The Best Tips And Trick For Your Mac

Save Disk Space By Removing Twitter Cache Images 0

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Save Disk Space By Removing Twitter Cache Images

I was having a dig through my hard drive to try and reclaim some space and stumbled across something that was a space hog. The twitter app (my profile is here) cache for profile images. Although a tool such as CleanMyMac, which I use regularly use, cleans up caches this is one that it missed. This cache had nearly 2Gb’s of profile images which took up a significant chuck of disk space. This is a quick guide on how to find this folder and delete the files.

Create Your Own Website With Your Photo Stream Images In iPhoto 0

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Create Your Own Website With Your Photo Stream Images In iPhoto

People take a lot of images, if it is with your iPhone or digital camera, or other image capture device. These images should be shared, and there is no better way to do that than within iCloud and iPhoto. You can take an image directly and then share it with the world using the iCloud service. You even get your own URL which you can share with friends and family. The result of this is that every time your share and image to the photo stream it is visible to anyone who knows the URL.

Merge Many Finder Windows Into One Finder Window 0

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Merge Many Finder Windows Into One Finder Window

The new version of Finder has tabs which allow you to view many different Finder windows in one convenient space. Todays post is a very simple trick which allows you to merge many different separate Finder windows into one. This is very useful if you find yourself opening many Finder windows and want to convert them into tabs.

Set Which Network (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) Is Used 0

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Set Which Network (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) Is Used

Your Mac can connect to your home network in a variety of different ways. This can be over Wi-Fi or ethernet. If you have both connected you can choose which network method to pick. For example if you are in your home office on your laptop you can have both the Wi-Fi connected, or the ethernet connected. Having both connected means if you take your laptop for a walk you are still connected and keep the connection alive. The problem with this is that if you have the slower network connection first (usually Wi-Fi) it can slow you down. This tip is going to show you how to order your networks to pick the fastest.

Encrypt Any File With A Password 1

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Encrypt Any File With A Password

There are not very many ways to encrypt files on your Mac. However, if a neat Terminal solution you can encrypt any file with a password. We are going to use a Terminal command called OpenSSL. Its a program designed to create the https bits of website through secure certificates. We are going to use it encrypt files instead. There is one caveat to this command in that it will only encrypt text files. However, this is only a minor problem we can work around.

Record Audio From Mac Applications – Including Games 1

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Record Audio From Mac Applications – Including Games

If you use Quicktime Player or any other screen recorder such as iShowU HD, you will find that when you record an application it will not make a noise. This means in games and other applications that produce sound, it will not be recorded. Sometimes this can be an advantage so you don’t get application sound interrupting your screen recording. However, if you are playing a game you will want to record the applications audio. To do this we need to install some special bits of software.

Disable The App Store Upgrade Notification Centre Message 0

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Disable The App Store Upgrade Notification Centre Message

Notification Centre is a great way to receive messages and be notified of various different aspects on your Mac. I have previously written about stopping notification centre messages, however this was related to applications. Today’s post is going to describe how to stop the notification centre pop up message for the App Store. This is usually due to an application needing to be updated. Although you should update your apps frequently to ensure there are no bugs, the message can get annoying.

Add Open With TextEdit (or any other app) To Right Click Menu Item 0

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Add Open With TextEdit (or any other app) To Right Click Menu Item

Every time you right click on a file you are presented with an open and open with menu. The open with menu gives you many options to open the file in other applications. Most of the time this suffices. Today’s trick is going to show you how to open any file with TextEdit or any application you choose. Although this trick doesn’t give this option within the Open With menu option when you right click, the option is instead under the service option. It is just as accessible and just as quick.

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