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How to have an actual chance of getting your MacBook back if you lose it

One of the handiest features of iCloud is Find my iPhone; if you lose track of it you can easily see its position on a map if its connected to the Internet. Chances are that you left the cellular connection on, so as long as there is signal and turned on you can see where it is. Lock it, emit a sound and remotely erase its data.

While it works for basically every Apple device configured with iCloud, retrieve a lost MacBook is trickier. You can only connect it through WiFi, and if its password locked there is no way someone can connect it to the web.  One can try through LAN cable, but since 2012 Retina MacBook Pro no Apple laptop ever had a LAN port anymore. Additionally there’s no way to identify the owner, and everybody is pretty much free to factory restore it.

What we’re going to do here isn’t anything that has to do with black magic or adding a GPS module inside it to track the Mac even in Siberia or other remote lands: we’re adding a way to let somebody know whose Mac it is if retrieved without the need of unlocking it. Read More…

Gmail introduces Tabs for automatic Inbox filtering (and how to disable it).


The new Gmail tabbed browsing system split users in those who like it, and those who wants back the common Inbox. Gmail tabs organizes automatically new messages in up to 5 different tabs:

  • Primary: Just for general emails that doesn’t fit the tabs listed below.
  • Social: For emails regarding news from social networks, like Facebook notifications, Twitter mentions, YouTube digests.
  • Promotions: The other part of spam, this tab groups newsletters that you’re subscribed at, mainly commercial websites.
  • Updates: An example here can be Google Alert, or any other sort of updates like weekly emails from information websites or whatever you feel like going here.
  • Forum: Forum communities emails that you’re registered at go here. Read More…

How to install Windows 8.1 Preview on a Mac using Boot Camp 5 drivers

Windows 8.1 logo

Windows 8.1 is available as a free Preview for those who wants to try out the new version without waiting for autumn to come. although the simplest way to update your computer is through Windows Store, there is the option to do a clean install using the .iso file. Thanks to this, it’s possible to try Windows 8.1 on a Mac using Boot Camp 5. The following tutorial has been made with an iMac 27″ mid 2011. Macs that supports Windows 8 are the following ones; if yours is not listed, it means is not compatible.

  • MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch and 17-inch, Mid 2010)
  • MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Mini (Mid 2011 or newer)
  • iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011 or newer) Read More…

How to put together Facebook Cover photo and Profile image in one picture.

The cover represents for Facebook the one stop picture about you, and right below a thumbnail that interferes with it. What if you can put them together to create a unified photo effect like this one?


It might sound simple, but it’s not like that. Actually, we need to make several measurements to adapt both images together and crop them at millimeter. In order to follow this tutorial you will need just three things; a picture wider than 850 and higher than 340 pixels, a layer-capable editor application like Pixelmator, Gimp, Photoshop (others like Paint and Preview are not useful since they do work with one image per time) and discrete skills with them. For this time, we’re going to use Pixelmator but process is the same for any other app. Read More…

How to create a highlight reel of your best tweets with no effort using Vizify

VizifyYour Twitter timeline is so populated of tweets made in the past years that creates just a massive, plain archive. What if you can create a short and beautiful video of the best your profile has to offer? You can make that in the old way taking ages finding the best content or using Vizify which has recently partnered with Twitter for creating immediate clips about trending topics on your profile, best followers and so.

To start just head over https://www.vizify.com/twitter-video, authorize the app to access your data. Then wait a few second for a first video to be created. After that you can simply change background music, clips and even add or remove something that you don’t actually want to show off publicly. Read More…

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