‘.MOV’ file is a QuickTime movie file that is a video and audio container format developed by Apple Inc. This file format is both Mac and Windows compatible. Video recording/playing devices, such as digital cameras, high-definition multimedia mobile phones and cameras generate a slew of multimedia files, such as audio, video, animation, multi-dimensional videos i.e. 3D etc. use ‘.MOV’ file format. Just like all other audio/video file formats; MOV files are hypersensitive to corruption. Corruption may vary from small; that interrupts in playing the media file to large, which might turn it into a state of inaccessibility. Thus, if such files are enduring a situation that you are not able to play them, you need to fix corrupt MOV files in order to regain your personal videos and similar data. Read the rest of this entry »
February 5th, 2013, Vishal | No Comments »
A remarkable advent of digital electronic revolution is ‘digital camera’. The digital camera is a device that enables you to click innumerable photos without worrying about the small film size, viewing and transferring photos soon after clicking them, and deleting unwanted photos without affecting others. Apart from this, the availability of digital cameras in various price ranges makes it an affordable, one time investment.
However, due to the fascinating and easily understandable features, users, many times, forget that it is also an electronic device that can encounter data loss, if mishandled. Let us take a look on some mishandlings that a digital camera user faces knowingly or unknowingly and thus faces data loss: Read the rest of this entry »
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January 6th, 2013, Vishal | No Comments »
With fancy user interface and fast processing, your Mac also gives you some really advance features like you can dual boot your machine. You can install more than one versions of Mac OS X on a single Mac machine with the help of its very advance utility i.e. ‘Disk Utility’. Apart from various other useful features, the ‘Disk Utility’ enables you to resize partitions on Mac and thus, run two versions of Mac OS X alongside.
Let us take a practical example when you require a dual boot Mac. Suppose, currently you have one of the latest versions of Mac OS X i.e. Mac OS X 10.7 – Lion, however, prior to this version, you were using Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Therefore, after installing this new version of Mac on your machine, you found that some of your applications are incompatible with Lion and require Snow Leopard to run effectively. For this, you need to have Snow Leopard with Lion together in your machine. Read the rest of this entry »
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Role of OS X in Fine-Tuning Your Mac and Why You Need to Switch to an External Defragmentation Source
December 10th, 2012, Vishal | 8 Comments »
PC users tend to delve into a number of things while performing routine maintenance, including software updation, cache cleaning, and more. One of the important maintenance tasks that needs to be repeated periodically is drive defragmentation. A Mac user doesn’t need to wary of such things, as Mac has the ability to optimize itself without requiring any effort on your part. The idea of defragmenting an OS X hard drive is surrounded by various myths and uncertainties. Following the Apple’s guidance, you don’t need defragmentation on Mac at all. However, the built-in routines are not always foolproof, which means you may benefit from defragmentation in a few rare cases.
October 9th, 2012, Vishal | No Comments »
Mac is undoubtedly one of the best Operating Systems (OS) available today, considering the facts that the virus attacks and crash threats are far away. Unlike Windows system, a Mac machine is less susceptible to lesser booting problems, along with some really useful and advanced features, like talking alerts, iLife, etc. Moreover, the Boot Camp option allows running Windows and Mac OS X on the same system.
Apart from these advantages, a Mac occasionally encounters file system corruption, limiting the accessibility of all precious data stored on its hard drive. To some extent, booting your Mac in safe mode and using Mac’s inbuilt utility that is ‘Disk Utility’ can solve such problems. However, if they fail, then using an efficient non-Apple recovery software for Mac can do the needful. These professional tools recover your inaccessible, lost, or deleted data from HFS, HFS+, or FAT file system based Mac machines and other Mac supported storage media.
Posted in 3rd Party Software, Mac OS X
September 17th, 2012, Vishal | 3 Comments »
When you talk about Apple’s Disk Utility, the very first thought in your mind is to repair a disk. Disk Utility is indeed a built-in, all-in-one tool for Mac that can perform a range of disk-related tasks, such as verifying a disk’s integrity, creating or compressing disk images, mounting or unmounting disks, formatting or partitioning disks, cloning hard drive volumes, etc. Professional Mac users find this tool helpful in overcoming all problems with the OS X hard drive. On the contrary, the inexperienced users are advised to keep their distance from the tool in order for avoiding any scary result. Disk Utility can be found in ‘Utilities’ inside your ‘Applications’ folder.
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September 14th, 2012, Hedi Regaya | No Comments »
In Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, the company removed the Flash Player plugin from its privileged position of being a part of the default OS.
If you visit a website like YouTube using Safari on a brand new installation of Lion, it will warn you to “upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video”.
Leave it uninstalled
The most effective way to ensure that you almost never have to see a Flash-based video or advertisement on the Internet ever again is to simply follow in Apple’s prescribed path and leave the plugin uninstalled. But what of YouTube, which requires Flash in order to dazzle you with its content? You have a couple of options:
Switch to HTML5: Unbeknownst to many, YouTube does offer a way for you to switch to HTML5 versions of the videos throughout the website instead of sticking with Flash. The HTML5 player uses the H.264 versions of videos instead of Flash and is considerably less resource-intensive. It has almost every feature that its Flash counterpart has, such as changing the rate of playback or video quality, but it cannot do fullscreen video. It also doesn’t work on videos that have ads, rendering a big chunk of the website unusable for the Flash-hating user.
If you’d like to keep the HTML5 but get rid of the ads, consider using YouTube5, a free Safari extension that coaxes YouTube to use HTML5 instead of Flash without requiring you to sign up for the site’s own HTML5 trial. The HTML5 player the plugin provides does not have the ability to speed up or slow down playback of videos and its fullscreen feature has never worked properly for me, but it does have the added advantage of being able to play back all the videos on the site—with no ad in sight!
Use Google Chrome: Predictably enough, Google prevents a Flash-to-HTML5 extension from being developed for its own browser (because it removes ads from YouTube, thus depriving the company of a revenue source), but it does have the distinction of bundling the Flash Player plugin with the browser itself, making it independent of the OS’s support of the feature.
Therefore, if you primarily use Safari but occasionally need to load a webpage that uses Flash, you can open it in Google Chrome to get access to the Flash content. If you find yourself doing it too frequently, however, it may be time to either switch to Google Chrome entirely or consider one of the other options outlined below.