Apple Mac Reviews, Tips and Tricks

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You have a list of 100 Finder items that need to be renamed. A long an laborious task if you don’t have some powerful tools to help you. Finder has an excellent tool for multiple rename’s of files and folders. It is very simple to use and with some quick tips you can rename files with ease and simplicity. If you are smart, you can also apply some basic rules which can get quite complex. This is tip is also useful if you need to delete part of the name of a file.

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Multiple Rename Of Files Within Finder

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How To Crop Photos Quickly And Effectively In Photos App

I love the photos app on my Mac, it is one of the tools I have open every day and is immensely powerful, granted it doesn’t have the power of Photoshop, but it is pretty good for most users. Today’s post is going to show you how to use the cropping tools within the application. A good picture is made great with a small amount of tweaking. The best method is to have a good crop to bring the focus of the image to the front.

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Where Has Secure Delete Gone? How To Delete Files Securely

In the previous versions of Mac OS X you can securely delete files. I found this very handy for certain financial documents that I wanted to remove without the risk of having anything left behind should my Mac become compromised or stolen. Normally this would be accessed from Finder > Securely Empty Trash or right clicking on the Trash Dock icon and selecting Secure Empty Trash. This has been removed in the latest version of Mac OS due to a security venerability, but there is a method of doing this with Terminal.

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Shortcut To Bring Up Shutdown, Sleep or Restart

This is a quick post to show you how to quickly bring up the dialog box or shutting down, restarting or putting your Mac to sleep. This dialog box has disappeared from recent versions of the latest Mac OS. To bring it back simply press the Control + Eject key. This tip, obviously, only works for those Mac’s that have an eject key so is more of legacy short cut.

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Quickly Re-Dial The Previous Number On Your iPhone

This is on of those tips that is usually hidden until you accidentally stumble upon it. If you make a call using your phone, you can quickly redial the previous number by pressing the big green dial button. This will load the previous number into the phone field. Press the green button again and you are dialling. A quick tip but hand if you need to re-dial.

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App Wont Display When Switching To It When Full Screen

Normally when you have you full screen apps set up, when you Alt + Tab or click on them in the dock they will automatically switch to that application. It is the normal way of getting to them. However, if when you do those actions all you end up with is the menu bar of the app, and the full screen app doesn’t display, it can be rather annoying. There is a very simple fix to this which allows you to restore this functionality.

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Bringing Back Advance Screen Calibration Options

One of the annoying features of every update that Apple provide to there operating system is the removal or hiding useful advance options were in the previous versions of the operating system. In this case Apple have hidden the advance calibration options, very useful if you want to calibrate your screen colours. The options is in the normal location, but give no clue that it is there.

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Fixing iTunes Cannot Sync To iPhone Because Photos Library Is Unavailable

I love the way iTunes, Photos and my iPhone sync together. It works and is a great way of ensuring all devices are up to date with the latest information. There does seem to be a reoccurring problem with iTunes and Photos library and the inability to sync photos correctly. Once in a while (which seems to be getting more common) iTunes will fail to sync photos. The underlying problem seems to be due to a permissions error which is easy to fix.

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