Why Ehon is a great free epub book reader for OS X

I think I have a new favorite ebook reader for OS X. That, my friends, is Ehon. It’s meant to be a digital comic book reader and it’s a good one, too, able to open comics in CBR and CBZ formats.

Ehon is great for reading digital comic books. It’s also a fantastic ebook reader that supports epub.

But Ehon also supports epub files and there are a number of reasons why it makes a great ebook reader.

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Top three best web browsers for the Mac

This is strictly my opinion: the best browsers for the OS X are, in no particular order, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. Camino, for me, comes in at number four. All these web browsers are free to download, install, and use.

Safari, Chrome, and Firefox

The three best web browsers for the Mac: Safari, Chrome, Firefox

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How to Play Angry Birds for Free on Mac OSX

Just in case you haven’t  had enough of Angry Birds. Did you know that there’s a way to play Angry Birds for free on Mac OSX?

Angry Birds costs USD 0.99 on the iOS App Store on the iPhone or iPod Touch. For the Mac, you can get Angry Birds on the App Store for USD 4.99. But you can also play the addictive game on the Mac. It’s free and, for the record, it’s perfectly legal.

You can play Angry Birds for free on Mac OSX.

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How to Quit Mail, iTunes, Safari, or Any Other App When Even Force Quit Won’t Work

What do you do when an app refuses to freezes? First thing you have to try is force quitting an app.

How to Force Quit, option 1

  1. One way of doing that is doing a long press (or two-finger tap) on the app icon on the dock to make the contextual menu appear.
  2. Then you click force Quit or Force Quit.

What if an app won't force quit? What do you do?

How to Force Quit, option 2

Another is by on the application’s name in the menu bar on top right of the screen (to the right of the Apple logo ) and click Quit or Force Quit in the drop down menu.

But what if even force quitting doesn’t work? 

What the Mail app, Safari, or iTunes won’t quit even if you try to use the Force Quit? What if an app’s blue light just won’t go out?

Here’s another catch. When force quitting won’t quit an application, you can’t even shut down your computer (Apple logo  > Shut Down). And you get a message explaining why: The frozen app, Mail, Safari, or whatever, is stopping your computer from shutting down. Yes, you can’t even shut down your computer! Caramba!

What do you do? Find out how to force quit an app that won’t force quit to just flipping force quit, after the jump.

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How to Show / Hide Bookmarks Bar in Safari in Mac OSX

Apple’s Safari is a nifty Web browser with a clean look, a nice RSS reader function, and powerful bookmarking options. One of the things I like is the convenient Bookmarks Bar (found right below the Address Bar) where you can add bookmarks that you can move around simply by dragging the bookmarks.

But have you ever looked at Safari and wondered where the Bookmarks Bar went?

Or do you have a Bookmarks Bar that you wished would disappear for whatever reason? Okay, so maybe Safari’s Bookmarks Bar does not appear or disappear randomly. However, you might want to show or hide it and you suddenly you can’t figure out how to.

The Bookmarks Bar is a useful feature of Safari. You can show or hide Safari's Bookmarks Bar in Mac OSX using the Mac toolbar or with a keyboard shortcut.

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Crop an Image Using Preview

What do you use to crop an image in Mac OSX? There are plenty of powerful image editing tools for Mac OSX, some free, some ridiculously expensive.

Included with every Apple Macintosh since 2002, iPhoto has a modest set of photo editing options, such as red-eye removal and adjustment of exposure, contrast, and saturation. Effects (sepia, matte, black and white, etc.) can also be added with one click. It also has an easy-to-use crop tool.

The drawback is that you need to add a photo into your iPhoto library to be able to edit pictures. If you’re using powerful image editing tools like Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, Seashore, and Acorn, the drawback is that they may take a while to load. If you merely need a quick fix for cropping a photo, there has to be a quicker way, right?

You can use Prevew to crop photo.

Good thing there’s another option. And it only requires an app that already comes free and preinstalled in every Mac. The app we’re talking about here is Preview. Yup, Preview, that ever reliable photo and PDF viewer for Mac OSX can also be used to crop just about any type of image it can open.

See how after the jump.

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Read Comics in CBR and CBZ Formats on Mac OSX Using Simple Comic

Simple Comic is free and easy to use. It’s great for reading comics on Mac OSX.

Simple Comic is a feature rich but easy to use comic book reader for Mac OSX.

Simple Comic can handle popular comic file formats CBR and CBZ.

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How to Check the Health of Your Mac Battery Using Coconut Battery

The lifespan of a Mac’s laptop battery can vary. What’s for sure is that the battery’s performance will diminish over time. By monitoring your battery’s condition, you will be able to know how long your battery has before it conks out.

Coconut Battery is a free and easy-to-use app for monitoring your Mac laptop's battery.

If you want to monitor your battery’s health, there are a number of ways to do it. One is to use Coconut Battery. Coconut Battery is free and extremely easy to use. The application can be found here on the developer’s site. Coconut Flavour’s website.

Coconut Battery works in Lion and in older versions of Mac OSX.

Learn more about using Coconut Battery after the jump.

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