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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Browsers

Browsers

Cross Platform Several of the bigger names in the browser world have spent time focusing on delivering their product to multiple operating systems. This helps them lead the way — in fact, many of the browsers available are built on the underlying technology of one of the big names like Mozilla or Webkit. Windows, Mac(…)

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OS X Yosemite Wallpaper

OS X Yosemite Wallpaper

OS X Yosemite Wallpaper is the gorgeous new background image for Apple’s OS X 10.10 Yosemite.  This wallpaper is available for all screen resolutions with a source file that measures 5,418 × 3,048 pixels in dimension. 3.4 MB  

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EasyFind

EasyFind

View in Mac App Store Free Category: Utilities Updated: 16 May 2012 Version: 4.9 Size: 1.8 MB Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese Developer: DEVONtechnologies, LLC © 2001-2010 DEVONtechnologies, LLC Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later Description Think Mac OS X’s Spotlight could use some help, especially when searching for text files? Download EasyFind, an alternative to (or supplement of) Spotlight and(…)

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Alfred

Alfred

View in Mac App Store Free Category: Productivity Updated: 01 May 2012 Version: 1.2 Size: 1.9 MB Language: English Developer: Running with Crayons Ltd © 2012 Running with Crayons Ltd Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later Description Alfred is a keyboard-driven productivity application, helping you launch apps and search your local computer as well as the web with great speed. * Winner(…)

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Opera

Opera

View in Mac App Store Free Category: Productivity Updated: 12 April 2013 Version: 12.15 Size: 18.4 MB Languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian Developer: Opera Software ASA © Opera Software ASA You must be at least 17 years old(…)

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Icons of OS X Yosemite

Icons of OS X Yosemite

Apple is giving its desktop operating system a complete visual overhaul with OS X Yosemite. From widespread use of transparency, to new typography, to cleaner and flatter app design, OS X Yosemite will clearly stand out when it launches this fall. As a preview of what’s to come, here’s a side-by-side comparison of the new application(…)

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Customizing the Mac OS X Dock

Customizing the Mac OS X Dock

Here are some handy Terminal tricks for making the Dock your own. Terminal All of these customization options rely on Terminal commands. Terminal is an application included in OS X that allows the user to, among other things, access and modify low-level settings in the operating system. Terminal can be found in Applications > Utilities. You(…)

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Security Tips

Security Tips

1. Gatekeeper Gatekeeper’s control resides under Preferences/Security & Privacy and it’s main function is to allow the user to control which apps can be run without further escalation and or attention. For example it is by default to ‘Mac App Store and identified developers’ so if you download an application that doesn’t meet this criteria(…)

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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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OS X Recovery

OS X Recovery

OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks include OS X Recovery. This feature includes all of the tools you need to reinstall OS X, repair your disk, and even restore from a Time Machine backup without the need for optical discs. Recovery System OS X Recovery includes a built in set of utilities as part of(…)

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Finding your OS

Finding your OS

To get the latest enhancements and security updates, you should use the latest version of OS X. You can install updates you can install updates from the Mac App Store, from Software Update, or from the Apple Support website. To find build numbers for the version of OS X that came with your computer, refer to OS X versions (builds)(…)

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SEOSpyder

SEOSpyder

View in Mac App Store Free Category: Business Updated: Dec 13, 2013 Version: 1.1 Size: 1.8 MB Language: English Seller: Peter Nikolow © 2014 Mobilio Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor Description Check out how different user agents and search engine bots see your site with SEOSpyder! No more 404s, no more multiple H1 tags per page, no more images without(…)

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MenuSearch

MenuSearch

View in Mac App Store Free Category: Utilities Updated: May 19, 2011 Version: 1.4 Size: 0.2 MB Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish Seller: Sparkfield Software PTY LTD © 2011 Sparkfield Software Compatibility: OS X 10.5 or later Description MenuSearch is a Mac OS X application that runs in the menubar and offers a quick and easy way(…)

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Yellow Pages

Yellow Pages

View in Mac App Store Free Category: Business Updated: Nov 02, 2012 Version: 2.0.2 Size: 1.3 MB Language: English Seller: Avantar LLC © Avantar, LLC 2012 www.Avantar.us Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later Description Find what you want with ease. This is the one and only YellowPages, leader in local mobile search™. You know it’s all about data, and we are the(…)

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iTunes Downloads

iTunes 11.1.4 for Windows (64-bit) This version of iTunes resolves an issue where the equalizer may not work as expected and improves performance when switching views in large iTunes libraries. Jan 22, 2014 Download   iTunes 11.1.4 This version of iTunes adds the ability to see your Wish List while viewing your iTunes library, improves(…)

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Desktop Downloads

Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.0 This update is recommended for all Mac Pro (Late 2013) models. Dec 19, 2013 Download iMac 10.8.5 Supplemental Update 1.0 The iMac OS X v10.8.5 Supplemental Update 1.0 is recommended for iMacs (Late 2013) using NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics and running OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5. Oct 24,(…)

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Notebook Downloads

MacBook Pro Retina EFI Update v1.3 This update is recommended for MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, late 2013) models. Nov 7, 2013 Download MacBook Pro Retina EFI Update v1.2 This update is recommended for MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, late 2013) models with NVIDIA graphics. Nov 7, 2013 Download MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) Software Update(…)

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OS X Downloads

Epson Printer Drivers v2.16 for OS X This update installs the latest software for your EPSON printer or scanner. Jan 23, 2014 Download VPN Update for Mavericks Server This update fixes an issue that could prevent L2TP VPN connections from working with OS X Server. Dec 19, 2013 Download OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 Update for(…)

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Widget Manager

Widget Manager

Take control of your Dashboard Widgets. Widget Manager is the original, free preference pane that lets you manage Widgets in Mac OS X. With Widget Manager you can inspect, remove and disable any Dashboard Widget, including the default Apple Widgets. Widget Manager also shows you all the information you can’t easily get through Dashboard, such(…)

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Xcode Template

Xcode Template

Want to start developing Dashboard widgets now? Get started quickly and easily with the Dashboard Widget Xcode Template. To install the template, create a new folder called “Dashboard” in the /Library/Application Support/Apple/Developer Tools/Project Templates/ folder and drop the “Dashboard Widget” template there.The template includes all the basic components for new widgets (except a Default.png file)(…)

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WidgetRunner

WidgetRunner

WidgetRunner lets you run Dashboard widgets on your desktop, rather than having to separately enter the Dashboard to view and manipulate them. Though there is an undocumented hack that allows you to run Widgets on the desktop, they always float above all other windows, which can be annoying. WidgetRunner allows you to specify whether each widget(…)

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Dashboard Kickstart

Dashboard Kickstart

Dashboard KickStart is not a widget, it’s a System Preference. With Dashboard KickStart, you’ll always have the Dashboard ready to use the first time you want. Without it you’ll have to wait for a complete Dashboard start-up sequence as soon as you are ready to use it for a first time, making its quick accessibility(…)

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Dashboard Development

Dashboard Development

The main face of your widget is the front side (your widget displays preferences on its back). This is the side users recognize and interact with the most.Follow these guidelines as you design your widget’s front side: The design of your widget should focus on immediately conveying its primary purpose. Make effective use of space.(…)

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Dashboard Environment

Dashboard Environment

Dashboard widgets provide an easy way for people to access important information and perform simple tasks without disturbing their work on the desktop. The Dashboard application, available in OS X v10.4 and later, provides the environment widgets run in and allows users to manage their widgets. This article introduces the Dashboard environment and explains how(…)

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