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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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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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Outlook for Mac Autocorrect Bug Fix – Outlook 2011 in OSX Mountain Lion

[sc:share] Outlook for Mac Autocorrect Bug Fix – I use Outlook for Mac 2011 where I work, and I recently upgraded my machine to OSX Mountain Lion.  I hadn’t noticed any problems until today when I tried to type a contraction that started with the letter I…it couldn’t be done.  I would type “I’m” or “I’ll”, […]

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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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Fix Your Problem Connecting to SMB

Update: No issues after the Mavericks upgrade In my recent post about Mac OS X Lion, I spoke a little bit about my SMB connection problem when connecting to a Windows File Server.  Well, it’s a happy day, because my IT guy has found a solution to the problem!  So, I hope this post helps […]

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How To Install the App Store for Mac

Okay all you mac-users…the day that you’ve been waiting for is finally here: the App Store is now available for the Mac. Anyone who has used the App Store on an iPad, iPhone, or iPad can attest to the power of the App Store: never before have so many developers had such a playing field […]

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