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How to Print from the Mac Reminders App

Apple’s new Reminder’s App in Mountain Lion and Mavericks (and iOS 6/7) is a great way to store reminders. However if you need to share your reminders with someone who does not have a Mac with Reminders, or an iOS device you are stuck, as Apple does not provide any way to make a hard copy of a reminders list in the App. In this article I will show you a quick and simple workaround to make a hard copy of your ...

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New Email with Attachments in Mountain Lion

In this article I will show you how to create a keyboard shortcut that will enable you to automate the process of creating a new email with the selected file(s) as an attachment. In the prior version of OS X (10.7) Lion there was a useful service that performed this function. Unfortunately Apple removed this in OS X (10.8) Mountain Lion. I will show you how you can recreate it using Automator.

Automator is an application that ships with OS X that enables ...

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Clever things with Mountain Lion Proxy Icons

In Mountain Lion the Proxy Icon (the tiny icon that appears in the title bar of most windows) has gained some new polish for applications that support Auto Save. You can use Proxy Icons to rename, move, duplicate and revert to a previous version of your document. Proxy Icons can also be used to copy and move Folders as well as creating shortcuts for emails on your desktop.

Apple’s iWork applications (Pages, Numbers and Keynote), as well as certain 3rd Party ...

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac OS X Open & Save Dialog

File Save Dialog

 

Rather than use the mouse to browse to a location to open or save a particular file, try to learn these handy keyboard shortcuts instead to save time and make you more productive when opening or saving a file.

Spacebar – View the selected item in Quick Look

+D – changes focus to your Desktop

+Shift+A – Changes focus to your Applications directory

+Shift+H – changes focus to your Home directory

+Shift+N – Creates a ...

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CheatSheet helps you learn Keyboard Shortcuts (Review)

CheatSheet Icon

Keyboard shortcuts are the easiest way to do things faster, but with the wide variety of software we all use it’s hard to remember all the different shortcuts. CheatSheet – Stefan Fuerst is great free utility that shows you the available shortcuts of the active application after holding the ⌘ (Command Key) for a few seconds.

Keyboard Shortcuts can greatly increase your productivity in frequently used Applications for commands that ...

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Mountain Lion Dictation Ideas

With the latest release of Mac OS X, 10.8 Mountain Lion you can now dictate short pieces of text. Anywhere you can enter text on your Mac, you can now dictate it. In this article I will show you how to enable dictation in Mountain Lion and show some ways in which I think it can be useful and hopefully enable you to be more productive.

Enable Dictation

By default Dictation is turned off, so you first have to enable it. You ...

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1Password Keyboard Shortcuts and Bookmarks

1Password from Agilebits is a password, form-filling and identity manager that fully integrates with your browser.

In the video above I take a look at :

1. Why you might need a password manager like 1Password.

2. A quick overview of the key features of 1Password and how the Password Manager works in 1Password.

3. How to use the 1Password Keyboard shortcuts and Safari Bookmarks.

The key 1Password Keyboard shortcuts are;

Fill Login

⌘\  {Command + Backslash}

Automatically logs you in to the website that ...

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Switching to the Mac from Windows

Congratulations if you have bought, or about to buy your first Mac. This article sets out some great resources to make the transition from Windows to Mac as easy and seamless as possible. It will generally take most people about a week to get used to the Mac Operating System (OS). At the time of writing this article the present release of the Mac OS is 10.8 Mountain Lion.

Step 1 – Prepare for the arrival of your new Mac.

Decide what you ...

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Mountain Lion – Change default file save location from iCloud to Local

Overview

The purpose of this article is to explain how to change the default file save location in iCloud supported Apps from iCloud to local folders in Mountain Lion.

One of Mountain Lion’s new features is the ability to save files from supported applications to Apple’s iCloud servers,  and then synced to other Macs and iOS devices that use the same iCloud ID. At the moment only a few applications support iCloud document synchronisation, but these will grow as more 3rd Party developers ...

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