Back in the day you could tell who the serious Mac users were because they had the skills to customize the icons for their hard drive and other icons. You can do the same in OS X, and it's even easier now. Kelly explains how to swap out icons, and sources for more.
Kelly helped you find ways to clear out your old cables, and your old handheld/mobile gear. Today we're on to the biggest items on the list, previous computers. Choose which option is right for you and your stack of hardware.
Now that we've wrangled all those now unnecessary cables, it's time to chip away at the devices that go with them. If you have some old iPhones or even feature phones tucked away, now's the time to set them free. Kelly explains the digital equivalent of sending them off to a farm in the country.
Continuing the theme I began here last week, allow me to introduce you to another pair of useful but semi-hidden OS X Yosemite features. Feature #1 is recording movies of your Mac or iDevice screen; #2 is putting your written signature onto a PDF document.
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Odds are good if you have been a technology user for any length of time, you have extra cables laying around. What should you do with them? Kelly has a few ideas to help you clean out those drawers.
For Comcast customers who want to continuously monitor their monthly Internet data usage, John Martellaro shows how to do it in basically one click and a log on.
There are some important things to know about Skype that will improve your privacy on a Mac. This means tweaking just a few of Skype's privacy settings. It's easy, and John Martellaro walks you through it with just a few clicks. You'll be glad you did it.
You know that odd row of "stuff" in your Finder windows that doesn't seem very useful? Kelly introduces you to what's there now, and shows you how to bend it to your will.
In the Finder, there are four window views available. Each one has its advantages, Kelly explains the difference and what might be helpful from each one.
In some flavors of Unix, you feel as if you've been cast into an alternate universe when you open a terminal window and work on the command line. But with OS X and its Darwin core, there's often an elegant integration between the two. In this how-to John Martellaro shows how to launch an OS X GUI app from the command line.
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