Archive by Author
how to format your hard drive on Mac

How To: Erase Hard Drive on Mac

If you want to erase or format a hard drive using a Mac, here are the quick instructions. The screenshot example is using an external hard drive I use for my Time Machine backups. First thing is to find the Disk Utility. I typically just type in a quick search in Spotlight at the top [...]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
how to use Pages to open Word documents

How To: Open Microsoft Word Docs on a Mac

If you are asking how to open Word files on a Mac then you most likely have already tried to open a Word document/file and you were unsuccessful. If this is the case, then you probably don’t have Microsoft for Mac installed. Regardless, here are your options for opening a Microsoft Word file on Mac. [...]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Select a blank template for Pages on Mac

How To: Create Simple Charts in Pages on Mac

Apple Pages is word processing at it’s best. I realize there are some deficiencies here and there, but overall, I haven’t found anything I can’t do in Pages that I could do in say MS Word. That said, here is a simple tutorial on how to add a chart to your Pages document to bring [...]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
tap-trackpad3

How To: Enable or Disable Trackpad Clicking on a Macbook

So I have trackpad taping or clicking disabled on my Macbook Pro. I can’t stand accidentally touching my trackpad while navigating the web and selecting something that I didn’t mean to select. So, if you are wanting to enable or disable, here is your solution. Click the apple in the upper left hand corner of your [...]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
safari-tab1

How To: Change the Safari Default Tab Settings on Mac

If you have just setup a new Mac, you might have realized that by default, Safari is opening links in a new window. This drove me crazy when I realized it. Seriously, are they trying to go back in time and compete with IE? Ok, so here are a quick few steps on how to [...]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
system-pref-brightness

How To: Adjust Screen Brightness on a Mac

I walk up to many Mac users and notice that their screens are very dim and the brightness seems to be turned down very low. Funny thing is that they have no idea! I couldn’t stand that for 5 seconds so I am clueless as to how they are working for hours that way. Regardless, [...]

2 Comments Continue Reading →
Add User Account to Mac

How To: Add User Accounts to Mac

I’ve been asked how to add user accounts to Mac several times, so here it is. This is pretty straight forward. Uses: You might want to have several people accessing the same Mac but not want to share the same preferences such as: dock settings, applications, desktop background, Address Book data, Mail settings, iTunes… this [...]

1 Comment Continue Reading →
iphone-contacts

How To: Sync iPhone Contacts with Google Apps

So I have decided to write an article on something that I battled for an hour today (maybe two but i’ll never admit it)! I have my Google Apps account on my iPhone set to sync my contacts between my iPhone and Google. However, I was finding that many of my Google contacts didn’t have [...]

1 Comment Continue Reading →
Start Recording Your Screen on Your Mac

How To: Record Screen on Mac OS X

Many Mac users for one reason or another would like know how to record their Mac screen. For me, I want to be able to illustrate “how to” articles and tutorials for users, for some, they want to show their gaming buddies how awesome they are. So, whatever your reasoning, here is a free way [...]

8 Comments Continue Reading →
Select media in Image Capture application

How To: Download Images and Video from iPhone to Mac

It is wonderful to be able to take pretty pictures and beautiful video with your iPhone (HD video for those with an iPhone 4). You can even download apps like Camera+ to make your pictures even prettier! So you have great pictures and video… now what? How do I download my pictures and video to [...]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →