Memory Usage in OS X Explained

Tweaking OS X to get the best performance out of your Mac can be worth your time and money if it allows you to extend your older Mac’s life another year (or a few months until Apple releases that new model). Blindly following tutorials and tips can help but if you really want to get the best performance, you’ll need to know some theory. Let’s decipher OS X’s memory usage in Activity Monitor and look at how it affects your system.
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Tame Your Multiple Gadgets with doubleTwist

With the ever increasing pile of iPods, PSPs, Blackberries, mobile phones, mp3 players and other gadgets, managing them becomes unruly. They all seem to have their own software, their own way of doing things and laugh at the thought of interoperability. OS X support? You’re lucky if the device will even work with your Mac. So, how to tame the mess of different devices? Using doubleTwist, I’ll show you how to handle multiple devices without breaking a sweat.
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The Easiest Way to Broadcast Streaming Video with QuickTime Broadcaster

Want to broadcast videos to anyone, local or distant? You can easily do this with the magic of QuickTime Broadcaster. Broadcast lectures to far away students, live video feeds of a family barbecue to relatives across the world, or use it to broadcast in-house video to local terminals. Whatever you need to broadcast, QuickTime Broadcaster makes it easy. Let me show you how to set it up.
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Dealing with Microsoft Office Visio Files (.VSD) in OS X

While Microsoft makes Office for Mac, it’s not the entire Windows Office Suite. One of the major exceptions in Office for Mac is Microsoft Visio documents. If you are transitioning to OS X in the workplace, you may run across this problem. Fortunately, there are ways to open and work on Visio documents within OS X.
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Networking Primer – How Does Your Mac Talk to the Internet?

Every time you use the internet, you are using networking. The internet itself isn’t really a giant and mysterious cloud in the sky, you are actually talking to a computer located in a building, somewhere in the world. The best way to really picture the internet is to think of it as a phone system for computers to talk to each other. If you’ve ever wondered how it all works, I’ll explain how your Mac talks to the internet.
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