Best of Mactuts+ in October

MacTuts+ is the superb new site dedicated to teaching people how to use their Mac, and OS X, more effectively. We’ve got you covered for apps, but combine that with an in-depth knowledge of OS X and you’ll be unstoppable, limitless!

This is a quick roundup of the best tutorials from MacTuts+ in October, from How to Set Up and Use VoIP on Your Mac to Making Your Mac’s Desktop Better with GeekTool, we’ve got you covered.

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Best of Mactuts+

Ways to Make Your Mac’s Desktop Better with GeekTool

GeekTool is an amazing free app that is a bit like Dashboard for the super nerdy. It allows you to place functional widgets, called “Geeklets,” right on top of your desktop, so you can always see them. Implementation can be a little tricky though so this tutorial will walk you through five different ways to use Geeklets to enhance your desktop experience.

How to Set Up and Use VoIP on Your Mac

With the advent of faster broadband, the viability of using your data connection for voice communications has become increasingly reliable. VoIP has lower startup and ongoing costs than traditional, fixed-line telephones and has a wealth of flexible features that are often additional cost options from your dinosaur-era fixed-line phone network. If you are a freelancer, a business owner, or even just home user who requires a separate telephone from your home number, then VoIP is for you.

Quick Tip: Trick Out Your Mac with Terminal

The Mac OS X operating system is already really sleek, but we’re going to look at how to use terminal to activate some cool hidden settings that will make your Mac even better. The terminal tricks I’ll be showing you range from adding spaces to your dock to freeing your Dashboard widgets from the Dashboard. So let’s get started!

 The Master Guide to Formatting a Hard Drive 

Want to sell your Mac, restore its original speed or make a fresh installation of the new OS version you bought? There comes a time in every Mac owner’s life when the formatting (restoring it to a factory state) of the hard drive becomes a necessity. We’ll tackle the most painless way to do so in this step by step guide.