Mac users who want to upgrade or repair a Mac find all the necessary information at ifixit.com. The site offers extensive repair guides for most Mac models and iPhones, including many pictures and a list of the tools required. The manuals are free and there is a vibrant community helping with troubleshooting and answers on all sorts of related topics.
In case you’re wondering which products you registered with Apple over the years or need to deregister a Mac because you are selling it – here is the page you’re looking for. Sign in with your Apple ID and edit your list of Macs, iPhones, iPads etcetera or look up their serial numbers. You can obviously also register a new Mac.
Using Airfoil you can stream any audio from your Mac to the following devices: Airport Express, Apple TV, other Macs, iPhone or iPod. So if your favorite radio station doesn’t support iTunes you can still send the music wireless to your stereo using an Airport Express and Airfoil. Licence: 25 US-dollars.
Highly customisable tool for nerds to keep an eye on things. MenuMeters sits in the menu bar of your Mac and shows the activity of CPUs, hard drives, the memory used or the download and upload speed of your network. Licence: Open source.
Are you keen on news from Apple? Then head right over to their extensive collection of rss feeds. You find feeds for the iTunes Store, Apple hot news, developer connection, troubleshooting, seminars, the App store and other topics. There is something for every Apple user – see for yourself! You can use most browsers or one of the many free rss readers out there to subscribe.
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This little tool will let you set the backup interval of Time Machine. You can chose to do hourly, daily, weekly and monthly backups. And it costs you nothing.
With QuickTime X you can record your screen actions on your Mac. Just go to “File” and select “New Screen Recording”. It sits in your application folder and is free!
This tool gives you a shortcut to control iTunes with your keyboard. Licence: Free
Always wanted to take a screenshot of a whole website and in full resolution? Paparazzi will do it for you. It’s even free! In case you want to download an entire site, give SiteSucker a go.
If you want to access your iPhone directly, for example to copy or delete pictures and movies without syncing via iTunes, this software is for you. And you can use your phone as a USB dive too. Owners of a jailbroken iPhone can also get to their e-mails, text messages, voice mails and address book.
Dropbox offers a great way to store, sync and share files over the Web. 2GB of space come free and it integrates perfectly with Mac, PC and iPhone/iPad. It’s really helpful for many things, just check it out!
Ultimate piece of software for video, chat and voice communication. Skype is simple to use, it’s free and runs on Mac and Windows. Prices to call mobiles and landlines are moderate. You can also get a land line number and answering machine. Licence: Freeware.
ReduxEncoder is a great freeware for the Mac to convert video files into different formats. There are several options to get the job done, this is one of them. Flv Crunch another.
Most versatile WLAN router and private media server on the planet! Works well with Mac & Windows. Pushes voice- and fax messages straight to the iPhone. And turns the iPhone into a regular landline phone via Fritz!App Fon.
This nifty solution streams all sorts of video formats from your Mac to your iPhone or iPad. After installing the free required software on your computer and your iPhone you can set up a video folder which is accessible from the iPhone. Your Mac will convert the video live while streaming it (full screen) to the iPad or iPhone. The only downside to this is the massive CPU load it takes for streaming and converting the video file at the same time. Pretty cool though! App price: $2.99 or €2,39