August 2012 archive

Aug 30

Removing Specific items from your Time Machine Backup

Time Machine backs up everything and as your disks starts to fill up it dutifully goes back to the beginning of time and starts deleting older files and backups to make more room. But imagine something like this and maybe it will relate to you…. Lets say you have a folder on your desktop that …

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Aug 13

You don’t have to read it all at once

We’ve all be there. You are reading a great article on – for example – www.macservicescat.com.au and you are called away. In the past you have promised yourself to remember the address or you have emailed yourself the article and this has lead to frustration (when you realize you can’t remember the address after all) …

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Aug 03

The worst part of Mountain Lion (or Lion) can be changed

I love Mountain Lion – I think I have made that clear over the last little while. I will go so far as to say that if you have upgraded to Lion, and provided your Mac is eligible, then there is no reason to avoid this upgrade. If you are happy with 10.6 or 10.5 …

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Aug 02

Change your DropBox password

It was confirmed recently that DropBox had been hacked and password stolen. As breaches go this was a very small one with only a few hundred out of millions of passwords being hacked. However, to be on the safe side, Dropbox have advised people to change their current password with, as always, a stronger password. …

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Aug 01

Taking screen shots

It occurred to me the other day whilst doing  – what seemed like – my thousandth article, that I use a lot of screen captures and that maybe this is a process that I should share. The Mac has always had a very clean and simple way of capturing a screen to be pasted to …

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