Tagged: mac

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How to compress PDF for free on your Mac

I’m sure you’ve encountered this situation before. You scan a document with your scanner and save it as a PDF document. And when you need to send it over as an attachment in an email, lo-and-behold, you realises that the scanned document is about 7.86MB large! Just for a grayscale document? Fret not. Here’s how you can compress PDF for free on your Mac by just using what’s already available on your Mac in just 5 minutes and reduce up to 66% in file size!

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An in-depth look into Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac

Almost like clockwork, Parallels released yet another new version of their popular product, Parallels Desktop for Mac, a year after version 8 was released. In this article, I explore the new features in Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac and see how useful they are in reality. And if you are already an existing Parallels Desktop for Mac user, is it worth paying for the upgrade to version 9.

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A Nifty MiniDrive Indeed

Ever wondered what else you can do with the SD Card slot on your MacBook and maybe you are also running out of precious storage space? Check out the Nifty MiniDrive then! It’s a quick and easy way to have additional storage on your MacBook and it looks pretty too!

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Path Finder 6: The ultimate OS X Finder replacement

The default OS X Finder does its job ok. As long as all you need is simple file management capabilities, then it provides you with everything you need. But if you find yourself using Finder on a daily basis and most of your time at work, then perhaps you should take a look at Path Finder.

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Windows 8 Pro on Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

Windows 8 Pro was finally released late October 2012 and I finally took the plunge to click on the order button today. Why? Well, I was curious to see how the final version of Windows 8 performs on Parallels Desktop 8 on my Mac. The result? Read on the find out what I think!

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NTFS on Mac and HFS+ on Windows

If you use both Mac and Windows, deciding on which file system to format your portable hard disk can sometimes be tricky. By default, the Mac can only read NTFS disks and Windows obviously could not even load an HFS+ formatted disk. Well, what if you didn’t need to choose and can use both HFS+ and NTFS on either your Mac and Windows machines! Wouldn’t that be awesome? Here’s how you can do exactly that.