Any Mac owner should know what to do if his/her computer refuses to turn on. Whenever you face such a situation you don’t have to give up and take your Mac to the nearest Apple Store immediately because there a number of steps that you can take to prevent yourself being embarassed.

Although some tend to let others solve their problems, there are other Mac users that want to know how to take care of their computer on their own. If you are such a person you should read the Apple support article describing this problem or read this so you will know the exact things you have to check for when your Mac refuses to start up.

Check the power cable

First of all, you have to make sure that you Mac is connected to a working power outlet. You may want to plug any other electric device in the outlet to give it a try. If the device does not work try another outlet and, if that works, connect your Mac using its power chord. If your Mac still isn’t starting up try the next step. More »

Most of our time, the capacity of our notebook battery is not enough for our work and life. If you don’t have money for Apple Macbook , Dell and HP that have acclaimed battery life of 8 hours, this few tips will help to enlarge your notebook battery life a little longer:

1. Use only the power cord that came with your notebook or other authorized replacement.

2. When you don’t use it, follow the correct maintenance for your notebook.

3. Don’t leave it in direct sunlight, areas where it will be exposed to extreme temperatures such as car trunks.

4. If your notebook has power management features, use it, so the system will run at lower processor speeds when enabling power management features and it will go into “sleep” mode faster when inactive.

5. Buy notebooks with internal Li-Ion batteries. Non Li-Ion batteries must be fully discharged and recharged every 2-3 weeks.

6. If you don’t use your notebook for a period of time, you must fully discharge then recharge it, so the battery will last longer.

Nowadays everyone needs to have a little eye-candy on their desktop and, although most of the people that use the Mac Terminal can easily be considered as being a little bit on the geek side and will always prefer functionality over good looks, I’m pretty sure that none of them will refuse having a really nice looking and always ready Terminal at their disposal, just a key shortcut away.

And, by saying it will be just a key shortcut away, I don’t mean that you’ll be able to launch a Terminal windows each time you’ll push the magic button combination. No! The Terminal will just slide down over your Mac’s desktop and will hide again under the menubar when you will not need to use it anymore. Just like the Quake-like console I mentioned in the title.

SIMBL and Visor

How can this be achieved, you ask? Well, it couldn’t be any simpler! All you will have to do is to install SIMBL, download a plug-in and place it in the right location on your Mac’s hard-drive. More »

I’m sure there are plenty of Mac users who’ve wished that Apple would create a tablet version of their notebook computers, but so far it hasn’t happened.

Axiotron to the rescue, who seem to have done a fantastic job at converting the latest MacBook machines into ModBooks – Mac OS X based tablet computers.

The ModBook is an ‘after-market hardware modification solution’ – in other words they buy ‘em in as MacBooks and do the modifications, giving the new creations pen input, 13.3″ wide screen LCD, and optional GPS, in a tough, satin chrome-plated magnesium top shell. Everything else that makes the MacBook what it is remains.
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