage on your Mac today

I never thought I’d use iMessage on my iPhone anywhere as much as I do. It just goes to show how many people I know who have an updated iPhone running iMessage. Like many others I quickly wanted iMessage on my Mac rather than the never used iChat software. We all knew iMessage for Mac would be in Apple’s “Mountain Lion” OS X update (release summer 2012) however Apple has kindly made the product available to us, albeit with a beta tag, to install on Lion.

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How to: Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0 (Untethered)
[ 0 ] Friday, 1 June 2012 |

How to: Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2.0 (Untethered)

I decided to take a holiday to France with my family and the day we left I was browsing Twitter in the ferry terminal when, to my delight, I saw a tweet by @pod2g saying he’d finally managed to get the untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak completed. Not long after Absinthe 2.0 became available to download. This is fabulous news and the toolset has already been used in excess of a million times to jailbreak the various iOS devices. Permission is granted for you to carry out a little happy dance before sitting down and carrying out the merry business of carrying out an untethered jailbreak of your cherished device using the Absinthe tool on Mac / Windows or Linux.

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How to: Jailbreak iPhone 4S / iPad 2 with Absinthe (Untethered)
[ 0 ] Tuesday, 24 January 2012 |

How to: Jailbreak iPhone 4S / iPad 2 with Absinthe (Untethered)

Permission is granted for you to carry out a little happy dance before sitting down and carrying out the merry business of carrying out an untethered jailbreak of your cherished device using the Absinthe tool on Mac / Windows or Linux.

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How to: Take a screenshot in Mac OS X
[ 4 ] Tuesday, 26 July 2011 |

How to: Take a screenshot in Mac OS X

Sometimes the simplest of things need an answer and this is one such occasion. Long term Windows users arrive on Mac OS and wonder, “Where’s the Print Screen button” or “How do I take a screenshot?”.

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How to: Set up your Mac as wireless hotspot
[ 4 ] Monday, 21 February 2011 |

How to: Set up your Mac as wireless hotspot

There are times when we want to share our Internet connection with other devices. Thankfully there’s a really quick and simple way to share your Mac’s Internet connection with other devices using the Mac’s built in components.

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How to: CTRL ALT DEL on a Mac
[ 7 ] Monday, 21 February 2011 |

How to: CTRL ALT DEL on a Mac

If you’ve been a long term user of Windows and / or are relatively new to the Mac Operating System, the chances are that at some point you’re going to ask the question, “What’s the equivilant to CTRL ALT DEL on a Mac?”

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How to: Fix Steam Needs to be Online to Update pop up [UPDATED]
[ 124 ] Wednesday, 16 February 2011 |

How to: Fix Steam Needs to be Online to Update pop up [UPDATED]

You’ve fired up Steam on your Mac and you get a pop up message telling you that, “Steam Needs to be Online to Update”. You click ok, the message goes away but Steam closes. Annoying isn’t it? Thankfully there’s a simple fix

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How to: Fix iTunes error 1013 (when upgrading or restoring)
[ 72 ] Tuesday, 8 February 2011 |

How to: Fix iTunes error 1013 (when upgrading or restoring)

Every time I attempted to restore my iPhone I ended up with “The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1013)”. Here’s the fix!

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How To: Open .toast files on a Windows PC
[ 4 ] Tuesday, 25 January 2011 |

How To: Open .toast files on a Windows PC

Ripped your CDs or DVDs to your Mac using Toast and haven’t currently got access to a Mac (or Toast) in order to extract the data or burn the image files but do have access to a Windows PC

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