How to Calculate and Convert Units in OS X and iOS

10:30 AM, Nov. 2nd, 2013 · · Leopard

The original Macintosh Calculator Desk Accessory

As Sandro Cuccia has written about in previous articles, Apple gives all Mac owners several amazing and free little applications and utilities built right in. Calculator is one such app. Sandro shows you the features included and how to use them, with a peek at the iOS 7 version.

How (and Why) to Zoom on the Mac

10:30 AM, Aug. 31st, 2013 · · Leopard

Zoom a zoom, zoom-ah-zoom!

Apple is a leader in Accessibility support on Macs and iOS devices. However, you don’t have to be a person with disabilities to take advantage of the many Accessibility features available to you. Sandro Cuccia shows you how to configure and use one such feature on the Mac: Zoom.

How to Assign Custom Icons to Desktop Files & Folders in OS X

10:30 AM, May. 18th, 2013 · · Leopard

Cookie Monster cartoon character.

OS X looks great, but sometimes you need to give your Mac a little personality, or maybe you just need some quick visual cues for your folders files. Sandro Cuccia shows you how to engage in a fun, but Apple-sanctioned method for customizing your Mac desktop icons.

How to Exploit the Stickies App in OS X

10:30 AM, Mar. 30th, 2013 · · Leopard

A Mac laptop with plenty of paper stickies stuck to the screen.

The Stickies app. Yet another gem that comes pre-installed on every Mac. Don't malign it if you haven't played with it for a while, because Sandro Cuccia shows you how Stickies can be used to enhance your workflow.

OS X Printing: Save Your Custom Print Settings

11:23 AM, Mar. 4th, 2013 · · Leopard

If you routinely need to use the same settings when printing documents from your Mac it quickly becomes a pain to make those changes every time. Turns out OS X has had a feature to save your custom print settings for a long time, and it's hiding in plain sight.

The Perfect Name for OS X 10.9

7:09 PM, Feb. 4th, 2013 · Bryan Chaffin & Jim Tanous · Leopard

OS X 10.9?

What will Apple call OS X 10.9? Inquiring minds want to know, and we think we may have it.

New Dockster Mac Trojan Appears on Dalai Lama-related Site

9:57 AM, Dec. 4th, 2012 · · Leopard

A new trojan horse app called Dockster is targeting Mac users by exploiting a known Java vulnerability. The trojan is apparently being delivered through a website dedicated to the Dalai Lama and once installed can collect user keystrokes and other personal information.

How to Get Screen Captures with Stock Mac Software - Part 2

6:36 PM, Nov. 21st, 2012 · · Leopard


In Part One, we looked at all the screen capture options you have available to you on your Mac with just a few key presses. In this installment, we dig in deeper, and look at other options you have as part of the software that is built into OS X.

How to Get Screen Captures with Stock Mac Software - Part 1

6:40 PM, Nov. 17th, 2012 · · Leopard


Do you need to grab images of precisely what's showing on your screen? OS X has a nice handful of options available without you having to spend money on third-party screen capture utilities. The problem is, many of these are poorly documented...unti now.

How to Use & Customize OS X’s Built-in Archive Utility App

10:30 AM, Oct. 27th, 2012 · · Leopard

Image of a zipper.

Creating .zip archive files on our Macs is a handy way to enhance our file organization. Additionally, it's practically required when sharing or distributing one or more files. This article talks about a utility found on every Mac that let's you manage various aspects of file archive creation.