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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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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.

Keep your MacBook alive with an SSD upgrade 4

Keep your MacBook alive with an SSD upgrade

If you really want a fast and responsive machine, instead of buying a new system, consider upgrading with an SSD storage. You will be surprise how responsive your MacBook can be just by using an SSD!

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3+1 Reasons why Parallels 7 wins VS VMWare Fusion!

Just got that nice MacBook Air with the roaring Lion, then figured out that you need to run some Windows apps still? Fret not, here’s how you can do just that and between the usual choice of Parallels vs VMWare, why I’d recommend you to put your money on Parallels instead.

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Fixing the OS X Lion bluetooth pairing after sleep issue

Having trouble getting your Bluetooth devices to pair in Lion after it wakes from sleep? Try this fix that I’ve found to see if it works for your too.

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How to get your own email domain name with Gmail

Ever wanted to get your own domain name for your email address? What if I say that’s really a simple process and you can get the email service in no time! Yes, you just need to register your domain name for a nominal fee of less than US$10 per year and thanks to Google Apps, you can get all this done within a single day!

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Fix: Parallels iPhone Service won’t start

Here’s a quick tip to fix for those of you Mac users who are using Parallels 5 as the virtualization solution. Support came back to me with the following steps to fix the problem....

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Tip: Calibrating the MacBook and iPhone battery to maximize it’s life

Everyone knows that the battery on the new MacBooks and iPhone are built-in and non-replaceable. Therefore, it’s extra important to try and maintain the battery to maximize its lifetime. And since both the MacBooks...

Tip: Enabling ‘native’ NTFS read and write support on Snow Leopard, at your own risk 0

Tip: Enabling ‘native’ NTFS read and write support on Snow Leopard, at your own risk

If you’re use both Mac and Windows workstations, then you’d probably also have a bunch of removable hard disks that’s formatted as NTFS laying around. And you’d also obviously know that OS X does...

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5 Reasons Why I Jailbroke my iPhone

Yes. I finally took the plunge and jailbroke my phone. One reason why I took so long to do it was the fact that it’s quite an easy task to jailbreak an unlocked iPhone...