Archive for 'OS X'

YouTube Playback Problems Fix

If you are having problems with the new Youtube interface and you are finding stuttering and random freezes when attempting to play videos you may want to check if you have opted in to the HTML5 trial. You can check your settings by going to http://www.youtube.com/html5. If you have opted in to the HTML5 trial, I suggest turning it off, and hopefully that will stop the problem. It certainly worked for me, and has fixed the problem for a number of ...

Continue Reading →

Enable ‘Find my iPhone’ to help you find lost / stolen devices

Find My iPhone

This week I used the ‘Find my iPhone’ iCloud /iOS service to locate and recover my iPad from a busy shopping centre in Bristol. I guess I should briefly explain why I needed to use the ‘Find my iPhone’ service. I had dropped my Kids off to school, I needed to visit a store at Cabot’s circus, a shopping centre in the centre of Bristol, close to my kid’s ...

Continue Reading →

Alfred – App Launcher and More [Review]

Alfred Logo

Alfred – Running with Crayons Ltd is a keyboard-driven productivity application, helping you launch apps and search your local computer as well as the web with great speed. One reason Alfred is a great App, is that it learns what you are searching for and next time you use the same search term it will promote it to the top of the results.

Alfred has won a number of awards, ...

Continue Reading →

Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Lion Mail

Mail icon

In the new version of Mail in OS 10.7 Lion, Apple has introduced a new Favourites Bar. This enables us to drag our favourite folders to the Favourites Bar, and use predefined keyboard shortcuts to quickly process our email.

In a recent article, I suggested that it might help your email productivity to reduce the number of folders that you use to store your messages. ...

Continue Reading →

Time Machine Backup – Why you need it & how it works

Time Machine icon

Think about what information is on your hard disk, in particular think about the most important information on your hard disk. In my case it’s pretty easy – I have over 10 years of digital photo’s stored on my hard disk. These are irreplaceable photo’s of my two daughters growing up. One daughter has photos from when she was first-born all the way through to her current age. I ...

Continue Reading →

Merging PDF’s to create a single file using Preview

Preview Icon

 

Mac OS X allows you to create PDF files easily from any Mac Application that allows you to print. However you might not be aware that you can also merge PDF documents into one file using the Preview utility.

The PDF file format is an open standard for document exchange (PDF stands for Portable Document Format). The file format was created by Adobe Systems in 1993. It’s often used for ...

Continue Reading →

iA Writer – Minimalist, distraction free writing [Review]

 

iA Writer icon

For me, one aspect of being more productive, is to avoid distractions. Word Processing packages are great, if you need all those advanced features, but I have found a simple text editor is a great way to focus on what you are writing, without having to worry about the layout. I wanted something that allowed me to concentrate on writing, rather than get distracted by fiddling with font ...

Continue Reading →

1Password Review

One Password Icon

Why do you need 1Password?

In today’s online world, people have many sites that they register online accounts with, banks, web forums, product support, online shopping sites, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  As you add more sites it becomes more difficult to remember different user accounts and passwords so many people end up reusing the same user name and passwords. They often choose easy to remember passwords, ...

Continue Reading →

Searching in Mac Mail OS X 10.7 Lion

Mail icon

In a previous article I talked about the productivity benefits that come from slimming down the number of Mail folders you use to store your mail messages. These days searching is so much quicker than trying to remember in which folder you saved a particular message. The new Mac Mail client in Lion OS X 10.7 has some useful new search functionality ...

Continue Reading →

Dropbox – Must have Mac App

Dropbox Logo

Dropbox is the magic sauce that can synchronise your files between your Macs, iOS Devices, Windows Machines and other smartphones. It also allows you to ;

  • Share files and folders with other users
  • Backup your documents
  • Get back to an earlier version of your file
  • Gives web access to your files when you are away from your Mac or PC
  • Provides a robust syncing solution to 3rd Party applications as well.

In ...

Continue Reading →
Page 2 of 3 123
%d bloggers like this: