MacPoint http://www.macpoint.be Mon, 03 Dec 2012 09:12:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Thoughts on the Macbook Pro 15 inch with Retina Display http://www.macpoint.be/thoughts-on-the-macbook-pro-15-inch-with-retina-display/ http://www.macpoint.be/thoughts-on-the-macbook-pro-15-inch-with-retina-display/#comments Mon, 03 Dec 2012 08:54:58 +0000 koenraadvds http://www.macpoint.be/?p=1203 It’s been 5 years since I updated my computer setup. I’ve been working on a SantaRosa Macbook pro  2,4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256 MB of videoram for a long time now. Back in 2007 it was the most powerful [...]]]> http://www.macpoint.be/thoughts-on-the-macbook-pro-15-inch-with-retina-display/feed/ 0 Mountain Lion is coming, what should you know that you don’t yet know? http://www.macpoint.be/mountain-lion-is-coming/ http://www.macpoint.be/mountain-lion-is-coming/#comments Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:27:20 +0000 Kraven Craft http://www.macpoint.be/?p=1178 Everyone knows when you have a portable Mac, you’re able to see the battery status in the menubar. In Mountain Lion, Apple changed some of the options. You won’t be able to show the “Time Remaining”, only the current battery percentage. We contacted Apple about this and we got the answer that it is not [...]]]> http://www.macpoint.be/mountain-lion-is-coming/feed/ 2 Eat the Forbidden Fruit… How to rip a Blu-ray on a Mac http://www.macpoint.be/how-to-rip-a-blu-ray-on-a-mac/ http://www.macpoint.be/how-to-rip-a-blu-ray-on-a-mac/#comments Wed, 23 May 2012 09:15:46 +0000 Kraven Craft http://www.macpoint.be/?p=1115 As most of you know, Apple and Blu-ray aren’t good friends. Mac’s don’t come with Blu-ray players and don’t offer any playback and support what so ever for Blu-ray discs. Nevertheless you can rip Blu-rays on your Mac, and to be honest, it’s not that hard to do.

— If you want to rip the [...]]]> http://www.macpoint.be/how-to-rip-a-blu-ray-on-a-mac/feed/ 2 How to get rid of Youtube advertising and play HTML5 video http://www.macpoint.be/how-to-get-rid-youtube-advertising-and-play-html5-video/ http://www.macpoint.be/how-to-get-rid-youtube-advertising-and-play-html5-video/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:00:11 +0000 Kraven Craft http://www.macpoint.be/?p=1104 Have you noticed how Youtube started adding advertising to your beloved videos?

If you’re a Safari user, there is a quick way to get rid of them and enable HTML5 video at the same time, let me explain you how.

When you open Safari, go to your preferences (cmd + ,)

Once in [...]]]> http://www.macpoint.be/how-to-get-rid-youtube-advertising-and-play-html5-video/feed/ 0 Create OS X style folder icons http://www.macpoint.be/create-os-x-style-folder-icons/ http://www.macpoint.be/create-os-x-style-folder-icons/#comments Sat, 03 Dec 2011 10:00:08 +0000 Kraven Craft http://www.macpoint.be/?p=1029 Before we begin, let me point out a few things first.

You need Pixelmator or Photoshop in order to do this tutorial. (click the one you use to see the steps!) You need Icon Composer.app from Apple, it’s a part of Xcode which can be downloaded for free. You’ll need to download this [...]]]>
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iOS 5 Survival Guide http://www.macpoint.be/ios-5-survival-guide/ http://www.macpoint.be/ios-5-survival-guide/#comments Fri, 14 Oct 2011 15:26:03 +0000 koenraadvds http://www.macpoint.be/?p=900 Apple has just released a major update to it’s iOS software. We’ve been using iOS5 since June, let’s talk iOS!

At first, you wouldn’t think much has changed in iOS5. But there are a lot of under the hood goodies that make it worthwhile. Let’s get to some of the more important changes.

 

iOS [...]]]> http://www.macpoint.be/ios-5-survival-guide/feed/ 0 Lion’s local backup devours disk space http://www.macpoint.be/lions-local-backup-devours-disk-space/ http://www.macpoint.be/lions-local-backup-devours-disk-space/#comments Tue, 19 Jul 2011 09:26:40 +0000 Kraven Craft http://www.macpoint.be/?p=821 If you’re running Lion on a portable Mac, you might notice that your hard disk space declines with every passing day, not because you have so many things on your Mac but because Lion is continuously taking local backups.
According to Apple:

“Time Machine keeps local snapshots as space permits.”

That’s all great no? [...]]]> http://www.macpoint.be/lions-local-backup-devours-disk-space/feed/ 19 OS X Lion Survival Guide http://www.macpoint.be/os-x-lion-survival-guide/ http://www.macpoint.be/os-x-lion-survival-guide/#comments Sun, 03 Jul 2011 19:53:44 +0000 Kraven Craft http://www.natureseyestudios.be/blog/?p=697 OS X Lion is the seventh version of Mac OS X. It packs a bunch of new features that might be confusing to upgrading users.
Some are as small as changing preferences while other feature’s are a bit harder to access. We want your transition to run as smooth as possible.
By giving [...]]]>
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Switch between iTunes accounts the fast way http://www.macpoint.be/switch-between-itunes-accounts-the-fast-way/ http://www.macpoint.be/switch-between-itunes-accounts-the-fast-way/#comments Fri, 20 May 2011 11:00:13 +0000 Kraven Craft http://www.natureseyestudios.be/blog/?p=404 If you’re like me, you probably have more than one iTunes account.
I, for example have a Belgian, a British and an American iTunes account, with those three, I have access to virtually everything Apple provides us with.
Switching between multiple accounts can be rather annoying, I spend countless minutes (maybe even hours) [...]]]>
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Create HD-SD Dual Versions of a movie for iTunes http://www.macpoint.be/create-hd-sd-dual-versions-of-a-movie-for-itunes/ http://www.macpoint.be/create-hd-sd-dual-versions-of-a-movie-for-itunes/#comments Sun, 08 May 2011 06:00:47 +0000 Kraven Craft http://www.natureseyestudios.be/blog/?p=445 Have you ever noticed that movies you purchase in HD from the iTunes Store show up in your iTunes Library with a little tag that says HD-SD?

That’s because most movies in the iTunes Store come to you with both an HD version and a second version that is smaller in file size and better [...]]]> http://www.macpoint.be/create-hd-sd-dual-versions-of-a-movie-for-itunes/feed/ 1