Mark O'Neill

How To Set Up “Do Not Disturb” On iOS

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If it is 2.00am and you only have a few hours to get some sleep, there’s nothing worse than someone trying to call you, or ping you on chat. Turning the phone off or slinging it out of the room may be impractical if you use your phone as an alarm clock. So what do […]

How To Rip a Music CD Using iTunes

by File in: iTunes

I know what you’re thinking. What is a music CD? It’s 2019 and we’re all busy buying digital music or streaming it on Spotify. So what’s all this CD business? 1999 called – they want their technology back. All joking aside, people are still using CD’s today. Amazon still sells them and you can obviously […]

How To Retrieve Your iPhone If It Is Lost Or Stolen

by File in: iPhone

These days, iPhones are expensive pieces of hardware, and as such they are highly desired targets for thieves. So it can be heartbreaking to discover that someone has swiped your phone while you were not looking. It doesn’t hurt any less to discover you have simply lost the phone through carelessness on your part. Whether […]

How To Encrypt a Folder On MacOS Using Disk Utility

by File in: OS X

On Windows, you have Bitlocker. Cross-platform, you also have VeraCrypt (successor to TrueCrypt). But if you want to encrypt a folder on the fly in MacOS, then the quickest and easiest way is to use Disk Utility. Disk Utility is a function built into the MacOS operating system and can do things such as wiping […]

How To Backup Your iOS Device Using iTunes

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As every iOS device owner knows, you can quickly and easily back it up on iCloud by using the device’s settings. But another way to back it up is to make an encrypted backup to your computer using iTunes. It’s another insurance policy in case a backup fails, then you have another one in your […]

How To Wipe & Reformat Your iOS Device

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Previously, I discussed how to wipe and reinstall your MacOS operating system, which is recommended due to a gradual accumulation of gunk. But your iPhone is no different. It is still a computer, albeit a tiny one which fits in your pocket. It collects digital debris like any other computer. Which is why you should […]

How To Hard Reset a Mac OS X Computer & Reinstall The OS

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It’s a fact of life that computers slow down. Sometimes it’s due to wear and tear but it can also be something as simple as your hard-drive filling up with files which are no longer needed. Or essential operating system files being accidentally deleted. When this happens, it’s time to consider reinstalling the operating system. […]

How To Delete The Hidden Download Log On Your Mac OS X Computer

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Did you know that everytime you download something on your Mac, it records it in a handy log file? Yeah….thanks for that Apple. I can hear the illegal downloading crowd crying out in a panic as they frantically scrub their hard-drives. The good news is that you don’t have to scrub your hard-drive. You just […]

How To Free Up Space On Your Mac OS X Computer FAST

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Despite my MacBook Air having a 120GB hard-drive, I am always struggling to keep enough storage space free. Everytime I look at my available space, I am always hovering around 15-20GB. Which you might think is no small amount, but when it drops below 10GB, the computer starts throwing up continual boot error messages. Ever […]

How To Make a Bulk App Installer For a New Mac OS Install using HomeBrew

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When buying a new MacOS computer, or reformatting an existing one, the most tedious task you need to do is install all of your software apps from scratch. First you have to remember each one and secondly, visiting each app’s website, downloading the app, and installing it takes forever. But what if you had a […]