Toby O. G. Seers
Toby is a student at university in England, studying History and Politics. He has been using Apple products for several years and has developed a striking fondness for them - leading him to have quite a collection of Apple devices.
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    App Nap and Other Power-Saving Features in MavericksPreview%20image%20app%20nap
    Apple has introduced many great new power-saving features in Mavericks like App Nap, Timer Coalescing and Compressed Memory. In this tutorial I'll show you how these features work, and how they benefit you.Read More…
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    Dan Counsell on Life at Realmac SoftwareDan counsell prview
    Dan Counsell is the founder and 'Big Chief' of Realmac Software; an independent software company based in Brighton, UK. Dan has built his team up for over a decade now, and has seen it grow into a company known for creating some of the best Mac and iPhone apps currently available; including the fantastic Clear, Analog and newly released Ember.  Dan was kind enough to give us some time to question him about life at Realmac Software and what goes into creating their wonderful products.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Viewing Photo Stream Photos Outside of iPhotoPhotostream400
    Photo Stream is a fantastic service that synchronises photos taken on your iDevice with all of your other Apple devices. It does this automatically, over the internet and without you having to do anything. There is something quite magical about being able to snap a charming photo of your niece covered in cake and, by the time you have walked over to your Mac, the photo will be sitting there ready for you to edit, share or do whatever you want with it. The only problem here is that you would have to pop into iPhoto if you wanted to see the image. I actually really enjoy iPhoto and think it is a great piece of software to manage my photos. Yet it is not the quickest app to launch, and many find that it simply takes too much effort to launch and locate the correct part of the app, just to see one photo. In this tutorial I will show you how you can get a folder showing your Photo Stream and avoid touching iPhoto at all, providing you have Mac OS X 10.7.2 or later.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Change the Default Application to Open FilesThumbnail template
    In a previous article, Removing Duplicates in ‘Open With’ Using Terminal, I’ve covered how to clean up your options for opening files with different applications. In this Quick Tip I will show you how you can change the default application that opens your files. I won't be using Terminal or any third party applications, so you won't need to dive into any code, nor download any applications. Read on to see why you might want to change the default application and how you can do so easily.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Removing Duplicates in 'Open With' Using TerminalFinal retina preview
    If you're like me, you'll notice that things start to get messy on your Mac after a while if you aren't super organised. The desktop gets full of files, and your folders can easily get into a bad state; but what really tells me I need to sort things out is when my right click option for Open With gets crammed with all sorts of useless junk. In this tutorial I'll show you a very easy way to stop your Open With list showing duplicates and apps you no longer have.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create Ringtones in iTunes for FreeItunes 11 icon medium
    You have plenty of choices for how to make your iPhone unique: you can change the wallpaper to your family portrait, arrange the home screen by color of app icons, or perhaps add your own ringtones. Follow the instructions below and you'll see how to create a ringtone from any song in your iTunes library, for free. But please, don't set it to Gangnam Style.Read More…
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    How to Upgrade Your MacBook Pro to an SSDSsd%20free.1
    Following on from the previous post on upgrading your MacBook Pro’s RAM, today we have a tutorial on how to fit your Mac with a speedy Solid-State Drive (SSD). Upgrading RAM was a relatively cheap way to increase the speed of your Mac - it did so by making your Mac run smoother if you have multiple applications open at the same time and generally allowing your Mac to do more without slowing it down - but adding an SSD will be make your laptop run faster than it ever has. The difference can be so large, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve got a whole new machine.Read More…
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    How to Upgrade the RAM in Your MacBook ProNewram
    This tutorial will walk you through the complete process of installing new RAM in your MacBook Pro. From deciding which RAM to purchase to how to tell if the installation worked, we've got you covered.Read More…