Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 31

Open with…

When you double click on a file on a Mac the operating system looks at what kind of file it is and launches the appropriate application. At least thats the plan. Sometimes it gets it wrong and it launches a program that you last used when American Idol was a popular show or maybe the …

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Mar 30

Given the price of ink…

When I purchased my first colour inkjet printer I was sure that trips to the photo lab would be a thing of the past. Surely now I had the power to print any photo I wanted, at anytime, and stick it in a frame. Of course I could do all this, but at a hefty …

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Mar 24

Apple ID security threat.

Late last week it was reported that a flaw had been discovered in the Apple ID password resetting process. It was reported that if someone had a modified URL and your birth date they could reset your password and gain access to your account. Fortunately Apple patched the hole very quickly and, coincidently, released a …

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Mar 03

Sharing web pages

If you’ve ever found yourself reading something on the web and thought “oh, I bet <insert significant other here> would love to read this” I bet you’ve copied the address, opened Mail and pasted the link. There is nothing wrong with this of course but Apple made it much easier in Lion (and Mountain Lion) …

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Mar 03

Removing words from your Mac Dictionary

We have all done it, I know I have. Spell checking a document and I have inadvertently added a misspelt word into my dictionary. This might not be so bad if its a goof that you aren’t likely to repeat, by what about a word you ALLWAYS speel incorrectly? It is there forever!  Or is …

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