How to Get Into the MacBook BIOS

A system’s BIOS, or Basic Input/Output System, is a software chip in a computer’s motherboard that determines how the operating system functions. All Windows operating systems use BIOS, while MacBook computers use an equivalent called EFI, or Extensible Firmware Interface. EFI serves the same purpose as BIOS, where advanced users can configure specific system-level settings. … Read more How to Get Into the MacBook BIOS

How to reset the SMC in a MacBook (and why you might want to)

If you find your MacBook acting strangely, and seemingly for no reason, resetting the SMC may help. There are a number of things that could signal an SMC issue, from screen resolution problems, to a PC that doesn’t seem to want to reboot. And while resetting the SMC isn’t a cure-all approach to diagnosing problems, … Read more How to reset the SMC in a MacBook (and why you might want to)

Installing FFmpeg

James Cobalt edited this page 22 days ago · 12 revisions Installing FFmpeg in Windows Download a static build from here. Use 7-Zip to unpack it in the folder of your choice. Open a command prompt with administrator’s rights.NOTE: Use CMD.exe, do not use Powershell! The syntax for accessing environment variables is different from the command shown in Step 4 – running … Read more Installing FFmpeg

How to Clone a Hard Drive

There are plenty of great services that can back up your files, but sometimes you need something a bit more bulletproof. Maybe you’re migrating your Windows installation to a new hard drive, or maybe you want a complete 1-to-1 copy in case anything goes wrong. In those cases, your best bet is to clone your hard drive, creating an … Read more How to Clone a Hard Drive

CrossOver runs your Windows apps on Mac or Linux computers

No matter where you fall on the Windows vs. Mac vs. Linux debate, one thing remains true: you shouldn’t be forced to limit yourself to just one operating system. Of course, there are workarounds, like running a virtual machine, but they’re not always intuitive and can inhibit your programs’ performance. CrossOver 17 allows you to launch … Read more CrossOver runs your Windows apps on Mac or Linux computers