Sunday, December 23, 2012

In What Respects Mac is a Better Platform than Windows

It is no surprise that everyone loves the world of Windows. However, when you peek into the latest Mac OS X platform, you will probably do a double take. Listed below are some of the reasons which will make you consider Mac as a better option and put it ahead of Windows. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

How to Create Image of Your Mac OS X Startup Disk Using Apple's Disk Utility

Backups are undoubtedly the best way to keep your data loss woes at bay. They help you keep your data safe and sound on another media that is less vulnerable to failures. The backup media can be used to safely restore all of your mission-critical data that has been lost to a serious disaster. Apple's Disk Utility, which is built into OS X, is a good backup option for Mac users. It works by creating a disk image and then allowing you to restore the entire contents of the disk from the image file. The disk image should be saved on an external hard disk, either FireWire or USB. The image completely replicates the source disk keeping the file attributes (permissions, ACLs, UUIDs) intact.

Monday, December 10, 2012

5 Steps to Speed up Your Mac

The free space on the OS X startup disk is critical to the performance of your Mac. OS X utilises the available space on your boot volume to perform paging. If the startup disk is almost full, you may experience frequent performance hits. To avoid getting into this sort of trouble, you can do plenty of things to free up disk space. Some of them are discussed here in detail:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Four Basic Reasons of Data Loss in Mac

Mac OS X has its roots in UNIX with a different code-base from the one seen in the original Mac OS. It comprises FreeBSD-based services and a Mach 3.0 microkernel. It uses HFS+ as the default file system since inception. Because of the underlying UNIX architecture and ‘Apple-like’ interface, it has been a personal favourite platform of many Mac geek and home users. With OS X, Apple has provided an additional level of usability by going past its ‘proprietary machine’ image in the marketplace. Macs are now compatible with a majority of applications and can even run Windows on the same machine.