Comical, a great free CBR and CBZ comics reader for OS X, but not for Mountain Lion

Laptop and desktop computers are a great way to read comics. One of my favorite comic book readers for the Mac is Comical. Comical is free and it can read CBR and CBZ files and is available for OS X, Windows, and Linux. But there’s a catch.

Comical for OS X 10.2 to 10.6. Image from Comical website.

Comical runs on older Macs running OS X 10.3 Panther (see screenshot above, from the developer’s website) and OS X 10.2 Jaguar.

I’ve used it on OS X 10.4 Tiger and OS X 10.5 Leopard. It should also run on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Unfortunately for Comical fans using newer Macs, the app does not run on OS X 10.7 Lion 10.7 or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. It’s a pity because Comical is a mighty good comic book reader.

Download Comical for OS X 10.2 to 10.6:

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Download: Video Monkey will convert your video files for free

Video Monkey is a free and easy-to-use video converter for OS X.

You can use it to convert video files from one format to another. You can use it to encode files into AVI, MP4, Quick Time, Flash, MPEG, and DV. Or you can use the presets that converts the video to the size and format of iPods, iPhones, and Apple TV.

Video Monkey can take just about any file type you throw at it and convert it in the format you want.

Get Video Monkey

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Download OS X Mountain Lion

Latest OS for the Mac, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, is now available for on the Mac App Store. You can get it for USD 19.99. If you had bought your Mac on June 11, 2012, or later, then you most probably qualify for a free upgrade to Mountain Lion.

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion was released today, July 25.

OS X 10.8 adds several enhancements to the OS, including greater integration with iPads, iPhones, and other iOS devices.

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is about 4 GB. It can be installed on computers running OS X 10.6.8 or later, so that’s good news for those running OS X Snow Leopard or Lion.

  • Download Mountain Lion here: OS X Mountain Lion - Apple

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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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Talking about the 15- and 17-inch Macbook Airs with Retina Displays and Ivy Bridge

Macbooks with Ivy Bridge processors which is almost sure to arrive. Ivy Bridge CPUs from Intel should boost performance and graphics capability on the Macbook Air and Macbook Pro. And because it is more energy efficient, it should also be able to give Macbooks better battery life.

The 15-inch Macbook Pro and the rumored 15-inch Macbook Air are prime candidates to get ultra-high resolution retina display from Apple. Image from Apple website.

All sorts of news and rumors surround an expected Macbook refresh. Will retina displays be among the coming features?

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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 Take a Screenshot of a Selection in Mac OS X Lion

Taking a screen capture of a selection of your screen is very easy in Mac OS X Lion. This takes only a few steps.

Take a screenshot of a selection using an easy keyboard shortcut.

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Where Are My Default Desktop Pictures Located on Mac OS X Lion?

On a Mac, you can use your own photos as your desktop background or use art or photos you’ve downloaded from the Internet. You may be wondering, though where the default pictures are stored. Where do you find the default desktop photos on Mac OS X Lion?

Where do you find the Desktop Pictures folder in Mac OS X Lion?

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Have Your Dashery 2: Make an En Dash on a Mac Keyboard

“A hyphen is a hyphen, and a dash is a dash,” says Bill Walsh. He doesn’t do en dashes, sorry.

But just in case you need to know, there is an easy keyboard shortcut for making an en dash.

How do you make an en dash on a Mac keyboard?

More after the jump.

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Top Three Free Epub Readers for Mac OS X

Well I’ve written and ranted before about free epub readers for Mac OS X. There are few such apps and those that are available seem to me to be limited as ebook readers. While I’d love to repeat and expound on my complaints, right now, I’d like to present you with a small list of epub readers I’ve found for Mac OS X.

Those looking for an epub reader for Mac OS X might want to try one of the free apps mentioned below.

Read more after the jump.

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