Apple OS X Mountain Lion version 10.8.3 update brings Windows 8 and 3TB hard drive support for Boot Camp, Safari 6.0.3, redeem iTunes gift cards using Mac’s camera, and other fixes that improve performance, stability, and security.
Apple released OS X Mountain Lion version 10.8.3 update today. New in the update is Boot Camp now support for installing Windows 8 and support Macs with 3 TB hard drive. A new way to redeem iTunes gift cards in Mac App Store using your Macâ€™s build-in camera. Safari 6.0.3 is included in the latest update with improved performance.
Mac: Have you ever wished to check the bluetooth connection strength between your computer and your wireless devices (keyboard, mouse, speaker, headsetâ€¦) for troubleshooting? In this article, I will tell you how to check bluetooth signal strength on Mac by pressing 1 key.
Make sure your bluetooth device is paired with your Mac.
Launch â€œSystem Preferencesâ€
Click â€œBluetoothâ€ under â€œInternet & Wirelessâ€
You will see a list of bluetooth devices in the left column. The connected bluetooth devices have a green dot and say â€œConnectedâ€.
Now, here is the magic, press and hold â€œOptionâ€ key. Dang! Dang! Signal strength bars and number will show next to the connected bluetooth device names.
The more bars, the better signal. The bigger number (closer to 0), the better signal. In the screenshot above, you can see that my Apple Wireless Trackpad has weaker signal (â€“54) than the other 2 devices (â€“49).
Bonus: You can monitor the bluetooth connection continuously by selecting a paired bluetooth device, click the gear button at the bottom of left column, then select â€œMonitor Connection RSSIâ€ from the dropdown menu. A new window opens and stay on top to monitor the device’s bluetooth connection.
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ray McAllister. If you would like to contribute too, please contact me.
Recovering data from your Mac could be a difficult task when the Trash folder is emptied. In many cases, undeleting a file on your Mac may lead to only a partial recovery of your files and folders. The simple truth is that it is really not an easy task to undo something that is permanent.
It has been pot raid in movies that you can do anything on a computer, even recover lost data with a few button clicks. However, there are steps that may be taken to increase the likelihood of a partial recovery.
Do you know that you can create your own OS X Lion installation DVD or flash drive for FREE, and it is easy to do so?
In this article, you will learn how to create a bootable OS X Lion installer DVD and thumb drive. Free of charge. All you need is a OS X Lion installer downloaded (don’t install!) from Mac App Store, a blank DVD disc or flash drive (5GB or larger).
Note that if you already upgrade to Lion, the installer has deleted itself. You have to re-download OS X Lion to have the installer again…