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Open A Second iCal Window 6


Open A Second iCal Window

Normally iCal has only the ability to open one window, this is usually fine for most normal use. But every so often you may want a second window to spice things up, or to help you with your day to day iCal eventing. To this little trick is simple. It only involves my favourite thing on a Mac, the Terminal command line.

Changing Your MAC Address (Wireless) 5


Changing Your MAC Address (Wireless)

This is quite a cool little trick if you are ever using your Airport Wireless card and you need a new MAC address. This address is in the form of 01:d2:14:3f:ef:ff and is used to identify your wireless card. By spoofing and changing your address you can allow access to your network (for example if you get logged out), request a new IP address or do a whole load of other things. Its quite simple to do, it doesn’t yet work forEthernet so you can’t change your LAN address.

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How To Order Names In Address Book

I got a question from Ed a couple of days ago about how to order names in Address Book. The final answer was not as simple as I thought. As a result I have decided to share it with you. The question is this. How do you order names by first (or last) within address book?

How To Quickly Find A File To Open or Save 5


How To Quickly Find A File To Open or Save

If you are like me you have hundreds of Finder windows open. Each window is a different folder which I am working one. I can quickly move between each one. Life at this point is good. But when I have to open or close a file in any application I then have to navigate to this folder and open the folder. But it takes so long to navigate to a folder especially if it is 10 folders deep and not in the recent places list. There must be a quicker way.

Print Selected Info From Terminal Commands 3


Print Selected Info From Terminal Commands

I like using Terminal a lot. So much so I have a word document full of tricks and tips. Most I don’t use very often, but the ones I do use I will eventually end up sharing with you. As you develop scripts and programs using the bash Terminal, you may only want to select certain parts of a commands output. In my previous tutorial I used this command extensively. For example cutting certain pieces of information out of the hostname command. This is very useful to cut down on clutter. It doesn’t take long to implement. This sort of command is not designed for everyday use. Mostly in scripts.

Five Quick Terminal Tips 10


Five Quick Terminal Tips

This is going to be a quick a post about Terminal. It is going to feature five quick Terminal tips that can make your life just a little bit easier. These tips are designed to be small and easier to remember. If you know of any quick one line tips please leave a comment. Terminal, if you don’t know by know, is open by going to Applications > Utilities.

Timed Screen Shots From Terminal 3


Timed Screen Shots From Terminal

This post sort of follows on from the previous post. If you have ever tried to take a picture of the screen saver you may find it quite hard. Every time you press the key commands your screensaver or other application may change and disappear. Although you could use grab for this, thats boring to use. This trick will use a small Terminal command that can take timed screenshots.

Inserting Apple Characters Into Word 0


Inserting Apple Characters Into Word

If you are on a Mac a lot and you are writing documents that involve the command, option and control keys for shortcuts, you may be interested in this small work around to automatically display the symbols in your current Word documents. It takes a couple of minutes to set up. But once as you get it all correct you can really improve the quality and output of your documents.

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