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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.

Video: Remove Old Wifi Networks 1

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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.

Re-Enable Wi-Fi Syncing With iOS 7.1 0

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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.

How To Make Your Mac Efficient for Gaming 1

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How To Make Your Mac Efficient for Gaming

We have a guest post today all about gaming on your Mac. I love computer, I don’t get the most time to play although I do try and get a couple of hours in every now and then. Most gaming is done on mobile devices. This post is going to discuss how to set up your Mac to be an efficient gaming machine. The tips are obvious although if you find yourself slowing down they are solutions to follow. I recommend getting a solid state hard drive, as this allows quicker file openings which allow maps and features to load quicker.

Create Your Own iPhone Ring Tones In Mavericks 0

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Create Your Own iPhone Ring Tones In Mavericks

This post is based on a couple of questions and problems people have emailed in about creating ring tones within iTunes. If you have a new iPhone, you would like a custom ring tone. This post will explain how to do this within iTunes and Mac OS X Mavericks. Mavericks and iTunes have recently been updated, which means you have to slightly change how you create ring tones. One of the steps, in many posts published online, is done automatically in previous versions. This post is simple to follow and once you do it once, it takes no time at all to repeat.

Secret Trick To Enable Wi-Fi Syncing In iTunes 8

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Secret Trick To Enable Wi-Fi Syncing In iTunes

For those who have an iOS device such as an iPad or and iPhone you can enable Wi-Fi syncing between your mobile device and iTunes. This means you don’t have to plug your device in to sync it between your Mac. The majority of the time, after you have enabled the service, it will work perfectly. However, every so often it will not work. You may have tried disabling and re-enabling the option in iTunes or restarting both your Mac and your iOS device. There are some tips on the net that show you how to restart the mobile service, however this may not work. If you have tired all options this tip may work, I had great success.

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