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How To: Delete and Uninstall Applications

Deleting and Uninstall Application Deleting or uninstalling an app comes in a variety of flavors. There’s the app you installed from the internet, apps installed via Apple Store and apps installed via installers. Deleting and App (downloaded from the internet) This is probably the most common situation and a very simple solution, but you might [...]

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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 [...]

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How To: Lock the Screen Orientation on Your Apple Device (iOS 4.2 or later)

Have you ever been using your iPhone, iPad or iPod and the screen changes the orientation of everything when you didn’t want it to? If so, here is a quick how to on locking the screen of your device. Start by double-clicking the Home button on your device. This will reveal the Task Switcher at [...]

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How To: Set Parental Controls in iTunes

Being the father of 4 little ones and the oldest ones beginning to get on the computer, I can’t help but think about what I can do to limit their activity. One of their favorite things to do is play music through iTunes and dance around the house until they can’t stand anymore. They have [...]

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How To: Restart Your Mac

If you are like me, you rarely turn your mac off. After you are done working you simply just close your laptop or maybe just turn your monitor off or put it to sleep. Sometimes your mac begins to get a little sluggish and doesn’t seem to run as efficiently as it usually does. This [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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