Category: os x

  • Hash key on a mac keyboard osx

    Having trouble finding the hash key on your Mac keyboard? hold the Alt key down and then press the number 3.

  • Edit your host file OSX

    1. Open up your terminal application 2. Type in “sudo pico /etc/hosts” 3. Type in your administration password 4. Use your arrow keys to maneuver the cursor and type in whatever entries you are wanting to put in your hosts file 5. Once you are done, hit Control-o 6. and then hit Control-x

  • Option key on a mac

    I had to empty a locked item in the trash and needed to hold the option key, nobody seemed to know it was the alt key on a mac, except one designer and wikipedia.

  • Issue With SuperDrive Update 2.1

    Since I downloaded SuperDrive Update 2.1, whenever I restart my Mac, it still launches, telling me there are no devices requiring the firmware update. I know this, because I already updated it! What the SuperDrive update doesn’t let me know is how to stop it from opening each time I restart my Mac. Removing SuperDrive…

  • Safari on windows, why now?

    On June 12th Apple announced the release of Safari for Windows, in 2 days it had 1 million downloads. But why was it released at all. Allegedly Safari have near 5% of the browser market, not bad considering to date it only runs on a mac. So it could be they viewed the success of…

  • Vista’s Long Goodbye

    I am looking to purchase a new machine for home and have been investigating Vista vs OS X. I already have a MacBook at work running XP in parallels. It did not take long to find the following article which tells of a major issue with Vista hanging the users machine when attempting to…