Mac OS X is an OS that is highly optimized in performance. That’s one of the reason why i love Mac. Even there are some weakness compared to Windows operating system, i still prefer using Mac OS X for my daily works. The combination of aesthetic and minimalist design of the operating system make the user can use Mac for hours without problems. Although it has been optimized, the Mac can sometimes be slow because of several things. The following will be given some tips for optimizing the performance of Mac OS X.
1. Clean Desktop
By leaving files and folders on the desktop, it will directly give a workload when you want to display the screen. Indirectly, this process will slows down computer performance, even only a little. Make a folder called “Archive” and keep all the files and folder to the Archive folder.
Displaying Hard Disk icon (Macintosh HD) on the desktop will not help much for your activity. You can hide it from your Desktop by opening Finder Preferences and turn off all the “Show these items on the deskop“.
Couple days ago, i have problem with my Finder. The spotlight that i usually use to find the file in my Macbook suddenly stop working. It didn’t give any result (no result) even the file i was searching is exist on the folder. This make me a little bit frustrated, because i frequently use the spotlight to search the file in my macbook for my job. After tried several tips that i found in Google, here are the working one.
1. Open Terminal that you can find at Applications>Utilites.
2. Type the command below on your Terminal
sudo killall mds
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There are a lot of my friend ask me about how to convert office document (word, excel or powerpoint), image or HTML page into PDF file. For you who using Mac OS X, it is very easy to do this. You don’t have to install anything on Mac OS X to make it happen. But if you are using Windows, then there are several steps you must do before can save document, image or HTML file into PDF file. To make it clear i will give you step by step guide how to Convert Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Document, Image or HTML Page into PDF File both in Mac OS X and in Windows.
How to Convert Office Document or HTML File into PDF File in Mac OS X
You don’t need to install anything in Mac OS X. All you need to do is click File > Print on your application and there is a PDF button on the bottom of the Print dialog. Continue reading
Today is sunday. So, i am relaxing myself today. I done several things in my Mac OS X, i remove all unused application on my Dock, i change my wallpaper background, i arrange bookmarks in my Firefox and i open and check my Address Book. When i check my Address Book, it is completely a mess. Couple months ago, i synced my Address Book with Yahoo. I found a lot of name that are not standard. So today, i decide to delete all my contact in Address Book, except several people data that i manually input. And i suddenly thought that it might be better if I sync my Address Book with Facebook. So i googling about How to Sync Facebook Data with my Address Book. And i found this amazing tools on Google. It called AddressBookSync. This is a free software that created by Dan Auclair.
AddressBookSync is a free Mac OS X application to download profile pictures and other Facebook data to Address Book cards. This is a handy tool to keep your contacts’ pictures updated if you have numerous Facebook friends in your Mac OS X Address Book.
One of many reason why i use Macbook as my primary laptop is because the superior security from its Operating System, Mac OS X. Using Mac OS X means no virus, no trojan and no malware. But couple years ago, since the first virus found, Mac OS X is no longer invulnerable as we know it for couple of years. And today, it was turn out that Mac OS X is not as safe as before. According to report from Dr. Web (one of Russian antivirus company), there are more than half million Apple Mac computers have been infected by Trojan called “Flashback” or sometimes called as “BackDoor.Flashback.39“.
According to Dr. Web report, about 600,000 Mac computers have been installed by that malware and make them to be one of “botnet”. Most of the infected Mac computers reside in United States, Canada and United Kingdom. There has been no official statement from Apple regarding this issue. But Apple has released a security update to prevent this. I personally has update my Java using the last update Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7 just now. It should fixed the security hole.
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