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Solving Slow iPhoto Problems and other iPhoto Troubleshooting | Mac Expert Guide

21 Feb

Solving Slow iPhoto Problems and other iPhoto Troubleshooting by macexpertguide November 14, 2012 Solving Slow iPhoto Problems and other iPhoto Troubleshooting If your iPhoto Library is large and complex, the database and files themselves may need repairing or rebuilding. Sometimes doing this can resolve issues such as the library appearing to be unreadable, missing photos, [...]

How-to: Disable the new Chrome Print Preview feature?

12 Jan

On the Mac, you can swap the keyboard shortcuts for printing in Chrome so the new option to print using the system dialog is ⌘P and the new shortcut ⌥⌘P maps to the Google Chrome Print Preview. Simply go into the System Preferences | Keyboard | Keyboard Shortcuts and select Application Shortcuts on the left [...]

3 Reasons to love Usenet

1 Dec

3 Reasons to love Usenet

3 Reasons To Love Usenet Guest author: Jared Scott What is Usenet? Usenet is a computer based discussion system that was created by two Duke University students in 1979. Started as a class project and released the following year to the public, Usenet was a ground-breaking technology. Users could post messages in various categories, called “newsgroups”, and [...]

Software Update Error

31 May

In my system console log I noticed errors connected with Apple‘s built-in updating routines, and over in Apple’s discussion forum I had a thread describing the problem I was having with the Software Update process. I’m posting details of this issue here in case it proves helpful to others. Symptoms included errors in the log [...]

Unix for Mac OS X

21 May

If you’re interested in learning about UNIX for the Mac OS X, or perhaps you occasionally need to open a terminal window to force a system restart, or maybe to kill a hung process (for example to restart the Dock) then a good place to begin is osxfaq and it’s UNIX tutorials. Another good website [...]

Tip: Recover the Safari Location/Address Bar

20 May

Web sites often display pop-up windows, or forms, and suppress the location (address) bar so you cannot see where you’ve been routed to, or the full address of the page that has popped up. Occasionally, you may close the main Safari window by mistake leaving you with only the pop-up window and no obvious way [...]

Take Remote Control of Your Mac

11 May

Take Remote Control of Your Mac

Have you ever needed to access your Mac when away from the office, your home, or when out and about, for example at an airport, friends house, or internet cafe?  If so then your problems are over: LogMeIn Free is a great service provided by LogMeIn (surprisingly). Once set-up on your Mac (Windows is also [...]

Discover what Time Machine is doing

10 May

Ever wondered what Apple’s Time Machine is actually doing? Here’s a quick tip on how to view the Time Machine logs: Open the Console utility (found in: /Applications/Utilities) If the toolbar is not showing click on the little lozenge shaped button in the very top right of the console utility In the left hand pane [...]

How to reduce camera shake

8 Feb

I love digital photography, here’s a neat trick to reducing camera shake: $1 Image Stabilizer For Any Camera – Lose The Tripod – The funniest movie is here. Find it

Time Machine to the Rescue

6 Feb

If you ever suffer a disastrous system crash or, even worse, a hard disk drive failure then Time Machine can spring into action and rescue you. I thought I’d post a link to an excellent article detailing how-to achieve a restore via Time Machine. I’ve done this for purely selfish reasons – it may come [...]