Tag: mactips

Video: Clean Up PhotoStream In Finder

Hey, Photostream is an excellent part of iPhoto and your iOS devices. It allows you to quickly sync files between the two devices quickly and easily. The problem with this is that it downloads all of the files on to your Mac. These can then take up more and more space as time goes on. … Continue reading Video: Clean Up PhotoStream In Finder

Disabling The Top Sites Home Page In Safari

Hey, The new version of Safari shows when you open a new tab your “Top Sites” these are usually your most view sites (I hope this is one). This usually means you can access your favourites sites at a click. If you find this annoying you can disable it. The options allows you to change … Continue reading Disabling The Top Sites Home Page In Safari

Video: View Photo Stream Files In A Finder Search

Hey, A couple of days ago I posted about how to clean up photo stream. Your mac likes to store a lot of these files. However, with a quick finder search that you can set up, there is a quick way to view all of these files. Its a great way to view all of … Continue reading Video: View Photo Stream Files In A Finder Search

Add An Eject Disk Menu Bar Option

Hey, If you still use CD’s and DVD’s on your Mac, and have not replaced it with an SSD drive , you may want to eject these disk when you have finished with them. Today’s handy tip is going to show you the location of a menu item that puts a small eject button within … Continue reading Add An Eject Disk Menu Bar Option

Shutdown, Restart And Sleep From Terminal

Hey, Terminal is a powerful piece of software. Today we are going to explore the command line options for shutting down, restarting and sleeping your Mac from the command line. These tools are very useful if you are writing scripts, or just want a different way to shutdown your Mac. All of these tips use … Continue reading Shutdown, Restart And Sleep From Terminal

Video: How To Rebuild The Spotlight Index

Hey, Spotlight is a very good app for finding and searching files. It forms the core of my work flow. Every so often the spotlight index gets a bit confused. It has duplicate results or it doesn’t find the results you want. The problem with this is the index that records every file and folder. … Continue reading Video: How To Rebuild The Spotlight Index

Guest Post: Time Management and Schedules on Mac OS X

Hey, We have a quest post today (ohh exciting) on your time management. The calendar and the reminder tools within Mac OS X are really useful in ensuring you don’t forget anything. I have many reminders at work to make sure I hit deadlines and don’t miss important meetings. With the integration of Mac OS … Continue reading Guest Post: Time Management and Schedules on Mac OS X

How To Play Your iTunes Library On Your iPhone or iPad

Hey, I have an ever growing collection of iTunes music that I would like to play on my iPad as I walk around the house. Rather than syncing the music to the device, I wondered if I could stream the music to the device on the fly. It turns out you can, although it needs … Continue reading How To Play Your iTunes Library On Your iPhone or iPad

Turn Off Auto Complete In Safari

Hey, Safari has a feature built into the app to auto fill certain forms. For example, if you have a search box on a website, it will remember previous searches, giving you those results next time your visit. It also has more advance features such as being able to enter your personal details from your … Continue reading Turn Off Auto Complete In Safari

Video: Hide Files and Folders Within Finder

Hey, Today’s video is how to hide files and folders within Finder. By using the chmod terminal command you can hide any files and folder. This will not delete the file or folder, it will just ensure that it doesn’t show up within Finder. You can hide any document you want and you will not … Continue reading Video: Hide Files and Folders Within Finder