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Time Machine metadata

  (This post is for our more advanced readers who are curious about how Time Machine stores its data.) OS X stores Time Machine metadata in file extended attributes. These… Read more »

Questionable advice

  I came across the advice of a Mac consultant who wrote that you should restart your Mac once or twice daily to prevent your Mac from slowing down. This… Read more »

Apple ID two-step verification

Apple recently added two-step verification to Apple IDs. This optional feature helps thwart hackers from using your Apple ID. This mechanism requires you to enter a four digit code after… Read more »

OS X Contacts Printing Options

The Mountain Lion Contacts application has some printing options that you might not be familiar with. After you select Print… in the File menu, click on the Show Details button…. Read more »

QuickBooks 2013 for Mac

I recently started using QuickBooks 2013 for Mac to handle MacMaven Consulting’s accounting needs. I had previously been using a Windows accounting package. While the Windows package handled the job… Read more »

802.11ac

Apparently we can expect 802.11ac wi-fi products coming from Apple soon. Hints of the protocol were found in the latest beta of Mountain Lion. While not unexpected, it would be… Read more »

timeEdition free time tracking software

  For those of you in professions with billable hours (like myself), a time tracking application is very useful. There are countless applications for time tracking on the Mac and… Read more »

T-Mobile announces iPhone 5 availability

On April 12, T-Mobile will carry the iPhone 5. This is a big deal because the phone will be offered contract-free. Under the Simple Choice plan, the service will cost… Read more »

Free music from the New York Public Library

If you have a library card from the New York Public Library, you can download three free MP3s a week from the Freegal Music site. While the music selection isn’t… Read more »

Is the Find command psychic?

Have you ever used the Find command in an OS X application and found that the word you want to search for has already been entered into the search field?… Read more »