Several times I’ve mentioned that Onyx is my primary OS X maintenance program. It’s free and easy to use. Click here to visit the developers web site or click here to read about the app on Apple’s website.

A few people have inquired about the best way to use Onyx. It actually has a great help file that explains all of its different functions, scripts, and utilities. TO view this help file without making any changes to your Mac, simply launch the app, then click Cancel when the Checking S.M.A.R.T status menu pops up, then click Cancel again when the Verifying startup volume menu pops up. Enter your password at the prompt, then click “Help” in the menu bar.

Onyx is a great app for basic maintenance. What apps do you use to maintain your Mac? Let us know and we will post the results in next week’s Kibbles.

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Small Dog Electronics will match your donation to Doctors Without Borders! Donate today to help earthquake relief in Haiti. We will match up to $200 per individual. Click here to make a donation to Doctors Without Borders! Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in […]

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During the colder months it’s important keep in mind that cold objects entering a warm, moist environment (like your home or workplace) will become damp with condensation. As liquid exposure of any type can void your warranty and result in costly repair, and as Apple now installs liquid exposure indicators inside each of its products, […]

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Last week I talked about moving music from a Windows PC to a Mac. The next most popular item to transfer is photos! As with iTunes, transferring photos to your new Mac is a simple process and all you need is an external hard drive to do it! The majority of Windows users keep their […]

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Happy Tuesday, Every year I seem to forget just how beautiful the woods can be right after snowfall. I woke up Sunday morning to a scant dusting on the ground, but it was warm enough that the clumpy snow stuck to the branches. I knew it wouldn’t last more than an hour or two, so […]

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Surprise! OS 10.6 Snow Leopard will unexpectedly be released early, on Friday, August 28! Here at Small Dog Electronics we are very excited about Snow Leopard, even though Apple is not heavily promoting its launch with pre-press, etc. Snow Leopard is touted as a simpler, faster, more powerful, and more refined version of Mac OS […]

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There is a new article by Small Dog Electronics employee Edward Shepard (cough cough, that’s me) over at The Burlington Free Press website. The article is called New options make computer back-up a no brainer it’s about (guess what) a variety of ways to easily back up your Mac or PC’s data. Losing important data […]

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