OS X Mountain Lion hits 3 million downloads in four days

In just a matter of four days, Apple reported topping three million download of its latest OS for the Mac, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Not bad for an OS that has been noted to not that different from its predecessor, OS X 10.7 Lion. Apple says OS X Mountain Lion is “the most successful OS X release in Apple’s history.”

OS X Mountain Lion has hit 3 million downloads in just four days since its release.

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How to start private browsing in Safari

Date: August 1, 2012 10:59 PM

Topic: How to start private browsing in Safari

The new Safari, version 6, has an improved private browsing mode.

Private browsing lets you surf the web without leaving traces of where you go. So instead of Safari saving your history, cookies, and autofill information, in private browsing mode, all these should disappear once you close the browser window or turn off private browsing. In private browsing mode, Safari will not save files and information in the cache either.

Here’s how you activate private browsing in Safari 6 in OS X:

  1. Click on “Safari” in the toolbar on top of the screen
  2. Click “Private Browsing”
  3. A dialogue box will appear asking you to confirm if you want to turn on private browsing. Click OK.

Private browsing mode in Safari is now easier to use.

And that’s it. You have turned on private browsing in Safari.

Want to find out how to turn it off? It’s even easier.

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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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Get updated Apple Safari with Omnibar

Apple quietly updated Safari for the Mac. I just noticed it today when I clicked on Software Update and saw a new version of Safari available for download.

Software Update

Apple added unified search/address bar in Safari

You can see from the screenshot of Software Update what new features are available. New features include the Smart Search Field and Offline Reading List. What features are not available?

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How to clear the cache in Safari in OS X

Clearing the cache is very in Safari. All it takes is a few simple steps.

Clear the cache in Safari in OS X

Clear the cache in Safari by following three easy steps

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How to Clear Cookies in Safari in Mac OS X Lion and Snow Leopard

Have you heard about how cookies are fattening? It’s not just the browser cache and the history that you need to clean up on your browser. Whether you’re using Safari, Firefox, or Chrome, you need to take care of deleting cookies.

Learn how to clear cookies in Safari 5

Browsers can give you options in resetting the data that is saved in your Mac or Windows PC. Safari 5, for example, gives you options to clear history, reset top sites, remove webpage preview images, clear downloads window, remove website icons, remove saved names, passwords, and other “autofill” form text, and others.

But, hey, where do I click to delete my cookies?

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Get the Safari Omnibar ahead of OS X Mountain Lion’s Release

Wasn’t it Google that started it all with the what they called the omnibar in the Google Chrome web browser? Basically, instead of separate fields for the web address bar and the search bar, Google Chrome only had its omnibar. In the omnibar, you can either enter the URL of the website you want to go to or use it to search for whatever it is you’re looking for.

The Safari Omnibar, developed by Olivier Poitrey, is a Safari plugin used to unify the location bar and the search bar in Safari.

In Firefox, it was easy enough to add plugins to install an omnibar plugin. I had the Omnibar plugin for Firefox installed on my old iBook G4 and I find it immensely convenient to use. For Safari users, how do you install an Omnibar?

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Download the Latest Firefox for Mac OS X

Here’s a bit of breaking news: Mozilla Firefox 10 is out.

Breaking news: Mozilla Firefox 10 for Mac OS X, Windows, and Android is available for download.

Head on to Mozilla’s download page for the latest Firefox web browser for Mac OS X: Download page for Firefox for Mac OS X

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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.

Read more after the jump.

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