Posts from the desk of OWC Chris S.
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Create Your Own Custom Icons in OS X 10.7.5 or Later

I’ve been making my own Mac icons for folders, applications, and a myriad of other uses for well over 20 years now. Back then, I was stuck with 256 (or fewer) colors, a black/white alpha channel, and pretty much had to make them pixel by pixel in ResEdit (uphill… both ways… barefoot… in the snow…). Later…
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It’s Here!! It’s Here!! iOS 7 Is Here!!

Well, the moment you’ve been waiting for since WWDC is here: iOS 7 is now available for download! But before you upgrade your iDevice, make sure it’ll work on your model; nothing will put the brakes on iOS-Mania faster...

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Use Disk Images To Keep Private Data Private

I always figured I’d make a great secret agent. I’m a pretty good shot (at least with my Red Ryder BB gun), I’m nearly unnoticeable in a crowd (especially at “singles” events), and I know how to keep a...

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Be Careful Where You Plug that USB Cable.

I really like my iPhone 5, but it feels like it’s always running low on power and I’m rushing to find an outlet so I can plug it in. Most of the time, I either plug it into the...

It makes sense, when you think about it. One Simple Tip To Improve Your...
For the most part, if you know you’re going to be taking pictures or video, your best bet for high-quality results is to use the proper camera for the...

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Ever since Apple stopped attending the Macworld Expo, we’ve had to rely on various “Apple Events” during the year to get our fix of new Mac hardware. For the...

time_machine_flux Speed Time Machine Past 88MPH Over...
As far as backup strategies go, Time Machine is a pretty good addition to your backup strategy. You get hourly backups, can go back and retrieve accidentally-deleted files and...

Globe-DIY-231x300 Bouncing Back from Disaster – How...
Here at the OWC Blog, we’ve posted a lot of advice about backing up your data over the years. However, there’s one thing we’ve never explicitly talked about: how...

GlobeMaid An Easy Way to Clear Out...
Over the years, I’ve managed to amass a large amount of apps for my iOS devices. Some of them are really good and I use them daily. Others, I...

Globe-DIY-231x300 OS X 10.8.3 Now Offers Fusion...
We’ve been waiting and waiting for Apple to release the next version of OS X Mountain Lion in hopes that the next full version would have all the necessary...

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If you’re living in the European Union and you’re looking at getting a new Mac Pro, you’d better hurry. As of March 1, 2013, Apple will halt sales of...

Globe-FoilFix Shielding Resolves USB 3.0 Conflict with...
We’ve spoken quite a bit about the benefits of USB 3.0 in recent months. Its high rate of data transfer, backward compatibility with previous versions, and overall low cost...