iPad 3 Custom Lock Screen With Contact Info – How-to (also works for iPhone)

If you happen to lose your beloved iPad or iPhone, wouldn’t it be nice to rely upon the chance that the goodness of people will prevail in returning it to your hands? Naive? Perhaps. Nonetheless, it’s worth a shot. Pondering this today, I decided to create my own custom lock screen with my basic contact info¬†overlaid¬†on top of the image. Here’s how: Using an image editor (I used Photoshop), create a new file at a resolution of 2048 x 1536pxRead more

How to start up a Mac in 64-bit kernel for increased performance

From the factory, it’s likely your Mac is running potentially slower than it could be by booting in 32-bit kernel. Possibly Apple does this for maximum compatibility. However, with the potential to run some applications up to 30% faster, it’s worth looking into. As of this posting, the only Mac shipping with the 64-bit kernel as default is the mid-2010 Mac Pro. You can startup in 64-bit kernel on an as-needed basis (without setting it to always startup in thatRead more