NightOwl is a must-have app for all Mojave users
October 1, 2018 – 06:27 | Comments Off on NightOwl is a must-have app for all Mojave users
NightOwl is a must-have app for all Mojave users

Dark mode is a fantastic addition to any operating system, enabling late-night work to more productive. We have the theme switched on as default on Windows 10, which has always suited a darker user-interface.
Apple introduced …

Lion DiskMaker 3.0b2 adds support for creating OS X Mavericks install disk
October 15, 2013 – 06:10 | Comments Off on Lion DiskMaker 3.0b2 adds support for creating OS X Mavericks install disk
Lion DiskMaker 3.0b2 adds support for creating OS X Mavericks install disk

OS X Mavericks is coming – we’re still not exactly sure when, but probably October 22 – and if you want to create a backup install USB stick for when things go wrong, you’ll want …

Trim Enabler 3.0 boasts redesigned interface, adds new Pro-only features
August 10, 2013 – 06:33 | Comments Off on Trim Enabler 3.0 boasts redesigned interface, adds new Pro-only features
Trim Enabler 3.0 boasts redesigned interface, adds new Pro-only features

Oskar Groth has released Trim Enabler 3.0, his tool for enabling Trim on non-Apple SSD drives in OS X. The latest build continues to offer this core functionality, plus redesigns the user interface and adds …

Mechanic by Bitdefender lets Mac users improve performance, stability and privacy
July 19, 2013 – 08:04 | Comments Off on Mechanic by Bitdefender lets Mac users improve performance, stability and privacy
Mechanic by Bitdefender lets Mac users improve performance, stability and privacy

For relative newcomers to the Mac, the need to delve behind the scenes using an array of powerful tools and the command-line Terminal can be quite daunting. There are a number of useful tools such …

Browse files and folders more efficiently in OS X with XtraFinder 0.16.1
April 15, 2013 – 10:34 | Comments Off on Browse files and folders more efficiently in OS X with XtraFinder 0.16.1
Browse files and folders more efficiently in OS X with XtraFinder 0.16.1

If you find Finder frustratingly limited, then you’ll be in the market for a replacement/enhancement tool. There are plenty of paid-for Finder enhancements out there, but over the past year or so they’ve been increasingly …

Boot Camp 5 adds Windows 8 64-bit support
March 15, 2013 – 11:37 | Comments Off on Boot Camp 5 adds Windows 8 64-bit support
Boot Camp 5 adds Windows 8 64-bit support

With Apple’s release of OS X 10.8.3, the latest update for Mountain Lion, it has upgraded the Boot Camp utility, which allows users to dual-boot Windows and OS X on a supported Mac, to version …

XtraFinder 0.8.4 adds tabs to Finder windows (and a whole lot more, too)
September 13, 2012 – 06:48 | Comments Off on XtraFinder 0.8.4 adds tabs to Finder windows (and a whole lot more, too)
XtraFinder 0.8.4 adds tabs to Finder windows (and a whole lot more, too)

One area that doesn’t get an awful lot of attention with each new release of OS X is the Finder. Sadly, as the plethora of Finder add-on tools proves, that’s not because it’s perfect. Unfortunately, …

Mountain Growl brings Growl to Mountain Lion’s Notification Center
August 14, 2012 – 13:48 | Comments Off on Mountain Growl brings Growl to Mountain Lion’s Notification Center
Mountain Growl brings Growl to Mountain Lion’s Notification Center

Growl is an excellent notification system for OS X that makes it easy to keep an eye on the status of a range of different application without the need to switch between apps. But there …

Create a Mountain Lion USB install disk with Lion DiskMaker 2.0
August 6, 2012 – 12:26 | Comments Off on Create a Mountain Lion USB install disk with Lion DiskMaker 2.0
Create a Mountain Lion USB install disk with Lion DiskMaker 2.0

Just like Lion, Apple’s most recent version of OS X, Mountain Lion, has been made available in the app store. From Apple’s point of view this helps to dramatically reduce production costs, and these saving …

Give your Mac’s dock a makeover with Docker
July 19, 2012 – 13:19 | Comments Off on Give your Mac’s dock a makeover with Docker
Give your Mac’s dock a makeover with Docker

Apple doesn’t make it easy to change certain parts of your Mac’s user interface, but arm yourself with the right tools and you can make radical changes with the help of third-party tools. And when …

Give your Mac’s desktop a radical makeover with CrystalClear Interface
July 12, 2012 – 10:15 | Comments Off on Give your Mac’s desktop a radical makeover with CrystalClear Interface
Give your Mac’s desktop a radical makeover with CrystalClear Interface

Customising your Mac’s desktop using OS X’s built-in tools doesn’t take long, and if you were thinking you could make radical changes you’ll be left disappointed. Thankfully there are many tweaking and customisation tools out …