OS haX: Undocumented, inaccessible, and incredibly useful

As enjoyable as Apple’s software is to use, they like to make us work.  Hidden below the surface of most Apple software are hundreds of undocumented little “switches” which can be turned on to enable new sooper-seekrit features.  By the same token, these switches can be disabled to remove […]

What I’m into: lately

It’s not as if you asked, but here are my latest delicious links, from June 8th 7:24pm thru June 8th 9:13pm:

8thday

spare the: “the utmost man is but the mirror of the LORD” -The visual poetry of Donald […]

Gmail Labs: Undo Send! TGFU (thank goodness for undo)

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The people behind Gmail are constantly working to add features to their already kick-ass email client web application.  Google Labs is sort of like a toy chest for Gmail, containing dozens of major and minor plug ins for the Gmail client.  Some of these […]

Added security for your desktop

Do you deal in sensitive information?  Private?  Paranoid?  Cautious?  Then this tip is for you!

In this tutorial i will demonstrate a quick and easy way to help protect any sensitive data from prying eyes or passersby.

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padlock menubar

Allow me to draw your attention to the padlock […]

Screencast: Learn about QuickLook

QuickLook is a spiffy new feature of OS X 10.5 “Leopard”.  In the following screencast i’ll show you how you can use QuickLook to work more quickly and easily on documents and email.

Click here to view the screencast.

Merging PDFs using software you already have!

Maybe some day you are working on some documents and you realize that it’d be soooo much easier if you could just combine several of your docs into one nice big doc.  Naturally, you are concerned with accessibility so you’ve chosen PDF as your file […]

How to print double-sided

Weird that you can’t just have the printer do this by default.  But if you’ve ever wondered how to print something out double-sided then wonder no longer.  Let me show you the way…

First you’ll want to have open a document that you hope to print.  A MS Word  file, spreadsheet, email, website, anything really.When you […]

How to change your password

If you ever find call to change your existing login password—and you might—here’s how you can do it:

Go to your System Preferences, either from your dock, or through the Apple menu.  Click on Accounts, see?…

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In the Accounts preferences you can now change your password.  The window looks different depending on which version […]

[SPAM] Even MORE junk filtering!

junkmail1One added suggestion for improved spam filtering on your inbox. Remember in the previous tutorial where i had you go into your Mail Preferences and edit that junk mail rule? We are going to do something similar to that.

There is a spam filter on the mail server […]

PDF: one document format to unite us all

PDF IconWe live in an age of vibrant techno-diversity. We have computing platforms galore from Windows and Mac, to the countless variations of Linux. We have MS Office, and OpenOffice.org, and NeoOffice, and StarOffice, JOffice, Simdesk, and way more to choose from for our word processing and spreadsheeting needs. […]

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