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Installing QuickTime Pro 7 for Mac OSX Snow Leopard
When Mac OS X Snow Leopard was released into the wild one of the major changes was the addition of a new version of Quicktime - Quicktime X. Not all Mac users were happy though. For all it's eye-candy
Apr. 12, 2011
Staying Organized: Why you should be looking at Google Tasks!
Let's face it, we all get bogged down. I'm not talking about little, "Oh, I forgot to do this one 5 minute errand..." I'm referring to more of a "%&*^$, If I don't get this finished in the next tw ...
G.W. Childs IV
Mar. 13, 2011
File Management in Mac OS X and Logic 9
How many times have you wanted to go back and work on a project that you did a while ago, only to realize that once you open up the folder, you have no idea what the last Logic file you worked on was?
Mar. 9, 2011
Getting Over Writers Block in the Studio (... and in general)
No ghost hound haunts the creative process of writers, poets, musicians, and artists in general more than writer's block. We revel in the moments when those creative spurts visit us, and we stress and
G.W. Childs IV
Feb. 16, 2011
9 Mac Troubleshooting Tips: What to try before you call your Mac guy
After working with Macs for a couple of years and troubleshooting them on a daily basis, I have found that there are a couple of steps you can try to resolve any issues before picking up the phone and
Feb. 14, 2011
Mac OS X Tutorial: Preview your files with Quick Look
Finding the file you're looking for can often be a drag. (Pun intended). Have you ever had a bunch of picture/audio/video/Word/Pages/etc files and you're not sure which is the one you're looking for?
Jan. 25, 2011
Mac OS X tutorial: The Day Will Come - Steps to Ease Re-installations
If you have read my tutorial on Backing up your Logic System, you should have an idea how important securely storing your data is. A complete backup of all your work data, and possibly also administra
Jan. 23, 2011
Creating a Documentation Organizer On a Mac
Has this ever happened to you? You're right in the middle of a creative project on your Mac, and you need to pull up documentation. Maybe you're in Photoshop and you want to look up something about
Jan. 4, 2011
Quick Tip : Renaming files and folders in Mac OSX
Some of my favourite Mac tips and tricks are the simplest ones. You know, the ones you end up using every day, the ones you can't believe you'd never known about. Well, everyone knows how to rename fi
Dec. 15, 2010
Quick Tip: 3 Essential Mac OS X Workflow Tips
There are lots of little-known tips and tricks for improving your day-to-day Mac OS X workflow. Sure, Spotlight, Spaces, Expose and the Dashboard have a place in the heart of most Mac users but someti
Nov. 12, 2010
Beyond OS X: Running Ubuntu via a LiveCD
Mac users buy Macs for many reasons but one of the biggest is OS X, so why would anyone want to run anything else on their Mac? Whether it's to run a program that's unavailable for OS X or just to pro
Nov. 8, 2010
My 5 Favorite Safari Extensions
There are may internet browsers out there to choose from. I remember the days when Microsoft Explorer and Netscape were the de facto browsers. Fortunately, much has changed in the past 3 or 4 years an
Sep. 22, 2010
Quick Tips: Dictionary tricks in Mac OS X
Do you want a quicker way to look up common words? Wish you had instant access to an encyclopedia? Need help with spelling or word usage? Or perhaps you'd like to find synonyms for a commonly used w
Jun. 8, 2010
Create your own Services in Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Mac OS X Snow Leopard is widely thought to be the most advanced operating system currently available. It is indeed beautifully designed, intuitive to use, stable and secure. Snow Leopard can also be
May. 5, 2010
Quick Tip: Work faster with Events in Apples iCal
The days of paper diaries and paper calendars are coming to an end. Tools like Apple's iCal are gradually but surely making scribbling down (and out!) appointments and meetings on paper a thing of t
Apr. 19, 2010
Stop Mousing around! Shortcuts to: Dock, Menu items & Menus in Mac OSX Snow Leopard
Using key commands can really speed up your workflow and save your mouse hand from moving around a large screen. Here are some tips on how to access the Dock, Menu Bar items and the menus for any...
Mar. 27, 2010
How-to password protect Documents in OSX - Part 2
In Part 1 of this Blog Tip we learned how to encrypt a PDF in Preview. In today's tip we'll cover how to convert virtually any document to a PDF and explore some advanced encryption techniques. Step 1
Mar. 15, 2010
How-to Password Protect PDF Documents in OSX - Part 1
Protecting sensitive information in the real-world is easy. The document could be kept in a secure place, locked in a safe or even hidden under the floor-boards where prying eyes can be kept at bay! Y
Mar. 12, 2010
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