Tag Archive: Saver


How to Disable Safari Power Saver Plug-In Stopping on Mac OS X

Many Mac users may not notice this, but modern versions of Safari support a new feature which automatically stops plug-ins from running in certain situations to save power on the computer. This is kind of like App Nap in OS X, except that it’s limited to plug-ins within the Safari browser itself, which means things … Read More

How to Start the Mac Screen Saver with a Keyboard Shortcut in OS X

Have you ever wanted to initiate the screen saver of your Mac by hitting a keystroke combination? You’re not alone, and that’s what we’re going to show you how to do here. While OS X does not include this feature by default, we’ll demonstrate how to create an Automator system service that will accomplish the … Read More

Get a Space Vortex Screen Saver from Time Machine Animation in Mac OS X

Do you remember the original Time Machine backup animation of the slowly spinning green galaxy vortex? Triggered when a user entered Time Machine for backups, backup file management, or restoring files, the original animation was a snazzy space rendering that sort of looked like entering into a spinning black hole, shooting out stars and space … Read More

Get a Gorgeous iOS 7 Lock Screen Inspired Screen Saver for Mac OS X

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Though some of iOS 7′s appearance has become a matter of controversy, the one portion of the iOS facelift that is practically universally adored is the new, simplified, image-focused lock screen, which displays nothing but a clock and the date in minimally thin text overlaid against the devices wallpaper. It’s beautiful, and now thanks to a third party developer you can get that same gorgeously simple lock screen on your Mac  [Read More…]

Furiously Match Lions And Turtles In Ark Saver [Review]

I went into Ark Saver expecting it to flounder about like the Noah’s Ark mini game in Bible Adventures on NES. I’m incredibly surprised that it is not only playable but pretty addictive. Ark Saver by Ignacio Bononi Category: iOS…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Automatically Stream Photos from iPhone to a Mac Screen Saver with Photo Stream

Stream photos from iPhone to a Mac screen saver automatically

The latest versions of iPhoto (11+) and OS X (Mountain Lion+) support Photo Stream screen savers, this means you can have your Mac display a screen saver show that automatically updates the stream of photos based on pictures that are taken on the go with an iPhone, without ever having to manually copy pictures over to the computer or set them  [Read More…]

A Nice & Simple Binary Clock Screen Saver for Mac OS X

Binary clock screen saver

Minimally styled clock screen savers are fairly popular and we’ve shared a variety of them here before, but it’s hard to get more minimal than a binary clock. The aptly named BinaryClock is just that, a free and simple binary clock screen saver for OS X that has some nice color effects that change with the time. Binary clocks are also fun because the average person may  [Read More…]

Flip Through Your Photo Screen Saver Like A Slideshow [OS X Tips]

One of my favorite screen saver images.

Those photo screen saver modules that Apple includes with Mac OS X are gorgeous, right? With Aerial, Cosmos, National Geographic, and Nature Patterns on offer, the basic photo Screen Saver is just right to keep things pretty when you step away from your Mac for a moment or two. I’ve gotten tons of complements on the photos, and they’re just the default ones.

But  [Read More…]