How (and Why) to Zoom on the Mac

10:30 AM, Aug. 31st, 2013 · · Snow Leopard

Zoom a zoom, zoom-ah-zoom!

Apple is a leader in Accessibility support on Macs and iOS devices. However, you don’t have to be a person with disabilities to take advantage of the many Accessibility features available to you. Sandro Cuccia shows you how to configure and use one such feature on the Mac: Zoom.

How to Fix Spotlight Indexing in OS X

5:49 PM, Jul. 5th, 2013 · · Snow Leopard

A man aiming a spot light.

For the most part, Spotlight on our Macs is fast, and its accurate. It almost always "just works." In this article, Sandro Cuccia discusses how and what Spotlight indexes, and how you can apply a fix the rare times that Spotlight fails.

Apple Releases Security Updates for Snow Leopard & Lion

5:34 PM, Jun. 4th, 2013 · · Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard & Lion

Apple released security updates for Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) and Lion (OS X 10.7) on Tuesday, for both the client and server versions of the OSes. The patch notes have no specifics, so we don't yet know what was fixed in the updates.

Terminal: Using “lsof” When Files Won’t Delete

6:22 AM, May. 24th, 2013 · · Snow Leopard

Got a file that's preventing you from emptying your Trash? Got a disk image that won't eject? Then we've got a Terminal trick you'll like. This command will show you what programs are accessing a file or volume, so you can quickly figure out what to quit to get on with your life. 

Apple Updates Fuji-Xerox Printing & Scanning Drivers

5:59 PM, May. 23rd, 2013 · · Snow Leopard

Fuji-Xerox

Apple released Fuji-Xerox Printer Drivers v2.4 for OS X on Thursday. The patch notes don't specify what's new, saying simply, "This download includes the latest Fuji-Xerox printing and scanning software for OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard."

How to Assign Custom Icons to Desktop Files & Folders in OS X

10:30 AM, May. 18th, 2013 · · Snow Leopard

Cookie Monster cartoon character.

OS X looks great, but sometimes you need to give your Mac a little personality, or maybe you just need some quick visual cues for your folders files. Sandro Cuccia shows you how to engage in a fun, but Apple-sanctioned method for customizing your Mac desktop icons.

How to Have Preview Sign Your PDFs in OS X

10:30 AM, May. 11th, 2013 · · Snow Leopard

A woman's hand stamping her signature onto paper with a traditional rubber stamp.

Sandro Cuccia revisits Preview in OS X. He shows you how to have the latest Mountain Lion version of this versatile app easily scan and store one or more signatures for later insertion into any PDF document.

OS X: Hiding Items with the Terminal

9:40 AM, Apr. 15th, 2013 · · Snow Leopard

Got something to hide? Sure you do. Wanna know how to disguise that fact from anyone who may use your Mac? You can do so easily, so you'll never have to answer pesky questions about what you've hidden and why. And we here at TMO would never judge you for needing to hide files. They're Christmas present ideas, right?