Back when I worked exclusively on a Windows machine, I loved using Screenpresso for the ease with which it allowed me to do screenshots and screencasts (if you’re still stuck on Windows, go buy it, it’s worth it). But now that I’m on a Mac, what to do? So to start with just press SHIFT–CMD–4 […]
On occasion you’ll want to change the size of a Virtual Machines hard disk drive. I’m using VMware Fusion, and to do this, you enter the Settings of that VM and under the Hard Disk option you’ll be able to change the drive size. Note that you can’t make changes if the VM has snapshots […]
I use Google Chrome as my primary browser on the MacBook. Although I only restart the machine every few weeks I like it to re-open the same tabs that were open last. To do this, in Google Chrome type chrome://settings/ into the address bar and press enter. This loads the Settings page. Then check the Continue where […]
I’m using VMware Fusion on my MacBook. At times I have either files on the local host (the MacBook) that I want to edit or installers that I want to run on the guest (the virtual machine). With your virtual machine running, click on the Settings icon, select Sharing | Shared Folders ON | tick […]
Brett Terpstra has a two articles worth read. In a nutshell, your CAPS Lock key is useless and it shouldn’t be, so you can remap it to be more useful. You can make it a Hyper modifier key. A useful Caps Lock key A guided tour of my Hyper key shortcuts Share and enjoy.
To close an app on iOS, simply switching to another app does not close it. It is still running and consuming RAM. This Apple KB explains how to close it properly on iOS7. On iOS6, use this method.
I first heard the quote “only the paranoid survive” about 1999 or 2000. But it’s only recently I’ve heard the full quote. Which is: Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive. For more Quotes from Andy Grove visit this quote page. This thinking applies to so many things, but one I often […]
I do use the Apple Mac builtin firewall, I’ve started with the default settings and only changed what I need when I need.
Do you use the Apple Mac FireVault? I’m not. At least, not yet. Given the warning it gives prior to turning it on I’ve not yet turned it on. Should I? or should I not? This is the warning that appears: WARNING: You will need your login password or a recovery key to access your […]
I’m a big fan (BIG) of Evernote. I started out using the free service but couple of years ago upgraded to the paid service. How and why do I use it? Evernote for me is basically my online and offline, on every device I own, digital filing cabinet. Anything I want to come back to […]
I know two people who have just bought themselves new Apple Mac computers, one a behemoth desktop, the other a 15″ MacBook Pro. Both have been immersed in “Windows World” and are essentially new to the Mac OS (one did have a Mac years ago). So, where to start? Here are my initial tips: Be […]
On Mac OSX (Mavericks) you can find your ‘iCloud’ documents in the relevant application folder like this: /Users/USERNAME/Library/Mobile Documents/CODE_AND_APP_NAME/Documents/ Each application keeps its own documents in a sandboxed folder. You can make an alias for a file and then move that to an appropriate folder, for example, I’m using Byword on the Mac, iPad and […]
Dave Winer on the ‘pulse of Apple’ . Makes sense. Makes me think “what is the pulse of company I work for?”.
Thought provoking: ..however superior Apple’s design is, it’s their business and operations strength — the Cook side of the equation — that is furthest ahead of their competition, and the more sustainable advantage. via Daring Fireball: The New Apple Advantage.