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Shortcut To Bring Up Shutdown, Sleep or Restart 0

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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.

Fixing iTunes Cannot Sync To iPhone Because Photos Library Is Unavailable 2

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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.

Getting Apple Mail SMTP Setting With Gmail Working When Settings Are Correct 0

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Getting Apple Mail SMTP Setting With Gmail Working When Settings Are Correct

I use Apple Mail to manage my emails. It works great most of the time, however for the past half year I have ran into problems sending emails, even when other accounts would work. The problem, it turns out, is not with Mail but with Gmail, and the Google Account settings. This problem started once I turned off 2-step authentication, having it on caused some problems. This problem was further compounded by the fact that other Google email accounts would work perfectly.

Solve Pinch To Zoom Not Working In Safari 0

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Solve Pinch To Zoom Not Working In Safari

One of the many features of Safari is the ability to use the pinch to zoom feature on track pads and the magic mice. This is useful for zooming in on image and webpages. If, however, you don’t seem to have this ability all of a sudden with the latest version of Safari or Mavericks there is a solution to this problem. It turns out after a lot of digging and searching the implementation of Adblock causes this ability to be disabled. However by restarting the extensions within Safari this problem is solved.

Speeds Up Your Mac’s Desktop 0

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Speeds Up Your Mac’s Desktop

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.

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.

How To Vertically Select Text Within TextEdit 0

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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 3

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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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