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AppleTV Tips

AppleTV Tips

Use Your iPhone or iPad to Set Up Your Apple TV If you have a third-generation Apple TV and an iOS device that runs iOS 7 (although it has to be an iPhone 4s or newer, third-generation iPad or newer, iPad mini, or fifth-generation iPod Touch), you can set up your Apple TV the easy(…)

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Mac App Store Tips

Mac App Store Tips

Troubleshooting the Mac App Store If an app purchased on one Mac does not open after being copied to another Mac On the other Mac (where the app was copied, not purchased): Delete the app that will not open. Open the Mac App Store. Ensure that you are logged in to the Mac App Store(…)

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Share files, folders, and other services

Share files, folders, and other services

You can set up your Mac to share files, folders, and other services with users on your network. You can also share your screen, or share a printer connected to your Mac. Use the information on this page to help you choose which services to share, and whom to share with. DVD or CD sharing(…)

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Spotlight Tips

Spotlight Tips

Search with Spotlight Spotlight helps you quickly find anything on your Mac, including documents, emails, apps, songs, contacts, and more. It also provides Spotlight Suggestions from sources like Wikipedia, Bing, Maps, news, and iTunes so you can get more information right in Spotlight. Search results have rich, interactive previews so you can play song previews, get directions,(…)

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Finder Tips

Finder Tips

Represented by the blue icon with the smiling face, the Finder is the home base for your Mac. You use it to organize and access almost everything on your Mac, including documents, images, movies, and any other files you have. To open a Finder window, click the Finder icon in the Dock. To go to(…)

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Window Basics

Window Basics

Most of the information on your Mac is displayed in windows, including Finder windows and app windows. When you have multiple windows open, only one is active. When an app window is active, the menu bar contains the app’s name. Some windows that you open within apps, such as the Fonts window, always appear in front of(…)

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Desktop Tips

Desktop Tips

There are several ways to give your desktop—the background area of your screen—a custom look. Change your desktop picture In Desktop & Screen Saver preferences, you can change the picture that’s displayed on your desktop. Your Mac comes with dozens of desktop pictures to choose from, but you can also use your own pictures, or(…)

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Multiple Displays

Multiple Displays

OS X takes full advantage of every display connected to your Mac, giving you even more flexibility to work the way you want. Get the most from your displays With an external display connected to your Mac, you can work the way you want. Each display has its own menu bar, and apps can run(…)

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QuickTime Basics

QuickTime Basics

Recording with QuickTime Player Recording video You can make a movie using QuickTime Player and the built-in camera in your Mac. Just choose File > New Movie Recording. When the recording window appears, your iSight or FaceTime camera turns on (a green light appears by your Mac’s built-in camera). If your Mac doesn’t include a(…)

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OS X Mavericks Tips

OS X Mavericks Tips

Turn off App Nap Prevent unused apps lowering battery life In a bid to conserve battery life, Mavericks now has the ability to ‘power down’ individual apps when it thinks you’re not using them. The jury’s still out on how invisibly App Nap will work with third-party apps; fortunately you can turn it off for specific ones(…)

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Tech Terms Glossary

Tech Terms Glossary

What is 802.11 (a, b, g, n, ac)? These are different types of Wi-Fi (or AirPort) technologies. IEEE 802.11, to give the technology its technical title, is a set of wireless specifications created by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. They create a set of wireless specifications and companies like Apple follow them to(…)

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Fix Shell Shock bash vulnerability

The recent vulnerability that has affected systems running the popular Bash shell can allow an attacker to arbitrarily run code on any system that has a running installation of the unpatched bash shell. This includes every version of OS X, so if you have a Mac that you regularly use, then you can be sure it is(…)

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Exchange and Repair Programs

Exchange and Repair Programs

iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently. The affected iPhone 5 devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range. If your iPhone 5(…)

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Hidden Features

Hidden Features

Merge Folders You can easily merge the contents of two identically named folders but dragging one folder onto another prompts a Replace dialog message. So, the trick to merge two folders is to use Option – Dragging the folder which prompts an additional choice to merge folders. One folder containing contents of both source and destination folders(…)

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Access hidden user library files

Access hidden user library files

Apple made the user library folder hidden by default with the 10.7 and later releases of Mac OS. If it’s necessary to access these files for Adobe-related troubleshooting, use one of the following methods to make the user library content visible. Method 1 In the Finder, choose Go > Go To Folder. In the Go(…)

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Top Firefox Tips

Top Firefox Tips

How to make Firefox and websites go full screen Firefox can expand to fill your entire screen with its Full Screen feature. It’s great for those itty bitty screens on netbooks, making the most of your HDTV or just because you want it to! This article tells all you need to know about it. Turn(…)

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Slow Mac Performance?

Slow Mac Performance?

1. Restart your Mac Granted the Mac can be turned on for weeks or months without any serious problems, every now and then a restart is recommended. It is usually applications that “leak” memory that in the end makes the computer feel slow and sluggish. So if you haven’t already please start this guide with(…)

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Linux

Linux

Linux is not for everyone. It is, however, a perfectly acceptable (and dare I say good) alternative to Windows and OS X. It offers near-limitless control over an operating system and is available for free. Furthermore, Ubuntu, a popular variety of the open-source OS, works well on a Mac, and best of all, it can(…)

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Bootable Ubuntu USB Drive

Bootable Ubuntu USB Drive

Ubuntu is, perhaps, one of the most accessible distributions of Linux available to the home computer user or enthusiast. If you are interested in experimenting with Linux, you can do worse than to test-drive Ubuntu from a USB drive.  In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create an Ubuntu USB live-drive, using a Mac, to test(…)

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Screen Savers Tips

Screen Savers Tips

Screencast Screen Savers were first created to prevent screen burn on older monitors by keeping the pixels in those monitors moving. But nowadays they are a fun way for computers to show off picture feeds, words of the day, and other bits of information. The Setup Launch System Preferences and click on Desktop & Screen Saver. The top 14 screen(…)

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Desktop Tips

Desktop Tips

Desktops Detected OS X standard desktop images: Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks Personally, I tend to stick with whatever desktop image is supplied with that version of OS X. I’ve had various galaxies – in Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion – and now have a big wave in Mavericks. Desktop preferences in(…)

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Spotlight Tips

Spotlight Tips

What is Spotlight? At its core, Spotlight is a way to search for things on your Mac. Your Mac has thousands and thousands of files on it and when you need something but don’t know where to look, or have simply lost that file that you put in some random folder six months ago, Spotlight(…)

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Quick Mac Tips

Quick Mac Tips

MultiGesture Trackpad/Magic Mouse Gestures on a Mac go beyond pinch zooming and rotating. You can configure your Mac, without any external apps, to do about anything with the use of multi touch gestures, like 2 finger scroll to browse tabs, 3 finger drag to select text, 4 finger pinch to run Launchpad, etc. all to(…)

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Connecting your Mac

Connecting your Mac

There are several ways to get connected to the Internet so that you can browse the web, download updates, or play online games. Getting Connected How you connect to the Internet depends on where you are. For example, your work may offer an ethernet connection for your computer. When you’re using your notebook computer at(…)

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