In the early years of OS X, the Mac operating system was sold on a DVD. If a user forgot the administrator password, perhaps the simplest way (of several) would be to use that disc to set a new administrator password and regain control of the Mac. Nowadays, there is no install disc provided with OS X, and so an alternative method is necessary. John Martellaro explores just a few.
BBEdit, by Bare Bones Software, is an excellent text editor.
Anyone who uses it knows that pure text files do not normally have syntax coloring. But for those users who want to use BBEdit to edit HTML files, here's how to trick a .txt file into displaying HTML syntax coloring.
It's not hard to set up some personal and work calendars on your Mac and iPhone. But there's a whole lot more you can do with calendar subscriptions. John Martellaro shows you how to get your calendar in the holiday mood.
Using Siri in iOS 8 gives users lots of choices to maximize their time - as long as you know your options. Nancy Carroll Gravley gives five more tips in this column.
Today's tip comes from Charles Edge, author and long time Mac admin. If you're looking to forsake the drop shadows in screen shots, you can do so with a simple Terminal command. Kelly breaks it all down for you.
Using Spotlight to search for things is handy, you can even search for apps! But did you know you can launch an app straight from the Spotlight window? Kelly Guimont explains how.
Kelly picked up all kinds of screenshot tips at MacTech last week. Today's comes from Greg Neagle who works at Walt Disney Animation Studios. You might have heard of it.
Another useful tip Kelly collected at MacTech Conference comes from Tad Johnson of JAMF Software. He's partial to using inverted colors on his computer sometimes, and explained how to do it with a keystroke.
Kelly went to MacTech Conference last week and got to ask a lot of people about the cool tips and tricks they use in their daily workflow. Today's comes from Nathan Toups, CTO of KEY, and it deals with how to let Dropbox handle your screenshots for even faster sharing.
Spotlight is kinda handy in its regular state. Kelly shows off a couple of nifty ways to make Spotlight work even harder, and faster for you.
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