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Run Android using a virtual machine on a Mac or Windows PC

Dec 14, 2010 - 18 Comments
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If you want to explore Android OS but you don’t have an Android phone, you can install Android OS directly into a virtual machine on your PC running either Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux. This process is pretty easy and it’s completely free, so if you’re interested in seeing what the biggest iPhone and … Read More

Restore an iPhone from Backup

Oct 21, 2010 - 36 Comments
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Restoring an iPhone to a previous backup is really easy, and though it’s fairly rare that you will need to restore an iPhone, or any other iOS device for that matter, it can still be necessary from time to time. What restoring from a backup does is pretty straight forward: it clears everything off the … Read More

Map a Network Drive on a Mac

Sep 20, 2010 - 35 Comments
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If you frequently access a file server from a Mac it’s pretty helpful to map the network drive to your desktop. There’s two ways to do this, one method is just mapped for one time use and will reset after a reboot, and another method is a more permanent route that allows the mapped network … Read More

Use Hotmail on the iPhone

Aug 30, 2010 - 96 Comments
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If you use a Hotmail account, you’ll be happy to hear that you can now use your Hotmail account on your iPhone thanks to Microsoft enabling Exchange ActiveSync support. This allows Hotmail to push and sync email, calendar, and contacts to your iPhone. Set up Hotmail on the iPhone Here are the steps to setup … Read More

How to publish an iBook to the Apple iBookstore

Aug 29, 2010 - 32 Comments
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Apple and Amazon are rapidly changing the way books are consumed and read thanks to the iPhone & iPad and Kindle. The other effect of this is that it’s actually helping to ease the barriers to entry into the book publishing and sales market. In the past an author would need to have an agent … Read More

Clean the iPad screen

Aug 28, 2010 - 7 Comments
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The iPad is beautiful, no doubt about it, but once you’ve handled it for a while you might notice the screen gets dirty rather quickly. The worst thing about the iPad is that it shows up fingerprints and smudges so easily, this is despite the fact that the screen has an anti-oil coating on it. … Read More

Show Line Numbers in TextWrangler

Aug 26, 2010 - 2 Comments
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Line numbers are so useful to have in a good text editor that I’m surprised they aren’t enabled by default in TextWrangler. Regardless, they’re easy to display so here are two different ways to show line numbers in a text file. The first is through the View menu: In TextWrangler, open the View Menu Navigate … Read More

Convert to EPUB – How to convert PDF, HTML, Word DOC, and more to EPUB format

Aug 12, 2010 - 30 Comments
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EPUB stands for ‘electronic publication’ and it’s the accepted standard format for digital book publishing. If you want to make an ebook that can be read on a digital device, you’ll need it in this EPUB format. You can convert virtually any text containing document to EPUB format, which is the preferred format for reading … Read More

Remove a System Preference pane in Mac OS X

Aug 2, 2010 - 1 Comment
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You can quickly remove any third party System Preference pane from the Other section of “System Preferences” by control-clicking or right-clicking on the icon, and selecting “Remove Preference Pane”, it will immediately disappear.

Convert FLAC to MP3 in Mac OS

Jul 16, 2010 - 69 Comments
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If you need to convert FLAC to MP3 in Mac OS X for free, the best way to do so is using a utility called All2MP3. It’s super easy to use with drag & drop conversion tools and total simplicity, just grab the app and follow along with this tutorial and you’ll have converted your … Read More

SNES on the iPad

Jul 13, 2010 - 5 Comments
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Call me old school or retro, but SNES was truly one of the greatest consoles ever made. OK, so really it wasn’t just the console, it was the games that made SNES so great, and now you can play all those awesome SNES games directly on your iPad. Play SNES on iPad: Method 1 There’s … Read More

Disable iPhone Data Use

Jul 2, 2010 - 6 Comments
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The iPhone offers a feature that allows users to easily disable all iPhone data usage when on a cellular network. This means if you’re about to hit your bandwidth cap, you can simply toggle cellular data usage off and avoid any potential overage charges from your cellular carrier. Turning off cell data does not impact … Read More

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