How To Get The Most Out Of Your Mac

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Today we have a quick tip for those that are experiencing a slow desktop when on your Mac. Due to the functionality of your desktop, your Mac wants to render videos and images. This is so it can generate a thumbnail for your desktop. This, in some circumstances, can slow your Mac down. Although using a tool such as CleanMyMac, helps with keeping your Mac in tip top shape, there are other methods. The quickest method in speeding up your desktop is to delete the icon, however there are alternatives.

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Navigate Your Life More Efficiently By Syncing With Apple Maps 0

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Navigate Your Life More Efficiently By Syncing With Apple Maps

Todays post is going to discuss some of the rather cool things you can do with the Apple Maps app on your Mac and the method in which you can push places and cool locations to your iDevices. This allows you to set up locations and routes on your Mac, using the app and then send these routes to your mobile. I think it is a quick may to setup these locations on your Mac, sometimes I find using the Map app a little slow.

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Adjust The Notification Centre Banner Time

I came across a rather interesting post today on the various newsgroups on the web, it was a discussion in changing the length of time in which a notification banner persists within the left hand side of the screen. These are the ones that appear when your get a new mail message, iTunes track, or a variety of other messages. With a nifty terminal trick you can change the length of time in which this message is displayed.

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How To Vertically Select Text Within TextEdit

This is a neat trick that I found the other day. If you use TextEdit for writing down notes you can vertically select characters from the body of text. For example, if you have a list of items that is well organised and neatly lined up, a mini table or sorts, you can select all of the items within a column. This is a great way to edit items that are directly underneath each other. To edit these items simple hold down the option key (between control and command) and then select vertically.

Guest Post: How to Sync Your Files On Your Mac Using Mozy 1

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Guest Post: How to Sync Your Files On Your Mac Using Mozy

We have a new guest post today. Discussing in detail Mozy, a backup and cloud storage solution. They do everything from personal storage all the way up to enterprise level storage. The guys at Mozy have written this short post to explain there product in a little bit more detail. I have written about Mozy and other backup solutions a long time ago, so there is a bit of history with this company.

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Video: Remove Old Wifi Networks

Every time your Mac connects to a WiFi network it will remember this connection. This is very useful when you connect for a second time as the time it takes to determine the wifi connection is reduced. However, if you connect to a lot of Wifi networks this list can grow. This is OK most of the time, however if you want to order the wifi list within system preferences to take advantage of preferential network connections, ordering this list can be time consuming. This video shows you how to delete these networks and keep the list ordered. It is only a simple trick, but very useful.

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Re-Enable Wi-Fi Syncing With iOS 7.1

A while ago I showed you some secret tricks in enabling wi-fi syncing on your iPad, iPhone or other iOS device. With the latest version of iOS 7.1 the wi-fi sync capability, which is a major feature and incredibly, useful won’t work. The solution however is very simple and I will admit that it took me longer that it should have to work it out. To re-enable wi-fi syncing you have to set your iOS device as a trusted device.

Video: Create Ringtones Within iTunes 0

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Video: Create Ringtones Within iTunes

It’s been a while since my last video. Todays video focuses on a previous post, how to create your own ringtone within iTunes to use on your iPhone or other iOS device. Some people asked for the steps required in a video format. Creating your own ringtone is rather simple, however it does take a little bit of work. This video should explain everything. If you enjoyed this video and have a question or idea for a future one, please tweet me with your suggestions.

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