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Jump to a Line Number in TextEdit Documents on the Mac

Feb 3, 2015 - 5 Comments
Select a line number in TextEdit documents for Mac OS X

TextEdit is a surprisingly handy Mac app that is mostly underutilized and under appreciated, and while it’s certainly not going to compete with the abilities of pro text editors like BBEdit and TextWrangler, it can function as a simple code editor in a pinch. One of the quintessential features of any good text editor is … Read More

Set or Disable Sleep Due to Mac System Inactivity from the Command Line in OS X

Feb 3, 2015 - 4 Comments
Sleep Mac

Mac users can adjust the idle time to sleep their computers easily through the Energy Saver preference panel, but many advanced OS X users may wish to turn to the command line to perform such a task. This allows for scripting, remote checking and changing idle sleep behavior through SSH, and you can also use … Read More

How to Detach a Phone Number from iMessage if You’re Switching Away from iPhone

Feb 2, 2015 - 3 Comments
deregister-imessage

If you have ever switched from an iPhone to an Android or Windows phone, either temporarily, out of necessity, or for testing purposes, you may have noticed that a new phone will sometimes not receive inbound messages that have been sent from other iPhone users. Well, you probably didn’t notice it because you didn’t get … Read More

How to Hide a Specific User Account from Login Screens of OS X

Feb 1, 2015 - 8 Comments
Hide a specific user account in Mac OS X

Mac users who have multiple user accounts on a single machine may sometimes wish to hide a specific user account from appearing on the login screens of OS X. This is fairly common for systems administrators who want to hide an admin account that can be used for direct or remote troubleshooting, but it can … Read More

How to Enable the iTunes Notification Center Widget in OS X

Jan 30, 2015 - 10 Comments
iTunes icon

Mac users who are running the newest version of iTunes in OS X Yosemite can choose to enable an optional iTunes widget in Notification Center. Despite being the primary change to iTunes 12.1, the widget is not enabled or shown by default on any of the Macs I’ve updated, which is likely to be the … Read More

Detect & Remove Adware from Mac OS X Easily with AdwareMedic

Jan 29, 2015 - 18 Comments
AdwareMedic-for-Mac

Adware is generally something most Mac users won’t have to worry about, but that doesn’t mean that OS X is entirely immune to the potential nuisance, and nobody likes it when their browser has been hijacked by that type of junk. If you’re at all concerned about adware impacting your Mac and web browsing, you … Read More

Forgot a Mac Firmware Password? Don’t Panic, Here’s What To Do

Jan 28, 2015 - 18 Comments
Disable firmware password in Mac OS X

Users who require higher than usual security measures often set a firmware password on a Mac, which requires that a password be entered before the typical OS X boot sequence begins. While these low level passwords are quite secure, but that higher security also means a forgotten firmware password can be a significant problem. Nonetheless, … Read More

How to Save Photos from Messages in Mac OS X Quickly with Drag & Drop

Jan 26, 2015 - 4 Comments
Save photos from Messages in Mac OS X

Many Mac users rely on the Messages app to converse back and forth with other Mac and iPhone owners, but unlike saving a picture or image from a message in the iOS side of things, OS X Messages app does not offer a share sheet download option or menu for saving specific photos and media … Read More

Need to Download Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Leopard? ADC Has It

Jan 26, 2015 - 23 Comments
snowleopard-literal

Mac users who have older hardware laying around which are unable to run modern versions of OS X may be relieved to discover that Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) and Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) are available to download directly from Apple. These versions of Mac OS X are over half a decade outdated … Read More

How to Hide the Safari Favorite Bookmark Menu URL Dropdown in OS X Yosemite

Jan 25, 2015 - 8 Comments
Bookmark favorite drop down icons

Mac Safari users in the latest versions of OS X have discovered that when the URL bar is clicked in Safari, a panel of bookmark icons and Favorites appears. This is a lot like how Safari iOS works, and these icons can be clicked to visit sites quickly, or moved, removed, and rearranged as desired. … Read More

Workaround for Local Network Discovery Failures & Problems Connecting to Servers in OS X

Jan 24, 2015 - 19 Comments
Problem connecting to Mac server, error message in OS X

Local networking usually works flawlessly on Macs, which is why some of the most aggravating issues that a select group of users may experience with OS X Yosemite pertain to network connections. Some of these may relate to broader connection and wi-fi functionality problems, and others which can effect general LAN networking functions and the … Read More

Found Someones iPhone? Help Return a Lost iPhone to the Owner with Siri

Jan 23, 2015 - 46 Comments
ask-siri-whos-iphone-is-this-identify-lost-iphone-owner

Losing an iPhone is a terrible feeling, so if you ever happen to be in the position of finding a random iPhone somewhere, maybe in a coffee shop or on the street, you should always do the right thing and try to return it to the proper owner. Of course that’s sometimes easier said than … Read More

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