Desktop Tips

Desktop Tips

There are several ways to give your desktop—the background area of your screen—a custom look. Change your desktop picture In Desktop & Screen Saver preferences, you can change the picture that’s displayed on your desktop. Your Mac comes with dozens of desktop pictures to choose from, but you can also use your own pictures, or(…)

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OS X Yosemite Quick Tips

OS X Yosemite Quick Tips

PDF signature No need for a paper and pen. You can now sign PDF forms using your Mac’s trackpad. Simply click the Sign button in Preview’s annotation toolbar and trace your signature on the pad with your finger. Spotlight Activating Spotlight with Command-Space now brings up a search box in the centre of your desktop.(…)

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OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite

View in Mac App Store Free Category: Utilities Released: 16 October 2014 Version: 10.10 Size: 5.16 GB Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese Developer: iTunes S.a.r.l. © 2014 Apple Inc. Compatibility: OS X 10.6.8 or later(…)

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Switching Windows to Mac

Switching Windows to Mac

Installing applications For most applications on OS X there’s no installation process like on Windows. When you want to install an application on Windows, you have to run an installer that will install it for you. On OS X you can download an application from the Mac App Store or download a .dmg file from Internet and(…)

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Mini DisplayPort FAQ

Mini DisplayPort FAQ

1. What is a Mini DisplayPort? A Mini DisplayPort delivers a pure digital connection to external displays. It gives you plug-and-play performance with the Apple LED Cinema Display and works with single-link DVI, dual-link DVI, and VGA displays with the appropriate adapters. 2. Does my computer have a Mini DisplayPort? The Mini DisplayPort looks like(…)

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Thunderbolt FAQ

Thunderbolt FAQ

1. What is Thunderbolt?  Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices through a single, compact port. It sets new standards for speed, flexibility, and simplicity. Thunderbolt I/O technology gives you two channels on the same connector each with 10 Gbps of throughput in both directions. That makes Thunderbolt(…)

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Multiple Displays

Multiple Displays

With an external display connected to your Mac, you can work the way you want. Each display has its own menu bar, and apps can run in full screen mode on each display. Want to use your HDTV as another display? You can easily do that with AirPlay and an Apple TV. Each display connected(…)

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Touch ID

Touch ID

Touch ID is a seamless way to use your fingerprint as a passcode. With just a touch of the Home button of the iPhone 5s, the Touch ID sensor quickly reads your fingerprint and automatically unlocks your phone. You can even use it to authorize purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store.(…)

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Personal Hotspot

Personal Hotspot

Personal Hotspot lets you connect your computers and devices to the Internet using the cellular data connection on your device. To use this feature, enable Personal Hotspot on your cellular data plan. Contact your carrier for information and pricing. Sharing your cellular data connection Use the following steps to set up Personal Hotspot: Tap Settings > Cellular:(…)

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Wireless Diagnostics

Wireless Diagnostics

Wireless Diagnostics can help you resolve wireless connectivity issues by analyzing the Wi-Fi network your Mac is connected to and providing solutions. Wireless Diagnostics is included with OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 and later. If you can connect to your Wi-Fi router, but are having issues with webpages loading, sending or receiving email, music or(…)

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Connecting to Wi-Fi

Connecting to Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that allows you to wirelessly connect to a local-area network. A Wi-Fi connection will allow you to browse the Internet, connect to the App Store and iTunes Store, and use many other features of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. There are multiple ways one can configure a Wi-Fi network; here(…)

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Terminal Tips

Terminal Tips

The first thing to know about the Terminal is how to launch it, which you do by 
going to\Applications\Utilities\Terminal. Also, you’re no longer in graphical user-interface land: Most of what you’ll do in the Terminal is enter specific text strings, then press Return to execute them. When you see generic references like name-of-file or path-to-file(…)

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Siri

Siri

The first thing you will notice when you tap and hold the Home button to launch Siri is the all new user interface. In iOS 7, Siri’s UI takes over the entire screen rather than sliding up from the bottom of the screen and just occupying just a portion of the screen. It displays “What(…)

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Multitasking

Multitasking

When you double press the Home button to access the multitasking tray/app switcher, you will be greeted with an all-new card-based interface quite similar to the tab switching interface in mobile Safari. It displays the preview of the app you are running along with the logo of the app. It’s a good decision to go(…)

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Notification Center

Notification Center

The grey linen background of the Notification Center has been replaced by a translucent/blurred background. It has a dark tint compared to the Control Center, with light smudges based on the color of the app icons or what’s underneath. Like the camera slider, Notification Center obeys the laws of gravity, if you slam it down, it’ll(…)

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Home Screen

Home Screen

One of the first things you will notice when you unlock your iOS device to get to the Home screen is the new animation. First you see two app icons fly to the home screen, followed by the rest of the icons. The other thing you will notice immediately is the redesigned icons of the stock iOS(…)

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Control Center

Control Center

Control Center gives you quick access to the controls and apps you always seem to need right this second. Just swipe up from any screen — including the Lock screen — to do things like switch to Airplane mode, turn Wi-Fi on or off, or adjust the brightness of your display. You can even shine(…)

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Lock Screen

Lock Screen

In iOS 7, the lock screen sports a minimalistic user interface, gone is the iconic slide to unlock slider button. Instead you’re greeted with just the “slide to unlock” text with a subtle animation that highlights the text that hints at the direction in which you need to slide to unlock the lock screen. You(…)

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Game Center

Start using Game Center The first time you open Game Center, sign in with your Apple ID and password and set up your profile. Go to Settings > Game Center to: Sign in and out (tap your Apple ID) Edit your Game Center profile (tap your nickname) Allow invites and let nearby players find you Get friend recommendations from Contacts(…)

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Change Background

Change Background

How to change your background: 1. Click the System Preferences icon in the Dock. (or Apple menu and System Preferences) 2. Click Desktop & Screen Saver, (and select Desktop). 3. To select the kind of desktop image you want to use, you can use an image that come with your Mac or use your own picture. 4. To use your own(…)

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Shuffle Wallpapers

Shuffle Wallpapers

Mac OS X offers a great solution for this, as it has the option to automatically shuffle wallpapers in the set period of time. Simply follow these instructions: 1.)   Click on Apple menu (Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen). 2.)   Select “System Preferences”. 3.)   Choose “Desktop & Screen Saver”. 4.)   Check the “Change picture” option and select(…)

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Boost Your iPhone’s Signal

Boost Your iPhone’s Signal

Most of us have unfortunately at one time or another experienced poor mobile reception on the iPhone – inevitably just when you need it most. But why can your iPhone’s signal be weak in the first place? Besides the very well publicised “Antennaegate” débacle there are many reasons, but it’s commonly due to factors outside of(…)

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File Sharing

File Sharing

File Sharing allows your Mac to share files and folders with other Macs and PCs on your network. Notes Your file sharing settings may be overridden by your network router’s firewall, the firewalls on other computers, or the firewall in Mac OS X v10.5 or later. Before you begin, you might want to create all the user and(…)

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AirDrop

AirDrop

AirDrop provides a quick way to share files wirelessly between two Macs, without having to connect to an existing network. Using AirDrop AirDrop is available from the Finder, the Share menu, and in Open and Save windows. When you choose AirDrop, OS X looks for any nearby computers that have also selected AirDrop. Use one of(…)

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AirPort Express

AirPort Express

This tip explains how to stream music from iTunes on your Mac or PC, or from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (iOS 5.1 or later) to your stereo or speakers using AirPort Express as a standalone Wi-Fi base station or as one of several Wi-Fi base stations. Note: If you would also like to(…)

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