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Bringing Back Advance Screen Calibration Options 0

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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.

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.

Removing Vignette From Photos – Reversing The Dark Shadow In The Corners 0

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Removing Vignette From Photos – Reversing The Dark Shadow In The Corners

When you take photos you may notice a darkening in the corners of the image. This is called vignetting, and is a limitation of the lens you are using to produce a clear image, although it isn’t too common on your iPhone, certain lens – particularly SLR lens and macro lenses will produce it. Good camera settings will help you avoid this for the most part, however sometimes it is easier to remove post processing. In this example we are going to use the built in app Photos to remove it.

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.

Video: Disabling Notifications In Safari 0

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Video: Disabling Notifications In Safari

We have a brand new video today on the MacTricksAndTips channel. Previously I have discussed how to disable notification centre messages. A lot of apps send you a message which appears in the notification centre. Websites are now slowly moving towards this trend of sending you messages when they post new content. If you are tired of this feature you can disable the messages. This is done within the Safari preferences which allows you to disable the messages for each individual site. It is a tip that you may need every so often.

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.

Video: Checking Disk Permissions & Your Hard Drive 0

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Video: Checking Disk Permissions & Your Hard Drive

A new video is on the MacTricksAndTips YouTube Channel. It discusses the importance of checking your hard drive for errors and fixing permissions. This is a task that you have to do every couple of months if you want to keep your Mac in tip top shape. Fixing permissions helps keep your Mac in good working order. Checking and fixing your hard drive, which is done in the same app, allows you to ensure that your hard drive will not fail or cause any errors.

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.

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