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Access hidden function key options in OS X

Function key options in OS X The standard F1 through F12 function keys in OS X by default are set to change a number of common system settings, including audio volume, backlight and brightness levels, and media player controls. Convenient as this is, sometimes their default behaviors can be intrusive or too crude for your needs. For example, if your …

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Protect your keyboard’s keys from fading into oblivion

Protect your keyboard’s keys Unlike classic keyboards where characters were small decals stuck on generic keys, many modern keyboards, such as those in Apple’s laptops, have keys built for the specific characters. The keys are made of translucent plastic with a black coating so the character can be illuminated with a backlight. This approach to keys offers great advantage in …

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Good Old Games now supports Mac, kicks off with approximately 50 games

Mac Favorite Of Mac Everyone’s favorite DRM-free digital games distributor, Good Old Games, is now offering support for just over 50 games on Mac OS-based machines. That means that classics like Syndicate and the Wing Commander series are now offered through the service, not to mention new classics like Botanicula andThe Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. To kick off the launch, GOG’s offering a variety …

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Navigate the spotlight search in OS X

Highlight is the indexed search routine Apple contains with OS X, which lets you quickly locate paperwork, folders, and other items on your device both through title and by using related content material. While convenient for locating gadgets on your computer, from time to time the quest results is also somewhat large. To manage search results higher, that you may …

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Popular security utilities for OS X put to the test

Popular security utilities Even though the prevalence of threats for the Mac remains relatively minimal, malware on OS X has raised its ugly head a bit in the past few years. Some in the Mac community have been affected by threats such as the Flashback malware, DNSChanger, and the MacDefender Trojan, among others. As a result, while the most effective …

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