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  • Create a Fusion Drive with a Recovery Partition

    23 April 2014, 10:00 am

    There are many step-by-step guides on the internet that explain how to add an SSD to an existing Mac, and create a 'Fusion Drive' that has the speed of an SSD, but also the capacity of a Hard Drive. All these guides fall short in one way that was important to…
  • Using Time Machine on unsupported volumes

    17 April 2014, 10:00 am

    I wanted to use Time Machine on my exFAT hard drive, but turns out that these volumes aren't supported from Time Machine! There is a very simple way to use Time Machines on unsupported hard drives, as long as you follow these instructions carefully you…
  • 10.8: AppleScript to close iCal Alerts

    15 April 2014, 10:00 am

    I'd just installed OS X 10.8, and booted to find the right side of my screen covered in Birthday and Calendar notifications! Since installing I've clicked 'Close' on way too many iCal notification alerts.…
  • Create very unique signatures in Preview

    10 April 2014, 10:00 am

    You can make signatures in Preview that are pen and ink style drawings.…
  • Custom margins in TextEdit

    8 April 2014, 10:00 am

    There is already an old hint about this topic, but it doesn't really explain it very clearly, only in the comments.…
  • Low-power mode for Maps.app

    4 April 2014, 10:00 am

    It's possible to save power when using Maps to navigate in a car. It's an obvious trick once you know about it, and easy too.…
  • Hiding Software Updates

    2 April 2014, 10:00 am

    Since the introduction of Lion the system's Software Opdate mechanism has been integrated into App Store.app and the Software Update Preference Pane has been removed and substituted with "App Store".…
  • iOS: Change how Calendar events look in Notifications

    31 March 2014, 10:00 am

    Long frustrated with how calendar events look within the Notification Center I've discovered a way to change it.…
  • 10.9: Enable experimental network commands

    28 March 2014, 10:00 am

    Many advanced network configuration commands can be reached with the scutil command line tool. Launch Terminal.app and run:…
  • Paste an address and Contacts will parse it

    26 March 2014, 10:00 am

    I'm not sure how long this has been the case, but if you copy an address, say from a web site, and paste it into the first address field (street) in Contacts, Contacts will parse appropriately.…
  • 10.9: Run sysdiagnose with keyboard shortcut

    24 March 2014, 10:00 am

    The command-line utility sysdiagnose can be triggered by pressing Cmd+Opt+Ctrl+Shift+Period, and it may take a few minutes to complete. When ready, the output will automatically be revealed in a Finder window (or it can be manually retrieved from /var/tmp).…
  • 10.9: Add an Automator action to Calendar

    21 March 2014, 10:00 am

    Apple removed the option to add an action to Maverick's Calendar app but you can use Automator to accomplish this.…
  • 10.9: Encrypt/Password-Protect a PDF in Preview

    19 March 2014, 10:00 am

    With the latest versions of Preview.app (since OS X v10.8, I believe) which save versions of files rather than the old standard Save dialogues, it took me a while to figure out how to Save As... and encrypt a PDF file with a password.…
  • Export vector drawings from Keynote to a PNG with transparency

    17 March 2014, 11:00 am

    Instead of buying expensive vector drawing software, Keynote can be used as a simple but great vector drawing tool. The problem is you can only export entire slides as images from the File menu and there will be a white background. There is no obvious way of…
  • Display iTunes artwork in Growl notifications

    14 March 2014, 10:00 am

    OS X and Growl notifications are AppleScriptable and great for displaying user-defined text, but not so hot for user-defined images. OS X can only display the sending application's icon, and Growl no longer accepts raw iTunes artwork image data or regular…
  • iOS: Search text in Google through contextual menus

    12 March 2014, 10:00 am

    Unlike with the Mac, in iOS there is no way to select text and search for it on Google in a new tab. There is, however, a workaround that brings about the same result on iOS.…
  • Make Time Machine use a Local Volume as a Network Volume

    11 March 2014, 10:00 am

    This procedure shows you how to prevent Time Machine from using all available free space on a local volume by backing up to a sparse disk image bundle stored on a shared folder on a local volume.…
  • 10.9: Disable power button sleep

    7 March 2014, 10:00 am

    Here is a way to disable sleeping when pressing the power button on 10.9.2. In Terminal, type in the following command and then press Enter.…
  • Keychain Access now supports iCloud Secure Notes

    5 March 2014, 10:15 am

    The Secure Notes feature in Keychain Access now allows syncing of notes across multiple Macs using iCloud Keychain.…
  • 10.9: Smart folders on the Dock

    4 March 2014, 10:00 am

    In OS X 10.9 Mavericks a smart folder (or a saved search) dragged to the Dock behaves like a folder (smart folders by default are saved under ~/Library/Saved Searches). Right click gives sorting, display and viewing options similar to ordinary folders dragged…

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