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Apple Magic Mouse

Apple Magic Mouse

The Apple Magic Mouse supports gestures for interacting with the surface of the mouse in much the same way you interact with the trackpad of a MacBook or MacBook Pro. Using gestures, you can scroll long lists and webpages with one finger, swipe left and right with two fingers to navigate, and use screen zoom(…)

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OS X Recovery

OS X Recovery

If you’ve erased or replaced your startup disk, you can use OS X Recovery to reinstall OS X. You might need to reinstall OS X for these reasons: You see a prohibitory symbol at startup. You inadvertently installed a version of OS X that’s older than what came with your Mac. You erased your startup disk,(…)

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Search & Find

Search & Find

Mac users who are searching for specific file type and file format matches on their computer can make the job dramatically easier by issuing proper search operators to the Find functions in OS X. File type search operators can be used directly in Spotlight and also in the Finder based search function, and they can be either(…)

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Emoji Tips

Emoji Tips

Whenever you are in a text field in OS X, just press Command-Control-Space and an emoji panel will appear. Then click any of the Emoji icons to insert it at the current position in the text. For those who find it quicker to use the keyboard than the mouse, you can navigate between the Emoji icons with(…)

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Dock animations

Dock animations

Custom delay time You may have noticed that there is a short delay before the Dock appears when your mouse hits the edge of the screen. There is a hidden setting that allows you to adjust the delay time using the Terminal. Start by opening up the Terminal app (in Applications/Utilities). To remove the delay(…)

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Labels, Tags and Files

Labels, Tags and Files

Labels are a handy way to organise your files in the Finder by colour-coding their icons. Until OS X Mavericks is released later this year, they are a pretty good substitute for having a proper way to tag files in the Finder. Adding a label to a file or folder is simple. Just right-click the icon and(…)

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Security Tips

Security Tips

1. Gatekeeper Gatekeeper’s control resides under Preferences/Security & Privacy and it’s main function is to allow the user to control which apps can be run without further escalation and or attention. For example it is by default to ‘Mac App Store and identified developers’ so if you download an application that doesn’t meet this criteria(…)

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AirPlay

AirPlay

Enabling AirPlay from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch You can AirPlay videos, music or photos from a variety of different locations on your iOS device, including from within the Photos, Videos, Safari and Music apps, or directly from recently used apps. To AirPlay video or photo content to your Apple TV: Connect your iOS(…)

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Stacks

Stacks

A stack is a Dock item that gives you fast access to a folder. When you click a Stack, the files within spring from the Dock in a fan or a grid, depending on the number of items (or the preference you set). OS X starts you off with two default Stacks: one for downloads(…)

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