How To Prevent My Mac From Sleeping

Keep Your Mac Awake with Caffeine

Have you ever worked on your Mac and the damn thing kept going to sleep on you when you least wanted it to? Then you have wake it up and enter your password….

I feel like this is more of a problem for Macbook users than iMac. Since power management is usually more important for laptops. The system settings are usually set to put the computer to sleep pretty fast so that the battery doesn’t get drained. Desktop users can usually afford longer wait times before the computer goes to sleep. But there are times when you actually need for your computer to stay awake. Either temporarily or for an entire session.

Keep MacBook Pro Awake with Lid Closed

Prevent Your Macbook Pro from sleeping when you close the lid

Let me paint a scenario for you. You use your Macbook Pro for just about everything. Especially for watching movies, TV and videos. Sometimes you would like to watch them on a bigger screen than what your laptop has to offer. That’s easy enough. Macbooks have ports so you can hook it up to an external monitor or a TV. Now you’ve logged into Netflix or have a DVD ripped to your hard drive ready to go. The cable is hooked up, you turn the lights out and sit down to enjoy the movie. But wait, the mood is kind of ruined because of that bright light coming from your Macbook Pro. Sure, you can turn it around to face the wall, maybe hide it behind a chair or even turn the display all the way down. But, you still have to find a place to put it because the of the awkward lid sticking up. What do you do?

Best Screen Capture Tool for Windows 7

For most of us, performing a screen capture just doesn’t happen often enough to justify buying a dedicated application to do so. We usually do a quick search on Google for a free utility and just use it for whatever project is on hand at the time. Then the screen capture tool either gets deleted immediately or we leave it installed until one day we don’t even know what it is or it’s trial is expired. Then the process is repeated until we find another free one. There are tons of screen capture tools out there and they for the most part they do the job and are easy to come by. Sure, some of the paid tools have super cool features and once you see one in action it’s kind of like “I’d like to get it, but damn. $50??”

How To Uninstall Programs on a Mac

Uninstalling Programs in Mac OS X


The key to making sure your computer stays running fast is to do maintenance on it regularly. I recently wrote two articles for both the Mac and PC that explained the installation and use of two applications that help you do this very easily. If you are interested in all around maintenance for your Mac you can read how to do so here

This particular article is about another application for the Mac called AppCleaner, which assists you in uninstalling programs completely without leaving junk files behind. There are two types of applications that get installed on a Mac, bundled and non-bundled. Which means there are two types of uninstallations which I am going to go over with you today.