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Posts Tagged ‘Mac’

Looking for Reliable Mac Repair in Gainesville?

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Gainesville mac repairAre you searching for reliable and cost conscious Mac repair in Gainesville, Florida?  You’ve come to the right place. We know you’ll find a multitude of Mac repair shops in the Gainesville, Florida region. But how can you tell the good from the bad?  Simple. Check out our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  Our customers love iHospital.  We’re 100% confident that once you visit iHospital Gainesville, you’ll continue to come back for all your Mac repair needs. Here’s five more reasons why iHospital Gainesville excels at Mac repair:

1.) No appointment is needed when you visit iHospital Gainesville for Mac repair. Grab your Mac computer and head down to our central location located at 1702 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32603.  One of our certified D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices

How To Download YouTube Videos on Your Mac

Written by iHospital. Posted in How To

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QuickTime 7 (Photo credit: Daniel Semper)

Did you know that over 4 billion hours of YouTube video are watched each month? The popular video website also receives over 800 million unique visitors each month.  This post explains how to download YouTube videos on your Mac for offline viewing.  Downloading YouTube videos to your Mac’s hard drive is a great idea for when you don’t have an Internet connection. All you need is your Safari browser and QuickTime 7 Pro.

How To Download YouTube Videos on Your Mac

1)  Find the video you wish to download on YouTube.  There are many ways to find videos using a variety of search functions. After picking your desired video, make sure you determine the video resolution you want. These options include 360, 480, etc.  Also, it’s important to only download videos that are in the public domain that don’t violate copyright rules.

2)  Open the Safari Activity Menu by selecting Window > Activity.  Afterwards, find the URL of the video that is loading. It will be shown in the Activity dialog box. It will let you know the current download status as well.  Double-click the downloading file and a new window will open in Safari.  After this new tab opens, copy the URL that appears in the S

3 Easy Mac Tweaks All Apple Fans Should Know

Written by iHospital. Posted in How To

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One of our recent blog posts was all about how to pick which Mac is right for you.  Hopefully you’ve purchased your Mac and have become an Apple fan! Today, we’re discussing three easy Mac tweaks to make your life easier when using your Mac computer.

Enable Desktop Widgets

By default, Apple widgets are located in the dashboard that pops up when you hit certain keys or a hot corner.  Also, the more widgets you have running, the longer they take to start up the first time you activate them after a restart.  If you’d like to have your widgets available on your desktop, type in the following command into your Mac terminal: “defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES”.

How To Restart a Frozen Mac

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how to restart a frozen macIs your Mac throwing a high-tech temper tantrum that’s driving you crazy? This blog post will show you how to force your Mac to shutdown so you can back to your busy day.  We’d like to warn you that this process will force a shutdown of your Mac computer and you will lose all unsaved work.  All important activities will stop as well.  Have any questions? You can always contact one of our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices using the contact form on our website or via Twtter at @iHospital.

How to Restart a Frozen Mac

1) The first step to restart a frozen Mac is to find the power button. If you have an iMac, you’ll find the power button on the back of the computer near the left bottom corner. If you have a MacBook Pro, the power button is on the right speaker.  For Mac Mini’s, the power button is on the back, near the right corner.  For MacBooks, the power button is at the right corner of the base.  Finally, the power button can be found on the front of Mac Pro’s.

How To Create Free iPhone Ringtones

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how to create free iphone ringtonesAre you interested in how to create your own free iPhone ringtones? If so, this post is for you. All you need is a non-protected audio file (wav, mp3, etc), iTunes and your trusted Mac computer.

Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices thought you’d enjoy this short tutorial on how to create your own free ringtones for your iPhone.

1. Open iTunes on your Mac.

2. Look for the song you’d like to make into a ring tone and select it.

3. Right click by pressing Control then Click and select “get info”.

4. Click on the “options” tab from the next window.

Your Guide to Mac Repair in Atlanta

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mac repair in AtlantaAre you wondering how to get your Mac computer repaired and live in the Atlanta, Georgia area? iHospital Atlanta is your one stop shop for all your Mac repair in Atlanta needs. We service every type of Mac computer including (but not limited to): Mac Mini, iBook, PowerBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro. Trust us when we say we’ve seen every type of damage imaginable. From water damage to wiped hard drives, our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices are here to get your Mac book in your care as soon as possible, at a reasonable cost too.

[Related: Which Mac is Right for You?]

With over 4 million Macs sold in the second quarter of 2012, Mac desktop computers and notebooks continue to be one of the most beloved computers of all time. That being said, if you find yourself looking for reliable Mac repair in the Atlanta region, iHospital Atlanta is the way to go. We’ve created this handy guide on how to get your Mac repaired in the Atlanta region:

1.) Power down your Mac and gather all of the broken pieces (if necessary) and power cords.

2.) Head down to iHospital Atlanta located at 3655 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30342.

Which Mac is Right For You?

Written by iHospital. Posted in How To

how to choose a MacSo you’ve made the big decision. You’re switching from PC to Mac and now you need to decide which model to choose. The great thing about Macs is that unlike PC manufacturers, there aren’t dozens of models to pick from. But, when you walk into your neighborhood Apple store, you’ll be met with a number of options and configurations. Should you buy a tablet, notebook or desktop? Once you make that decision, you’ll need to decide which model. Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices are here to make this decision easier by creating the below guide for you!

How To Decide Which Mac is Right For You

MacBook Air

  • Positives: The MacBook Air is extremely portable due to its light weight.  It also has a long battery life and a super fast start-up.  This Mac is perfect for multi-tasking and solid state drive storage comes standard.  All models come with Intel HD Graphics 3000.
  • Negatives: The downside of MacBook Air includes no disc drive, limited memory, smaller storage and limited ports.
  • Type: Laptop
  • Price Range: From $999 – $1499 US
  • Notes:  There are two sizes to choose from: 11″ or 13″, and 128GB or 256GB. We recommend that if you are using your MacBook Air for work you purchase the 256GB.

MacBook Air Product Page

MacBook Pro

  • Positives: The MacBook Pro has an upgraded storage, expendable memory and lots of ports and drives. The best part of the MacBook Pro is that it has a dedicated video memory.
  • Negatives: The MacBook Pro is heavier than the MacBook Air due to its upgraded features. It’s also more expensive and SSD storage doesn’t come standard.
  • Type:  Laptop
  • Price Range: $1199 – $2799 US
  • Notes: You’ll need to choose from a 13″ or 15″ display. The weight also varies from 2.38 pounds to 4.46 pounds. The most expensive version has a Retina display while the others have LED backlit glossy displays. You’ll also need to decide if you’d like CPU, memory and graphic upgrades. If cost is no issue, go for it. If you don’t know, don’t worry, you probably don’t need the upgrades. The MacBook Pro offers you the power of a desktop with the portability of a notebook.

Macbook Pro Product Page

how to pick your MacMac Mini

  • Positives:  The Mac Mini is great for students because of its low cost and tiny size. It also includes ample ports.
  • Negatives: The downside of the Mac mini is also its small

Upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion in 3 Simple Steps

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3 simple steps to upgrade to Mountain Lion OS XAre you wondering how to upgrade your Mac to Apple’s latest and greatest, OS X Mountain Lion?  Well you’ve come to the right place.  Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices wrote this blog post on how to upgrade to Mountain Lion in 3 simple steps.  As always, if you have any issues at all while upgrading, you can tweet us at @iHospital, drop into one of our locations, or contact us using our website contact form.  It’s important to remember that you can upgrade to Mountain Lion OS X from home.  It costs $20 and you can purchase it directly from the Mac App Store.  This is welcome news as its predecessor, Lion, set us back $50!

[Related: 5 Ways to Prepare for the Mountain Lion OS X Upgrade!]

Here’s How to Upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion in 3 Simple Steps

1.)  You must have one of the following Macs to be able to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)
If you’re Mac isn’t listed above, head directly to your favorite Apple retailer and start looking for a new computer!

How To Re-size a Picture on Your Mac

Written by iHospital. Posted in How To

how to resize an image on your macThere are many reasons you might want to re-size an image. Maybe you’re creating a favicon for a new website which would requires a very small image. Or, perhaps you want to create a customized Twitter background and need a large image. Also, some websites require that images that are small in size as they load faster. As long as you have your beloved Mac computer, you’ll be able to transform your image into any size you wish. No extra software is needed.

Here are instructions on how to re-size an image on a Mac

1.)  Open the  Finder on your Mac by clicking on the Mac icon in the dock and find the picture you wish to re-size.

2.)  Using your mouse, command-click the desired image and move your cursor over “Open With”.  Select “Preview” from the drop down menu that appears.  Your image will now be opened in a new window.  So far pretty easy right?

How to Update Your Mac’s OS X Software

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how to update your Mac's software These are instructions on how to get the latest updates for your Mac OS X software.  

Your Mac gets updates from Apple through a feature called Software Update.  Prior to running Software Update, make sure you have saved all your documents as you are required to reboot your Mac afterwards. It might take a few minutes for this feature to run as well.

By default, your computer will automatically check for Mac OS X software updates on a weekly basis.  If you prefer, you can set the software update checks from weekly to daily to monthly.  You can also turn them off if you wish, but we don’t recommend this.

Mac OS X v10.5 and later versions allow you to set Software Update to automatically download updates.  You will still be notified when the updates are ready to be installed.

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