NUS Mac User Tips: a help blog for mac users in Nus

January 21, 2009

Guide on Ear bud Tips

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i did a mini guide on ear tips..and here’s the list enjoy!

1) the normal silicone ones: these definitely come with ur players and may range from normal ones like:
or double flanges:
the stock ear tips are the worst in sound isolation, followed by the double flanges.

2) disposable ear foam tips: these do not last forever and onli last for three weeks to a month. but they provided 2nd best sound isolation. one brand is called [URL=””%5DComply%5B/URL%5D

3)lastly, the customs, where u go to somewhere and have a mold done with the inside of your ear and u have earphones only u can wear:

December 29, 2008

pouches for your iphones

Filed under: Uncategorized — oyebto @ 11:43 pm
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some interesting websites for pouches for your iphones.


  1. fabrix cases
  2. foof pouch
  3. Moshi’s ipouch

all these offer decent protection. i have purchased one fabrix case for myself and the padding is superb.

December 15, 2008

open new windows in safari in tabs rather then windows

Filed under: Uncategorized — oyebto @ 8:57 pm
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found this page on a website: 

very useful. click here

follow the instructions listed. for convenience, i added them here too.



download safaristand:

leopard users click here

tiget users click here

Install SIMBL
– Quit Safari.
– If you use old version with old way, move “/Users/YOU/Library/InputManagers/SafariStand” to trash (or other location) .
– move “SafariStand.bundle” into your SIMBL plugin folder.
* Result path is “/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/SafariStand.bundle” or “/Users/YOU/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/SafariStand.bundle”.

If SafariStand doesn’t work, you need fix privilege of InputManager (SIMBL).
Execute this command in 
sudo chown -R root:admin /Library/InputManagers
or use Input Managers (

There is also SIMBL compatible loader such as PlugSuit and PimpKit.


If you want to copy setting from other Mac, copy these file and folder.

December 12, 2008

How to jailbreak your iphone. ver2.2

Filed under: Uncategorized — oyebto @ 10:45 pm
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i personally never jailbreak my iphone, something i will do in the future when i get bored of it, but in the meantime some links to help people who want to jailbreak to get started. 

For mac users

For Win users

December 11, 2008

Very cool tip with itunes

Filed under: Uncategorized — oyebto @ 12:38 am
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not sure if you are like me, but when i transfer songs into my iphone, i tend to group them into “albums” to facilitate cover flow. but manually changing album names are a pain, so i found out something cool: you can select a few albums, then right click and click on get info, and type in the album name u want. all the different albums will then be grouped under one “album” cheers!

December 5, 2008

Semester 1 is over!

Filed under: Uncategorized — oyebto @ 9:55 am
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now that sem is over, and i just gotten a new iphone, i will be posting some interesting stuff on the iphone pretty soon.


some interesting facts:

  • switcheasy colors for iphone 3g costs only $21 in challenger. go grab it!
  • use this website to convert your favourite songs into ringtones for ur iphone. AudiKO
  • Use this website to configure ur iphone for wireless surfing in NUS. the safe way.
  • dun bother entering your contacts or email accounts into your phone. just sync and everything will be in.
  • Check this site out to see what hot and what’s not in the appstore. Rankings available for both free and paid apps. Appshopper
  • programs able to convert your favourite videos for watcing on your iphone/ or ipod touch
  1. FFmpegx ( unable to rip, but converting speed is the fastest)
  2. Handbrake (most versatile software. speed is its downside)
  3. isquint (techspansion has been discontinued, but check the link out to download it from
  • when looking for cases for iphone, its good to check if these are included:
  1. screen protector.
  2. port connectors ( pieces of rubber/silicon/plastic that covers ur earphone and dock port)
  3. check if the buttons are covered. if they are, are they still easy to press?
  4. the feel of the phone. does it attract lots of lint? friction is right?

November 12, 2008

A remote clicker for presentations on ur macbook

Filed under: Uncategorized — oyebto @ 8:42 pm
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now, in NUS we will all have presentations at some point. dun u ever wish u had a clicker to navigate through ur pdfs, docs or powerpoint presentations? one great way is to use a wireless or bluetooth mouse. However, for those not wanting to look awkard with a mouse on your hand, do give the apple remote a try. its comes with 2007macbook/pros and before, but not the 2008 ones , so u guys may wanna check out the apple store for them. It costs 34bucks, and its well worth the money are u are a couch potato or do give frequent presentations.


by default, the clicker is used for navigating around front row , changing tracks on itunes, and changing universal volume. navigating through the slides of powerpoint works too, but thats all u get. By purchasing the software listed below, you can actually get the remote to do a lot more stuff, like using it as a virtual mouse, navigating through any application and more. do give them a try:



do check out this site also for more interesting uses of the remote, cheers!

Beyond the Front Row with the Apple Remote

November 10, 2008

Organising all your pdfs, word documents and ppt on mac

Filed under: Uncategorized — oyebto @ 8:10 pm
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one way is to have folders for them. but how about considering these great software? do give them a try… who knows might change the way u organise stuff forever.

Personally i kinda preferred Yojimbo… trying it out for a month and see how it goes… it has these drawer thinggy at the side which u can drag and drop ur pdfs into folders tat u can organised like, “MA1505, 1431” and stuff like this. easier that allocating them into specific folders which i used to do.

November 8, 2008

Running a C compiler in crossover

Filed under: Uncategorized — oyebto @ 12:49 am

hey if u guys managed to download crossover over the lame duck challenge previously, do take note tat the C compiler designed for windows happens to run well on it. great news for all mac users doing C programming.

November 4, 2008

Grapher in mac

Filed under: Uncategorized — oyebto @ 3:57 pm

i am taking 1505 this semester, and the topic on Surface integrals with all the stokes’ theorem is really killing me. one program tat helps me draw 2d and 3d graphs is a program called grapher ( spotlight it). its really useful for visualising stuff.



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