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SMB and Outlook Connections in Apple OS X Mavericks

[sc:share] After the pain that I have had in the past establishing SMB or Outlook connections after Apple OS upgrades, I was little gun-shy to install Mavericks this morning.  But, after searching the internet for people having problems (and not finding any) I decided to take the plunge. Well, I’m very happy to be able to […]

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Send to iPhone Missing in Apple Maps

[sc:share] Send to iPhone Missing in Apple Maps?  You’re not alone. At the top of the new Apple Maps app, you should see a little arrow allowing you to share directions from Maps straight to your iPhone.  The link (if it’s working) looks like this: However, when I first fired up Apple Maps, I didn’t […]

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Other iPad Storage Space

Fix: iPad Storage Not Adding Up

[sc:share] iPad storage not adding up? I have a 16GB iPad that should have had plenty of space on it.  However, when I tried to download a movie, iTunes said that I didn’t have enough storage to complete the task.  Sound familiar?  I bet it’s an issue like that one that brought you here. Sadly, the […]

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Apple TV Conflicts with Xbox and Bluray

I love my Apple TV. My kids love our Xbox.  Okay…maybe I do too. But I recently thought that they were all breaking at the same time.  The Apple TV was skipping like a scratched DVD.  The Xbox wouldn’t work.  Even my Blu-ray player wouldn’t play disks.  It was like an entertainment Armageddon. My setup […]

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How Do I Turn Off My Apple TV?

How do you turn off an Apple TV?  Sounds like a problem that you shouldn’t have to Google.  But…I did.  And if you’re reading this, then you probably did too. Since the Apple TV doesn’t have a power button, the solution, though simple, is not as intuitive as you might assume. So, how do you […]

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Organizing iPhone Apps

My Method For Organizing My iPhone Icons

I love my iPhone.  I hate trying to organize the apps. I have tried laying the apps in a frequency-of-use order, which didn’t work for me because it was too subjective.  I then tried to put as many as I could into conceptual folders…which I hated because I was constantly digging through similarly titled folders. […]

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Stop Facebook Birthday Announcements on Mac OSX

The other day I allowed my phone to sync to Facebook and update my contacts.  It’s pretty nice, actually, because now my friends’ profile pics get loaded into my phone automatically.  Sweet. The day after allowing it, however, I began getting really annoying birthday announcements on my Mac.  In the upper right hand corner, these […]

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Solution – OS X Lion Thumbnail Slider Missing or Not Working

In OS X Lion, I was very disappointed to see that they took the thumbnail resize slider out of Finder windows in the default install.  Thankfully, there is a simple solution…to that initial problem. The slider is a part of what OS X refers to as the Status Bar.  To re-enable the status bar, all you need […]

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Enable Double-Tap to Click in Mac OS X Lion

There are actually quite a few things that I find irritating with Mac OS X Lion, but one of the big ones is how they changed the double-tap function of the trackpad.  It no longer defaults to the ability to click and drag items or highlight text.  That functionality was moved to the 3-finger gesture. […]

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How to Reduce the File Size of a PDF on a Mac

Have you ever generated something really amazing on your Mac and couldn’t wait to email it out to your friends, only to realize that the PDF that you just made was ginormous?  I have.  And it took me a while to figure out how to fix that problem.  But, there is a really easy solution, […]

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