Category: OS X

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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!


Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac is now released!

Every year, Parallels continues to impress me with its ability to add new features to the already feature rich Parallels Desktop for Mac product. Since the time I started my journey with using a Mac and therefore using (at the time) Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac for my Windows virtualisation needs, it was impressive even at the time. And every year without fail, Parallels Desktop just continue to keep getting better, not just from the perspective of having new features but also in improving its performance. And now, Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac has just released available first for existing customer upgrades and soon, for new customers.


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.


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.