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How To Troubleshoot The Four Most Common 'Oh S**t' Mac Problems

Like any computer, a Mac is prone to serious problems over the course of its life. A wide variety of things can go horribly, horribly wrong. From a complete failure to start, to that terrifying kernel panic screen, here’s how to troubleshoot (and hopefully fix) what’s plaguing your Mac.

MLPostFactor Installs Mountain Lion On Older Macs

Mac: When Mountain Lion was released last year it dropped support for older generation Macs from 2006-2008. There were workarounds to get it to install, but they were far from user-friendly. MLPostFactor is a utility that makes the process of getting Mountain Lion installed on an older Mac a bit simpler.

Scheduled Notifications Is A Simple Way To Remember Things In Notification Center

Mac (Mountain Lion): There are lots of different ways to remind ourselves to do things, including to-do lists, task lists or calendars. But if you’re looking for something much simpler that just reminds you to do something in a specified period of time, Scheduled Notifications does the job.

Mac OS X 10.8.2 Update Brings Facebook Integration, iMessage Improvements

Apple has released a big update for Mac OS X. in conjunction with today’s iOS 6 release. It brings improvements to Facebook, iMessages, Game Center and bug fixes.

Permanently Disable Notification Center In Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Notification Center is one of Mountain Lion’s coolest features, but not everyone likes it. If you want to get rid of Notification Center completely, OS X Daily shows off a simple terminal command to do just that.

Set OS X Mountain Lion's Update Frequency To Any Schedule You Want

OS X Mountain Lion has a handy automatic update system, but unlike previous versions of the operating system, you can’t set the frequency of updates. If you want to update more (or less), OS X Daily shares a simple Terminal command to allow you to control the process.

How To Disable The Dock In Mountain Lion

Don’t find the Dock useful in Mountain Lion? Lifehacker reader Luke Carbis explains how you can conceal it with a simple Terminal script.

Dismiss OS X Mountain Lion Notifications With A Quick Swipe

Mountain Lion’s system-wide notification banners can occasionally cover up something that you need to click. Luckily, a quick flick can get rid of them instantly.

How To Run Mac OS X On Any Windows PC Using VirtualBox

Even if you’re a happy Windows user, you may have thought about trying Mac OS X. Maybe you’d like to test drive OS X before switching to a Mac or building a Hackintosh, or maybe you just want to run that one killer Mac app on your Windows machine. Whatever your reason, you can actually install and run OS X inside your existing Windows setup with a program called VirtualBox. Here’s how.

Battery Time Remaining Brings More Battery Info To Mountain Lion's Menu Bar

OS X: With Mountain Lion, Apple took away the ability to see your remaining battery time in the menu bar. Free app Battery Time Remaining brings it back, along with a few other goodies to keep your laptop alive.

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