Create Shortcut Folders in the Dock

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One of the first things that any new Mac user becomes acquainted with is the Dock. The Dock is where your most used applications are kept (their shortcut at least), the Finder, Application Folder, Trash and System Preferences. Creating a shortcut to an application is fairly simple, by just dragging the Application from the folder […]

How to Scan in OS X Using Image Capture

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Using the Area Selection Tool in Image Capture on OS X

Mac OS X makes many computing tasks simpler by having the necessary functionality built into the operating system itself, and scanning images and documents onto your computer’s hard drive is no different. Image Capture is the Mac OS X application that handles all scanning duties for Mac-compatible scanner hardware. Before beginning to scan your image, […]

Fix “iPad Disabled. Connect to iTunes” Message

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If you have an iPad and don’t want anyone else to access your device while you are away or not using it, then you can set a security passcode that has to be entered in order to gain access to the Home screen. Whenever you turn on, restart, sleep or lock the screen on your […]

How to Use Handbrake in Mac OS X

by File in: General Software, OS X, Tutorials

Apple’s range of portable video media devices has expanded massively over the last few years. The iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad all feature powerful video playing capabilities, while the Apple TV allows you to watch iTunes content via your television. The iTunes Store features a wide range of video content to purchase and download, but […]

The Four Most Useful Terminal Commands for Beginning OS X Users

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Beginner and intermediate computer users alike are often intimidated by using command line.  Taking the time to learn how to use command line on your Mac can optimize your computing experience. Everything from customizing your settings to managing your files can be achieved in only a few keystrokes.  Best of all, you can take advantage […]

How to Show Hidden Files in OS X

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By default, Mac OS X hides many important system files and folders from the user’s view, either in the Finder or in the ‘Open’, ‘Save’ and ‘Save As’ Dialog Boxes of software applications. The operating system does this to prevent the accidental alteration or deletion of certain files that your Mac requires to run smoothly. […]

Mac Airport Connected to Router, but Intermittent Internet Access?

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I’ve had a MacBook Pro for about 6 months now and I loved it until about a month ago. Then suddenly, my Internet connection started having problems. Basically, OS X was connected to the wireless network at home and the Internet would work for some time, but then would suddenly disconnect. After a random period […]

How to Make Safari Remember Passwords

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So I love using Safari to browse the Internet, but one little quirk that I kept running across was that some websites I load which require a username and password to not get saved into Keychain. Keychain, for those of you who don’t, is the utility on OS X that stores all your login information […]

How to Attach an External USB Hard Drive to your AirPort Extreme

by File in: Airport, OS X, Tutorials

This tutorial will guide you through the (very simple, actually) process of attaching an external USB hard drive to your Airport Extreme. It will also show you how to determine who has access to the hard drive and review the security options.

Make Multi-Page PDF Files in Mac OS X

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Have you ever had a bunch of PDFs you wanted to assemble into one unified document?  Most people will tell you need Adobe Acrobat.  But in fact, OS X already has you covered with a nifty little program called Automator.  Automator is an ingenious and easy to use tool that lets you build sequences of […]