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

Mac: How to change your computer name

Does your Mac have a different name than you’d like? Follow along for how to quickly change your computer’s name. Your Mac’s name will show up in a variety of circumstances including when AirDropping files, managing your devices on iCloud like with Find My Mac, and elsewhere. Here’s how to easily change it. Mac: How … Read more

Install ffmpeg on Mac OS X

FFmpeg is a great little program to help convert more or less any media format. I previously wrote an article how to install ffmpeg on the Raspberry Pi. This short tutorial will help you install ffmpeg on Mac, which is luckily a lot simpler! The easiest way to install ffmpeg is to use HomeBrew a package manager for … Read more

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

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

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