Category Archives: MacOS

All about Mac OS

Download iWork ’11 for free

There is a well known bug on the Mac App Store that enables you to download the full iWork suite (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) straight from Apple if you already own iWork’09 Trial. You can simply download the official Apple iWork Trial from here or here. Once installed, you will need to restart the Mac App… Read More »

Mountain Lion

Rumours Mountain Lion is out tomorrow the 25th July.   UPDATE: Now available to download from the Mac App Store. If you are having difficulty getting it on machines without internet then please let me know. If you click on no comments and leave a reply I will post a solution here for you.

Sync photos between iPhone / iPad / Mac

To sync all your photos, all you need to do is sign up for a free iCloud account here, or if you haven’t done so already then make sure you upgrade your MobileMe account to iCloud here Once you have signed up to iCloud then all you need to do is find the iCloud menu… Read More »

How can I tell if my music is uploaded to iCloud through iTunes?

There is a hidden menu that isn’t selected by default. All you have to do is make sure you have updated your iTunes to 10.5.1 or higher then follow these steps: 1) Click View > View Options or (keyboard shortcut ⌘cmd +J) 2) Tick ‘iCloud Download’ and ‘iCloud Status’ 3) Click OK You should now see… Read More »

Error: iPhone/iPod/iPad synced with other library with iTunes 10.5

iTunes have changed their ways. You used to be able to change the Persistant ID within iTunes Library.itl using a HEX editor but as soon as you do that it quietly changes back to the old ID. This persistant ID is what enables you to sync your iPad/iPhone with your computer. For example when you… Read More »

MediaLink not working

PROBLEM Error message says: “MediaLink could not start because port 1900 or 9386 is in use” REASON EyeTv is or was once installed and is still running in the background. SOLUTION To stop this you need to: 1) Force quit EyeTv or anything similarly named in “Activity Monitor” 2) Remove anything related to EyeTv or… Read More »

How to make iTunes run smoother and faster

First of all if you can (and have the space available) it’s best to keep your iTunes library local on your Mac. If you are running out of hard drive space on your Mac then you can store your library on an external USB drive. If you choose to do this then you need to… Read More »