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Fixing Multiple Menubars and Spaces

Fixing Multiple Menubars and Spaces

One of the biggest potential annoyances with Mavericks and a second connected display is that the OS X Menubar is available on all displays, and not just the primary one. Fortunately, Apple has included a way to turn this off, and it fixes a second annoyance. To do this, visit System Preferences > Mission Control,(…)

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Safari Tips

Safari Tips

1. Cut through your bookmarks clutter Overwhelmed by bookmarks? The first step is to organize them into folders (Bookmarks > Add Bookmark Folder). The next step is to organize the bookmarks within the folders. It’s not hard if you use the Finder to alphabetize them. Go to your bookmarks window (Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks or Command-Option-B),(…)

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iMovie Tips

iMovie Tips

Get Your Touch On Apple may not feel that touchscreen computers are in its future, but they aren’t shy about adding multitouch gestures to their desktop apps for laptop users and those of us rocking a Magic Trackpad. iMovie ’11 is no exception, and features a trio of such gestures. The first multitouch tip enables(…)

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iPhoto Tips

iPhoto Tips

iPhoto lets you do more than you ever thought possible with your photos, with easy ways to find, sort, and rediscover your favorite shots. Simple but powerful editing tools let you turn good photos into magnificent ones. Share directly to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and Messages. iPhoto also works with iCloud, so the photos you take(…)

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Final Cut Pro Tips

1. Gamma setting A couple of versions ago, FCP added a gamma settings preference (User Preferences / Editing). This lets you compensate for gamma differences in graphics created on other platforms. Ever since FCP7, we have found that the best setting to use is 2.2 (the native gamma of PCs). “Source” and other options don’t(…)

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Logic Pro X Tips

Logic Pro X Tips

Tip 1 – Notes The Notes feature in Logic can be really useful when going back to an unfinished project or when sending a project to somebody else. Very handy for writing mix notes or to do lists. You can write notes for the project or for a track. We’ll do a track. Select the(…)

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Pages Tips

Pages Tips

Pages is a word processing application developed by Apple. It is part of a productivity suite called iWork along with both Keynote and Numbers, and is recognised for its user-friendly, intuitive interface. With Pages, you can create professional-looking documents that are compatible with other word processing software such as Microsoft Word and OpenOffice. Additionally, each(…)

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Keynote Tips

Keynote Tips

For many people, presentations are overwhelming. They struggle with the delivery or design of the slides, and the result is a mess that bores audiences. Taking cues from Apple’s iconic production introductions, we can learn a lot about how to showcase your important slides. In this tutorial I’ll share five tips, to use with Apple’s(…)

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Numbers Tips

Numbers Tips

How to Format Cells According to Your Needs One of the most common issues of Numbers (which is also present on MS Excel) is the way the application handles fields with numbers that are not always intended to be seen as numerical values. Take the example of screenshots shown below, where I typed 002715 but(…)

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GarageBand Tips

GarageBand Tips

The new GarageBand features are impressive. You can fix your guitarist’s inability to keep a beat. You can extend that final note of your song. You can even keep track of your progress as you learn the guitar or keyboards. But before you get the guitar, keyboards or mics out, it’s actually helpful if you(…)

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iOS Safari Tips

iOS Safari Tips

Smart search field Safari on iOS 7 has a unified “smart search field” that allows you to type the url of the website or search for text. When you start typing, it displays the top url hit, suggestions from Google Search or your favorite search engine, your Bookmarks and history, and results of the text search on the(…)

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Locating Thunderbolt and display adapters

Locating Thunderbolt and display adapters

Thunderbolt or display accessories may be packaged in your new computer’s document folder. This is the case if your computer is listed below and you ordered it from the Apple Online Store: MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch and 15-inch, Early 2013) MacBook Air (11-inch and 13-inch, Mid 2012)(…)

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OS X Mavericks Tips

OS X Mavericks Tips

Finder The gesture to show the Desktop by holding down your thumb and spreading with three fingers has been reworked to allow for a gradual activation. Try this by holding down four fingers and slowly spreading to show the Desktop. In Mavericks, there is a new character popover to access emoji and other special characters.(…)

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iCloud FAQ

What is iCloud Keychain? iCloud Keychain keeps your Safari website usernames and passwords, credit card information, and Wi-Fi network information up to date across all of your approved devices that are using iOS 7.0.3 or later or OS X Mavericks v10.9 or later. iCloud Keychain can also keep the accounts you use in Mail, Contacts,(…)

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iPod touch Updates

iPod touch Updates

Apple’s software updates for iOS introduce new features and improvements that let you do even more with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Updating the software on your device is easy. This article explains how to do it in five simple steps. Update your device wirelessly (available in iOS 5 and later) Ensure your device(…)

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iPhone Updates

iPhone Updates

Apple’s software updates for iOS introduce new features and improvements that let you do even more with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Updating the software on your device is easy. This article explains how to do it in five simple steps. Update your device wirelessly (available in iOS 5 and later) Ensure your device(…)

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iCloud Tips

iCloud Tips

Love it or hate it, iCloud is a big part of Apple’s ecosystem and it has a number features of which OS X can take advantage. In this guide, I’ll show you how to set up and begin using iCloud on your Mac, as well as the features and benefits it provides. What is iCloud?(…)

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Speed Up Your Mac

Speed Up Your Mac

1. Clearing Your Desktop Your desktop plays a part in how long it takes for you to boot the system because it’s the first screen that it has to load up. As much as possible, try to keep it simple by minimizing the number of icons from the dock and clearing up the amount of files you can see. You(…)

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Disable Startup Sound

Disable Startup Sound

OS X users can name a hundred features off the bat that they love about the operating system, but the startup chime isn’t likely to be on that list. It’s hard to say just how many versions of OS X have gone by with consistent hate for its startup sound, but it remains a problem(…)

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Top Tips

Top Tips

OS X has some really great features that Windows’ users might envy; There are the well documented and much talked about features like Mission Control, Desktop Spaces, and the Launchpad, but OS X is also stocked full of several smaller and less hyped about features and tricks that even some veteran Mac users are unaware(…)

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Tools and Downloads

Tools and Downloads

Get the latest software to use iCloud Storage APIs in your app. Xcode Developer Tools Xcode is the complete toolset for creating apps for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Download Xcode and enable your apps for iCloud. Get Xcode for free. iCloud Web Tools Debug your iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion apps that(…)

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System requirements

Recommended system requirements Meeting the following system requirements will allow you to take advantage of all the latest iCloud features and get the best overall user experience. iPhone, iPad, iPod touch iOS 6 or later iWork for iOS 1.7 or later: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote (for purchase from the App Store) Mac OS X Mountain(…)

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Useful iPhone Shortcuts !

Useful iPhone Shortcuts !

1. Change the Spotlight Search Result Order The iPhone’s Spotlight Search functionality is a great improvement from early incarnations, but you can make it even more relevant to you just by tweaking the settings. In the “Settings” menu, go to “General,” then select “Spotlight Search.” You are then presented with a list of categories. By(…)

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About This Mac window

About This Mac window

You can use the About This Mac window to find your computer’s serial number when started up from Mac OS X. Follow these steps: Choose About This Mac from the Apple Menu. Double-click the version text, for example “Version 10.11”. Your computer’s serial number now appears where the version text had been. Note: Some earlier(…)

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Get OS X Tips, News and Help !

Get OS X Tips, News and Help !

Get Daily OS X News, Opinions, Reviews, Tips, Help, Forums… Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8

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