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Mac Geek Gab listener Stephen is trying to update an app on his Mac, but the app's installer won't work because the app, or its processes, are still running. We show him how to quit those pesky apps and kill their hidden processes so that he can safely update or remove the app from his system.
Mac Geek Gab listener Josh noticed that his Mac's menu bar clock started freezing when the Mac was asleep. We explain that this is a known issue with early versions of the popular iStat Menus utility and show how to fix it with a simple update.
Mac Geek Gab listener Joe prefers to archive copies of his email messages for reference, but doesn't always want to keep the associated email attachments which are often unnecessary and take up valuable drive space. We show him how to use a little-know feature of Mail to remove attachments from email messages.
Apple released OS X 10.8.3 Thursday after more than three months of beta testing. As promised, we have been keeping tabs on the battery life of each beta build and we have discovered that the latest version of OS X brings a nice bump in running time for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
The new AV Pro external drive enclosure from CalDigit offers impressive USB 3.0 speed along with convenient FireWire 800 compatibility, but its lack of user-replaceable drives means that only professionals with the highest performance requirements, and budgets, will be eager to pick one up.
Google's latest surprise, the Chromebook Pixel, is a beautiful piece of hardware with one of the best displays ever seen on a consumer laptop. But is Google's effort to distinguish Chromebooks from cheap netbooks worth it to end users, or is the Pixel just a "$1,300 Web Browser?"
"Spaces" was a great virtual desktop tool first introduced in OS X 10.5 Leopard. But when Apple replaced Spaces with Mission Control in OS X Lion, many features were lost. We'll show you how to revive your love of virtual desktops with a handy third-party app: TotalSpaces.